New Zealand 2005, 2007 & 2008

We usually travel to NZ once each year to see my wife's sister in Taranaki.
Coffee at Café Lehar in Okato. A great place for a coffee (or a meal).

Coffee at Café Lehar in Okato. A great place for a coffee (or a meal).

Directly opposite the front door of the Tawhiti Museum is Mr Badger's Café. Nestled under the trees it provides a welcoming environment for visitors to relax before resuming their travels. The themed café is restful, warm, friendly and novel. The use of delightful dioramas based on the characters from 'Wind in the Willows' help set the scene and mood of the café.

Directly opposite the front door of the Tawhiti Museum is Mr Badger's Café. Nestled under the trees it provides a welcoming environment for visitors to relax before resuming their travels. The themed café is restful, warm, friendly and novel. The use of delightful dioramas based on the characters from 'Wind in the Willows' help set the scene and mood of the café.

The Tawhiti Museum in Hawera, South Taranaki, New Zealand.

The Tawhiti Museum in Hawera, South Taranaki, New Zealand.

Mount Egmont from Toko, near Stratford in Taranaki.

Mount Egmont from Toko, near Stratford in Taranaki.

Mount Egmont from Toko, near Stratford in Taranaki.

Mount Egmont from Toko, near Stratford in Taranaki.

The Tawhiti Museum in Hawera. The museum is divided into a series of themed galleries, each using scale and life sized models as well as artifacts, photos and test. All these displays are designed and built in the museum's studios. The smaller scale figurines are painstakingly sculpted in wax before a mould is made, allowing further copies to be cast.

The Tawhiti Museum in Hawera. The museum is divided into a series of themed galleries, each using scale and life sized models as well as artifacts, photos and test. All these displays are designed and built in the museum's studios. The smaller scale figurines are painstakingly sculpted in wax before a mould is made, allowing further copies to be cast.

The Tawhiti Museum, Hawera. In 1975 Nigel and Teresa Ogle bought the 70 year old Tawhiti Cheese factory. As a child, Nigel had delivered milk to the factory with his father in their farm truck, but he could never have imagined that he would one day convert that same building into a museum.

The Tawhiti Museum, Hawera. In 1975 Nigel and Teresa Ogle bought the 70 year old Tawhiti Cheese factory. As a child, Nigel had delivered milk to the factory with his father in their farm truck, but he could never have imagined that he would one day convert that same building into a museum.

We flew in an Air New Zealand DHC-8 (Bombardier Q300) from New Plymouth to Auckland in 2008.

We flew in an Air New Zealand DHC-8 (Bombardier Q300) from New Plymouth to Auckland in 2008.

Stent Road.

Stent Road.

Stent Road.

Stent Road.

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