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Tips For Winter Driving In New Zealand

Friday, July 10th, 2020

There’s no doubt about it: New Zealand is at its most beautiful during the winter months, particularly in the South Island. But while snow and ice might look postcard-perfect on the mountains they’re not as… (read more)

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Preparing To Hire A Van With NZ Car Rental Dunedin

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

If you have been planning to travel in a group over some rough terrain or simply need the extra space for luggage, chances are you have considered van hire as the most convenient choice for transportation. … (read more)

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Road Closure Information In NZ

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Road Closure Information While the majority of road closures in New Zealand are dealt with quickly, sometimes especially in the case of natural causes like flooding, snow and ice, slippage or rock falls roads can… (read more)

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Whale Stranding at Farewell Spit

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

In February 2017 over 600 pilot whales beached themselves at Farewell Spit, a fin-shaped headland at the northern tip of the South Island. It is the second-largest whale stranding in New Zealand’s recorded history, after… (read more)

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Cadbury Building’s New Old Look

Monday, February 6th, 2017

At Cadbury’s chocolate factory in Dunedin work has begun restoring a long-disused building to it’s original appearance. Like many older buildings its facade was shaved in the name of modernisation in the 1950’s when the… (read more)

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Shot in NZ – Part IV: Pork Pie

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Roaring into cinemas this weekend is Pork Pie, a remake, or “re-imagining” of Goodbye Pork Pie (1980), New Zealand’s cult classic road/buddy movie. In the original, an opportunistic young hoon rents a yellow Mini in… (read more)

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The World’s Fastest Mini

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

These guys will have had almost all their thunder stolen by the hubbub of the Olympics, so let’s give them a bit of attention.  Project ’64 is a team of Kiwi’s who last week broke… (read more)

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The Ultimate Pie

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

The pie. Surely our most iconic food, the lowly, unpretentious pie is at the core of any true New Zealander’s diet. In my youth these were “maggot packs”, the most basic form of nourishment you… (read more)

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En Nouvelle-Zélande Nous Utilisons des Toilettes

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Ahhh, France. The very mention of it conjures up so many romantic images: its legacy of exquisite wines and fine cuisine, the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, fashionable ladies with sensual accents, and the dashing… (read more)

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NZ’s First Schoolbus Recreated

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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…. (read more)


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