Turns out there's not really any affordable accommodation around the halfway mark from here to Auckland so it was going to be a short run to Rangiriri today followed by a big push into Auckland tomorrow.
With the short ride today I didn't feel ant rush to get on the road. Took advantage of this to enjoy David and Annette's company a little longer. When I did move on Annette took photos for a post on the local community website that they manage. :) I hate photos... :)
Apart from that the day was cows, cows, cows, cows, goats, more cows, cars, trucks, Huntley, big power station, traffic, traffic, traffic, pub.
Not a bad end to the day.