The NZ bach was a wonderful tradition - there are still some around, but, in general, they have been replaced by the ubiquitous lifestyle beachfront house.
Te Ara, the online encyclopedia has a feature on it as part of their bigger beach culture section. Well worth a look - here
Baches on Flickr
I also found some lovely examples of the surviving real mccoy on Flickr - here
The week ahead.
Meanwhile I am just back from the Melbourne trip - more on that through the week.