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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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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

    Which wine region will you escape to?... [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 guide to hot pools and spa resorts

    While icy rain is pouring from the heavens, or the hot sun’s filtering through the trees, there are few more relaxing indulgences than spa treatments or the therapeutic waters of mineral hot pools.... [More]

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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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

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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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Tahunanui Beach Holiday House  5 mins to beach

 Very quiet, clean and tidy. Well located for our needs. 

Tahunanui Beach Holiday House  5 mins to beach

 Great location, nice and quiet, great house with everything you may need. Awesome to have cot there 

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High above the Ida valley. Views to the Mountains

 Beautiful location with views of the whole Ida Valley. A warm and welcoming cottage in outstanding condition. Excellent communication. Very highly recommended. 

Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

 Feels like you're deep in the country but is actually only a short drive to everywhere a tourise might reasonably want to go. Owner is very generous giving personal tips and recommendations on places to go / see that you don't find in the guidebooks. 

Uncle Bill's Cottage - a gorgeous country retreat!

 had the most wonderful stay at Uncle Bills. Having read so many good reviews I kept thinking it can't be that good? Well it was, perfect for us thank you so much. Lovely hosts, lovely house, lovely holiday. Two boys are still talking about jenny, Gordy and the dogs. Really great holiday, hope to go back soon 

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Pupu Springs Golden Bay - Strawberry Cottage

 Awesome spot cant wait to get back there