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How Was New Zealand?


The Skytower in AucklandThat was the noise we were expecting to hear as we touched down in New Zealand. In fact, we saw very few sheep, and the New Zealand women were actually very pretty, not woolly!

Craig and Steve arrived in Auckland, North Island on 30 April 1999, while Ric arrived a day later on 1 May. After a couple of days walking around Auckland, we all finally met up one night in the bar of a hostel. The next day we bought a car, a Honda Matic. We were off. We surfed North Island first, and then caught a cargo ship to South Island, where we enjoyed some much colder waves.



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