This just arrived from a hostel in Kerikeri, in reply to an email sent before you left here:

“Sorry it took so long to reply, the rate is $18.00 per night in a dorm or $86.00 per week. A single room is $100.00 per week. The kiwifruit season is under way in about 1 week, please reply if you want to come up, regards Michelle”

Forget Thailand, for the moment; think Kerikeri … or was it just an April fool jest???