3 Days In Wellington – What To Do, Where To Stay & My Top 50 Photos

Oriental Parade. I wonder if there are other major cities in the world with the unofficial slogan “you can’t beat it on a good day.” Because Wellington is not alone in being beautiful when the weather is nice, just think of northern rival Auckland along Tamaki Drive with the sparkles of the harbour and the…

Elton John’s Tribute To Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu I was surprised by how affected I was hearing the news of Jonah Lomu’s death. Sitting on a bus of tourists set to explore the preserved movie set of Hobbiton in New Zealand’s Waikato, I was the only Kiwi on board when it was announced on the PA. In a group of 30…

Waikato – Wai Not? Maungatautari & Hamilton Zoo 2014

An inquisitive chap / meerkat, Hamilton Zoo. This time a week ago I was relaxing in the living room of my B&B in Cambridge, New Zealand after a big day’s driving and walking. Cambridge is an affluent wee town in New Zealand’s Waikato region, a place largely thought of as being flat and dairy-farming-tastic. Large…