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Stories from January 2014

Never a dull moment at Kaimai Country Lodge

Published almost 4 years ago by Margie in Guests

On Friday we were expecting a family of 7 adults from Hangzhou in China.  When they arrived there were 6 adults and 4 children which was quite a surprise.  Only one of the party spoke any English but that did not seem to hinder communication.  They were a very happy family and the children were...
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Another glorious day in paradise!

Published about 4 years ago by Margie

Well after yesterdays blog we didn't get to the Avocado Wine and Food Festival as we had some returning guests come for an impromptu stay.  They are an Australian couple who loved it here so much when they stayed last October, this time they bought their daughter and parents.  So we had a full...
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Katikati Avocado Wine and Food Festival Today

Published about 4 years ago by Margie

Well after several days of blustery gale force winds today has dawned sunny and warm and still.  A perfect day for the Katikati Wine and Food Festival.    We didn't get there last year as we had a full house of guests but today Greg is going to stay with the guests and I am going to check out...
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A glorious morning

Published about 4 years ago by Margie

I am so used to waking early to prepare breakfast for our guests so today although we don't have any guests staying today was no exception.  I was up at 6 with the birds.  I am so pleased I woke up early as the sunlight on the lodge, the garden and the surrounding hills was quite...
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Blooming Roses

Published about 4 years ago by Greg in Lodge

Here are some pictures of the roses and hibiscus flowering in the garden today. It is a super sunny day today and the garden is looking it's best.
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Visitors from France

Published about 4 years ago by Margie

Well Christmas has been and gone and apart from the rather not so good weather we had a great time.  Our lodge was full of B & B guests and it turned out that all but one were from France.  As Greg's family originate from France he too can claim to be a little bit french. Our guests all...
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New cafe/restaurant at Waihi Beach

Published about 4 years ago by Margie in Eating Out

Some good news here is that a new cafe / restaurant has opened up at Waihi Beach Hotel, from all accounts it is wonderful.  It has only been open a few weeks but is already talk of the town and several people have been there and they all raved about it very enthusiastically.  We have a very nice...
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