Kai is Maori for food. In Maori communities (like many tight communities around the world) there are often people or families entrusted with certain tasks. Tom Loughlin's family has long been associated with food. Providing and cooking food whenever the community needs it - usually for a special occasion. Tom himself is...Find out more
Well - thank you Mark Palmer for having this vision and then deciding to share it. The last photo we have here is of my favourite cottage in the country. A beautiful historic cottage, impeccably (and I mean impeccably) restored on a promontory on a 4,000 acre coastal estate on the Banks Peninsula. For those who don't...Find out more
You will all know about jetboats, particularly the Shotover Jet – that iconic experience which William and Kate went on down in Queenstown. A thrill-ride in a canyon on a big red boat. But is that how New Zealanders use jetboats? Tourists, yes. But people in the know? You’ve guessed it – of... read more
"First, let me reiterate how grateful we are to have crossed paths with Ahipara. In speaking with many other travelers (over dinner and drinks at Huka & Matakauri), they seemed genuinely surpised (and a bit jealous) of our creative and inspired itinerary. I must have given out your name a dozen times. Seems there... read more
I was lucky enough to be hosted a couple of weeks ago at the new Owners Cottage at Matakauri. Wow! Superb design which is very pleasing to the eye. (I felt like sitting still in the living room and just appreciating the sheer quality and the genius with which it was put together. every detail I focused in on was rewarding in... read more
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