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Papamoa hooks into first wave in Hema Maps run of NZ TravelSmart Club member prizes

March 24, 2011
Papamoa hooks into first wave in Hema Maps run of NZ TravelSmart Club member prizes

Kiwi GoSee TravelSmart Club members can win a Hema Maps guide in the next four TravelSmart Club member monthly prize draws. This month the first Hema Maps prize guide goes to a Papamoa Gosee winner. Papamoa is the biggest suburb in the City of Tauranga. Papamoa Beach is renowned for its fishing, surfing and the Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park.

As a surfing spot, Papamoa is underrated and has often been seen as the 'poor cousin' to Mount Maunganui. Papmoa, in the Bay of Plenty, in New Zealand's North Island is one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand.

Hema Motorhome & Camping Atlas, 3rd edition for NZ valued at $34.95

The winner is: Graeme Williams Papamoa New Zealand. The Hema range of guides includes the Hema Motorhome & Camping Atlas for New Zealand which is a guide to short term parking, camping grounds, caravan parks, rest areas, and motorhome dump stations.

It contains more than 1200 sites, scenic sites, GPS co-ordinates, pet friendly sites and author recommended sites.

The New Zealand Motorhome and Camping Atlas includes the complete 3rd edition of the New Zealand Touring Atlas. To make it easy to find the sites you are interested in, all of the sites are shown on the road atlas which is now included in the back section of the book. Simply view the maps for the areas that you wish to travel, find the relevant numbers for the areas that interest you then locate the number in the listing of motorhome parks, campsites and rest areas for all the information about the site you have chosen.

Each entry gives details of the site's facilities, as well as useful information, like who to contact for bookings, GPS coordinates and author recommendations.

For Australian GoSee TravelSmart Club members the New TravelSmart Club Member for February wins a Mogo Zoo (double adult pass valued at $46).

The winner is: Graham Cannon Bateau Bay, New South Wales. Founded on the vision of Bill and Sally Padey who got things rolling in 1989 Mogo Zoo is a founding member of Australasian Species Management Program and plays a leading role in various breeding programs. Mogo Zoo's core focus is it is committed to the survival of endangered species. The collection of species under the threat of extinction is Mogo Zoo's driver. The zoo's conservation work in relation to the endangered Red Panda is recognised internationally. Mogo Zoo is not government funded and relies heavily on business sponsorship. GoSee is among Mogo Zoo's sponsors and we have adopted the White Lions which are unique to the NSW South Coast zoo. Mogo Zoo is out of the ordinary with staff who, know love and want to share their fascination with beautiful animals.

Mogo Zoo is an organisation committed to the survival of endangered animals and to provide world standard facilities for over 200 animals of more than 42 rare and exotic species, including the White Lions of

'Timbavati'. Mogo Zoo also boasts the largest collection of primates in any private zoo in Australia.

As an institutional member of the zoo and aquarium association, Mogo Zoo works closely with all major Australasian zoos, cooperating in various species management programs. Mogo Zoo is also actively involved in many global breeding programs. Open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week Mogo Zoo is only closed on Christmas Day. The zoo recommends a minimum of two hours for a visit to the zoo. Visit are best planned to include keeper talks and feeding sessions which start at *10.30 am and 1.45 pm each day.

*Times may vary during school holiday periods.

Mogo Zoo at 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo is minutes (10km) south of the water world of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

Other winners:

Gas Covers One personalized cover. The winner is: Lorraine Muir, Inverloch Victoria.

The Caravan Gas cover has Velcro to go around the outside of bottle holder or BBQ Gas Cover. It is all in one piece and just pulls over the bottle. (Value including delivery $40). Caravan or barbecue enthusiast who wants to improve the look of their caravan and barbecue gas bottles now have GasCovers as an option.

The GasCovers protect gas cylinders from exposure to weather.

They are UV resistant. GasCovers come in various attractive designs and colours.

They are easily fitted and removed and Gas Covers can be personalised easily. GasCovers perk up the overall look of caravans and barbecues and can stand out from the crowd with a personalised GasCover message on standard designs.The Australian-designed gas bottle covers are made of durable heavy-duty neoprene built to go the distance.

GoSee has a prize from Australia's famous cold climate wine area at Murrumbateman near Canberra. Doonkuna Winery Estate provides a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine.This is a continuing prize from Doonkuna this year. Doonkuna Winery 1 bottle red and 1 bottle white wine. The winner is: Tony Shaw, Scoresby Victoria. Doonkuna is a Canberra region cool climate, family and function friendly winery five minutes from the relaxed township of Murrumbateman (NSW) and 30 minutes along the Barton Highway from the National Capital.The 50 acre vineyard and winery was established in 1972. Doonkuna's wine label carries the family crest of Dr Barry and Maureen Moran who since 1996 have expanded the vine plantings.

Doonkuna's wines are Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Cian is Doonkuna's sparkling wine and the Rising Ground series is Chardonnay and Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon

Hayman Reese One Hitch Pin Lock (Value $30). The winner is: Don Ehlers, Australind Western Australia. GoSee uses the Hitch Pin Lock to protect our Hayman Reese Weight Distribution shanks on all four of our towing vehicles. GoSee has also evaluated a Hayman Reese Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) holder which uses the Hitch Lock Pin to secure it to the A frame of our Jayco Discovery pop-top caravan.

The WDH holder keeps the towing shank safe and out of the way when we are camped. Hayman Reese plays a big part in the free GoSee TravelSmart Members Club benefits which include: Professionally based through Hayman Reese towing information for GoSeeAustralia and GoSee New Zealand members. For the first time on a public website caravan towing weight checks used by professionals are available online in Australia and New Zealand to GoSee TravelSmart Club Members.

As a registered member of the GoSee TravelSmart Club members have access to additional features which include travel aids and information, full international GoSee forum links and monthly prizes.

Editors Note: The GoSee TravelSmart prizes are not redeemable during peak periods and accommodation is subject to availability. To be eligible for the monthly draws new TravelSmart members must supply their full contact details.

Beach  fishing Onaero Bay
Beach fishing Onaero Bay
Sumatran Tigers have webbed feet. Mogo Zoo. 035
Sumatran Tigers have webbed feet. Mogo Zoo. 035
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White Lions are extinct in the wild. Mogo Zoo. 059
Silvery Gibbon among  most endangered primates. Mogo Zoo  023
Silvery Gibbon among most endangered primates. Mogo Zoo 023