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Following on from my travels further South, I boosted from my parents place in North Canterbury before dawn and jumped back on State Highway 1 heading north. Timing was bang on to crest the windy Hundalee range and see the rose gold sun creeping up along the Kaikoura Coast. I took some time out to lap it all in and was rewarded with seeing a SUPER POD (my words….it was enormous!!) of dolphins frolicking parallel to shore. See! The super pod of dolphins above?? ……   I then headed on

Owner Rae Ellis stands at the lakeside entrance of Vudu – not pictured are owner’s Michelle Freeman and Chris Vile ……. Vudu Cafe + Larder has rapidly become one of Queenstown’s most popular coffee and food spots… for good reason. The locals are loyal followers of the fresh and delicious daily offerings while it doesn’t take long for visitors to be drawn in the doors by the cool industrial vintage interior and general great buzz! The morning I snuck in a visit, I had to dodge the steady stream of

I was just finishing up sorting out some holiday pics to send to my family and thought that I’d share my Christmas Day with you. With my sister in Tasmania for an in-laws Christmas, I joined Mum and Dad, my Aunt, Uncle and cousins for a hot day on the Waiau River. One awesome part of my childhood was growing up on a farm bordering the river and jetboating was something we did a lot. We headed downstream for about 20 minutes or so and found a grassy bank with

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