Beauty in Cold

Winter in New Zealand is captured in seascape images by Independent photographer Hannah Bills, who travelled through Wellington and then south, taking shots in and around Christchurch, “the Oxford of the southern hemisphere.” “Intensely cold, mid-winter days in New Zealand, especially in the south island,” writes partner Peter Bills, “often produce vivid blue skies to tempt the photographer. The sunsets can be wondrous, dramatic; nature’s fireworks at the end of a day. But the blue skies of day time also offer dramatic backdrops for photos, as is seen with the sculpture of flowers which stands in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square. The lack of visitors at this time of year in the southern hemisphere enhances the scenes of naturalbeauty to be found all over the antipodes.”


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…