Tag Archives: Aotearoa

NZ Photographers in New York City Exhibition

NZ Photographers in New York City Exhibition

New Zealand artists Nichola Clark, Jonathan Pilkington, Claire Price, and Andrew B. White are featured in New York’s Ora Gallery’s exhibition Anthropocene Vision: Photography by Four Artists. Anthropocene…

Aotearoa – Stan Walker, Ria Hall, Maisey Rika & Troy Kingi

Aotearoa – Stan Walker, Ria Hall, Maisey Rika & Troy Kingi

Listen to the amazing voices of Stan Walker, Ria Hall, Maisey Rika & Troy Kingi singing a waiata lauched on Maori Television. The song acknowledges the Maori culture and…

Maori Culture

Maori Culture

100% Pure New Zealand presents a video about experiencing New Zealand’s indigenous M?ori culture and the variety of tourists who come to Aotearoa to learn and be a part…

Aotearoa: Minuit

Aotearoa: Minuit

Once Was Gangman Styles

Once Was Gangman Styles

As I approach my 60th year (next month) I’m increasingly reflecting on times past and what the hell I intend to do with the time…

Colours of Aotearoa

Colours of Aotearoa

Whanganui-born composer Douglas Lilburn’s overture ‘Aotearoa’ and ‘Symphony No. 2’ were recently performed by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in Charleston; the conductor was New Zealander Grant Cooper, who is also the orchestra’s artistic…

Spoilt for Choice

Spoilt for Choice

An Australian travel guide to NZ’s top 30 lakes covers the length and breadth of Aotearoa, from world-class trout fishing at Lake Turangi, to the “perfectly still bush reflections” at Lake Ianthe, near Mt…

Three Ways to See NZ

Three Ways to See NZ

Three travel articles on NZ appeared in North American newspapers this month, each offering a different way to experience Aotearoa. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Naomi Koppel chose to tramp around the South Island, taking in “one breathtaking vista…

Been There, Done That

Been There, Done That

A selection of readers’ NZ travel tips appeared in the Guardian‘s travel pages this month. The information was gathered from the newspaper’s “I’ve been there” website, which features six pages of travellers’ suggestions for Aotearoa. The tips…

Fashionable Folk

Fashionable Folk

Australia’s Frankie magazine features an 8-page spread on NZ “fashionable folk” in its April/May issue. Students, models and DJ’s are asked to name their favourite hang-outs, shopping haunts and things about NZ while wearing…

Mongolian Musings

Mongolian Musings

Auckland born investment banker, John O’Loghlen, muses on Mongolia in the nicely titled Feeding a Dragon: Mongolia’s Position within a Rising Asia. Observations on the Land of Eternal Blue Sky for the Land of the…

Brits on the Move

Brits on the Move

The Times article explores the current trend of Britons emigrating to NZ, focusing on a young family from Bath who settled in Wanganui a year and a half ago. According to Paul and Estelle Collins, positives…

“Pretty Damn Sweet”

“Pretty Damn Sweet”

A US exchange student in NZ writes an ode to Aotearoa in his home college newspaper, the New Hampster. “I think I’ve got NZ fever already. This country has been described as a laidback, fun place…

Staying Power

Staying Power

Aotearoa has a starring role in wine writer Thom Elkjer’s overview of sauvignon blanc – past and present – for the  SF Chronicle. NZ has been a major player in the grape’s popularity since ” out…

The People’s Choice

The People’s Choice

Aotearoa earned its second consecutive “Top Destination for the Coming Year” award in the annual poll of Lonely Planet staff around the world. According to global travel editor, Don George, for one country to top the poll…

Fairydown Man Enough for Hillary

Fairydown Man Enough for Hillary

NZ outdoor label, Fairydown, is to be re-named ‘Zone,’ after market research revealed Australian men to be uncomfortable with the original tag’s effeminate connotations. Sir Edmund Hillary, who used a Fairydown sleeping bag on his 1953 ascent…

Wahine Takes Manhattan

Wahine Takes Manhattan

Pania Rose, Australia’s latest supermodel has an Aotearoa genetic advantage: “After securing local campaigns for Country Road and the all-Aussie undies label , the 19-year-old has hit the big time in the US, scoring…

Charting the Edge

Charting the Edge

Sydney’s Morning Herald publishes its 2003 top-10 lists for global rovers with Aotearoa again destination du jour. The chart toppers – Wine: Marlborough (“with its combination of bush, mountains and coastline … Cloudy Bay, Cairnrae and Allan…

Frontier Neuseeland

Frontier Neuseeland

44-page cover spread on NZ in December’s GEO Saison – Germany’s premiere travel magazine. The article, “New Zealand – Setting out into the Big Freedom,” focuses on ex-pat Germans in Aotearoa, from Northland to Stewart Island. The…

Aotearoa Adornment

Aotearoa Adornment

Auckland artist George Nuku’s mother-of-pearl pendants draw inspiration from his Maori cultural heritage and feature on the cover of June’s American Vogue. “Pile on multiple pendants for a modern, urban edge”, Elle’s ‘make it your…

Utopia: Wild at Heart

Utopia: Wild at Heart

“The grandeur of this place is so extreme it makes you want to dive right into the heart of it”, Aotearoa-NZ is May cover country of one of the world’s most prestigious travel magazines, National Geographic…

Clean, Green and Safe

Clean, Green and Safe

Condé Nast Traveller recently rated Aotearoa the world’s safest destination and the Government wants to make sure the haven remains safe, committing increased resources to help fight terrorism.

Netjetters in New Zealand

Netjetters in New Zealand

Two of the Guardian’s globe-trotting “Netjetters” are lassoed by Aotearoa’s lures and both have trouble getting back on the plane. Sue jetboats in Queenstown, visits her first rodeo and is “very sorry to leave” and Milly finds…

Cut Along and Make It Your Own Way: Magnificent Cycling on the Road

Cut Along and Make It Your Own Way: Magnificent Cycling on the Road

The South China Morning Post’s took the North to South bicycle route through through the magnificent volcanic landscapes, tumbling glaciers and rugged coastlines of Aotearoa, and reflected back in the office: “Already I was yearning to be…