New Zealand host homes are wonderful. Thanks to the advice of several L.A. Times writers and readers, we stayed in seven host homes during our month in New Zealand. The accommodations and hosts were tops, fun and most helpful. Combined with our driving a camper (and we found the camper parks and facilities excellent), the holiday was exactly what we and they made it. For the host homes on both New Zealand islands I recommend contacting June Hawes with New Zealand Travel Hosts, 279 Williams St., Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand, or Morrell Folley, Titore Way, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
ROBERTA H. SMITH