Signs and Things (5)

Historic Raukokore Church on east coast with horses

Historic Raukokore Church on east coast with horses

Physics in New Zealand - instead of driving from Washington to Chicago, you drive from Wellington to Taupo.

Physics in New Zealand – instead of driving from Washington to Chicago, you drive from Wellington to Taupo.

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Southern Cross in sky over beach at night. Two pointer stars are at bottom and cross itself is on its side top left.

School children

School children

Sailing in Tauranga harbor - Mount Maunganui in distance.

Sailing in Tauranga harbor – Mount Maunganui in distance.

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Sailing

Mount Maunganui College - Matthew's high school

Mount Maunganui College – Matthew’s high school

Miss Maunganui 2015 contest!

Miss Maunganui 2015 contest!

Talisman Cafe - Karangahake Gorge

Talisman Cafe – Karangahake Gorge

Kutarere Church

Kutarere Church

This picnic table is taken.

This picnic table is taken.

Sign in holiday park (campground)

Sign in holiday park (campground)

Sculpture at entrance to Tauranga Harbor of Tangaroa, Maori god of the sea, determining if visitors intentions are friendly.

Sculpture at entrance to Tauranga Harbor of Tangaroa, Maori god of the sea, determining if visitors intentions are friendly.

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Also need approval of this seagull to enter harbor.

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Waitangi Day (treaty between Maori and Europeans) celebration near our house

Waitangi Day (treaty between Maori and Europeans) celebration near our house

Only certain areas of the beach have lifeguards.

Only certain areas of the beach have lifeguards.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Championships Eastern Division at Mount Maunganui Beach

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Championships Eastern Division at Mount Maunganui Beach

Waterslide instructions at farm.

Waterslide instructions at farm.

Hillary trail - west coast north of Auckland.

Hillary trail – west coast north of Auckland.

Taurange Hospital Emergency Room Entrance - Rebecca's hospital

Tauranga Hospital Emergency Room Entrance – Rebecca’s hospital

War memorial - Mount Maunganui Beach

War memorial – Mount Maunganui Beach

Sign inside historic Raukokore Church on East Coast

Sign inside historic Raukokore Church on East Coast

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2 thoughts on “Signs and Things (5)

  1. These are great pictures… Thanks for Bec’s hospital….and the sheep under the picnic table …. now that’s something I don’t expect to see… and of course, penguins nesting under the church is pretty unlikely !!! Fun pics… thanks.

  2. Looking at these photos makes me miss NZ even more! There’s no Southern Cross in Colorado. I just had to laugh at the physics problem and wondered if this was something from Matthew’s physics textbook. Yikes, physics is hard enough without having to deal with the metric system. Great photos. I love reading the signs: “It hurts when you crack your head!”

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