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Tininn Lodge, New Zealand

About The Tininn, Culverden, North Canterbury, New Zealand

  • 1.5 hrs drive from Christchurch
  • 3 bedrooms, separate lounge and dining areas
  • Secluded quiet location
  • Hosts: Murray & Deirdre Sisson
  • Altitude: 300 Metres
  • Features: Golf, fishing, hunting, hot mineral springs, horse trekking, scenic flights, skiing, tramping, mt. biking, photography, farm tours.
  • Climate: Low rainfall, typical inland NZ

Contact Info:

Tininn
13 Pahau St
Culverden
North Canterbury
Phone: 64 3 315 8060
eMail: thesisson@clear.net.nz

 

New Zealand Information

  • 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+12). 
  • New Zealand operates daylight saving time which commences on the last Sunday in Sept., when 2.00am becomes 3.00am, and ends on the first Sunday in April of the following year, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am, or GMT+13.
  • International dialing code is 64
  • Money is $NZ dollar and is usually less than the US and Aust. dollar. Credit cards and EFT POS widely available.
  • Language: English predominates
  • Health: high grade medical and emergency facilities available. 111 is the ph. number for emergencies


Welcome to Tininn Lodge Bed & Breakfast News...

Sunday, July 8, 2012....

MORE PHOTOS FROM THE TWO SISTERS OPENING

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden.20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.

It is always exciting when a new business opens in Culverden.

The Two Sisters opened yesterday in Culverden.

Here are some more photos taken before the opening.


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I am so glad that I was able to take photos before the opening - it was packed yesterday,which was great for Wanda and Elizabeth but not so good for photo taking!!!

posted by Deirdre  # 12:30 PM 0 Comments

Friday, July 6, 2012....

TWO SISTERS - NEW STORE IN CULVERDEN

Today I was lucky enough to have a look around the new store in Culverden which will be selling Artisan Foods,Fine Wine,Decor, Furnishings and Books.

I think the photos speak for themselves.


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A great selection of Books.


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Wine and a variety of cheeses together with a Weka.A chopping Board


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Great for gifts or a little treat for yourself.


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Just love this lamp - wonder if any of my family are reading this?


These photos are a small selection of the goods available.

Will post more photos tomorrow.

posted by Deirdre  # 4:57 PM 0 Comments

EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING IN CULVERDEN

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Getting ready for the big day tomorrow!!!!


posted by Deirdre  # 12:28 PM 0 Comments

Sunday, November 20, 2011....

FLOWERS AROUND THE HOUSE:

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden.20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.


Here we are and it's just about December - thought I would put up some photos of flowers etc.This year I have put a lot of old favorites in pots.


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This Rhodo was given to me by my old work place - origionally I had it in a pot but have now planted it in the garden.


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For about the last five years I have grown strawberries in pots - I find it much easier to manage this way.Think it must be all the rain that we've had as I've never seen so many flowers on the plants.So heres hoping for a bumper crop!!


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Even one of the Weka.A planter boxes has come in handy for lettuces.


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I love panseys and have several planted in pots at the front door.These lovely yellow ones remind me of smiley faces - these were also planted with daffodils - shame I didn't get an earlier photo.


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More panseys!


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In a gardening magazine I read about planting a variety of bulbs for a longer flowering period.So in this pot I planted hyacinths,daffodils and iris's - they have been flowering for weeks and still allow the foliage to die down naturally!! I was very pleased with the result!!

That's all for now - be happy.


Deirdre

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posted by Deirdre  # 6:07 PM 0 Comments

Tuesday, November 1, 2011....

HERE AND THERE!

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden.20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.

Well what a year it has been - and here we are at Spring and not long until Christmas.


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This lovely old gum tree has been at the end of the property for ages.Last year it started to look a bit worse for wear and by the end of winter it was obviously dead.Guys arrived on Sunday to cut it done.


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They obviously knew what they were doing as they had it done in no time at all.
I asked if I could take some photos and there first comment was "is it for insurance purposes?" and the next comment was if they had known they were going to be photographed they would have had a shave!
I really enjoy people with a sense of humour!!


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By the end of the day they had cleaned up and left.Rather a sad end to such a fine old tree,but no doubt the wood will keep some people warm next winter.



posted by Deirdre  # 3:46 PM 0 Comments

Friday, September 2, 2011....

A NEW FIRE STATION FOR CULVERDEN

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden.20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.


Culverden is getting a new Fire Station.Below are three photos taken on the 15 July showing the progress


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This is taken looking down Stock Road to the Main Road


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This is taken looking from the Main Road up Stock Road.

The New Zealand Fire Service and Culverden Volunteer Fire Brigade cordially invite all ex Brigade members and members of the public to the opening of the new Fire Station on Stock Road, Culverden,on Saturday 24th September at 2.00pm The official ceremony will be at 2.30pm and will be followed by afternoon tea.


We had another small snow fall this morning but followed by a beautiful sunny day.

Spring is here!

The noise of the bees in the plum tree at the back of the deck is amazing.

Be happy and keep warm!!!

posted by Deirdre  # 4:28 PM 0 Comments

Sunday, July 3, 2011....

COUSINS GETTING TOGETHER.

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden.20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.

