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  • A home on wheels, plenty of storage lockers, the 6m awning comes standard, dual wheels and large storage boot at the rear

Fabulous Frankia

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A stop in Pokeno recently gave me the opportunity to check out the new Zion Motorhomes Sales and Service site, and meet Jonas Ng on-site just in time to watch the best of the best of his Morelo, Frankia and Dethleffs motorhomes being driven in and positioned in the new purpose-built showroom. It was very [...]

  • Devonport Museum is housed in a re-sited church building adjacent to Mount Cambria reserve off Vauxhall Road

Behind the Scenes at the Museum(s)

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Behind every small museum across the country is an army of talented volunteers contributing to the national heritage through the protection and promotion of images, artefacts and taonga in their care. I was reminded of this when I visited two very different museums at Devonport recently: Devonport Historic Museum and Torpedo Bay Navy Museum. At [...]

  • Narrow entrance to Constant Bay

Tales of Long Ago and a Hidden Valley on the West Coast

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Plenty of people have drowned here.” Mickey Ryan of Outwest Tours was showing us Constant Bay, a small rocky bay where a huge sea crashes on the rocks beyond its extremely narrow entrance. Constant Bay, west of Charleston near Westport, is named after the first ship to enter its small confines. Charleston, where gold was [...]

  • I like when we have visitors, we do lots of visiting to my favourite places, thanks Marty and Barb

North to South

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Woof woof welcome, it has been a couple of months since my last column, and boy have we been so woof woof busy. It has been nice and sunny at home so plenty of walkies when we have been there. On Wednesdays I get a lot of attention if we go to Kitchener’s to visit [...]

Bailey – Safe and Sensible in a Sexy Package

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

We announced in our RV Lifestyle Express newsletter in March that Bailey NZ had the first of the Bailey motorhomes arriving in the country. Prior to this Bailey NZ had only imported the UK-built Bailey caravans under their distributorship agreement and many readers will be familiar with the brand for this reason. They also distribute [...]

  • Cornish pumphouse – a well-photographed building

Windows into Waihi

July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

It takes about 2.5 hours to hike the steep mountain track to the summit of Mount Karangahake from the carpark. It took me a little more than that, sweating and grumbling, but the view from the peak was worth it, and at least I can now look up from the road and say I’ve been [...]

  • Tiny homes are not new, this one sits in a paddock in the Catlins and when this photo was taken someone was still living in it

Tiny Houses – Are They The Answer To Our Housing Woes?

July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Caravan and motorhome enthusiast Steve Lane is a regular writer about the New Zealand industry - in this issue he ponders the role and influence of tiny houses on the NZ scene. Steve currently runs Kea Cabins in Auckland and surrounding areas, offering trailered accommodation units for rental and sales. I love tiny homes, or [...]

  • The Royal Albatross Centre also offers tours of Pilots Beach, home to a colony of Little Blue Penguins. During the tour, visitors have the ability to get up close with the world’s smallest penguins via a state-of-the-art viewing platform.

Royal Colony: The War Between Conservation and Climate Change

July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

DUNEDIN – Tourists from all over the world jostle for position along the windows of the observatory, eager to glimpse the nesting royal albatross chicks just a few dozen metres away. Four chicks, plump and fluffy, sit oblivious to the sensation they have caused. For many of those visiting the Royal Albatross Centre, this is [...]

  • The drawing roof where guests meet for canapes and cocktails pre dinner at Wharekauhau

Luxury to ludicrous – and The Rock gets banned!

July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here we are in midwinter, snow has blanketed all the ski fields and more, but at least the rain has stopped for the moment. We ended our last column in Whangarei - a walk along the city waterway for us all, lunch at one of the many very good restaurants on offer, and then it [...]

  • The beauty of the landscape is a real highlight of the trail (OCRTM and Tim Hawkins)

The Granddaddy of Greatness

July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ask any kiwi cyclist what they know about the Great Rides and they will inevitably refer to the Otago Central Rail Trail. It’s already legendary. As I prepared to travel to Central Otago I pondered the notion of whether this trail had earned its status simply due to being the first of the cycle trails, [...]