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Stylish journey to birthday bash

Christchurch mayor, Bob Parker had luck on his side for his 60th birthday bash yesterday.  The venue was somewhere near Punakaiki on the West Coast.  Joined by wife Jo, Bob’s three sons and their attractive partners they travelled to Greymouth aboard KiwiRail’s recently re-equipped TranzAlpine.  The birthday journey began with coffee followed by a Champagne… Read More

Tasmania in Strife

This is the one time of the year when living in Australia loses some of its appeal – the season of searing heat, hot winds and bush fires.  New South Wales and Victoria are typically high on the fire risk.  This summer Tasmania has been in the news with entire towns wiped out.  Christchurch people,… Read More

Christchurch is buzzing

In that hectic week prior to Christmas, and having just arrived home from Japan.  I landed a writing assignment for Silver Kris (Singapore Airlines Inflight Magazine).  The brief was 1600 words highlighting Christchurch visitor attractions.  SA make daily flights to and from Christchurch.  The inspiration for the story was Lonely Planet including Christchurch in the… Read More

Our Amazing “High” Country

Sometimes Christmas presents bought for oneself are best although they do lack that very appealing surprise element.  This Christmas I bought the new book High Country New Zealand published by Te Papa Press.  High country in New Zealand can only mean the South Island. I admit to being on an ego trip.  One of my… Read More