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    Pen-y-bryn’s Book Now Available!

    Just about a year ago, James and I began to contemplate putting together a book to fill a gap that we perceived existed in the Oamaru marketplace. Despite the fact that Oamaru is easily one of the most beautiful towns in New Zealand, and that…
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    Pen-y-bryn Honey

    For the past seven years, when explaining to guests what we have on offer at breakfast I always say "we make everything here", and make an exception for the honey, which we would purchase from local beekeepers. Well, that's a thing of the past now,…
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    Kaikoura Earthquake

    Our hearts go out to all those who were affected by the 14 November earthquake in the area of Kaikoura. The earthquake, which hit in the early hours of the morning, resulted in two fatalities and significant changes to the landscape of that corner of…
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    Experience the NZ Luxury Lodge Gourmet Trail

    [caption id="attachment_1279" align="alignleft" width="232"] The NZ Luxury Lodge Gourmet Trail[/caption] Pen-y-bryn Lodge is very pleased to be one of four luxury lodges sprinkled across New Zealand that form the new "New Zealand Luxury Lodge Gourmet Trail". This group of unique luxury lodges share a number…
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    Pen-y-bryn Lodge Featured on TVNZ

    The host of TVNZ's popular Kiwi Living programme, Miriama Kamo, recently paid a visit to us at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, and the resulting segment appeared this week on the show. Kiwi Living features several segments each week, from cooking with famed Kiwi chef Michael van de Elzen, to household…
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    Celebrate Truffles and Springtime with Us!

    [caption id="attachment_1268" align="alignleft" width="225"] NZ Black Truffles[/caption] Few people know that New Zealand produces excellent black truffles (tuber melanosporum), the equal of their famous siblings from Europe. To help celebrate the current season, we are hosting a special dinner on 17 September 2016 that will…
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    Special Offer for the Cooler Months

    Oamaru and the Waitaki District are great to visit during the cooler months of the year. Not only is the weather during the autumn and winter far more reliably clear than during the summer, but the attractions that have made our area one of New…
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    Smartphone App Ready for Download

    There is a great deal to see and do in the Oamaru area, and quite a few people use Oamaru as a base from which to explore Dunedin and Waimate, both of which are within an hour or so by car. To help our guests…
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    2015 Gingerbread House Unveiled!

    [caption id="attachment_1218" align="alignleft" width="600"] Gingerbread Waitaki District Council[/caption] Every year since 1997 we have created a gingerbread house as part of our holiday decorations, generally modelled on an architectural marvel that we visited during the year during our own holidays. Since this year we did not…
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    Pen-y-bryn’s Sous Chef Competes in Young Chef Competition

    Ashley Baty, since early 2014 the sous chef at Pen-y-bryn, has just competed against young chefs from all over New Zealand in the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs competition held annually by the New Zealand bailliage of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. This august group, with 25,000 members…
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