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West Coast South Island New Zealand map
December 9, 2021

West Coast South Island New Zealand map

The wildest side of New Zealand, the West Coast has the power to touch your soul. The West Coast is a place of brooding mountains, icy glaciers and surreal coastal formations. The region is well known for its rich coal mining history in addition to its abundant unique natural attractions. Visit the Oparara limestone arches in Karamea and Kahurangi National Park…

Map of North Island New Zealand
December 9, 2021

Map of North Island New Zealand

I’ve had an overwhelming response to my South Island Metro map, and a lot of requests for the North Island as well. I’m happy to say that it’s finally here! I’m also excited to announce that print versions of these maps will be available! Update: You can now get the full New Zealand design as a poster print (along with my other maps) and on t-shirts on my very…

New Zealand Pinot Noir Reviews
December 7, 2021

New Zealand Pinot Noir Reviews

Read expert verdicts, tasting notes and drinking windows for New Zealand Pinot Noir 2013 Dubbed ‘the vintage of a generation’, the best New Zealand 2013 show a freshness and structure that balances the country’s typical fruitiness, says Peter McCombie MW. See his pick of 18 top New Zealand Pinot Noirs to try… Heady, spicy and rich with black cherries and fruit…

New Zealand Fun Activities
November 29, 2021

New Zealand Fun Activities

New Zealand offers an unlimited selection of quality tourist attractions, activities and adventure for a fun filled vacation while in New Zealand. Experience the adrenalin rush from bungy jumping in New Zealand or relax and enjoy the relaxing sights while tramping in one of New Zealand s National Parks. New Zealand attractions have everything to suit anyone of…

New Zealand Society and Culture
November 23, 2021

New Zealand Society and Culture

For most of the country’s history the Maori culture has been very strong. The people had different tribes, way of life and their own arts. They kept an oral history of their people. Their culture was affected by the arrival of the Europeans as they lost lands and much of their identity, although in recent years there has been much work on regaining this identity…

New Zealand female tennis players
November 1, 2021

New Zealand female tennis players

After the Second World War, club memberships grew and tournaments resumed. New tournament A new invitation tournament was held in Auckland in 1956. An annual event, it grew in importance and attracted major international players. The tournament – called the Auckland Glass invitation, the Wills tournament, the Benson and Hedges Open and finally the Heineken Open…

New Zealand womens soccer
October 20, 2021

New Zealand womens soccer

The U.S. defeated New Zealand 2-0 to begin its Olympic title defense. BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored a goal in each half as the U.S. women s soccer team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its debut at the Rio Games on Wednesday, getting off to a solid start in its attempt to win a fourth straight Olympic gold medal. Lloyd put the Americans…

Asperatus clouds over New Zealand
October 8, 2021

Asperatus clouds over New Zealand

Stratocumuliform, cirrus, cumulonimbus, altocumulus: what do these strange words all have in common? They’re all used to classify different types of clouds. In this case, the scientific name is actually as cool as the object it describes. Clouds come in all kinds of varieties and it’s what makes many landscape photos dynamic and interesting. Pictured below are…

Hastings Hawkes Bay New Zealand
September 26, 2021

Hastings Hawkes Bay New Zealand

Landscapes Ride — Water Ride — Wineries Ride (1-4 days, 200km) Hawke’s Bay Trails was born out of the vision to create a seaside pathway for Napier. Over 10 years later, it boasts 200km of cycle trails. Meandering around and between the twin cities of Napier and Hastings, Hawke’s Bay Trails is mostly flat, a river and coastal network of pathways stretching over…

Justin Bieber New Zealand
August 27, 2021

Justin Bieber New Zealand

Justin Bieber. Photo / Getty Images Justin Bieber is said to be having a hard time finding somewhere to stay here in New Zealand, but that might be due to his expensive tastes. The pop star is currently in Auckland for his show tonight at Mt Smart Stadium, but a source told the Weekend Herald there was an issue finding him somewhere to stay as he preferred to…

Rainbow Warrior New Zealand
August 15, 2021

Rainbow Warrior New Zealand

In 1985 New Zealand was basking in its position as leader of the anti-nuclear movement. As a country it had clearly punched above its weight. Then, just before midnight on the evening of 10 July, two explosions ripped through the hull of the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, which was moored at Marsden Wharf in Auckland. A Portuguese crew member, Fernando…

Top boarding schools New Zealand
July 22, 2021

Top boarding schools New Zealand

What you should know about boarding schools in New Zealand Boarding schools in New Zealand are modelled extensively upon the English-speaking school system. Children start school at the age of 5 and leave school generally after 13 years. The school year is divided into 4 terms of 9-11 weeks each and begins at the end of January. There are two school holidays…

Things to do Tauranga New Zealand
July 10, 2021

Things to do Tauranga New Zealand

Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty and one of the fastest growing population centres in the country. It is also just a 15 minute drive from one of New Zealand s most popular beach towns, Mount Maunganui. Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas to view during a scenic walk around the area. The Strand waterfront area is modern…