Last month a few cousins got together for a Pot Luck Lunch to welcome Richard and Raewyn to Christchurch from Rotorua.The lunch was held at Maurice and Tracey's place at South Eyreton.They have a beautiful place which they run as a Bed and Breakfast,host weddings and events.


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I managed to take a few photos - but what usually happens is that I get so engrossed talking to everyone that I forget to get photos of everyone!
Anyway here are the photos - of some of my 42 1st cousins! and Maurice and Tracey's beautiful home.


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Maurice,Tom,husband of Madge,and Madge.


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Tracey - in background - Gregg and his wife Lois.


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Raewyn (in front),Lou my aunt,Tracey,her daughter Emily,and Greg.


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Colin husband of Lou, Lou, and her daughter in law Lois


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Beautiful Mirror in Entrance way.


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Huge candelabra also in entrance way.


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BBQ area next to the Pool


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Swimming pool and spa.


It was great catching up with everyone - Thank you again Maurice and Tracey!!

posted by Deirdre  # 4:30 PM 0 Comments

Thursday, June 9, 2011....

CONGRATULATIONS EVAN

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden.20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.

Last weekend we travelled down to Twizel to attend the Gold Star Presentation for our nephew Evan.The Gold Star is presented by the New Zealand Fire Service for 25 years service.It was lovely to catch up with family and friends.I even caught up with a woman that I hadn't seen for 42 years!!!


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Proud daughters: Summer and Chelsea.


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Evan's partner Vicki


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Evan's brother in law Neil and sister Veronica - our niece.


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Evan,his mother Rae,sister in law Ali and brother Ken.


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Proud Father.

Evan and his Dad - my brother Malcolm.

A great night was had by all!

Next time you hear a Fire siren - give a thought to those guys who go out night and day to keep us safe.

Well done Evan - we are all very proud of you.


posted by Deirdre  # 2:14 PM 0 Comments

Sunday, May 8, 2011....

HE'S AT IT AGAIN

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden.20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.

I did say many months ago that I would keep you up to date with the farmers billboard in his paddock.
Well this is the latest one - there was an F there but he must have decided to change it.

Given all the Earthquakes that have happened since Sept 4 I think the comment is very relevant!!!


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Let's hope the earthquakes are coming to an end and people can start rebuilding their lives.

Keep safe Deirdre

posted by Deirdre  # 4:21 PM 0 Comments

Saturday, September 18, 2010....

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR!!

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden.20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.

Our daughter and son in law live just outside Rangiora.

Just before you get to their place there lives a farmer with a great sense of humour.

Out in the middle of one of his paddocks he has put up a large notice board on which he comments on various topics.Every time we drive past and see a new topic I make the comment" wish I had my camera with me!"

About three weeks ago I did have my camera with me and you can see the result.


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I don't know who the farmer is - but I appreciate his thought provoking comments and in future I will attempt to publish more of them.

Deirdre

posted by Deirdre  # 10:15 AM 0 Comments

Friday, September 17, 2010....

GUESS WHAT WE WOKE UP TO?

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden. 20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.

Well we were certainly woken with the big earthquake on the 4th September and have felt some of the aftershocks since.We really feel for the people struggling in Christchurch and hope that the aftershocks stop soon.We have heard on the news that there were six aftershocks in an hour last night - very scary for people.

This morning we were woken with a different noise - lots of trucks and people talking. This is unusual for us as our street is usually very quiet.This is what we saw!


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They had moved a new house in over the road from us and had managed to get stuck in the wet grass. Then they brought in a frontend loader to pull the truck out!


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It is now 2pm and the house is in place but still up on stilts - all is quiet!


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All that is left is the deep tyre marks from where the truck got stuck.I was very relieved that they missed the plane trees that were planted there last year!You can see one of them in the first picture - there are actually three of them - platanus acerifolia and they apparently grow to about 20 metres +! Doubt if I will be around to see them get that big!

Till next time -take care.






posted by Deirdre  # 2:24 PM 0 Comments

Sunday, August 8, 2010....

GROWING PUMPKINS IN CULVERDEN

Greetings from Tininn Lodge - Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Culverden - 20 minutes from Hanmer Springs and 90 minutes from Christchurch.


It's a cold and miserable day today and snow is expected - so what better idea than to catch people up with life in Culverden.

Earlier in the year Bruce (the other half of Weka.A )
commented that he had rather a large pumpkin growing in his garden.I'm embarrassed to say that we didn't take a lot of notice!
However when he sent us the following photos I just couldn't believe it.


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Then we thought perhaps he had enlarged the photo!


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Well this next photo showed us the pumpkin in the garden near the garage - it was certainly big!


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Later on it was harvested and the big question became"what to do with it?".People suggested that because it was so big that it wouldn't be any good to eat.

So Murray and Bruce decided to have a competition so that people could guess the weight and the proceeds would go to The Culverden Plunket.


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Tickets were sold and the person who guessed the correct weight won a Seedling Tray and Planter Box donated by Weka.A


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Murray is taking the pumpkin down to Amuri Transport to be weighed.It weighted a massive 86.6 kg and the prize was won by a local Shane from Mouse Point


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The Seedling Tray and Planter Box that was won for guessing the correct weight of the pumpkin.


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Much to everyones surprise the pumpkin was fine to eat - so there are a lot of people with pumpkin soup in their freezers this year.


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As for next years pumpkins - well who knows?!




posted by Deirdre  # 4:23 PM 0 Comments

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