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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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Blue Gum Cottage. Your country retreat

 This Cottage was JUST AMAZING! A cute tidy well presented little 2 bedroom with lots of Rustic Charm. Thank God for the gas burner fire place, and spa pool we definitely made use of them with the cold snap! Set amongst beautiful Native scenery, this place was just beautiful and perfect for my pre-wedding photo shoot and a within close vicinity of my Venue at Mills Reef. Me and my Bridesmaids thoroughly enjoyed our stay here before my big day! highly recommend! 

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Rest & Relax @ Lake Okareka - stylish + modern

 Its warm, sunny and cosy in colder weather. Fabulous setting, can't wait to come again 

Pinehaven Riverside Cottage - Escape the Rat Race

 Very quiet very peaceful. Loved the time there 

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The Abode, Apt 104 The Atrium

 Fantastic location, lovely place to stay. 

Mereden - Fabulous Central Waterfront Location

 Close to the Mount, amenities like the hotpool, cafes, restaurants and the surrounding beaches/bays were just round the corner. Lovely views too! 

Honey Fields Cottage, a little piece of paradise!

 Great location; very relaxing and away from it all with great views but still close enough to attractions. Property had everything we and the kids needed for a great weekend away, including fantastic avocados and figs!