37 days ago

Enjoy Historic Kopu Bridge this Labour Weekend

Carolyn from Thames

Calling all walkers, joggers, pedal power and electric cyclists, keen photographers, bird watchers and lovers of Thames Heritage! Historic Kōpū Bridge Society invites you to come out to Kōpū over Labour weekend and enjoy our 92-year-old swing span bridge – the only one of its kind in New Zealand and a category 1 historic place. The bridge’s gates will be open from 7am to 6pm on Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th - many thanks to the volunteers who have filled the roster to make this happen. The bridge is wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible from both ends.

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3 days ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

12 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

22 hours ago

Market this Saturday

Thames Market

Sunny weather (we've been rather lucky in that department over the last couple of months!) and a fantastic range of stalls again - what's more to wish for on a Saturday morning in Thames? And with Christmas around the corner it's the perfect occasion for getting some beautiful gifts - sewing, knitting, T-shirts, jewellery etc. etc. Other highlights of the market are organic produce at Pakaraka Permaculture's stall, Ohaene Organics with freshly lifted Campina potatoes, Stratos Olive Oil, Kate and Kurt with strawberries and other berries. 700 Block, Pollen Street, Thames 8am to 12pm.