Travel Blogs from Paihia, New Zealand

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Paihia..., Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Paihia...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... with Javier, the Chilean guy. He is really nice and he enjoys speaking to me as he wants to improve his English. Before he came to New Zealand, he couldn't speak much at all but he has picked up a lot and he made me promise to correct him if he made any ...

Dolphins..., Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Dolphins...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... down at one of Paihia's beaches. He really is a nice guy. He met a Kiwi girl in Auckland soon after he arrived in New Zealand, and so he'd been there for 3 months until she started acting "strange!" Needless to say, I could identify with his experiences! ...

Hills, Falls and Crutches, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Hills, Falls and Crutches

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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We had been in the house for Two days and we were loving it, I friend I had met on my last stay here was coming over to see me after she finished work at about 10.30pm. Yannie had phones me saying that she couldn't find the drive way that led to the ...

The end of the road in Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

The end of the road in Paihia

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... kind of remember that we wanted to walk home via the beach, but getting to it seemed to be difficult and ended up on our bums sliding down the dunes and into the water-oh well at least it was warm!! It was hard leaving Paihia, I really felt at home ...

The story continues, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

The story continues

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Esther and I had paid for two nights at centrabays and then we would start work and move into the staff quarters. We spent the first two days relaxing in the spa pool and looking for jobs. It became a little dishearting going everywhere and being told ...

Back to the Bay-Again!, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Back to the Bay-Again!

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... we had great fun on the bus again chops is an original- I don't think the world could take two of him!. We arrived in Paihia late, dropped the others at the Pipi patch hostel and the Chops took us over to town and CentraBays. Hugs all round and promises ...

Driving again, Pipi Patch Lodge, Paihia, Northlands, New Zealand travel blog

Driving again

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... with spectacular scenery that had us repeatedly saying how fantastic it was to be on this road trip. Our first stop was Paihia, a popular destination with all the tour companies as we soon found out. A quick comparison of the Lonely Planet and Rough ...

Farewell to 'Pleasantville', Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Farewell to 'Pleasantville'

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... to swim with the dolphins we saw in Bay of Islands. It is now January 10, 2005. We are in Sydney, Australia and New Zealand a.k.a. Pleasantville is now behind us. Just to be upfront, Pleasantville is in no may meant to be derogatory. New Zealand is ...

Paihia-still there, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Paihia-still there

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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I stayed on in Paihai for nearly 3 weeks, I loved the place. I have made some brilliant friends, Jack and Sparta and their daughter Ryona who's only 3 and a bright as a button. Yanni from Brazil, Nicky from Holland to name but a few. Esther left a few ...

Week Thirty Seven - The Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Week Thirty Seven - The Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... ticket to see (forgotten his name - young Geordie comedian with long curly black hair - winner of Edinburgh Festival). The Comedy Festival of New Zealand is on this week. Walk up to Sky-Tower were the show is taking place. On the way through the casino I ...

Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... and work together in one nation. The site overlooks the sea which creates a very dramatic backdrop to a very significant location in New Zealand's history. Tall, stately Norfolk Island pines (not our spindly Canadian indoor version!) add to the ...

Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... We visited the colonial Treaty House, and the wharenui, built by the Maori to represent the unification of the tribes of New Zealand. The character and detail in the carvings, which represent ancestors and spirits, are fantastic.  We returned ...

Paihia - 1st October 2004, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Paihia - 1st October 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Up with the birds again. I have decided to leave the Rock, more of a girlie than I thought. I need water and electricity. Dean had mentioned that the BBH hostel that he was staying in needed cleaners in return for accommodation, sounded perfect, so I ...

It's nearly Christmas Day, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

It's nearly Christmas Day

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... of a call. Thanks also for the e-mails, it great to hear What's going on back home. I do miss you all like crazy, but i'm still enjoying myself. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and New year. Love you all lots. Big hugs and kisses to ...

The Gift Of Togetherness, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

The Gift Of Togetherness

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... Ngahere and Yakas. Te Matua Ngahere or Lord Of The Forest, in particular, is a notable kauri tree that is the largest in New Zealand by girth and the second largest by volume, and is estimated to be from 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Vic ...

