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Another Day in Paradise – 10 Mile Valley and Creek

Oh think twice, it’s another day for you and me in paradise oh think twice, ’cause it’s just another day for you you and me in paradise Feeling very blessed – it is times like this that really make you … Continue reading

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Gibson Beach, Cape Foulwind

aaaahhhh – yikes that is cold Stephen yells.  We’re in a remote little bay at Cape Foulwind and Stephen thought it looked like the ideal place for a swim in the sea.  Turns out it is just a little too … Continue reading

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Buller A & P Show – a Fun Day in the Sun

One of the great things about summer in New Zealand is the A&P shows (Agricultural and Pastoral).  Very common particularly in the more rural communities.  Being that the West Coast is most definitely a rural community there are quite a … Continue reading

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Waiatoto River Safaris – A Jetboat Trip For Nature Lovers

Waiatoto River Safaris is a jet boat trip with a difference.  After being down in Invercargill for the weekend to help celebrate my Mum’s 7oth birthday we took an extra day and the opportunity to check out the Waiatoto River … Continue reading

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Clowning Around on the Rocks 8 Mile Beach, Greymouth

Took a walk on the rocks at the 8 mile beach – just for something different.  As much as we love our beach, it is nice to visit the others occasionally, especially when we are lucky enough to have so … Continue reading

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Westport to Greymouth – The Coast Road Cycle Challenge

November 15, an important day on the local cycling calender – the annual Coast Road Cycle Challenge, Westport to Greymouth.  Covering some 100kms following the coastal drive – named one of the top ten coastal drives in the world by … Continue reading

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Greymouth – 150 years in the town with a Heart of Gold

The celebrations continue in Greymouth, celebrating 150 years.  The latest celebration was also in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness – the inaugural Mackay Street Mile. Held in the main street of “downtown” (big word for a little town) Greymouth in … Continue reading

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