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Byrne Abroad - Hot Water Beach and beyond

February 20, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Cody Byrne is a US based Omega customer who arrived in NZ with a backpack, camera, and a working visa good for one year. In Cody's words "I had absolutely no real plan other than which hostel I could stay at for the first four nights.

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Exploring The Central North Island

January 27, 2015 at 9:48 AM

New Zealand has so much to offer that it feels there's not enough time to do everything you want. When my friend Fraser arrived for three weeks of travel, I decided we definitely had to head to the centre of the North Island.

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Wellington, Waikanae and Hawera - vibrant city fun, rural tranquility and beach baching

January 16, 2015 at 10:55 AM

I shifted to Australia earlier this year, so after spending the most part of 2014 away from New Zealand I was eager to return to our lovely country for an extended three month holiday. My journey began as I touched down on the Wellington tarmac.

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Waitiangi to Tane Mahuta

December 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Waitangi, sometimes called the birthplace of New Zealand, is one place you have to tick off the list. Situated about 3 hours’ drive from Auckland, up State Highway 1 north to Whangarei (165km) and then Kawakawa (a further 60km).

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Abel Tasman Christmas

December 24, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Seven months in New Zealand, but thanks to finding work in Auckland we had only seven weeks for the South Island.

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From Israel to New Zealand

December 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Most people, if not all, were exposed to New Zealand through the Lord of the rings trilogy in the past, and the "hobbit" in the present.

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Christmas in the South Island

December 19, 2014 at 2:39 PM

New Zealand, the SouthDiary by Robert Höerhann, Austria EuropeAfter visiting the North Island in 2011 we promised to come back to the country of our dreams New Zealand. This time it should just be the south island.

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Marvellous Matakana

November 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Just a hop, skip and a jump (or about an hour's drive) from Auckland City, the marvellous coastal region of Matakana is home to vineyards, restaurants, sculpture walks and farmers markets.

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Take a leisurely drive to Raglan

November 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Just 159kms from Auckland, so just a leisurely 2 hour drive away, you'll find the popular little coastal settlement of Raglan. It's a west coast beach, so black sand, surfy and quite spectacular.

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Fabulous Father's Day in Auckland City

September 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Spring has most definitely sprung and the redeveloped Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct were fantastic places to hang out with dad and enjoy it.

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