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New Zealand: Page 4, February 2018

Waihi is a town that is dominated by the Martha open gold mine.  It has long been a tourist stop to marvel at the very size of the hole right in the middle of the town.  Well, they had a bit of trouble recently ...



Following a small rockfall in April 2015 all work was halted in the Martha open pit. In April 2016 a large rockfall resulted in 2 million tonnes of rock falling into the pit which covered the gold-bearing rock at the bottom. Options for reopening and for mining to continue are being investigated.

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Hamilton Garden again  ... yawn, sorry but bear with me ...

a new garden has been opened

  

 
This is a genuine helium balloon, what a fantastic sense of humour.

The idea is that this marvellous tool is used for delivering compost to difficulty areas, pruning the high bits and generally having a bit of fun.

I love the soot marks on the envelope, the steering wheel and the bell and the secateurs on a pole for pruning.

and while we are on the subject of transport...

we also visited the Classic Car Museum




  

The Fiat on the left
(or above on a small screen)is rather special for me, I might try to add more info about that when I get back to the UK, and kiddie in a sweet shop comes to mind for the pic on the right, those are all bonnet emblems (there must be a better word) and there were many more too.

Oh, I found the photo to go with the Fiat



circa 1966, this 500 belonged to my cousin and it had a large Cadillac engine and no doors.  It was great fun.

And so back to the Pokémon Go.  Below, here's someone who is serious don't you think?



The golden bird is a Zapdos, the emblem of Team Instinct (my team).

My huge thanks to Christine, Tom, Mike and very especially James.  Here's my new top Pokémon caught at Hamilton Yacht Club






 

more soon

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