NZ’s First Schoolbus Recreated

In April 1924 New Zealand’s first motorised schoolbus service began, with the acquisition of three specially constructed Model T Fords by Piopio School, located south west of Te Kuiti in the North Island’s Waitomo district. Now, in honour of this pioneering moment, a replica bus is being built. Once upon a time, before the horseless …

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The South Seas Eiffel

On this day in 1889, NZ’s very own Eiffel Tower opened for business. Only eight and a half months earlier, Gustave Eiffel had unveiled his elegant namesake as the centrepiece of the Paris Exhibition Universelle.  It was pure in concept, ingeniously engineered, monumentally modern, and at 300m the world’s tallest tower (holding this record until …

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This Day in NZ History: The Sea Devil

   October 7,1917.  Count Felix von Luckner, known as the “Sea Devil”, arrives in New Zealand for internment in our very own POW camp, Motuihe Island. As captain of the sailing ship Seeadler, he and his crew had sunk 14 allied merchant ships in less than seven months, with only one (accidental) loss of life. …

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If you have any questions or need help or advice about rental cars or your New Zealand travel plans we’re here to help you. Please contact us

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