Blog posts from October 2009

  • A Zipping Good Time in Queenstown

    By Amelia Norman
    Wednesday, 28 October 2009

    I’m upside down, 25m above the ground, hurtling at 50km per hour through a forest. Hundreds of towering fir trees whip by in a blur. My legs are flailing in the crisp air; hands reaching towards the distant, needle-covered floor...

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  •  Houses at Oriental Bay, Wellington  © Positively Wellington Tourism

    Wellington Walks

    By Judith Doyle
    Wednesday, 21 October 2009

    In Wellington as part of a New Zealand tour? Or for a conference? A meeting? Staying with friends or family? The capital is known for many different things but, astonishingly, not for its city walks.

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  •  Oamaru, Central Otago  © Amelia Norman

    Ordinary Home - Extraordinary Writer

    By Judith Doyle
    Wednesday, 21 October 2009

    For anyone who has been bowled over by the fiction of Janet Frame — New Zealand's most distinguished writer — a visit to her girlhood home in Oamaru is evocative and exciting.

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