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Mmmm peanut butter!

Everyone was queuing for a taste of Pics Peanut Butter, even the dog.

Aoetea Centre, Auckland

  The building in the centre of this photograph is the Aotea Centre located in the Auckland CBD. It is a world-class performing arts centre showcasing significant New Zealand artwork.  It also hosts international artists and events.

Nana-nana-nana-nana Batman!

When our caped crusaders are not battling evil villains they can be found running the Auckland Half Marathon (as was the case on Sunday 3 November 2013).  More photos from Victoria Park below.

Travel Theme – Costumes

What do hobbits, scuba-bunnies and storm troopers have in common? – They’ve all been photographed by me (I haven’t got the abominable snowman or the Lochness Monster yet).  This is my maiden post for Ailsa’s travel theme from her Where’s my Backpack? blog.  See other entries here. These images were captured at Anime Expo in … Continue reading

Easter in the City of Sails

A weekend away from Wellington (New Zealand) was on the books.  We were either going to head north or track south.  Travelling our “own backyard” was a resolution we had made (as was eating less chocolate over Easter if we could help it).  I had only been to Auckland several times either for work or transiting … Continue reading

Why Waiheke Island?

Good question, but here are the reasons.  There was a chance meeting with a work colleague on the same flight from Wellington to Auckland the night before, she had bought three ferry tickets for a return trip from Auckland to Waiheke Island but due to circumstances wasn’t able to go.  She offered the tickets to … Continue reading

Can you get unpretentious in Ponsonby?

Yes you can!  At El Sizzling Chorizo Argentinian BBQ,  a BBQ is a BBQ is a BBQ. On a recent trip to Auckland, New Zealand a good friend of mine (formerly from Buenos Aires but now an Auckland local) took us to Ponsonby Central for lunch. I was told there would be a lot of … Continue reading