Tag Archives: New Zealand

Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country

Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country

“It sounds like fake news: ‘There’s a guy near Christchurch, he’s exporting compressed New Zealand air to China. In a canister. With a mask.’ But when I check it out later, I find it’s…

5 Reasons to Visit Bay Of Islands New Zealand

5 Reasons to Visit Bay Of Islands New Zealand

There are plenty of activities – both adrenaline-filled and calm – in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands – “an area rich in history and culture” with beautiful surroundings. Carley Olley writes about her favourites…

New Zealand Wants the World to Love Feijoas

New Zealand Wants the World to Love Feijoas

At this time of year, New Zealanders in the diaspora will do just about anything to get their hands on ‘green gold’. Now exporters have their eye on a wider market. Guardian Australia journalist…

New Zealand’s Ambitious Plan to Save Birds

New Zealand’s Ambitious Plan to Save Birds

New Zealand has set itself an environmental goal so ambitious it’s been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, possum and stoat, The Telegraph reports. The…

New Zealand’s Pies – “Handheld Kiwi National Treasure”

New Zealand’s Pies – “Handheld Kiwi National Treasure”

“As an expat returning home to New Zealand for the first time in more than a year, I need to eat a pie,” writes Lynda Brendish in an article for

“The Road Starts Here” New Zealand Comes Aboard China’s OBOR Initiative

“The Road Starts Here” New Zealand Comes Aboard China’s OBOR Initiative

“To many in New Zealand, the country looks like an isolated outpost on a map girdled by economic powerhouses a hemisphere away. It’s the end of a trail that snakes through Southeast Asia and…

5 Offbeat New Zealand Destinations

5 Offbeat New Zealand Destinations

As tempting as “running off to the tropics or backpacking through the tourist destinations of Europe” are, “the hidden gem of getaways is absolutely New Zealand,” writes Shenkeri in an article on

New Zealand Leading Country For Female Entrepreneurs

New Zealand Leading Country For Female Entrepreneurs

“New Zealand has been named the best country for supporting female entrepreneurship, according to MasterCard’s inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs,” writes Faaez Samadi for Campaign Asia. “While there is still work to do,…

10 Best Hostels in New Zealand

10 Best Hostels in New Zealand

“New Zealand is an incredible country. One of the most photogenic places I’ve ever been. An extensive collection of excellent hostels means travelling there doesn’t have to be expensive,” writes Geoffrey Morrison in an…

New Zealand Number One for ‘Sociability and Being Beautiful’

New Zealand Number One for ‘Sociability and Being Beautiful’

New Zealand is ranked number one for ‘sociability and being beautiful’ in an index published by The Telegraph, which examines what different countries around the world are number one in. “The Legatum Prosperity Index, which,…

How Earth’s Newest Continent ‘Zealandia’ Was Found

How Earth’s Newest Continent ‘Zealandia’ Was Found

Scientist recently discovered that “earth has a brand-new continent called Zealandia,” writes Dave Mosher in an article for Business Insider Australia. “What’s less widely known about the discovery, however, is how it…

Earth Has Brand-New Continent Called Zealandia

Earth Has Brand-New Continent Called Zealandia

“A new study of Earth’s crust, has found that there’s a seventh geologic continent called ‘Zealandia,’ and it has been hiding under our figurative noses for millennia.” New Zealand and New Caledonia are part…

Why Martinborough, New Zealand, Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

Why Martinborough, New Zealand, Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

Erin Florio, a “homesick Kiwi”, explains why everyone should be sipping their way through Martinborough in an article for Condé Nast Traveler. She remembers family trips to the South Wairarapa District in…

Everything Wrong with the NZ Doomsday Survival Plan

Everything Wrong with the NZ Doomsday Survival Plan

“You know things are getting risky when billionaires start making plans to flee to New Zealand on the off chance civilization might collapse,” writes Outside magazine contributing editor Wes Siler. “The thing is, despite…

New Zealand’s Most Romantic Spots

New Zealand’s Most Romantic Spots

“Lush landscapes, star-filled skies and the breathtaking beauty of some of the world’s most untouched natural wonders and pristine beaches all make New Zealand the perfect place to propose to the love of your…

New Zealand Second Best Country For Business

New Zealand Second Best Country For Business

New Zealand has been identified as the second best country for business in 2017 in Forbes’ annual list of the Best Countries for Business. It’s the “11th straight year Forbes has gauged…

New Zealand the Safe Haven for Super-Rich Preparing for Doomsday

New Zealand the Safe Haven for Super-Rich Preparing for Doomsday

“Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization,” writes Evan Osnos in an article in The New Yorker. While some…

New Zealand One Of The Countries Where Expats Have Best Quality of Life

New Zealand One Of The Countries Where Expats Have Best Quality of Life

New Zealand has taken spot 13 in a ranking of quality of life for expats in InterNation’s Expat Insider 2016 survey, “tipped as “one of the most extensive studies ever conducted to explore the…

