Monthly Archives: May 2016

30th May – Mt. Maunganui

Queens Birthday.  Also known as day-of-beautiful-weather-before-the-rain-hits-but-because-its-a-holiday-we-can’t-work day.  It’s going to rain most of this week, but Monday is off limits because nobody wants to offer up holiday pay.  As such my group consider heading to Mt. Maunganui for the day, … Continue reading

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26th May – A New Start at the Finish Line

Welp, I’ve finally cut my losses and signed up with a new contractor.  Sohrab just couldn’t find the work and last time I called him, he suggested I do just that if I could.  I’m now getting a ride with … Continue reading

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24th May – Rain, Rain, Rain

It’s been a week, and the forecast has been nothing but rain, thunder and more rain.  We managed to get out once – for a random contractor who had us doing green kiwi, but other than that, we’ve been trapped … Continue reading

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15th May – Stealth Pick

The next morning, I’m feeling much better.  Which is a good thing because Sohrab calls me up asking me to work.  Our team is having a day off so that Team Ten can work, but Team Nine is short of … Continue reading

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14th May – Aint no Party Like a Bay Gold Party

I am getting SO SICK of being sick…this morning I’m up at 5am in serious pain.  End up doped to the gills and seriously contemplating calling in sick.  The only thing stopping me?  As of yesterday we finally finished harvesting … Continue reading

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11th May – Compromise

Well, M has become a problem.  He doesn’t reply to any of my calls or texts this morning, and despite being told to arrive to pick me up half an hour early, he doesn’t show.  I end up having to … Continue reading

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10th May – Astro Labe

We’ve spent quite a lot of time working with Team Eleven, but because we all live in different places, we don’t really interact outside of work.  Today, everyone decides to rectify that – there’s a bar in Mt. Manganui that … Continue reading

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