• 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

Loving our Northern-Most City

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

Long-time Whangarei resident Mary-Anne Barlow seldom finds herself at a loss during weekends, that begin with a visit to the Saturday growers’ market. “I can be home by 7.30 with a nice bunch of flowers, my week’s fruit and veg, and an early morning walk under my belt ready for whatever else may turn up [...]