Combined Australia and Waitangi Day celebrations
The Macca team decided to postpone Australia Day until the hunters were back on station at the end of the month. As Waitangi Day is observed each year on 6 February, both national days were combined and celebrated in true New Zealand and Aussie style.
The day started off with an early morning swim starting on the west coast. The team had to make their way through smelly mounds of kelp then it was over to the east coast where the water was a little cleaner and calmer. After a good outdoor shower to wash off any remaining kelp goo, the team enjoyed time in the spa before making their way to the mess for a cooked brunch.
After brunch the games began. Four teams competed for the big prizes. The games consisted of ‘toss the mud pie’ using a shovel, toss the rubber boot, toss the phone, fastest Tim Tam and dry Weet-Bix eating team. A BBQ followed later in the evening and so did an unplanned game of beach rugby.
We were all winners!