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The Female of the Species Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 20 May 2010

Finally, a worthwhile discussion about feminism! In this age of angst about whether men are becoming emasculated and whether boys are struggling to learn because classrooms have been ‘feminised’, an

Filed under: Events, The Court Theatre, The Female of the Species, theatre

Café Culture in Mount Maunganui Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 22 November 2009

One of the nicest things about visiting Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty is the combination of two of the greatest holiday pleasures: relaxing at the beach and indulging

Filed under: North Island

Mount Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 21 November 2009

What could be nicer at the end of the day than soaking in a deliciously hot salt water pool? Right at the base of the Mount, by the camping ground

Filed under: Activities and Attractions, North Island

Million-dollar Views from the Top of Mount Maunganui Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 21 November 2009

I’ve heard so much about the fantastic walk to the top of Mauao – the ‘Mount’ for which this place is named – that I’m really keen to try it,

Filed under: Activities and Attractions, North Island

Exploring the Kaikoura Coast Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 24 August 2009

On a Sunday morning late in August, I'm driving along the Kaikoura Coast, transfixed by the sight of a soft mist hanging over an ocean that's as flat and shiny

Filed under: Activities and Attractions, Adventure, New Zealand wildlife, South Island

Logan Brown Named New Zealand Restaurant of the Year Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 19 August 2009

It's official! One of Wellington City's most enduringly popular restaurants has now been awarded the title of Supreme Winner in the Cuisine NZ Restaurant of the Year Awards 2009. Even

Filed under: Latest News, North Island

What the?! Look what's sprung up in Matakana! Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 10 August 2009

If you're driving through the holiday village of Matakana anytime soon, you're sure to notice the unique sculpture that's recently sprung right beside the roundabout on the main road. But

Filed under: North Island

Time Out in Thames Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 03 August 2009

If you're heading for the beachside holiday resorts of The Coromandel region - Whitianga or Whangamata - set aside some time to explore Thames along the way. The main centre

Filed under: North Island

Winter Wonderland in the Central North Island Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 19 June 2009

What a treat it was to drive from Palmerston North to Auckland today! It's been a chilly few days here in the southern half of the North Island, and the

Filed under: North Island

Whitford and the Pohutukawa Coast: Auckland's rural treasures Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 01 May 2009

Next time you're visiting Auckland, don't limit yourself to the urban areas - New Zealand's largest city is surrounded by off-the-beaten-track destinations that are well worth a look. This morning, I

Filed under: North Island


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