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Tourism New Zealand will Market me!!!

Tourism New Zealand will Market me!!!

For the last few years I've tried to stay away from criticizing Tourism New Zealand and associated government bodies, thinking it's time to grow up and become a team player. But the latest "initiatives" and "communication" to come out of that body have revealed such a lack of...

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The Future of Travel - Where are we all going?

The Future of Travel - Where are we all going?

With high-end travellers, it's quite easy.  They have someone they trust to look after their global travel needs.  This person could be based in the same country as the traveller but increasingly location is becoming immaterial.  Then when these travellers want to go somewhere they...

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Matakauri Lodge comes of age

Matakauri Lodge comes of age

When Matakauri Lodge last changed hands a few years ago, I thought "finally".  Someone's going to get it right.  The place had been blessed with some good architecture and superb views but kept falling over in service terms.  Anyway, we tried it out and it didn't work....

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Feedback

Feedback

We liked this feedback so much, we thought we would share it.  Beautifully written and typical of how much our clients enjoy themselves.  Rather than go on and on as to how we try and deliver the best quality possible, and it always sounds a bit strange coming from your own mouth, here...

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Wild Wild Food, Wild Wild Earth

Wild Wild Food, Wild Wild Earth

In our never-ending quest to scour this land for the people and places who define it, who use it, enjoy it, who "get it", and who then want to share it with our clients, we have found another one! Quintin Quider is the force behind award winning Pinot Noir, Wild Earth.  This is...

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Off Piste Hiking in New Zealand

Off Piste Hiking in New Zealand

And another one!  In assisting one of our clients with the purchase of a high country station here in New Zealand, we got to know and appreciate the outgoing owner.  Passionate about this country (and one of the passionate ones who was born here), Mark Dewsbery has hiked, heli-ski'd,...

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Mystery Sporting Event

Mystery Sporting Event

That unmentionable event which we did not pay unspeakable amounts to be a part of and therefore have to keep our distance from - has finally started. Despite the best efforts of the IRB to put everyone off rugby with their heavy handed approach to the commercialisation of the event - it seems...

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Ahipara Virtual Community

Ahipara Virtual Community

Many of you have asked over the years how you can help us to reach more people, how you can endorse our services etc.  We have now redeveloped our website to allow much more interactive access and to allow our community of clients and agents to say what they think. So this is your chance...

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Pure Marrakech 1-4 November 2011

Pure Marrakech 1-4 November 2011

After a number of years away from trade shows we have decided to support Pure Life Experiences in Marrakech.  This seems to us to be the highest quality trade show in the world and the focus on luxury experiential travel fits us perfectly.  So we will be attending this year and...

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Lauderdale - open for events

Lauderdale - open for events

Our base in Central Otago at Lauderdale is now open for events.  We have closed the accommodation as it does not fit with our core business, but the ruins, function centre and church are now re-opening and are especially suited to small quality rural weddings. The ruins also make a great...

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