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...Find out 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...Find out more
Steve Latty is one of our guides. But nothing with Ahipara is ever simple. He's not your normal sort of guide. Since 1981 he's been found behind a camera, as a cameraman, cinematographer and director. A lot overseas but more so in New Zealand. A native of the South Island, he has been round the country a number of... read more
I was in Wellington the other day and was very keen to experience the local food scene. One reason for the trip was a birthday present from my wife - to go and taste the paua ravioli at Logan Brown. She knows that the way to my heart somehow makes a stop at my stomach! But apart from the famous Logan Brown I wanted to try some... read more
Dear Jean-Michel Jefferson, Thanks for your support of the following Givealittle page: https://givealittle.co.nz/project/abeltasmanbeach2016 We can confirm that Duane Major was successful in purchasing the Awaroa beach property. The total pledged on Givealittle by the public was $2,278,171.09, from 39,249 contributions.... read more
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