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Sep 9, 2007 - Waimate North

Wet day! Woke up to find everyone else already up! Started up the powerpoint show again for Frank to watch, who hadn't seen it properly last night. Maxine & Co., Paul and Co., and Dad arrived to finish cleaning up and we had “breakfast” of leftover re-heated savouries. When the others had all left for Auckland and home, I went with Dad to Kerikeri to get rubbish stickers for the 9 bags of rubbish and he left his ute at New World. We went back to his place to get some birthday cake to take out to Jean's, and I collected some oranges. Went...

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Sep 8, 2007 - Party Night at Waimate North

Woke around 8.30am when Gary texted that they'd left Auckland. Had a coffee, showers, then whitebait fritters for breakfast. Gary and Jenna arrived soon after 11am, then Gwenyth arrived, and then Ken Cook arrived with the right keys to open the front door of the hall. Maxine, Owen, Sharalyn and Wes arrived shortly after, and then Paul, Jordan, Ryann and Helen. Dad arrived with his ladder, so we proceeded to set up the hall with tables and chairs while the “kids” blew up balloons and hung them up with the banners. David set up my laptop and...

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Sep 7, 2007 - Waimate North (Dad's 70th)

Packed the caravan and left home at 11am heading for Waimate North Showgrounds. Made good time with little traffic and arrived at Ohaeawhai Hotel at 2.15pm. Checked out the bookings for tomorrow night, then went on out to the hall. Found it was left open, so set up the caravan and unloaded all the gear into the hall. Popped in to Kaikohe and when we got back Dad was waiting for us. Had a coffee, blue cheese and crackers, and then chatted our way through a bottle of nice Australian Red. Dad left for home about 9pm (we only had 2 steaks!). A...

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