Northland Origin



  • This is a real geeky topic, and I’m sure others will be able to help more than what I can add.

    Was pondering over other players throughout the country or even overseas that have Northland origins or even links through iwi etc.

    I’m sure there’s a shit load that are in schools thought NZ so feel free to add them, but I’m looking predominantly at ABs/Super Rugby/M10 cup sides.

    I’ll throw a few in from my limited knowledge:

    Akira Ioane
    Rieko Ioane
    Elliot Dixon
    Billy Proctor
    Matt Proctor
    Alex Nankivell
    Pouri Rakete-Stones
    Namatahi Waa
    Robbie Abel
    Waimana Redlinger-Kapa
    Josh Ioane

    Some are obviously far removed but I know the Proctor’s are Ngapuhi origin from Pawarenga in remote western Northland.

    I’m sure there’s heaps more.



  • @J77 That's a wide selection criteria, even I'd be eligible under it despite the fact I've been to Northland once in my life and hate you b'stards with a passion. 😉



  • @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @J77 That's a wide selection criteria, even I'd be eligible under it despite the fact I've been to Northland once in my life and hate you b'stards with a passion. 😉

    Haha it was bloody hard typing in any players that have worn black and white jerseys I’ll tell you that much! 😛



  • @Nepia would stop you at the border anyway!



  • @taniwharugby said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia would stop you at the border anyway!

    You let me through in July, TBF I snuck up the Dargaville way so it was probably assumed I was a few Northland Kumara short of a hangi.



  • @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @taniwharugby said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia would stop you at the border anyway!

    You let me through in July, TBF I snuck up the Dargaville way so it was probably assumed I was a few Northland Kumara short of a hangi.

    Dargaville! Wtf were you thinking??



  • @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @taniwharugby said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia would stop you at the border anyway!

    You let me through in July, TBF I snuck up the Dargaville way so it was probably assumed I was a few Northland Kumara short of a hangi.

    Dargaville! Wtf were you thinking??

    I'd never seen a person with one dreadlock on their head, and I don't mean one curly dread, they had a full head of hair that hang down to nearly the waist that had formed into a single dreadlock. I think that's a good enough reason.

    We were heading to Tane Mahuta ... Dargaville was an eye opener to the Aussie and Palestinian we were travelling with. 🙂



  • @Nepia an Aussie, would have thought he'd have seen significantly more, er, interesting towns than Dargaville over the Tasman....I do have to be careful, my parents live over there these days!



  • I’m no fan of Dargaville, but there are plenty of dumps in country Australia that make Dargaville look like New York...



  • @taniwharugby said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia an Aussie, would have thought he'd have seen significantly more, er, interesting towns than Dargaville over the Tasman....I do have to be careful, my parents live over there these days!

    She .. she's also from Logan in Brisbane, so the Dargaville of Brisbane. 🙂

    Even the Palestinian was shocked and he's a refugee ... TBF he's the most pampered precious refugee you'd ever come across. Grew up in Kuwait pre invasion and then Jordan and works in IT and wont eat any meat with a tiny bit of fat on in it (unless it's crispy bacon that he can't tell is fat) because his Mum used to cut the fat of for him.

    Where do your parents live?



  • @Nepia Dargaville



  • @taniwharugby said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia Dargaville

    Explains a bit...



  • @Machpants I said they live over there nowadays, not that I was from there.... 🙂



  • @taniwharugby said in Northland Origin:

    @Machpants I said they live over there nowadays, not that I was from there.... 🙂

    So your saying it's better that they choose to live there rather than being born there? 😜



  • @Nepia You should have ventured further north, and then Dargaville wouldn't appear so bad. I drove through Kaeo about 8 times. No wonder Eric Rush left. 😉



  • @Machpants they bought a business there about 6 years back...I suggested it wasnt the best move, particulalrly selling up in Whangarei and moving given dad had been commuting for a few years already...but parents, what are you to do.

    If you get the chance, from Kaikohe drive down Mangakahia Road (recently got designated a SH) some great rural vistas of largely unspoilt hillsides (that look like somehting out of JUrrasic Park) other parts you expect to see a boy playing a banjo (or guitar more like) on the deck of an old broken down house.



  • @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia You should have ventured further north, and then Dargaville wouldn't appear so bad. I drove through Kaeo about 8 times. No wonder Eric Rush left. 😉

    Bar the flooding I’d take Kaeo over Dargahole any day. But yep, best to keep driving through otherwise. However if you venture around the coast a stones throw from Kaeo you get some of the best little beaches in the north.



  • @taniwharugby said in Northland Origin:

    @Machpants I said they live over there nowadays, not that I was from there.... 🙂

    Thought you meant Straya



  • @booboo yeah I guess that HB numpty thought that too 😉



  • @J77 We were based in Mangonui and made a point of visiting places like Matauri Bay and Taupo Bay. Really nice and popular, but some of the other inland towns weren't so appealing. I've never seen so many abandoned cars left on the side of the road as up north either. Worse than GBI.



