We are up north this weekend visiting ex-boss Tom at his family farm in Tutukaka. But the hotel there wanted way too much for a room, so we found an Airbnb in Ngunguru, the ngext towng over. Pronungciation has beeng a topic. There’s no hard G, so no gurus in Ngunguru.
Ngunguru sits on an estuary. There’s a few hundred houses, a mix of second homes, retirees, and some people who make the commute into Whangarei. Pretty sleepy.
The next morning we went for a walk around. Despite there being nothing to see, we saw a lot…
The jandal fence.
The time capsule.
A whole series of funny little ant-themed pictures on the sidewalk.
The blue car that drove off the road.
A funny sign at the golf course and sports complex clubhouse.
And more. Would you want to spend your remaining time here? I don’t think I would, but it’s always a nice surprise to find some of the “more than meets the eye” stuff that surely exists everywhere.