Tag Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand Creates 620,000 Km2 Ocean Sanctuary

New Zealand Creates 620,000 Km2 Ocean Sanctuary

“A vast stretch of New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone is being turned into an ocean sanctuary in a landmark deal to preserve one of the most pristine and unique environments on Earth”, according to…

New Zealand Paradise in New York Gallery

New Zealand Paradise in New York Gallery

Transcendental images of New Zealand sky, horizons and water by photographer Brian Sweeney are on show at pop-up New Zealand gallery ORA on New York’s Seventh Avenue. “Paradise Road,” Sweeney’s exhibition of…

Top Ten Safest Countries Of The World

Top Ten Safest Countries Of The World

New Zealand has been ranked the safest country to travel to in a ranking by news portal ABC News Point. The ranking examined how people living in the respective countries thought about their safety…

New Zealand Ranked Highest for Experience in HSBC Expat Explorer Survey

New Zealand Ranked Highest for Experience in HSBC Expat Explorer Survey

New Zealand has been ranked highest for experience and second overall in HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey, which helps people to compare countries across the globe focusing on three categories: economics, experience and…

New Zealand Launches Currency Notes

New Zealand Launches Currency Notes

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has launched new banknotes with new security features, which will go into circulation later this year. “The polymer notes are striking in their design and innovative in their security with the…

Milford Sound – The Eighth Wonder of the World

Milford Sound – The Eighth Wonder of the World

Experience the majestic beauty of New Zealand’s Milford Sound.

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

Queenstown offers “an incredible mix of gorgeous views, great food, fun outdoor activities, and more” writes Geoffrey Morrison for Forbes Magazine. The article collates the Top 12 things to do in the…

Quirky Places and Travel Hacks: New Zealand

Quirky Places and Travel Hacks: New Zealand

Lifehacker has picked five top quirky places and travel hacks for travel in New Zealand so you will explore “New Zealand like you’ve been there a thousand times – even if it’s your first…

Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Antony Harrison, an amateur photographer has described New Zealand’s South Island as his favourite place on earth after travelling around the world for the past 14 years. The man from Manchester only began shooting with…

Diving with Orcas

Diving with Orcas

Watch Sam Galloway’s close encounter with a pod of Orcas while out for a spearfish/cray dive at Little Barrier.

Beautiful New Zealand

Beautiful New Zealand

Take a few minutes to watch this beautiful video of New Zealand.

New Zealand Seventh Most Respected Country

New Zealand Seventh Most Respected Country

New Zealand has been ranked as the seventh most respected country in the 2015 RepTrak Survey conducted by the Reputation Institute, which examines how countries are perceived across the globe. 55 nations were…

Six Picturesque Places in New Zealand You Must Visit

Six Picturesque Places in New Zealand You Must Visit

The Indian Express has featured six breathtaking places in New Zealand “you will absolutely love (…) if you are a nature lover”. 1. Sutherland Falls – New Zealand’s largest waterfall in Milford Sound 2. The Kepler…

New Zealand Attractions Named in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

New Zealand Attractions Named in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

A number of New Zealand attractions including the amusement parks Splash Planet and Rainbow’s End have been recognised in the TripAdvisor  2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Hawke’s Bay’s water park Splash Planet has been…

Scientists to Study Silent Earthquakes off NZ

Scientists to Study Silent Earthquakes off NZ

Scientists have proposed a 2018 pioneering project beneath the seafloor off New Zealand aimed at understanding the mechanisms of silent earthquakes, also known as slow-slip events. “An important way to understand the true cause of…

New Zealand – Bucket List Destination: 6 Ways to Travel on a Budget

New Zealand – Bucket List Destination: 6 Ways to Travel on a Budget

“The sweeping mountain vistas, stunning beaches, vibrant cities and hospitable locals make New Zealand a bucket list travel destination for many”, writes Claire Volkman for the Huffington Post. Getting to New Zealand and staying there…

New Zealand Steps Up To Chair UN Security Council

New Zealand Steps Up To Chair UN Security Council

Throughout July, New Zealand’s top UN diplomat Gerard van Bohemen will take on the responsibilities of the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, and his cited his main goal to facilitate…

New Zealand Ranked Top in Poll of Must-Visit Film Locations

New Zealand Ranked Top in Poll of Must-Visit Film Locations

New Zealand has topped the list of must-visit filming locations in a poll commissioned by HBO Entertainment. The Lord of the Rings film locations were followed by New York (Sex and the City) and The…

New Zealand – One of the World’s Most Peaceful, Least Corrupt Countries

New Zealand – One of the World’s Most Peaceful, Least Corrupt Countries

New Zealand has repeatedly been ranked as one of the Top 4 most peaceful countries in the world by the Global Peace Index as well as the second least corrupt country by…

Michael Fassbender Channels Clint Eastwood in Slow West

Michael Fassbender Channels Clint Eastwood in Slow West

Michael Fassbender channels his favourite cowboy Clint Eastwood in his performance in the newly released action western thriller Slow West, which was filmed in New Zealand’s South Island. While filming in New Zealand Fassbender took…

