Blog posts from March 2006

  •  Newmarket weblog Travel Story

    Newmarket

    By Lynn Clayton
    Monday, 27 March 2006

    Most people these days think of Newmarket as the trendy shopping centre in Auckland. This is true but it is much more than this.

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  •  Preservation Inlet weblog Travel Story

    Preservation & Chalky Inlets

    By Lynn Clayton
    Thursday, 23 March 2006

    I normally live a typical Auckland city life... flat whites at my local cafe; art house movies; wines with the girls; cleaning ladies; European cars and a life slightly removed from the one I was about to embark on!

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    Tattoo Identity

    By Helen Frances
    Wednesday, 22 March 2006

    Wellington’s only female tattooist is a striking young woman with strong beliefs and a talent for body art. Tattoos are more than skin deep for Jolene Tempest, Wellington’s only female tattooist.

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  •  The Mackenzie Country

    Landscape Just Blue me Away

    By Helen Frances
    Wednesday, 22 March 2006

    It is a searing hot, blue South Canterbury day and this is the first time I have been in the Mackenzie country. You hear stories about the rugged beauty and isolation but none have prepared me for the heat and stark clarity of the light and landscapes.

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  •  Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay  © Venture Hawkes Bay

    Cape Kidnappers

    By Heather Hapeta
    Wednesday, 22 March 2006

    "It's absolutely amazing. I had no idea that you could get so near to them." Gary, from England, is astonished. "So close they're touchable!"

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    Foxton Folk

    By Helen Frances
    Tuesday, 21 March 2006

    In small towns people with unusual interests and flair stand out. It’s the windmill that first catches the eye at Foxton, but the folk who run the Foxton Transport Museum and Doll Gallery on Main Street waylay me en route.

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  • Touching an Iceberg

    By Roy Sinclair
    Tuesday, 21 March 2006

    Icebergs make one think of the Titanic sinking, or of those glistening beacons of nature typically found in polar regions. Floating giants – two thirds are underwater – they are as beautiful as they are treacherous.

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  •  Ship Creek weblog Travel Story

    Ship Creek

    By Roy Sinclair
    Tuesday, 21 March 2006

    Wisely, my companion is someone who will seldom pass up an opportunity to fossick along a lonely ocean beach.

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  •  St Bathams weblog Travel Story

    St Bathans: An Old Pub & A Ghost

    By Roy Sinclair
    Tuesday, 21 March 2006

    The Vulcan is a wonderful old pub found in a hollow, slightly off the beaten track, in Central Otago. It’s the most lively premises in St Bathans, a town with a population that fails to achieve double figures. Predictably, it’s a sleepy place.

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  •  Wellington Walker weblog Travel Story

    Wellington Walker

    By Helen Frances
    Wednesday, 15 March 2006

    If you are lost in Wellington and happen to see a slim woman with very short dark hair and glasses striding through the streets, don’t hesitate to wave your map and call out for help.

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