New Zealand Will Be Waiting for You

“New Zealand remains on the top of many tourists’ travel bucket lists,” Forbes contributor Fiona Tapp writes. “But now that travel is severely restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dreams of exploring New Zealand need to be put on hold, at least for the time being.”

“Visit Auckland, part of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development just released a beautiful video celebrating all that makes this city and indeed the entire country so special,” Tapp writes.

“All of the photography and video for the short movie was shot before the virus took hold, with narration and editing taking place from home. The name of the video, Papatūānuku is breathing, and comes from the Māori word, meaning Mother Earth.

“The central message presented is that all the beauty and majestic natural splendour of New Zealand is waiting for you, and until you can travel, just listen.

“I can’t continue my love affair with New Zealand right now in person, but I can fill my plate with Kiwi tastes, like grass-fed lamb, wagyu beef and venison raised right on those lush hillsides, deep valleys and greenest pastures. With every bite I am planning my future return to this most beautiful part of Papatūānuku.”

Original article by Fiona Tapp, Forbes, April 22, 2020.

Photo by Aaron Sebastian.


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