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The Love Boat: The Bachelor couple fall for Marlborough’s charms

Marlborough set the scene for the eagerly awaited first kiss on TVNZ’s
popular show The Bachelor last night.

Episode 11 of the reality TV drama took viewers to Pelorus and out on
the water with the Marlborough Tour Company.

Loved-up bachelor and Sol3 Mio singer Moses Mackay chose contestant
Annelise (Annie) Theis for some one-on-one time, cruising the Kenepuru
and Pelorus Sounds.

The cosy couple enjoyed time onboard MV Mantra where they enjoyed a
romantic meal of Mills Bay Mussels, served to them by Maegen Blom
from the family-owned business.

But it was the pair’s first kiss on the bow after their seafood feast that
saw sparks fly.

The couple enjoyed the three-hour Green Mussel cruise.

Marlborough Tour Company chief executive Abbe Hutchins says the
romance of the outing helped create the mood.

“Moses and Annie certainly proved that mussels are aphrodisiacs on
their date cruise in the Sounds.

“We were thrilled to host the couple on their date aboard Mantra, with
the cloud breaking just as they took their big kiss on the bow.

“It was the ultimate romantic moment in an idyllic setting.”

Annie is a relative late comer to the show, one of four so-called intruders
brought in later in the series to vie for the last rose of the series.

The 26-year-old was delighted to be picked for some one-on-one time
with Flava Radio host Moses.

The self-confessed hopeless romantic and bartender also joined opera
singer Moses on a white-water rafting trip on the Pelorus River.

Moses, a huge Hobbit fan, could not contain his delight at being where
part of the smash-hit The Hobbit movie was filmed.