At the end of last year I bought a deal for three nights at the Copthorne Hotel at Waitangi. It had to be used by the end of this month so on Tuesday we headed north. Our first stop was at Kawakawa to look at the new Hundertwasser Park Centre. It is built out of Sirewall an insulated rammed earth construction with lovely colours. The building includes a Museum to Frederick Hundertwasser who made his home in Kawakawa, a library, toilets and showers and the council offices.
The "bottle screen" in front of the toilets
The lovely colours of the rammed earth
The lovely bright toilets
We then carried on to Paihia where we had lunch on the waterfront and I was served a delicious gurnard baked in foil, a lovely change from the usual gluten free alternatives to battered fish and chips.