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  1. Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch
    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

    Have a laugh on us: An Evening with Noel Fielding (from The Mighty Boosh), at the Isaac Theatre Royal. It promises to be anything but a normal evening!... [More]

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  1. Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions
    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

    Which wine region will you escape to?... [More]

  2. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Childhood memories of good times at the bach can last forever. With a bit of planning your family holiday can be just as memorable.... [More]

  3. Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu
    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

    Rising dramatically 2797m out of the Central Plateau, this vast volcanic beauty has two commercial ski areas and a friendly little club field.... [More]

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  1. A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines
    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

  2. The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast
    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

    Wildside Lodge is a labour of love, a rustic, hand-crafted beauty which evolved through Dan and Kath Lane's philosophy and need for using resources that were locally available and free, or at least recycled and cheap!... [More]

  3. Golden Days at Big Bay
    Golden Days at Big Bay

    Fond memories of bach holidays at Big Bay in the 1940s - long drops, meat safes, sackfuls of seafood and a great community.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

New 5 bed Penthouse including secure parking+Wifi

 Very central to all the places we needed to be over the week. Lots of space for the 9 of us that stayed there. 

Holiday home with breath taking views

 It was so peaceful and serene. The character home was amazing. It was a great space to spread out and relax in, and close to all the vineyards, markets and beaches up north. 

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Outdoor living, expansive lake views, sunny

 We had a great stay at this property. We felt very welcome and privileged to stay in this family home with its feeling of family history. The house and garden are full of interesting corners, lovely views and have lots of personality. Thank you. 

Omaha River Retreat - Entertainers Paradise

 Everything specially the kitchen with a river view. 

Large bach with Lake view

 Good size and location. 

New 5 bed Penthouse including secure parking+Wifi

 Perfect spot for restaurants and shopping, the views are amazing, the space in the apartment is fabulous for large groups. A great weekend in the HB!