Monday, December 27, 2010

90 Miles Beach

The name Ninety Mile Beach is a misnomer because it is actually 55 miles (88 Kilometers) long. Several theories have been advanced for the name, the most common stemming from the days when missionaries travelled on horse back when on average a horse could travel 30 miles (48 km) in a day before needing to be rested. The beach took three days to travel therefore earning its name, but the missionaries did not take into account the slower pace of the horses walking in the sand, thus thinking they had travelled 90 miles (140 km) when in fact they had only travelled 55. [Source: Wikipedia]






























































90 Miles Beach with background Maori song


Date of Trip: 10Nov10
with "Sand Safaris"

Te Paki Sand Dunes













































































Date of Trip: 10Nov10
with "Sand Safaris"

Cape Reinga


Cape Reinga is the northwesternmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand.

The name of the cape comes from the Māori word 'Reinga', meaning the 'Underworld'. Another Māori name is 'Te Rerenga Wairua', meaning the leaping-off place of spirits. Both refer to the Māori belief that the cape is the point where the spirits of the dead enter the underworld. [Source: Wikipedia]


Tasman Sea & Ocean Pacific meet here!
Even can differential by it colour itself :P


Light House





































































Date of Trip: 10Nov10
with "Sand Safaris"

Christmas Celebration 2010 ~ BBQ@One Tree Hill






Football session after heavy BBQ
Potato, lamb, chicken, beef.....







































































NZ Christmas Tree ~ Pohutukawa

Christmas Celebration 2010 ~ Church

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year :P



Kelven, Sue, Grace's BF, Grace, Chan Ling

~~ Who's at fault is not important ~~




Saturday, December 25, 2010

One Tree Hill




One Tree Hill (or Maungakiekie in Māori) is a 182 metre volcanic peak located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is an important memorial place for both Māori and other New Zealanders.  



The statue is used to memorial Maori People and John Logan Campbel who contemporaries as "the father of Auckland" is buried here

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Dinner 2010


青豆豆腐

瓦煲豆腐

虾仁

牛肉片




































一品香~上海菜馆,位于奥克兰 537 “倒霉路” (537,Dominion Rd) :P

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