Kingsgate Hotel Palmerston North
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Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
... to see if any have escaped in the night, reading bedtime stories and then drinking bit more wine. K was supposed to be dry during my visit but seems to have slipped a little!!!
Kyra (middle one) and I cooked tea yesterday ... we had a master chef evening.... don't seem to have poisoned anyone so think I'll still be welcome to stay another week.
I'll be here till ...
... Hayward, Cloudy, Anthony Gummy Bunny and one whose name I can’t remember, but is being used as the rabbit model for Weta Workshop’s upcoming production of Watership Down. You heard it here first.), lots and lots of goats (including Delilah the kid and Flossie the milking goat), the chooks (ruled over by Sergeant Staggers the Cockerel and Goolie the over-protective goose), two pigs, Jemima the ...
... passed so quickly.
Soon enough we landed, and again took the stairs right onto the tarmac into the terminal in
Palmerston North. There we met our mentor, Yvonne Hartley. She is an amazing woman who so far seems like the ideal person to teach us what to do. We hopped in the school van, which just barely held 5 girls stuff for a year and headed off to our new job, Tutors at Nga Tawa Diocesan School!
... transfers (basically where Europeans arrived and stole the land illegally from the local tribes) but did not realise just how ingrained the importance of the Maori is in the day to day culture.
Generally in the country there is a lot more respect paid to them than we had imagined which was very interesting to experience. Chris also spotted his first Maori woman who had the trademark tattooed chin making him do a double take.
... no we've just met at the hostel here today' and she was all surprised.
She seems most interested in the fact that he was/is a native american(Cherokee I think, from the wolf clan. Which okay fair enough, that is kindof cool.)
After he finished his dinner we walked around for a bit more and then went back to the hostel. Only to find that everyone was already off to bed(at 11, wut?!) Instead of waking people up by sitting inside we went to sit outside ...