This is slightly out of the way, a couple of blocks south of the south side of the downtown district, but we didn't mind the 5-minute walk to town, and the Central Mall right across the street (between BK's and the town) was quite handy. The lady at the desk (perpetually at the desk, from early to late every day, it seemed) was friendly and helpful, not only about how the motel works but about the town. We enjoyed talking with her.
Our room was modern and bright and had plenty of large, fluffy pillows and a fully-equipped kitchen. Beautiful bouquets of colorful live flowers hung outside each door; perhaps in NZ they can keep them blooming all year round. There are both ground floor and second floor rooms; be sure to ask for the former if you don't want to carry suit cases up a flight of stairs.More