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Two Marlborough Boys' College students were named dux at the school's end-of-year prizegiving today, something which has not happened since 1978.Read the full post
It is now officially out that Hopewell Lodge has just received their award for 2011/12 BBH World Traveller Accommodation in New Zealand. They have been awarded First Place in the Category of 21 to 40 beds and have also achieved New Zealand's highest rating overall of 99%. 4366 travellers participated in the February 2011 BBH Survey to determine the current rating. It is based on the feedback from people who have stayed and used the facilities. Marlborough’s Hopewell Lodge has now been awarded First Place in NZ nine times in the last ten years.Read the full post
KiwiRail’s new scenic carriages entered service on the Coastal Pacific train between Christchurch and Picton this week.
The new carriages feature 52sq m of glass in panoramic side and roof windows, ceilingmounted HD screens, GPS triggered commentary in a choice of five languages, and new café cars. The new carriages mark a significant step towards a more modern, sophisticated service.
The Waikawa Boating Club is holding its have-a-go day this Saturday for anyone who wants to try their hand at yachting in a relaxed setting.Read the full post
When Sabah Diaich arrived in New Zealand from Morocco, she could not speak a word of English.Read the full post
A scene from the first of two Hobbit movies from Sir Peter Jackson is to be shot near Pelorus Bridge, 60km west of Blenheim, in December.Read the full post
Check out www.newzealand.com for their new South Island itineraries, travelling Christchurch, Kaikoura, Marlborough, Nelson and Hanmer Springs, with plenty to see and do! Visit www.newzealand.com/travel/library/e51222_23.pdfRead the full post