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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beach holiday is not too far away!

A great thing about New Zealand is that it takes just a few hours to reach fantastic holiday destinations, wherever you are in the country.

From the wineries and Art Deco structures in Napier is a superb beach holiday destination - Whitianga. Schedule a 5 hour leisurely drive north of Napier to beautiful Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula.

Photo Credits The Informer MB

Drive 425 km, 5 h 9 min

New Zealand
 Follow Thackeray St to SH 2
1.0 km / 2 min
 Follow SH 5 and SH 1 to State Highway 27 in Tirau
235 km / 2 h 43 min
 Continue on State Highway 27 to Netherton
86.3 km / 1 h

Turn left onto SH 2 (signs for Ngatea/Auckland/Route 2)
3.8 km / 3 min
 Follow Hauraki Rd and State Highway 25A to State Highway 25 in Whitianga
99.0 km / 1 h 22 min

Turn right onto Hauraki Rd (signs for Turua/Thames)
14.1 km

Turn right onto State Highway 25
2.3 km

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto SH 26
450 m

Turn left onto State Highway 25A
28.2 km

Continue onto State Highway 25
 Go through 1 roundabout
53.9 km

Turn left to stay on State Highway 25
 Destination will be on the left
71 m

Admiralty Lodge Whitianga
69 Buffalo Beach Rd, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand

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Admiralty Lodge is superb and absolute beachfront accommodation and is the only Qualmark rated Five Star accommodation in Whitianga and the Coromandel Peninsula.

We have everything you require for an exceptional and enjoyable vacation. Enjoy the spectacular views across beautiful Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach while you relax in the comfort of your spacious and well appointed accommodation.
The Best Place To Relax....

Certificate of Excellence
Admiralty Lodge Motel

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ATV Helmets, Pacific Helmets NZ


Pacific offer a range of sports and recreational helmets. Water Rescue models with ventilation holes for air and waterflow. Pacific Quadsafe ATV (All terrain vehicles) lightweight helmet is for farm use.

315 Heads Road,
Wanganui 4501

PO Box 866,
Wanganui 4540
06 344 5019

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Farm Safety Helmets, 100% Kiwi Made


Founded in 1980 to manufacture motorcycle helmets for the Australasian market, Pacific Helmets (NZ) Ltd have since expanded their range of products to include fire, rescue, sports, ATV and specialist riot helmets.
The company specialises in manufacturing and exporting safety helmet products to the exacting design and performance specifications of each customer. Pacific Helmets meets and frequently sets the highest possible international standards for technical safety performance. The Pacific range includes helmets compliant to all major standards throughout the world.
Flexible manufacturing processes and innovative design flair result in products which have created new dimensions in helmet safety. Pacific Helmets (NZ) Ltd has an on-going commitment to the development of new and innovative helmet products and an unwavering focus on safety, quality and comfort.
Over the past 20 years the company has recruited and trained a highly skilled team of management and employees. The team, together with consultants when required, has valuable and unsurpassed knowledge in helmet manufacturing.
Today the ideas and experience gained in developing the present models also facilitate the development of exciting new models and reduce the lead time required to develop new products.
The development of the Pacific Fire Helmet range for the New Zealand Fire Service was an example where a close working relationship between the experienced personnel at the Fire Service and the design team at Pacific Helmets resulted in a product range that met the Brigade's standards, specifications and price. This has been the case over the years with numerous brigades throughout Australia, Asia, USA, Europe and the UK.
The senior management team is fully involved in product design, development, testing and marketing. Senior staffs also have direct involvement in production and liaise directly with clients. A strong team environment ensures that all staffs at Pacific Helmets have a total commitment to producing the highest quality products.
The company has a full quality assurance programme which is certified to ISO 9001 2008.
For further details please visit our website:

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Things to do in Napier

*Napier is an iconic & unique city 39 degrees south of the equator on the sunny East Coast of NZ's North Island,
with a climate similar to Bordeaux France and Napa California.

*Most hours of bright sunlight annually on the North Island, and a LONG growing season. 'The fruitbowl of NZ'.
Hawkes Bay is a fine wine region. Do you enjoy SYRAH or Bordeaux blends? THIS may surprise you? World class reds! Wonderful Chardonnay & Viognier & many other varietals. 

*Your host is a wine tour guide and licensed passenger service. Robert Simon will design a complimentary self drive tour or offer a very special 'exclusive' tour. Please inquire.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cute Kiddie Linen to Love

Poppets & Linens to Love supply only high quality bed linen, cushions, luxurious embossed towels, gorgeous gifts, childrens footwear

Napier, New Zealand
Always open
Phone +64 6-833 6416

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Aromatherapeutic Candles, Handmade from Hastings

Beautiful, handmade candles that are eco-friendly and smell gorgeous!

Candescent Facebook page:
Candles for gifts, weddings and other special occasions. Also coming: Aromatherapy candles! :).

General Information
Candescent Eco-Candles is a small Kiwi business located in the sunny Hawke's Bay, with a commitment to creating top-quality, eco-friendly products that look and smell amazing! All waxes are 100% natural and were sourced using sustainable practices. With Candescent, you will have a beautiful, professional look and you can tell immediately that they have been lovingly handmade and not mass produced. Fantastic customer service, going the extra mile and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction are all things you can expect when buying Candescent candles. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.

Phone+64 27 915 9162

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Apple picking season Hawkes Bay

Apple picking is a wonderful tourist activity in the Hawkes bay region! Best time to visit for Apple picking is Summer - or the months of December to February!