Hawthorne House

1420 Railway Road South, Hastings, North Island, 4178, New Zealand | B&B
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Stronger together ... For Maori, by Maori

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones


... of each family for their child, eg, "To be an awesome team player ... never give up ... and try your best". Lana (one of the teachers) explains that these aspirations are at the core of their planning. Just as we are about to leave the centre a couple of the toddlers come past and hug Jean, and she smiles and says "I delivered most of these children". What a vision she had, and she is still very much an integral part of the services daily life and the lives of these families!

Counting down the days

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... final. Hef arrived back around 6pm. We waited for tea to arrive but nothing came. Colin finally text at 8.30pm after Hef had asked him where tea was, saying "sorry no tea cook away". We honestly don't mind not having tea every night but it would be nice to be told so we can get something. We popped to the garage and Hef got a pie. The boys arrived back and Loïc Jayberthie had won the juniors! Loïc got into the final but was too slow, he got 4th place. And Thebaut ...

Gangnam style

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... next best on stand 2 etc. Anyway, Dwayne stays on stand 4 and we crack on. Jury is a little crazy. He really struggles with the sheep and ends up getting very frustrated, stamping on the sheep and hitting them. I HATE IT! I can't stand shearers who hit sheep when they are shearing. It's not fair and it's such a waste of energy. But Jury is very dangerous as well as his hand piece is flying in all directions when he's trying to control the sheep. We finish the day; it's ...

Eat, sleep, work, repeat....

A travel blog entry by khughes17

... up each fleece as the shearer finishes. One rousie on broom; makes sure the bellies are picked up and the board is clean. One rousie on table; skirting the fleece and rolling it up to put in the press. We change every half hour to make it less boring and to have a break as being on table is less pressure. After about an hour; another gang turns up to help as we only had Joe and Hef shearing. There are three shearers in the gang and three rousies. Two shearers go on ...

A little place called 'home'

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... to greet us. There's a welsh flag flying amongst others so this is a good start. We drive around the park to meet him at the caravan. I'm not sure what Colin's idea of nice is but mine is a static caravan with facilities for day-to-day living. I see the man walk up to a little caravan. Hef pulls the car up. "Welcome to home for the next few months". Are you kidding me??? The caravans that turn up at the royal welsh full of drunk teenage boys ...

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This B&B, located on 1420 Railway Road South, Hastings, is near Te Mata Peak, Grape Escape Ltd, Sileni Estates, and Trinity Hill Winery.
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    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding