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Category: Travel / Lifestyle

oamaru town Travel / Lifestyle

17 September 2021

Old World Charm in Oamaru

The town of Oamaru was laid out in 1858 by Otago’s surveyor John Turnbull Thomson, who named the streets after British rivers. The town is famous for its many buildings made from locally quarried limestone (known as Oamaru Stone), over 70 buildings registered as...

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IMG 1052 Travel / Lifestyle

1 July 2021

The Great Escape

Reflecting on the past year, projecting the future growth of the company and having a whole lot of fun were the themes for this year’s Star staff retreat. Nicknamed ‘The Great Escape Coromandel 21’ it started 7am Saturday morning at Auckland’s Ardmore airport. Our...

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Oamaru4 Travel / Lifestyle

1 July 2021

Oamaru - Getting punked in North Otago

The town of Oamaru was laid out in 1858 by Otago’s surveyor John Turnbull Thomson, who named the streets after British rivers. The town is famous for its many buildings made from locally quarried limestone (known as Oamaru Stone), over 70 buildings registered as...

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GO GERALDINE 0055 Travel / Lifestyle

4 February 2021

Gorgeous Geraldine

The township of Geraldine is located around 140km south of Christchurch.  It is nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps and the gateway to the lakes in the central Mackenzie Basin.It has a history of milling timber and numerous sheep stations dotted around...

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IMG 2023 News

5 August 2020

Exploring the Sound

The Southland weather was looking perfect for the first weekend of Level 2, and it was my birthday so I decided to celebrate by re-visiting Milford Sound with some friends. The fiord is our most popular tourist attraction with over a million people visiting...

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HanmerSprings2 Travel / Lifestyle

14 April 2020

Hanging out in Hanmer

There is no doubting that Hanmer Springs is synonymous with the Hanmer Springs Hot Pools and although we like a good old soak there is so much more to explore in this area!The town is surrounded by dramatic mountains and towering forests.  There are some...

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Rotorua Canopy Tours Ultimate 254 1500x1000 Travel / Lifestyle

1 September 2019

Zipping around in Rotorua

This years Star Insurance weekend away, “Celebrating Success” saw all 30 of our staff head off for an adventure in Rotorua.Our weekend started early Saturday morning at Auckland airport for a McDonald’s breakfast before our flight to Rotorua. Air NZ however had other ideas,...

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