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Top 20 Must-Visit Places in the Waikato Region

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

Middle-earth Movie Magic When scouting around for settings for his epic movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Kiwi director Peter Jackson found just what he was looking for in the green rolling paddocks, rugged limestone outcrops and underground caverns of the Waikato region. Filming locations in the region include the [...]

  • Lithium battery- the next choice to make

Home Build UNIMOG – Davey Hughes

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With his Unimog build gathering momentum, adventurer Davey Hughes heads to Australia to research power management and storage for his vehicle. “I have tried to ensure all the build materials and components are of superior quality. It’s a long-term project; that is, every part of the fit-out has to be both highly functional and durable. [...]

  • Jackson Bay wharf

Jackson Bay – End of the Road!

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

Tourists seem to fall broadly into three categories. Firstly there are domestic tourists, many of whom are of the older generation leisurely travelling the country in their own car or motorhome – although if you read on, you’ll notice that there is a sub-category to this genre called ‘men who don’t listen to their wives’. [...]

  • The Arts Centre still takes centre stage towards the west of the CBD

Christchurch: A City Embracing Change

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Ōtautahi Christchurch has had a bad run of luck these last 10 years – earthquakes, fires in the Port Hills and terror attacks. Christchurch has seen it all, and yet it has always risen to the challenge of rebuilding itself, physically and emotionally, from the inside out. As our Prime Minister so eloquently summarised, it’s [...]

  • Cruising the headland corners. photo: Destination Great Lake Taupō

The Great Lake’s Great Ride

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Using a superlative to name this trail is a no-brainer. While the ‘great lake’ is not on the scale of the Great Lakes of the USA, it is our country’s biggest lake and nearly twice the size of the next largest. I was expecting a lot from this trail when I visited the area, as [...]

  • Over 100,000 people visit the Festival of Lights each year

A Walk in the Park

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

I love sitting under the stars, watching the moon rise over the tall trees on the skyline while listening to live music at the Bowl of Brooklands. Carlos Santana’s electric guitar charging through the crowd – all on their feet dancing – was a night to remember. The only interruption being the quacking of ducks [...]

Victory at Christchurch RV Centre

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

Christchurch RV Centre have been selling new and second-hand caravans and motorhomes for over 40 years, a family business over this time with Tony Stuart at the helm for some years now. They are the South Island exclusive dealer for Leisure Line caravans including the latest Nomad range, and the LeisureLine Autohaus motorhome as well [...]

  • New Zealand’s fastest eroding coastline

A Road Trip from Marokopa to Tongaporutu

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

Ironic, sad, but true – despite having hitch-hiked (or more latterly driven) throughout New Zealand for 30-plus years, it seems I still receive my hot travel tips about go-to locations from foreign backpackers who’ve been here for five minutes. The bully for my latest sojourn came from a young Dutch couple who said one of [...]

  • Left to right- Johan Geertshuis (Workshop Manager) Janice Tarr (Office Manager), Ravneel Singh , Lance Murray, Harry Geertshuis (Director), Phil Beuth, Alec McKellar, Krishneel Chandra

Profile: Vantage RV – Experts in All Trades

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

Since opening back in 2009, Vantage RV have been working with motorhome, caravan and off-the-grid home owners to source and provide solar power solutions and products. We checked out some of the solar powered refrigeration options, from small 80L compressor fridges up to a domestic size 165L fridge with separate 40L freezer unit. They also [...]

  • Toatoa sheep muster, Jim Robinson

The Motu, No Ordinary Road – Cycle Trails

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

"Most Dangerous Journey in the Dominion," proclaimed an article in The Poverty Bay Herald in February 1914. The story reported on a nerve-wracking trip from Motu to Ōpōtiki, when “Mr Charles Buscke gained the distinction of driving the first motor car across this mountainous road. Telegraphic advice of the success of the journey only reached town [...]