AJ's Backpackers Lodge

Address: 405 Southland Road, Hastings, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 405 Southland Road, Hastings, is near Te Mata Peak, Grape Escape Ltd, Craggy Range Winery, and Sileni Estates.
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Travel Blogs from Hastings

A berrylicious time in Hawkes Bay

A travel blog entry by kstyan on Dec 10, 2014

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Hawkes Bay is and incredibly beautiful place, and reminds me of home with so much fruit and veg growing. Lots of different fruit is grown here, cherries, apricots, strawberries, raspberries, grapes (mostly wine), apples and boysenberries!
I have been staying on the Hanna Berry Farm who grow and sell boysenberries. Boysenberries are a cross between blackberries, raspberries and dewberries, they are in short delicious! Bruce and ...

Hellooo Te Ika-a-Maui again

A travel blog entry by crissy.huberts on Nov 01, 2014

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... know if I got the job out of maaaaany other applications, he called me 2 days later to congrats me with the job! Really happy as I wasJ. Sanne and I did a daytrip to Whakatane, Mount Maunganui and Ohope in the meantime! In Ohope we made some nice photos for Christmas, to send as a Christmas cards to some people back home!

On the 17th of November I started working at Discovery, my main tasks are Housekeeping and Bar and Restaurant. ...

Time for Some Haircuts

A travel blog entry by ddkingston on Sep 29, 2014

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... and after a short drive around, we found a dump station and also filled up with fresh water. Then we went looking for a place to camp the night. Ended up much further down the beach at a little joint called Clive. There was a beach domain by the Tukituki River mouth which catered for motorhomes. The beach was unusual - dark grey and a mix of stones and rough sand. Not what you'd call idyllic although the cold ...

Stronger together ... For Maori, by Maori

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones on Jul 08, 2014

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... and so Choices began. Today the service provides mothers and families with access to medical staff, parenting support, counsellors, a gym, a baby cafe (a breastfeeding area and programme), and a variety of healthy lifestyle services. Again the service has a strengths based approach and the guiding vision is "services for Maori, by Maori". Choices has also extended to provide a child care centre which we visit later in the morning. This service, under the management of Gladys, ...


A travel blog entry by kalie on Jun 29, 2014

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... got and then cooked himself.

The next couple of days were really interesting. I have been riding with Joe, who has been fantastic about letting me try my hand at all the things we have been doing. I have done liver biopsies, pregnancy testing with an ultrasound, helped with fertility testing, and so much more. I will update you soon with pictures and more stories!