There aren't many places in Auckland where you can still buy orchard fresh fruit — grown, picked and sold at the gate — but Dragicevich Orchard, Oratia near my home, is one. Along with freshly picked apples, pears, plums and grapes Karmela Dragicevich and her son Mate sell the best apple juice ever. They tree pick and sell (no cold store nonsense) so you only get what is in season, what is good.
Driving home through Oratia village I was rather surprised to see a lovely red Ferrari F40 turn up Shaw Rd, heading for the Waitakere Ranges. Those roads are fun in my Bravo, suspect more so in a Ferrari F40! Orchard fresh apples and a Ferrari F40, two rarities in one morning.
* The F40 photo is mine, from a local motorsport event, but not sure if it was one I saw but there can’t be many in NZ!