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Mike and Lynette welcome you to Vista del Sol, their 15 acre haven away from the city,
Mike, a Chartered Accountant, has specialized in international recruitment for over 20 years bringing professionals and their families from all over the world to live and settle in New Zealand. He has played a variety of sport and has tramped, fished, hunted or toured extensively through New Zealand. His enduring interests include fishing - in the sea for a variety of fish, and trout in the rivers and lakes of New Zealand together with developing Vista del Sols gardens, orchard, and soon to be vegetable gardens.
Lynette grew up in South Africa and as an engineer she has worked and travelled in New Zealand, the Pacific, Africa, Asia and the USA. She speaks five languages - English, Afrikaans and Dutch with some French and German. She has designed and managed the development and interior design of Vista del Sol, doing many of the tasks herself.
She has had wide sporting interests including dancing and badminton at international level and enjoys tramping, snorkeling and scuba diving, with over 300 dives. Lynette is keen on wildlife preservation, underwater photography, flower arrangements and music.
Lynette has a passion for culinary entertainment. Her medley of signature dishes is drawn from cultures all over the world including her traditional South African heritage dishes which have been influenced by the African, French, Dutch, German, English, Portuguese, Italian and Malay.
Mike and Lynette make occasional winter forays into the pacific for diving and tropical sun, that is, if they are not seeing more of New Zealand, or welcoming and enjoying visitors at home.
Vista del Sol was officially opened by Her Worship the Mayor Jenny Rowan and The Honorable Nathan Guy, MP for Otaki on the 16 November 2009.