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Word Cafe Raglan 2013

Word Cafe 10-11 May 2013 Raglan Readers and Writers Festival “An exploration of words, ideas, imagination and fun, set against the backdrop of one of New Zealand’s most dramatic west coast towns”, in their own words. My own favourite wordsmith, Antonio Te Maioha will be performing at the Word Cafe […]

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NZ Explorer Map Marleen and Wibo Style

Here’s a map and some tips from Wibo and Marleen after their roadtrip with us: [imagebrowser id=28]

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Maui’s Dolphin Interactive Tool

As regular users of our website will know, we strongly believe in protecting the natural world. Back in November we were fortunate enough to help activist and pro-surfer Dave Rastovich raise awareness for the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin. Since then the discussion has continued but action by those who can […]

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Happy Customers’ New Zealand Map

All our vans have ‘visitor books’ in them. They’re there to pass on knowledge from one set of New Zealand explorers to the next. Sometimes our customers write fantastic tips on places to see and things to do. Sometimes they write nothing. Sometimes we get cool little pictures and other […]

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Dave Rastovich, KASM and PiwiWiwi helping the Maui’s Dolphin

Dave Rastovich, like many of us, is very concerned about the plight of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin. He’s paddling 350km along the coast to raise awareness. This epic effort will cover most of the dolphin’s range and also the area where seabed mining is proposed. There’s a great many […]

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Mauis Dolphin Threat Management Plan for DOC and MPI

There’s only 55 of a species of dolphin know as the ‘Maui’s. That’s a tiny number. They live on New Zealand’s North Island West Coast. The Department of Conservation and The Ministry for Primary Industries are asking for submissions on their latest threat management plan. If you want to know […]

South Island Roadtrip

I was lucky enough to be bringing a van back from Christchurch with time to spare for some sight-seeing. The plan was to check out post-quake Christchurch, see some of the sights of the South Island and catch a few waves  along the way. Damaged Christchurch [singlepic id=245 w=250 float=left] […]

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Little Lapin Sings for our first Official Video

We had a great couple of days filming for this movie. The whole experience of working on a film was new to us. Luckily Juan, Little Lapin and everyone else involved were there to show us what to do. Here it is, I hope you like it: Thanks to: Juan […]

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Surf Movie Music Maker Musing

We’ve made a little surf movie featuring a PiwiWiwi Surf Campervan, a shortboard, longboard and of course some surfing! We’ve put a soundtrack on it. Well actually, we’ve put two soundtracks. Niall likes the noisy electronic one, Anna likes the more chilled out song. Which do you prefer? EDM version, […]

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Waipu Murals

Tee-hee! On a recent roadtrip to Northland we had to stop in on Waipu, just to laugh like little kids at its name. The place is actually a nice little town with plenty of Settler history, Op-Shops (charity shops) galore and a very friendly vibe. Dunny! Keeping with the theme […]