Travel Blogs from Rangiora, New Zealand

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Okuku Farm Stay, Okuku, New Zealand travel blog

Okuku Farm Stay

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Okuku farm is the home of Carolyn and Andy Abernathy. The farm, in the district of North Canterbury, is 203 Ha or 500 acres and has approx. 1000 breeding ewes, and 85 cattle mainly Friesian steers. The farm has 3 working dogs, Tubby an 8 year old ...

Arthurs Pass & the Mountain Parrot, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Arthurs Pass & the Mountain Parrot

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... pretty good, stopped of at a view point above the huge bridge we crossed and sat on a rock was a kia parot which is the only mountain parrot in New Zealand, he was quite happy with us taking pictures of him, but decided to chase us when we went to ...

Another First, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Another First

A travel blog entry by mariopdeangelis

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... I jumped at it but "chicken Lou" said words to the effect of "no way jimmy" We took off from the little Airfield at Rangiora after we had pushed the plane on to the runway (grass) which was a little disconcerting. We flew towards Arthur's Park (a ...

Good Bye New Zealand, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Good Bye New Zealand

A travel blog entry by mariopdeangelis

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Had coffee in "The Good Street Deli" as our farewell to Rangiora 15.30 6th July siting in flat all ready to go - everything shaking - another earthquake - don't think I could hack that as a long term thing - just announced as a 5 Airport - ...

News on Barnaby, Oxford, New Zealand travel blog

News on Barnaby

A travel blog entry by thebarnabybear

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We have had a number of leads on the whereabouts of Barnaby. Firstly, we had a sighting in a shop window in Wanaka. We then received a text message revealing that Barnaby had gone his own way. Finally, we received an email from another bear, called Ted, ...

In the Land of TLOTR, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

In the Land of TLOTR

A travel blog entry by baresoulsurfer

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... of the most geographically isolated country on the planet, and i could not be more excited. i have heard so much about the New Zealand and its people to where, as much as i didnt want to leave Australia, I really desired to experience it all first ...

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The " Relatives "

A travel blog entry by mariopdeangelis

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Well this was meet the Relatives day - Louise's - we met them in a working men's club in Kaiapoi - no words I'll let the pictures tell the story !!! Actually they were OK - had a couple of beers and some lunch - a pleasant couple of hours. Not much else ...

Rainy Day in Rangiora, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Rainy Day in Rangiora

A travel blog entry by mariopdeangelis

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Our ( me & mamma's ) last day in Rangiora - impressions - bit of a one horse town, but the hospitality has made up for that. Similarities to Scotland - well the rains definitely similar - bloody wet - but god it's cold - a brass monkey would have no ...

Wine Tasting - A new Vocation - Bags a new Low, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Wine Tasting - A new Vocation - Bags a new Low

A travel blog entry by mariopdeangelis

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Mostly a good day but I'll start with the bit of bad day. No phone call about the luggage so Claire drove us to the Airport around lunchtime GREAT the bags are there BUT we can't get them as they are still with customs and we have to come back later or ...

Christchurch, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch

A travel blog entry by mariopdeangelis

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... of minestrone for lunch - had to sit outside - a first - never ate a bowl of soup so fast - had to eat it quick before the icicles formed Rangiora - The people are lovely and the place is nice just such a shame about the after effects of the ...

Another Day - Earthquakes, Packers & STEAK (ag, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Another Day - Earthquakes, Packers & STEAK (ag

A travel blog entry by mariopdeangelis

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In bed last night and about 10.30woke with everything shakin - thought whoopee Lou is frisky - then I heard Claire shouting EARTHQUAKE so I thought Oh Well and kept my eyes shut - apparently it was a 7 out at sea off Wellington and by the time we felt it ...

Hamner Springs, Hamner Springs, New Zealand travel blog

Hamner Springs

A travel blog entry by richsarasloper

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... 30 min private pool to share!!! The temperatures of the pool's ranged from 28-41 degrees which was really nice in the cool New Zealand climate although the sulphur pools were really smelly. By the time we got out and dressed again we were pretty cold ...

Staying near Christchruch, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Staying near Christchruch

A travel blog entry by nztouring

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... . But this year was different and FUN! We spent the day on MT. HUTT!  our first day on the mountain with our boards in New Zealand. It was fun to have my own board and boots and just go! We spent the entire day there with a hot shower at the ...

Permanent residents!!!, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Permanent residents!!!

A travel blog entry by lewis-and-rosie

We left for what turned out to be the windiest most hilly drive so far! Although capey (our vans called east cape and lewis has nicknamed it!) doesn't much like hills it's coping thankfully well with hairpin bends on cliff edges!! Although we were ...

