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  • From Sky-Deck to rear bed area, light bright and airy

Royal Flair Piazza

March 7th, 2020|Tags: , , |

We introduced readers to the Melbourne-built Royal Flair caravan brand back in RV78, showcasing the most innovative caravan design feature seen in recent times with the Royal Flair Piazza Sky-Deck model and its electric drop-down bed over the rear lounge: the nose cone lifted up, a deck floor dropped over the towing frame and sides [...]

  • The celestial star compass sits right on the foreshore

Navigating Out East

March 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Māori travelled in waka and navigated by the stars to reach the east coast. Later, Europeans steered tall ships and navigated with sextants, crossing the globe and making discoveries along this coast. Today, I begin to chart the Hawke’s Bay Trails by bicycle and my navigation tools of choice are three GPS units. While transport [...]

  • Me and Peter Williams, so happy he reads my column

Hot & Scratchy

March 7th, 2020|Tags: , |

It seems like sooo woooofy long since I last wrote a column, that I had to go back through mama’s photos to catch up on everything we have been up to. Last time we were getting ready for Christmas. It was all go before that though with a quick trip down to Tauranga to see [...]

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Top of the Lake

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Myth, Mystery and History In terms of distance it wasn’t far, but we seemed to drive for a mighty long time. Following the GPS instructions to Clements Mill Road led us along a narrow, winding road through a green tunnel of overhanging mature native trees complete with dripping ferns and mosses. Realising that there was [...]

  • Up close to one of the Pancake Rocks in Raglan Harbour

Raglan – More than just a Mecca for Surfers

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Raglan has always been a magical, mystical place for me. For years I’d heard people talk about this cool little town on the edge of a magnificent harbour, where you could ride some of the best waves in New Zealand by just hopping off the rocky shoreline, or climb to the summit of Karioi, a [...]

  • All cities need an area of greenspace like Hagley Park (credit: ChristchurchNZ)

Christchurch Little River Rail Trail

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Christ Church at Cathedral Square is where I park my bike on my first visit to the city since the devastating earthquakes some years before. I peer through the barrier fence at the toppled place of worship … it is clear there is still a lot to achieve. Once the entrance was a meeting place for [...]

  • Habitation entry door is behind the driver’s cab seat. The gas locker is past that door, with waste water tap between the electric step and this locker. Further back we have the kitchen window above and toilet cassette locker toward the rear. Panoramic sunroof above the cab, offering light to the dining area – looks good on the vehicle front profile as well

Pilote P600P

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The latest model has arrived at DeLuxe RV Group in Blenheim – the most compact length to date within the Pilote semi-integrated range they have chosen for the New Zealand market. We take a peek into the Pilote under-6m motorhome, with three-berths, French bed, good bathroom situation with separate shower and cassette toilet, 20˝ TV [...]

  • I loved this layout immediately, especially the sliding door on the bathroom area, big kitchen bench, rear lounge area with electric drop down bed in the ceiling

Illusion 650 XMK 4 Berth

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

This low-profile semi-integrated model took our fancy – why wouldn’t it with its U-shaped rear lounge, a front dinette, two drop-down ceiling electric beds and a bathroom with separate shower even. Surprisingly spacious throughout – a good kitchen with lots of storage options, a dinette area with two front-facing seats with belts for guests, adjustable [...]

  • Lunch stop at Fairlight Station - past railway glories

RV Roadie – Year 2 Part II

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |

When I left off last issue we were just boarding the Interislander bound for Picton. Following a smooth voyage and an on-time arrival we disembarked with a mission to get as far south as possible by nightfall. We prefer not to arrive at new camping grounds after dark, so stopping during daylight hours with time [...]