11 January, 2011

Kiwi celebrities tweet summer holiday stories

We have been watching Twitter over the past few weeks to see exactly what our favourite Kiwi celebrities have been doing with their summer holidays.

Many of the country's television, radio, music and sporting stars did what the rest of us do during the warmer months - take to the road to see a little more of the countryside.

Singer Hollie Smith took her guitar the length of the country, playing a number of popular festivals along the way.

Tweet: "Ak, Wellington, Paraparaumu, Gisborne, Martinborough, Queenstown, Wanaka, Cooks Beach, Tairua, Whangamata, Opoutere. oh and SAMOA tomorrow. good times".

While television and radio personality Marcus Lush spent his holidays in Bluff.

Tweet: "Oh yes woken by two earthquakes in Bluff last night".

The Edge Morning Mad-house DJ J.J Feeney explored the north.

Tweet: "I'm such a jetsetter! Whangamata, Whitianga and now Taupo. It's so, so gorgeous here".

While New Zealand's Next Top model judge Colin Mathura-Jeffree visited the east, tweeting "I'm off to see the wizard the wonderful wizard in Kawerau".

The central North Island is where comedian Dai Henwood spent his festive season.

Tweet: "En route to Tauranga. God I love the kiwi road trip mission".

MTV host Amber Peebles was one of the many Kiwi celebs to indulge in water-based fun.

"Learnt how to wakeboard at the heke today. Pancake sea, perfect for faceplants," she said.

Water sports proved to be a popular activity with Chiefs rugby player Liam Messam spending his time diving.

"I'm gonna go for a dive and try and get us a feed," he tweeted.

Shortland Street actress Kimberley Crossman would not have been alone in her summertime water activities.

"Time for chips and dip and a swim," she said.

Former All Black Ali Williams' girlfriend Casey Green also made the most of the hot weather and cool sea tweeting: "Paddle board then beach run I'm sooo sleepy. BBQ now then sleep."

While many stayed in Godzone, Boy director Taika Waititi chose to take his travels a little further afield.

"Things to do in Orlando, Florida. If you aren't with a family? Things not involving City Walk or Bob Marley cafe please," he tweeted.

Brooke Fraser also spent her time abroad.

"Spent New Years Day with besties under the shade of a tree in NSW wine country, picnicking while kangaroo hopped by. Life is reduck."

Some celebs chose to mix work with pleasure.

Actress Robyn Malcolm did not appear to take a break from campaigning for the environment, the self proclaimed 'greenie' joined Labour leader Phil Goff and Amazing Race presenter Phil Koeghan at the Save New Chums Beach event in the Coromandel on January 3.

And it was a case of all work and no play for some of our sporting celebrities.

All Black Corey Jayne tweeted about his busy schedule: "8am start 2moro and have speed, weights, fitness, then have to meet my agent, and last I'm back to the dentist to see if anything else needs work."

Friends of comedian Rhys Darby were treated to New Year's Eve celebrations at his place.

"Various friends arriving to join me in the quest to see in the new year. Better make some cheese and pineapple hedgehogs," he tweeted.

While Suzanne Paul spent the New Year soaking up the sun and the snapper.

Tweet: "Sitting in the sunshine reading 'The Power' while the husband cooks up a feed of snapper. what a smashing New Year".

A real family holiday was on cards for Newsreader Kate Hawkesby .

"Small holiday thrills, 5 little pairs of hands making us a surprise breakfast in bed and then jumping in with us to help eat it," she said.

Holidaying was the last thing on weatherman Tamati Coffey's mind, he had bigger plans.

"I need a lawyer. Someone that can help me buy houses for my empire, like on Monopoly...but real life. Anyone know anyone," he tweeted.

Possibly the only Kiwi keen to get back to work after his holiday, radio host Dave Fane .

Tweet: "Last day of holiday. Totally over it, wanna have work fun now," he said.

And some decided that supporting a lost cause was the best way to waste away their summer days.

Newsreader Hilary Barry tweeted: "Had a ball at Eden Park t20. Slightly better result. Still love the Black Caps though".

Published: 2:38PM Tuesday January 11, 2011 Source: ONE News

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