Canterbury of New Zealand stores
June 28, 2021

Canterbury of New Zealand stores

Located in the Phayathai Building, the shop occupies about 70 square metres of retail space and carries 120 products in four major categories: men’s training, women’s training, on-field accessories, and a British-Irish line. “We are thrilled to be bringing the Canterbury brand to Thailand for the first time. We have had the honour of supplying kits to some of…

Roadside Assistance New Zealand
June 16, 2021

Roadside Assistance New Zealand

In most cases we ll fix the problem at the roadside and have you safely on your way. We ll provide you with expert advice and, if extra support is needed, we ll tow your car to the nearest place of safety or repair. Our roadside services include: Testing your battery and organising a replacement if necessary^ Jump-starting your vehicle Getting access to your…

Motels South Island New Zealand
May 11, 2021

Motels South Island New Zealand

From majestic mountains and beautiful beaches, to tranquil lakes, rainforests, farms, fiords and unique marine and wildlife reserves, the South Island offers a world of discovery. Popular holiday locations in the South Island include; Queenstown, nestled in the beautiful Southern Lakes region, Mount Cook- the country’s highest peak, the spectacular Fox and Franz…

Moet Hennessy New Zealand
March 12, 2021

Moet Hennessy New Zealand

Chairing the EuroCham W&S Committee which represents the Wines and Spirits industry in Singapore in relation to issues such as government policy, social issues and industry development. Leading a team of 35 staff with overall responsibility for the financial management, sales and marketing strategy and the organisational development of the business. Moet…

New Zealand Michelin Star restaurants
February 28, 2021

New Zealand Michelin Star restaurants

The following top 5 dining restaurants in Auckland have been voted by people’s choice 2013. 1. Sidart Restaurant Address: Level 1 Three Lamps Plaza, Ponsonby, Auckland Sidart restaurant is a formal dining experience created by Chef Sid Sahrawat. It is based in Ponsonby Auckland New Zealand. This restaurant does things very differently, but in a really good way…

5 Star Resort in New Zealand
February 16, 2021

5 Star Resort in New Zealand

Enjoy a luxurious getaway when you indulge in a 5-star hotel stay in Queenstown. Browse the recommendations of other travellers like you Search for the best hotel or resort in the neighbourhood you prefer Book with the Expedia Price Match Guarantee so you always get the best price 5-star accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand offer upscale, personal service…

Year round weather in New Zealand
September 3, 2020

Year round weather in New Zealand

The first thing you need to know about New Zealand s climate is that its seasons are the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer Autumn Winter Spring December to February March to May June to August September to November New Zealand comprises of two long thin islands that run north-south and, as such, there is a noticeable difference in the climates…

Medical Electives in New Zealand
August 10, 2020

Medical Electives in New Zealand

The University of Otago, Christchurch, is a Clinical School of the University of Otago Medical School. The Medical School was established in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1874. Schools of the Faculty of Medicine were established in Christchurch and Wellington during the 1970s to provide the range of patients and facilities required to meet modern teaching standards…

Population of New Zealand
August 4, 2020

Population of New Zealand

Counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of New Zealand delivered by Worldometers RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division. The Population of New Zealand (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017. The Yearly Population Growth…

Adventure sports New Zealand
May 24, 2020

Adventure sports New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island is split by the snowcapped spine of the Southern Alps, fringed with karst cave systems and wild beaches, laced with gorgeous fjords, and iced with glaciers. It’s no wonder that the “adventure capital of the world” is found here. Set off on a multi-sport adventure, paddling along the pristine northern coast in a sea kayak, hiking coastal…

Napier New Zealand population
April 12, 2020

Napier New Zealand population

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive count of the New Zealand population is derived from the Census of Populations and Dwellings conducted by Statistics New Zealand every 5 years. The census night population count of an area in New Zealand is a count of all people present in that area on a given census night. This count…

New Zealand Army Band Edinburgh Tattoo
January 13, 2020

New Zealand Army Band Edinburgh Tattoo

The estimated finishing time for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is likely to be between 10.35pm-10.45pm. If you are taking public transport, bus and train providers have been informed. Limited extra public rail services will be available after the event along with limited extra capacity on some existing timetabled services. Please see or call Metlink on…

Novels set in New Zealand
December 20, 2019

Novels set in New Zealand

Josie Dew is a fantastic cyclist, author and cook. Throughout her life she has made her living by utilizing her catering skills, and has used this to fund her bicycle adventures. Acquiring a taste for travel at a young age, she set off on her first trip when she was just a teenager and today has cycled through over 48 countries. Her writings are funny, sharp…

New Zealand Waiheke Island
September 15, 2019

New Zealand Waiheke Island

The white sandy beaches at Oneroa, Palm Beach and Onetangi slope gently down into the Hauraki Gulf. They are perfect for swimming, kayaking, strolling along or having a picnic in the sun. If you’re a walker, explore the island’s trails which meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. At the eastern end of the island…

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