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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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Lake retreat -  holiday getaway

 Roomy, well equipped, good family holiday home 

  • RossWh16
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Escape to family holidays in modern sunny house

 Great house for our family holiday. Very clean, warm and in a great location with local shops a short distance up the road. Would definitely stay again. 

  • JennyRe1
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Amazing golf course views in a quiet cul-de-sac

 Great location. Kids had a blast. Bbq awesome. 

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Escape to family holidays in modern sunny house

 Lots of room the kids loved the trampoline. Nice quiet neighbourhood. 

Escape to family holidays in modern sunny house

 Great place to stay 

Springfield Rise Lodge - overlooks the golf course

 Huge property, great facilities, but still felt really homely and comfortable.