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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:37 am 
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We don't really do pubs well, do we?

Same over here... it's hard to find a really good little pub that fits like an armchair. The SH is more about the beerbarn.

The actual pub is rare. NE Scotland most of the pubs are tiny. 20 people and they'd be pretty full.

MteP above cited the Lord Nelson in Sydney, lovely building and bizzarely I had some excellent canned seafood there a few weeks ago! The Soldier Of Fortune down the road is pretty cool as well.

I think we do do a great thing that's not a pub and not a beer barn though - really high quality bars that don't feel at all like an armchair but have a great vibe and are excellent at doing very good beer and food. LBQ, Goldings, GP on Aro St, the Panhead etc. precinct in Upper Hutt, Hop Garden, etc. in Wellington. Glassblowers in Melbourne, 4 Pines in Manly.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:12 am 
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If you make it to Dunedin, get in touch and I can take you for a ride down the peninsula on the back of my bike.


I'll 100% be making it to Dunedin as it's one of the places I've always wanted to go! Just been looking at google images of it now.

With the smile from that avatar, your offer wouldn't happen to be a euphemism? :lol:


No euphemism, no.

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Easy enough to bolt the pillion seat on.

It's a pretty neat way to enjoy the countryside IMO.

Don't feel obliged to, I'm happy enough to meet up for a quiet beer.


Not a euphemism, but he only needs the pillion for the ride to the peninsula!


I'll certainly take you up on the beer!

I haven't been on a motorbike since I crashed one in Cambodia (about 20 mins after the first 2017 Lions - AB test concluded) so will have to banish the fear!

Are there any old school pubs in Dunedin? I am hoping they have also replicated the Edinburgh pubs. .


It's pretty hard not to like the Stadium Bar in the Octagon. A shrine utterly dedicated to rugby, and I have fond memories of a decent four hour session there ahead of the All Blacks' 46-6 win over Wales in 2016.

As for really old school numbers, try the Albert Arms on George St.

The real must try though is Emerson's Brewery near Forsyth Barr Stadium (home of The Highlanders). They brew outstanding beers and have a big shiny new brewery bar that does it justice.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:18 am 
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Hi bro
I live just out of Te Anau on a farm , just come park up , plug in and do some washing wifi etc . Good base to do proper forest walks .. no one out forests fiordland

Haven’t read all the fred yet but am guessing some cove has suggested I’m a red neck double brown drinking Harley riding psycho ... in my defence .. whatever ...just park in the back yard and don’t pat the dog .


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:50 am 
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I live just out of Te Anau on a farm , just come park up , plug in and do some washing wifi etc . Good base to do proper forest walks .. no one out forests fiordland

Haven’t read all the fred yet but am guessing some cove has suggested I’m a red neck double brown drinking Harley riding psycho ... in my defence .. whatever ...just park in the back yard and don’t pat the dog .

I thought you were near Glenorchy or am I thinking of another poster?


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:55 am 
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Hi bro
I live just out of Te Anau on a farm , just come park up , plug in and do some washing wifi etc . Good base to do proper forest walks .. no one out forests fiordland

Haven’t read all the fred yet but am guessing some cove has suggested I’m a red neck double brown drinking Harley riding psycho ... in my defence .. whatever ...just park in the back yard and don’t pat the dog .

I thought you were near Glenorchy or am I thinking of another poster?

Mr Bungle.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:56 am 
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Andalu wrote:
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I live just out of Te Anau on a farm , just come park up , plug in and do some washing wifi etc . Good base to do proper forest walks .. no one out forests fiordland

Haven’t read all the fred yet but am guessing some cove has suggested I’m a red neck double brown drinking Harley riding psycho ... in my defence .. whatever ...just park in the back yard and don’t pat the dog .

I thought you were near Glenorchy or am I thinking of another poster?


You’re thinking of another unfunny arse, me. But I only holiday there.


