Portmans Motor Lodge

401 Railway Road, Hastings, North Island, 0000, New Zealand | Motel
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Counting down the days

A travel blog entry by khughes17

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... to the shed. Hef has gone back. The lambs aren't great but he's getting numbers on them so he doesn't mind too much. I went to the cafe for breakfast. They had free wifi so I FaceTime'd Michelle and Loz. Lovely to see them and Neil and Grum of course. Had a good chuckle and catch up. Spent the rest of the day reading and watching films. The French boys went to a show today in Wairoa. Loïc text and said he was in the intermediate final and Loïc and Thebaut made the ...

Gangnam style

A travel blog entry by khughes17

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... s a bit of commotion over who is with who. Nobody wants Hayley in their gang, so she's to'd and fro'd from van to van, until Trish says "no just Elaine and Mahalia with me, your with Jonette!" So off she goes. There's so much drama with rousies! We get to the same shed as the other day. Dennis Bells raised board. We have a new shearer today, Jury. He looks quite young and he takes Dwayne's stand, which is controversial in the sheds; as the ganger is usually on stand 1 ...

Eat, sleep, work, repeat....

A travel blog entry by khughes17

... shed we travelled to karamu; where we had 800 ewes to crutch that were going to the rams. Because you don't need a rousie for each shearer I went in Hef's pen to turn the ewes over! Too hard!! They were huge ewes and full! I turned about 10 over and was knackered. Back to rousying; way easier!! Laura crutches a few for Mick. She's a good shearer for a learner; good crutcher. The farmer was more impressed with Laura's than everyone else's. We got them done in about 2 ...

A little place called 'home'

A travel blog entry by khughes17

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... a lovely day although we do go through some showers. On arrival to Hastings, we go to 'The Warehouse' to get some shampoo and air freshner for the car. Hef says it smells like a curry house!! We make our way to Waipukarau, to the holiday park. Colin, our shearing contractor, says he has spoken to them so they will be expecting us. He said the park is nice and we have a caravan booked. We arrive at the holiday park around 4.30pm and the man ...

A look around Hastings..

A travel blog entry by carolineanne22

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... as I can't yet).

The day was most enjoyable followed by a last yummy dinner with family where I was finally introduced to whitebait in the form of fritters. Whitebait is a type of fish I'd heard a lot of people talking about in Hawkes Bay and considering I don't like fish.. it actually tasted pretty good!!! I'll definitely be eating it again.
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Location

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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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding