The Beauty of Paeroa Deep Fry

21/05/2012 at 11:04 am

Peter Pieruschka - Paeroa Deep Fry

Le Food and ze Kiwis – a peculiar, occasionally sinister, combo. Superbly captured in this shot by Peter “Instant Classics” Pieruschka. Thanks a lot, Peter!

Photo © 2012 Peter Pieruschka.

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The Beauty of Kaikoura Cones

21/05/2012 at 10:53 am

Cone @ Kaikoura - Tim Parkinson

Vanilla Sky meets Leonard Cone. Great cone, great shot, no reason whatsoever to ridicule this as an “Ugly New Zealand photo”. Which is why I won’t. Why would I.

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Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) 2012 Tim Parkinson. Original here.

The Beauty of Sheep and Dogs

21/04/2012 at 6:01 am

Together with the Gigantic Kiwi Slice Platform Thingy perhaps New Zealand’s number 1 silly iconic tourist landmark. I just can’t get enough of it… – especially if I happen to stumble over fantastic photos like these.

The dog and sheep buildings, Tirau, Waikato - Phillip Capper

The sheep building, Tirau, Waikato - Phillip Capper

The dog building, Tirau, Waikato - Phillip Capper

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Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) 2012 Phillip Capper. Thanks so much, Phillip!
Originals: here, here and here.

The Best of Ugly New Zealand – South Island

24/02/2012 at 8:24 pm

Part 2 of the collection: “Best of Ugly New Zealand Edition South Island (BOUNZESI)”. Have a lovely weekend, y’all, while deciding if the South or the North wins. For me, it’s clear as Lake Wakatipu.

01 Boring Akaroa 02 - Karsten Grillitsch02 Slope Point - Glutnix03 BurnedBBQ - Ralf
04 SheepPooOmarama - Karsten Grillitsch05 Cromwell Fruit - Marilyn Moffat06 Dunedin Molars - Carolyn Guytonbeck
07 Concrete and Water - Paul Roper-Gee08 Limo in the Snow - Timaru, NZ - Shannon Stevenson09 Invercargill Skate Park - Ralf
09 Timaru Home of Phar Lap - Grant Dommen11 Alien in Garage - Ralf12 Wakefield 1989 - TravellingLight

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 Casino Testicles

21/12/2011 at 11:07 am

Is there a better way to celebrate the festive spirit than to present the testicular decoration of Christchurch’s Casino? I don’t think so.

This post is a shameless regurgitation of a “The Worst of Perth” article. The Worst of Perth is our – far superior – brother in the crime of regional mockery. Visit them to find out more thrilling geological details!

Happy Christmas, and have a couple nice days, y’all!
See you next year!

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CHCH Casino 2 - TheWorstofPerth.com

CHCH Casino 1 - TheWorstofPerth.com

Casino in Christchurch - Tina Ivano

Photos © 2011 The Worst of Perth. Originals here.
Photo 2011 Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Tina Ivano. Original here.

The Beauty of the Birds

19/12/2011 at 4:13 pm

UCOL, Palmerston North 1 - Wentao Yin

Let’s ignore the overwhelming Freudian and Hitch-cock-ian subtexts for a second, and let’s just enjoy this architectural tribute to Miles Davis. Another visual rollercoaster by the tremendous Wentao Yin.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.

 

The Beauty of Te Manawa

26/11/2011 at 3:10 pm

Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North 1 - Wentao Yin

“Mom, why has the woman spikes in her bum?” Another action-packed Palmerston thrill-ride by Wentao Yin. Also don’t miss the bugs crawling all over the building. The perfect theme park for a relaxed post party drug chillout…

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.

The Beauty of Peg Legs

25/08/2011 at 9:06 pm

Peg Leg - Hilary

Our reader Hilary from Matarangi lived happily in her most beautiful corner of the entire universe. Until this gang of weekend intruders arrived at her favorite beach and got undressed…

No Google Maps coordinates of this one… stay off the Coromandel, city slickers!

Photo © 2011 Hilary from Matarangi… don’t dare to google it, 5th Avenue scum!

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The Beauty of Hammers

07/08/2011 at 1:12 pm

Hammer - Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

Whenever european architects mess up so badly that more than a dozen people get injured or killed, they are exiled to New Zealand. Where they do stuff like this.

A big thanks to the bodacious Kristina D.C. Hoeppner for providing all these gems under a Creative Commons license! It feels good to act legally from time to time!

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2011 Kristina D.C. Hoeppner. Original here.