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GKPE 8, Yet more NZ ramblings from some flightless Kiwis.

 
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Dec 01, 2010 03:49 |  #451

there are some cool abandoned towns up the coast from gisi, but you need time to visit them.

I would leave the camera at home and enjoy the drive.


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Dec 01, 2010 04:07 |  #452

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there are some cool abandoned towns up the coast from gisi, but you need time to visit them.

I would leave the camera at home and enjoy the drive.

If that's round the east cape you're taking about, then yes def a very scenic trip. Long way round though. Almost found out the hard way how few petrol stations there are on the way.


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Dec 01, 2010 04:16 |  #453

Paulos75 wrote in post #11374714 (external link)
If that's round the east cape you're taking about, then yes def a very scenic trip. Long way round though. Almost found out the hard way how few petrol stations there are on the way.

Also learnt my lesson when we drove there last year, luckily it was a happy ending. Just barely got to gisi I think.

Yeah, do pay attention when u see a sign that says "last petrol station for the next 50+kms" :p


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Dec 01, 2010 06:20 |  #454

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The views from Kaiti Hill aren't bad, but like most landscapes, dependant on the light. Otherwise in Gisey there's a couple of statues. Spent 3 months down there a couple of years ago assessing their wharves and seawalls and I never saw anything awe inspiring.
The drive through the gorge on the way to Opotiki from Gisborne can be quite scenic, but same again, nothing mind blowing.

I've been here for 25 years and i haven't seen anything much that I would call awe inspiring either lol


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Dec 01, 2010 12:21 |  #455

We had visitors last night. Wife now has no car stero and a broken cover around the sterring wheel.
Bit of a shame as it was an xmas present to her a couple of years back.

She now wants to move to the SI :)


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Dec 01, 2010 20:55 as a reply to  @ weka2000's post |  #456

Hey - Sancho (and any CHCH quake victims)

With the release of the stage 2 report - are you in the Zone B or Zone C for damage? I guessing based on your description after the quake that'll be one of these two for you..

My friends were very pleased to get at least that answer, as it gives them more info as to what is going to happen (they ended up zone B).

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Dec 01, 2010 21:36 |  #457

Heh, Zone B apparently - which is a bit concerning as apart from about 10 - 12 houses around us they are all zone C :|

Other thoughts, I am toying with the idea of opening a retail/storage/studio type thing. need to detach myself from work when I am home as while I am working from home I am finding it pretty much impossible, working 12 - 14 hours days. The expenses are a bit daunting though. Could build a dedicated space when we rebuild but that kind of defeats the purpose. *sigh* may be an interesting new year I think!

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Hey - Sancho (and any CHCH quake victims)

With the release of the stage 2 report - are you in the Zone B or Zone C for damage? I guessing based on your description after the quake that'll be one of these two for you..

My friends were very pleased to get at least that answer, as it gives them more info as to what is going to happen (they ended up zone B).

Daniel

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Zone C: Willl need to wait for major remedation work before the land can be levelled and compacted, let along rebuild/repair housing.


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Dec 01, 2010 21:59 |  #458

Can you rent a bare bones warehouse type space Mark?


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Dec 01, 2010 22:44 |  #459

Yeah, have been looking a little. Really need a little office space too, but I guess I could partition it etc. Even looking at buying rather than renting, might be a better investment. Then just lease it back to the business possibly? Unsure as yet, just brainstorming.

Anyone had any experience with this kind of thing?


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Dec 02, 2010 04:07 |  #460

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We had visitors last night. Wife now has no car stero and a broken cover around the sterring wheel.
Bit of a shame as it was an xmas present to her a couple of years back.

She now wants to move to the SI :)

Sucks about the car :(

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Dec 03, 2010 10:58 |  #461

weka2000 wrote in post #11376660 (external link)
We had visitors last night. Wife now has no car stero and a broken cover around the sterring wheel.
Bit of a shame as it was an xmas present to her a couple of years back.

She now wants to move to the SI :)

Grrrrrr.......low life scum!!!! :evil::evil:

In other news, I may have accidentally bought an RX8 ;)


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Dec 03, 2010 15:41 |  #462

Does anyone know ProGear's trademe user name, not Glam, there is a progear one too, but its not 'progear' as thats' taken by someone else.


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Dec 03, 2010 16:07 |  #463

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Grrrrrr.......low life scum!!!! :evil::evil:

In other news, I may have accidentally bought an RX8 ;)

Nice ......pics or better still lets go for a spin at puke :)


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Dec 03, 2010 16:40 |  #464

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Nice ......pics or better still lets go for a spin at puke :)

Haven't got it yet. Waiting for the mechanical check.

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Dec 03, 2010 17:15 |  #465

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In other news, I may have accidentally bought an RX8 ;)

Nice, I had one of those in the UK for 3 years.

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