Through a Guests Eyes

Ulva Island as seen by English Guests at Sails Ashore   Don’t tread on the birds Our Captain Birdseye lookalike, Peter, dropped us off on the jetty and went to park the boat. We walked a few steps into the forest and stopped. A hen sized brown bird calmly ambled across the path in front of…

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ATTRACTIONS IN HANMER SPRINGS

ATTRACTIONS IN HANMER SPRINGS  HELI-SIGHT SEEING TOURS Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Hanmer Springs Helicopters- one of New Zealand’s leading tourist flight and commercial helicopter services company. Hanmer Springs Helicopters™ is renowned for exciting helicopter tours, top hunting and fishing trips and spots. We have 25 years expertise in heavy lift operations…

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Te Anau, with Dock Bay Lodge

The Year Flies By I cannot believe it is November already, where has the year gone ??. Te Anau in the News As you may know Te Anau has been in the news lately for a number of reasons, first we fought off a private venture company who wanted to put a tunnel through the…

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Greetings from Glorious Franz Josef Glacier.

Spring WELCOME to Spring in New Zealand. The changeable landscape is changing again and we are inspired by this Haiku composed by Lynne Hopkinson, Mount Hope, Ontario (Canada). Lynne explored NZ in springtime 2012 and has graciously shared her Haiku with her hosts and now with all of you. winter slowly passed  the land of…

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Visiting New Zealand

Away from the Island In late April our daughter Anne went overseas to attend two conferences, with a trip to Spain in between. Rather than put Eddie …. her Border Terrier ….. into kennels she sent him down to us. Eddie is a well travelled little dog, having visited us with Anne several times before,…

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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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