Glisten Like a Pearl …

NZ locales and services scored points with international tourists in the annual Condé Nast Readers Choice Awards, the most prestigious and comprehensive poll of its kind. Christchurch and Queenstown ranked highly on the friendliness test, with 90.5 and 90.1 points respectively. Queenstown was also listed as 8th best Asian/Pacific city, with Wellington coming in at number 10. Perennial favourite, Huka Lodge, made the top 100 international hotels and was named 3rd best in the Pacific Rim. The Auckland Hilton also featured on the Pacific Rim Top 10, in 8th place. Last but not least, Air NZ’s remarkable financial about-turn this year saw it voted 5th best international airline.


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Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

American broadcaster CNN offers up an “insider’s guide to Aotearoa’s must-see destinations, including some off-the-beaten-track gems”. Starting at the top of the North Island, CNN’s Lucy Corry recommends Cape Reinga where: “You’ll…