Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport
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... a 1.5 hr tour led by Fittore (Darren) who was a local descendant of an important early chief. He was knowledgeable and pleasant. We saw thermal springs, mud pools and saw hoe flax was made and many examples of craft. We also saw a carving training area. We found a Countdown supermarket and bought pasta for dinner. We got to the to the Top holiday park on dark, and set up for dinner. It was an average park, but ...
... free shuttle boat to the main town in bora bora, but as we are staying at a resort and had contacted them earlier, we got a direct boat trip from the airport to the Sofitel resort via Sofitels private island. On arrival a local blows a shell and we are directed to the bar where we check in over a tropical juice. Many languages are spoken here not least of all French and Polynesian. We see guests from Spanish speaking countries and Japan, the staff here are beyond ...
... being able to visit and talk a lot. Daniel grilled some steaks for the evening meal.
Daniel has also been travelling up to the Solomon Islands where there are a number of people coming to conversion. He has traveled up there with elder Geoff Nelson from the Brisbane / Gold Coast area. He had some very interesting PowerPoint slide shows that he shared with me.
... A new supermarket had only opened the day before so we had a look at that, we do know how to have a good time don't we! A lazy afternoon catching up, collecting children from school is followed by a second birthday dinner at my niece's before my great nephew and the birthday girl head off in the early hours for a celebratory holiday in Rarotonga. Little did they know when they booked it that in a few days we would be following ...
... learned that they plant rose bushes at the end of the rows of vines because the roses will show disease first. (Mostly traditional now, but they all did it.)
The Waiheke Island Brewery was a nice switch from wines (especially theirs, which were cheap plonk) but the Baroona Pale Ale was tasty, and the Hauraki Gulf Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic) was delightfully gingery -- they use root, not exact.