There's a little bitty area in the South Island called Geraldine. It's on Highway No 1 on the route to and from Christchurch. Aside from a flag-bedecked cafe where I had the best muffin in my entire life, I called in to Visitor Information. This is the place where you'll see the biggest hand-knitted jumper ever, as listed in a Guiness Book of World Records.
At Visitor Information I was also fascinated by a notice on the inner side of my toilet cubicle door -
Below: another pic from the top of Mt John in the Tekapo area" - the hiking up side, not the driving up side.