Monthly Archives: April 2016

28th April – And the Dominoes Keep Falling

Dammit, I’m starting to think I’m cursed.  This job is FINALLY giving us regular ours and the fates conspire to screw me over.  First we lose our lift, then our second lift double crosses us, and now we’ve discovered our … Continue reading

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27th April – Betrayal of the Oddest Kind

We have had the most frustrating day.  On top of nursing my semi-recovered body (passed the sore throat and nausea and moved onto congestion and headaches), last night, Arvid (our driver) told our boss he was leaving for a packhouse … Continue reading

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25th April – ANZAC Day

ANZAC day is a public holiday, which means anyone working gets time and a half, so needless to say almost nobody was working.  Not the best of news since that made it 2 days in a row we hadn’t worked … Continue reading

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19th April – Stupid Rain

Read the title and guess how my day went. Yesterday we got a five hour shift doing yet another specialty pick of gold kiwi (there are few phrases that can get a larger groan than THAT one at my hostel … Continue reading

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12-16th April – Kiwi Picking

I’m getting flashbacks to the Mango season in Australia.  It’s been the worst season for kiwi’s in 45 years – we’re nearly halfway through the season and the fields are failing left and right.  From what I understand, sugar levels … Continue reading

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7th April – Papamoa Hills Regional Park

Another day, another wait for work.  The entire hostel is climbing the walls as the season just won’t start.  Feel back for the harvesters too – these fields are their income, and the later the season takes to start, the … Continue reading

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31st March – Te Puke

First day of kiwi picking!  We weren’t meant to start, but at 9:15 we got a text from our new boss Bob asking us to start at 10am.  Thus began a mad scramble to be ready and present at the … Continue reading

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