Diamond and the Rough

Independent travel writer indulges mind, body and soul in NZ’s up and coming wine and tourism centre, the Wairarapa. After experiencing chocolate therapy at Greytown’s Schoc, sampling the region’s famed Pinot Noir at Tirohana Estate, trout fishing in the Ruamahanga, and relaxing at Wharekauhau Lodge, writer Lucy Gilmore is completely won over. “The Wairarapa still has grit – the type you find with a pearl.”


Tags: Greytown  Independent (The)  Lucy Gilmore  NZ Wine Industry  Pinot Noir  Schoc  the Ruamahanga  the Wairarapa  Tirohana Estate  Wharekauhau Lodge  

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…