When faced with the prospect of heli-skiing Canterbury’s breathtaking Arrowsmiths, my veins filled with ice colder than a New Zealand winter as visions of a 20-metre plunge out of a helicopter flashed across my mind. Thankfully, these extreme ideas couldn’t have been much further from the truth. The fact is, heli-skiing has become a more […]
A new brilliant anti-drug ad campaign was recently launched in New Zealand, funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency via Clemenger BBDO. The spot features three young Maori boys sitting outside in the car, waiting for one of their dads to come out and drive one of them home. The only thing is, the dad has […]
Australia has an increasing enthusiasm for a swathe of New Zealand’s ski options and Porters, located just over an hour’s drive from Christchurch, is fast becoming one of the top picks in the Canterbury region. With inexpensive flights from Sydney to Christchurch taking just three hours, you can be on the slopes in less time […]
If you live in one of the world’s thriving metropolises, chances are the artificial light created by the city makes it nigh on impossible to take in the wonders of the night sky. The Earth and Sky Observatory Tour atop Mt John, 1,029 metres above sea level, gives stargazers a majestic window in the universe unaffected by city lights.
Let’s face it – for most of us, skiing and boarding is an exhilarating but physically taxing exercise. So when presented with the chance to revitalise in hot pools overlooking Lake Tekapo and New Zealand’s Southern Alps at Tekapo Springs, we had to check it out. Situated in the Mackenzie Basin at the foot of […]
Like many, up and coming boutique brewery Cassels and Sons was hit hard by the earthquakes that rocked Christchurch in 2011. But it didn’t stop them opening CBD, a vibrant establishment that breathes life into the inner city.
The city of Christchurch is in the midst of what is, and will continue to be, a painstaking rebuild in the aftermath of the series of devastating earthquakes in 2011. But the signs of progress are popping up throughout the area’s CBD, as evidenced by the transitional cathedral that officially opened last month.
Okay, this happened nearly a decade back, but as Business Insider said of Shrek, a sheep that craftily dodged the shears by holing up in a South Island New Zealand cave for six years, ‘We can remember him in photos.’ That’s a lot of wool there.
By Ashlee Lennon in New Photography on Wednesday 17 July 2013
Movement is the centerpiece of Berlin-based Matt Arbuckle’s latest series, Pictorial Grammar. Aside from its challenging visual boundaries, the collection features a palette of blues which he mixed up while reminiscing about the Resene pots from his childhood growing up in New Zealand. These paintings seemed at home both on display at his latest exhibition […]
The Star Observer and Tourism New Zealand have teamed up to host a contest to find the first Australian same-sex couple to be wed in New Zealand on the first day that same-sex marriages are legal in New Zealand. To enter to win a dream wedding, simply submit a photograph of you and your loved one and describe why you want to be married in New Zealand (in 25 words or less).
Blazing hot temperatures outside are rising, proof that, where I am, summer’s in full swing, and these never-before-seen photos of the world’s clearest lake taken by Klaus Thymann are killing me. I just want to go swimming in it. Found in New Zealand’s South Island, Blue Lake has the incredible visibility of about 80 metres.
Doesn’t the sight of luscious white powder just get your adrenalin pumping? It does ours, which is why the reports that the first snow has already fallen on New Zealand’s Southern Alps is so damn tempting.
In New Zealand’s Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Mexican artist Héctor Zamora, who is based in Sao Paolo, has stacked metallic boxy structures above Kiosk Lake for an installation work called Muegano. He said the idea came from reflecting about the symbolic house shape and seeing how it didn’t look like a natural organic construction.
We always like to see people who buck the system. You know the type – dreamers, wanderers, the people that take something, flip it on its head. It would only make sense, then, that we would love a bunch of Maori, Niuean and Samoan guys doing something a little different: singing barber shop quartet in […]
This might be the most bizarre and unsanitary competition we’ve heard of. One New Zealand school held a competition for the Best Dressed Possum, which yielded some pretty crazy results. Take a look at the competitors for yourself and keep in mind when viewing them that in New Zealand, at least, possums are considered a […]