Author Archives: Lauren Roitman

New Zealand Elections: A Brief History of New Zealand Politics

With New Zealanders about to go to the polls for their National Election – postponed from September to October 17th – we thought it appropriate to give you our own “rough guide” to New Zealand elections and who’s who in … Continue reading

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Planning a New Zealand Holiday for 2020, 2021 & 2022

In light of the restrictions imposed as a result of Covid-19, we’ve had lots of requests in recent weeks regarding the best time to go on a New Zealand holiday.

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Visiting Okarito: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Many tourists speed past Okarito on their way to see the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. However, this small community and the lagoon that takes its name, offer visitors a quiet … Continue reading

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BBC’s The Luminaries Shines a Light on Hokitika

You may have heard about the BBC’s latest offering that’s coming to our screens on June 21st. The Luminaries is an exciting dramatisation of Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize-Winning novel set during New Zealand’s 19th Century gold rush and is … Continue reading

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Wallet-Friendly Things to Do In Rotorua

No other place sums up the unique landscape and culture of New Zealand quite as well as Rotorua. It is a proud centre point of Māori heritage, where you are welcomed by Māori tribes to experience and explore their culture. … Continue reading

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New Zealand Community Spirit Rises Up During Lockdown

Life in lockdown has made us realise many things, especially how important community is in order to make it through the tough times we’re faced with. New Zealanders are no exception, they’re known the world over for their community spirit … Continue reading

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A Complete Guide to Mount Cook: New Zealand’s Highest Mountain

Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand at 3,724 metres (12,218 feet). It is part of the Southern Alps range which dominates the landscape of the country’s South Island. Throughout the year, the mountain and the other prominent … Continue reading

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5 Breathtaking Virtual Tours Around New Zealand

If there’s one thing that we’ve definitely learned the value of since lockdown, it’s travel. The ability to visit far off lands and discover the hidden gems they offer has never seemed so sweet. But while we might not be … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Developments in New Zealand

It is generally acknowledged that New Zealand’s Covid-19 Strategy has been one of the most successful throughout the world in tackling the virus. Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand (pictured above), announced this week that the country’s health … Continue reading

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Test Your New Zealand Knowledge and You Could Win a Box of Devonport Chocolates!

As we settle into life on lockdown, being unable to get out and about might mean you’re finding it tricky to occupy your time. So, if like us you love all things New Zealand and you want to flex those … Continue reading

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