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Cloudy Bay’s New Cellar Door, The Shed

The winery recently opened a new visitor center in Central Otago, surrounded by stunning South Island scenery “Getting the understanding of the landscape and the people in the place—that informs how we make the wines. It’s very much about the place,” says Jim White, Cloudy Bay‘s Technical Director. Unlike wine made in many other places around the world, limited to a specific vineyard or region, …
Tags: Food + Drink, Alcohol, Cellar Doors, Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand, Queenstown, Travel, Vineyards, Wine, Winemaking, Wineries


New Zealand begins funerals for mosque shooting victims, PM visits school

The majority of victims from Friday's attack in the South Island city were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The youngest was a boy of three, born in New Zealand to Somali refugee parents. The first two victims buried, father and son Khaled and Hamza Mustafa, came from war-torn Syria.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Bangladesh, South Island, Khaled, Hamza Mustafa


Christchurch Mosque Shooter Who Killed 50 Likely Acted Alone

The death toll from Friday’s massacre in the South Island city of Christchurch has risen to 50 after another victim was located at one of the crime scenes, police said on Sunday. One person has been charged with murder while three other people apprehended with firearms are not believed to be involved, they said. “At this point, only one person has been charged in relation to these attacks,” Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters.
Tags: News, Christchurch, South Island, Mike Bush, Christchurch Mosque Shooter Who Killed


Pleasings...in a week when I think we'll need them.

Thank you for all those wonderful comments on my last scribble and doesn't the world work in such mysterious ways...that I had written and pre-scheduled those thoughts on Skybound and South Island on the very day that the world's heart and mind was taken there as of one, in solidarity with New Zealand and Christchurch. My feeling and real hope, and I have to be optimistic in the face of such carnage, is that perhaps this might just be a turning point. Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Prime Minist...
Tags: Books, UK, Rome, New Zealand, Luna, Pompeii, Belle Epoque, South Island, Country Life, Gareth, Robert Harris, Sansom, Cott, Dovegreyreader, Wilhemina, Jacinda Ardern


Christchurch shooting: gunman intended to continue attack, says PM

Jacinda Ardern poised to ban semi-automatic weapons as she praises police who arrested terror suspectNew Zealand will ban semi-automatic weapons after the worst mass killing in the nation’s history left 49 people dead and another 48 injured.As the nation reeled following the terror attack on two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch, New Zealand attorney general David Parker said the weapons would be outlawed. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, South Island, Christchurch New Zealand, David Parker, Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch shooting


Christchurch: how quiet city became target for terror

Known as the garden city, Christchurch was a soft target for an attack, security experts sayTwenty-four hours after a gunman rampaged through two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch, attention was turning to why this quiet, provincial enclave became the target for New Zealand’s deadliest extremist attack – and what lured the suspect to drive more than 350km north from his home in Dunedin to carry out the attack.There is dissonance too in the benign atmosphere of Christchurch, “the g...
Tags: England, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Avon, Christchurch, South Island, Dunedin, Christ Church Oxford, Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch shooting


Christchurch shooting: what we know so far

One man is charged with murder after 49 killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch Forty-nine people are confirmed dead after Friday’s shootings at two mosques in the city in New Zealand’s South Island. Forty-one people died at Al Noor mosque and seven at Linwood mosque. Another victim died later at hospital.A 28-year-old Australian man named Brenton Tarrant has appeared in court in Christchurch charged with murder. The judge said on Saturday morning he expected more charges to be laid. N...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, South Island, Bush, Robertson, Arden, Al Noor, Linwood, Mike Bush, David Parker, New Zealand Herald Continue, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Greg Robertson


New Zealand massacre: shooter intended to continue attack, says PM

Jacinda Ardern poised to ban semi-automatic weapons as she praises ‘rural cops’ who ended rampage by arresting suspectNew Zealand will ban semi-automatic weapons after the worst mass killing in the nation’s history left 49 people dead and another 48 injured.As the nation reeled following the attack on two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch, New Zealand attorney general David Parker said that the weapons would be outlawed. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, South Island, Christchurch New Zealand, David Parker, Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch shooting, suspectNew Zealand


New Zealand felt removed from the global voices of hatred. No longer | Elle Hunt

The Christchurch mosque attacks have challenged the complacency of the ‘Kiwi way’New Zealand has never been the perfect country you might imagine from afar, from the quirky stories about lovelorn gannets and avocado heists, but it is generally safe, and stable, apart from the earthquakes. In these times, that makes it an idyll. It is telling that three days ago, the greatest threat in the island nation – the headline news – was an outbreak of measles.Then, in a matter of hours on Friday, 49 peop...
Tags: Facebook, UK News, World news, New Zealand, Christchurch, South Island, Elle Hunt, Christchurch shooting, Kiwi way'New Zealand