They Never Swim, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

They Never Swim

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... , several of the Maori tribal chiefs signed a treaty with representatives of the British Crown. This established a British Governor of New Zealand, recognized Maori ownership of their lands, and gave the Maori the same rights as British subjects. Needless ...

Waitangi & Paihia (Bay of Islands), Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Waitangi & Paihia (Bay of Islands)

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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The treaty of Waitangi signed in 1840 between the British Crown and Maori chiefs is still considered the founding document in New Zealand's history. The spot where this famous agreement was signed is now a national reserve with the restored Treaty House, ...

Skydive!!!, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Skydive!!!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... more than 2000 dives before this one! He said that if I wanted to take up skydiving as a profession, then I should do it whilst in New Zealand as it costs half as much than in the UK. I said it was still early days for me!! I picked up my certificate ...

A brief run down, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

A brief run down

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... be said and she phoned them straight back and told them that I was looking for work. By the next day I was employed at the Paihia Pasific hotel. David and Robyn own the place and are really nice people, Peita and Nikkie work in the kitchen and I work ...

28th September 2004-Paihia-the rock, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

28th September 2004-Paihia-the rock

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... evening we all piled into the very small dingy and headed back to dry land to go to Pete's (the Boss) house for dinner. As I was the new person on board I got to cook. I think this was a small test to see if I could cook, I made the only thing I can spag ...

A few other bits, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

A few other bits

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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While I was looking for work, Esther and I passed a couple of garden centers on the way to Kerikeri. The first one was near to Haruru Falls, so we stopped. As soon as I walked into the place I fell in love with it. There were sculptures all around, ...

Back one last time to Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Back one last time to Paihia

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... I headed back to Steph's. I left the next morning; this really was goodbye this time. It's getting harder and harder to do. I will really Miss Paihia I have spent most o my time there while I have been in New Zealand and it's a really wonderful ...

Final Impressions of New Zealand, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Final Impressions of New Zealand

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... -- so this is a wrapup of New Zealand before we get to what I've been up to in Sydney. The South Island of New Zealand, which I did a lap around two years ago, is visually stunning. There are beautiful lakes everywhere and snow-capped mountains pierce ...

Long day driving to the Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Long day driving to the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... repaired as well.  The sole was coming off from all our walking!  Then we pushed on up through Auckland and all the way up Highway 1 to Paihia (Bay of Islands).  It was a really long driving day.  We stayed at a holiday park in ...

Sore Knees and Bees.., Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Sore Knees and Bees..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... for the sake of peeing in Hundertwasser's toilets. We continued past Kawakawa North West then finally headed East back across to Paihia. The scooter journey was absolutely hilarious - and a lot of fun! From the minute we left the lodge and started ...

Sorry -an explanation, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Sorry -an explanation

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... of what's been going on, the dates are going to be left out because I have completely lost track of the days let alone the dates! New Zealand has that affect on you. Ok let's begin, Esther and Scott were both in Paihia at the same time as Dean and me, ...

The Northlands, Omapere and Opanoni, Paihia and Coramandel, New Zealand travel blog

The Northlands

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... java, I'm afraid - I board the very clean, comfortable, big windowed "Magic Bus" which is to be my transportation throughout New Zealand. I travel out of the city through picturesque rolling green hills and dairylands, up the west coast to the Hokianga ...

The Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

The Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... growth forests are extinct, the company has transformed into "Tenon." Rather than log the "pine plantations" which have replaced New Zealand's mythic forests, Tenon has become the buyer of that low-grade wood, specializing in manufacturing high-value wood ...

'The Winterless North'.., Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

'The Winterless North'..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... that 'fire' back. This was what I had been looking for ever since Kili - this is what I had come for. I haven't seen much of Paihia since arriving but I already know that I will like it here. It's got a 'feel' about it that I have instantly warmed ...

Bush Walkin', Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Bush Walkin'

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... have an early night. I'm a little bit nervous but at the same time, very excited. Another quick classic - I've just met my new room mate, 'Erik' from the Netherlands. He's here for two days to dive the Rainbow Warrior, on the same boat, doing the ...

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