Blog Posts - New Zealand



Into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

What kind of experience do you look for when you travel? For me, I prefer experiences that provide me with close encounters with nature, culture, and history. As much as I like big cities, I want to visit natural wonders, such as things and structure...
by First-time Travels on Jun 20, 2016

Worst date ever? Jilted Kiwi pleads guilty to assault in London

Ibrail Khan initially denied racially aggregated assault but changed his plea to guilty when CCTV footage of the incident emerged. Photo / GettyA jilted diner locked himself in a toilet, racially abused a restaurant manager and assaulted a waiter aft...

Mysterious bright sphere over Christchurch, New Zealand

<!-- letslaughandfun recl 300x250- 2015 --> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); <!-- letslaughandfun recl 300x250- 2015 --> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A brightly coloured sphere film...
by UFOs and Space Anomalies on Jun 19, 2016

Six men jailed for leading mob to lodge of New Zealander in Vanuatu

Ned Lowe was charged with murder after a drunken fight with another man over a girl. Photo / SuppliedSix men have been jailed after leading a 100-strong mob armed with weapons to a lodge owned by a New Zealander in Vanuatu.The group turned up at Tann...

A Journey to the Shire: The Land of Hobbits

Short as it may be, my five-day New Zealand trip has taken me to Middle Earth (Hobbiton), made popular in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit novels and movies; the Living Earth (Rotorua), where geysers abound; and the Under Earth (Waitomo), the ma...
by First-time Travels on Jun 17, 2016

Don’t fall for phone scammers alleging tax evasion

New Zealanders are being warned about a spate of scam phone callers saying they are from Inland Revenue and trying to recover unpaid taxes. Inland Revenue has received notifications of the scam calls from more than 500 customers all over the country,...
by TaxWorldWeb on Jun 16, 2016

New Zealand v Pakistan 2 Test Match Series 2016 Schedule: NZ vs Pak Results, Players Squads - Pak Tour of NZ

New Zealand v Pakistan 2 Test Match Series 2016: NZ vs Pak Fixtures / Schedule, Results, Players SquadsPakistan tour of New Zealand in 2016 for 2 Test Match. NZ vs Pak 2 Test Schedule / Fixtures and Players Squads. This Series Will Start on November...
by Upcoming Wiki on Jun 16, 2016

Time to close ‘charitable purpose’ tax loophole

ACT Leader David Seymour used Question Time today to call on the Government to scrap the ‘charitable purpose’ tax loophole exploited by certain businesses at the expense of others.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jun 15, 2016

Zimbabwe v New Zealand 2 Test Match Series 2016 Schedule: Zim vs NZ Results, Players Squads - NZ Tour of Zim

Zimbabwe v New Zealand 2 Test Match Series 2016: Zim vs NZ Fixtures / Schedule, Results, Players SquadsNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe in 2016 for 2 Test Match. Zim vs NZ 2 Test Schedule / Fixtures and Players Squads. This Series Will Start on July 29,...
by Upcoming Wiki on Jun 15, 2016

The Otuataua Stonefields

When you’re an immigrant, you spend a lot of time at the airport, picking up visiting relatives. I’ve been to Auckland Airport many times, but I never knew about the important archaeological site right next to it! The Otuataua Stonefields are a p...
by POMS AWAY! on Jun 14, 2016

First-time in Grand Windsor Hotel Auckland

When the shuttle service we took from the airport dropped us in front of our hotel, I admit I was a bit disoriented. The first signs I saw were Gucci and Louis Vuitton and thought there must be some mistake. But as I scanned the area the second time,...
by First-time Travels on Jun 14, 2016

#FIBAOQT: New Zealand remains upbeat despite star shooter’s withdrawal

(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on FIBA.com.Point guard Jarrod Kenny has pulled out of New Zealand's squad that is preparing for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in Manila with "a stomach issue".Kenny was a virtual cer...
by Hoop Nut on Jun 13, 2016

Travel PAL and Fly to Auckland

It was a 12-hour flight from Manila to Auckland, New Zealand, including an hour of layover midway at Cairns, Australia. I’ve taken my window seat, as I always request during check-in, which gave me an ample view of the scenery down there —...
by First-time Travels on Jun 12, 2016

'I married a rape victim and I have something to say to Brock Turner's father'

Warning: Graphic contentThe husband of a woman raped in college has penned a powerful open letter to Stanford rapist Brock Turner's father in the wake of his controversial statement supporting his son.At his son's sentencing Dan Turner appealed to th...

Top Wines at Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour - May 2016

At the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour in May, as expected, there were many very nice Sauvignon Blanc wines, including some oaked styles, and Pinot Noir wines. However, there were two wines that stood out - a young Syrah that showed impeccable balan...

Two Kiwis on Stanford University rapist Brock Turner

Outcry over the Stanford University sex assault case has hit home in New Zealand. There has been condemnation of the sentence handed down to swim-team member Brock Turner, who was jailed for six months for raping a 22-year-old woman in an alley after...

Apply Online for New Zealand Excellence Awards

The New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) are jointly funded by New Zealand universities and Education New Zealand (ENZ). All their Universities and Education New Zealand (ENZ) are jointly offering up to 35 scholarships for Indian students. These Exce...
by News24Media on Jun 9, 2016

Wonderful Trip to New Zealand

Never had I imagined I would travel to the land known for kiwis, Maoris and the Lord of the Rings all for free. It was in November of 2015 when I received one of Nuffnang’s blast e-mail regarding Globe Telecom’s #Wonderful Blog Competitio...
by First-time Travels on Jun 9, 2016

An old slant for Labour

I noticed this on April 28 and Tweeted about it, tagging the New Zealand Labour Party at the time. It still hasn’t been fixed as of today. That’s supposedly Commercial Type’s Stag Bold Italic in the headline, but someone has slanted...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jun 8, 2016

A Stroll through History

I learnt a lot about the history of Auckland last weekend, both Maori and European. I walked across the Otuataua Stonefields, an archaeological site encompassing one of New Zealand’s earliest settlements, and I visited the Howick Historical Village...
by POMS AWAY! on Jun 8, 2016


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