Kiwis exploring their own backyard

August 11, 2019 Blog North Island South Island

Kiwis exploring their own backyard Egypt, Patagonia, Croatia … having travelled to almost 70 countries, including some of the world’s most exotic destinations, what do a couple of New Zealand’s best-known travel bloggers get up to when it comes to exploring their own backyard? As it turns out, quite a lot! Sarah Chant and her […]

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Driving Happy & Eco-friendly

April 4, 2019 Blog North Island South Island

Having introduced a collection of Hyundai Ioniqs to their fleet in Christchurch and Auckland, Thrifty Car Rental is offering us an environmentally-friendly option when it comes to driving away from home. Chatting to the team at Thrifty Car Rental, I was both excited and daunted by the thought of opting for an electric vehicle – […]

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Top things to do for under $30

April 26, 2018 Blog North Island South Island

With the chillier months upon us it can be easy to get bogged down by the dreariness, batten down the hatches and hide away from it all. But taking a holiday in autumn or winter can actually be a lot of fun with a bunch of activities firing up as the weather cools down. So […]

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Top 10 Instagram Spots in NZ

March 30, 2018 Blog

If you’re road tripping around New Zealand you’ll see plenty of great places to stop for a holiday snap. In fact, you could easily fill your entire Instagram feed with photographs of beautiful scenery or tourist activities. But if you really want to impress your followers, sometimes quality outweighs quantity and that means carefully curating […]

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Best shopping spots in New Zealand

March 7, 2018 Blog

Whether you’re after a souvenir from your travels, a gift for family back home, or just like to shop ‘til you drop, you’ll find New Zealand has a lot to offer. Here are some of our favourite hot spots in New Zealand’s biggest shopping cities. Auckland Queen Street Enjoy the finer things? You’ll love Queen […]

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Top tips for installing your car seat

February 28, 2018 Blog

The next lot of school holidays are just around the corner, which means kiwis across the country will be packing their bags and gearing up for family road trips. For anyone with young kids, it also means buckling up for the long road ahead is more important than ever, a notion which, when it comes […]

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Free things to do in Auckland

February 19, 2018 Blog

Getting the most out of a city break doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. If you’re looking for free things to do in Auckland, we’ve got you covered because there are heaps of fun activities and attractions in the city of sails that won’t cost you a thing. Just take a look at […]

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Best Fish and Chips in New Zealand

February 13, 2018 Blog

Fish and chips has to be one of the most popular takeaways in New Zealand, especially on a Friday night. We Kiwis love huddling around a parcel of deep fried and battered morsels and we all have our favourite local to buy them from. But what if you’re visiting another town and craving fish and […]

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Netball New Zealand and Thrifty driving gains for Netball

January 30, 2018 Blog

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) and Thrifty Car Rental are proud to announce a new partnership for Netball in New Zealand. Thrifty joins a growing stable of companies committing their support to Netball throughout New Zealand. With over 30 locations throughout New Zealand, Thrifty are looking forward to supporting Netball New Zealand and its members wherever […]

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Top movie locations in New Zealand

January 25, 2018 Blog

It’s no secret the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were filmed in New Zealand, but did you know many other famous and critically acclaimed films were shot and produced here too? In fact, as well as being an adventure’s playground, Aotearoa is proving a popular movie buff’s scene, with film fans flocking […]

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