Waiwhenua Homestead Farmstay

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Boxing Day Rafting

A travel blog entry by peterprest

Today we packed away our tents ready to go back to the Reynolds farm house. But before we left we went rafting down a small section of the river. It was good fun and a nice send off from the campsite. We left the camp just in time as it started tipping it down with rain. When we got back we had a nice shower and then played marco polo in the pool for ages. We then played Croquet ...

Gangnam style

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... at 4.30pm. I'm beginning to count down the days til we finish for Christmas. I'm working until Christmas Eve, 3 days to go! 21/12/2013 With Ahna today. We get picked up from the Caltex at 5.45am. There's four shearers; Rob, Loïc, Hef and Matu. Rousies; Ahna, Chelsea and me. Pressers; Bolzy and Cleveland (Matu's son who helps out). Chelsea is still drinking from the night before when we pick her up so her and Bolzy start talking about everybody and everything. Me ...

Eat, sleep, work, repeat....

A travel blog entry by khughes17

... shed we travelled to karamu; where we had 800 ewes to crutch that were going to the rams. Because you don't need a rousie for each shearer I went in Hef's pen to turn the ewes over! Too hard!! They were huge ewes and full! I turned about 10 over and was knackered. Back to rousying; way easier!! Laura crutches a few for Mick. She's a good shearer for a learner; good crutcher. The farmer was more impressed with Laura's than everyone else's. We got them done in about 2 ...

A look around Hastings..

A travel blog entry by carolineanne22


... as I can't yet).

The day was most enjoyable followed by a last yummy dinner with family where I was finally introduced to whitebait in the form of fritters. Whitebait is a type of fish I'd heard a lot of people talking about in Hawkes Bay and considering I don't like fish.. it actually tasted pretty good!!! I'll definitely be eating it again.

Day 16 - Travels to River Valley

A travel blog entry by rosiecampbell89

We left Taupo at 9.20am this morning, so not too early. I wanted to go an buy a pair of walking trousers I'd seen in the North face shop the day before so once I was ready I checked our and left. Y bag downstairs and quickly went to the shop. Luckily it was open an there was 25%'discount on the trousers which made me feel even better for going back for them. I did to bring any walking type like trousers with me just leggings and shorts ...


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