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Most excited about the DeLorean The Bachelor NZ 2016

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Is it bad that I was most excited about the DeLorean from tonight’s Premier of The Bachelor NZ 2016?

Gearing up for ep 1 tomor #thebachelornz #blackdelorean #jordbach

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Actually Jordan Mauger getting out of the DeLorean was quite exciting…I know some say DeLoreans need to be in the original brushed stainless steel, but I found this all black one rather sexy.

Miss 15, taken a gap in her study break commented that “woah, their budget must have got bigger this year as he choppered over the water”.

I always knew The Bachelor NZ was going to be different than last season…but if I’m really honest I found tonight a tiny bit underwhelmed so far

But I’m hoping to get past all the awkwardness of the intro’s, see the women more natural and casual and just get onto the fun and…the fun crazy. Just who will stir the pot this season? NazClaudia…perhaps?

I like Jordan, a Canterbury lad, good kiwi bloke, knows what he wants and connects well with his family.

Quite a different personality from Art, (but he kinda needed to be to make this season his own) and I think I will like him even more as the season goes on as he relaxes a whole lot more and show’s more of his natural fun sides.

But, damn did you see those sparkly eyes!
Annnnnd I think I saw him waterskiing when we were looking forward to the upcoming shows, so that just gets me everytime!

The Bachelorettes showered Jordan with a range of gifts from tiny hearts to Ceri (Keri) Juice to Bliss Balls! I actually felt like some bliss balls after that, so thanks Claudia, I think they were quite a hit.

I kinda liked the one with ALL the animals in the land, Alicia. Also I was sure she snagged a side lip kiss at the rose ceremony, but when I played it back, not so much.

Ceri with the juice, wow a little scared for you after reveling such deep info in your very first sentence after you sat down with Jordan, but I like you, so I hope you stay.

Rebecca, your scrabble game at the Retirement Village was a little cringey, even if it was meant to be endearing, but I think I’m going to like you more and more. I’m glad you got the 1st impression rose.

Kate with your Jude Law compliment (way to make a guy feel good, pulling out the likeness to Jude Law) and your multitude of kisses.

Amanda with your hand name game, that was kinda quirky and different, but I think Jordan liked it.

Anna, the More FM wildcard, we hardly saw you tonight, but I have a good feeling about you and I’m sure we are going to see much more of you yet.

The music throughout the show, was hilarious, a mixture of suspense, surprise, Star Wars and Disney princesses sparkles, but I like it matched with the cheesy-ness and it went with the awk’s of the night.

The Mahurangi Estate (the Mansion) looked stunning, I’m such a sucker for Fairy lights though, so am easily bought and the more sparklier the better.

Last season the women received dresses form The Iconic, but I wasn’t able to pick up where these were from tonight. Does anyone know where they were from?

Great to see Mr Mike back as host, I’ve missed over hearing him every morning trying to talk over my Si & Gary in the mornings as Miss 15 cranked her Edge radio up past my More FM. Jordan and Mike are looking sharp and are dressed by Working Style.

…and we are down to 19 already with Emily-Rose, Freya and Harmony heading home, without Marty McFly in the DeLorean.

Who are you top picks for having that spark with Jordan?

Hey, you can go into the draw to WIN a Suzuki Swift here
Watch the show, grab the Keyword and enter it online.

I watched the show, twice, but I still missed spotting the keyword, ha!

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The Women from The Bachelor NZ Social Media Pages

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The Women from The Bachelor NZ Social Media Pages
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There are so many amazing, talented, funny, stunning women to watch on #TheBachelorNZ.  Each of them vying for the random opportunity to find what they are looking for and make that lifelong love connection with Arthur Green’s heart.

Annnnnd if you’re a curious creature like me, you may also like to follow along with their Social Media profiles.

(or maybe not…and you all just think it’s weird and all just like “why would anyone watch this dribble” type whine…ok, then I don’t mean you, do not follow along, go back to what you were doing, this post is def not for you ;-)!)

But for those you that love this stuff called Reality TV, I present you with The Women from The Bachelor NZ – Social Media Pages all in one place :-)

If I’m missing any profiles you know, let me know and I’ll add it.  The profiles that are obviously private I have marked as so (private).
They are in random order, just as they came out, except ones with no profiles down the bottom.

Even though The Bachelor NZ Bachelorettes Social Media Pages and profiles are in a public domain and each of them seem to mostly enjoy conversing with NZ, I still urge you to post, comment and engage with respect and integrity always.


Is it True?
Is it Helfpul? (or opposite Hurtful)
Is it Inspiring? (or opposite Illegal)
Is it Necessary?
Is it Kind?


