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  • the what did you do today? thread...

    as a bit of a side line to all this watch nonsense i thought i'd start up a thread for some of the more interesting daily achievements of the forum. it can be the successful mowing of that jungle, decapitation of the ugly macracarpa, rebuild of the old V8 or anything else you think some buggers may be interested in.

    i'll start with a few phone pics of my 80m long, 8" pipe install down a 42deg slope :thumbup: i have a timelapse and pro photo set coming next week and i'll stick them here too so all the Kapiti'ians & Wellingtonians can see the work being done.


    very crappy low resolution pics to get them on the board but when i get the proper pro ones through and the timelapse i'll get it on here too, the time lapse is cooler than a polar bears dangley bits.


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    “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


    Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
    Always aim to be that man.

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    Looking for something dangerous hey? I told my wife she was wrong today and lived to tell the tale.
    'I hope, when i die, my wife doesn't sell my watches for what I told her I paid for them.'

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    • #3
      This was a few weekends ago but it was pretty unusual...the move of NZ's three most significant constitutional documents: Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Waitangi, and Women's Suffrage Petition, from our National Archives to the National Library in preparation for the new He Tohu permanent exhibition. All done quietly and respectfully in the very early morning hours.








      Live long and prosper.

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      • #4
        Went out and purchased an electric car today..

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        Tony Lewis
        New Zealand

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        • #5
          Is that a quartz?

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          • #6
            Na ... bet ya its a Eco-Drive
            Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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            • #7
              Na ... bet ya its a Eco-Drive
              No it isn't solar charged, Pete..

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              Tony Lewis
              New Zealand

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              • #8
                Drove into Welly in the Leaf.. walked through Botanical Gardens.. took Cable Car down in city centre and then walked down to the Bordeaux Bakery for coffee with Richard (Spock).. went to Americanos for lunch and then walked back to car.. arrived home having used 73%.. some pics..

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                • #9
                  https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-pos...-gully-project
                  hilarious piece of "journalism"
                  :thumbup: yup, Fracking has started in Whitby
                  “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


                  Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
                  Always aim to be that man.

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                  • #10
                    I spent Wednesday and Thursday in Wellington this week for work. I'm part of the Environmental Sustainability working group for my BU in the company so spent some time at head office Wednesday morning meeting others in the group that I've only teleconferenced with to this point. We put the finishing touches on our presentation for Thursday's conference then spent the afternoon planting trees in the Mt Vic area. We worked out that we needed to plant 70 natives to offset the emissions generated by our travel and activities over the two days and managed to easily plant the 200 saplings they had for us with the help of some other volunteers. We also did some maintenance work on the site. This is the view from above our worksite -



                    Conservation Volunteers Wellington are regenerating native bush land in this area as one of the 'corridors' that extend from the border of Zealandia. This is because within the next 15-20yrs Zealandia with become 'overpopulated' by the native fauna it's been designed to protect. Scientists predict that the species that are able to will then begin to migrate beyond the predator boundary and these corridors are designed to allow them to have some natural habitat to move to that will still be relatively safe. What a great legacy for the Wellington area.

                    Thursday was the conference and much less exciting for anyone that wasn't there so I won't go into detail. It was however my first proper visit to a marae with a full karanga and powhiri. And I learnt my first waiata (with actions and everything, which unfortunately was captured on film. LOL).

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                    • #11
                      i was taken along to see this: https://www.artsfest.co.nz/artists/velvet/
                      now, im not the most observant of people when it comes to cultural sub-groups but i'm pretty sure there were homosexual undertones

                      if you are a big fan of glitter balls, disco music and sequin clothing, this is a show for you :thumbup:

                      truth be told, it was an interesting 80min and i've paid to see far worse at the movies.
                      “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


                      Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
                      Always aim to be that man.

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                      • #12
                        International Drive Electric Week meet at Zealandia in Karori today. Amongst the vehicles, two electric motorbikes. 25 vehicles in convoy from Tawa down the Wellington motorway.

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                        • #13
                          What a lovely thread,thank you John. To add a wee bit to the electric car thread. I had a Toyota hybrid Prius. Untill I forfeited drivers license . This car was mind boggling...just short of 60 miles to the gallon, roomy as and lovely to drive. its only downside was its small rear window which made reversing more difficult than normal. You can forget about failing batteries and the supposed cost to fix. It just doesnt happen... My daughter drives my Prius and has so for 12 months and loves it.

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                            What a lovely thread,thank you John. To add a wee bit to the electric car thread. I had a Toyota hybrid Prius. Untill I forfeited drivers license . This car was mind boggling...just short of 60 miles to the gallon, roomy as and lovely to drive. its only downside was its small rear window which made reversing more difficult than normal. You can forget about failing batteries and the supposed cost to fix. It just doesnt happen... My daughter drives my Prius and has so for 12 months and loves it.


                            Still have my Prius.. has over 230000km on the clock.. feels like a dino compared to the Leaf... Technology moving forward at great leaps..
                            Tony Lewis
                            New Zealand

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                            • #15
                              Went for a walk on the beach. The power of nature obvious from these pics of cement blocks used to prevent erosion.. guess we won't be using steps from our right of way anytime soon..


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                              Tony Lewis
                              New Zealand

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