Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
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The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?
Council Votes 7-4 For Te Uruhi Gateway Amid Supporters’ Haka — And Angry Protests.
Kāpiti’s proposed Te Uruhi Gateway at Paraparaumu beach has been voted through after a day-long debate which include a haka in the District Council chamber and angry protests. Story -- bit.ly...
KCDC had their meeting today to vote on whether to proceed with the Kapiti Gateway. This is how they voted:
Supported the Kapiti Gateway proceeding: Sophie Handford, Rob McCann, Janet Holborow, Angela Buswell, Guru, James Cootes, Jackie Elliott.
Opposed the Kapiti Gateway proceeding: Gwynn Compton, Bernie Randall, Martin Halliday, Jocelyn Prvanov.
Please remember this when you vote at next year's body elections.
Image with pole showing the height of the building which shows the view of Kapiti Island that we will be losing.