Gumboots are standard footwear, Toyota HiLux is common transportation and blokes are rugged and taciturn.
So when the Appleby Highway as it passes the Travellers Rest pub is lined with pick-ups, utes, 4WDs and similar on Queen's Birthday weekend Monday, you know that it's unlikely that the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is giving a Mozart concert.
From the carnage on display after a day's shooting, it's probably wise to have stayed at home on the day.
Wild pig, deer, rabbits, hares, pukeko,
Pretty much anything that moved.
Wearing a fur coat and going for a walk in the bush would not have been a good strategy....
Reporter for the Waimea Weekly appropriately dressed for the occasion, the occasion being the aforementioned Mozart concert.