Its inteersting, the colours make the beach look really bleak, but that is contrasted with a sunny sky.. great shot Cain (as usual). I must admit I don't remember Kaikoura as having sand on the beach... pebbles and weed yes..
One thousand times tractor race that any other category! hahaha Funny, these kind of field work vehicles look so cool if compared to regular (and monotonous) urban vehicles.
The only problem if you'd like to turn this photo into a nice tractor ad is the fact overall lighting and color make the tractor look prety much like as a natural feature in the landscape. If it was and ad thing, tractor should be highlighted a bit more. But the idea of the tractor as a natural feature is a nice concept too. After all, in any cases it seems to be a little "offset" of it's "natural" settings.