Cool Kai & Coffee Carts

The grande dame of kai (food) carts in New Zealand is The White Lady.¬†Owned continuously by the Washer family since 1948, The White Lady has been serving thirsty and hungry Aucklanders 7 nights a week for more than 60 years. You’ll find The White Lady (mark III) doing the late shift every night on Commerce Street in the CBD.

The White Lady on Commerce Street in Auckland

The White Lady on Commerce Street in Auckland

Food trucks are becoming popular on our city streets, especially in Auckland and a few photos are included along with the carts. One website that can keep you up-to-date with who … Read the rest

Show & Shine Photos, VW Nationals in Taupo

The 25th NZ Volkswagen Nationals were held in Taupo over Easter weekend. We went to the Show & Shine at Tongariro Domain and were especially wowed by the collection of VW Kombis. (Kombi coming from the German word Kombinationskraftwagen – meaning combination vehicle).

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

Fit out of the Kombi above

Fit out of the Kombi above

Kombined Experience - Events Hire

Kombined Experience – Events Hire

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo - Special features: Sun flowers make people smile. Speed grass, I need all the help I can get! (grass above rear wheels)

VW Nationals, Taupo – Special features: Sun flowers make people smile. Speed grass, I need all the help I can get! (grass above rear wheels)

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

VW Nationals, Taupo

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More unusual vehicles

1909 Wolseley

1909 Wolseley

Motorised stool

Motorised stool

Hupmobile, year unknown

Hupmobile, year unknown

Sparky the little fire engine on duty in Rotorua

Sparky the little fire engine on duty in Rotorua

Motorised skateboard

Motorised skateboard

Teza grass car

Teza grass car

$350 million super duper superyacht - 119 metres long with 3 swimming pools and a room with walls covered with sting ray hides. The superyacht dwarfed the Auckland Harbour Bridge in 2013.

$350 million super duper superyacht – 119 metres long with 3 swimming pools and a room with walls covered in sting ray hides. The superyacht dwarfed the Auckland Harbour Bridge in 2013.

A guy who likes a silent partner?

A guy who likes a silent partner?

'ForMaz' - half '82 Ford Laser, half '82 Mazda 323 at Wanaka Transport & Toy Museum

‘ForMaz’ – half ’82 Ford Laser, half ’82 Mazda 323 at Wanaka Transport & Toy Museum

Unusual hot air balloons - 'Patriot' a replica space shuttle and Mike Pero's flying house, for more information see 'Carried Away in Carterton'

Unusual hot air balloons – ‘Patriot’ a replica space shuttle and Mike Pero’s flying house, for more information see ‘Carried Away in Carterton

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Home Sweet Home On Wheels

If you’re keen to see some homes on wheels up close check the dates for the travelling Gypsy Fair. There may be a housetruck holding an ‘open home’ – for a small donation you can go inside and look around.

Sweet pony on the door

Sweet pony on the door

House bus seen at Rotorua Gypsy Fair

House bus seen at Rotorua Gypsy Fair

Parked up in Taranaki

Parked up in Taranaki

House truck tarot readings at Rotorua Gypsy Fair

House truck tarot readings at Rotorua Gypsy Fair

Bedford with a caravan on the back

Bedford with a caravan on the back

Freedom camping house truck style

Freedom camping house truck style

More horsepower than your average house truck

More horsepower than your average house truck

Sweet wagon on wheels

Sweet wagon on wheels

Freebed on wheels

Freebed on wheels

Spending the night in Wanganui

Spending the night in Wanganui

Home sweet wagon

Home sweet wagon

ACDC themed road trip

ACDC

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Cute Cottages

Cute cottage on a steep street in Lyttelton

Cute cottage on a steep street in Lyttelton

A surprise find in downtown Wellington

A surprise find in downtown Wellington

Miners Cottage in Reefton

Miners Cottage in Reefton

Corrugated iron cutie in St Bathans

Corrugated iron cutie in St Bathans

Dudley's Cottage in Arrowtown

Dudley’s Cottage in Arrowtown

Ryan's Cottage in Ophir

Ryan’s Cottage in Ophir

Wyllie Cottage in Gisborne

Wyllie Cottage in Gisborne

Pittaways Cottage in  Arrowtown

Pittaways Cottage in Arrowtown

Briar Cottage on South Street in Nelson

Briar Cottage on South Street in Nelson

Another cute cottage on South Street

Another cute cottage on South Street

Crabapple Cottage on Otago Peninsula

Crabapple Cottage on Otago Peninsula

Cob cottage in Marlborough

Cob cottage in Marlborough

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Enjoy the ride in 2013 – curious vehicles

Super cute 3 wheeled BMW

Super cute 3 wheeled BMW

Wicked house truck seen in Blenheim

Wicked house truck seen in Blenheim

The Christchurch Wizard's VW

The Christchurch Wizard’s VW

Land waka at Nelson ReUse & Recycle Centre

Land waka at Nelson ReUse & Recycle Centre

Curious combos ..... going nowhere fast

Curious combos ….. going nowhere fast

Stationary coffee stop combo, Burke's Pass

Stationary coffee stop combo, Burke’s Pass

Flower power .....peace Kombi seen at VW Nationals in Dunedin

Flower power …..peace Kombi seen at VW Nationals in Dunedin

RollMaz? Front end Rolls Royce, back end Mazda?

RollMaz? Front end Rolls Royce, back end Mazda?

Once was a surf wagon, Raglan

Once was a surf wagon, Raglan

Curious hearse, seen on the road in the North Island

Curious hearse, seen on the road in the North Island

Groovy 1948 Ford School Bus

Groovy 1948 Ford School Bus

Curious co-pilot - hog on a hog, Billy Black and friends on a Harley Trike

Curious co-pilot – hog on a hog, Billy Black and friends on a Harley Trike

Steampunk on wheels in Oamaru

Steampunk on wheels in Oamaru

Rail Cruiser in Rotorua

Rail Cruiser in Rotorua

Replica 1904 moped in Oamaru

Replica

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