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The Village Theatre now has their full monthly programme available on their website.

The Village Theatre Society Inc. is a  non-profit organisation that has been providing the people of Golden Bay with an entertainment venue since 1987.

The Village Theatre has evolved from it’s humble beginnings to become the venue it is today, with comfortable seating and state of the art projection and sound equipment.

They strive to offer a range of movies that cater to all tastes as well as live shows and events. The venue is also available for hire.

Their website is www.villagetheatre.org.nz

Congratulations to Eagles Nest for being given a 98.9% rating as one of the hotels in the world for ambiance and design.

This is what the judges had to say:

High on a bluff overlooking the Bay of Islands on New Zealand’s North Island, the five-villa Eagles Nest combines privacy and great service with style.

X FACTOR
The ultra-chic villas are a slick design fantasy with glass walls and chrome bathrooms. Four villas have infinity-edged lap pools overlooking the ocean.

FOOD
The extensive wine cellar stocks the best New Zealand and Australian wines.

SERVICE
The resort’s chefs provide in-villa dining, and in-villa massage and fitness sessions with a personal trainer can be arranged.

FACILITES
Activities include waterskiing, diving, kayaking, tennis and golf.

COST
Doubles from NZ$1,407

Check out the full Gold List at www.cntraveller.com/GoldList/2008/

Small group biking holidays in Africa, New Zealand, Chile & China.

Escape Adventures are a small New Zealand based company. They are passionate about biking and driven by the reward that comes from leading the sort of cycling adventure that will touch your soul and you’ll remember forever.

John and Mandy have researched biking routes and nurtured relationships so you can truly immerse yourself in your mountain biking or cycling trip and make your own unique personal encounter.

Their biking routes are made up of a range of dirt, 4 wheel drive and paved roads suitable for anyone with a good fitness level. The biking trips are guided and catered by them and fully vehicle supported so you can experience the best of the landscape, people, culture and wildlife with the comfort and security of a vehicle to carry your gear, or you if you need a break from cycling.

A maximum of 10 bikers (plus Escape crew) ensures that your biking adventure is a personal one and they minimise their impact on the environments and communities they visit.

Small groups also mean that Escape Adventures can offer the best of themselves, always provide fresh and healthy meals, and keep their equipment in top condition.

Their new website can be viewed at www.escapeadventures.co.nz. Check it out.

Even if you don’t sign up for one of their fantastic adventures, be sure to check out their great photos in their photo library.

Atholwood

February 13, 2008

URL:www.atholwood.co.nz

Atholwood is a unique, luxury retreat offering you serenity in comfort and style.

Let the outside world melt away as you lose yourself in Atholwood’s stunning park-like setting and elegant accommodation.

Located in the heart of Nelson’s apple growing region, Atholwood is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Wander through hidden pathways on the secluded 2.2 acres of landscaped gardens. Marvel in magnificent views of the Waimea estuary and impressive mountains as you soak in the salt water pool or spa. Lavish in the well-appointed suites and apartments. You’ll forget that the rest of the world even exists.