In Wellington we stayed with Phil, a Kiwi who lived in London around the same time I did, and his two housemates, Manu and Jake.
During our stay we got introduced to their hobbies. These were primarily lawn bowls, the making and repurposing of things strange and wheeled, and a game called coiny cuppy.
For Kris and Saunders it was the first time being put up in someone’s home while far away from their own. For me the amazing hospitality of people like the 208 guys is appreciated no less for having experienced it elsewhere. After a week and a bit we managed to get a slot on the ferry and it was on to the South Island…