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Right now New Zealand is participating in the Commonwealth Games. It's like a mini Olympics, the main difference is that the countires that participate were formally ruled by Britain. Like the Olympics they have traditional sorts of games like Track and Field, Swimming, and Gymnastics. What makes the Commonwealth Games unique is that they also have lawn bowling, Ping Pong, Netball (which is a women's sport that is like a cross between basketball and ultimate frisbee), Cricket, and of course Rugby. The games this year are being hosting in India and are very popular here. New Zealand is doing ok overall, but they are kicking butt and taking names at Rugby and Netball. The NZ Rugby team The All Blacks are one of the best, if not THE best rugby team in the world and NZ is very proud of them. Even if they were awful they would still be super proud. That is one thing that we have noticed here, Kiwis are super supportive of other Kiwis. For example the NZ soccer team The All Whites were knocked out of the World Cup in the first round. There are still commercials on tv saying how they dominated and are a force to be reckoned with. It is kind of nice how much solidarity there is here amongst the Kiwis.
Labour Day is coming up here next week, and Whitianga is hosting bathtub races here in they bay. I've heard that there are heeps of participants and that it shouldlbe sweet as. We are looking forward to checking it out! Hopefully we'll have some good pictures of the race to post. I hope everything is going well in the northern hemisphere. Thanks for reading!
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz