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2011/2012 Fishing Trips

Posted by Mike on 13 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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We have had a wonderful season fishing with large catches of Snapper, gurnard, Terikihi and even several King fish

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Vista del Sol hosts South African Visitors

Posted by Mike on 18 November 2011 | 0 Comments

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Vista del Sol hosted South Africans for a RWC 2011 Business Club event

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Chinese Chefs from Guangzhou

Posted by Mike on 16 August 2011 | 0 Comments

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On Thursday 4th August a group of 16 Chinese Chef Tutors from the Guangzhou Vocational School of Business and Tourism in Guangzhou (Canton) visited Vista del Sol to review a 5 star quality home and hosted accommodation in New Zealand.  This was part of a two week tour of New Zealand hosted by the Whitireia Polytechnic Chef School. The group asked many questions, sampled examples of desserts prepared with different methods of cooking by Lynette, examined the property in detail, reviewed a breakfast setting and took many photos. Mike and Lynette also asked many questions of them which will assist Vista del Sol in preparing to host future groups of Chinese tourists.  A great time was had by all and it was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion. 

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Fishing Trip and Dinner from Vista del Sol

Posted by on 4 April 2011 | 0 Comments

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Saturday was a lovely day - clear, calm conditions - as usual we had gentlemans hours and went fishing mid morning - what a great day - snapper, terikihi, 5lb blue cod, AND a Tuna - most unusual for our area and the first I have caught in our local waters. We were travelling between Peka Peka, where we caught the snapper to North End Kapiti Island and spied a fast moving school of fish with birds feeding on bait fish - we slowed, over the side went a lure and as we were approaching the school a hard fighting 5.5kg Albacore took the lure. Also seen were dolphins under the boat, and a seal - other inedible fish included baracuda, perch and small cod and terikihi

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Baby Tui at Vista del Sol, Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Kapiti

Posted by Mike on 8 January 2010 | 0 Comments

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The Tui were nesting in the large Banksia - they were quite aggressive chasing the sparrows away - we have been rewarded with a baby Tui pictured here - it does not sing - just follows its mother around squarking - baby Tui do not have a white bib, it was happy to flap between the banksia nesting tree and the Pohutakawa where it tended to hop around the branches calling for mum, after short clumsy flights it started following her to food trees further around the property.  In the last three weeks as all the Pohutakawa have come into flower more Tui have been in the garden, mating, chasing each other and defending a new nest in a newly flowering Pohutakawa from sparrows.

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Vista Del Sol Official Opening

Posted by Mike on 25 November 2009 | 0 Comments

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The Honorable Nathan Guy and her Worhip the Mayor of Kapiti Jenny Rowan officially opened Vista del Sol on the 16th November 2009 at 6.15pm in front of a 80 person gathering of tourism activity operators, Enterprise Kapiti and Porirua staff, Professionals, Neighbours, Building Consultants and supporters.

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