Years ago, as I was trying to find ways of explaining to Tourism New Zealand what someone like me did in tourism and why it was important, I thought of the analogy of the chef. The beautiful chef pictured above is of course the very talented Pen Lee of Split Apple Retreat, bringing high-end authentic and deeply innovative cuisine to New... read more
Since discovering New Zealand a few years ago, Mavis Teo has been back a number of times. Something which really took her fancy was the New Zealand "hunter gatherer" culture and her latest full article, beautifully written as usual can be seen here. It focuses on the time she spent in the Kaikoura region, which we organised... read more
Well, there's actually quite a lot to this one as I rediscovered when I explained it to one of the team. Like many Maori words, it works on several different levels. The most obvious level is a place name. Ahipara. A lovely little town at the southern end of 90 Mile Beach way way up in remote Northland. This unspoilt... read more
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