Story: Hotels and motels

Giant satellite dish, Motel Hastings

Giant satellite dish, Motel Hastings

Motels often cluster in groups on major transport routes, or at attractive locations like beach or lake fronts. In an effort to distinguish themselves from their competitors, the proprietors of Motel Hastings have used an eye-catching large satellite dish.

Using this item

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: O.030885
Photograph by Peter Black

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Motels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21282/giant-satellite-dish-motel-hastings (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010