My Husband and I went away for the weekend, and discovered this lovely motel up in Northland. It is in a area called Puketone Junction, and therefore is either 20 min to kerikeri or paihia.
It is in the country, and really really quiet. The rooms where a great size, lovely bathrooms, and great kitchen.
The Hosts where soooooooooo friendly and really helpful.
we both felt like we were home, not at a motel, that is how comfortable the place is.
We both say "you have to stay there"