Big Five Motel
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... with looking at the running of the farm. A discussion follows about improvements that could be made to the running of the farm. The meeting finishes in true kiwi summer style with beer, but as this was the Christmas meeting, a full on party was arranged, I wasn't complaining! After helping wean this week and seeing dagging, I've now seen most elements of sheep farming and have really enjoyed it. Perhaps I'll catch some shearing in South ...
... seems a really nice place. We are staying close to the centre and not far from where she lived so we can imagine her travelling around this area. In fact at Rotorua and Auckland among other places we were conscious of the fact that she would have been there and we wished we could discuss them with her. Tomorrow at 10am we will meet with her friend Paulette to scatter her ashes.
When we arrived at this motel the owner suggested we visit a big Christmas Fayre at the racecourse. ...
... was washed over the edge and down a gorge by a mud landslide. This road is now closed after 7 o'clock at night and reopens at 7 am. They felt at night it is hard to see any hazards around these narrow and twisty turns. Every spring a routine water bombing by helicopters is done on the banks to loosen any potential rocks that might slide down at any time and lesson the potential dangers of these roads in the mountains.
Once through the mountain ...
... then books are upstairs on a pleasingly crowded room, while the central area is left open above escalators and stairs, reminding me of the void in the middle of the Edward Boyle at Leeds, if less rectangular. I had thought it brightened up, but I emerged to rain and hit the Rugby museum, which is one of several museum sections within the Te Manawa museum complex. The rugby part is just a large room, really, but the guide was incredibly welcoming ("Nice to see you", as if I were ...
... friend showed up with some tinnies. After a few more drinks and the music bumping our competitive sides came out in the form of a few games of darts. After admitting that he throws the darts around a few times a week, I was happy that I held my own against him, even though he did win the mini-series. Gotta say a good time was had by all. Mark if you are reading this, I can't believe we did not take one picture all night. I ...