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Archive for 2011

Places to Stay

Picton is truly a remarkable place when it comes to offering a variety of accommodation for visitors! From comfortable and affordable motels for those staying overnight before or after catching the ferry, to upmarket waterfront holiday apartments,...

New Zealand Shopping

New Zealand offers a great variety of shopping experiences for visitors from overseas. With currency conversions invariably favouring the overseas visitor, a New Zealand shopping spree is a ‘must do’ activity.Shops are usually open from 9 am to 5....

Internet Access

New Zealand has embraced the World Wide Web with a zeal and enthusiasm.Cyber cafes are widely distributed throughout the country to enable visitors to keep in touch with friends and relatives back home. Many hostels and backpackers have Internet r...

Food and Cuisine

New Zealand is a great place for lovers of fine food and wine.The country’s Pacific Rim cuisine is based on its abundance of wonderful fresh produce. Tender lamb, beef, pork, venison, succulent green-lipped mussels, Bluff oysters, crayfish (lobste...

Electricty

New Zealand’s swift-flowing rivers dissect steep, broken country making them ideal for generating cheap hydro power.The vast amount of energy contained in major river systems like the Waikato and the Clutha has been tapped through a series of hydr...

Clothing

The New Zealand dress code is pretty much a reflection of the casual Kiwi lifestyle.Living the good life in ‘Godzone’ as Kiwis describe ‘God’s Own Country’, means dressing informally. This easy-going lifestyle is exemplified by the popular, sizzli...

Regional Weather

New Zealand’s sparkling islands lie within the vast expanse of the South Pacific Ocean giving them a classic maritime climate.This means mild, equable, year-round temperatures with no extremes because of the constant moderating influence of the su...

Health Services

New Zealand proudly boasts a ‘clean green’ image and compared to other developed world countries we are seen as a great place that provides fresh unpolluted air, low cases of disease, easy access to fresh organic produce and clean drinking water.E...

Visas

All visitors to New Zealand must hold a current and valid passport. A Visitor's Visa is an endorsement in your passport allowing you to travel to New Zealand. It shows you have permission to travel to New Zealand and may be granted a Visitor's Per...

New Zealand Transportation

New Zealand has an efficient transport system that is designed to move visitors around the main tourist routes with a minimum of delay. Advance bookings are essential in the summer high season (December-February) but at other times there is much l...