stop bank walking today, lots of cows, which means lots of 'special' mud. Happy days! But the views were awesome!
Rather than trying to push on to Huntly (another 11 kms of so), I found a room in Rangiriri. But not before running the gauntlet of crossing the highway, Frogger-style. Once safely across , it became clear what all the earthworks were about. A replica redoubt was being built to protect the Rangiriri rugby ground, probably from those cheating bastards from Meremere. They had electric fences (I'm not kidding), and what looked like an anti-tank berm. I took a pic, and immediately security was on to me, which confirmed my theory that the All Blacks were training with the Rangiriri First Fifteen to hone them in preparation for the Springboks this weekend.