Articles for New Zealand

Happy Feet is M.I.A.

Happy Feet is M.I.A. September 13, 2011 | New Zealand, Travel News | Read More
The epic saga of an adorable wayward emperor penguin continues. Happy Feet was the buzz of the animal kingdom when he showed up in New Zealand, 3,000 of miles off course from where he was shooting for, Antarctica. He was found eating sand on the shores of NZ, presumably thinking it was snow. Named after...

Ig Nobel Winner: Using Your Socks For Traveling Safely

Ig Nobel Winner: Using Your Socks For Traveling Safely October 12, 2010 | New Zealand, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
When researchers come to conclusions that are seemingly a bit ridiculous, it’s a good thing when you hear they take it in stride. Such is the case with one New Zealand family physician who says that wearing socks outside of shoes does benefit some walkers. Since icy roads and sidewalks are part...

Air New Zealand Unveils All Black Jet For Rugby Fans (VIDEOS)

Air New Zealand Unveils All Black Jet For Rugby Fans (VIDEOS) October 1, 2010 | New Zealand, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Is it a flying zebra? Is it a ninja plane! Perhaps a top-secret stealth jet for the Royal New Zealand Air Force? Nope, it’s … Air New Zealand’s new A320 jet with its all black rugby-themed paint job! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1XubCSbP6g[/youtube] “In celebration...

Tired of Simply Renting Your Towns? Otira, NZ is For Sale

Tired of Simply Renting Your Towns? Otira, NZ is For Sale June 29, 2010 | New Zealand, Travel News | Read More
Otira is a small, picaresque, silent town located at in the Southern Alps in the central portion of New Zealand’s South Island, between the Otira and Bealy Rivers. You can take a trip underground in the Otira Tunnel here at YouTube, for a closer look at the cloistered village. Home to around forty...

Small Islands Go Beneath The Waves At Alarming Rates

Small Islands Go Beneath The Waves At Alarming Rates May 24, 2010 | Caribbean & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel News | Read More
If you have ever heard an environmental activist tell you to save a particular species, you may have ignored it, figuring there are millions of creatures throughout the world. But what about islands? The New Zealand Herald has chronicled the fates of several small islands as far away as the Gulf of Mexico...

Wine Into Vinegar: New Zealand Surplus Inspires Innovation

Wine Into Vinegar: New Zealand Surplus Inspires Innovation May 24, 2010 | Food Lovers, New Zealand | Read More
For the past two years, oversupply has forced New Zealand’s wine industry to dump unprecedented amounts of cheap bulk wine on to the international market.  AvoHealth, a new Tauranga food company, believes it’s found a better use for the excess vino.  Not the first to produce a white balsamic...