Bella Vista Motel Palmerston North
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... with the children and teachers connected to where they are from. Where a person comes from, their iwi, ancestors, family and place, is significant to a strong identity and so this map represents the centre's honoring of identity. On the third wall is a representation of a marae, with photographs of the teachers and children underneath, symbolising that everyone here at this centre is part of a family.Over and again it continues to strike me how many ...
... the wild bird life as the population is recovering.
Stoats, possums, rats, and dogs have contributed to the decline of the bird population. Possums are also a problem rodent here, such as our raccoons. There is a bounty for them , and also their fur is used and combined with merino wool to make beautiful knitted socks, mitts , sweaters etc. Very pricey but boasts about the benefits of this fine combination. (soft, absorbent, non smelly, breathable)
... we went and sat up the top looking out over the front if the boat. The weather was perfect and it took an hour to get out from the coast through beautiful coastland and islands. As we hit the strait it got cold so we went back in. In the evening we drive up highway one for a couple of hours and found a campsite near the beach. Made tea and bed time ready for a big drive tomorrow ...
I have been through several blog sites and Jo has put me onto this one so lets see how it works! last night Curtis packed his backpack and there's even room for a rugby and cricket ball! my pack on the other hand is going to be full of first aid kit, Spanish phrase books and sleeping bag! Let me know if you find this blog and can see and comment on it. Cheers ...
... at 3:00. We could see that the visibility was improving and the ceiling had slowly gone up. A few more teams had arrived and were checking in. The race staff were introduced and general procedures discussed. Everything seems congenial and focused on everyone having fun while being safe.
We were bussed back to the hotel for an hour's rest and then returned to the airfield for the opening dinner. Some of the teams were sporting their costumes, one was having a ...
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