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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2008, 10:11:53 PM »
Peach, Te Puke is a mere 215 km from Auckland, so they don't just zip over and back. That is at least 5 hours on the road going over and back given the limits on time. We know they cannot clear Auckland International Airport before 430am and that teams are supposed to get back soon after midnight, unless it is a TBC(which is distinctly possible). A 12 hour pitstop means teams must be released by about 10pm. That leaves between 430am and 10am to get to all tasks and then to Te Puke. With a 2.5 hour drive over, the chances of that are minimal in my opinion.


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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2008, 10:16:34 PM »
Here is a list of maybe all possible activities in Tauranga:

Adventure Parks
Hill Hoppers, Longridge Park, SH 23, Paengaroa Tel (07) 5331818 Four Wheel Drive Fun in Suzuki Vitaras
Longridge Park, SH 23, Paengaroa Tel (07) 5331515. Jet boat rides, kiwifruit farm, deer and tamed animals.
Waimarino Canoe Centre (Wairoa river), Taniwha Place, Bethlehem. Tel (07) 576 4233. River and sea kayaking hire and outdoor climbing wall.

Farms
Deer Farm, O'Harar Estate, 540 SH 33 Te Puke, Tel (07) 5738764. Deer Farm Tours
Faraway Farm, 1384, No. 3 Rd, Te Puke, Tel (07) 5735400 or (025) 2805727, Fax (07) 5735402. Guided horse treks, possum shooting and farming activities. Farm-stay and cabin accommodation.
Ostrich and Emu Farm,  Clarke Rd, Te Puna, RD 6, Tel (07) 552 5558

Dolphin Swimming
Gemini Galaxsea Tel (07) 5783197.
Dolphin Seafaris, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tel 07 5754620
Fishing/Diving Charters

Blue Ocean Charters Ltd, Coronation Pier, Tel (07) 5789685
Fishing and Boating Charters, Coronation Pier, Tel (07) 5776501

Flying, Gliding and Skydiving
Aero Club, Tauranga Airport, Tel (07) 5753210 /5753104. Scenic and charter flights
Gliding, Aerodrome Rd, Mt Maunganui Tel (07) 5756768.....photos
Marine Helicopters, Tel (07) 575 0689. Scenic flights to White Island. (Active Volcano)
Microlight Training Flights, Tel (07) 025 767 194
Tandem Skydiving Tauranga Airport, Tel (07) 576 7990

Golf
Mount Maunganui Golf Club, Fairway Ave, Mt Maunganui, Tel (07) 575 4487
Omanu Golf Club, 97 Matapihi Rd, Mt Maunganui, Tel (07) 5755957
Otumoetai Golf Club, Bureta Park, Tauranga Tel (07) 5769730
Pitch "n" Drive Golf Park, Parton Rd, Papamoa Tel (07) 5422525
Tauranga Golf Club, Cameron Rd, Tauranga Tel (07) 5788465.
Te Puke Golf Club, SH 2, Paengaroa Tel (07) 5331115
Western Bay Golf Links, Links View Drive, Omokoroa Tel (07) 5480384
 
Heated Swimming Pools
Greerton Aquatic Centre, Kiteroa St, Greerton, Tel. (07)5410319
Mount Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools, 1 Adams Ave, Mt Maunganui, Tel. (07) 5754487
Oropi Spa Pools, 1Warner Rd, Oropi, Tel (07) 5433913
Kaimai Bush Adventures Tel (07) 5525454 or 5480625. Guided tramping in Kaimai- Mamaka State Forest Park

Mayor Island, Uninhabited Island  48 km North East of Tauranga with a camping ground and walking tracks.

Mountain Bike Trails, Oropi Grove, 3kms up Oropi Rd from SH 29. Mountain bike tracks thru native bush

Natural Hot Mineral Spings
Bayshore Leisure Park, SH 29 Windemere, Tel/Fax (07) 5440700.
Fernland Spa Mineral Hot Pools, 250 Cambridge Rd, Tel (07) 5783081.
Sapphire Spings, Hot springs Rd, Katikati, Tel (07) 5490768.
Welcome Bay Hot Pools, Welcome Bay Rd, Welcome Bay. Tel (07) 544 2327.
Pacer Rally Karts (Go Karts), 85 Keith Allen Drive, Tauranga Tel (07) 5776835

Rock Climbing
The Rock House,   9 Triton Ave, Mt Maunganui.  Tel (07) 572 4920. Indoor rock climbing complex
Waimarino Canoe Centre (Wairoa river), Taniwha Place, Bethlehem. Tel (07) 576 4233. River and sea kayaking hire and outdoor climbing wall.

Swimming, Surfing and Windsurfing
Mt Maunganui, Pacific Ocean surf beach
Papamoa, Pacific Ocean surf beach
Omanu, Pacific Ocean surf beach
Maketu, Pacific Ocean surf beach
Matakana Island, Pacific Ocean surf beach
Inner Harbour, Kulim Park, Fergusson Park, Pilot Bay

Swimming Holes
Rerekawau Falls ( Kaiate Falls), Off Welcome Bay Rd. Swimming hole, series of nine cascades and waterfalls......photos
McLarens Falls, Off SH 29. Popular swimming hole, launching spots for white-water rafting and kayaking.......photos
Tour Operators (Local)

Tims Tours, Tel (07) 572 5956, Fax (07) 572 5903. Local and regional tours, golf tours or create your own.
Mount Classic Tours, Tel (07) 574 1779, Fax (07) 574 1775. Luxury Rolls Royce and Damlier limousine tours and weddings.

White Water Rafting
Wairoa River and Kaituna River, Grade 5 white-water rafting and kayaking
Wet 'N' Wild, Tel (07)348 3191
River Rats Rafting, Tel (07) 347 6049

Wineries
Mills Reef, 143 Moffat Rd, Tauranga Tel (07) 5768800
Mortan Estate, SH 2, Katikati. Tel (07) 552 0795


I like the possibility of Kaimai Bush Adventures and of Waimarino Canoe Centre and climbing wall

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2008, 10:27:09 PM »
Peach, Te Puke is a mere 215 km from Auckland, so they don't just zip over and back. That is at least 5 hours on the road going over and back given the limits on time. We know they cannot clear Auckland International Airport before 430am and that teams are supposed to get back soon after midnight, unless it is a TBC(which is distinctly possible). A 12 hour pitstop means teams must be released by about 10pm. That leaves between 430am and 10am to get to all tasks and then to Te Puke. With a 2.5 hour drive over, the chances of that are minimal in my opinion.


Are you saying you don't think they went there? ???

Because we know they do based on the CBS map:



and on this Intro cap:
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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2008, 10:29:37 PM »
I'll throw in one more activity: the Blokart, which originated in the Tauranga area.

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2008, 10:37:17 PM »
Could that be Mt Taranaki in the background? Remember, I've never been to NZ.



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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2008, 11:16:37 PM »
Here is some more to add to what we know:

Teams arrive 5/2 and depart 5/3 12:30 to 7PM with one team still waiting to fly out at 7 ish

They do a dawn task on an extinct volcano near Auckland.

Crews were hired :
Crew link: http://forums.nzcrews.tv/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1413 (thanks to puddin)

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It was confirmed from very reliable industry sources, TAR was definitely in New Zealand (Auckland and Middle-North Island) - from April 31 to May 2 or 3. A race spoiler I got was that at least one team missed a bus or similar and arrived at a challenge a day behind other teams (well, the following morning anyhow) - I hear this because the local crew hired to do the POV pickup shots had to revisit the location that morning to get matched lighting conditions.


I do believe that they were on schedule in NZ (so based on the request for drivers, that was April 30th (NZST) to May 2nd, however I expect that at least part of the production crew arrived earlier

The word I heard from my source was that a team 'missed the bus' and didn't arrive somewhere (I got the impression is was a cluebox) until the morning after other teams (although no word on what time of day the other teams got there the previous day).



We also had this:

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*Hi, this is completely unconfirmed and comes to me third hand but my mother was listening to a talk show on the radio yesterday here in NZ and there was a woman from Tauranga on who said that a reality show had been through there-well, the Tauranga-Mount Maunganui area (in the North Island, not far from Auckland). I asked my mother if the woman had said when and she said no but she got the impression listening that it was in the last month.

I took this to Vinnie & Carly
 
93.4 MORE FM TAURANGA  who have a morning call in show.

They did not recall any such call-in but on several occasions between 5/21 and 6/5 were kind enough to take this info to their listeners --but there was no response from anyone in their listening area who saw anything at all.

So based on that, I  think the teams may have done only the dawn task near Auckland , and possibly the FF at the Sky Tower, before moving on to the Te Puke area, where we know the Pitstop was.

There are MAPS! here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15503.msg301645.html#msg301645

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2008, 10:15:23 AM »
I didn't see anything speculated here about where the Maori warriors from the intro fit in.  Those are DEFINITELY New Zealand because I saw a show about them once :)
Maybe they're part of the dawn volcano task?  Or do we already know what that is??

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2008, 10:53:39 AM »
Here ya go elopes

Phil interview:
•Q: You're also going back to your birthplace, New Zealand, the adventure capital of the world, for the third time. What new thrills can we expect to see?
•A: New Zealanders are very proud of their indigenous Maori culture, and we were looking to get something of that in the show. We ended up having the teams search for Maori warriors on an extinct volcano (near Auckland), and it was the most magical morning when they arrived: As the sun was rising, there were these warriors doing the haka (a traditional war dance) with a magnificent rainbow over the top of the hill.

