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The North Island of New Zealand is going to be hit with a second cyclone in as many weeks today when Cyclone Cook which has already affected Vanuatu and New Caledonia, makes landfall.
New Zealand’s natural wonders often steal the limelight for tourists venturing to the land of the long white cloud. Though the country’s cities are far from lacking.
On my first night in Auckland the mission was clear: to try some of New Zealand’s finest seafood. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it would also include a taste of the world’s best oysters.
Colossal mountains and volcanic ranges, sheer glaciers and health-giving thermal springs: New Zealand delivers nature on a grand scale.
The trans-Tasman rivalry has always been fierce. Whether it’s cricket, rugby or pinot noir, our Kiwi cousins have consistently punched above their weight across so many fields of endeavour.
She found fame globally back in the 1990s as the ass-kicking, sword-swinging Xena: Warrior Princess, with continued small screen hits in the likes of Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica, alongside a string of movie roles.
There is a worldwide thirst for fine New Zealand wine. Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough, pinot noir from Central Otago and syrah from Hawke's Bay have captured the imagination of wine lovers around the globe.
You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to experience some of the ski world’s best mountains and off-piste pursuits – they’re just across the Tasman.
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