I have returned from Dannevirke. Intact. I had an adventure because I got lost (due entirely to the directions I was given by the Avis Rental car chap at the Palmerston North airport), and it took me ages to get there. I should have known really, it all started when the plane was delayed "because of operatonal requirements" (translation = we haven't got a captain to fly the plane but we will get one), then when i got to Palmserton North the Avis counter was unattended as by now it was after hours. THEN I got lost, and it was dark, raining...you get the picture.
However, I then had a very creepy encounter at the takeaway place I chose..yes, the fact that it was called Bollywood Stars and the guy behind the counter had one of those porno-moustaches should have alerted me but I was tired and hungry (shades of Goldie Locks, I hear you mutter). I managed to escape with my Butter Chicken into the crazy-rain night.
The next few days I spent doing a safety audit at one of the meat processing plants. Very tidy place too considering. I had a good time and my meal that night was great...at a place called The Black Stump Cafe. I had the Anguspure steak (blue). Seemed a shame not to.