The Women from The Bachelor NZ Social Media Pages


Chrystal Chenery The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter Instagram

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Lisa Oloughlin The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramLisa Oloughlin

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matilda rice The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramMatilda Rice

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carrisa macdonald The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramCarrisa McDonald

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brigette dickson The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramBrigette Dickson

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natalie stol The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramNatalie Stol

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dani robinson The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramDani Robinson

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poppy salter The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramPoppy Salter

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kristie leonard The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramKristie Leonard

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alysha brown The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramAlysha Brown

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shivani The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramShivani

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danielle beston The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramDanielle Beston

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danielle le gallaisz The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramDanielle Le Gallaisz

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natasha fairley The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramNatasha Fairley

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rosie kininmonth The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramRosie Kininmonth

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cristy The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramCristy

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michelle The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramMichelle

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nikki sim The Bachelor NZ Facebook Twitter InstagramNikki Sim

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& just because, also including Mr Arthur Green’s social media pages & Mr Mike Puru too :-)


The Bachelor NZ Arthur Green Facebook Twitter InstagramArthur Green

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The Bachelor NZ Mike Puru Facebook Twitter InstagramMike Puru

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The Bachelor NZ Fan Page on Facebook We would love for you to come over and join in the conversation on  Facebook The Bachelor NZ Fan Page.

Here we post about ‘The Bachelor NZ’ Blogs, Pictures and engage in discussions.

We will also Re-Post others posts/blogs/articles we find online relating to:

• The Bachelor NZ TV Show
• The Bachelor – Arthur (Art) Green
• The 21 Bachelorettes – Nikki, Hayley, Alyssa, Danielle. L, Amanda, Shivani, Lisa, Brigette, Dani, Kristie, Poppy, Danielle. B, Rosie, Chrystal, Michelle, Natalie, Fiona, Cristy, Carissa, Matilda & Natasha.
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The Bachelor NZ Farts are Funny

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• Old School Sea Planes  • Farts  • Super Marble crashes  • Waiter summoning  • Stubble talking and even more Rugs!

The Bachelor NZ – Wednesday night

Any guy can take you on a date on a Helicopter…but how much cooler is it to go #OldSchool and get to your date in a Sea Plane!

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So pleased that Art picked Poppy to go on the 1st date, especially after Poppy was recorded saying she would be “…so jealous of the girl that gets to go on the 1st date…” and it was her anyway :-)

Art and Poppy’s first date (and first date of the Season) was a nice gentle way to ease into things.

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A true Kiwi Date of Kayaking, lounging on the Beach, Skimming Stones and hunting in Rock Polls.  Sure not glamorous or High end, but in all honesty a cool day out just hanging out.

Part way through the date as Poppy is walking up to sit down beside him she lets out a squeaky FART or two!

This was pure Gold!

Who knew that on The Bachelor NZ Farts are appreciated :-)

Love-love-loved it, love then how she owned it, how casual she was about it and had a laugh at herself.  Art took it completely in his stride and found it funny.

Farts are always funny!

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After last nights whirlwind of Evening Dresses, Cocktail parties and intense Rugs it was really nice seeing the Women more relaxed today, more casually dressed and overall seeming more natural.

The group date saw a plethora or colour, Race day outfits and floppy hats…so I was truly delighted to see they were then going to get thrown about in a Jet Boat and get their hair messed up a bit.

Anyone who has been on a Donut before with their brothers driving knows you can have some spectacular crashes on these things!  They can leave your head ricocheting for days and your body feel like its been through the tumble dryer.  But they are also a whole lotta fun.

This Super Marble inflatable was going pretty fast with Danielle. L and Crystal in it, but I’m also kinda glad they were wiped out as that is also 1/2 of the fun :-)

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I missed most of Dani’s one on one time on the Jetski with Art, but from the jist of things afterwards it seemed like it must have gone fairly well.

After playtime on the Launch while they were having a few drinks Kristie K took a risk by ‘summoning’ Art like a Waiter…while he was in mid conversation from across the deck to refill her glass.

Some guys might take this as confidence and messing around…but I didn’t get the feeling it went down to well.

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Art’s Stubble did the talking and came out for the first time at the Cocktail party before the Rose ceremony tonight and I for one will admit I appreciated its appearance 😉

Cue one super awkward interruption by Natalie, who I felt so bad for, as I really like her and I think she is so genuine and wouldn’t have intentionally interrupted at that time.

I’m sure I spotted even MORE rugs in the picture at the Rose ceremony!  Come on, how can you walk in heels on all those layers?

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Natasha, I was sad to see you go, as I liked you alot.

Loved the top part of Danielle. L dress she looked stunning in it and it really suited her.