Relax at Northland Luxury Lodge

Relax at Northland Luxury Lodge

Are you tired of the cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere? W Magazine proposes to pack your “swimsuit and jet off to one of these stunning new hotels for a few days…

Rotorua: A Backpacker’s Playground

Rotorua: A Backpacker’s Playground

If you are an adventure freak, Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island should be at the top of your wish list, as reported in an article in The Indian Express. Rotorua is…

Waitomo Glowworm Caves – One of The World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

Waitomo Glowworm Caves – One of The World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

New Zealand’s Waitomo Glowworm Caves have been featured as one of the world’s coolest underground attractions in an article on News.com.au. “Found below rolling green hills about two hours south of Auckland, these…

Wellington Zoo A Must-Visit

Wellington Zoo A Must-Visit

Wellington Zoo in New Zealand has been featured as “one of the most amazing zoos around the world”, as reported in an article in Travelers Today. “The Wellington Zoo houses native endangered species…

Drones Delivering Domino’s Pizzas To Customers

Drones Delivering Domino’s Pizzas To Customers

Domino’s Pizza has started to deliver pizzas using drones in the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand and the company is planning to make it available at more New Zealand stores in the future,…

The Green Landscapes Of New Zealand

The Green Landscapes Of New Zealand

“From the undeveloped interiors of Caribbean islands to the virgin jungles of southwestern Africa to the temperate rain forests of Oceania and the Pacific Northwest, it is possible to trek through a huge variety…

New Zealand Is The New Refuge For the Mega Rich

New Zealand Is The New Refuge For the Mega Rich

New Zealand’s isolation has long been considered the country’s Achilles heel. “That remoteness is turning into an advantage, however, with hedge-fund pioneer Julian Robertson to Russian steel titan Alexander Abramov and Hollywood director James…

New Zealand The World’s Most Prosperous Country

New Zealand The World’s Most Prosperous Country

New  Zealand  has topped the Legatum Institute’s 10th annual global Prosperity Index, “a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world,” writes Will Martin in an article for Business…

Best Places To Hike In New Zealand

Best Places To Hike In New Zealand

As the New Zealand summer is quickly approaching, people from all over the world flock to New Zealand. A guest post on Buzzfeed lists some amazing places to go hiking in New…

NZ Is Australians’ Most Desirable Holiday Destination

NZ Is Australians’ Most Desirable Holiday Destination

New research by Roy Morgan Research has found that New Zealand is the “most desirable destination” for Australians followed by the USA, as reported in an article in B&T. “Although New Zealand figures…

The Boundless Beauty Of New Zealand

The Boundless Beauty Of New Zealand

“Awe-inspiring and thought-provoking, New Zealand is the ideal setting for an immersive experience of food, nature, culture and community,” writes Simone Louis for Verve Magazine India. Louis said she “found it hard to…

Hidden New Zealand Gem

Hidden New Zealand Gem

“The Catlins region of New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets” and “has such variety, including stunning waterfalls, amazing wildlife and beautiful beaches”, writes Nicola Barnard for The Huffington…

Glenorchy’s Mountain Ranges One of the Most Beautiful Peaks

Glenorchy’s Mountain Ranges One of the Most Beautiful Peaks

Glenorchy and its mountain ranges have been included in a list of the most beautiful peaks in the world in an article by Lizzie Mulherin for The Daily Express. “Arguably, one of…

Hundreds of Jellyfish Landings at New Zealand Coastline

Hundreds of Jellyfish Landings at New Zealand Coastline

“In the last month mass jellyfish landings have been reported on beaches from Nelson in the South Island to Whangarei in the top of the North Island,” writes Eleanor Ainge Roy for

New Zealand Will Surprise You

New Zealand Will Surprise You

New Zealand has become a travel favourite for people around the world. While known for its beautiful scenery, it “is so much more than the sum of its varied landscapes,” as reported in an…

4 Hidden Gems to See in New Zealand

4 Hidden Gems to See in New Zealand

“Tell someone you will be traveling to New Zealand, and you are bound to be showered with plenty of free travel advice,” writes travel blogger Worldwide Scott in an article for

Excellent Reasons to go to New Zealand

Excellent Reasons to go to New Zealand

While New Zealand “is an adventure traveler’s paradise with bungee jumping, skydiving and extreme zorbing options galore, you don’t have to be Richard Branson to enjoy it all,” writes Beau Flemister for

New Zealand – 13th Most Competitive Country

New Zealand – 13th Most Competitive Country

New Zealand has been identified as the 13th most competitive country in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. “Countries were ranked according to the “12 pillars of competitiveness,” which includes macro-economic environment, infrastructure, health…

New Zealand Beloved by Expats in HSBC Ranking

New Zealand Beloved by Expats in HSBC Ranking

New Zealand has been ranked as the runner-up in global financial services company HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey, in which researchers asked a range of questions to 27,000 expats from 190 different countries and territories,…

Rotorua: North Island Adventure Capital

Rotorua: North Island Adventure Capital

Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island has “re-invented itself as the adventure capital of the North Island,” writes Sandra Smedhall for CNN. Its “unique combination of forests, lakes, geothermal activity and Maori culture…

