View Full Version : Where I grew up..
10-21-07, 06:56 AM
Heres some pics, they arent the best of quality ;)
Right next to the house I grew up in...Ive just moved away
Right up the road from my old house
i didnt take this one but it was off a local kinda site that says you can use their photos to promote the area.
This is like a quick drive from my old house
10-21-07, 06:59 AM
very nice MB! I'll get there one day :-)
and I'll pop into the supermarket while you are working and surprise you
10-21-07, 07:00 AM
haha yep, by that time il be manager lol just kidding
10-21-07, 07:04 AM
lol..you probably will with your go-get-em attitude :-)
10-21-07, 07:09 AM
sorry i didnt take this one either but its right up the road from me too
the sand dunes
the marae (meeting place)
maori whanau (family - extended)
10-21-07, 07:13 AM
PS..what's the best time of year to visit weather wise? I don't mind the cold, but not windy and rainy so you can't see much??
10-21-07, 07:17 AM
summers good but can get hot. april may is a good time. anytimes a good time just not really right in july august its cold and wet then.
10-21-07, 07:21 AM
bone carving with paua
It's beautiful maori_boy, all of it. Your home is wonderful.... I envy you, all I can show you is pictures of pavement and buildings....
10-21-07, 07:36 AM
yeah it is quite pretty ay.
nah im sure u got some real nice scenery where u live ay
10-21-07, 07:42 AM
ive moved to Whangarei which is huge.
its weird coming from a little town with hardly anyone to this...
but theres still lots of beaches
this is a maori activist and his tamariki (kid)
his name is tame iti
10-21-07, 07:58 AM
i live at the top of the north island but apparantly the south island is really beautiful. i havent been there before but have seen pictures.
also the east coast (ngati porou country) is real beautiful. ive been there once
10-21-07, 08:05 AM
Aotearoa New Zealand
10-21-07, 09:10 AM
I'm glad you put these up here..for everyone to see..
They are truly breath taking...
10-21-07, 09:14 AM
thanks justhope yeah it is. ur pics are awesome too! way awesome!!
this is pretty ka pai (awesome)
10-21-07, 10:19 AM
lake rotoiti in the south island, i didnt take it tho, from a whanau album
tongariro national park
I didnt take alot of these pics but they are on NZ sites which are promoting our country and for people to copy and paste.
10-21-07, 10:19 AM
New Zealand HAS to be the most diverse and beutiful place on this earth.
I really enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as most of them were filmed there. :-)
Lucky you Maori boy!
10-21-07, 10:23 AM
haha thanks yeah its awesome
this here is our tallest mountain
By the way Mt Ruapehu, which was in the photo with the crater erupted like a week ago.
10-21-07, 10:25 AM
Thanks for sharing. They are all beautiful especially Tongariro national park it is stunning!
10-21-07, 10:33 AM
yeah cheers bro
heres my final pic for now, i think ive gone photo crazy...haha
this is mt cook/Aoraki (it goes by both names) again and it shows the share size of the mountain, you cant see it all in the pic, it gets bigger...
10-22-07, 03:05 AM
New Zealand is really pretty. July and August are your cold months?
Wow they are out hottest ones.
10-22-07, 06:05 AM
yeah northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere have opposite seasons.
we have a summer christmas.
10-22-07, 07:33 AM
ok ok ok....stop posting those PICTURES!!!! I WANNA GO TO NZ..
stop it!!! NOW!! LOL
may is my holiday time..so that's lucky you said MAY!!!
10-22-07, 07:38 AM
come in many then haha.
rugby season might have just started then too. more fun for you :)
10-22-07, 07:53 AM
LOL...OH SHUT UP!!! go away..stop it..be quiet..(kidding)
my old neighbours (maori's too) cracked me up during rugby season!!! I'd sit out the front of my place and LISTEN to the screaming from their loungeroom...LOL..it was hilarious..then I met them..and it was even better..LOL...Hunah..who got Pi**ed cos I kept calling her Hannah!!! LOL..great fun..
she's still there..but I moved on...sigh..
10-22-07, 07:57 AM
Neeee, you shutup ow, your just so annoying...NOT ur just too cool for darn school.
yeah go the maoris lol. we are crazy about rugby, most kiwis are but we take that intensity up about 5 notches. STUPID BLUDY REF! U 4GET TO USE UR EYES OR SUMTHING! GOSH!!
haha i can imagine Hana (i think thats the spelling) pretending to be realy pi**ed off at u haha.
10-22-07, 08:09 AM
LOL..she's adorable :-)
and the NOISE on rugby days..brightened up our boring street for sure :-)
10-22-07, 01:07 PM
Thanks for sharing the pics. NZ is really beautiful.
I have a friend who goes there when it's winter here, and takes the most beautiful photos. Makes me want to see it for real!
10-22-07, 07:26 PM
my wife wants to go there someday. I will have to share these with her. they are lovely. thank you
10-22-07, 08:24 PM
if u do make it to NZ, make sure you also go up to Northland - Bay of Islands etc, its often missed, people tend to land in auckland and head straight down. Theres good stuff up here 2 ay.
10-24-07, 11:11 PM
some maori things
the hongi kiss
10-24-07, 11:19 PM
women doing the poi dance
click this to see the poi in action
10-25-07, 10:44 AM
the kiss gets my vote!! very cool pic MB :-) I wish I took it..LOL
10-25-07, 03:29 PM
thanks, well i didnt actually take it. does that make me a fraud? lol
i just want to show parts of my culture.
10-25-07, 03:48 PM
10-25-07, 05:44 PM
No it doesn't make you a fraud....but if you have a camera....do take some........and the hongi kiss looks very similiar to the eskimo kisses my mom used to give us....
she would do a series of them....butterfly kisses with her eyelashes...then Eskimo kisses running your noses ...then the mom kiss which was usually "rasberries" or zerberts some call it, on our tummies or necks...giggling and squirming until we almost tinkled ourselves...I do it with my kids now....great memories....thanks for sharing the pics Hemi....
Now I know where to go in Winter, who needs Florida...NZ here I come...
10-26-07, 03:44 AM
wow cool i didnt know the eskimo did the same type of kiss. Thats interesting ay. yuss! come to NZ.
10-26-07, 04:57 AM
10-26-07, 06:26 AM
works goin great ay. u read about it in my job thread ay?
10-26-07, 06:46 AM
it really looks like you grew up in such a wonderfull place. what makes it so wonderfull is how proud of it you are, that feeling is extended to us. thank you for sharing this with us.
10-26-07, 07:14 AM
no worries. my pleasure ay.
thanks for the real nice comments.
11-04-07, 07:45 AM
11-04-07, 07:57 AM
Zanes lil bro.
had to put this one up, hes so bludy cute lol cheeky fella 2
11-04-07, 08:02 AM
Henare and Tui