Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
... sheltering cloak and the glass entrance includes 6 pillars representing Maori gods, eg, Tangaroa God of the sea. These lead into a wharenui designed for meeting and welcoming, a sacred space. There are no classrooms as such, rather the journey from young to old is symbolised through a progression of spaces that symbolise the family and community. Central to this is a large, fabulous kitchen and dining area that is available to families ...
... We did have to wear crampons on our feet. There were little streams of water and mini waterfalls everywhere!!. There were "glacier gardeners" working with rakes on the glaciers, removing exposed rocks that were potentially hazards if they were to fall and hit someone. Because this is the end of summer the glacier somewhat looked like alot of dirty snow!!! with the glacier gravel and rocks exposed as the ice ...
A huge day … we have moved a whole 15kms today from Woodville to Mangatainoka!
Our first stop this morning was up at Te Apiti wind farm. We have been looking at these wind turbines on the horizon, but wanted to have a closer look. The lookout has a 70m turbine right in the middle of the carpark. I love wind farms. So we parked up and put the kettle on before going ...
... nothing really serious and all is now good. It did scupper our plans for a girlie weekend in Wellington (so i avoid the fancy dress party) but instead I had an extra 36 hours with the family. We had steaks with Nana and Popa on Saturday night and watched the rugby, roast lunch on Sunday and i flew out of Palmy on Sunday night and to top it all my flight was free as I managed to get it with my ...
... side of one of the tunnels in the ageing broccoli, you head towards the airport. It’s actually reasonably nice over there. But they seem to get some grim weather from the Cook Straight, which we crossed to get here from the South island, and it’s not a possible place to live for either of us. We like our broccoli steamed.
Once outside the city, we crossed over the steep and twisty Riwaka mountain ...
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