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Apr 7, 2006 - Belfast, New Zealand

Much to our surprise and entertainment, we found Christchurch to have a lot of street names, villages and suburbs named after Irish names and places. For instance, we saw an Armagh Street, Conamara Road, Antrim Road, and yes, even a suburb called BELFAST! (Mom, there was also a suberb called Shirley too!) We had to go and see what it was all about, but besides a Belfast Veternary Clinic and a Belfast Shopping Centre, there wasn't much. Worth the detour though. As we went further south from Christchurch, we spotted a lot of roads and places...

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Oct 6, 2003 - Wine & Port Hills

Kate had to go back to work today but Ann, Paul and I decided to drive north to Waipara to investigate some of the wineries there. They had already visited some wineries further north (such as Church Road) but these were the first Canterbury wines. First stop was Waipara Springs winery, quite a small operation north-east of the village. They had a small tasting area and a terrace to eat lunch on and we duly partook of both. The wines were quite good, the best of which was their 2002 Reisling. We chatted briefly with one of the owners,...

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