Blog posts from December 2006

  •  Shrine to a Writer weblog Travel Story

    Shrine to a Writer

    By Judith Doyle
    Thursday, 21 December 2006

    New Zealand's most popular literary shrine is the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace in Wellington's inner suburb of Thorndon. It is an unpretentious two-storey weatherboard house, truly Victorian.

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  •  The Priest Spa at Rotorua's famous Polynesian Spa complex.  © Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

    Hot Pools and Massage

    By Heather Hapeta
    Tuesday, 5 December 2006

    Despite first appearances, this is not the age of giant beasts in an ancient world but Rotorua, New Zealand: the pungent heart of New Zealand's geothermal activity.

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    Canterbury Cheese

    By Heather Hapeta
    Tuesday, 5 December 2006

    Notwithstanding having a kitchen the size of a yacht galley, I love food. And New Zealand has great food.

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    Christchurch Boatsheds

    By Heather Hapeta
    Monday, 4 December 2006

    In 1850, swamp covered Christchurch and settlers had to traverse bog to get home after shopping in the market. Those early settlers must have been sorely disillusioned when they first saw the soggy land of their dreams.

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