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Take a leisurely drive to Raglan

6 November 2014

Just 159kms from Auckland, so just a leisurely 2 hour drive away, you'll find the popular little coastal settlement of Raglan.

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Fabulous Father's Day in Auckland City

7 September 2014

Spring has most definitely sprung and the redeveloped Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct were fantastic places to hang out with dad and enjoy it.  Wandering around the boats for sale in the marina, and playing the 'which amazing superyacht are we going to buy today?' game, the happy sounds of kids...

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Peter Jackson's collection of WWI Fighter Aircraft

17 February 2014

Pick up a rental car from Wellington Airport, then drive just 1 1/2 hrs NE on SH2 to Masterton.  Here you'll find Hood Aerodrome, the home of the Vintage Aviator - where Peter Jackson has assembled New Zealand's finest and most valuable collection of flying WWI and WWII Fighter Aircraft.

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Running Kiwis around NZ for 20 Years

11 December 2013

During the Canterbury anniversary weekend my wife and I travelled down to Invercargill for a marathon. Nothing unusual there really apart from it being the first time in my life I have travelled further than Cromwell, so I was keen to see as much of our beautiful country as possible.

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Brits at the Beach

28 September 2013

If you're in the Whangamata vicinity on the weekend of 8-11 October 2015 don't be surprised to find that the whole place has gone UK crazy.  British flags, food and costumes abound at the annual Brits at the Beach. 

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Calf Club Days

18 September 2013

If you're looking for fun things to do with kids in New Zealand in September and October, keep an eye open for rural schools' Calf Club or Agriculture Days.  These are great events for kids put on by schools in rural areas throughout the country. 

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Things to See and Do In Nelson

13 September 2013

The World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic ‘must see’ Nelson NZ visitor attraction that celebrates two distinctly different passions. A world class collection of classic cars can be viewed alongside incredible wearable works of art from all around the globe and from the annual Brancott Estate...

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Things to see and do in Auckland City

12 September 2013

Auckland's War Memorial Museum in Parnell tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand's top three heritage libraries.

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Auckland Botanical Gardens - Spectacular in Spring!

6 September 2013

What an absolutely stunning day in the Auckland Botanical Gardens today.  Situated just off the motorway in Manurewa, South Auckland, this is a real jewel and it never looks better, in my opinion, than when the magnolias are in full flower, the cherry blossoms and kowhais are bursting into life...

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Kaikoura Whale Watch

10 June 2013

I had forgotten how close Kaikoura was to the Southern Alps until a recent trip. It was a beautiful drive heading south from Marlborough, complete with seals sunning themselves on the rocks alongside the highway.

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