Jan 02

Day 10: Whakatane, Taneatua

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The two days spent in Whakatane were with relatives, but we managed a little sightseeing.


The Whakatane River and Whale Island in the background


Pohutukawa flowers in bloom


We visited the nearby village of Taneatua, where Lesley’s parents owned and lived in a milk bar (called a dairy in NZ) until it burnt down. We saw the new milk bar and one of the 12 schools she attended.



Taneatua High School


Taneatua Dairy (milk bar)


Lesley’s aunt made a NZ delicacy known as whitebait fritters, which Ash and Kate politely declined. Whitebait are thin, translucent fish that look like worms and the whole creature is eaten, eyes and all.


Whitebait fritters

Whitebait fritters

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2 Responses to “Day 10: Whakatane, Taneatua”

  1. From Prashant:

    Ash, why did you decline the whitebait fritters? :)

    Posted on 04/01/2011 at 9:49 pm #
    • From nz:

      I don’t like little eyes looking at me while I am eating it. 😀

      Posted on 04/01/2011 at 10:22 pm #