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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Auckland Creatives Give Condé Nast a City Tour

Auckland Creatives Give Condé Nast a City Tour

Auckland-based designer Lillie Toogood and husband Dirk Paetzold are helping shape the story of New Zealand now for an international audience. The pair were recently interviewed by Condé Nast Traveler for…