Mike Yardley – Wairarapa

October 1, 2015, erin.webley Blog

As the darling buds of spring start to reveal their colours, and our famed vineyards exhibit green shoots of seasonal promise, it’s a refreshing time for road-tripping the Wairarapa.  I pointed the car north from Wellington, traversing the dramatic and intimidating slopes of the Rimutaka Ranges.  From Featherston, turn off State Highway 2 onto State […]

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Thrifty 4WD rentals now come with extra wheels – in the form of bicycles!

September 21, 2015, erin.webley Blog

Thrifty 4WD rentals now come with extra wheels – in the form of bicycles! From next month mountain bikes will be available as an extra for Thrifty customers hiring a 4WD vehicle. Thrifty’s new cycling packages will give customers extra ‘wheels’ and provide exciting opportunities to get off the road and onto the beaten track. […]

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Meet the new fleet

September 1, 2015, erin.webley Blog

Thrifty has a great range of new vehicles joining our fleet.  You can expect to start seeing these new vehicles at our branches around New Zealand over the next 3 months. While we are introducing some new makes and models the current stars will also remain on fleet, these include the ever popular Toyota and […]

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Thrifty auction aims to keep NZ’s lifeguards on patrol

August 3, 2015, erin.webley Blog

The auction of a brand new vehicle valued at over $80,000 will begin on Monday in a bid to raise much need funds for the charity helping to keep New Zealanders safe at the beach every summer. As one of Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s valued partners, Thrifty Car Rental will list a brand new […]

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Thrifty Finalist in 2015 TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards

July 7, 2015, erin.webley Blog

Thrifty Car Rental has been announced as a finalist in the 2015 TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards. The entry for the AA Thrifty ‘The Price You See Is The Price You Pay’ car rental campaign made the first round of judging and has been announced as a finalist in at least two categories. The awards showcase […]

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How to save $50 on taxis in Christchurch by renting a Thrifty Metro Car

July 2, 2015, erin.webley Blog

Last week we invited Clare, one of our valued customers, to try out our Metro car service during a day down in Christchurch. Our intrepid photographer James tagged along for the ride.             9:13am The last time I visited the garden city on business I relied on taxis to get […]

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Mike Yardley – Fiordland

July 1, 2015, erin.webley Blog

Our time-locked, freeze-framed southern fiords of Milford and Doubtful  Sounds serve up a dual journey of superlatives. With such a strong suit of natural treasures on its doorstep, Te Anau delivers a far richer encounter as a Fiordland base, than trying to speed-date the region from Queenstown. Te Anau Te Anau’s Wildife Centre, starring our […]

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Mike Yardley – Taupo to Tongariro

June 1, 2015, erin.webley Blog

Dashing north from Taupo, the fabled Waikato River begins its meandering journey from the mighty lake with a bang. Only 5 kilometres upstream, the graceful glassy free-flowing waters are suddenly coralled into a shallow ravine of hard volcanic rock, roaring and rumbling at high speed before bursting over the Huka Falls and crashing into a […]

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Mike Yardley – The Catlins

May 1, 2015, erin.webley Blog

The pristine wilderness of the deep South is the perfect setting to stretch the legs and inject a health kick into a photogenic road trip. Skirting the South Otago Coast, the Catlins district, wedged between Invercargill and Balclutha, is a powder-keg of rugged natural wonders. Follow the Southern Scenic Route signposts, off State Highway at […]

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Snow Much Fun Competition

May 1, 2015, erin.webley Blog

With winter on the way – it’s not all bad news! Over the next 6 weeks we are running a Facebook competition each week to help you have ‘Snow Much Fun’ this winter. Every Monday (starting 4 May and ending 12 June) we’ll post a competition on the Thrifty Car Rentals New Zealand Facebook page […]

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