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New Zealand - Growing all the time

New Zealand - Growing all the time

New Zealand has two growing seasons and our plants can grow enormously quickly.  Sometimes it feels the same in tourism.  I was driving through the country once again last month, undertaking some supplier visits and product updates and was delighted at the pace and style of change....

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Commercial in Confidence

Commercial in Confidence

People often ask me why I give out our "secrets" as competitors can just pick them up and attempt to duplicate our services, or at least say they can do the same as us.  So I started thinking about this and the answer, as with so much which just "feels right", is really...

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Authentic Waitangi

Authentic Waitangi

Waitangi Day is in essence New Zealand's national day.  It celebrates, on 6th February, the treaty signed between England and Maori chiefs in 1840, which forms the basis of modern New Zealand.  It was signed in the Far North, in the Bay of Islands at a place called...

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New Zealand in June/July/August

New Zealand in June/July/August

Why come to New Zealand in June/July/August?  We actually prefer our clients not to come at this time, so we can enjoy some time off, catch up with new product, continue product development and also catch up with some marketing.  However, I thought it was time to write something about...

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Private Houses in New Zealand

Private Houses in New Zealand

Many people offer 5-star "private houses" here in New Zealand - but very rarely are they delivering what they are promising. To make a private residence 5-star rather than 4-star requires service.  Housekeeping, chef, concierge and transportation.  To offer this much at a...

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Moves for the New Season

Moves for the New Season

We all know that continuous evolution is a successful life strategy.  Wearied and battered after our 18-month effort culminating in our best season ever, trying to ignore the fact that a new season is around the corner, we have picked ourselves up and are moving ever forward with our vision...

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Cycling in New Zealand

Cycling in New Zealand

If I see a bandwagon, I usually run.  Bandwagons aren't cool.  For the last year or so I've been making clever remarks about John Key's cycleway plans, bandwagons, blinkered tourism chiefs, yes-men and so on.  Now I have to admit that it looks like it's working.  (and also...

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Horse Trekking

Horse Trekking

The other area we want to seriously look at is horse riding in New Zealand.  In the past, we have set up ad hoc luxury horseriding on private estates with a gathered seafood (abalone!) lunch, or visits to private equine establishments.  What we are now doing is turning our attention to...

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Motivating Finale!

Motivating Finale!

Huge apologies to our loyal client, fan, partner base.  We haven't sent out a newsletter since January because, with all your support, we've just posted our busiest year ever! It ended on Saturday with a highly successful visit by Tony Robbins' Platinum Partners.  A thoroughly...

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Connections

Connections

I was trained as a corporate strategist, my Masters thesis was about the future of IT, my childhood was spent travelling through inhospitable places.  The future, and especially the future of travel has always been a passion of mine.  Not satisfied with the two-dimensional (crispy...

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