Monthly Archives: September 2012

World’s Best Whisky is in Oamaru

The southern part of the South Island of New Zealand was populated heavily by Scots in the early days of colonisation, which goes some way to explain why Dunedin got its name (it’s the Gaelic form of “Edinburgh”). Naturally, you … Continue reading

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Pretzels and Beer in Oamaru

During the months of June and July, the owners of Pen-y-bryn Lodge travelled to Europe and the United States on a promotional tour to ‘train’ travel agencies with a specialty in New Zealand on the attractions of Oamaru and the … Continue reading

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August Penguin Arrivals

August is the last month of winter here in New Zealand, and this year it was marked by several weeks of rainy weather combined with nighttime and morning fog. Turns out that the little blue penguins prefer to avoid the … Continue reading

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