• Antiques and prams abound in the main street

Winter Road Trips – RocknRobyn Chronicles

September 8th, 2020|Tags: |

July saw us heading off to Tauranga to catch up with RV industry players again, checking out the fabulous Cougar fifth-wheeler as featured later in these pages. Unfortunately rain followed us, so our trip was a short one. Tauranga is one of those places that makes you think ‘which way will we go’ – Paeroa-Karangahape [...]

  • Rosie - just picked up from Marty’s Panel and Paint and looking gorgeous

RnR – Rosie’s Make-Over

September 8th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Lockdown got everyone making lists; we must tidy this, paint that, plant gardens, bake or learn to cook – something. The Rock and I pondered painting the interior of Rosie (our 1998 Ford Transit four-berth ex-rental motorhome), but ordering a paint colour online was not going to work for me and with literally no tools, [...]

New RnR 5 – Profile 2013 Bürstner Nexxo T687

September 8th, 2020|

You won’t miss us on the road – our new RV has been graphic wrapped all over and we are looking really good. RnR 1 was our four-berth 2005 ex-Maui rental motorhome 6 months RnR 2 TrailLite gave us a treat with a 1997 model for 6 months RnR 3 Kea Dreamtime from RV Supercentre [...]

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 [...]

  • Such a joy to be in Queenstown where there are hardly any tourists there

Winter Woollies Time

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Weather-wise the last few months have been lovely in Pukekohe, nowhere near as cold as we are used to in the Wairarapa. It is almost fun to watch the weather and see a 10–12 degree difference in the overnight temperatures between here and there. We have been doing quite a bit of travelling recently, with [...]

  • The bridge across the Viaduct lifts when a boat needs to come through, we enjoy watching this when it happens

Embracing Change – rock’n’robyn Chronicles

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Readers who follow Caspar’s Capers will know that we have relocated our lives from Martinborough to Pukekohe for a while. You will also know that a certain wee granddaughter lives here, so that is a clue as to the inevitable “why?” We are all enjoying the complete change of pace, going from a small village [...]

  • Love the light blue and contrasting stripes with lines of green to add life, goes really well with the existing dark blue floor, bench and table, and light blue cupboards- so no more work to do there. The blinds are blackout as well and super happy with them

Rock’n’Robyn Chronicles – Rosie Reno Interior

March 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Straight after the Christmas issue of RV went to print we drove to Auckland and headed to Starfish Interiors in Avondale. We had been there weeks earlier and had the vehicle measured up for new curtains and picked out our fabrics – roman blinds for me all day long in an RV. I love them [...]

  • Kaikoura - with a sunrise like this over the ocean you can see why this area is so captivating

Who Said Roadie?

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

November is here in all its glory. It’s a lovely warm sunny day in Martinborough as I write this. We’ve had a seriously busy couple of months, and travelled over 2500km in just two weeks at one stage, because we could – that’s living the RV lifestyle, LOL. At the end of the last Chronicles [...]

House and Dog Sitting – This is the RV Lifestyle

September 10th, 2018|Tags: |

Today it is a beautiful sunny day and I am sitting in my camp chair looking out over the Southern Alps behind Kaikoura – whoa, it is just so lovely here. We are house and dog sitting for our friends Dave and Lynn at SurfWatch accommodation because they needed a holiday. We have offered to [...]

  • 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 [...]

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