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Road Trips     

Road Trips     

There is nothing as sweet as throwing some clothes, swimming togs, jandals, and your favourite T-shirts into the car and shouting, ‘ROADIE!’. Leave your everyday life behind and get lost somewhere around the Country. We asked our staff… The top six road trips in New Zealand are; Queenstown Te Anau – Mirror Lakes – Lake Gunn – Milford Sound Auckland – Whangārei – Mangawhai – Bay of Islands – Cape Rēinga – Hokianga Christchurch to Wanaka through Tekapo and Lake Pukaki Auckland – Hamilton – Waitomo – Rotorua – Taupō – Ruapehu – Napier Blenheim – Nelson – Punakaiki - Greymouth – Hokitika – Franz Josef – Haast...

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Summer Holidays in Caravan – Room with a view

Summer Holidays in Caravan – Room with a view

We are forever experimenting with different and more affordable ways to holiday so we can do more with our money.  Caravanning was our latest escape.  Escape from the routine of where to be at a certain time. Escape from the “…wait a minute I just need to do that one last thing.”  Our caravan adventure last summer took to us to Central Otago. Dansey’s Pass, Naseby, the Maniototo.  We were excited, nervous, wary, intrigued—how would it go?   It was fabulous.  Sure, there were family team building exercises. No one told us how hot the area was in Summer.  Nothing screams...

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New Years Resolution

New Years Resolution

Every year I make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to create some positive change. The recurring theme each year involves more exercise, less alcohol, improving my finances, taking care of the family and becoming smarter. Once the glow of a fresh new year wears off, I struggle to make good on any of my plans. I am almost proudly one of the 50 percent of people who set a goal for the new year and fail! However, this year I want to join the camp of the winners and achieve my aspirations and dreams for 2021. 2020 has been a tough...

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Classic Kiwi Christmas

Classic Kiwi Christmas

Christmas is different in New Zealand. Due to the country's heritage and roots (especially British), many traditions are observed, however, the climate makes the Kiwi Christmas something unique to a northern hemisphere Christmas. December is the middle of summer in New Zealand so a barbie on the beach for Christmas dinner is common. Christmas also marks the beginning of the summer holidays for most Kiwis, so many Christmas activities revolve around holidays. New Zealand is quite a diverse society, and many of the cultures represented do not recognize Christmas in the same way however it is a special time for...

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