• Moutohora – Whale’s Song

    Moutohora – Whale’s Song

    We don’t have long to wait before seeing something special on Whale Island (Moutohora). Within a couple of minutes of disembarking from our boat, the Moutohora Cat, our lead guide Jenny kneels down on [...]

  • Opotiki – Shalfoon’s Timeless Treasure Trove

    Opotiki – Shalfoon’s Timeless Treasure Trove

    A cloud of choking dust flies up as the 120-year-old wooden doors crash open, revealing a crumbling brick dynamite store. The dingy interior is empty except for dust-shrouded, decaying empty boxes marked ‘Blasting Powder’. [...]

  • Waiuta – Preserving the Past

    Waiuta – Preserving the Past

    In its time, Waiuta was regarded by its residents as a good place to live and, although long deserted, it affords a variety of interesting sights and activities for visitors. Numerous goldmine heritage sites [...]

  • North Southland

    North Southland

    From Kingston at the southern tip of Lake Wakatipu, to Lumsden in the south, lie thousands of hectares of peaceful farmland with few urban settlements. Lumsden is northern Southland’s biggest town, population around 480, [...]

  • Rebirth and revival in Otago

    Rebirth and revival in Otago

    Before I get started, let me make a disclosure about Dunedin. I love the place. Dunedin is the best city in New Zealand. It has natural beauty and wildlife in abundance, it has a [...]

  • Shake, Rattle and Roll

    Shake, Rattle and Roll

    It has been a bit of a rock’n’rolling time over the last few weeks, following the large 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the world for residents in North Canterbury through Kaikoura, all the way [...]

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Moutohora – Whale’s Song

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

We don’t have long to wait before seeing something special on Whale Island (Moutohora). Within a couple of minutes of disembarking from our [...]

Opotiki – Shalfoon’s Timeless Treasure Trove

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

A cloud of choking dust flies up as the 120-year-old wooden doors crash open, revealing a crumbling brick dynamite store. The dingy interior [...]

Waiuta – Preserving the Past

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

In its time, Waiuta was regarded by its residents as a good place to live and, although long deserted, it affords a variety [...]

North Southland

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

From Kingston at the southern tip of Lake Wakatipu, to Lumsden in the south, lie thousands of hectares of peaceful farmland with few [...]

Rebirth and revival in Otago

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Before I get started, let me make a disclosure about Dunedin. I love the place. Dunedin is the best city in New Zealand. [...]

Shake, Rattle and Roll

December 18th, 2016|0 Comments

It has been a bit of a rock’n’rolling time over the last few weeks, following the large 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the [...]