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    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]

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    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]

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    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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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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    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]

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Koutu Retreat - Opononi Stunning New Beach House

 He whare tino ataahua Koutu Retreat! What a beautiful place and amazing view. Rented for work but were spoiled at the end of each day with such luxury. Thank you! 

MUKIES APARTMENTS

 We always love our stays at Mukies. We think it has the best view in Ahipara. The apartments have everything you need and are always immaculate. 

Hihitahi Sea View - Peaceful Stunning Views

 Thanks for lovely week. House was perfect size and layout for 3 couples and children. Plenty of space for people to spread out. Lots for kids to do outside and in. Very quiet private location with beautiful views. Karen very helpful and lovely to deal with. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 A great property for large numbers or two families. We had a great time 

BLUESKIN BAY HOUSE - beach, space, views and peace

 The house was very comfortable, and the views were great. Lovely location, a relaxing environment. 

The Lodge on Waiheke - Stay Waiheke

 Great place for family get together with space for all ages. The property was so well set up for the number of guests. Fabulous views and quiet (except for the odd plane that flew by).