Ah great area to live. Plan (fingers crossed) to pop over on the Interislander sometime in Feb to do some tramping in Nelson Lakes. Stay in Saint Arnaud. Then hopefully to Kaiteriteri for some kayaking. My favourite place in the world.Upper Moutere, between Nelson and Motueka. Weather getting better now, should be around 24 or so today.
All my kids currently live in Welly, can't beat it on a good day, but they are few and far between