When one mentions the old days, images of vintage vehicles, people in period fashion and a world where i-devices were non-existent come to mind. It’s hard to believe then that when we talk about the “old” Christchurch, we refer to a place that existed just four years ago. In case one needs reminding, New Zealand’s second largest […]
Stewart Island, also known as Rakiura, lies off the southern end of New Zealand. It feels wild, rugged and remote compared to the rest of the country, especially when mobile coverage is limited. (Tip: Don’t use 2Degrees if you plan to be there) Most of the people who arrive are either cruise ship tourists or trampers planning […]
This city boy grew up in a place where even family runabouts cost close to S$100,000. Hence, the temptation to buy a secondhand car, go on a road trip and explore NZ‘s wonders was impossible to resist. Given the spread of attractions across the country, driving in New Zealand was the only way to see them all. The said […]
The weather in the Southern Hemisphere is beginning to warm up, and that means it’ll be tourist season in New Zealand soon! Thousands more will be heading this way for bucket list experiences and gorgeous landscapes. It may seem like paradise on Earth, but there are a few things one needs to be prepared for. […]
We take a few steps in the damp grass, stop in our tracks and scan the field in the darkness. Having come this far in search of a wild Stewart Island kiwi, will Lady Luck smile on us tonight? We have been doing this for the last hour, long after we passed the last street light […]
A cheeky thought crossed my mind as Maca and I fixed our gaze on the Koutu boulders. Beneath the blue sky and amidst the native kiwi bush, the beach was scattered with huge, round cannonballs as far as our eyes could see. So, which giant rabbit did a Number 2 out here?