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    Rafting the Kaituna with Raftabout

    Destination Rotorua shoots for Big Gun travel tourism buyers

    In the biggest event of its kind, Rotorua will host 600 TRENZ delegates, including hundreds of the world's most influential travel and tourism buyers, to an afternoon of activities, ranging from exhilarating mountain biking to a rejuvenating spa.

    The 2016 event (10-13 May) is being hosted by Destination Rotorua and will be attended by 350 international tourism and travel buyers and representatives from around 300 of the country's leading tourism operators.

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    In Rotorua the land is a living  fiery presence

    In Rotorua the earth is a living presence alive and boiling and all who walk it become Tangata whenua (people of the land)

    Maori often describe themselves as Tangata whenua (people of the land) to underline their connection with their tribal home ground.

    Anyone who scents the pungent tang of Rotorua's sulphur meets the earth as Tangata whenua.

    Rotorua is home to the ancient fiery atua (god) Tamaohoi, the earth is alive and demands respect from all who walk here. .

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    Jean Gardner Batten CBE OSC

    Jean Batten Rotorua's Daughter of the Skies made our world smaller

    In 1909 Hine O te Rangi, Jean Batten CBE, 'Daughter of the Skies', to the Te Arawa people was born in Rotorua.

    In 1936 Jean Batten (28) world celebrity New Zealand's pioneer aviatrix sent Auckland into raptures when she landed her tiny Percival Gull on a small grass airstrip at Mangere after crossing the Tasman in 10 and a half hours.

    She emerged from the cockpit glamorous in makeup and white flying suit.

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    Smoke free around family and food.

    New Zealand Holiday Park ignites national smoke-free goal as it butts out cigarettes

    In what is believed to be a New Zealand-first, TOP 10 Holiday Park Russell has declared the property smoke-free.

    The popular holiday park in the Bay of Islands will be an entirely smoke-free zone from May 31, coinciding with World Smoke Free Day.

    Next Generation Holiday Parks, who manage the property, said the initiative supports the New Zealand Government's goal of a smoke-free country by 2025.

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    Milford guided walk. Fiordland. Courtesy Destination Fiordland .

    Online resources help adjust visitors to driving in New Zealand

    Ministry of Transport research and statistics shows that in the 12 months to Feb. 22 there have been 316 road deaths in New Zealand.

    In 2014 the New Zealand Herald reported that in about three-quarters of crashes, visitors were found at fault, including 11 crashes that were fatal.

    About two percent of NZ's road fatalities are caused by tourists, but challenging driving conditions in the South Island can be a trap for visitors and concerns are growing as accidents increase.

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    A Te Puia wood carving student. GoSeeNZ pic.

    GoSee gives High 5 to North Island New Zealand highway to steam, hiss and bubble adventure

    State Highway 5 at 247km is the second shortest of New Zealand's eight national highways but it is the North Island's direct route to an amazing geothermal world which steams, hisses and bubbles.

    It opens the door to New Zealand's iconic Te Puia, at Rotorua and the living Maori village of Whakarewarewa, giant Californian Redwoods in Whakarewarewa Forest, Huka Falls, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and excellent Holiday Park accommodation.

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    Front row seats with views across Tasman Bay

    Unique NZ beauty sets Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp in a world of its own

    Kaiteriteri about 60km north of Nelson is one of New Zealand's most popular seaside playgrounds with one of the best beaches in the South Island.

    Few spots boast such natural beauty and accessibility to a wide range of recreational activities as well as proximity to one of the country's most sunny national parks.

    Kaiteriteri is one of the three key gateways to Abel Tasman National Park.

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    Good to Go. Yes we are joking.

    Kees and Carol ask GoSee about Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for Jayco Starcraft caravan

    Kees and Carol asked GoSee about a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for their planned Jayco Starcraft caravan.

    A Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) does not help you adjust ball weight.

    It distributes the overall weight of the rig over all wheels- caravan and tow vehicle.

    They also want to know about ball weight restrictions. With their Ok here is the discussion for the benefit of Goseers:

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    JLT Chief Exec. Matthew Riddle

    Insurance giants partner with New Zealands tourism industry

    The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has entered into a new business partnership arrangement with two of the world's largest insurance organisations, JLT Insurance Brokers and AIG. 'As a well-respected brand, many of our members will know of AIG through their support of the All Blacks', TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.

    JLT is in a position to leverage its in-depth knowledge of the tourism landscape and has invested in a dedicated tourism team to support TIA members, Chief Executive Matthew Riddle says.

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