Hukitawa Country Retreat

Address: Private Bag 3054, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Hazel's homecoming.

A travel blog entry by dante98765 on Oct 17, 2014

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... used. The meal was pork, lamb and chicken with sweet potatoes and vegetables followed by a few dessert options including Pavlova which the Kiwis claim to be their invention. At dinner we met a Scottish salmon farmer from the Isle of Mull who bought us drinks as we were on honeymoon. We then went back to the geysers and sat on hot rocks drinking hot chocolate. It was a great evening and I was sad to leave. We headed back to the motel for the exciting job of drying the ...

Caving, Maori Culture, Papa G and the Lolly Bus

A travel blog entry by davidjhutchison on Oct 11, 2014

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... for those who don't know was performed by Maori men before battle to a psych them up for battle. Other islanders do it as well but mainly due to Rugby Union and the All Blacks, the New Zealand Haka is the most famous. I have been fortunate enough to play against a Haka in rugby, a Fijian team did it before the finals of a 7's contest in Highland, and it is the most intimidating thing I've ever played against. It really is a phenomenal sight to see and these guys in Mourea ...

Farm Life - Take 2

A travel blog entry by itchy__feet on Oct 06, 2014

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... doch vorallem um die 4 Kiwis, die man sich hier anschauen kann. Da diese Vögel nachtaktiv sind, sind sie in einem Haus untergebracht mit künslichem Licht. Die 4 Kiwis arbeiten in Schichten, so dass die Besucher am Morgen 2 der Vögel sehen können, während die anderen beiden schlafen und am Nachmittag dreht sich das Spiel dann um. Auch wenn die Hauptattraktion die Kiwis sind, war für Bobby wohl das Highlight als wir in einer Voliere standen und eine ...

Kia Ora

A travel blog entry by themossfamily on Aug 12, 2014

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... my girls have amazed me, soaking up all the information like little sponges, and eager to learn more by volunteering their questions. Grace asked a good question about ‘why do some Maori people tattoo their faces’? Apparently it used to be a sign of importance, the ‘kings and queens’ of the tribes, tribal leaders and chiefs etc. Nowadays, our tour guide explained, it is not really practiced, except where someone may be considered ...

Fantastic week

A travel blog entry by kalie on Jul 20, 2014

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... physically exhausting. I've been told it was a fairly easy one too...

On the farm management side, I got to attend my first consult for a dairy operation. It was really interesting to just sit and listen to the vets and managers, and try and wrap my head around all of the new concepts.

On the small animal side, I got to see my first hip dislocation and replacement - it was really interesting to see ...