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Kai Waho

Kai Waho

Another of our exclusive experiences, based on trust, hard work, time and respect. Maori food and the light that Tom Loughlin sheds on it are a highlight for many of our clients.  Click here:

Powhiri

Powhiri

Those who know us are familiar with our groundbreaking ultra-authentic private powhiri (Maori welcomes). This ebook takes you through what/how at our really very special new location - Mount Titiraupenga, in the centre of the North Island.   Click here:

A Gastronomic Lovefest

A Gastronomic Lovefest

Our second flagship itinerary, focusing on intelligent and connected food against a backdrop of beauty and luxury.  Click here:

Shackleton And Selous

Shackleton And Selous

New York - 1st March 2018

Shackleton and Selous are a seriously experienced wilderness and adventure based fellowship, including subject matter experts from many of the wild places on earth.  We are their Fellow in New Zealand. Several Fellows will be meeting and presenting in New York around 1st March.  If...

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A Tale of Three Carvings

A Tale of Three Carvings

An Exclusive Ahipara Itinerary

Since we started in this business 15 years or so ago, we have never stopped innovating, improving, enhancing and re-imagining what travel could be.  This itinerary is the latest step in that process. The kaupapa (subject matter) of this itinerary is something very dear to my heart - that...

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Westhaven - the Advance of the Retreat

Westhaven - the Advance of the Retreat

There are all sorts of different lodges in New Zealand.  The mainstream mega-lodges are as well known and well marketed as the Great Walks, with resultant crowds beating a path to their door.  These are usually beautiful places with lovely service but can suffer a little from...

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Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

In 1839 Alphonse Karr became editor of Le Figaro, to which he had been a constant contributor; and he also started a monthly journal, Les Guêpes, of a keenly satirical tone, a publication which brought him the reputation of a somewhat bitter wit. His epigrams are frequently quoted, for...

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Meaningful Travel - Fishing

Meaningful Travel - Fishing

Starring in the photo above - a juvenile Yellowtail Kingfish caught off Golden Bay up in Nelson.  In a supporting role, Alex Waller, one of our favourite fishing guides.  New Zealand is well known as a trout fishing destination and has attracted people from all over the world....

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Meaningful Travel - Spirituality

Meaningful Travel - Spirituality

This is a difficult one to write about as it means so many different things to so many different people.  So we'll focus just on what we know and have observed with our clients and partners. In this photo, Singaporean journalist Mavis Teo is having elements of a powhiri (sometimes known...

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Meaningful Travel - Food

Meaningful Travel - Food

Tom Loughlin, our favourite Maori chef, experimenting in the outdoors with a combination of traditional and exotic.  The greenshell mussels are placed in flax leaves within a paua (abalone) shell and in hot water coming up naturally from the earth at Lake Tarawera.  The coconut is...

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