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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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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Kingdom Come, Kingdom Go

A contender for our “Shot in New Zealand” movie location series, except that Kingdom Come, a $180 million epic based on the life of Christ, was never actually filmed due to funding tribulations. And if you struggle to reconcile all that filthy Hollywood cash, tainted by sex, drugs, and Hangover sequels, with the sanctity of the …

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Shot in New Zealand – Part I

Part one in our series on movies filmed here in NZ.    This time last year filming was underway on a new Disney movie, Pete’s Dragon, at Stone Street Studios in Wellington. It’s one of the latest in a long procession of major overseas productions filmed here in NZ, and happily, these movies have drawn …

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Happy Birthday Dear Cable Car

The iconic Wellington Cable Car celebrates its 114th birthday today. This milestone in Kiwi engineering began service in 1902 and was devised to connect the then-new suburb of Kelburn with the CBD below. The track was 785 metres long, and climbed 120 metres from Lambton Quay to Upland Road, passing over three bridges and through …

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Labour Weekend Lineup

It’s been a long, grueling winter. With no national public holidays since Queen’s Birthday, we Kiwi’s have had an almost five month haul since the last long weekend. Not to worry, Labour Weekend finally beckons, and it’s full of springtime promise. Labour Day in New Zealand dates back 125 years to October 1890, when civic …

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Diwali Down Under

“Spice Up Your Life”, urge colourful posters for Diwali, the Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil.  The exact significance of the festival varies in different parts of India, however much like the way Christmas is celebrated by millions of non-Christians, the Diwali festivals are accepted around the world …

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Remembering Paddy the Wanderer

Against one wall of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington is a memorial for Paddy the Wanderer.  It consists of a bronze plaque and image, and a drinking fountain for both human and canine passers-by.  But who was Paddy, and how did he earn himself a memorial on the Wellington waterfront?    Paddy …

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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.