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Wednesday July 19, 2017

A C T I V E winter

If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you!

New Zealand’s Wildlife paradise

See the Australasian Little Penguin up close and personal! Pohatu Penguins offers unique nature and sea kayak tours from Akaroa, Banks Peninsula. 03 304 8542 021 246 9556 tours@pohatu.co.nz www.pohatu.co.nz

Thriving wildlife on the South Island is not only a must-see for animal lovers but a natural spectacle for young and old. The yellow-eyed penguin, also known as hoiho, is one of the rarest and tallest penguins and well-known from New Zealand’s five dollar note. They live along the coast lower east coast of the South Island – most notably around Banks and Otago Peninsula, and around Oamaru. The east coast is also home to the king of the skies, the royal albatross. Albatrosses are the world’s largest seabirds with a wing-span of up to three metres and a weight of approximately nine kilos.

Roof racks to fit most vehicles Having your roof racks fitted easily is what the Roof Rack Centre technicians do for you. From working out what racks you need, through to installation you’ll be looked after. Our free fitting service for many vehicles also

Going hunting?

or just after the scenery?

Milford Helicopters make it breathtaking getting there! • Sutherland Falls • Glaciers Galore • Mitre Peak • Milford to Queenstown • Milford to Te Anau

• The Grand Tour • Aerial Photography • Hiking/tramping transport • Hunter transport Milford Helicopters Located at Milford Sound, Ph: 03 249 8384 milford.helicopters@xtra.co.nz

So close to the Ice Action! We are the closest motel (300m) to Dunedin Ice Skating Stadium where all curling, ice hockey and figure skating are housed.

While many albatrosses nest on small islands offshore Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula is a hot spot for viewing the mighty bird. Milford Sound in Fiordland is a true Eden for the southern fur seals that inhabit the sound all year round and can often be seen basking in the sun. Bottlenose dolphins are commonly seen in Milford Sound along with occasional visits from dusky dolphins. Fiordland crested penguins are also regulars along the west coast. Visitors are almost guaranteed an encounter with New Zealand’s cheekiest parrot the kea.

means you have everything to gain by talking to us first. The Roof Rack Centre staff are local and keen sportsmen and women. Our people are easy to talk to and are used to talking in layman's terms.

We understand the importance of getting the correct roof rack to secure your valuable gear. Every load is different, so we need to be adaptable to come up with the safest system for the job.

Pohatu is the largest Australasian

Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Francis and Shireen Helps have worked over the last three decades protecting White-flippered Penguins (Eudyptula minor albosignata), Canterbury’s own vari-

ant of Australasian Little Penguin, from introduced predators and have won recognition in a number of awards for their work in penguin and habitat conservation. Because of the sensitive wildlife habitat only guided groups are taken into the breeding colony to view the White-flip-

pered Penguins. Pohatu Penguins/Plunge NZ LTD offers unique nature and sea kayak tours from Akaroa, New Zealand. The tour options all visit Pohatu Marine Reserve at a small coastal bay nestled between dramatic volcanic headlands on Banks Peninsula.

Milford Helicopters is owned and operated by Jeff & Natalie Shanks in Te Anau. Chief pilot Jeff Shanks has been flying in the Fiordland area since 1986. Milford Helicopters was formed in 1988 with one helicopter based in Milford

Sound, and in 1996 purchased a second helicopter which is also based in Milford Sound. The current helicopters are a AS350 B2 Squirrel and a AS 350 B3 both with a passenger capacity of six. The third machine is a McDonnell Douglas 500E with a passenger capacity of four.

Milford Helicopters is the only aviation firm with an office and hangar buildings at Milford Sound aerodrome. Milford Helicopters holds a Department of Conservation concession for landings and work in Fiordland National Park No. AS 37847

The Adrian Motel offers perfect holiday accommodation, with St Kilda Beach across the road. We are close to Dunedin’s many activities and attractions. Just a 15 minute stroll down the beach and you can be part of the ever-growing cafe/restaurant scene at

St Clair Beach. A short 10 minute drive and you are in the Dunedin city centre, hospital, university and the new Forsyth Barr Rugby Stadium. We welcome family groups, sports teams, travellers and corporates to stay in our affordable high quality Dunedin

accommodation. Ideal for large groups heading to weddings at Glenfalloch Gardens. Only 1km to Hope and Sons Funeral Home. We are the closest motel (300m) to Dunedin Ice Skating Stadium where all curling, ice hockey and figure skating are housed.

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF HOLIDAYS - FIT YOUR ROOF BOXES NOW! Don't be disappointed by missing out Also see us about Snow Chains In on quir bo e a xe bo s a ut nd fre ro e fi of tt ra ing ck s

FREEPHONE:

0800 455 200

101 Queens Drive, Dunedin adrianmotel@xtra.co.nz www.adrianmotel.co.nz

027 477 6911 or 477 6911 | wellington@roofrackcentre.co.nz 2F No.2 Centennial Highway, Ngauranga

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