First Stop, Feilding, New Zealand

Feilding, New Zealand, photo by Val Mills
By Val
@valmnz (12758)
New Zealand
October 23, 2015 12:24am CST
Well, I'm up here at my doggie destination and only managed to take three photos on the way up, plus a few here on arrival, so I'll share these with you over the next day or so. My first stop wasn't too far from home, in a small town called Feilding, a small rural town with a population of only 14,000. I go across to Feilding often, especially on Friday's for the Farmers Market, which always wins the award for the best Farmers Market in New Zealand. Today is Friday, but I didn't have time to stop at the market. You can see it in the distance in the photo. Fielding is a very rural town, surrounded by farms. It also has a wonderful café culture, with far more cafés than most small towns have. My friends and I often drive their to go shopping and have lunch or coffee. One of the bonuses is free parking, which we don't have much of in the city. I'll try and put my next post on in another couple of hours.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
23 Oct 15
I love your new series it is fantastic to see your country and learn about it. Looking forward to reading and seeing more. Keep the info and pictures coming. Love them a lot.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
Thank you. As I'm up here on my own I'll have time to put a few more on over the next couple of days.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
23 Oct 15
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@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
23 Oct 15
What a neat and nice little place. It's a shame you had no time to visit their farmer market.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
I go to it quite often Anna, so decided not to this time.
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@allknowing (65211)
• India
23 Oct 15
So neat and so well laid out Val. You are living in paradise.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
I think so
@garymarsh6 (14075)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 15
That looks like a pretty little town! OH my parking charges here are astronomical!
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
25 Oct 15
They are down in Wellington, the capital city, too. In my city they're quite reasonable, with senior discounts. But free is definitely good.
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@garymarsh6 (14075)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 15
@valmnz I parked at work a couple of months ago because I had a lot of equipment in my car I needed to use in the hospital and it cost me £11 for five hours.$24.95 New Zealand Dollars!
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 in the bigger cities here the cheapest you could do for 5 hours would be NZ$20, but you'd have to hunt around for that!
@vickyrose (1990)
• Canberra, Australia
23 Oct 15
I think that I may have gone past this town at some time. I love the free parking.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
It's certainly an attraction for those of us over in the city to come across to
• Canada
23 Oct 15
I love farmer's markets. The town looks very inviting. Do a lot of people ride their bikes to work in New Zealand?
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
This part of the country is very flats and yes a lot of people cycle for fitness amongst other reasons.
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Oct 15
We have a little Farmer's Market on Fridays, too. That looks like a nice little town, I prefer small towns.
@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Oct 15
That is so picturesque! I could see myself enjoying a cuppa staring out at that sight. Enjoy your time there, glad you arrived safe and sound.
@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Oct 15
I love the charm seen in the picture. It sounds like a wonderful place to visit with so many cafe's and the farmer's market.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Oct 15
so how are the doggies? lol
@BelleStarr (38357)
• United States
23 Oct 15
What a delightful place that sounds like. I would enjoy it too.
@silvermist (20100)
• India
23 Oct 15
It is a real beautiful town.Good photo too.Looking forward to rest of the photos.
@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
23 Oct 15
Great photo Val. The Farmers Market sounds really good
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
23 Oct 15
Looking forward to see more photos.