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Yum Yum..Edible New Zealand Plants!

What better way to get at one with New Zealand nature by going bush..DOC provide many walks throughout the country and provide an excellent way to get in the thick of it, check out http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/ for a full list. Have you ever thought about the native plants you are walking past as a source...

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Spring Is In The Air!

The last few weeks of winter have been surprisingly mild for most of the country, a nice welcome and hopefully a sign of a good Spring/Summer! This Winter has been spent in a state of hibernation..Venturing out when the weather allows it for the odd road trip to Kaikoura, a trip to the...

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Upper South Island Snow Storm

If the article on the press website earlier this week were anything to go by, the South Island was going to be in for a cold few days with snow predicted. Then came the reports that the storm had been cancelled. You can imagine the surprise when you wake up to this view.   ...

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The New Road Rule Change

Yesterday, at 5am in the morning, New Zealand made it's most significant road rule change in over thirty years. The government even spent $1.2 million dollars (U.S.$981,191) informing Kiwis about the new rule with internet, TV advertising and pamphlets. So what is the new rule and what do tourists need to know?...

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CamperMate Version 1.082 now live!

We've listened to the feedback that has come through the app stores, social media or by email (actually we even had someone fax us!) and rolled out some new additions to the CamperMate app. A cool feature we added into CamperMate Version 1 was the ability for fellow travellers in New...

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2 Eggs Tour Comes To An End!

Well it's been an amazing couple of weeks travelling around New Zealand launching CamperMate by cooking free bacon and eggs for tourists (and locals alike) for the 2 Eggs road trip..But the time has come for it to end! We've served over 750 people-58kgs of amazing Beehive streaky bacon, over 1200...

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Coromandel to Auckland

Wind..Today has been all about wind. We got up in Coromandel to a slight breeze which seemed to pick up the closer we got to the Coromandel i-SITE. About the time we were connecting the gas bottles to the BBQ's we heard the radio announcing our arrival. Within minutes we had a...

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Day 8 Taupo to Coromandel

Apart from the wind in Dunedin, we have had pretty much perfect weather this entire trip..Today in Taupo was no exception. I love Taupo. It's got that touristy feeling which adds an international flavour, but still with the chilled out vibe. We pulled up to the Taupo i-SITE around 8.30am. By...

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Day 7 Feeding The Masses In Wellington!

Arriving into Wellington on the ferry felt like an early settler not sure what they were in for. We all know that Wellington is know for it's gusts of wind, and our experience in Dunedin (where the wind affected the BBQ's ability to cook) unsettled us a little. Driving off the...

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Day 6 Christchurch to Wellington via Kaikoura

If there's one place that I love leaving Christchurch for, it's Kaikoura. It's a dream destination with it's mountain range and beautiful sea that's full of wild life..At just 2 and a half hours drive north, it's an awesome wee excursion. We left Christchurch at about 7 or so and arrived...

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