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  1. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Hey guys,

    After our visit to Melborne, for the F1 GP, we flew over to NZ. We're stayin the night at Lake Tekapo then tomorrow we are off to Queens Town. If any of you live in, or near, Queens Town I was wondering if you would like to meet up for a pint? We'll be I town for a couple of days. Also anything we must do or see while we are over?

    Thanks
     
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  3. I16

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    Queenstown is a great place - we will not be there until Easter [for the airshow at Wanaka]
    Lot of motorsport history with grass track racing at Speargrass Flat, Hill Climb up to Coronet Peak, street racing around the township as well as a new road circuit under way at Cromwell.
    Tony Quinn from Australia has recently bought in and should be by now in the build stage.
    If you get a chance have a look at the Wanaka Airfield lots of lovely planes in a great collection.
    If you have lots of time then send me a pm and I will give you a few contacts.
    I16
     
  4. ernie

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    Thanks for the suggestion about the airfield, if we can fit it in, we will.
     
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  8. ernie

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    Update

    We didn't stop in Wanaka yesterday because we just wanted to get to Queenstown. Later this afternoon we are off to a jetboat ride up the river and then a helicopter ride.

    As for the Black Mac, had one of those yesterday, pretty tasty.
     
  9. James-NZ

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    Are you still in NZ ernie?

    Any plans in the north island?

    PM if you prefer...
     
  10. ernie

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    Nope, I'm back State side now. We flew home on Sunday. Besides, you guys on the North Isle were getting some nasty weather. We had the sun follow us around in the south. :p Worst weather we had was on morning in Queenstown, and then it cleared up after lunch.
     
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    Good man! ...hmmmm maybe a St Pauley Girl???? now that you are back stateside...please don't go for that Millers or Bud cats urine ;-) Cheers, Mick
     
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  13. ernie

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    Speaking of cat piss Bud, you guys get MURDERED on the price you pay for alcohol. Heck it is brutal what you pay for food period. We were in the Alpine supermarket in Queenstown, buying some food, and I thought let's see what you guys pay for Budweiser. $35 FREAKING DOLLARS for a 12 pack of Bud. THAT IS INSANE!!!! State side we can get it for $12. Either way I don't drink the stuff. But $35 just floored me.
     
  14. Horse

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    Worth $1.50 in my view.
     
  15. ernie

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    Good luck finding anything for $1.50 in NZ. ;)
     
  16. alexm

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    Cool tips..

    I'll be sure to look some up when in Queenstown & surrounds next week.. will pass on the Bud at *any* price though lol.
     
  17. Horse

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    A sheep?
     
  18. b27

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    Did somebody mention sheep. :D
     
  19. Horse

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    Did you Baa up?
     
  20. b27

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    That's original. ;)
     
  21. Horse

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    Flock off.

    ;)
     
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  23. Horse

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    Would suit Robert ? (you'd know;))
     
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    Now if the shoes were Gialo Fly, then maybe yes. :)

    As for the second photo......... I refuse to comment on the grounds it may incriminate me. :D
     
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    Hi Brett!
     

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