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Now that we have a more permanent home it's time to return the hospitality received on our trip. We have a spare room with one single bed, a mattress that would do for a night or three, tools and a garage to work in.

We would love to meet some bike travellers to exchange tall tales. Our home is just South of Whangarei. Please try to email in advance.
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Hi,

Now that we have a more permanent home it's time to return the hospitality received on our trip. We have a spare room with one single bed, a mattress that would do for a night or three, tools and a garage to work in.

We would love to meet some bike travellers to exchange tall tales. Our home is just South of Whangarei. Please try to email in advance.
We are NZ bound in ten days but don't pick up our bikes for three more weeks.
After we tour the south island we will be staying in the Hamilton area for a few months. How about a ? Let you know when we are headed to the east coast.

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Hi Paul,

We would love to meet you. Note we are not on the East coast, we are near Whangarei. That's in Northland. Let us know when you are in the area.
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Hi Paul,

We would love to meet you. Note we are not on the East coast, we are near Whangarei. That's in Northland. Let us know when you are in the area.
Great, I lived in NZ for a few years in the early 90's, Did the quakes shift Whangarei off the east coast of north land - hope not. Have they paved the road to the north cape yet? I'm looking forward to seeing the changes that 8 years brings.

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No, we don't get quakes or volcanic eruptions here. SH1 to Cape Reinga was paved last year and the h'way through the Kauri forest a few years before that. In fact, a lot of roads have been sealed up here, but the program has now run out of money.

The other thing that has happened is that German-style bureaucracy is being rolled out.
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No, we don't get quakes or volcanic eruptions here. SH1 to Cape Reinga was paved last year and the h'way through the Kauri forest a few years before that. In fact, a lot of roads have been sealed up here, but the program has now run out of money.

The other thing that has happened is that German-style bureaucracy is being rolled out.
I'm reading a book at the moment "Newest England" By Henry Lloyd, Dated 1901. The Democratic government of NZ was the envy of the world then. I doubt if the Kiwi's will let it go to ruin. At least not till we arrive !!

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Hi peter

We are also south of whangarei (Ruakaka) - perhaps we should get together?

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Summer is here and we are still "open", although we have moved to Glenbervie, just NE of Whangarei.
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