New Zealand Listed As One Of The Hardest Countries to Invade

New Zealand Listed As One Of The Hardest Countries to Invade

New Zealand, alongside Switzerland and Russia, has been listed as one of the hardest countries in the world to invade. The humorous article in The Independent cited New Zealand’s geographic inaccessibility as the…

18 Instagram Accounts for Everyone Who Loves New Zealand

18 Instagram Accounts for Everyone Who Loves New Zealand

New Zealand is known worldwide for its natural beauty and stunning beachscapes. Buzzfeed has published a list of 17 Instagram accounts, which “will give you an overwhelming desire to book a one-way…

The Ultimate Waterman 2015 New Zealand: Teaser

The Ultimate Waterman 2015 New Zealand: Teaser

See the short teaser for The Ultimate Waterman 2015 that will be held in New Zealand. The world’s finest watermen will come together in New Zealand to compete in…

The Legend of the Anzac Biscuit

The Legend of the Anzac Biscuit

The first published record of the Anzac biscuit, whose origin is “shrouded in myth” was in a New Zealand St Andrew’s Cookery Book published around 1922. The legend of the biscuit is commonly associated with…

Australia and New Zealand to Mark ANZAC Day in Manila

Australia and New Zealand to Mark ANZAC Day in Manila

Australia and New Zealand will jointly commemorate the centenary of the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign in Manila in the Philippines at a dawn service, which will be held in Fort Bonifacio at 5:30 a.m. on…

Kapiti Coast’s captivating “timeless stretch of sand and sea”

Kapiti Coast’s captivating “timeless stretch of sand and sea”

The Kapiti Coast, one of New Zealand’s less-marketed tourism areas, captivates travellers with its “timeless stretch of sand and sea”, warm water and mild climate. The stretch of beaches face the dominant silhouette of Kapiti…

Slow West – Official Trailer

Slow West – Official Trailer

In this revisionist western tale Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as a love struck young man who comes to America to find his true love and gets embroiled with an enigmatic…

New Zealand’s Economy on a Seven – Year High

New Zealand’s Economy on a Seven – Year High

New Zealand’s economy is on a seven-year high with 3.3 percent growth in the last year and the size of the economy growing to 238 billion New Zealand dollars in 2014. In comparison Australia…

New Zealand Beats Britain in Men’s Pursuit Final

New Zealand Beats Britain in Men’s Pursuit Final

New Zealand has beaten Olympic champions Britain in the men’s pursuit final at the track cycling world championships in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France, the team’s first ever world title and the seventh fastest…

Running Gets Epic in Asics’ Biggest Global Campaign

Running Gets Epic in Asics’ Biggest Global Campaign

Asics has just launched its biggest ever global campaign with an epic new advertisement which was shot on location in New Zealand, and features crowds of runners summoned by a hunting horn…

Living a Kiwi Life – Whanganui River Journey – Ep. 28

Living a Kiwi Life – Whanganui River Journey – Ep. 28

The couple again took some time out to take on another New Zealand ‘great walk’ along the Whanganui River. Dubbed the Whanganui Journey this 3-5 day experience thrusts you into…

Ross McEwan Gets down to Business at Royal Bank of Scotland

Ross McEwan Gets down to Business at Royal Bank of Scotland

Very few chief executives of big banks know how to brand a cow, what to do when calving season starts, or how to tell Angus from Shorthorn cattle. Except, that is, Ross McEwan, Financial…

New Zealand Both the Hipster and Tipster’s Choice

New Zealand Both the Hipster and Tipster’s Choice

No longer merely the cool underdog that overachieves, New Zealand is a genuine World Cup contender, according to the Hindu, with Brendon McCullum’s men now possessing a gilded opportunity to go where none of…

Routeburn Track a Spectacle of Jaw-Dropping Scenery

Routeburn Track a Spectacle of Jaw-Dropping Scenery

For the ultimate adventure the Wall Street Journal recommends escaping into the “supersize spectacle” of one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks for a tramp along the 32-km Routeburn Track. Journal correspondent Robin Kawakami (pictured)…

New Zealand – 100 Olympic Medals

New Zealand – 100 Olympic Medals

Relive some of the greatest moments of New Zealand Olympic history from Jack Lovelock to Peter Snell to Valerie Adams in this chronicle of New Zealand athletic success.

Flat White Now Available at Starbucks Throughout the US

Flat White Now Available at Starbucks Throughout the US

When produced properly the Flat White – now on offer at Starbucks throughout the United States – is made with art and science and dolloped with culture, according to Melburnian CNN contributor Andrew Demaria….

