Otahuna Lodge – a Relais and Chateaux luxury lodge outside of Christchurch, New Zealand

The Curious Case of Russell Sprout: 27 October 2018

Detective Inspector Ian Spector, The Right Honourable Detective of the Village of Tai Tapu, formally requests the honour of your presence as a "person of interest" to spend the night and help solve the events surrounding the suspicious death of famed Otahuna potager gardener, Mr Russell Sprout.
As we mark the one-year anniversary of Russell's death, the Inspector has advised that a host of dramatic, never-before-revealed pieces of evidence have come to light. Through the assistance of certain parties, he believes it likely that a resolution can be reached for this confounding case once and for all.
Otahuna Lodge invites you to attend the Curious Case of Russell Sprout for an overnight stay on Saturday 27 October. With an array of clues and a colourful assemblage of characters, it promises to be a night of unforgettable intrigue, deception and much good humour. We do hope that--with your insight--we may figure out this whodunit before the murderer has a chance to strike again!


On the evening of Saturday 27 October, Otahuna Lodge is reserved exclusively for guests of the Curious Case of Russell Sprout. Be sure to reserve early and bring your sleuthing skills! From the check-in time of 2PM, a series of clues along with a starring cast will be on hand to assist you. Detective Inspector Ian Spector will assemble all "persons of interest" for a 6PM cocktail reception to present the circumstances of Russell Sprout's unfortunate demise.
The tariff of $1995 for the evening includes:
Accommodation for two guests in one of Otahuna's seven exquisite suites*
Pre-dinner drinks with canapes
A 4-course themed dinner with matched wine pairings
A decadent cooked breakfast
A guided garden tour on Sunday morning including visits to Russell Sprout's favourite former haunts
A commemorative custom gift
A chance to win a 1-night, complimentary stay for two guests at a future date
*For those who act fast, the first two bookings enjoy the option of an upgrade to a Master Suite at no additional charge.
Guests who wish to stay additional consecutive nights may enjoy the same special rate.

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