More Signs and Things

Choo Choo train crossing

Choo Choo train crossing

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A Postie (what they call mailmen or mailwomen here) – they often ride around on bicycles or motorscooters delivering the mail.

Downtown Tauranga - Maori Wardens work with police to deal with the Maori community

Downtown Tauranga – Maori Wardens (first begun in 1860) deal with the Maori community working alongside with police

At least I won't get bored here.

At least I won’t get bored here.

Rebecca reading the GIANT weekend newspaper

Rebecca reading the GIANT weekend newspaper

Just because we're not in the US doesn't mean we don't keep up with the news.

Just because we’re not in the US doesn’t mean we don’t keep up with the news.

Hot Water Beach - hot water comes up through the sand and people dig holes and sit in pools

Hot Water Beach – hot water comes up through the sand and people dig holes during low tide and sit in pools – lots of fun.

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach – Coromandel Peninsula

Typical small one-way bridge. The guy with the big arrow has the right of way—I don't.

Typical small one-way bridge. The guy with the big arrow has the right of way—I don’t.

Restroom

Restroom in English and Maori

Yes, there are McDonald's in New Zealand, and they are bringing the Kiwi Legend back—the Georgie Pie.

Yes, there are McDonald’s in New Zealand, and they are bringing the Kiwi Legend back—the Georgie Pie.

Beginning of a track to a Kauri grove of trees. There are very few left and you need to clean your shoes.

Beginning of a track to a rare grove of Kauri trees. Steps for cleaning your shoes before starting.

Chunks of the cliff can break off and fall on your head

Chunks of the cliff can break off and fall on your head (Cathedral Cove)

lasmbinhole

Another animal in hole story

Crown pumpkin pieces for sale in grocery store

Crown pumpkin pieces for sale in grocery store

Skytower in Auckland

Skytower in Auckland

rump steak

Yum, rump steak.

 

American cherries

If you look closely at the bottom of the sign, the little caricature man is saying “Shhh. That’s got to be a misprint.” Yeah, way too much!

 

Okay, you know who you are—come in here and pick up your stuff!

Okay, you know who you are—come in here and pick up your stuff!

Pick up a lottery ticket and have your hair done.

Pick up a lottery ticket and have your hair done.

Takeaway means "carryout" or "to go"

Takeaway means food to “carryout” or “to go”

Small container ship entering Tauranga harbor

Small container ship entering Tauranga harbor

 

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2 thoughts on “More Signs and Things

  1. Fun pictures …. Your captions really had me chuckling ….but please ….an explanation ….what ‘ever’ is it your are supposed to be washing off your shoes BEFORE you go into the woods ???

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