A great blog post about Akaroa:
“Two extinct volcanoes. Two harbours. One drop dead gorgeous peninsula just over the hill from Christchurch.
When I finally score the real ‘Bank Error in Your Favour’ card instead of Monopoly’s version, I’m going to buy a ‘bach’ in Akaroa, the faux-French heart of the Banks Peninsula. Once a French colonial outpost from the era when the French and English were competing for dominion in the Antipodes, it has tenaciously held on to its short-lived French-ified past.”
Read the full blog post.