3 Puawai Street, Hawera
Linda & Steven Morrison
History and beauty combine to create a soothing garden picture against a rural backdrop in Hawera. Graceful Tairoa Lodge (built 1875) is surrounded by sweeping lawns, towering kauri and pohutukawa. You will see rhododendrons, camellias, giant bamboo, magnolias, old walnuts, scented roses and old-fashioned hydrangeas.
The Cottage will become a café for the festival, serving coffee, wine and its famous ploughman’s lunch. Artists ‘Celebration Platters’ will have work on display at the boutique accommodation.