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Annual Boxing Day seaside carnival

Annual Boxing Day seaside carnival December 23, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
The longest running event of its type in New Zealand, Timaru’s Caroline Bay Carnival, turns 100 this year. (Timaru is about 100k south of Christchurch so an easy drive – book your accommodation first) This much-loved summer-time carnival features all the usual fun of the fair: including the...

What is a kiwi? Bird, fruit or person?

What is a kiwi? Bird, fruit or person? October 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
What is a kiwi? Firstly, New Zealand’s national bird cannot fly! Endemic to New Zealand, the kiwi is unique among birds;  no tail, the mere trace of wings and nostrils near the tip of it’s long flexible beak. Add nocturnal behaviour, whiskers, poor eyesight and hairlike feathers and it’s...

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings August 31, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
NZ has a great tradition of movie making and The American Film Institute has called the New Zealand film industry “one of the wonders of the world … an unparalleled success story” We leave sealed roads as we approach the Southern Alps With Middle-earth right on my doorstep,  recently I...

5 hidden treasures in my city

5 hidden treasures in my city August 4, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Want to know some of the hidden gems in my city? Places we locals go to?  Places where other tourists are rarely seen?  Here are five of my favourites for you – 3 of the five are free, and they range from a popular walk along the coastline, another hike that is a freshwater nature heritage park,...
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