Levin is Home to Royalty

September 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Range There is a bit of a buzz around Levin, Gipsy RV Centre are undertaking a rebrand to Levin RV Centre. When owners Brian and Varee Anderson purchased the motorhome and caravan sales side of Gipsy Caravans in July 2018 this business became Gipsy RV Centre. Robin and Wendy Croot still own Gipsy Caravans [...]

  • This is a spacious vehicle at nine metres, with an airy U-shaped rear lounge and a separate dinette area with a double facing seat – a great idea and use of seating space. There is carpet in the living area for warmth and comfort, but vinyl in the entrance and work space area as far as the bedroom. The leather upholstery is luxurious. The windows have fly-screens and pull-up shades, shades, these models are also fitted with quality curtains. A 24˝ Smart TV is also fitted in this area.

I-SPY – Leisure Line Platinum SI

September 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Christchurch RV Centre have been voted Dealer of the Year for the last 18 years with the Leisure Line caravan brand, and accolades such as that meant we had to look through a nine-metre top-of-the-range Leisure Line Platinum on their yard. Boy, we were really impressed with the layout, and heard for the first time [...]

Renault Campervan Captivates

September 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Looking for a self-contained motorised RV? Have you worked out you don’t need a big one to meet your needs, and are looking for a two-berth campervan to start your RV Lifestyle living? This latest model from Kiwi Auto Homes Ltd in Henderson might tick all your boxes. It certainly ticked a lot of ours [...]

  • A new place to try, and what’s that noisy car out there?

Snow and Show Time

September 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Woof woof readers, a lot has happened since my last column. Yes, it has been one of those woofy few months with plenty on. We did a big road trip in the motorhome. I love it when da mama and papa start packing things into the RV and I see my couch going in, and [...]

  • It’s only in reasonably recent years that Glenorchy has been accessible by road. Prior to that the Earnslaw – run by New Zealand Railways – was the only means of transport in and out

The Great South Island Road Trip

September 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

A couple of years back a survey of international travellers asked what destination they would like to see before they died. Pretty grim way of putting the question, but the results were interesting. In order of preference they were, the Grand Canyon, Queensland’s Coral Reef and the South Island of New Zealand. That puts us [...]

Winter Safety Tips

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , |

Heading out on the road over the winter period? If so, it’s a good time for a check-up. Let’s take a look at a basic checklist if you plan to drive your RV anywhere over winter, and of course these apply to any vehicle being driven over the winter period. 1. Brakes Have the brakes [...]

  • Welcome to Cheviot

Checking out Cheviot

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Extensive road works north and south of Kaikōura meant that it took more than an hour longer than we’d expected to travel to Cheviot from Picton but seeing the extent of the earthquake devastation and the amount of reinstatement work required was a real eye-opener, making the delay worthwhile. At Ohau Point, hundreds of seals [...]

  • The Maruia River Sluice Box is a narrow canyon of outstanding beauty

Stand astride the Plates

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you happen to be in the Greenwich Royal Observatory in London, it’s possible to stand with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and the other in the western hemisphere. In the Indonesian city of Pontianak, you can stand with one foot in the southern hemisphere, and the other in the northern hemisphere. But at [...]

  • The rusted steel frame of the SS Gairloch

The Sea Question

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There is something about a walk on the beach that soothes the soul. I find if my mind is busy and I need to clear my head, a walk along Oakura Beach seems to work wonders. By the time I’m a short distance down the beach, the expanse of ocean stretching to the horizon with [...]

  • Such a joy to be in Queenstown where there are hardly any tourists there

Winter Woollies Time

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Weather-wise the last few months have been lovely in Pukekohe, nowhere near as cold as we are used to in the Wairarapa. It is almost fun to watch the weather and see a 10–12 degree difference in the overnight temperatures between here and there. We have been doing quite a bit of travelling recently, with [...]