Picton > Motueka > Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Picton > Motueka > Christchurch

A travel blog entry by onelongsummer

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The New Zealand inter-island ferry cressing is known to be one of the most picturesque ferry trips in the world, not that we would know. In a cost cutting rampage we decided to complete th 4hr journey from Wellington Harbour to the Malborough Sounds in ...

New Zealand, Various, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by salnchris

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We hired a campervan for about a month, picked up in Christchurch after a flight over the wee sea from Melbourne. The spent a fabulous month dawdling all around the South, and rather less fabulously in the North ...

Rangiora, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Rangiora

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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A few days at 'Houghton Towers', Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

A few days at 'Houghton Towers'

A travel blog entry by robontour

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... Airlines’ A380 model aeroplane!) we headed out to Hanmer Springs – one of the most popular natural spring resorts in New Zealand. We managed to brave the elements (it rained all morning!) to test out the temperatures on offer – starting ...

Kev, Claire & Rangiora, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Kev, Claire & Rangiora

A travel blog entry by mariopdeangelis

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Well we're here but guess what luggage no here - Nat's was found but now it's gone lost - again !!! "Bob Dylan circa 2013" Comment !! The staff in the Syview Lounge in Singapore Airport had faces that would turn milk sour and the snack selection ...

Tramping at Camp Saddle, Craigeburn Range, New Zealand travel blog

Tramping at Camp Saddle

A travel blog entry by ness_knibbs

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See the pics of the tramping walk I did with the Penisula tramping club this weekend, was a really good walk with a lot of variation. Although the clubs over here are a bit different to walking clubs at home - stopping on the way home for a very reserved ...

Birthday and Boarding, Mount Cheeseman, New Zealand travel blog

Birthday and Boarding

A travel blog entry by ness_knibbs

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Had my 23rd birthday last week... thank you so much to those of you who text or emailed me :-) I had a really nice evening, after work Victoria and I went to circuit training for some excersie fun or torture depending on how you look at it!! but i ...

Many many thanks Chris Robinson, I owe you one, Lees Valley, New Zealand travel blog

Many many thanks Chris Robinson, I owe you one

A travel blog entry by paulleck1975

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... the laugh option as there was sod all I could do about it.  Chris ended every sentence in eh, eh?  Which is a typical new zealand thing eh?  Every other word in his sentences was a swear word eh?  He was a good bloke though and looked ...

Hangin' with locals in the middle of nowhere, Cust, New Zealand travel blog

Hangin' with locals in the middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by john.diana

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Erdbeben, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Erdbeben

A travel blog entry by 3612251077

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Heute ist primär ein Fahrtag, ursprünglich mit Ziel Christchurch, doch aufgrund der Erdbeben in den letzten 2 Wochen ändere ich den Plan und besuche die Stadt nicht. Einheimische wie auch Reisende bestätigen meine Bedenken. Jetzt ist nicht der ...

New Zealand so far...., Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand so far....

A travel blog entry by jen_and_dale

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... For the last 2 weeks we have been chilling out at Dale's sisters house.  They have a fantastic big house in a place called Rangiora, which is just North of Christchurch.  Dale's mum was out visiting when we arrived and most of the family are off ...

Back home to Rangiora, Rangiora, New Zealand travel blog

Back home to Rangiora

A travel blog entry by jen_and_dale

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... for some home comforts.  We stopped off at a few spots along the road and finally made it back to Karen and Craig's for around 4pm.    And look who we found when we got home - Karen and Craig had bought a new puppy called ...

Finally an Itinerary, Loburn, New Zealand travel blog

Finally an Itinerary

A travel blog entry by julieblyth

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It is 5:30 in the morning and I have been wide awake since 3:30 so thought I would get up and tick an item or two off the very long list. There is only 10 days until we leave and the house is in total chaos. I hope no one wants to view it today. The ...

Limestone Hills, Ashley, New Zealand travel blog

Limestone Hills

A travel blog entry by sonja_and_david

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We are meant to work from today on, but the rain is still too heavy and all the work that needs to be done is outdoors work. Well, then....we are said to stay indoors and enjoy. That's what we do reading all these truffle books Gareths lent us. A little ...

The weed eater Nr.1, Ashley, New Zealand travel blog

The weed eater Nr.1

A travel blog entry by sonja_and_david

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Yes, there is. This morning the rain is willing to stop or at least to hold back to drizzle. We get instructions, gloves, overalls, ear protections, gas and two Weed Eaters. The little engine gets some gas, turned on and then moves the disc in the front ...

The weed eater Nr.2, Ashley, New Zealand travel blog

The weed eater Nr.2

A travel blog entry by sonja_and_david

Today is another Weed Eater Day, pretty much as yesterday, just windier and wetter. We nearly finish the whole vineyard of half a hectare by the end of the day. We have dinner with Camille and Gareth as we did ...

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