Articles Tagged ‘tips’

Top tips for driving in New Zealand

Top tips for driving in New Zealand December 29, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Pass school buses VERY slowly It’s always important to spend a little time on learning local road rules and regulations when you are in a different country. Here are some tips to get your  New Zealand road rules knowledge started. watch for Kiwi especialy at night A current driving license or...

Adopt a special teddy bear in Christchurch

Adopt a special teddy bear in Christchurch December 29, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Christchurch is the home of the beautiful, heirlooms of the future, Banksia Bears Rosalie Dixon is a world class teddy bear designer: all her bears are either limited editions or one-off designs. They are perfect for both the collector or, as a very special gift for a little person in your life. pretty...

World Buskers Festival here in festival city, Christchurch

World Buskers Festival here in festival city, Christchurch December 17, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Organised pandemonium takes over  our city every January as locals and visitors of all ages flock to open-air inner-city malls, the cultural precinct to see the worlds’ very best busker talent: the award-winning World Buskers Festival. Belly laughs, amazement, admiration, and surprise fill our lives...

Must see exhibition

Must see exhibition November 3, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A  Ron Mueck exhibition at the  Christchurch Art Gallery – until 23rd Jan 2011 – is a ‘must see’ while you’re in my city. Mask -- a self portrait According to Wikipedia Mueck “began his career working on Australian children’s television programs, and his early career was as a...

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings August 31, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
NZ has a great tradition of movie making and The American Film Institute has called the New Zealand film industry “one of the wonders of the world … an unparalleled success story” We leave sealed roads as we approach the Southern Alps With Middle-earth right on my doorstep,  recently I...

Use local transport just like a local!

Use local transport just like a local! August 25, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
real time information We have an efficient public transport system in Christchurch. All our local buses (Red Bus, Leopard, Christchurch Bus Services, Orbiter, Metrostar, and the Diamond Harbour Ferry) come under the umbrella of “Metro” and their tickets transfer from one bus to another. Each ticket...

5 hidden treasures in my city

5 hidden treasures in my city August 4, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Want to know some of the hidden gems in my city? Places we locals go to?  Places where other tourists are rarely seen?  Here are five of my favourites for you – 3 of the five are free, and they range from a popular walk along the coastline, another hike that is a freshwater nature heritage park,...