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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    A guide to hot pools and spa resorts

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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Blenheim Retro Riverside Retreat

 Thanks a mill . Great place to stay, nice and quiet as well. don't let first impressions fool you ,perfect place for a stay in Blenheim. 

The Fo'c'sle - Moetapu Bay Holiday Home

 Comfortable, warm, well stocked kitchen in terms of equipment . A spacious house that was easy to clean. Good beds and bedding. Fantastic view, plenty of options to enjoy all day sun, sheltered and lots of indoor and outdoor seating. So quiet and peaceful. We loved everything about it. 

Luxury bach with sea views, peace and seclusion

 fantastic property, Great location and stunning views 

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Peaceful Setting,easy steps down to the beach

 Great stay, lovely walk to the beach, amazing oysters everywhere. Great tidy bach, that had everything you needed and more. We will be back, we loved our hoilday there. 

Ngakuta Bay's Beauty

 The property we stayed at was in a fantastic location, safe beach, and very picturesque. The house was nice and sunny, very comfortable and clean. It had everything we needed for a great family holiday. 

Croisilles Haven - OKIWI BAY- Large and spacious

 A fantastic home to have a family holiday. Perfect house with all that you need and added extras. Very clean.