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A travel blog entry by mersonjames


Mangapapa is a lovely Country House type hotel near Hastings in the Hawkes Bay Area . It is surrounded by vineyards and fruit farms. It used to be the residence of Mr and Mrs Wattie who were big in the fruit and farming industry before they sold the business to Heinz around the 1960's. Ketchup here still has the Watties brand name on it and only in small print underneath does it say Heinz.

We have breakfast served to us by a waiter called Murray. There ...

Counting down the days

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... Hef take the two Loïcs to a shed between Waipawa and Waipukurau, meeting Ana and Ronnie there. 20/01/2014 We had about 250 lambs to do which in the end turned out to be 155! So we did just over 2 hours! After showering, Hef and Loïc went for a hair cut and then we had some lunch. As I was walking back to the caravan from the office, a lady jumped out of her caravan and shouted at me "did you just feel that?". I looked over my shoulder thinking she was talking to ...

Gangnam style

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... sleep! It's a really really long time until we get to the shed. We arrive at 6.45am. We start the first run; me and Chelsea are rousying for Rob, Loïc and Hef, and Ahna is rousying for Matu. So when we change after the half hour I rousie for Matu but when I turn round, Ahna isn't helping Chelsea. So she's trying to rousie for Loïc and Hef by herself. I had heard that Ahna is lazy but she seemed ok the last time I worked with her. Anyway this happened for most of ...

Eat, sleep, work, repeat....

A travel blog entry by khughes17

... We went to Marks to grind and then onto Hastings to Kepa's house. We were shearing with him last year; he's really nice and invited us round for a BBQ and pool and lent Hef a few shearing books. Him and his partner are moving back down south next week so they are having farewell drinks tonight and he invited us over. We go but can barely keep our eyes open, so have a few drinks and then head back to bed. We're all working again tomorrow; we have to be at Colin's for ...

A little place called 'home'

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... than this as you are here for a while". He looks over towards a block of cabins and says to park outside number 4. I get in the car and I'm hysterical, I literally cannot stop laughing. Hef is trying to remain sensible and grown up whilst I'm killing myself laughing. I'm imagining living in that tiny caravan for 2 months without turning into a gypsy. We go on! Number 4 has a double bed made up, a tv and a table with two chairs. It has ...


This B&B, located on 172 Taihape Road, Hastings, is near Prinsys Rural & Wine Tours Hawkes Bay and Trinity Hill Winery.
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