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I’m a gumboot gal

Here in Roberts Creek, known as Gumboot Nation, we’re fond of our gumboots. How can you tell?


                                                                                                                       — Heather Conn photos



Normally, I shun commercial endorsements but I love Roberts Creek’s Gumboot Restaurant and Gumboot Cafe and they’re a favourite with we locals. They don’t even have a website; they’re popular enough without one.


Sadly, we don’t have a monopoly on the gumboot theme. A fellow Creeker just informed me that a small town called Taihape bills itself as “New Zealand’s Gumboot Capital” and celebrates an annual Gumboot Day, complete with gumboot throwing, gumboot police, and sheep shearing. Maybe we need to reach across the ocean, share our rubber souls and make ourselves twin towns. Or perhaps challenge them in their “Gumboot Capital of the World” claim. Click here to find out more about Taihape and their Gumboot Day.

February 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm
1 comment »
  • February 6, 2010 at 1:19 pmDonna Shugar

    I have just emailed the good folks at Taihape. Lets see what transpires!

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