Category Archives: Highlights

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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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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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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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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COVID-19 UPDATE: News From New Zealand

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Our Favourite Māori Legends and Myths

Māori are indigenous Polynesian people who arrived in New Zealand between the year 1250 and 1300 from eastern Polynesia. They had a long and hard journey on canoes to reach New Zealand and this voyage became known as the “Great … Continue reading

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Where to Go Monster-Hunting Around the World

Consider yourself a bit of an adventure tourist? Love hunting out unique experiences to share with friends and family? Well, have we got some bucket-list items for you…

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An Introduction to New Zealand’s Wine Regions

If you’ve the remotest interest in wine, then the chances are that you’ll have sampled some of what New Zealand has to offer. Head down to any supermarket and you’ll find offerings from this island nation stacked alongside those from … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Milford Sound

If you’re planning a visit to New Zealand, then the chances are that the country’s spectacular scenery is a large part of the appeal. This part of the world is replete with eye-popping mountains, valleys, glaciers, and waterfalls – and … Continue reading

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