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NZ's Information Network June 2004 Newsletter

New Zealand's Information Network June 2004 Newsletter


Snow, snow and more snow! When does pretty snow become scary snow? When you are trying to get back to Christchurch from Wanaka and twice you have to turn back from various routes thanks to a sudden Central Otago wintry blast! Yes, our intrepid Network travellers, well that’s our Webmaster Danny and I, were on the roads last Friday! My romantic notion of frolicking in fluffy white stuff (well they do in the movies!) was quickly dashed when the fluffy white stuff quickly turned into thick icy stuff that threatened to leave us stranded!

Helpful hint for overseas travellers to New Zealand this winter:

If you are hiring a rental vehicle and have never used snow chains before, ask your rental company to guide you through correctly fitting the chains to the vehicle BEFORE you head out into our winter wonderland.

Our travel writer has been busy writing up a storm of his own trying to satisfy the large influx of visitors who check out our network on a daily basis. Therefore we are very happy to advise that New Zealand’s Information Network has compiled Free & Low Cost Activities for each of our top 20 New Zealand holiday destinations.

You can now read these online at and plan a great Kiwi holiday, knowing that your travel budget is going to stretch a little bit more! My selected Site of the Month from within our Network is Bayview Motel situated in scenic Wanaka.

The team at Bayview is dedicated to providing extensive and up to date tourist information via their Website at and are great supporters of Wanaka and New Zealand online tourism.

Thank you to everyone for your generous feedback regarding my first attempts at newsletter writing and I promise to get better with experience! Thankfully the boss (aka Danny de Hek) is obviously happy, so much so, that in true ‘Kiwi Tourism’ style Danny popped ‘the big question’ to me last week while we were standing on the Kawarau Bridge!

As the Kawarau Bridge was the first full-time bungy jump site in the world and is the place where adventure tourism began in New Zealand, it seemed the perfect spot for him to propose! Of course I said “YES”!

Happy travels! Rachael Brown

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