Archive for May, 2011

Auckland Winter Events & Activities

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Auckland city is a great place for a winter holiday, as it offers a wide assortment of exciting winter events and activities. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed day or a family night out, Auckland has something for you! (more…)

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Wellington Winter Events & Activities

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Wellington offers a great assortment of activities all year round. If you’re looking for some winter excitement in New Zealand’s capital this year, check out these great events and activities. (more…)

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Christchurch Earthquake Update

Friday, May 6th, 2011

On 22 February 2011 at 12:51 a 6.3 magnitude aftershock hit Christchurch, causing significant damage and multiple fatalities. It followed nearly six months after the initial 7.1 magnitude earthquake on 4 September 2010 which caused widespread damage to the Canterbury region.

Christchurch’s central business district (CBD) was immediately evacuated and the area was cordoned off for several weeks. Some areas remain off-limits, affecting many families and businesses.

Christchurch Car Rental Unaffected

Fortunately our Christchurch car rental office is located near the airport and there was no significant damage to our building or any injuries to staff in either earthquake. We remain fully operational for all bookings from our Christchurch depot and Christchurch Airport.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy. We have been touched by the stories of courage, generosity and resilience that have emerged and believe Christchurch will recover and be stronger than ever.

For further information about the Earthquake check out these resources:

Although parts of the CBD and some attractions remain closed, there is still so much to see and do in the Canterbury region.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your travel plans.

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Hastings: Our Top 5 Tourist Attractions

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Hastings is home to a number of wineries and is renowned for its spectacular food and wine trails. Built largely after the 1931 Napier earthquake, Hastings offers a variety of activities to fulfil everyone’s holiday wishes. Here are 5 top places in Hastings that we highly recommend visiting, all easily accessible by rental car. (more…)

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