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Both Miss 14 and I loved Poppy’s whole look for the ceremony of the slicked hair and ponytail together with her outfit.

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What did you think of The Bachelor NZ tonight?

Have you ever Farted on a 1st date or done something super embarrassing?


Other fab bloggers writing about The Bachelor NZ:

Moata Tamaira has a great tip using Mambo No.5 in her exceptional recap of ‘The Bachelor Beginneth’ here. and about last nights episode ‘Recap: The Bachelor episode 2’ here.

Lisa from All in the Daze continues to write about her thoughts on each show here ‘The Best Part of The Bachelor NZ EP 2 is..’ here.

♥ Kristy from Makeup Obsessives nails it with this epic post ‘The Bachelor NZ E02 Recap, or, “First dates in NZ are very different to first dates in the US’ here.

♥ Alex Kasey writes for The Spinoff and talks about who she thinks has the best chances in ‘The Bachelor Nz Power Rankings Week One’ here.

My favourite #TheBachelorNZ tweets tonight:



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The Bachelor NZ – Our Roses not Photoshopped

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Do you think our Roses missed out on getting the Photoshop treatment?

The American version of The Bachelor surely must Photoshop…CGI…or starch their near perfect Roses?

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But what I liked about The Bachelor NZ roses is they looked real :-)

Different sizes, some tightly woven, some in fuller bloom, some petals wilting a little and some even looking a little squished at the bottom of the pile.

It’s how I think of the awesome women of New Zealand, all of us so different from each other, but all still beautiful.

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A while ago, I would never have admitted to anyone that I liked watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette American TV show…but I seriously do.

The excitement of meeting someone new, dating, falling in love, a sprinkling of sensational dates in equally stunning locations…what’s not to enjoy!

Yes, I know, reality tv, drama, producers produce the tv outcome…ehhh so what, it’s entertaining.

Yes I know it’s not rocket science…but I like happy endings…and middles…and beginnings for that matter too.

I hoped that The Bachelor NZ would make a good job of reproducing it here.

Have to say I’m pleasantly surprised so far :-)

Being a sucker for twinkly fairy lights so maybe I’m blinded by them, but I think the production of the show has been done well.  It doesn’t look like it’s been done with No. 8 wire and a camcorder in Aunty Annie’s backyard.

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I love that they have a super quirky mix of women in the house that have such varied jobs, interests and talents.  Love that there is Acordian players, Rugby playing Dancers, Mum’s, Iron Man’ers and more that I lost track of.

Arthur Green – I like him…from what we have seen he comes across down to earth, genuine and loves his family.

He has 6 fabulous sisters so whats not to love about that!

He could pull off being Ido Drent’s voice double and he is rocking some really nice hands too… (that observation was way before he did his one handed clap thing! – weird!)

Art is younger than I thought they would cast at 26, but he’s pulling off 26 well and seems to genuinely know what he is looking for at this stage of his life.

Is it weird that I have never heard the name Arthur shortened to Art!  I think it’s kinda awesome.

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To the fabulous Women of the Show

I like sooo many of them.

Those that made the most impression on me were:

• Natasha
• Kristie K

Lisa (I remember liking her as the Wildcard on MoreFm)
• Michelle was funny

I think it’s great that Rosie was honest and knew it wasn’t for her and made her exit.

Being swayed easily by gorgeous sparkly things, there were some sensational dresses sashaying along the red carpet tonight.

Danielle rocking that super cute Red cross layered short dress.

Natalie’s gorgeous Navy dress that suited her so well with the subtle sheer crossovers, flowing skirt and diamond cut out back.

Amanda’s stunning sparkly Blue dress was just that, stunning.

Danielle. L The Bachelor NZ

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My biggest concern of the whole night…

…The trip hazards in the Rose Ceremony!

Now that’s the Mom and Health & Safety rep for my work coming out in me 😉

Multiple rugs overlapping and a red carpet on top…and candles on the edges!

Just look at that hooked up edge near the middle bottom of the photo…It’s just asking for a high heeled toe to snag it and down she goes…I wonder what burning roses smell like?

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I’m just itching to straighten it.

So I’m looking forward to next week.

Did you watch?
Did you find any other 😉 health and safety issues?
Will you be tuning in again?

I know a few other bloggers may be blogging along about The Bachelor, so will link them in when I find them here:

Lisa over at All in the Daze blogged about The Bachelor NZ here

Kirsty at makeup obsessives blogged about Art’s size 13 feet and Cats! here


 My favourite Tweets of the night:

NB: Image sources are all screenshots of The Bachelor NZ on demand which can be viewed here

Follow all The Bachelor NZ tweets here via the hashtag #TheBachelorNZ


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