Kiwi fruit actually grows on a vine, like grapes. They grow various shrubs as windscreens, because the wind will knock them off the vine. When it's time to harvest they walk under the vine with a big bag attached to their chests, and they pick the fruit and place it in the bag. I had no idea.
In addition to kiwi fruit, I ate plenty of fish and chips while in Tauranga. Near my hotel was a little shack where fishermen sold their fish, and then the people at the shack would sell customers the fish... raw or like the picture above. I chose fried.
After the conference was over I walked up to Mount Maunganui. As you can see from the yellow sign in the foreground, you have to be careful if you try to drive over the hill, and a strict speed limit is enforced.
Unless you're in my immediate family I won't subject you to all the pictures I took, but it really was a beautiful walk.
Here's a picture of a fellow hiker on the trail.
Here's the view from the top.
And here's the view from the trail that goes around the base.