Kaikoura, Mountains to the Sea

Picture It !! You are driving 2 hours north of Christchurch on State Highway One and just covered the hills of the Hunderlees only to find yourself cruising alongside the most beautiful turquoise/blue coloured ocean standing out from the jagged rock along the shore, the surf a glistening white foam.  Yes !!  This is the…

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Arts & Dunedin

Arts and Dunedin Last week in Dunedin was the busiest time we have experienced since The World Cup. Two international conferences and an ARTS FESTIVAL all happening at the same time. On the menu for the Arts Festival were Interactive Activities & Workshops, Installations & Exhibitions, Performances, Open Building & Tours, Musicians & DJs and…

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The Kai Cart, Stewart Island

The Kai Cart, Stewart Island The Kai Cart is a Stewart Island Icon. Originally the Gore Pie Cart, it shifted to the Island many years ago, and has fed visitors and residents alike ever since. It has hosted Billy Connelly and featured on one of his TV series, and has been a culinary part of the…

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Stewart Island Spring Orchids & Two Fat Ladies

Spring Orchids on Stewart Island As spring progresses I enjoy watching the orchids appear, especially while taking our guests around Ulva Island and the village roads. First to show up for us are the “Spiders”, and the first of these are the “Dancing Spider Orchids” or Nematoceras acuminatum. They are now well out, with most beyond…

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Lime Tree Lodge

Lime Tree Lodge – Wanaka

Lime Tree Lodge
Lime Tree Lodge is located at the foothills of the spectacular Southern Alps and Mt Aspiring National Park is Lime Tree Lodge – a luxury boutique lodge with a focus on authentic Southern hospitality and outdoor adventures, delivered in style and comfort.

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Safari Lodge, Murder Mystery Plus a Holiday

At Safari Lodge We have enjoyed another busy year at the Lodge with both private functions and guest nights. We held our 3rd Murder mystery in July . Renaldo ( Ray ) was poisoned by one of the participants and only one person out of twenty was able to figure out the plot. Loads of fun had by all.

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summit lodge

The Summit Lodge- Masterton Wairarapa

The Summit Lodge
The Summit Lodge was designed and built by Jim & Tracey in 2009. Set in the middle of farmland in Gladstone with views to the Tararua Ranges, rolling hills and large, open skies the Summit Lodge offers guests an opportunity to sample ‘real New Zealand’ Stunning coastal walks – often with no other people around; beautiful bush walks in conservation areas; boutique wineries and many opportunities to meet the local farmers – particularly down at the local country inn.

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Return to Poland, continued

Dogs in Warsaw

As the whole of Dunedin’s City Centre is a no go area for dogs, I was so surprised to learn and see dogs everywhere in Warsaw. You can take them into bars, cafés and restaurants. They walk freely with their owners on the main streets and shopping precincts, they ride free of charge on busses and trams.

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Letters From Poland

Warsaw, Aug-Sept 2014   (read also Ewas first post on her trip home) My mum asked me to look through my old desk and sort some stuff that I had left behind. Taking into account that I left home more that 44 years ago I was not sure what was she talking about. It turned…

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Ewa in Poland

Going Home for a Holiday Hi, I have just come back from a marvelous 3 weeks in Poland spending most of the time with my Mother, Sister and friends. It was a lovely time of the year, late summer, with warm sunny days but not too hot. Over next the few days I will bore…

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