Carbon Converter LanzaTech Has Significant Global Potential

Carbon Converter LanzaTech Has Significant Global Potential

Illinois-based LanzaTech, which got its start in a New Zealand basement in 2005, plans to revolutionise ethanol production with a gas-eating microbe, which converts waste gases into useful chemicals and fuels, including ethanol. LanzaTech has…

All Black Sensation Dan Carter’s Paris Move a Big Deal

All Black Sensation Dan Carter’s Paris Move a Big Deal

All Black great Dan Carter, 32, is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when he moves to France after next year’s Rugby World Cup on a three-year deal with Paris club Racing…

Who’s-Who of NZ Sidemen Join Guy Pierce on Debut

Who’s-Who of NZ Sidemen Join Guy Pierce on Debut

An assured, confident debut album draws from Australian actor Guy Pearce’s genuinely appealing voice and a who’s-who of New Zealand sidemen, including Liam Finn regular Jon Mulholland and Tim Finn/Gin Wigmore guitarist Brett Adams. “[The…

Te Araroa Trail One of the World’s Dream Hikes

Te Araroa Trail One of the World’s Dream Hikes

Long-distance tramping route, New Zealand’s new 3000km Te Araroa Trail, is considered one of National Geographic’s best hikes in the world. This year, the publication asked 20 outdoor luminaries – from trail runners to CEOs…

Building a Better Possum Trap

Building a Better Possum Trap

“In New Zealand, killing small mammals brings people together,” writes staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert in her long-form article in the December 22-29 issue of The New Yorker. Kolbert’s story, “The Big Kill,”…

New Zealand Scientist Attains International Pinnacle In His Field

New Zealand Scientist Attains International Pinnacle In His Field

The Riddet Institute’s Principal Investigator, Professor of Food Chemistry Laurie Melton, has been appointed as an editor of the prestigious Food Chemistry publication. Professor Melton’s appointment confirms New Zealand’s leading role in the Food Sciences…

Nine Things We’ve Learned about Peter Jackson’s Epic Saga

Nine Things We’ve Learned about Peter Jackson’s Epic Saga

“Just as there are nine members of the Fellowship, here are nine things we have learned from Peter Jackson’s six-picture behemoth …” Guardian journalist Ryan Gilbey gives us the rundown. “It’s big. But how big?…

Roger Donaldson Remembers New Zealand Beginnings

Roger Donaldson Remembers New Zealand Beginnings

Before he became one of Hollywood’s most dependable big-movie helmers with hits for stars such as Eastwood, Pacino, Cruise, Costner, Hopkins, Statham, Brosnan, Roger Donaldson, 69, literally helped invent the film industry in New…

Arrow Star Manu Bennett Revels in Playing the Bad Guy

Arrow Star Manu Bennett Revels in Playing the Bad Guy

Playing the bad guy has never worried New Zealand-born actor Manu Bennett who enjoys the roles of two deliciously deviant characters at the moment: Arrow’s anti-hero Slade Wilson (aka Deathstroke) and the terrifying Orc…

New Zealand Named Best Tourist Destination

New Zealand Named Best Tourist Destination

New Zealand has been voted as Telegraph reader’s favourite country at the Telegraph Travel Awards 2014, for the third year running. Almost 90,000 people voted for their favourite travel companies and destinations, making it…

Stars Dazzle At The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies World Premiere

Stars Dazzle At The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies World Premiere

Oscar Winning New Zealand director Sir Peter Jackson and his stars arrived on a green carpet for the world premiere of his latest film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The premiere was…

NZ-China Sign World-First TV Co-Production Agreement

NZ-China Sign World-First TV Co-Production Agreement

The New Zealand and China governments have signed what’s said to be a world first television industry co-production agreement, which is in addition to a feature film treaty signed in 2010 and is the…

STIHL: Mercy Dash Ad

STIHL: Mercy Dash Ad

Continuing their story of two bickering brothers who desire to have their fathers chainsaw STIHL have created this very funny ad of just how far one man will go…

New Zealand Ranked 10th in Quality of Life for Elderly Index

New Zealand Ranked 10th in Quality of Life for Elderly Index

New Zealand is one of the best countries in the world to grow old in, coming 10th in the Global AgeWatch Index which ranks countries by how well their older populations are faring. Norway topped the…

Art History in New Zealand

Art History in New Zealand

What are the most distinctive aspects of our art and culture? What are the particular challenges and opportunities for art historians working in New Zealand?

Peter Jackson talks to James Nesbitt About NZ Film Industry

Peter Jackson talks to James Nesbitt About NZ Film Industry

Take a look at a small interview by James Nesbitt, also known as his character for Bofur in Peter Jackson’s three-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, as he interviews…

Feel Fruju’s ‘Ooh Aah!’ (1980’s)

Feel Fruju’s ‘Ooh Aah!’ (1980’s)

Feel the freshness of Tip Top’s original 80’s Fruju commercial. Tip Top ice cream is one of New Zealand’s most loved ice cream producers and is a subsidiary of…

Most Beautiful Place in the World

Most Beautiful Place in the World

This beautifully made video was shot during 10 days in Northland New Zealand, showcasing the fantastic and most amazing scenery New Zealand has to offer. Music by: Craig Armstrong…

What New Zealand Can Teach the Rest of the World about Living Well

What New Zealand Can Teach the Rest of the World about Living Well

In The Huffington Post’s recent Living Well, On Location series, it was declared that New Zealand can teach a lot about “health,…

GoPro: Kayak New Zealand

GoPro: Kayak New Zealand

Join the adventure in beautiful New Zealand as Ben Brown and Rush Sturges attempt to tackle daring but picturesque rivers. Pushing their limits to conquer some of the most…