Ancient Camp-o-Matic ‘Born Again’

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

When we flipped the lid on the Camp-o-matic to initiate a pre-summer test run of our famous five-second tent-pitching routine, there was a sickening, tearing sound. The ancient, faded blue canvas finally decided it had been stretched and abused enough, and it parted company from the fibreglass base on the trailer. We sat on the [...]

  • I don’t know why they made me wear this silly thing, they all laughed and laughed at me anyway

Back to the Vet

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Woof-woof, the rain is pouring down today and da mama says a cyclone is about to hit. Don’t know what that means but her and da papa have been running around tidying up outside – I tried to help but I am under control on my lead at the moment. It is has been a [...]

  • Weir built to divert some of the Six Mile Creek water down the tail race

Geological and Human History in Murchison

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At 10.17am on the June 17, 1929, Murchison was rocked by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Damage to houses, buildings, bridges and roads was severe, and the road from Westport to Reefton was closed for 18 months. However, the most drastic consequences of the big shake were to the landscape. Being midwinter, the countryside was sodden [...]

  • Happy hour under the electric awning

Tick All The Boxes

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It’s not a brand that we are familiar with in this part of the world, but all of that is soon to change with the planned introduction of the Niesmann+Bischoff range to New Zealand. This all came about when a Kiwi couple – Travellers by name and nature – saw the vehicle of their dreams [...]

  • Oakly trying to catch a stone

Toxic Rivers and Grass Seed – Causes for Concern!

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , |

The dogs seem to be enjoying their ‘Life on the Road’ adventure. And why wouldn’t they – with lots of different places to explore, new lakes and rivers to swim in and being with us 24/7. Travelling with dogs during the summer months did call for some adjustments. No longer can they be kept in [...]

  • Chargeabout’s fancy Moustache e-bikes to hire or purchase (credit: Chargeabout Queenstown)

Queenstown Trail

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After riding around the globe finding the best trails to map, I returned home to the shores of Lake Wakatipu only to discover that the Adventure Capital (Queenstown) was about to open its own cycle network. While familiar with the area, I was eager to explore parts of the Wakatipu basin that were unreachable by [...]

A Tribute to Family Motorhoming

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

The 2018 Tribute 720 Hi-line with two lounges is sure to be popular, and not only with families: anyone who spends a lot of time on the road will delight in the luxury of space offered by this thoughtfully designed motorhome. It will also tick the boxes for anyone looking for a new motorhome with [...]

Built Aussie Tough

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Built for the rough and tumble of Australian travel, the latest Winnebago Australia motorhome and campervan range have landed in New Zealand, ready for summer sales and for the Covi Motorhome and Caravan Supershow in Auckland in mid-March. The New Zealand agents for the Winnebago range are the DeLuxe Group in Blenheim, and the Smith [...]

Summer Road Trips

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

It has been a busy few months for us, starting before Christmas as we rushed to get the last issue to print before everything closed down.At that stage we had great intentions of heading to Whakatane and taking the heli flight out to White Island. I don’t have many things on my wish list, but [...]

Secret Places

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

live by the maxim that the journey should at least equal the destination. In the 55-odd years I’ve been ploughing about the country – often without aim, plan or a map – I reckon I’ve visited every town that has over half a dozen houses and still has a shop. I love to drive along [...]

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