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NZ Holiday Hotspots 2014-2015

Presstige Community Newspapers

Published on November 30, 2014

What’s inside NZ Holiday Hotspots SUMMER 2014-2015 NZ Holiday Hotspots is produced by Presstige Community Newspapers Ltd , PO Box 50 102 Porirua p : (04) 237 3220 f : (04) 237 9249 Sold & Compiled by : Frances King. Designer: Peter Hatten. 2015-2016 Advertising enquiries: please contact E: For further information visit: ISSN 1177-312X Front cover: main photo: Comparing whale teeth at the Tawhiti Museum’s (just outside Hawera), remarkable and innovative historical presentation, ‘Traders & Whalers’ . NELSON/GOLDEN BAY 2-3 Discover the Magic! Hassle-ree fshing. Intrepid Journeys - North o the South. MARLBOROUGH 4 Omaka’s ANZAC Pioneers. WHANGANUI 5 Wonderul Whanganui SOUTH TARANAKI 6-7 Simply Stunning South Taranaki. Celebrating the King. Most remarkable and innovative historical presentation WHAT’S ON 8-9 WAIRARAPA 10-11 20 Years o Round the Vines. A country garden. Uniquely private accommodation. For the frst time a our day event. TOP NZ CAMP GROUNDS AND HOLIDAY PARKS 12 WELLINGTON 13 70th anniversary. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. MANAWATU 14 The Superbowl has landed at the Lido KAPITI/HOROWHENUA 14-16 A must-do event. You can relax and enjoy a game or two. An event or everyone! Explore our museums. Safe and Affordable, Hassle Free Boat Storage 7 Market St, Picton | 021 335 136  Secure Boat Storage  Long or Short Term  Launching & Retrieving  Unaccompanied pick-ups, launching & retrieval service  Boat Sales Division RESERVATIONS FREEPHONE : 0800 277 278 86 Wellington Street, Picton, New Zealand Phone: 03 573 6833 | Fax: 03 573 6091 | Situated only metres from Picton waterfront, ferry terminal and railway station. • 17 studio, family and 2 bedroom units and 2 bedroom self-contained apartment • Full cooking facilities in all units • Quiet location, particularly in rear units • Ample parking for boats and trailers • Walking to town and ferry • Free wireless internet (conditions apply) • BBQ area & playground Situated at the Yacht Marina, the Harbourside Lodge has 14 executive units, most with great waterfront views. Enjoy a Continental or cooked breakfast in our sunny breakfast room. In a quiet location, within walking distance to the city and the cafes, restaurants, bars and shopping on offer. A short drive to Tahuna Beach. Freephone 0800 426 606 4 Duncan St, off Vickerman St, Port Nelson Ph: 03 539 0555 Fax: 03 539 0222 Email: Discover the magic! World renowned art glass and glass jewellery by glass artists Ola & Marie Höglund Creators of New Zealand art glass since 1982 Visit Höglund Glassblowing Studio Visitors welcome 10am - 5pm DAILY (Closed 1 January, Good Friday, Christmas & Boxing Day) 52 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, Nelson Ph 03 544 6500 Shop online On the outskirts of Richmond, in the midst of the Appleby countryside, glass artists Ola and Marie Höglund welcome visitors to discover the magic of glassmaking. Ola and Marie have worked together as a team for more than four decades to create glass artwork that has earned them world-wide praise. Partners in life as well as design, their art glass is internationally renowned and sought after by both public and private collectors. Their work has featured in over 40 international exhibits including New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Indonesia, Taipei and Japan. The glass gallery displays a constantly changing display of unique art glass vases, bowls, platters, paperweights and goblets - complemented by a selection of beautiful, glass jewellery exclusively handmade by Marie. Marie says “As an artist, I take my inspiration from the pure beauty and simplicity of nature. From the natural world and all its warm colours, from delicate light and the smooth shapes in New Zealand’s landscapes; the vibrant energy of earth and the fresh green lushness of the bush.” The glass museum holds permanent, educational and historical displays about glass and what it is made of, how it is made, the tools and other special equipment used, recipes for the mix of crystal clear and coloured glass and information about different glassblowing techniques. Also on display are Höglund Art Glass America’s Cup Collections and Höglund Art Glass Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Collection. Ola admits “Being a glass blower is a bit like being a musician - every day is spent practicing and training. Glass is so technically difficult to work with and has a life of its own; as an artist I am fascinated by making a form with the human breath.” “The heat of the furnace and the molten, soft glass are my inspiration.” Höglund Glassblowing Studio & Gallery is one of Nelson’s iconic visitor attractions. Take some time to explore the gallery and admire these stunning masterpieces; or visit the studio and marvel at the wondrous, and extraordinary deceptive ease with which Höglund Art Glass is created.