Kaitaia is nearly at the top of New Zealand and has a personality of it's own. The people are predominantly Maori, with some Dalmation descent in there from the gum digging days of the early 1900's. The locals are really friendly, and they have a distinctly Far North accent.
|Check out the leg tattoos|
|Kaitaia market characters|
|Proud new owner of bike and life jacket|
|Greg - aka "Ibrahim"|
I love the quirky things you see in small towns...how about this mosaic fronted house..
On the way home we stopped in Mangonui to buy some smoked fish and I had to take this photo for my daughter who just loves crayfish. She won't be getting any from here - this is expensive by New Zealand standards.