We stayed in town today, town being Paihia. Our Airbnb is in Haruru, a 7 minute, 4.7km drive away. We wandered around the little tourist section, checking out the amenities. We passed by one of the cruise ticket offices and got a deal on a cruise for tomorrow to visit some islands and head out to the tip of Cape Brett to see the Hole in the Rock. We found a great store/bar/restaurant tucked into a little shopping mall in the center of town.
For tonight though, we grilled fish that our hostess offered us. Her Dad is a renowned fisherman in the area and she was cleaning out her freezer, lucky us! I didn’t recognize the name of the fish, they use a lot of Maori names for things here, but she said it is a deep sea fish, and it was delicious with a little lemon pepper and olive oil!