Harmonious Sanctuaries

Woodbridge, Hortensia House and Ayrlies Garden are three of New Zealand’s “stand out” gardens, which Go Upstate’s Betty Montgomery visited on an “unforgettable trip” to summer south of the equator. “Woodbridge was started in 1991 when Christine and Tony Peek moved from the city of Auckland to the countryside … [where they created] an oasis of beauty. Hortensia House is another garden that charmed me. It is in the Marlborough area [and owned by Huguette Michel, whose] talent for colour along with her gardening skills have created a harmonious sanctuary that reflects her creative talents. Ayrlies Garden, [east of Auckland], considered by many to be the most magnificent garden in all of New Zealand … is breathtaking. The ponds, streams and waterfalls add to the pleasure of this splendid garden.”


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Chief Censor David Shanks Tackles the C-Word

Chief Censor David Shanks Tackles the C-Word

When David Shanks presents himself at international conferences, his peers recoil slightly, Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for The Guardian. “I’d introduce myself as, ‘Hi, I’m David from New Zealand. New Zealand’s chief censor,’”…