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I-Spy – Dethleffs Nomad Caravan – The Reinvention of a Classic

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

From the outside, the true extent of the redesign of the popular Dethleffs Nomad series is hard to gauge as the caravan’s proven shape has been preserved, apart from the inclusion of a new rear moulding with integrated lighting, lateral chrome trim and chrome manoeuvring handles (identical to the rear of Dethleffs’ top-of-the-line Exclusiv range). [...]

  • Tram stop at the Aviation Collection

North Island RV Roadie – Year 2 Part I

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

It was just over a year ago that I decided to give the RV lifestyle a try, and contrary to the dire predictions of several mates, I found that I enjoyed every moment of it. Well, almost every moment. So sure were my friends that I would probably only tolerate it for little more than [...]

  • View looking south across Grovetown lagoon and boardwalk

Grovetown Lagoon An Oxbow Lake With Abundant Bird Life

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Provincial, small-town New Zealand folk are well known for ‘coming together’ to achieve common goals especially when those end objectives benefit the community as a whole. Natural habitat restoration projects are particularly good examples of this community spirit with the end result seeing improvements in the quality of natural environments and subsequently creating better habitats [...]

Stunning Mountain Vistas on the Ride to Welcome Rock.

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I was welcomed to Welcome Rock long before the trail of the same name appeared on the high-country hills behind Garston. It just so happened several years ago that our neighbour was the sister of the station owner, and she invited me to their farm after I returned from overseas cycling adventures. I soon learnt [...]

  • Household items still intact from decades ago

Man & Museum

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Collecting is a childhood hobby for some, but for others it’s a pursuit that develops later in life. Richard Spark, now 75 years old, started his collection in 1982 and since then has acquired an enormous variety of items detailing New Zealand’s social history from the turn of the 20th century. Kathy Catton spoke with [...]

  • I was so happy to be at home it was hard work at the motorhome show. I love Charlie’s big pillow, sometimes I play rough with it, but right now I just want to sleep on it

Show Time, Kids and Roadie

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , |

It has been busy time again – I had to go to work with da mama and papa at another motorhome show. It is so cool I am allowed to be at some of these shows coz I get so many people come to visit me, pat me and some even take me walkies, it [...]

  • The water wheel generates electricity for most of the Smiths’ needs

In Miners’ Footsteps

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

“These are our newest babies,” Robyn Smith gestures to two little goats and a Highland cow with her calf at foot. “We’re feeding her stock-food pellets to try and get her used to us,” she explained, unfortunately thwarted in this plan by the sudden arrival of a Belted Galloway heifer who knows only too well [...]

  • Up in the hills

Beneath the Big Sky

November 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

It takes less than four hours to drive from Geraldine to Alexandra on the conventional route. But having had two thoroughly enjoyable four-wheel-drive tours with Robbie and Connie Crickett of NZ Adventures Ltd last year, we booked early for the 2019 Big Sky trip, a mostly mountainous excursion through Otago, Canterbury and a little bit [...]

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

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

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. [...]