Quake City: Christchurch Four Years After by Jules and Effin Older has won Gold for Broadcasting and Video in the BATW Best 2017 Travel Writing & Photography Awards from Bay Area Travel Writers. If you’d like to see it, here’s Quake City.
New Zealanders are mighty proud of Tiritiri. They should be. Through the dedication and toil of volunteers, the tiny island has become a thriving wildlife sanctuary for native and endangered birds. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise for getting up close and personal with birds like the sweet little fantail and the cheeky, light-beaked takahe. Tiritiri Island sits in… Continue reading Tiritiri Matangi Island
Kia ora New Zealanders have a particularly irreverent sense of humor. When people take themselves too seriously, Kiwis love nothing more than “taking the Mickey”—making fun of someone, in a (usually) gentle way. Kiwis are also the first to make fun of themselves, and they love making up words to make the language just that… Continue reading New Zealand Humor
Kia ora Even if you don’t follow rugby, you’ve probably seen a video of the haka performed by New Zealand’s All Blacks synthroid tablets buy online. The haka is the traditional war cry or dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Although it was originally used by warriors to terrify their opponents, it’s now… Continue reading New Zealand Māori