Lions and Tigers and Keas, Oh My!

National Post travel article muses on the many similarities between NZ and Canada: “The gracious wooden Victorian houses of Wellington could have been stolen from sea captains in the Maritimes. New Zealand’s endless high country sheep ranches belong in Alberta. The imperial mountains that run like a spine through South Island are kissing cousins of our Rockies […] Canada is an expanded version of New Zealand. Extreme cold aside, they have what we have, just on a more manageable scale. Tourists are directed to an uncannily Canadian log cabin in Featherston, inhabited by NZ’s answer to the Crocodile Hunter – Tuatara Ted. Ted’s taxidermy collection includes both native and exotic fauna – he has an ongoing arrangement with the Wellington Zoo.


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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…