Tag Archives: Christmas

Southern Hemisphere Christmas Variations

Southern Hemisphere Christmas Variations

“As the resident southern hemispherian, my colleagues had a lot of questions about what Christmas is really like down under. Spoiler: we eat the same things as you,” UK-based digital and lifestyle reporter Laura…

Chantelle Nicholson’s Ultimate Vegan Christmas

Chantelle Nicholson’s Ultimate Vegan Christmas

Chantelle Nicholson, the New Zealand-born former lawyer-turned-chef at Marcus Wareing’s London restaurant Tredwells, may be an omnivore but she’s passionate about plant-based food. The numbers of full-time vegans increased four-fold in the last ten years…

Coca Cola Christmas in the Park 2015

Coca Cola Christmas in the Park 2015

Watch the annual event organised by Coca Cola held at the Auckland Domain. During the festival the night is filled with an amazing fireworks display and people of all…

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Want to make some festive Christmas Tree Cupcakes for Christmas? Watch to see how easy to create such cute and festive Christmas tree cupcakes by allrecipes. They are great…

Julia Grace – Silent Night

Julia Grace – Silent Night

Listen to the beautiful voice of Kiwi artist Julia Grace as she performs a Christmas favourite ‘Silent Night’ in the Shine TV studio.

Christmas at Kapiti Coast

Christmas at Kapiti Coast

Take a look at the beautiful and amazing Christmas light display at Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. The video features all the cute animated robotics, toys and lights that create…

Lotto’s Christmas

Lotto’s Christmas

Lotto creates a cute little ad for Christmas 2015. What would you buy for Christmas if you won Lotto?

Christchurch Christmas Light Show

Christchurch Christmas Light Show

Have a look at Christchurch’s Christmas Light show by Carl & Maureen from RockinLights Ltd. They have put on another great show with some new characters, displays and music to make this even better…

Meanwhile in New Zealand… A Very Kiwi Christmas

Meanwhile in New Zealand… A Very Kiwi Christmas

Air New Zealand presents “Meanwhile, in New Zealand… A Very Kiwi Christmas” for the children of Portobello, on the Otago Peninsula, a little Christmas Surprise.

Orphans Gather for Alternative Melbourne Christmas

Orphans Gather for Alternative Melbourne Christmas

New Zealand-born jeweller Welfe Bowyer was one of a number of creative Melburnians the Age’s Kylie Northover interviewed this December who spent Christmas less traditionally, banishing baubles and putting holly on hold. “Being a Kiwi,…

New Zealand National Anthem Christmas-Style

New Zealand National Anthem Christmas-Style

Celebrate Christmas in New Zealand while listening to this cute rendition of the National Anthem Christmas-style, or sing along and enjoy the scenery.

Frighteningly Festive

Frighteningly Festive

Auckland’s Whitcoulls Santa statue, which was built in 1960, is the world’s most unintentionally creepy Christmas ornament according to American humour website Cracked. Before a 2009 makeover, the statue had a sly winking left…

Displaced in New York

Displaced in New York

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was amongst those present at the annual Christmas night dinner in the baronial Lincoln Center duplex of Sissy and Max Strauss in New York. Each holiday, more than a hundred…

If only in Afghanistan

If only in Afghanistan

Hamilton doctor Marc Shaw is the first civilian doctor to be deployed with the New Zealand Defence Force in Afghanistan, recently donning a red suit to play Father Christmas at the Banyan camp he…

Jesus Mary and Joseph!

Jesus Mary and Joseph!

Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou mo te ra whanau a Hehu, me te Tau Hou, hoki. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My mate wished me ‘Happy Holidays’ the other day…

May Peace Prevail

May Peace Prevail

It’s Friday, a weekend out from Christmas, and I’m still on the road: Auckland for a multi-gang meeting, Taiwhakaia in the Bay of Plenty for a …

Karen’s Kiwi Christmas

Karen’s Kiwi Christmas

Observer “unwraps Christmas in NZ” from the comfort of Karen Walker’s Waitakere Ranges home. “It’s a guaranteed white Christmas … the manuka trees are frosted with delicate white blooms so that the hillside appears…

Christmas in Auckland

Christmas in Auckland

“Then Christmas dinner – Polynesian style – got under way, accompanied by the sound of guitars and the laughter of girls, flowers in their hair, dancing the hula, the siva and the tamoure.”