The Best of Ugly New Zealand – North Island

20/02/2012 at 10:32 pm

People, I’m slowly running a bit low on new material. That means…

1. Time for our gazillions millions thousands quite a few dunno, maybe a couple dozen? three friends to send new material, puh-leese!

2. Time for cheap reruns of lukewarm oldies: let’s start with a lovingly complied collection of the “Best of Ugly New Zealand Edition North Island (BOUNZENI)”. Sounds a bit like a hungarian car brand, if you ask me.

Keep calm, Dunners, I’ll follow up with the “Best of the South” these days.

The Beauty of White Island

19/01/2011 at 11:39 pm

White Island - vtveen

Another guest post by the titillating Alex Gilks:

No, not the a snapshot of a Hutt Valley industrial estate – this is White Island, the site of NZ’s first full-scale World War II bombed buildings diorama. Weta Workshops tested many natural pigments before settling on the exact hue for mustard gas residue.

Google Maps Location.

Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2010 vtveen. Original here.

The Beauty of Bubbly Mud. For real.

01/12/2010 at 8:14 am

Bubbling hot stinky mud - ilah

Ilah is the newest contributor to Ugly New Zealand, although she stresses that New Zealand isn’t ugly at all. True that: even the mud shots (mud shots, hahaha, hold me back!) look like art. And if you like this, wait until you see the photos on her Flickr stream.

Photo © 2010 Ilah. Original here.

Google Maps Location

The Beauty of Whakatane Airport

19/06/2010 at 6:55 am

Whakatane Airport - Mr Munnings on Tour

Another blue-ribbon entry to our encyclopedia of mildly insane Kiwi architecture.

Google Maps Location.

Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic) 2010 Mr Munnings on Tour. Original here.

The Beauty of Gigantic Kiwi Slices in Heavy Rain

30/04/2010 at 7:05 am

Gigantic Kiwi Fruit - Dave Smith

It’s impossible to describe the sheer awesomeness of this pre-digital-era photo by Dave Smith. Gladly, I don’t have to.

Photo Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic 2010 Dave Smith. Original here.