Thornton Lodge

171 Oceanbeach Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 171 Oceanbeach Road, Tauranga, is near Maunganui Beach.
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A place to soar

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones on Jul 03, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... this step can be overlooked and yet it is a critical as it is the difference between a story and a learning story (see photo attached). When children head off to school as well as their portfolio, they receive a small transition book that links some of the key learning story narrative assessments with the NZ School Curriculum competencies to support the transition process.Again the documentation of children and educator learning is rich and powerful. A display of documentation ...


A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis on Apr 28, 2014


... I'd hate to out-stay our welcome!

So this will be my last blog. Back to reality and a life more mundane. Col and I have had an absolute blast and both feel that this has been one of the best times of our lives.

Thanks for following our travels. If anyone reading this is thinking about doing something similar ...... just do it!



Cathedral Cove and Waihi Beach

A travel blog entry by rnelson on Mar 16, 2014

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When ma nature throws lemons at you, you gotta use 'em to make lemonade. So when our kayaking trip to Cathedral Cove was cancelled due to conditions caused by Cyclone Lusi, we decided to hike there from Hahei. When we started out it was pretty overcast and spitting a little rain, but within 10 minutes the rain stopped and some blue sky appeared. By the ...

Week 5: the Father Heart of God

A travel blog entry by gerrardnate on Mar 02, 2014


... happened, at least two times on my DTS. This time I believe God was showing me how much I have grown, how I went from believing very little of what God thinks about me to believing most of what he thinks about me. I also experienced His love and pleasure toward me. I experienced a lot of healing and freedom this week!

Outreach Preparation:

Pray for financial provision (I need $4,700 and our team all ...

Tours galore

A travel blog entry by johnnym on Jan 29, 2014

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... walk to a waterfall, which continued my 'is that it?' fall tour; tiny but pouring into a dramatic lake, azure water surrounded by trees leaning in conspiratorially. In the afternoon I was on the bus to Gisborne, a four hour ride. Gaz was on his fourth trip to New Zealand, alternating sight seeing with heavy drinking, and when he left me in Whakatame I had the skinny on pubs in Gisborne. Reading: Nicci French, The Memory Game. Interesting and nicely plotted but without ...

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