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#7 "None tree Hill", Auckland




#8  Maori men, New Zealand


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#20 kiwi360 in Te Puke, New Zealand

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2008, 12:10:01 PM »
Maybe someome has already posted some of this, but I do not recall so I am doing it:

www.kiwi360.com
Young Rd (PO Box 541), 5 minutes east of Te Puke, off SH 2, Te Puke
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Kiwi360 celebrates the New Zealand icon, the Kiwifruit. Visitors can experience a kiwifruit orchard tour on our unique kiwikarts, gaining an insight into the very special and unique conditions that enable production of the highest quality kiwifruit in the world. Visitors can enjoy superb café food in the courtyard café or shop for unique gifts and souvenirs in Western Bay of Plenty's largest tourist retail outlet.


puddin, no it cannot be Mt. Taranaki/Egmont seen from Te Puke. Mount Taranaki/Egmont is on the southwest corner of the North Island. It is about 250 km from Te Puke. There may be an initial "hunt for Maoris" on the slopes of the volcano in the Auckland area, but if teams finish as stated by CBS at Te Puke you can bet a lot of money on the proposition that they don't just go 250 km to Te Puke just so they can turn around and go back. That would be totally nonsensical.
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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2008, 12:20:36 PM »
Kiwi360.com is the most visited attraction in Te Puke, but there are also these:

Longridge Fun Park Jet Boating in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Region
Jet boat the scenic and narrow Kaituna River and experience our legendary 360-degree spins. Open 9:00am onwards.

Longridge Fun Park Farms in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Region
This tour is on a working farm and orchard so you get to see and touch everything we talk about.
 
Hairy Berry Backpackers Booking Services in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Region
10 mins to SURF BEACHES, bush walks and waterfalls. Only 30 minutes to Tauranga or Rotorua. Midway from Auckland or Coramandel to Taupo or East Cape your perfect stopover.
 
Experience Outdoors New Zealand Sports in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Region
Go archery and pistol hunting without killing anything! Your opportunity to learn and practise skills in a natural "hunting" environment. Suitable for all ages,full instruction given,
 
Briars Seaside Ride Horse Trekking Horse Treks in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Region
Guide your horse beside the glistening waves of the Pacific Ocean and through New Zealand dairy farmland with breathtaking views of the Coastal Bay of Plenty. A once in a life time opportunity.
 
 
 


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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2008, 01:39:43 PM »
Here ya go elopes

Phil interview:
•Q: You're also going back to your birthplace, New Zealand, the adventure capital of the world, for the third time. What new thrills can we expect to see?
•A: New Zealanders are very proud of their indigenous Maori culture, and we were looking to get something of that in the show. We ended up having the teams search for Maori warriors on an extinct volcano (near Auckland), and it was the most magical morning when they arrived: As the sun was rising, there were these warriors doing the haka (a traditional war dance) with a magnificent rainbow over the top of the hill.

I'm so envious of the teams who arrived during that scene!

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2008, 08:05:13 PM »
It's blokart sailing on wheels. The HQ for this is Blockart Heaven, Papamoa. Papamoa is the largest suburb of Tauranga.
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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2008, 08:27:50 PM »
I'll throw in one more activity: the Blokart, which originated in the Tauranga area.

Good job, slowhatch! :hearts:
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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2008, 08:31:15 PM »
I'll throw in one more activity: the Blokart, which originated in the Tauranga area.
incoming  :yess: you got it Slowhatch!!!!!!

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2008, 08:37:20 PM »



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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2008, 08:49:04 PM »
176 Parton Road, as mentioned by Apskip and others.

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2008, 08:49:33 PM »
this will do for now


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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2008, 09:16:01 PM »
The photo of the mountain presented by puddin earlier raises the question of which one. Here are the prominent mountains of the Bay of Plenty region:

Mount Maunganui, Mount Tarawera and Mount Edgecumbe/Putauaki, which also have cultural significance to local Māori. The Kaimai and Mamaku mountain ranges lie at the western border of the region.

On the question of whether any oen of them matches the photo puddin provided in post #29 in this thread, I can say that Mt. Manganui is shaped different and is only 230 meters high. Mt. Tarawera, which was the subject of the Fast Forward to Wil and Tara in AR2, does not look like the photo. Mt. Edgecumbe/Putuaki is the closest to a match and I only have one side view to go on. It is 820 meters high. However, Mt. Edgecumbe is about 50 km from Te Puke.
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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2008, 11:20:54 PM »
Next on The Amazing Race:
I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?
A team is stranded on the side of the road. Will the aid of a local save their Race?
Teammates clash as one accuses the other of behaving like a dictator.
One racer wipes out and fears broken bones. Will they push through the pain to reach the Pit Stop

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2008, 12:17:09 AM »
There's a Gulf Harbor north of the airport, but it's just a marina and golf course basically.

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2008, 12:18:21 AM »
And would you look at that, the teams are driving themselves! LOL, mswood  :neener:

LOL, for some reason I thought Kelly/Christy would be left behind and not catch up, so seeing them caught up makes me happy

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Re: EP4:10/19 "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2008, 12:30:14 AM »
If Gulf Harbor is just a route info stop, would that mean the Detour is nearby (Match the Moko/Mash the Kiwifruit)? Peach has a bead on the local volcanoes.


 

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