Portmans Motor Lodge

401 Railway Road, Hastings, North Island, 0000, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Hastings

Stronger together ... For Maori, by Maori

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones


... 20 hours of free child care per week. They also act as an advocate for the child and family (accessing benefits, training, courts, men's and women's groups, teenage groups, etc). They are also responsive to the needs of families and their requests, eg cooking on a budget, shopping, life skills, dealing with domestic violence, etc.The Whanau Ora program also operates from this organisation. All referrals come through 'the one door' rather than families registering with a range ...

Counting down the days

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... to the next shearer. Hollie could see I was working really hard and it's nice to know she appreciates your efforts even when you think you aren't doing a very good job. We finally finished the day and I was glad to, my wrist was very sore due to the repetitiveness of the job. Trish had also had a **** day so it was good to see her after so we could both moan! I didn't think I would go back to the shed or if I was going I asked Mark if they could send another rousie. We'll ...

'Twas the night before Christmas

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... feet that were making him itch. I had a good sleep anyway lol. So we got up and dressed. Hef got his gear ready for the speed shear in Parongahau. We walked to town for some lunch and then I went to Hastings for a look whilst Hef and the other boys went to the speed shear. I went to Hastings and got a few things, then headed back to the supermarket. Came back to the caravan and watched a DVD. I don't think I slept very well last night as I fell asleep until Hef ...

Eat, sleep, work, repeat....

A travel blog entry by khughes17

... Thebaut and Laura. On the way we pick up Russell. Another van is coming with rousies and a presser. Good job because me and Laura have no idea what's going on! The other van turns up and in strolls a Maori woman "hi I'm jonette, hi, hi, hi". All of us introduce ourselves; and the French boys catch her eye! "Oo who are you? Your handsome!" It was hilarious, the two frenchies were very 'rouge' by the end of it! We had a mixture of ewes to do, full wool and second ...

A little place called 'home'

A travel blog entry by khughes17


It's 5.30am. I've been awake since 3am; my body clock hasn't quite adjusted. We're at a holiday park in Waipukarau, which will be home for the next two months. We woke yesterday (having got some more sleep) around 7am. We showered and went to look for some breakfast. We came across a cafe with free wifi so went inside. We ordered two teas and two classic eggs, which consisted of scrambled eggs and bacon with toast. It was nice, although having ...


This motel, located on 401 Railway Road, Hastings, is near Te Mata Peak, Grape Escape Ltd, Craggy Range Winery, and Sileni Estates.
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