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  • East Coast Adventure – Part 1

    Posted on 09/27/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    Ever thought about where you should go in the south Island? Well here is an idea for you – how about a road trip to Dunedin! Dunedin has been known as a university town for many years but there is another side to it that people seem to miss. We recommend flying into Christchurch and picking up a car rental to make your way towards Dunedin as there is lots to see on the way.

    Once you leave Christchurch head 60kms down the coast for Rakaia. This tiny rural town has a stop for you; Salmon World has been designed to appeal to all ages and has been modelled on the Rakaia River which is considered as the best salmon fishing river in New Zealand. It has huge salmon tanks and aquariums to help you understand the life-cycle of salmon; they even have a 4D movie ride.

    Keep heading another 20 minutes along State Highway 1 and you will pass through Ashburton next. This farmer’s town has local specialties that will please your bellies, perfect for a lunch-time driving break during your South Island adventure. From free-range turkey, handmade chocolates, honey, berries and sausage rolls there is something for us all!

    Geraldine may not be a well-known town, but it is where you can experience the newest must-do adventure activity – Canyoning! Approximately 40 minutes from Ashburton, this new craze is action pack with jumps, slides, abseils, rappels and zips plus flips. This is the place where you get to enjoy nature’s water park. We highly recommend Big Rock Canyons they have tours for all levels.

    Our next stop on this journey before we get to Dunedin would have to be the Moeraki Boulders – they are a crazy sight. Just an hour’s drive north of Dunedin, these huge boulders sit on Koekohe beach near Moeraki.  Formed from sediment around 60 million years ago, the boulders are perfectly round and make for an amazing photo opportunity when the tide is right.

    On part two of our road trip we will dive into what is great to see around Dunedin and what wildlife you can see there.

    Stay tuned!

  • Prepare to be Wickedly Entertained.

    Posted on 09/20/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    If you like to dream and let your imagination take hold of you, get ready to enter a world like no other with Wicked: The Musical. The show awakens nostalgic feelings of your childhood, bringing forward memories of the first time you saw the Wizard of Oz – the music, the colour, the magic. This

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  • Soak up the nature at Hanmer Springs.

    Posted on 09/13/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    One area we haven’t spent much time in is the Hurunui District in Canterbury. Here you can find the Hanmer Springs Alpine Village  which has made it on the AA’s 101 Must do’s for Kiwis list the last few years. This place is quite amazing, as it has something to offer everyone. If you are

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  • Auckland Markets

    Posted on 09/06/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    Now that spring is officially here New Zealand is starting to erupt with activity, the days are getting longer and the sun has more heat. September brings sunshine and seafood which means festivals and events all starting to take off as we count down to summer! Until then you can keep yourself busy with the

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  • Road trip to the Coromandel

    Posted on 08/28/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    With the weather warming up and school holidays just around the corner, we start thinking to ourselves what can we do to entertain the little ones but also keep ourselves sane at the same time? A trip to the Coromandel might be the answer. Less than 2 hours’ drive away from Auckland, it makes for

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  • World Rafting Championships in NZ: Deemed to make a splash.

    Posted on 08/23/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    Ready to experience an exhilarating sporting event that will be hosted by New Zealand for the first time ever? The World Rafting Championships are here and are being held in Rotorua in November. With more than 700 competitors said to be competing, these World Champs are going to offer some great excitement and action as

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  • Night Skiing: Experience the mountain at night.

    Posted on 08/13/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    If you want to do something exciting and new this winter, then we have the thing for you. Night skiing at Coronet Peak in Queenstown is an amazing experience that we feel is a “must do” if you get the chance. Coronet Peak is very friendly for beginners and offer private lessons at night, so

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  • New Zealand scores another World Cup.

    Posted on 08/01/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    Looking for another World Cup event to watch in New Zealand? Well then the ICC Cricket World Cup has been confirmed in New Zealand and Australia for 2015.  New Zealand will host 21 pool games, a quarter-final in Wellington and a semi-final in Auckland. A total of seven cities will host three pool matches each,

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  • World of Wearable Art – WOW

    Posted on 07/18/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    Looking to be inspired? Ready to take a journey to a different world? WOW – World of Wearable Art in Wellington is the event for you! WOW is a two hour show held annually in September on Wellington’s waterfront. It attracts an audience of 50,000 people over the two week period it is held for.

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  • Bledisloe Cup: All Blacks vs Australia

    Posted on 07/12/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    The tension created by the draw at the last match of the Bledisloe Cup between these two Trans -Tasman rivals has left some unfinished business for both teams.  This fierce battle every year is the only prize that really matters to these nations outside of the World Cup. New Zealand has been the dominant force

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  • Winter Games NZ 2013

    Posted on 07/01/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    The New Zealand Winter Games are making their 3rd appearance this year in August 15-25. After successful events in 2009 and 2011, they are hosting their third event in Queenstown, Nasby and Wanaka. This action packed Winter Games is making a name for its self on an international level as it is now one of the top 5

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  • Madness and mayhem at the Fringe

    Posted on 05/07/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    Once a year Wellington goes a little weird. No, not the rugby 7s, that’s mad. Each year the NZ Fringe Festival takes people to the edge of reality with an explosive month of performance theatre modelled on the huge Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Between February and March, from nowhere new plays, musical experiences, filmatic and theatrical

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  • Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

    Posted on 04/03/2013 by J3wHL4Psfw

    The first maritime combat recorded in New Zealand was when a Maori war waka attacked the explorer Abel Tasman off the northern tip of the South Island in 1642. Three hundred years later, the New Zealand Navy became a military force in its own right. The British Royal Navy served New Zealand since 1840, when

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