I had called ahead to the Puhoi pub/hotel, so my room was waiting for me in the historic building, while Amigo sorted out my dinner and a cold Guinness (pretty sure he was Maori, not Spanish and I forgot to ask him about his name, sorry). The staff at the Puhoi Pub were all awesome and friendly. I walked up to my room ... Past various unnerving implements
Despite having celebrated their town's 150th the night before, the pub staff stayed and chatted with me for a good long while. Eventually I headed for my bed, and amazingly managed to get there without impaling myself on a farm implement.
Amigo left me a bit of 'trail magic' for breakfast (gracias, amigo!)
Day 25: I said farewell, and got going for Takapuna.
This toilet talked to me, and even played some Burt Bacharach. I didn't want to leave it, but it kicks you out after 10 minutes.