  • @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @J77 We were based in Mangonui and made a point of visiting places like Matauri Bay and Taupo Bay. Really nice and popular, but some of the other inland towns weren't so appealing. I've never seen so many abandoned cars left on the side of the road as up north either. Worse than GBI.

    Inland Northland and coastal Northland are worlds apart sadly. I was born and bred in a little place called Horeke on the Hokianga Harbour, there was a Stuff feature on it the other day which made pretty grim reading. Some of the said abandoned cars are now people’s houses.



  • @J77 yea some of the homes look derelict but are lived in, very sad.

    Although some choose to live in shitholes too, the V8 and boat parked out front and the sky dish on the roof that looks like it'll fall over in a stiff breeze.



  • @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia You should have ventured further north, and then Dargaville wouldn't appear so bad. I drove through Kaeo about 8 times. No wonder Eric Rush left. 😉

    We did, I didn't see any one dreadlockled people in Kaeo. Kaitaia was better than what I had been led to believe too.

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    @taniwharugby said in Northland Origin:

    @booboo yeah I guess that HB numpty thought that too 😉

    Appears others can't understand your Northland gibberish either. 🙂



  • @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    Yes, the Mangonui fish 'n' chips were nothing special and over-priced. But you have to try them once though. 🙂

    The Thai restaurant there was very good.



  • I'm taking a group from work up Paihia way to play Kauri Cliffs mid-October. You boys seem to know the places to go in Paihia for a feed and beer?



  • @Hooroo said in Northland Origin:

    I'm taking a group from work up Paihia way to play Kauri Cliffs mid-October. You boys seem to know the places to go in Paihia for a feed and beer?

    Can’t go wrong with Jimmy Jacks in Paihia. Steaks and ribs are the biz.



  • @Hooroo Jimmy Jacks Rib Shack is pretty good, well the Whangarei one is, they have the Good George range on tap.

    The Duke in Russell is a decent spot too, although bit of a detour across there



  • Drove through Dargaville recently, that shit is bleak.



  • @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    Yes, the Mangonui fish 'n' chips were nothing special and over-priced. But you have to try them once though. 🙂

    The Thai restaurant there was very good.

    We were deciding between the Thai place and the Indian place and went with the Indian place - it was really good too.

    @J77 We had Jimmy Jacks in Paihia, and yep they were very good, not comparable with Hurricanes in Sydney but still nice and decent value for money.



  • @Hooroo said in Northland Origin:

    I'm taking a group from work up Paihia way to play Kauri Cliffs mid-October. You boys seem to know the places to go in Paihia for a feed and beer?

    Charlotte's Kitchen on the Paihia Wharf or The Duke over in Russell would be the two standout restaurants in the Bay. In fact I think they might even be owned by the same person/people.
    Otherwise Zane Greys is a decent feed in a more casual setting looking out over the water.



  • @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    Yes, the Mangonui fish 'n' chips were nothing special and over-priced. But you have to try them once though. 🙂

    The Thai restaurant there was very good.

    We were deciding between the Thai place and the Indian place and went with the Indian place - it was really good too.

    @J77 We had Jimmy Jacks in Paihia, and yep they were very good, not comparable with Hurricanes in Sydney but still nice and decent value for money.

    I’ve been to Hurricanes in Sydney. They had the massive steak challenge there at the time. My fucking eyes were dragging on the ground when I came out.

    Shit, need to change the title of this thread to “where to avoid and eat in Northland”. Had to scroll up to remember what the original topic was about!



  • @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    Yes, the Mangonui fish 'n' chips were nothing special and over-priced. But you have to try them once though. 🙂

    The Thai restaurant there was very good.

    We were deciding between the Thai place and the Indian place and went with the Indian place - it was really good too.

    @J77 We had Jimmy Jacks in Paihia, and yep they were very good, not comparable with Hurricanes in Sydney but still nice and decent value for money.

    I’ve been to Hurricanes in Sydney. They had the massive steak challenge there at the time. My fucking eyes were dragging on the ground when I came out.

    Shit, need to change the title of this thread to “where to avoid and eat in Northland”. Had to scroll up to remember what the original topic was about!

    Did you go to Hurricanes and not have ribs. Please don't tell me you did that - I've enjoyed our discussion on this thread, but if you went to Hurricanes and didn't have ribs you're dead to me. 😉



  • @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    Yes, the Mangonui fish 'n' chips were nothing special and over-priced. But you have to try them once though. 🙂

    The Thai restaurant there was very good.

    We were deciding between the Thai place and the Indian place and went with the Indian place - it was really good too.

    @J77 We had Jimmy Jacks in Paihia, and yep they were very good, not comparable with Hurricanes in Sydney but still nice and decent value for money.

    I’ve been to Hurricanes in Sydney. They had the massive steak challenge there at the time. My fucking eyes were dragging on the ground when I came out.

    Shit, need to change the title of this thread to “where to avoid and eat in Northland”. Had to scroll up to remember what the original topic was about!

