We left Niagara NZMCA camp around 9.30 and headed off for Invercargill, our next stop. Travelling through Tokanui we all pulled into the dump station to empty and replenish tanks. This took some time as the water pressure was unbelievably slow.
Then into town where we headed for the VTNZ to see if it were possible to renew our COF (Certificate of Fitness) for Gypsy Rover and buy some more RUC (Road User Charges). Amazingly we were in and out in no time with everything done and up to date. For our overseas readers, here in New Zealand, all vehicles travelling on diesel need to buy an extra tax bought in advance, we bought 5000 kilometres worth so we will see how far that will take us. Our last 5000 were bought in Mount Maunganui in September, so time will tell.
We also found the Rockgas refilling station, so one filled gas bottle and of course a stopover at Countdown to replenish the pantry. Why does one always buy more that what you went in for? Then we caught up with the others at the Ascot Raceway. Although this venue was not advertised anywhere that we could find Pauline and Geoff had been told about it from other caravan club members.
Not sure how long we will stay here but depends on what we find that interests us and the weather of course. It is a beautiful sunny hot day here at present.