Tag Archives: WA Today

Bringing Something Different to Every Party

Bringing Something Different to Every Party

Neil Finn, who is playing at Australia’s Falls Festival in December, has had a colourful career so far. Wild in Split Enz, he’s been a straightforward balladeer, the front man of a…

Storyteller Keeps Visitors Enthralled at Opera House

Storyteller Keeps Visitors Enthralled at Opera House

Former radio announcer and television reporter New Zealander Bruce Barnett, 62, is now a tour guide at the Sydney Opera House, and this week his job features in the WA Today column, “On the…

Waiting for Nature to Move in

Waiting for Nature to Move in

Absolute silence on the meltwater lake at the base of the Tasman Glacier surprises West Australia Today’s Elissa Blake, who notes the lack of birds and trees, on “the rough, rocky shores of the…

Flights Back to the Ice

Flights Back to the Ice

Antarctica Sightseeing Flights is offering the first commercial flight from New Zealand to Antarctica – 33 years after the Erebus disaster. The tourism operator will take a chartered Boeing 747 from Auckland to the…

Wairarapa Cheer

Wairarapa Cheer

The annual Toast Martinborough wine, food and music festival, now in its 18th year, is “a chance to taste new season drops from the area’s renowned boutique producers,” writes Sarah Maguire for the WA…

Out of Town Delights

Out of Town Delights

Waiheke Island, Martinborough and North Canterbury’s Waipara Valley, each a short drive from a main centre, are all worth exploring for “epicurious travellers” from across the Tasman. Residents of Auckland would doubtless prefer that…

Charismatic Leader

Charismatic Leader

Chief executive of New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, Dr Seddon Bennington, 61, died on July 15 tramping in the Tararua Ranges, a sight Dr Bennington admired from his office window, “frequently think of…

Face to Face on the South’s Slopes

Face to Face on the South’s Slopes

Western Australia Today has pit two of New Zealand’s banner ski resorts against each other to see whether Wanaka or Queenstown really has it all. Combing through the views, nightlife, food, accommodations, and skiing,…

Icy Kicks

Icy Kicks

Queenstown’s annual week-long Winter Festival saw mountain bikers tear down Coronet Peak’s slopes, near-naked bird people leap into a freezing Lake Wakatipu and cross-dressing men in heels sprint toward victory in a drag race….

Winter Bar-Hopping

Winter Bar-Hopping

Queenstown’s “bar scene can match any city for quantity, variety and quality and the disarming sincerity of this cold town’s warm heart is impossible to resist,” writes West Australia Today’s Amy Cooper on a…

Victorian Mod-Cons

Victorian Mod-Cons

Greytown in the Wairarapa – population 2001 and New Zealand’s first planned town – is definitely worth a visit writes the WA Today’s Kate Duthie, a town not unlike Berry, on the NSW South…