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Father’s Day special: Reeling in the right gift

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From overnight charters to the right outdoor gear for the next hunting trip, here are our top picks for Father’s Day this year.

Hooked Up Charters

Splurge on your dad this Father’s Day by gifting him a fishing charter package. Choose from five options, ranging from full- or half-day trips to overnighters. You can even customise the trip and hire fishing gear for the day. With a skipper who has more than 20 years of experience, top-end equipment, and a modern vessel, Hooked Up Charters will have you sorted.
Packages start from $260


If he loves the outdoors, chances are that his prized ute is his trusted companion on hunts.  Treat your dad’s vehicle to a premium makeover with a helping hand from Autolabs – an exciting new premium car care range developed by NRL legend Matthew Ridge and his son Boston Ridge. Choose from base cleaner and wax, protective alpine coat, flawless quartz glass cleaner, re-gen interior detailer, re-gen paint foundation, hydrating tyre conditioner, and iron remover + cleaner for wheels.
Prices vary


For days when dads would rather (read ‘have to’) spend days at home, there are ways to ensure his mind doesn’t wander too far from fishing and hunting. At the top of our list are Fish of the Day by Clarke Gayford and his filmmaker buddy Mike Bhana with secret fishing spots and great yarns; Flytying for Beginners where writer Barry Ord Clarke takes readers through a guide on 12 popular international fly patterns; Horn Barbecue by Matt Horn where he shares a ton of recipes of comforting sides, pickles, desserts, and sauces and rubs that any backyard cook can master; and game chef Angelo Georgalli’s The Fish + Game Cookbook that makes wild cooking easy and interesting for everyone.
Available in bookstores in NZ


If you’ve got a boat, trailer, or tow bar, then the Snap-D is the ultimate gift for dad. Super-fast and user-friendly, the New Zealand-designed shackle is available as a D shackle or bow shackle (or treat him to a multi-pack). Transport-compliant and load-tested and certified for towing in New Zealand, the Snap-D is made tough with 316 marine grade stainless steel and is available in tow ratings from 1200 to 7000kg.
Prices vary

Stoney Creek Hemp Hoodie

Made from hemp and recycled fibres, the Hemp Hoodie is fast drying and durable – perfect for layering for days out adventuring in the great New Zealand outdoors. More of a tailored fit than a traditional baggy hoodie – featuring a kangaroo pocket, drawcord, and ribbed hem cuff – so dad can even wear it out for dinner.


The name and packaging alone is enough to make this the perfect Father’s Day gift – particularly if he’s a keen hunter. With earthy and spicy masculine blends for the aroma, your dad will love the hard-working ingredients that work for all hair types and with minimum fuss.


Odds are if you’re reading this, then your dad is a keen outdoor explorer or adventurer. So he’s likely to appreciate (and need) low-maintenance skin care. Treat him to a gift pack of Weleda goodies this Father’s Day. Choose from the impressive selection all built around no-nonsense, hard-working natural ingredients.
Starts from $19.90


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