Saturday, 24 September 2022

Lest we forget

On Greymouth's main road on the way into town is this monument dedicated to those locally who fought in the first world war between 1914 - 1918.



It's a substantial monument and the inscription on the bottom says "Remember with thanksgiving the truth and faithful men who in the years of the great war 1914-1918 went forth for God and right".

Lest we forget.

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Thursday, 22 September 2022

Kumara Bank of New Zealand


Kumara is about 20 minutes south of Greymouth on the way to Hokitika and it's one of those little towns originally put together by gold miners. This building was built in 1870 with a manager and one bank teller working within. By 1876 there were at least 3 other banks in the town; this one, the Union Bank and the Bank of Australasia.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Pass?


 It was that time of the year again, time for my car's warrant of fitnes. Because of it's age which is still relatively new, mine only needs to be done once a year - any cars older than a certain age need to get theirs once every six months. Thankfully because I look after my car it passed no problem.

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Sunday, 18 September 2022

Piwakawaka

One more local utility box - this one depicts a Fantail aka Piwakawaka and the artist is local man RAJA aka Mark Haldane. 

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Saturday, 17 September 2022

Kai to go


On the corner of the main highway into Kohukohu is this sign on one of the shops saying "Kai to go". Kai is the Maori word for food also meaning to eat, consume, feed or partake so in other words they cook pizza, chips, fried fish etc. This town is one of my favourite little places to visit.

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Thursday, 15 September 2022

100%


So just like this store in Greymouth's central town life is 100% good at the moment. We ended up biting the bullet and buying a clothes dryer only for those moments when we can't get something dry that we need quickly otherwise our electricity bill is going to go up and up. I also got approved for a mortgage which is great news. B is too old to apply as he is 58 years old and most banks have an age cutoff but because I am 7 years younger than him banks look at me more positively. So my 12 years of saving madly a deposit has paid off. We are going to start looking for our own house shortly.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Spring




I drove around our neighbourhood on a grotty day last week to try and take some photos of some of the Spring blossoms I've seen sprouting up here and there. Hopefully I can get more.

I have been watching the Queen's funeral procession through Edinburgh this morning while a storm is coming through outside and while online I've become amazed at the amount of uneducated people slagging her off who don't seem to understand some of the many things she did with her life, such as serving in WW2 and being a qualified diesel mechanic - I'm not a big royalty fan but she seems like she was a dark horse to me who knew how to do more than people thought.

And we heard yesterday that most covid mandates are being scrapped so people will no longer have to wear masks in businesses, only in healthcare. Working in retail I've seen that most are pretty good with wearing them but the majority of those who don't wear them, don't have exemptions and just don't care. Welcome to mankind I guess.

Lest we forget

On Greymouth's main road on the way into town is this monument dedicated to those locally who fought in the first world war between 1914...