RnRV – Carthago Chic E-line 51 QB S $261,990

May 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the last issue of RV Travel Lifestyle we reviewed the German-built Carthago motorhome being imported by Paul Cook at RnRV in Silverdale, and checked out the Chic C-Line 1 5.0. I was impressed with that model at the time, but seeing the larger E-line model at the show, I just have to share this [...]

An Astronomical Perspective on Starry, Starry Nights

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Mankind has always been fascinated by the stars. Since the earliest times, we’ve recognised and named the patterns of their formations in the night sky. From science to navigation to nursery rhymes to songs of romance, the mysteries of the universe and the beauty of the night sky have long guided our direction while leaving [...]

  • The truck chase scene from Hunt for the Wilderpeople saw the truck slide into this Olds

The Pair behind The Palace

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Colin and Barbara attend impounds, rescues, crashes, AA breakdowns, police salvage and are first assist to the local ambulance service. If called out they go – 24/7, whatever the weather – north and south of Mount Ruapehu from Whanganui to Owhango, and as far-east as Waiouru. That’s in addition to repairing vehicles and issuing warrants [...]

  • A rare vagrant visitor to our shores from Australia - a glossy ibis

Wairau Lagoons Walkway

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The Wairau Lagoons cover an area of 2400 hectares of wetland and salt marshes, on the Pacific coast just to the east of Blenheim. The lagoons have formed over thousands of years behind an eight kilometre-long boulder bank created from gravel and stones washed up the coast by sea currents. Water from the surrounding hills [...]

  • Dining on the lakeside terrace is a pleasant experience

The Paradise Collection

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Whenever I visit the beautiful city of Hamilton, I’ve found to my delight that I can get to experience a little taste of China, Japan, India, Italy, England and America all in one day. How is this possible? Not by dining at six ethnic restaurants in one long gourmand excess, although I’m sure this has [...]

ACM Platinum Edition Motorhome

May 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of the star exhibits at this year’s COVI show was a pair of Platinum Edition motorhomes on the stand manned by Chris Cunard of Auckland Coach and Motorhomes (ACM). These two RVs certainly stood out from the crowd with their handsome European-look exterior styling and expertly constructed, well-designed interiors. And, while both of these [...]

  • I love exploring on the beaches, but always happy to be on a lead too – there are big noisy, smelly animals that live down here

Caspar Capers

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Hi there, woof woof! It has been really boring in the last few weeks. I have had lots of home-alone time with Pete looking after me – it’s been a bit rough woof really. Da Mama and Papa went away to Auckland without me for a week. That was really annoying but they had to [...]

  • Peacefulness of the Nikau Loop bush track

Morere Magic

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A visit to Morere Hot Springs will rejuvenate and replenish your body, mind and soul. It’s magical place where you can take in vivid lush rainforest, soak in the ancient and unique salt-water hot pools and breathe in divine pure air – a place to sink into restfulness, to take a moment and simply be. [...]

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