Beautiful & boutique: The Vicarage Boutique

The Vicarage has been lovingly renovated and finished with modern comforts by owners Michael and Brigitte Barker – yes, of the condiment dynasty – while retaining its grand historic character.     The Barkers have created a very polished offering, with six deluxe super king bedrooms with ensuites, which can be reconfigured to sleep up […]

Tempting Fête: Geraldine Summer Fete

Thursday 5 November is the Red Letter Day in Geraldine this year for a unique shopping event held at the spectacular Stover Garden, Main North Road Geraldine.   Bursting with over 200 high quality stalls this home, garden and lifestyle fête brings you the finest selection of creators to ensure a day of indulgence and […]

The perfect venue: Barkers Food Store

The iconic Kiwi brand that has retained its roots on the original family farm at the foot of the Southern Alps in Geraldine, marked its rich 50-year history by opening the beautiful Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery. The picturesque setting on the banks of the Waihi river, the impressive glass frame and a spacious interior unites […]

A very fine fete: Geraldine Summer Fete

This year marks the 10th birthday of Canterbury’s finest fête. Begin Cup Week celebrations early with a relaxing day out at the Geraldine Summer Fête.     On Thursday 7 November from 9:30am-4pm, 200 stalls will showcase amazing products and gifts – from gorgeous jewellery to handmade furniture and delicious food – even Pimms! Dress […]

Geraldine Summer Fete

It must be fete! Geraldine Summer Fete

Begin Cup Week celebrations early, with a relaxing country day out at the Geraldine Summer Fete – the annual event that attracts a large crowd from all over New Zealand.     Geraldine is a 90-minute scenic trip from Christchurch. On Thursday 1 November from 9:30am to 4pm, nearly 200 stalls will showcase amazing products […]