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Marton truly epitomises the (not so) rural Kiwi former service town cum intellectual mecca, Its no wonder it was on the shortlist for NZs most beautiful town in 1983.

Well I'm happy to hear that. I have a soft spot for the place after my 2nd cousin showed me how to ride his motor cycle on his farm there when I must have been, oh, at least 9 or 10. I was always a bit miffed a tractor rolled on him.


I remember a newspaper headline from years ago, after a tractor rolled on an AB forward (can't remember who it was)

"Tractor damaged when rolling on All Black forward".

Might have been Ken Gray.


Ken Gray farmed in Plimmerton I think. Marton is flat - how does a tractor roll on someone there? But I think Jazz Muller might have ended up there from memory.


Yeah, I met his brother a few years back and he told me the family had basically owned all the land on the eastern side of SH1 from Plimmerton to Pukerua Bay.


Yeah I spent lots of time in pkb. We used to mission onto their farm and camp in a valley getting pissed as teenagers.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Shit this thread is making me want to do a South Island tour again.


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Shit this thread is making me want to do a South Island tour again.

Might be attending a wedding in Qtown next NZ summer and I'm actually excited as I'll do a mini tiki tour around the area if it goes ahead. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:33 pm 
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Hi bro


Haven’t read all the fred yet but am guessing some cove has suggested I’m a red neck double brown drinking Harley riding psycho ... in my defence .. whatever ...just park in the back yard and don’t pat the dog .


I thought you were pretty metrosexualist when you were in Sydney. Fitted right in! :lol:


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Watch out for that Hareaway. He's a red neck double brown drinking Harley riding psycho...





Seriously though, take him up and SG up on their offers.


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Haven’t read all the fred yet but am guessing some cove has suggested I’m a red neck double brown drinking Harley riding psycho ... in my defence .. whatever ...just park in the back yard and don’t pat the dog .


I thought you were pretty metrosexualist when you were in Sydney. Fitted right in! :lol:



I’m just a rugger chap , who likes other rugby lads


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I’m just a rugger chap , who likes other rugby lads


Alan Jones?! :shock:


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Hareaway wrote:
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Haven’t read all the fred yet but am guessing some cove has suggested I’m a red neck double brown drinking Harley riding psycho ... in my defence .. whatever ...just park in the back yard and don’t pat the dog .


I thought you were pretty metrosexualist when you were in Sydney. Fitted right in! :lol:



I’m just a rugger chap , who likes other rugby lads


I remember you telling me that right before you asked if this rag smelled like chloroform.


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Caley, don't book accommodation for Dunedin if you're staying nights, we have a self-contained flat above a separate garage here that you're welcome to. Peaceful coastal views and about 15 minutes from the city centre.


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Caley, don't book accommodation for Dunedin if you're staying nights, we have a self-contained flat above a separate garage here that you're welcome to. Peaceful coastal views and about 15 minutes from the city centre.



That is extremely kind of you, SilverGrin, and I may well take you up on the offer.

Naturally, payment could be in the form of getting pissed around Dunedin.

I'll have firmer dates once I've drafted up the itinerary- just waiting on the deadly Lonely Planet guide appearing so I can flesh out my skeleton plans!


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Caley_Red wrote:
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Caley, don't book accommodation for Dunedin if you're staying nights, we have a self-contained flat above a separate garage here that you're welcome to. Peaceful coastal views and about 15 minutes from the city centre.



That is extremely kind of you, SilverGrin, and I may well take you up on the offer.

Naturally, payment could be in the form of getting pissed around Dunedin.

I'll have firmer dates once I've drafted up the itinerary- just waiting on the deadly Lonely Planet guide appearing so I can flesh out my skeleton plans!


SilverGrin does a great roast pork and his cheese scones aren't bad either.


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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
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Caley, don't book accommodation for Dunedin if you're staying nights, we have a self-contained flat above a separate garage here that you're welcome to. Peaceful coastal views and about 15 minutes from the city centre.



