Category: Features

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CRAFTING A DREAM

CRAFTING A DREAM

DIY restorations are always a labour of love – usually more labour than love. Most begin with an idea but never get started. Some start but are never completed. Only a very few cross the finish line.

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RIVER BOAT QUEEN

RIVER BOAT QUEEN

One of Whanganui’s tourism jewels, the Waimarie carries thousands of visitors along the city’s river for an unforgettable cruise every summer. She’s the country’s only operational coal-fired paddle-steamer, but more remarkably, she’s alive after lying in a watery grave for 40 years.

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ON THE LOBSTER TRAIL

ON THE LOBSTER TRAIL

I love old wooden buildings and Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA has thousands of them, often adorned by a brass plaque denoting the house’s date of build, original owner and his occupation; eg: Built for Joseph Lemmon, physician 1742.

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BISCAYNE BEAUTY

BISCAYNE BEAUTY

Lake Rotoiti’s fabled boat museum is home to a glorious selection of restored classics. But it also features a number of immaculate classic recreations – including a handsome 1928 Biscayne 18-footer.