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Gary Hood loves his eye-catching, two-door, left-hand-drive 1958 Ford Custom – the body is all beautiful two-tone paintwork and gleaming chrome -it looks very much as a 1950’s cruiser should, but you can instantly tell by the look and the sound...
Retired cabinetmaker Roger Mills owns a rather rare, very beautiful car. The elegant vehicle in question, affectionately named ‘Lady’, is a 1930 Ford Model A, Town Sedan, which was the ‘top of the line’ model, meaning it comes with all...
Four generations of one family have been part of the history of a gracious Ashburton home.  We take a step back in time, visiting Hemsworth Estate which, after extensive renovations, recently opened as a very elegant function...

Just Peachey!

Loved the recipe in this issue - yes, we made these delicious Baked Peaches. So quick and easy to make, and they tasted divine! Check out the recipe on page 8.
In August last year, Nicky & Kerry Horrell left Ashburton for a well-earned holiday, starting in Singapore, moving on to Paris, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Rome, then touring up through Italy to Venice, and back home. It...
The temperature has hit the 30’s on the day I visit the Hill family, at Lake Hood. I’m greeted by 11-year-old Harriet, in her swimming togs, and a very excited black Labrador. In the background I can...
We discover a delightful, luxurious location for a romantic overnight stay - in STAVELEY! Who ever imagined that a shearer's hut could be so romantic – or so indulgent, for that matter?? It's a thought that occurs to me as...
by Pam Williams When leaving New Zealand our goal was to have no plans except fly into Rome and eventually head to Amalfi.  As for Matera…we did know about this place but never thought of heading in that direction. But...
A couple of months back Randy & I did something I’d been planning for months – we took a trip to Invercargill, just to visit Bill Richardson Transport World. In 1967 a young Bill Richardson had an urge to find...
  Sometimes, it’s right under our noses, where the real gems lie – and that’s certainly the case with Hotel Ashburton. If you haven’t visited lately, it’s time you did! Whether you’re popping in for lunch, brunch, dinner, a wine or...

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Roger’s Classy ‘Lady’

Retired cabinetmaker Roger Mills owns a rather rare, very beautiful car. The elegant vehicle in question, affectionately named ‘Lady’, is a 1930 Ford Model...

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