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Major Travel Award

Major Travel Award

We are delighted to share with you the news that our US partner has won a major award. Cultural Crossroads (follow the link and see the award) and our longstanding Maori partner Taiamai Tours have worked with us in putting this together.  The tour features a 6-day in-depth cultural immersion...

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New Jetboating Safari

New Jetboating Safari

Moving into the less busy season, it's of course time to put together new product.  Our reputation hinges not only on flawless logistics and accommodation recommendations but very much on innovative days which connect our travellers with our country in a high quality, unique, complex and...

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High Country Safari

High Country Safari

And another one for the new season - a chance to see and understand a part of the country not normally open to visitors.  The high country sheep stations of the South Dunstan Range.  This is a 9,000 acre high country station (or ranch) which offers an interesting insight again into...

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Seasonal Thoughts

Seasonal Thoughts

I took that photo on a fine day earlier this summer, driving home from the excellent Silver Pine Lodge. It serves to remind me that the weather can't have been all that bad, although those days between Christmas and mid-January seem to blend into a morass of weather calls, helicopter...

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Trenz in Queenstown

Trenz in Queenstown

TRENZ is taking place in Queenstown this year, at the end of May.  This is the major New Zealand travel show which brings together hands-on outbounders from other countries and tourism suppliers from New Zealand. As a hands-on inbounder which makes use of a lot of non-standard product,...

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Cornwall Park Restaurant

Cornwall Park Restaurant

As part of our series picking out lesser known suppliers who deserve to be better known it's time to mention Cornwall Park Restaurant.  Most Aucklanders will think of this as a staid place to take their mothers for tea and scones.  No no no no no.  Since Dean Johnson took over a...

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Let us know what you think

Let us know what you think

We've now had 'feedback enabled' on our newsletters, allowing you to comment directly either in support or otherwise.  or alerting us to something we did not know.  We'll be running it as an experiment over the next few months.  Hopefully it will end up as a useful and positive...

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Primary Colours

Primary Colours

One of the things which attracts many people to New Zealand is idealism.  Originally set up to be a "Better Britain", we've led the world in a number of areas such as giving women the vote etc.  A side effect of this is that there is quite a residue of socialist thinking in...

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What game?  What competition?  When?

What game? What competition? When?

Please note that any resemblance to any international sporting competition, past, present or future is purely coincidental.  The fact that our CEO is alumni rep in New Zealand of Rugby School is fortuitous and we hope will not lead to any legal action against us - as we have nothing to do...

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Waitomo Luxury at Last

Waitomo Luxury at Last

For many years our secret weapon in Waitomo has been Kyle Barnes.  With the popularity of Waitomo as a destination and the absolute lack of luxury services there we were very keen early on to do something about the area for our clients.  Kyle was able to supply us with guides and with...

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