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Linden Leaves and Touch of Spice Competition

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Be in to win a weekend at the exclusive Tahapuke Touch of Spice Luxury Villa in the Bay of Islands for you and 3 friends.

Touch of Spice have partnered with the fabulous New Zealand skincare company Linden Leaves with a wonderful competition - the chance to win weekend at the exclusive Tahapuke Touch of Spice Luxury Villa in the Bay of Islands.

Stock up on your own pampering and skincare needs and get your gifting sorted for Christmas to be in to win a thoroughly fabulous weekend away for you and your nearest and dearest this summer. Entries are available with purchases of $250 or more of your Linden Leaves favourites.

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The competition is running New Zealand wide at the following stores:

Smith & Caughey`s 
Queen Street and Newmarket, Auckland

Kirkcaldie & Stains
Quay Street, Wellington

Cashel Street, Christchurch

Arthur Barnett

Wilkinsons Pharmacy

H&J Smith

Full terms and conditions are available in store.

In addition visit the new Linden Leaves Pop Up Store in Smith & Caughy`s Queen Street. This great new concept space is located at the Elliott Street end of the Beauty and Fragrance Galleries on the ground floor.

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New Mini Site for Villa South Pacific Wanaka

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The stunning property Villa South Pacific now has it's own mini site providing more information on this beautiful villa.

The new Villa South Pacific mini site can be accessed via Villa South Pacific`s listing on our Luxury Accommodation site  - http://www.touchofspice.co.nz/luxury-accommodation/accommodation/new-zealand/wanaka/villa-south-pacific.aspx or via the web link directly http://www.villasouthpacificwanaka.co.nz/

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Why not check it out and view the fabulous images of this magnificent house, and read about the great facilities on offer - pool, tennis court, pizza oven, outdoor spa to name but a few!

Contact our Travel & Leisure team today to discuss how you can be sitting in the sun by this pool this summer!

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Stunning new website launched for 21 Mathias

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21 Mathias, one of our exclusive villas located in Queenstown, has launched a fabulous new website.

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Check out 21 Mathias` new website at www.21mathias.co.nz

This stunning villa is located just a few mintues drive from central Queenstown and is the perfect holiday home for your trip to Queenstown, in winter or summer.

Situated in Arthurs Point, 21 Mathias is just a few minutes dirve from Coronet Peak so perfectly placed for skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer.

Contact our Travel & Leisure team for further information or visit the new 21 Mathias website!

21 Mathias

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Fiordland Lodge, one of the most remotely situated lodges in New Zealand, has been named as the best in its class at this year??s prestigious Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence.

Fiordland Lodge on the Te Anau-Milford Highway has taken out the title of Best Accommodation category. Hospitality New Zealand chief executive Bruce Robertson said it was highly encouraging to see the overall winner of the award go to a regional venue outside of the big cities.

"Fiordland Lodge and the other award winners reflect an incredible amount of passion and commitment to their businesses, and ultimately to their customers. They rightly deserve to be recognised as the best in their class, anywhere in New Zealand."
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Congratulations to Andy Cunningham and his award winning team.

For more information on Fiordland Lodge, visit http://www.touchofspice.co.nz/luxury-accommodation/accommodation/te-anau,-fiordland/fiordland-lodge.aspx

To book contact our Travel & Leisure team at http://www.touchofspice.co.nz/luxury-accommodation/contact-us.aspx

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Jacqui was interviewed on TV One's AMP Business today!

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Check out Jacqui's interview on TV NZ's AMP Business programme this morning when she was interviewed as part of their Growing Business section.

Jacqui`s full interview can be viewed on TV One`s website - 


AMP Business

Credit - TVNZ AMP Business.

Or you can view it on our Facebook page


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Stay at the Auckland apartment where the All Blacks partied!

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If you want to follow in your heros' footsteps, why not stay at the apartment on Auckland's Viaduct where some of the winning All Blacks team celebrated their famous victory after the Final Sunday evening!

This stunning 4 bedroom apartment is available for rental - with a fabulous central city location on Auckland`s Viaduct, and magnificent harbour views from the expansive private balconies, you too can live in lap of luxury and experience a little bit of life as a World Champion rugby player!

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Some of the winning All Blacks side enjoyed magnums of Moet champagne and partied with a number of celebrities as they celebrated their famous victory over France to bring the World Cup home after 24 long years.


Contact our Travel & Leisure team for further information on this world champion property as well as availability and rates.


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Southerly has it's own Facebook page!

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Southerly is a one of the most stunning properties in the Touch of Spice Private Villa Collection, and the house now enjoys it's own Facebook page!

This fabulous house is located just a few minutes drive from central Queenstown and yet is extremely private and secluded. Enjoying magnificent lake and mountain views, 4 bedrooms and 2 lounge areas complete with original Kiwi art, it truely is a wonderful private holiday retreat.

Check out Southerly`s Facebook page here -


If you like it, please `like` it!

For more information on Southerly, to check availability or rates, please visit http://www.touchofspice.co.nz/luxury-accommodation/accommodation/rural-queenstown/southerly-queenstown.aspx Touch of Spice Southerly.jpg

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Sharpen Up Your Cooking Skills!

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We are delighted to feature in this article about adding a cooking class to your New Zealand holiday which is now on Tourism New Zealand's website.

Adding a cooking class to your New Zealand holiday is a tasty way to create amazing memories. You`ll get hands-on experience with Pacific Rim cuisine.

Every part of New Zealand has its food and wine specialties. Different types of fish and shellfish, specific fruit and vegetables that thrive in the local climate, cheeses from artisan producers and climate-matched grape varieties. And the very best way to get acquainted with these local specialties, and some of the local people as well, is to find a cooking class and tie on your apron.

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Some cooking experiences are tied to your accommodation choices. For example, if you stay in one of a Touch of Spice private villas, you have the option of a personal chef who can provide cooking lessons, as well as gourmet meals that suit your tastes. Dave Miller, one of the Touch of Spice in-house chefs, often finds that meal preparation times turn into cooking lessons. He`s also known to entertain the resident children with cookie-making sessions.

View the full article on the Tourism New Zealand website.


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Fiordland Lodge is New Zealand's only ORVIS Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge and also offers guided hunting, trekking, Scenic, Nature, and Birdwatching excursions.

Experience some back to nature time at the beautiful Fiordland Lodge at Te Anau. Experience the challenges of fly fishing, the delights of birdwatching or marvel at the outstanding natural beauty surrounding you on guideing treks and walks. New Zealand at it`s very best!

Touch of Spice Travel & Leisure division would be delighted to include a stay at Fiordland Lodge as part of your trip to New Zealand.

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Oneroa Bay Vineyard, Waiheke Island - simply stunning!

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We are delighted to showcase this stunning property on Waiheke Island - the perfect holiday retreat!

This house, on the working vineyard at Oneroa Bay, boasts spectacular views, privacy and comfort, all just a short ferry ride from the bustling city centre of Auckland. Sleeping up to 16 guests, the house is the perfect option for 2 or 3 families travelling together. Contact our Travel & Leisure team today who will be delighted to advise on availabilty and rates.

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