This morning when I opened the front door there was a very large spider on the mat. It doesn't look as big in this photo as it had its legs retracted.
I went to the Te Papa Museum website and this is what I found. I am assuming this is the same spider although it doesn't appear to have the stripes across its back. link to information - quite risky lives
Anyway, I carried the spider down and put it in the rock wall. I now realise that we have several at the top of the Garage wall - that bit of housework is on the list for when the shoulder is better. Things were so much easier when there were two of us to do all these jobs.