Shot in NZ – Part IV: Pork Pie

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 Kaitaia, Northland, using a “found” driver’s licence (before photo ID’s), and is soon joined by two passengers of similarly anti-authoritarian …

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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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West Coast Rebirth: Greymouth & Hokitika

The West Coast is a remote, sparsely populated column of land in New Zealand’s South Island, separated from the relative bustle of Canterbury by the Southern Alps. Facing a spectacular but intolerant Tasman Sea, the region was built on blue collar industrialism: mining, forestry, farming and fishing. The 20th century was tough on these trades, …

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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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Guide To The Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves

The Waitomo Caves are long and intricate underground cave network – but what really makes them famous is the spectacular population of glow-worms, who illuminate the darkness and create a dazzling galaxy throughout. There are many ways to explore depending on your level of fitness and desire for adventure. It’s a truly magical destination that …

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Auckland Family Activities

Once upon a time, when we were kids, it was all about the car. What car your family had, what your friends had, what it sounded like, and what it smelt like. A highlight of any weekend was helping to wash it, and going anwhere in the car felt like a special treat. Shopping, visiting …

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Millers Crossing

Not being a frequent visitor to the Manawatu region, I was rather astounded to discover this relic.  Just a few minutes south-east of Palmerston North alongside SH56, these are the remains of the longest suspension bridge in New Zealand, the Opiki Toll Bridge.     One hundred years ago and more, the soggy swamplands around …

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FIFA Fever

Football fever (and let’s make it clear that I’m referring to soccer) is a disease less widespread in New Zealand than many other parts of the world.  We always have identified ourselves as a rugby nation, although due to the physical demands of that game the number of New Zealanders who actually play it is …

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Rediscovering Port Chalmers

   Once upon a time Port Chalmers was the third largest port in Australasia, and the birthplace of New Zealand’s modern export trade. Bypassed for nearly a century, it has benefited from (or suffered from, depending on your viewpoint) commercial rediscovery and reinvestment, but in a sense it is bypassed still, by thousands of cruise …

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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.