1960s

Coursey family
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Home away from home for 56 years

A dark blue wave intersects with patches of blue and silver in the striking custom paint job that adorns the sides of Jude and Dave Coursey’s caravan, which they inherited back in 1997 from Jude’s father. The 25-foot home on wheels now serves as “caravan central” for Jude and Dave’s extended family during the three […]

The extended Harris family at Tahuna Beach
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Without a care in the world

Walter Nash was prime minister of New Zealand when Diane Harris’ family first embarked on the road trip from Ashburton to Nelson on Boxing Day in 1958. At the time, the road up the coast via Kaikoura was only gravel. Diane’s family made the journey in a Humber 80, towing a trailer full of camping […]