Better Slopes Over Here

New Zealanders and Australians share a “friendly” rivalry until it comes to the snow, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash for The Age in an article comparing the two country’s ski fields. “More than one-third of the skiers and snowboarders taking to the slopes in New Zealand are Australian and that presence is growing. New Zealand has the longest vertical, a whopping 722m at Turoa ski field and the steepest pitch, at Treble Cone’s Motatapu Chutes, which require an avalanche transceiver and a notification to ski patrol that you are skiing them.” New Zealand is also a cheaper place to ski and has more terrain parks.


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What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

Wellington is, “of course”, the more “Melbourne” of the North Island’s two largest cities, according to Pedestrian TV correspondent Chantelle Schmidt. Schmidt writes that Wellington is “art, vintage, bars and all-round…