Jun
16
2013
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Follow an art trail with your New Zealand car hire

By Christchurch / New Zealand /

If you’re picking up a car in Christchurch and heading up the east coast, make your trip even more scenic by taking an art trail tour of your own creation.Unlikely as it sounds, you can follow an art trail from Kaikoura to Nelson as you head up the east coast of the South Island.
It will give you the chance to jump out of your car rental and stretch your legs, look at some of the finest local Kiwi art on offer, and smell the roses – or at least, the oils and acrylics

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Jun
09
2013
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New Zealand driving conditions all year round

By New Zealand /

New Zealand is well known for its variable climate, with locals often saying that even within one city you can experience four seasons in a day.

Unlike some countries where weather patterns can hang around for days or even weeks, the geographical layout in New Zealand, ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’, means that weather systems often come and go within a few hours.

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May
26
2013

Free things to do in Auckland

By Auckland / New Zealand /

Auckland has a multitude of things to do and see, but sometimes the cost of visiting lots of places with ticket entries can add up, and use up funds you’d rather spend on food and souvenirs! So to keep that expenditure down, check out some of these activities you can get stuck into – for free! Here are three ideas for free activities…….

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May
24
2013
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Do you pick up hitch-hikers?

By New Zealand /

What are the real and unspoken rules on picking up hitch-hikers in New Zealand? Hitch-hiking is a common sight around the world, and New Zealand is no exception. The practice is legal in the country (unlike in neighbouring Australia), so you will likely come across hitch-hikers when you’re out on the roads in New Zealand.

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May
22
2013

Driving in New Zealand – what you need to know

By New Zealand /

There are a few important things to know about driving in New Zealand that anyone renting a car needs to be aware of. The great thing about exploring the Land of the Long White Cloud is that driving a New Zealand car rental is a relatively stress-free experience, particularly for those used to the more busy roads of North America, Europe or even Australia.

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May
21
2013

Wellington for jazz lovers

By New Zealand / Wellington /

From Thursday 6 June until Saturday 8 June, Wellington central will come alive with all things jazz.Hundreds of musicians, many of whom are of international standard, are descending on the capital’s famous Cuba quarter for three days of contemporary and traditional jazz as well as soul, rhythm and blues, reggae, Latin and gospel. No matter your taste or budget, the Wellington Jazz Festival will have something for you.

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Apr
10
2013

Navigating the new Christchurch

By New Zealand /

Things you need to know about driving a car in post-earthquake Christchurch. On February 22 2011 a major earthquake hit New Zealand’s second biggest city, turning the streets into veritable off-road type pathways. Two years on, the earthquakes are now minor and few and far between, and tourists from the rest of New Zealand and around the world are flocking in to see Christchurch as it rebuilds.

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Apr
09
2013
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NZ Campervan holidays: what not to do

By New Zealand /

Before you hit the open road in your New Zealand campervan rental, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Once you get the keys to your New Zealand campervan rental, it can be tempting to jump straight behind the wheel and head off into the sunset before so much as reading the driving guide. While campervans are an easy and cost-effective way to travel around the country, they are a little different to drive from your average hatchback.

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