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Old 12-19-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

Hot, sunny, clear. Fridge and freezer are overflowing with fish, paua (abalone) and crayfish (lobster). Summer is beyond rad.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

Lucky! Its like 20 degrees F here. I should move to New Zealand. Hows the economy there? Whats the diving like...is there some descent shore diving/spearing? Always wanted to check out NZ.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

Economy is good, diving is awesome, shoreys are better than most places I've been to.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

Thats awesome, sounds like a cool place to live. Are north and south islands good for shore dives? How's diving in your winter season?
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:58 PM   #5
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

North Island has way more spearfishing opportunities, the farther north, the better. South Island makes up for lack of species with massive crays, paua, and a few of the better tasting fish. But it's frickin cold down there.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:02 PM   #6
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

Pictures!
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:35 PM   #7
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

I wish I had some new ones, but most of my dives lately have been for dinner, so haven't taken many pictures. The last great effort was the Great Barrier trip, on this forum.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:42 PM   #8
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I wish I had some new ones, but most of my dives lately have been for dinner, so haven't taken many pictures.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:34 PM   #9
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

Well, since you guys want some pics, here is a recent adventure where we got a lot more than we bargained for:

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=97625
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:40 PM   #10
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

vacation homes in the area is listed from 200-400 per week? Is that pricey for the area? Looking for a long term vacation stay in the future!
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Yep, that's pretty standard. Not very cheap.
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

Is there much of a wine region in the north? I'm looking at moving there to do mental health nursing and my lady is in the wine industry. I'd rather live north where the diving and weather is better.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:17 PM   #13
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Yeah, there's plenty of "wine" up north, but just not as much as Marlborough and Hawke's Bay. It shouldn't be too hard to find out if the industry is big enough to break into up north.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:50 PM   #14
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Re: Hawke's Bay, NZ reports

Looking to get down there next Christmas...........you are making it all the more appealing
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