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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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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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