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Town Out Of Time

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Where the hell was he?  Tex tilted his hat, shielding his burnished face from the low western sun, and squinted down the empty street. ‘WATERFALL MOUNTAIN’, read the lettering over the courthouse.  He didn’t care,… (read more)

Southern Shangri La: Discovering Queenstown

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Then and Now Trekking north across the Waimea Plains in the spring of 1853, young Scottish explorer Nathanael Chalmers and his Maori guide, Chief Reko, struck the Mataura River and followed it inland. It’s hard… (read more)

The Canterbury Tales, Part 1

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The heart of the South Island, Canterbury is New Zealand’s largest region. It boasts a breathtaking 42,000 square kilometre expanse of tussock grasslands and lowland rivers, climbing from the Pacific west coast into the Southern… (read more)

Last Port of Call – The Strange Fate of Fairmile 406

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

July 5th, 2006, Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand. The long slender hull of a World War II submarine chaser is hoisted by a pair of cranes and hangs, blackened by mildew and marine growth, raining putrid… (read more)

Katy Perry Gets Prismatic At The Vector

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Pop icon Katy Perry brings her Prismatic World Tour, and international smile, to New Zealand in December, just in time for a few thousand teens to beg for tickets as early Xmas presents.  At the… (read more)

NZ Toilet Designers On A Roll

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

  This may be an international trend, I can’t be certain, but in NZ there seems to be a movement towards toilets as tourist attractions.  Don’t come for the bungy jumping or the scenery, not… (read more)

The New Zealand Bungy Bible – All The Jumps Compared

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

   The Bungee Jump, or Bungy as it’s known in New Zealand, was pioneered (illegally) by the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club in the late-1970’s.  However, Kiwi entrepreneur Alan John “AJ” Hackett can certainly take… (read more)

Tips For Stress-Free Car Rental in New Zealand

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

   If most of your driving experience is in Europe or the US/Canada, you are likely to encounter a few differences in the rental car you hire in New Zealand. Almost all cars on our… (read more)

The Burt Munro Challenge

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

    Judged by Time magazine to be one of the 5 must-do events of 2013, the Burt Munro Challenge is back for 2014 and expected to attract amateur motorcyclists from all over Australasia.  … (read more)

School Holidays Top 10 – Auckland

Monday, September 29th, 2014

   Here we are once again, the school holidays are upon us.  Some might say like an ominous cloud, or a dark endless chasm of despair.  But behold… a tiny beacon of hope beckons!  NZ… (read more)

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