Northern Delights

Vancouver’s North Shore News featured a travel special on NZ’s North Island. In the Bay of Islands, the writer used the Eagles Nest villa complex as a luxurious base for sailing with dolphins, taking bush walks and visiting the Waitangi Treaty Reserve. In Napier, she took a tractor tour of the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, wined and dined at Mission Estate, Clearview Estate, Craggy Range and Sileni Estate, and enjoyed the food and hospitality at the historic McHardy House bed-and-breakfast. The trip was finished off with a stay at the two-bedroom Stafford Villa on Auckland’s North Shore. North Shore News: “The Bay of Islands may be a favourite Kiwi holiday spot – we don’t disagree. But Napier and Auckland are equally alluring in their own way. As, we suspect, so many other places in New Zealand are too.”


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…