Shadzz Motel & Conference Centre
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... decision making and design and implementation of curriculum. Teachers engage in action research, develop relationships with Indigenous peoples and educators from other countries, and are encouraged to develop their individual expertise and passions in the curriculum. If the dedication, passion and inspiration of Brenda and Miria are any indication, the children educated here at Mana Tamarika will be proud and confident leaders in New Zealand's ...
The sun was making a rare appearance so we stopped off in a town called Foxton to soak up some rays. There was lots going on for Easter Sunday, loads of people around. We popped into a little Maori museum/arts and crafts centre which was really nice and really interesting to see them weaving bags and traditional skirts and doing wood carvings and things. There was a fair on in the field across the road too so we said we'd go for ...
... The highlights were the Te Tapuwae Marine reserve and the Te Wherowhero Lagoon where there was a lovely picnic area. After lunch, we walked on the beach. The water in the lagoon is much warmer than the open sea.
Andrew Lorrey had mentioned to Buzz that the Mahia Peninsula south of Gisborne is beautiful. We hadn't been there before. What a treasure. Some of the most breathtaking sea views we have found in NZ...to say nothing of one ...
... and Waikiki was a good idea and the Papaya Paradise is a quiet and relaxing place to stay.
A hire car is a must if you want to explore the island, but sat-nav or a good map is essential.
The down side - picking up the hire car. Hertz in Waikiki appeared under resourced and I doubt very much that our car was properly cleaned before we picked it up. Although I could be wrong and the sand across the dash was there on purpose to prepare you for the beach. ...
... was sold.
Friday was great! I met a lot of new people and hanging out with everyone at the first campsite was so fun. Saturday was shaping up to be a great day...that is until we actually started hiking. Um, excuse me but how is a 3 hour vertical climb filled with roots, rocks, and slippery gravel in any way, shape, or form EASY?!?! I was expecting a leisurely hike with some nice scenery and a well-maintained trail like on the Abel Tasman but this situation was pretty much ...