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Auckland’s food lovers set to enjoy the tastes of Asia and more!

With Auckland ready to move into the new Covid-19 traffic light framework soon, lovers of food will be able to experience dining out at wonderful restaurants and cafes. A list of 100 eateries for 2021, “Iconic Auckland Eats” has been developed with Asian cuisine featuring prominently. “This year’s list is also a reflection of Auckland’s […]

Another thriller from Korea

On the back of the Squid Game phenomenon, Korea’s pop culture continues to assert itself as cool. Hellbound, the latest creation from the Asian peninsula gives viewers thrill after rush in nightmare proportions. The creators of Hellbound have incorporated cops, drama and the supernatural to enthral fans of dark television. The show is set in […]

Methven now has all year round attractions

Although the opening was delayed several times due to supply chain issues and the latest Covid-19 lockdown, Opuke Thermal Pools and Day Spa in Methven on New Zealand’s South Island was formally opened on Wednesday, November 24. The opening ceremony for the $15 million facility was attended by community leaders and Stuart Nash, Regional Economic […]

‘Renaissance’ development key to Hamilton’s future

Hamilton City Council has signalled its visionary project, “Victoria on the River” to be an anchor development for the city’s future. The Council is seeking formal expressions of interest from developers who would work in partnership to transform the 2017 square metre site at 242-266 Victoria Street. Currently there are two existing buildings which are […]

Major changes for international travellers next year

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced that most travellers coming into New Zealand who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to enter managed isolation. New Zealand citizens will be able to travel from Australia without the requirement of quarantining after January 16 2022, providing they are fully vaccinated. However, the mandatory 7 day […]

How the new Traffic Light System works

Since early 2020 when Covid-19 first entered our shores, New Zealand has used an alert level system. On December 3, this will change to the new traffic light system. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the new traffic light system would come into effect. She said it was very important that people understood, “for the […]

Exploring South Waikato, is more than you imagined

Whilst South Waikato might not be at the top of your holiday destination list this Summer, it most certainly should be considered. Situated on State Highway One, just south of Hamilton, South Waikato is at the heart of authentic kiwi adventures. Cyclists can take in the superb scenery along the Waikato River Trail, but if […]

Vietnam celebrates visiting tourists

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island welcomed more than 200 foreign tourists to its shores on Saturday, 20 November. These are the first tourists to visit the country in nearly two years due to the Covid-19 border closure. Tested upon arrival, travellers who are fully vaccinated from South Korea and return negative results can travel to the […]

Possible delays for Samsung’s popular device

Whilst the release of Samsung’s new Galaxy S22 mobile device is on schedule, there are rumours that due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in a Samsung production centre there could be a delay for the release of the Galaxy Tab S8. YouTuber, “Super Roader” has advised that eleven staff members in the R5 Tower of […]

Migration at a 10 year low

September migration figures indicate that New Zealand’s population grew by just 653 immigrants. Statistics New Zealand advise this is the lowest September figure since 2011. Comparing 2020 to 2021, in the year to September, there was a net gain of 796 to a net gain of 65,014 in the year to September 2020. New Zealand […]