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  • B: Two fried eggs, parsley.
    S: Sultanas and brazil nuts. Coleslaw and cheese.
    L: Meat and vege soup. Apple.
    S: Avocado with lemon and pepper. Banana. Yoghurt and blueberries.
    D: Beef casserole. Paprika potato chips in beef dripping.
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    • Hey Annieh,
      Completely non-primal question,
      What's the best time to travel to New Zealand? My fiancee and I travelled to Fiji two years ago and spent 2 hours in New Zealand (sadly stuck in the airport the whole time) and since we have wanted to go back and actually see the country. We are debating making it the next trip we take. Also any recommendations for places to see/things to do there?

      Thanks!
      “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

      "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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      • Off the top of my head, I'd say February. Our seasons are opposite from yours so that would be high-late summer, the weather is more settled then and the kids have gone back to school so it's a good non-crowded time to travel around.

        How long would you come for, what sort of things are you into? What age range are you both in? Outdoor experiences there are plenty of from tramping to bungy jumping, lots of water sports. Every city has its festivals and museums etc. There are Maori performing arts and crafts especially in the tourist centres.

        Northernmost point is Cape Reinga. According to Maori folklore, the spirit of the dead travel here to depart Aotearoa. There's a lighthouse there. Cape Reinga - 101 Must-Do's for Kiwis

        Any of our national parks have beautiful scenery, excellent tracks and huts to stay in. You can do anything from an hour to several days excusion. Compared to Canada though, all your scenery is on a much much MUCH larger scale. National Parks in New Zealand | Things to see and do in New Zealand

        You can visit the Lord of the Rings movie sets http://www.hobbitontours.com/
        and the Weta Workshop where they make so many of the props etc. http://www.wetanz.com/weta-workshop-services/

        You should see kiwi at a zoo or kiwi house such as Otorohanga or Zelandia. http://kiwihouse.org.nz/ http://www.visitzealandia.com/

        Largest city = Auckland. You can bungy jump from the Sky tower. Sky Tower Sky Jump - Bungy Jumping Auckland New Zealand

        Capital city = Wellington. The national museum is called Te Papa. Te Papa, Wellington - Eventfinda

        The largest south island city is Christchurch, has been badly damaged by earthquakes and still experiencing aftershocks. Things to do in Christchurch after the earthquake

        Milford Sound in the south island is apparently our most famous destination. Milford Sound / Information / Cruises & Tours / Maps - Milford Sound
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        • Originally posted by Annieh
          Outdoor experiences there are plenty of from tramping to bungy jumping, lots of water sports. Every city has its festivals and museums etc. There are Maori performing arts and crafts especially in the tourist centres.
          [...]
          Any of our national parks have beautiful scenery, excellent tracks and huts to stay in. You can do anything from an hour to several days excusion. Compared to Canada though, all your scenery is on a much much MUCH larger scale. National Parks in New Zealand | Things to see and do in New Zealand

          Largest city = Auckland. You can bungy jump from the Sky tower. Sky Tower Sky Jump - Bungy Jumping Auckland New Zealand
          Can I come???

          Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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          • Ombat, you should come, it's a beautiful country. Small (nowhere is very far from the ocean) and uncrowded - only 4.4million people. The flight is loooooong though.
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            • Thanks for all the great info - we are pretty active outdoorsy types. I love a good hike or as you would say tramp - over here they look at you funny if you say that! I'm happiest outside enjoying mother nature but also like to see some of the culture of the areas I travel to.
              “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

              "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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              • Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                Ombat, you should come, it's a beautiful country. Small (nowhere is very far from the ocean) and uncrowded - only 4.4million people. The flight is loooooong though.
                however after a llloooooonnnngggg flight - you get to meet us wonderful amazing Kiwis !!!!!!!
                please look us up when you get here !!!!!!!
                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                ...small steps....

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                • Can we tour a Hobbit hole????

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                  • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
                    Can we tour a Hobbit hole????
                    You can see them but they are exterior only so you can't go in them.
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                    • Leeks have become my new go-to vegetable. I have a supply in the garden so I am using them instead of onion in all dishes and also as a green vegetable instead of silverbeet.


                      B: Two eggs, chicken, potatoe wedges and . . . coleslaw (still going!)
                      L: Chicken and vegetable soup (broth and a little meat from last night's chicken bones, leek, carrot, salt, pepper, whole cardamom and allspice). Paprika potato wedges oven baked in beef dripping. Feijoa. Dark chocolate.
                      S: A whole package of nut/dried fruit/chocolate mixture. According to the package I ate 5 servings - 150g which was 40% of my calorie and carb needs for the day and almost my entire quota of fat. But I don't care. (It was too much, really, but I couldn't stop with one handful left in the packet).
                      D: Meatloaf (beef, leek, egg, seasoning, a little leftover rice);roast pumpkin, capsicum, onion; baked potato with butter.

                      I made dessert for the family but really couldn't eat it due to overdoing the snack earlier.
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                      • Originally posted by Annie
                        Ombat, you should come, it's a beautiful country. Small (nowhere is very far from the ocean) and uncrowded - only 4.4million people. The flight is loooooong though.
                        Originally posted by Gwamma
                        however after a llloooooonnnngggg flight - you get to meet us wonderful amazing Kiwis !!!!!!!
                        please look us up when you get here !!!!!!!
                        I like small and uncrowded and beautiful! I might be able to deal with a 12 hr flight... *twitch* Getting to see you all would definitely be worth it
                        Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                        • Still dealing to the feijoas, haha.

                          Breakfast was feijoa pie with cream (last night's dessert)

                          Then I spent the morning cutting and scooping 1.5kg of mostly tiny feijoas and now my next batch of chutney is simmering on the stove.

                          Then I went outside and collected yet another box of fruit. I just can't keep ahead.

                          The other thing I can't get ahead of is the coleslaw, but I think we will finally finish it today.

                          Nice problems to have - too much food!
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                          • we're still up around the $10/kg mark for feijoas here. there were some cheaper ones in the organic vege store but they were very small and measly looking. it is almost sacrilege to make chutney out of feijoas!!! i still havent had one yet this season as i have let the kids have them all.

                            Nice problems to have - too much food!
                            we have this with venison occasionally.

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                            • Oh that is sad. Mine are in fact small and measly looking compared to the supermarket ones which are over $4 a kilo. Hence the reason why it took me so long to prep them this morning. But I couldn't bear to have them go to waste.

                              My parents came over. They only took 1/2 a dozen feijoas home with them but they took ALL of the remaining coleslaw!!!!!!!! Yay. Cooked veges for dinner tonight.
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                              • I met my meat today!

                                I am excited at the opportunity to go shares in a beef beast in the next few weeks. Today I actually got to see him in his field, he lives a very calm and happy life and will not know until the moment of reckoning that his days are numbered. Then he will be divided among us and I will have a freezer full of beef to see us through the winter.

                                If it won't all fit in my freezer (I'm getting 1/4) then my parents in law will store some in their freezer in return for a small portion. I'm sure there will be plenty to share and I don't expect they will even want much since I once made them a welcome home casserole and they made it last a week.

                                So my challenge for the next three weeks is to eat through the existing contents of my freezer in order to make room.

                                Hmm, I think I heard that feijoas make a good marinade for beef...
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