WWOOF In New Zealand

Are you planning a long-ish visit to New Zealand, or perhaps a working holiday? Hoping to get beyond the tourist trail, see the “real” NZ and spend time with the locals? Interested in sustainable, organic living, farming and gardening? Just say WWOOF! WWOOF, or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, is a co-ordinated global network which aims …

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Road Closure Information In NZ

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 be closed for extended periods of time. When travelling In New Zealand it pays to check the route ahead and …

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Lions Tour 2017: Rotorua & Hamilton

The story so far. The British & Irish Lions, a salad of players harvested from assorted professional UK teams, are here in New Zealand to play seven regional rugby teams, as well as three traditionally fruitless matches against the All Blacks. The tour hop-scotches around the country but can be broken down, we think, into …

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Lions Tour 2017: Auckland & Whangarei

In June and July this year we see the return of the British & Irish Lions Tour. The Lions are a composite team of players selected from professional English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh teams, and the visitors will play ten rugby union matches around New Zealand. The series highlights are three games against the All …

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Whale Stranding at Farewell Spit

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 the 1918 stranding of 1,000 whales on the beaches of the Chatham Islands.  The reason for the stranding is unclear; …

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World Masters Games Comes to Auckland

The World Masters Games is one of New Zealand’s biggest sporting/tourism events of 2017 and the largest multi-sport event in the world, yet many Kiwi’s still draw a blank if you mention it. Our neophyte’s introduction gives them the lowdown on the whats, wheres, whens and whos of this massive occasion. What? The World Masters …

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New Zealand by Cruise Ship: A Guide

  Summer is here, and the cruise ship season, predicted to be New Zealand’s biggest ever, has begun. Between November 1st and April 30th 33 ships (up from 28 ships last summer) will make as many as 600 stops in ports all around the country. Another biggest ever is the arrival before Christmas of the Ovation of …

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Cycle Challenge Events In New Zealand

Every year thousands of New Zealanders take part in a number of fun and competitive cycling events held around the country.  These events are often fundraisers and offer the chance to see the countryside from a different perspective as well as contributing to a worthy cause. Towns and cities hosting cycle events come alive with …

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The Vanishing Fleet – Part II

Last week I wrote a post about “visible shipwrecks” of the North Island coastline, wrecks that you can visit on foot. Our fascination with these rust-ridden hulks comes partly from our simultaneous love/fear of the sea, and partly the fading link they provide to New Zealand’s past. You can read part one here. Sadly, they are …

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The Vanishing Fleet

Shipwrecks have a special lure, don’t they? The spectre of tragedy that surrounds them, the resonance of loss, and a reminder of the ocean’s uncompromising power. More than most historical artefacts – restored cars, preserved buildings, antique furniture; embalmed in modern veneer; enshrined in modern surroundings – a dead ship feels like the past reaching …

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Contact

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

New Zealand Free Phone: 0800 800 956

Australian Free Phone: 1800 771 302

Other international enquiries. Find your nearest New Zealand rental cars branch.