Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Caught a shuttle to the airport $20 for a 30 minute drive past beautiful rolling hills and farmland. It was a couple of hours the flight to Auckland. As we left the south Island Nice hotel on a big lakeI could see the beautiful coastline. When we crossed the coast on the North Island there was a big snow capped mountain that looked like a volcano …
Had some work to do in the morning doing stock inventory and opening a new bank account and it was 5pm before I was able to be dropped into the city where I had a nights accommodation booked at the Attic Backpackers.
So glad I had chosen this one as the location was perfect and it was well …
... turns out they were at the wrong hire company! The van itself is a little dated, looks like it has seen better days and could do with a good clean but it is perfect for what we want - so long as it's mechanically sound! The term van as well is a little loose on this occasion, not the large vans we've had before but neither a car with tent on the roof...it's a halfway house. A "minivan" I guess you could call it, one you'd imagine an American soccer mom to have ...
... in New Zealand. It also features the Maori Carved Meeting House, symbolizing the partnership between the Maori and the British crown. It was here that Chief Professor HGreenbe, representing 20 some visitors, carried out the visiting chief's role of not reacting when confronted by a trio of fierce warriors, making threatening gestures and facial contortions before laying on the ground a woven Palm frond something or other to determine if the visitors had come in ...
... more, with younger Maori learning their heritage. It's a very cultural language with songs, dance and prayers to gods playing a large part of it. A marae is the meeting place of the Maori and where all big events take place. You have to be invited to a marae. As part of the college introduction, I was invited to a traditional Maori welcome on the college marae. It was a bit of a culture shock with no one speaking English for the first 15 minutes as ...