Greetings from New Zealand

In the column “Postcard, from New Zealand”, originally appearing in The San Francisco Chronicle on 8 February 1966, American travel writer Stanton Delaplane said: “I must say the country is much improved for the tourist. When I was here a few years ago, the pride of Auckland was a windy nightclub-restaurant called the Hi Diddle Griddle. Now there are several good restaurants. The Gourmet is still operating and there’s La Boheme, Palermo, El Matador and Toby Jug.” Furthermore: “It is pretty, rolling country. Grass-green, dotted with white clouds of New Zealand sheep. If you start counting sheep, you’ll never make it… [and] the trout streams along here are a fisherman’s dream.” Delaplane began his syndicated humorous travel column, “Postcards” in 1953.


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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…