Bienvenue à Akaroa

“Akaroa is reportedly sufficiently French to confuse some passengers straight off the [cruise] ship, who are puzzled by the French flags flying above the town, perhaps thinking they’ve ended up in New Caledonia rather than New Zealand,” the Herald Sun’s Anthony Dennis writes. “Its impressive setting between towering green hills and a shallow blue harbour, as well as the abundant marine life, is sufficiently persuasive to convert this visitor.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…