Aparima Motor Lodge
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... It is worth mentioning that possums are a big threat to NZ's native bush, have a soft spot for a kiwi egg or two and as a result are seen as a major pest. Possum traps are common sight in the country and poisons are used in public parks. This 'shop' was an ode to possum killing. Yes it did have a collection of clothing (no different, or any bigger to that found in any tourist shop in NZ) but the majority of the place was filled with taxidermies of possums ...
... the farm jean Hastings and Havelock North, selling a lot of berries through their roadside stall and the local farmers market...you can imagine I was in my element there. I actually arrived just before the season started and helped them prepare for the start of the season, tidying up the roadside stall, putting up shade canopies and helping Fay (Bruce's mum) prepare for their Christmas party.
Once we started picking saw the arrival ...
... will settle for breakfast in the car park next time.
When we finally made it to Napier, we went to the National Aquarium of New Zealand. It is not the biggest one I have seen but it’s pretty good. It has all the usual suspects in there, with a large tank with stingrays and sharks and various other fish. We saw a diver go in and feed the fish – his party trick was putting the dead fish in his mouth and getting the stingray to eat it from ...
... received a very positive rating from ERO which everyone in the organisation is thrilled about. On the day we visit the child care centre there is a special lunch for families being prepared and I meet a parent who takes a break from the kitchen to discuss the very personalised and supportive approach the teachers at the centre have taken to helping herself and her child make the transition from home to centre. There is a beautiful display on the wall of a tree with each leaf ...
Getting to Napier was a difficult drive as we had 136km to travel without a petrol station. There wasn't much in Napier. We got some fish and chips in the evening then the next day I went for a walk along the beach whilst my dad read looking out at the ...
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