Another wonderful week in New Zealand with sun, sea and sand…and dolphins! 5th: Arrived in Paihia in Bay of Islands on Thursday- had a free ticket to come with KiwiExperience- sort of confirmed my impression of them…really annoying ‘chummy’ driver who’s... Read More


Published by - Feb 17, 2008
New Zealand’s capital of geothermal activity and traditional Maori culture Rotorua is situated in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. Its name is Maori and means ‘two lakes’, named for the lakes on which the city is built. The Te Awara tribe first inhabited the... Read More


Published by - Jan 9, 2008
New Zealand’s most easterly city and least discovered tourist destination makes an ideal location for a get-away from it all holiday. Gisborne is New Zealand’s most easterly city. Situated on the North Island’s East Cape, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Gisborne is... Read More

Northland Region

Published by - Jan 21, 2005
The Bay of Plenty, on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, stretches from Tauranga in the west to Cape Runaway in the east. The shelter provided by the mountain ranges to the west of the bay provides the region with a warm dry climate. The fertile lands of the... Read More

Maori Culture

Published by - Nov 24, 2003
Maori’s origins are traced back to Eastern Polynesia wherein they travelled towards Aotearoa through their canoe (voyages) for quite some time. The journeys they have had during that time made them as one of the greatest travellers of all time. For several centuries, the... Read More