I found everything I needed in Hastings.
A new battery charger from Dobsons Photo Shop.
A tape measure from Knit World
and a pedometer from Rebel Sport
along with goodies from a couple of op shops.
Although Hastings is starting to suffer from the usual invasion of big box stores and super markets, I liked it a lot. Extremely friendly and helpful people.....Kiwis do love to chat.
Beautiful architecture...look at those fantastic street lamps.
I went to the community arts center, housed in an old china store, and a very well curated Art Gallery....more on that later.
I missed their Opera House, but there is always another time.
The day I arrived in New Zealand I sniffed out the lively Farmers Market....jet lag couldn't stop me.
There is also a race track, but that is another story.