High Leys Lodge

High Leys Lodge. Te-Anau Fiordland

Located 4 kilometres out of Te Anau along the Milford Road, our home is set in 5 acres of established garden. With panoramic views of Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park, High Leys offers an adult only, exclusive, peaceful & luxurious escape. There are 3 double rooms, all with private en-suite bathrooms.


Floorboards, Fenestration and the Miller House Tractor Shed

Floorboards, Fenestration and the Miller House Tractor Shed   Everybody has a builder story… especially in South Auckland with the present building explosion we are enduring. As soon as you mention “old house” 95% of tradesmen are never heard from again and the others start discussing estimate figures that a real estate agent might quote…

Church Hill Lodge

Church Hill Lodge – Stewart Island

Church Hill Lodge has three spacious, intimate, stand alone suites with full glass frontages and private decks maximizing views of spectacular Halfmoon Bay where you can relax, unwind and soak up the panoramic views, native bush setting and bird life

Sails Ulva Island Tours

Ulva Island Spring Romance

A couple of days ago across on Ulva with a couple from Auckland almost the first birds we saw was a Saddleback couple busy home building.


Fyffe Country Lodge, a year on

A sea of orange jackets is the norm for our region with some 1300 road workers on the road and about the town not to mention the influx of contractors who are working to repair earthquake damaged homes throughout our region.


Wild Westcoast, A Rock Hounds Paradise

Ancient Sediments from Deep Below   Where in the world is this? Any guesses? Which continent?  Well it is a mixture. You don’t have to be a scientist to go exploring, however, many scientists visit this site and/or monitor its activity from afar.       On a glorious sunny day in early August we…

McCormick House

Picton News

Season Preparation and Local Attractions Greetings from Carl and Jeanne at Picton, at the top of the South Island. We have been busy preparing McCormick House for the busy Summer season ahead. With warm North Westerly conditions, gardening is a great sunny option. Our local wood pigeons are feasting on local Kowhai trees. Tuis and…