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Travel Blogs from Hamilton
I'd really like us all to go to Splashy's
- seriously it's great and you get a hand made souvenir to take home, and it's tradition!
Maybe play with some of the boys toys
Have a practice with the guns (in preparation for the possum shoot)
Dinner at the house, lots of wine and movie that we probably won't watch
On my final day in New Zealand I had the pleasure of attending a session with Guy Claxton, and the double pleasure of being seated at a table with Guy, Margaret Carr, Wendy Lee and some of the wonderful staff at the Educational Leadership Project. The topic for the day was The growth of learning power: designing the launch-pad for learning.
What were the challenges and provocations of the day?
Do we see children and learning through the lens of a growth ...
... in the air. Rock on. Tonight we stayed at a Mourea (Mouri meeting place). We learnt about their customs including touching each others noses as a welcome and we also heard about the stories of their tribes over the years. We also had the opportunity to join in some Mouri dancing and Liam got the chance to try out the Hakka (their war dance). Overall it was a really fun experience and Raglan and Mourea get the thumbs ...
... opened 'Centre Place' shopping centre in the city. I asked a sales assistant and she said that there was only one in another shopping centre called 'The Base' which I would have to get a bus to! This surprised me as Cotton On seems to be a high street basic in NZ but it was not a problem as I was only intending to have a browse.
When I got back to Oma's, ...
... is wonderful and I think if you ever go backpacking, you should give it a go as it is a great way to meet locals, get to know the area and save money!!
The second night we were there, we stumbbled across a job for a night doing surveys. I thought we were the ones doing surveys and trying different products out....apparently I did not understand the details when I talked to co-ordinator on the phone as his accent was really thick.. when we ...