As the ‘official’ airline of Middle-Earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final installment of The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In their latest inflight safety video directed by Taika Waititi, the airline has roped in Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson in […]
Trust our friends at Air New Zealand to do something brilliantly creative with the tired idea of the inflight safety video. We’ve seen Betty White and Tolkien themed videos. Well, this one tops them all. Next week, the Kiwi national carrier will be releasing what is already being dubbed the ‘world’s most beautiful safety video’. Yes, that’s right, ‘beautiful’ and ‘safety’ in the same sentence. Who would’ve thought?
‘You shall not pass, airplane!’ said the flight traffic guy sporting Gandalf’s hat and staff. Air New Zealand has produced a sequel to their popular video of Hobbits taking a safety briefing. The new video titled Just Another Day in Middle-Earth features airport crew and staff growing beard and giant hairy feet, passengers being served Hobbit food, […]
So, in order to get Bali Girl across the Tasman, she had to be lured with the promise of a quick stop over with a spot of retail therapy. With high standards, it would take a lot to impress Bec, but she left the city blown away by what the city had to offer saying the ‘city chic was world-class’. Areas like Britomart, High Street and Vulcan Lane come highly recommended to pick up all the latest fashion items.With high standards, it would take a lot to impress Bec, but she left the city blown away by what the city had to offer, saying the ‘city chic was world-class’.
In our ongoing adventure following Aussie Hipster Patrick Stevenson in New Zealand, he gets a real Wellington makeover. Wellington can provide a jam-packed itinerary, but one must not forget to squeeze in shopping and a visit to top notch local boutiques, such as Crane Brothers and Good as Gold.
With more bars, restaurants, and cafes per capita than New York City, Hipster Patrick was spoiled for choice when dining out on his visit to Wellington. Here is a look at a few of the restaurants that shouldn’t be missed.
From Auckland, our Bali Girl, Bec, hired a campervan and set out to see the sights around The Coromandel, which is a two and half hour drive from the airport to the Coromandel Peninsula. With a hectic trip scheduled, it was only right that there were a few relaxing pit stops along the way. What better way to soothe festival (and shopping) weary muscles than a soak in a hot spring.
Wellington is famous for its tiny, tucked-away bars, quirky cafes and galleries, fashion boutiques, award winning restaurants and buzzing nightlife. But what you may not know is that the New Zealand capital is also blessed with more bars, restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City. That’s right, it’s a thriving foodie (and drinkie) metropolis. We can’t show you all the 300 plus inner-city restaurant and bars, but here’s a sneak peak at some of Australian tourist, Patrick Stevenson — aka The Hipster’s — favourites.
Our Bali Girl got to sample one of New Zealand’s premier music festivals during her trip to New Zealand — the epic Rhythm and Vines. Nestled in amongst the vineyards in Gisborne, this is one of the very first places in the world to see the sunrise. Rhythm and Vines is also the winner of the 2010 Best Festival/Event NZ Tourism Award and is the pinnacle of the best festival week offered anywhere in New Zealand.
Rebecca Louise Boyd-Bais is so wonderfully Sydney. She is a self-confessed princess who lives in the bubble of the lower North Shore and the South Eastern Suburbs. She likes exclamation marks and smiley faces.
When it comes to being a hipster, Australian Patrick ticks all the boxes. He is a skinny white boy living in the hood (well, Redfern, Sydney). He’s a part-time DJ, full-time social photographer, and the wearer of ironic T-shirts and ironic shorts. He’s the bearer of ironic tattoos and the rider of an ironic bicycle.
When it comes to being a hipster, Australian Patrick ticks all the boxes. For all his hipster tendencies, Patrick is actually really nice. Which is why our friends at Air New Zealand wanted to change his mind about New Zealand. To do that they took him to the capital of Kiwi hipsterdom.