Blog posts to book …. It’s In The Post! Awesome Letterboxes From Around New Zealand

It’s In The Post! Awesome Letterboxes From Around New Zealand is a photographic collection of 140 awesome letterboxes. It’s a fun Kiwi collection and was inspired by the series of letterbox blog posts I’ve done over the years.

The book is a 160 page hardback and was published by Bateman Books in Auckland. Twenty of the photos in the blog posts didn’t make it into the book, but there are 61 new photos in the print version, along with a 4 page Introduction and 138 photo captions. I’m rapt with the end result and Nick Turzynski of redinc. Book Design Read the rest

Beach Hop 2018

There were a few unusual vehicles in the Grand Parade at Beach Hop this year including a yellow electric 1957 Ford Fairlane. If you’re in New Zealand you’ve probably seen Ron and Malcolm making a quiet getaway in the big yellow Ford in the Mercury Energy TV ad (if not follow the link).

We were talking about what makes Beach Hop one of the best car events we’ve been to and for us one of the many reasons is the sound, it’s not a quiet car event as anyone who stands on Port Road in Whangamata will tell you.

Will … Read the rest

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.

Food trucks are becoming popular on our city streets, especially in Auckland and a few photos are included along with the carts. Where possible links are included for the trucks and carts so you can find them on your … Read the rest