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New Zealand:  best bits and hidden gems

New Zealand: best bits and hidden gems

After a second extended trip, I’ve seen a fair bit of the country through a visitor’s eyes, so here are some personal highlights…. useful if you are a keen walker planning a trip, or see what you think of my choices if you know them. Walks I loved(in no particular...

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What surprised me in New Zealand

What surprised me in New Zealand

• I had never heard of steampunk. Retro futuristic literature, art, style….whatever, think about how people of the Victorian era, with their steam technology, might have imagined the future to be. Vaguely Jules Verne. The little seaside town of Oamaru, with its...

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New Zealand: hit or miss?

New Zealand: hit or miss?

I cant wait to go back. NZ has a fabulous reputation as a country to visit, and in my opinion, well deserved. However, nobody’s perfect, and, writing from personal experience as a visitor, there are parts that either 'miss' or where you have to plan your visit...

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