It can all look so desirable on the surface ... a grand 60-room mansion, a private lake, a grotto for summer picnics, a hothouse growing exotic flowers and fruits.
Should New Zealand consider introducing some kind of charge for overseas visitors using huts in our national parks?
Victoria-Rose Tucker, a former Mountainview High School student, is five months into her AFS exchange in Spain.
Former Timaru Boys' High School student Brennan Galpin is on a year-long Rotary Youth Exchange in Gero-shi, Japan.
In the steps of early explorers
Oamaru author and Antarctic authority Dr David Harrowfield is in the southern ocean aboard the Spirit of Enderby as part of a voyage which retraces the steps of Scott and Shackleton.