New Zealand

  1. Random Acts of Kindness Day

    When I’m not blogging…

    I’m going to interrupt my usual travel blogging to tell you about a cause that I co-founded… Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is coming up 10 years in NZ!

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    Peek at Air NZ’s new safety video directed by Taika Waititi

    New Zealand director and actor Taika Waititi directs the latest Air New Zealand safety demonstration video complete with orcs and elves in Central Otago…

  3. Wellington food on a budget

    Wellington: doing this foodie city on a budget

    How to eat great food in Wellington on a shoe-string budget, by local uni student Maggie Tweedie who is watching her wallet. As always.

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    Bay of Islands walking weekend: a yacht & a pair of hiking boots

    Take a hike in the Bay of Islands! I donned my boots and explored some of New Zealand’s most pristine islands. A breathtaking (and sometimes breathless) experience!

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    New Zealand: new rules for adventure tourism operators

    New safety regulations are coming into play from 1 November. Any adventure tourism operator who isn’t registered by November 1 will be out!

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    Download free haka ringtone

    Ok, not exactly a travel post – but here’s a site to download a free All Blacks haka ringtone if you’re as mad about the All Blacks as we are in New Zealand!

  7. Conery Wines

    New Zealand: sleeping in a vineyard

    Next time you rent a motorhome, stay in a vineyard! Winery havens are a new concept by Maui where you get a gourmet platter, a bottle and park up for the night in the vines.

  8. TRENZ

    TRENZ round up 2014

    Some of the latest news and developments on New Zealand’s tourism industry from TRENZ 2014, including a new partnership between Auckland Airport and TravConsult to help kiwi operators attract Chinese visitors

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    Exploring Queenstown to Wanaka – in 5 days!

    You can drive from Queenstown to Wanaka in an hour. I took five days. Here are the gorgeous nooks and crannies to occupy you for days in your motorhome, just following your nose.

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    Wellington: A scorching day out of the Capital!

    Guest blogger Maggie Tweedie got out Wellington to explore Scorching Bay and the best little cafe in town…