Sleep Under The Stars At Pure Pods

Sleep Under The Stars At Pure Pods

New Zealand’s Pure Pods has been included in a list of 10 luxury accommodations in which you can sleep under the stars. “There is an intriguing option for anyone looking to unwind beneath a…

How Xero Made It By Doing Everything Backwards

How Xero Made It By Doing Everything Backwards

“It’s rare for a startup to go public almost within one year of being founded. But then again, how many startups do you know from Wellington, New Zealand,” writes Ariel Bogle for

5 Lazy Ways to See New Zealand’s Natural Beauty

5 Lazy Ways to See New Zealand’s Natural Beauty

“In addition to the heart-pounding adventure sports that make New Zealand world-famous, the island nation is chock full of less strenuous activities that are just as worthwhile as their adrenaline-pumping alternatives,” writes A. Van…

NZ & Canada Sign Co-Production Treaty

NZ & Canada Sign Co-Production Treaty

New Zealand and Canada have “signed a co-production treaty that will allow enhanced film and TV industry cooperation between the two English-speaking territories,” writes Patrick Frater for Variety. “The treaty was signed…

Wine and Dine Your Way Through NZ

Wine and Dine Your Way Through NZ

“From freshly caught seafood to lamb, meat, everything, the delicious yet frequently underrated cuisine New Zealand offers should top your foodie-travel bucket list,” writes A. Van Houten for Paste Magazine in an…

NZ’s Must-See Photography Locations

NZ’s Must-See Photography Locations

New Zealand boasts “some of the finest natural landscapes on Earth” and is a “paradise for photographers and nature lovers alike”, writes William Patino on his photography blog. In his blog post he…

Cruise Industry Growing in New Zealand

Cruise Industry Growing in New Zealand

New Zealand’s cruise industry is experiencing an increase in cruise passengers. More than 254,000 passengers and 92,000 crew members visited the country during the August 2015 to June 2016 cruise season, as reported in…

New Zealand Scores High in Expat Report

New Zealand Scores High in Expat Report

New Zealand has been ranked the fifth best country for expats in a ranking by “InterNations, which recently produced the Expat Insider 2016 report — one of the largest expat surveys in…

NZ Tops IMF’s Housing Unaffordability List

NZ Tops IMF’s Housing Unaffordability List

New Zealand has topped the International Monetary Fund’s list for housing unaffordability and has outpaced 31 other countries in the house prices to income ratio category. It hit nearly 130 points on…

What to Do in New Zealand

What to Do in New Zealand

21-year-old Taylor Gleason has travelled to 65 countries, “documenting it all — in classic millennial fashion — on an Instagram account that has amassed an impressive 65,800 followers,” writes Brittany Kriegstein in…

Top Beach Hotels on NZ’s South Island

Top Beach Hotels on NZ’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is known for its “dramatic scenery, captivating wildlife and splendid isolation.” “Beach resorts and retreats on New Zealand’s South Island make the most of dramatic views, as well as offering…

Akarao – A Romantic Destination

Akarao – A Romantic Destination

New Zealand’s Akaroa has been featured as one of eight romantic off the beaten track holiday destinations in an article in Malay Mail Online. The list has been collated by Booking.com. Akaroa…

‘Pete’s Dragon’ Stars Love New Zealand Locations

‘Pete’s Dragon’ Stars Love New Zealand Locations

Chances are that by the time you leave the theatre after watching “Pete’s Dragon” you have not only fallen in love with Elliott the dragon, but also New Zealand, where the movie was filmed,…

Indulge Your Wanderlust in New Zealand

Indulge Your Wanderlust in New Zealand

In New Zealand “you can take in the beauty of mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes and stunning coastline all within a day, and still have the chance to spot wildlife in its natural…

NZ Is the Hottest New Spot for Vacation Homes

NZ Is the Hottest New Spot for Vacation Homes

“Auckland has replaced Toronto as the most popular luxury market for wealthy individuals who are looking to buy a second home, according to a report from Christie’s International Real Estate,” writes Christopher Tkaczyk in…

New Zealand Connects To Ultra-Fast Broadband

New Zealand Connects To Ultra-Fast Broadband

“More than one million households, businesses, schools, and hospitals in New Zealand are now connected to the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) services,” reports Eden Estopace for EnterpriseInnovation.net. “This means 2.4 million New Zealanders…

New Zealand’s Best Walks

New Zealand’s Best Walks

Two New Zealand walks – the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and  the Rees-Dart Track -have been featured in a Lonely Planet article on Australia’s and New Zealand’s best free walks. New Zealand’s Tongariro Alpine…

The 6 Best Snow Adventures In New Zealand

The 6 Best Snow Adventures In New Zealand

“The land of the long white cloud is home to breath-taking topography that ranges from indigenous beech forests to scorching beaches to wine country,” writes Elyse Romano for D’MARGE. In winter New…