That is extremely kind of you, SilverGrin, and I may well take you up on the offer.

Naturally, payment could be in the form of getting pissed around Dunedin.

I'll have firmer dates once I've drafted up the itinerary- just waiting on the deadly Lonely Planet guide appearing so I can flesh out my skeleton plans!


SilverGrin does a great roast pork and his cheese scones aren't bad either.

That's manly man and not manly man in the one sentence.


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Caley, don't book accommodation for Dunedin if you're staying nights, we have a self-contained flat above a separate garage here that you're welcome to. Peaceful coastal views and about 15 minutes from the city centre.



That is extremely kind of you, SilverGrin, and I may well take you up on the offer.

Naturally, payment could be in the form of getting pissed around Dunedin.

I'll have firmer dates once I've drafted up the itinerary- just waiting on the deadly Lonely Planet guide appearing so I can flesh out my skeleton plans!


SilverGrin does a great roast pork and his cheese scones aren't bad either.

That's manly man and not manly man in the one sentence.


He's a well balanced individual.


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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
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Caley, don't book accommodation for Dunedin if you're staying nights, we have a self-contained flat above a separate garage here that you're welcome to. Peaceful coastal views and about 15 minutes from the city centre.



That is extremely kind of you, SilverGrin, and I may well take you up on the offer.

Naturally, payment could be in the form of getting pissed around Dunedin.

I'll have firmer dates once I've drafted up the itinerary- just waiting on the deadly Lonely Planet guide appearing so I can flesh out my skeleton plans!


SilverGrin does a great roast pork and his cheese scones aren't bad either.

That's manly man and not manly man in the one sentence.


He's a well balanced individual.



I trust these weren't served up on the same plate . . Highly unorthodox combo. Unless, the scone was doubling up as a bread in an artisinal sandwich?


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 7:23 am 
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He's a well balanced individual.



I trust these weren't served up on the same plate . . Highly unorthodox combo. Unless, the scone was doubling up as a bread in an artisinal sandwich?


He's well-balanced and sensible. These were on two different occasions - we used to live a few doors away from each other.

Terribly fast drinker though.


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If you've a day or two in Christchurch, I think you said you've a friend here? can I recommend this sea kayaking:

https://www.pohatu.co.nz/Sea+Kayaking.html

It's loverly drive over to Akaroa, you can do a bit of a circuit and the high road has some great veiws. And then for the sea kayaking it wasn't so much as the penguins I enjoying was getting up within a few meters of seals in the wild, watching them as they watched you...


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If you've a day or two in Christchurch, I think you said you've a friend here? can I recommend this sea kayaking:

https://www.pohatu.co.nz/Sea+Kayaking.html

It's loverly drive over to Akaroa, you can do a bit of a circuit and the high road has some great veiws. And then for the sea kayaking it wasn't so much as the penguins I enjoying was getting up within a few meters of seals in the wild, watching them as they watched you...



Cheers, Flockwitt.

That has been added onto my Google map favourites. Both islands are now a sea of pin dropped locations.


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Well if any of the local members of this parish are up for a mini-cabal it's about time I reared my ugly head and will be likely up for something :)


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I'm likely to be up for that if I'm in town.


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Hopefully can coordinate down the track a bit then :thumbup:


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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
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He's a well balanced individual.



I trust these weren't served up on the same plate . . Highly unorthodox combo. Unless, the scone was doubling up as a bread in an artisinal sandwich?


He's well-balanced and sensible. These were on two different occasions - we used to live a few doors away from each other.

Terribly fast drinker though.


Could do with a bloody hair cut


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If I was in Queenstown next summer for a wedding, what are the best options for accommodation? Stay out of town? Airbnb?


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Roughly what date over summer?


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Roughly what date over summer?

I'm assuming Jan/Feb but the dates aren't set yet. Could be March even.


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