The unofficial pictorial biography of New Zealand
So glad you’re here, because we’re going on a tour of New Zealand. Not quite the amazing scenery, but rather a trip on fire trucks, in yoga classes, cafes, bakeries, construction sites, restaurants. And yes, sheep.
Some part of this biography will be through a series of photo “albums”. Others will be with lavish cartoon diaries (check out the nav bar on the right).
To open the album, just click on an image, and boof—you’re in a whole new world. Try it!
P.S. The cartoon diaries and the photo albums get updated on a fairly regular basis. If you want to peek into New Zealand often, yes, there is a way to get updates.
Take your time and click through some of the albums. At the bottom of each album, you’ll find a subscribe button. When you’re ready to subscribe, click on the button and a zany newsletter will show up on a monthly basis.
Shane, Tess and Elizabeth at work.Holy Shot Ver 1.0, when most of the coffees were just takeaway.Shannon in the earlier location of Holy Shot. Small, but still with a staircase going up to a mezzanine area.Mia—early days at Holy Shot.Shane and Lydia on the weekend...
Holy Shot 2.0. Moving from the tiny place to a proper cafe.
Different flags for "ready, get set, go". And then the horn. A request for the starting line to be made wider.The race is on.Back at the boating club, the competitors being tracked by GPS.Some early dropouts. The race goes on for several hours.
The foiling event—one of many at Takapuna Boating Club.
Well Hung —a gourmet butcher on Kitchener Road, Milford.
It’s an explosion of noise—and petrol fumes that fill the air. That’s what Pro Kart Racing is all about.
A new outdoor table is a treat. And yet, someone has to transport it and install it.
The Waimamaku Service Station started life as a service car garage in late 1927.
Horses abound in Hokianga, the land of the giant kauri trees.
Mitimiti: A beach, far and forlorn off the coast of Hokianga
The olive harvest at Brick Bay, Snells Beach
The crayfish boat goes out to sea from Opononi Harbour, Hokianga
Recladding of apartments on Hobson Street by Brosnan Construction
A day in the life of picking grapes at Brick Bay, a boutique vineyard near Snells beach.