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... back and lunch is important.
We headed off, and stopped at Masterton for lunch and had a Bundaberg ginger beer and a Bundaberg peach drink with food watching the world go by. It was very hot by now so AC on and zoomed up the highway passing all sorts of amazing scenery and through some very picturesque towns. We were passing one village and one of the dress shops was called 'What the Frock' !! Also passed a police car parked next to 'Speedy ...
... the music makes a big difference to a road trip. There's some decent tracks on 'tourism radio', but there's too much mediocre music. So the station Kirsty found was most refreshing.
Sadly it didn't last for long. We were driving up the dry, arid hills to take us over to the east coast and the signal didn't quite reach this far. About half way however we stop at Waipunga falls. A very pleasant surprise. A huge set of falls, with several cascades, dropping into a gorge. ...
... also had some routine where he pretended to get a phone call underwater. There was another area with some tiny rescue penguins and we saw them get fed – they are the smallest type of penguin and didn’t look much like Pingu.
Our next campsite was at Lake Tutiru. This is where we met the fellow Brits that ate the cake. We only wanted to stop here for the night before going back to Napier, but the weather in the morning was great and the ...
... aspirations 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 service's daily life and the lives of these ...
... by modern day hoardings. They are just not in keeping with the architecture. We then went back to the information centre and booked a trip to see some sea birds the next morning. We returned to the motel in time to be collected by the minibus which would take us to the vineyards, or wineries as they are called in New Zealand. There were only four of us on the tour so we had plenty of opportunity to ask questions if we wanted to. We went ...