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Tips For Stress-Free Car Rental in New Zealand

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

   If most of your driving experience is in Europe or the US/Canada, you are likely to encounter a few differences in the rental car you hire in New Zealand. Almost all cars on our… (read more)

The Burt Munro Challenge

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

    Judged by Time magazine to be one of the 5 must-do events of 2013, the Burt Munro Challenge is back for 2014 and expected to attract amateur motorcyclists from all over Australasia.  … (read more)

School Holidays Top 10 – Auckland

Monday, September 29th, 2014

   Here we are once again, the school holidays are upon us.  Some might say like an ominous cloud, or a dark endless chasm of despair.  But behold… a tiny beacon of hope beckons!  NZ… (read more)

Interislander Ferry “Arahura” Homeward Bound

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

   On Saturday afternoon, looking refreshed and resplendent against bruised Auckland skies, the ferry Arahura set sail for Wellington following a three-week stretch in dry dock.  The routine maintenance took place at Devonport Naval Base… (read more)

Eye of the Storm – Auckland’s Cornwall Park and (N)one Tree Hill

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Part Two: Cornwall Park, The Gift That Keeps On Giving      In the shade of  One Tree Hill, Sir John Logan Campbell’s legacy remains as he intended: a conscious intervention against Auckland’s City’s viral… (read more)

School Holiday Top 10 – Wellington

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

   In this series of ultimate school holiday suggestions, we handpick our next crop from our capital, Wellington, and its surrounds.  There are some great adventures to be had in our political and cultural centre,… (read more)

School Holiday Top 10 – Christchurch

Friday, September 12th, 2014

School holidays are due very soon, September 27th to October 12th inclusive for most schools, to be vaguely exact.  They can be a challenging time for parents, and you can either face up to it… (read more)

Eye of the Storm – Auckland’s Cornwall Park and (N)One Tree Hill

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Part One: One Tree Hill, the Hill With No Tree.    Not so far from Auckland’s city centre lies Cornwall Park, an unfeasible 540 acre expanse of fields, gardens, and tree-lined avenues that worship at… (read more)

The Butcher of Wadestown

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

The above photo was taken in 1910, on Wadestown Road near Pitt Street, in Wellington.  A local butcher’s proudly displays its stock, its four staff and two horses.  The carcasses on display seem to be… (read more)

Exploring Abandoned Railways…In A Golf Cart!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Explore a forgotten but historic stretch of the New Zealand wilderness at the wheel of your personal rail cart. This is very, very cool.  If the romance of vintage rail travel is your thing, then… (read more)

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