My flight home from Auckland after two nights in Hawkes Bay was in business class, row 2, seat C, on the aisle.

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To get to the Qantas Business Lounge at Auckland airport, turn right after security and go past the duty free shops and then up the escalators. The doors are directly in front of you. The First lounge is also here, requiring a left turn once you have gone through the doors

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*****Disclaimer: The Mole dined courtesy of Tourism Tasmania*****

 

Hello all, The Mole here, brother of Em, and proprietor and head chef of Casa De Mole. I am doing a guest review for Hold The Peas about a recent six course degustation I was fortunate enough to attend at Meadowbank Estate in Southern Tasmania.

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The Meatball and Wine Bar is the new kid on the block in Flinder’s Lane, where all the hip kids seem to hang out these days.

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Day 2 of my time in Hawkes Bay started with a nice cup ‘o tea on the balcony. :-)

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Pacifica is located in a blue beach bungalow just outside the town centre of Napier.

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Once my flight was called (QF133) I headed downstairs from the First Lounge to gate 9 and boarded. I was in 8C, with no-one in the middle seat between me and the guy in seat 8A.

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Traffic can cause havoc with your plans.

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It was time for our regular catch up, and KB1, KB2 and myself decided to switch suburbs and try somewhere closer to KB1′s work so she didn’t have to make the trek (on public transport) to Fitzroy where we had dined on previous occasions.

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J and I had dinner in someone’s lounge room the other week.

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