Tag Archives: Northland

Housing Crisis Bites in Northland

Housing Crisis Bites in Northland

A 30 per cent  rise in people waiting for state housing in Northland is fuelling New Zealand’s “desperate” shortage in affordable homes, resulting in some families living in the woods, and in huts built…

What Is the Sea Telling Us about Whale Strandings?

What Is the Sea Telling Us about Whale Strandings?

Whale whisperer Hori Parata was just seven years old when he attended his first mass stranding, a beaching of porpoises in Northland, their cries screeching through the air on the deserted stretch of sand. Seven…

While Away the Weekend in Auckland and Northland

While Away the Weekend in Auckland and Northland

From breathtaking golf courses to pristine waterways, there are many amazing ways to enjoy New Zealand’s northernmost tip, Tourism New Zealand promotes in gallery format on Britain’s Guardian news site. “Legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau…

Finding renewal in New Zealand’s Birthplace

Finding renewal in New Zealand’s Birthplace

“The cultural history distinctive and beautiful region at the far northern edge of the North Island – from the kauri forests to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, from the colonial buildings and whaling…

Tane Mahuta Puts Down Roots in Melbourne

Tane Mahuta Puts Down Roots in Melbourne

Tourism New Zealand is bringing the rich history of Tane Mahuta to Melbourne’s CBD with a new eight-week campaign, “Every day’s a different journey in Northland”. The out-of-home campaign is focused around a giant art…

New Zealand From Above: Northland

New Zealand From Above: Northland

Watch the full-length documentary about New Zealand’s North Island. New Zealand from Above is a 5 episode TV series about an aerial journey from the deep south of the…

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…

Kauri Forests Charm Canadian Visitor

Kauri Forests Charm Canadian Visitor

Travelling through Northland on a ten-day tour of the country, National Post writer Maryam Siddiqi decides that ultimately, “the rugged west coast and its glittering green water” left the greatest impression on her. “As…

Bolthole for Bargain Hunters

Bolthole for Bargain Hunters

Kauri Cliffs Lodge in the Bay of Islands is home to billionaire American hedge fund manager, Julian Robertson, the founder of Tiger Asset Management. But according to investment strategist Tim Staermose, “you…

Memories Of Travel To The Sea

Memories Of Travel To The Sea

Auckland-born DJ and BBC Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe describes his life in travel with the Independent. Lowe’s first holiday memory is driving to the Bay of Islands. “I remember being packed into my dad’s…

Iconic competition

Iconic competition

Northland builder Iain Cathcart’s Hobbit-inspired letterbox has been named the quirkiest in the country in a competition run by Kaukapakapa nursery owners David and Geraldine Bayly. The concrete sculpture topped with white, New Zealand…

Bric-a-brac lucky

Bric-a-brac lucky

A painting bought for $5 at a Northland flea market is expected to sell for more than $2, at an auction to be held at Aesthete Gallery in Hamilton on 22 November. The unsigned…

Hollywood Holidays in Aotearoa

Hollywood Holidays in Aotearoa

NZ was allegedly the holiday destination of choice for a slew of A-list celebrities over the summer. Bill Gates spent Christmas quad-biking at Ahipara with his son, while actors Jack Nicholson and Charlize Theron reportedly spent time…

Three Ways to See NZ

Three Ways to See NZ

Three travel articles on NZ appeared in North American newspapers this month, each offering a different way to experience Aotearoa. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Naomi Koppel chose to tramp around the South Island, taking in “one breathtaking vista…

Four of the Best

Four of the Best

Four NZ luxury establishments made the coveted Condé Nast Traveller Gold List for 2007. Huka Lodge (Taupo) and Blanket Bay (Otago) featured in the Best for Rooms and Best for Food categories respectively, while Kauri Cliffs…

Best Beach

Best Beach

Waikiki, Daytona, Copacabana … 90 Mile Beach. Northland’s prized stretch was voted one of the world’s top 20 beaches in an Expedia poll of thousands of British travellers. Winning poll-participant Pete Shannon now has the arduous job…

Frontier Neuseeland

Frontier Neuseeland

44-page cover spread on NZ in December’s GEO Saison – Germany’s premiere travel magazine. The article, “New Zealand – Setting out into the Big Freedom,” focuses on ex-pat Germans in Aotearoa, from Northland to Stewart Island. The…