Picton Olympic Homecoming

Greetings from McCormick House in Picton. Our little town is getting ready for the homecoming of our local Olympic rowing hero, Joseph Sullivan. It has been great watching TV for the past couple of weeks, as our local sporting heros excell on the world stage. It does wonders to highlight Picton New Zealand as a…

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Fyffe Country Lodge – Kaikoura

Cabin fever was starting to set in and thankfully we had the Olympic Games to enjoy over the past 2 weeks of downpours. The ground so soggy and small lakes everywhere. Alas… we woke to the pristine snow capped mountain vista of Kaikoura.  It was absolutely idyllic.  We drove our Russian guests to the water…

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Dunedin: A winter treat

We are half way through the winter and here in Dunedin for the last several weeks we have had wonderfully warm and sunny weather during the day just cooling down a bit at nights. Unbelievably national TV admitted a couple times that Dunedin was the warmest spot in the whole of NZ. Unbelievably, because temperatures…

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It’s Like 1987 All Over Again

What a historic day for New Zealand Rugby!  Down here in New Zealand, its been a busy month for most of the HCP member properties.  Cities around the country have been hosting the world and it’s our belief that our owner/operators have succeeded in showing the world just how friendly and professional service in New…

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Welcome!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the blog of Heritage and Character New Zealand Portfolio (you can call us HCP for short)! We are a group of some of New Zealand’s finest owner-operated bed and breakfasts, lodges, and small inns, located throughout the beautiful land of New Zealand. Perhaps you have seen us in such films…

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