Hiwinui Country Estate
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... and families about their thinking around what might be acceptable risks such as cutting with sharp knives, climbing trees, using real tools, etc. From this they discovered many children were doing some of these things at home, which is impressive in the so-called age of 'helicopter parenting'. One area of risk that families did not want their children engaged in at this point was having a fire-pit ... this may change further down the track of the inquiry. And so ...
The sun was making a rare appearance so we stopped off in a town called Foxton to soak up some rays. There was lots going on for Easter Sunday, loads of people around. We popped into a little Maori museum/arts and crafts centre which was really nice and really interesting to see them weaving bags and traditional skirts and doing wood carvings and things. There was a fair on in the field across the road too so we said we'd go for ...
... in 15mins so luckily I had my ipad to sit in the park catching up on emails etc. Exciting developments in the Spartans youth academy in mail. We popped round to Noeleen's to clear out rest of Rachel's things and then back to Kathleen and Tony's for dinner. Crayfish, Mussels (huge) and some meaty ...
... found a secret place - no tourists.
We then got back in the car and drove to Mount Egmont. Weather not so great so we waited for the weather to pass with a coffee. Once the weather had cheered up a bit we decided to take the leisurely walk called veronica loop at the base of the now extinct volcano. It was no leisurely walk! Many steps, lots of narrow uneven walkways ways and climbing involved but we made ...
While doing some grocery shopping in Hokitiko, the manager of the store was informing us of the up and coming "Wild food Festival" on the weekend. He was telling us of the famous Whitebait fish, and Oyster Bluff Oysters that would be available. We thanked him for the information but regretted to say we would not be around long enough to participate in this apparently famous food event on the island.
As we continued on our way, made a stop in Haast for ...
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