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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]

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Omaha Sands- Just the tonic you need!

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Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar

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Yukino's Rest - Water Views, Queen Charlotte Sound

 Fantastic venue with great access to "the sounds". Kayaks and bikes were a fantastic addition. Property well maintained with all mod cons. Will definitely return.