Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Shrek on ice

New Zealand’s most famous sheep, Shrek, got to spend his 10th birthday on one of the floating ice bergs the east coast of the South Island. But it wasn’t all fun and games. Shrek was shorn on the iceberg as part of a publicity stunt to promote NZ wool. more…

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Things about Christchurch

I just found this great site that will connect you with everything and anything about Christchurch. Perfect place for any visitor to Christchurch (or local) who needs to find out where things are and what’s happening. Check out Christchurch City Links.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Dunedin Railway Station

This old-stone Flemish Renaissance-style railway station might just be the most photographed building in New Zealand. Once the country’s biggest and busiest railway station, it now services the Taieri Gorge Railway, a tourist venture. But its opulent architecture, Royal Doulton mosaic entrance floor and stained glassed windows of locomotives attracts hundreds of visitors daily To see why . DK Eyewitness Travel ranks it among the 200 must see places in the world, check out the photos at

Friday, November 03, 2006

Two New Books

Two new books worth reading

Jump start by AJ Hackett that tells all about the man who commercialized bungy jumping for the world.

A Journey through New Zealand Film by Ian Brodie - a movie themed travel book featuring maps and photos of locations of movies shot in New Zealand, plus interviews with top New Zealand directors

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel Town

More from my trip to Coromandel Peninsula. If you click on the photo, you will be able to see a montage (technology from of my visit to the Driving Creek Railway, located just outside Coromandel Town.

Purangi Estate Winery

I was in the Coromandel Peninsula awhile ago and found this gem of a winery. It might not look like much, but the wines are brilliant. I only wish I had bought more. The one bottle I bought, a 2004 Sauvignon Blanc, disappeared way too fast.
The Purangi Winery is located at 450 Purangi Road, Mercury Bay, Coromandel Peninsula.