    Did you go to Hurricanes and not have ribs. Please don't tell me you did that - I've enjoyed our discussion on this thread, but if you went to Hurricanes and didn't have ribs you're dead to me. 😉

    Haha I guess I’m dead then! The steak challenge was so bloody taxing I did not want to even think about ribs.



  • @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    Yes, the Mangonui fish 'n' chips were nothing special and over-priced. But you have to try them once though. 🙂

    The Thai restaurant there was very good.

    We were deciding between the Thai place and the Indian place and went with the Indian place - it was really good too.

    @J77 We had Jimmy Jacks in Paihia, and yep they were very good, not comparable with Hurricanes in Sydney but still nice and decent value for money.

    I’ve been to Hurricanes in Sydney. They had the massive steak challenge there at the time. My fucking eyes were dragging on the ground when I came out.

    Shit, need to change the title of this thread to “where to avoid and eat in Northland”. Had to scroll up to remember what the original topic was about!

    Did you go to Hurricanes and not have ribs. Please don't tell me you did that - I've enjoyed our discussion on this thread, but if you went to Hurricanes and didn't have ribs you're dead to me. 😉

    Haha I guess I’m dead then! The steak challenge was so bloody taxing I did not want to even think about ribs.

    I'm speaking over your grave now. Next time you're in Sydney, have the f-ing ribs. It's Hurricanes ribs, not Hurricanes steak house.

    I actually went to a staff lunch one time and out of the 10 of us, only two of us had ribs. The worst thing about it was that it was agreed to by everyone and work paid. I had a whole rack and kumara chips so had leftover ribs for lunch the next day too.



  • @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    Yes, the Mangonui fish 'n' chips were nothing special and over-priced. But you have to try them once though. 🙂

    The Thai restaurant there was very good.

    We were deciding between the Thai place and the Indian place and went with the Indian place - it was really good too.

    @J77 We had Jimmy Jacks in Paihia, and yep they were very good, not comparable with Hurricanes in Sydney but still nice and decent value for money.

    I’ve been to Hurricanes in Sydney. They had the massive steak challenge there at the time. My fucking eyes were dragging on the ground when I came out.

    Shit, need to change the title of this thread to “where to avoid and eat in Northland”. Had to scroll up to remember what the original topic was about!

    Did you go to Hurricanes and not have ribs. Please don't tell me you did that - I've enjoyed our discussion on this thread, but if you went to Hurricanes and didn't have ribs you're dead to me. 😉

    Haha I guess I’m dead then! The steak challenge was so bloody taxing I did not want to even think about ribs.

    I'm speaking over your grave now. Next time you're in Sydney, have the f-ing ribs. It's Hurricanes ribs, not Hurricanes steak house.

    I actually went to a staff lunch one time and out of the 10 of us, only two of us had ribs. The worst thing about it was that it was agreed to by everyone and work paid. I had a whole rack and kumara chips so had leftover ribs for lunch the next day too.

    You sound like my bloody sister, she was telling me I was an idiot for not doing ribs! That’s her local go to as well, I’ll be taking both your advice and going ribs when I’m over there in November.. happy? 😛



  • @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @J77 said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    @Bovidae said in Northland Origin:

    @Nepia said in Northland Origin:

    Stayed two nights in Mangonui - fish and chips are a bit overrated, they're Oz style, not NZ style, but the pineapple rings they do there are awesome.

    Yes, the Mangonui fish 'n' chips were nothing special and over-priced. But you have to try them once though. 🙂

    The Thai restaurant there was very good.

    We were deciding between the Thai place and the Indian place and went with the Indian place - it was really good too.

    @J77 We had Jimmy Jacks in Paihia, and yep they were very good, not comparable with Hurricanes in Sydney but still nice and decent value for money.

    I’ve been to Hurricanes in Sydney. They had the massive steak challenge there at the time. My fucking eyes were dragging on the ground when I came out.

    Shit, need to change the title of this thread to “where to avoid and eat in Northland”. Had to scroll up to remember what the original topic was about!

    Did you go to Hurricanes and not have ribs. Please don't tell me you did that - I've enjoyed our discussion on this thread, but if you went to Hurricanes and didn't have ribs you're dead to me. 😉

    Haha I guess I’m dead then! The steak challenge was so bloody taxing I did not want to even think about ribs.

    I'm speaking over your grave now. Next time you're in Sydney, have the f-ing ribs. It's Hurricanes ribs, not Hurricanes steak house.

    I actually went to a staff lunch one time and out of the 10 of us, only two of us had ribs. The worst thing about it was that it was agreed to by everyone and work paid. I had a whole rack and kumara chips so had leftover ribs for lunch the next day too.

    You sound like my bloody sister, she was telling me I was an idiot for not doing ribs! That’s her local go to as well, I’ll be taking both your advice and going ribs when I’m over there in November.. happy? 😛

    She's a wise lady your sister!

    If you go ribs crazy and want some cheap good value ribs the Moore Park Hotel does $15 ribs on Thursdays which are as I say good value.


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