Monthly Archives: August 2009


Drive Time from Paroa Hotel: 1 hour and 45 minutes

On a tour


glacier-full-photoExperience one of the greatest natural wonders of New Zealand at the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier’s. Fly, walk or be guided through ice rock faces and crevasses that date back thousands of years.   


South-Westland lies in what is known as the roaring forties because of the strong prevailing westerly winds. These winds cause rain and snow to fall and on average 30 metres of snow each year. Through movement and compaction the glaciers form spectacular views and awe inspiring ice filled valley’s.


Talk to us at The Paroa Hotel and get an independent view on the best way to experience the Glaciers that is right for your budget.










rugby-jersyThe Heartland Championship is New Zealand’s amateur domestic rugby competition featuring 12 provincial teams.

The teams are split into two pools for five weeks of round robin matches. The six highest ranking teams then going on to play for the Meads Cup and the remaining six teams playing for the Lochore Cup.

The 2009 Pool A teams are: West Coast, Wairarapa Bush, Buller, Horowhenua Kapiti, Wanganui and East Coast.
The 2009 Pool B teams are: North Otago, South Canterbury, King Country, Poverty Bay, Mid Canterbury and Thames Valley.

Wanganui currently hold the Meads Cup and Poverty Bay hold the Lochore Cup.

Head along and support your local team in this exciting grassroots competition.
*West coast will take at least one of their home games to another venue – yet to be confirmed

Date: 29 August 2009

Location: Rugby Park Kick off 2.30pm

Cost: $5

Organisation: NZ Rugby Football Union