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Great trip to Sydney this morning. Up at 3am, Kylie's at Kurri 4.15 am and dropped at Mascot departures, Kylie & Brooke kept going. We checked in after a coffee and raison toast.
Boarded and took off. Breakfast served at 9am, scrambled egg, tomato and spinach. Lona iPod and snoozed. Arrived Auckland at 12.40 local time, took ...
... awful for adults and nothing different for the children, but I'd packed little snack boxes of biscuits, lollies and apples and that filled the holes. As lunch was packed up the plane began to descend and soon the coast of New Zealand appeared below and we were landing in Auckland.
Everything in reverse but without the queues, and we collected the keys to our car for the week, a shiny new dark green Commodore. Easy exit from the airport, straight onto the ...
... as this is the ultimate insult to the Maori people. This worried Suze immensely. The welcome consisted of the Maori warriors using their spears and moving around whilst making their eyes really wide and sticking out their tongues, the women were 'wailing' whilst this was happening. It was quite intimidating so the laughing problem wasn't too tough. After we had been welcomed to the village we went through to the main area. Here we were split into groups - Tor got separated - and we ...
... eggs. There are a wide range of colours depending on sulphur yellow , silica white, iron oxide red brown. Knew I should have listened in chemistry! We found a quiet stop for our picnic then home for a spa in our court yard then off to the Maori Village. We watched the formal Maori greeting and then demonstrations in the village of stick activities, carving and weaving followed by a song and dance display similar ...
... or things they are holding.
The Maori women are taught weaving. They use leaves from the flax plant and dies made from mud or plants. All the traditional patterns have a meaning and the weavers make everything from baskets to clothing and floor and wall mats.
We visited the town of Rotorua . It was bank holiday Monday so lots of things were closed but we had a nice late lunch in ...