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  • The Junction at Cromwell in springtime. Credit James Jubb, Tourism Central Otago

Silencing the voices in my head – Catlins Part 1

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Eyebrows were raised to the ex-hairline and there was much tut-tutting among our friends as they inspected the double bed neatly made up in the back of the JUCY Cabana station wagon and the little kitchen tucked into the rear of the vehicle. “You’re a bit old for this sort of thing,” they guffawed, shaking [...]

Christmas Capers

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , |

We are back in Pukekohe after my holiday at home in Martinborough, and there are lots of shiny lights – our big flashing tree is out of the box and I found my Christmas bear, woofy woofy happy doggie times. I had a woofy time in Martinborough, it was so ggggrrrreat to be back with [...]

Profile – Carthago Chic C-Line 5.3

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Earlier this year we dropped in to visit Paul and Rochelle Cook, owners of RnRV in Silverdale, north of Auckland – and were in time to review the Carthago ‘Liner for Two’ luxury motorhome just before it headed off to its new owners. This time we got a call to visit before a new model [...]

Beach Hop Turns 20

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , |

In 2020 the Coromandel surf town of Whangamatā will be celebrating the ’50s and ’60s in style with the Repco Beach Hop 20. This small town will be bursting with rockabilly beat, sassy fashion and fun for five days at the end of March. But without a doubt the star attractions will be the gleaming [...]

  • What’s that secret you’re keeping?

Timber Town – Waimiha Ruapehu District

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

When Allan Dick was here in 2009 (he’s been everywhere, man!), he called this mill a time capsule and “one of the most remarkable places in New Zealand”. It’s also our heritage. New Zealand was virtually built on timber, mutton and minerals, and the Endean/Ottaway sawmill near Waimiha typifies the way a mill town would [...]

  • The Hangatahua Stony River rushes by the Blue Rātā Reserve

Hangatahua Taranaki Travel – Sacred River

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

The Hangatahua (Stony) River has always been a special river to the people of Taranaki. The river is referred to in Māori mythology with the arrival of Mt Taranaki and is commonly regarded as the most sacred river in Taranaki. I remember summers in the seventies and eighties, returning from surf trips and stopping at [...]

  • The extra-large Sky-roof panoramic window and large side- and nose windows make this area so light and offer incredible views when parked up – just what you want to see. This area also makes up into a large bed

Hot off the Boat – Adria Adora Caravans

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Newly arrived at Country RV in Mt Maunganui are the new range of Adria Adora caravans from the UK, offering models to suit families wanting bunk beds for kids, or couples wanting single beds for themselves. Rob Axton at Country RV tells us these models will tick the boxes for many buyers. Adria is a [...]

  • Designed for those who want two single beds, but providing the option to pull out the extension and realign the area to a large double. Storage underneath, and overhead with lockers and shelving options

Dethleffs Globeline Profile

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Classy motorhomes are a speciality for Zion Motorhomes, who operate from their equally classy sales centre in Pōkeno south of Auckland. If you attend motorhome shows you will know what we mean about classy. Jonas Ng at Zion is the authorised distributor in New Zealand for some of the best quality German-built RV brands on [...]

  • Motupipi Hill in Takaka, where conservation coexists with recreation on a series of unique cycle trails (Alistair Hughes)

The Motupipi Hill Cycle Trail

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Golden Bay, in the Nelson Tasman region, is a remarkably beautiful part of New Zealand. The area has long offered rich opportunities for tramping, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, caving – a vast range of outdoor activities to be enjoyed within a stunning natural setting. All were catered for bar one notable exception, one that has [...]

  • On the kerb side we see the large awning, grab hand rail at the entry door, storage and service openings along the side. Up high on its galvanised twin-axle chassis. Stone guard and window cover over the front. I like the flashing over the front window – excellent for keeping water away from windows as well as hiding the window cover fixtures

I-SPY Leisure Line Freedom Off-Roader

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Well-known caravan manufacturers Leisure Line in Hamilton are constantly meeting the latest trends in design, listening to their customers and trying new ideas. We have seen already this over the last few years with the Leisure Line Hi Rider that did away with the wheel arch in the layout design of the Platinum models. They [...]