Kia Ora from Kaikōura

December 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Just over two years ago, on November 14, 2016, Kaikōura experienced a 7.8 (Mw) earthquake. The land rocked and rolled and creaked and groaned and the seabed was uplifted 1–5 metres along the Kaikōura coastline. The earthquake had a significant impact on the community its landscape and the local economy. The devastating quake forced the closure [...]

Loving our Northern-Most City

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Long-time Whangarei resident Mary-Anne Barlow seldom finds herself at a loss during weekends, that begin with a visit to the Saturday growers’ market. “I can be home by 7.30 with a nice bunch of flowers, my week’s fruit and veg, and an early morning walk under my belt ready for whatever else may turn up [...]

Walk This Way

December 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Waiheke Walking Festival Director Denise Whitfield shakes her head. It’s just a few days since the launch of this year’s programme and more than half the walks are ‘sold’ out. Many bookings come from previous attendees; attendees, organisers and patrons, become like a family, Denise says. This year she received an email from an Australian [...]