How the Christchurch terror attack unfolded – visual guide

Mass shootings on two mosques in the New Zealand city left 49 dead and many injured• Christchurch shootings – latest updatesOne or more gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island, killing 49 people during Friday prayers. Three people are in custody and one man has been charged with murder. Police also say they have found multiple explosive devices. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, South Island, Christchurch shooting


How the Christchurch attack unfolded – visual guide

Mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city left 49 dead and many injured• Christchurch shootings – latest updatesOne or more gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island, killing 49 people during Friday prayers. Three people are in custody and one man has been charged with murder. Police also say they have found explosive devices. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, South Island, Christchurch shooting


Mosque Massacre In New Zealand Leaves 49 Dead; 1 Man Charged

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Police also defused explosive devices in a car. Two other people were being held in custody and police said they were trying to determine how they might be involved. Prime Minister ...
Tags: News, Shooting, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Air New Zealand, South Island, Bush, Nichols, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand Herald, David Gray, Ashburton, Linwood, Tamim Iqbal


40 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

40 people have been killed by an Australian extremist at two mosque shootings in New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch
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Bangladesh cricket team flees mosque shooting

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Members of the Bangladesh cricket team have described on social media their narrow escape from a mass shooting at a Christchurch mosque on New Zealand’s South Island on Friday. Players and members of the team’s coaching staff were reportedly on their bus, approaching the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley […]
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Skybound - a Journey in Flight ~ Rebecca Loncraine

'The loveliest places of allare those that look as ifthere's nothing thereto those still learning to look' 'Deserts for Instance' - Brian Turner (Elemental - Central Otago Poems) Choosing another book from the shelf of Journeys that I plan to do from my armchair this year, and 'learning to look' at new places is becoming a real treat. I'd no sooner travelled back in deep time searching for Doggerland with Julia Blackburn and Time Song than I decided I was ready for a bit of vast open sky a...
Tags: Books, Wales, Rebecca, New Zealand, South Island, Picador, Tony, Kaikoura, Southern Alps, Aoraki Mt Cook, Trisha, Brian Turner, Dovegreyreader, Offspringette, Otago Rail Trail, 2019


'A good day': New Zealand adds area half the size of Auckland to national park

Environmentalists ‘stoked’ by expansion they say will protect blue duck, native kaka bird, bats and giant land snailsA national park in New Zealand has been expanded by 64,000 hectares – the largest gain for a national park in the country’s history.Kahurangi National Park is situated in the north-west corner of New Zealand’s South Island, and is already the second-largest national park in the country. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Trees and forests, New Zealand, North West, Auckland, South Island, Kahurangi National Park


New Zealand doctors move clinics outside in bid to stop measles' spread

Vaccinations taking place in car parks to reduce risk of infectious disease being transmitted in crowded clinicsDoctors are treating unimmunised New Zealanders in carparks and outdoor areas in an attempt to reduce the spread of measles, as the number of confirmed cases of the contagious disease rose to 25.A severe measles outbreak, described as the worst “in years” continues to spread in the Canterbury region of the South Island, with health authorities saying 100,000 people need to be urgently ...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Canterbury, South Island


Queenstown considers tourist levy after claim crowds 'threaten wellbeing'

New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ proposes NZ$7.50 charge to fund infrastructure to help cope with large numbers of holidaymakersFed-up residents of New Zealand’s biggest tourist town are pushing ahead with a plan to charge international tourists for the privilege of visiting the area.Queenstown, situated in the picturesque Southern Alps region of New Zealand’s South Island, is buckling under its own popularity, with 34 international tourists for every resident. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Nz, Queenstown, South Island, Southern Alps


Best mountain biking in Queenstown

The gondola in Queenstown , New Zealand, is well-known as a must-do when visiting the South Island. Yet the vast majority of the cable car’s 3.6 million annual visitors are focused on taking the perfect photo of the Remarkables mountain range. Not many thrill seekers have planned a trip up the gondola as part of their adventure holiday. Yet amongst the pine trees of Ben Lomond Reserve is arguably New Zealand’s best downhill mountain biking park — with 20 miles of trails for every type of rider...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Mountain Biking, New Zealand, Bob, Skyline, Tolkien, Queenstown, South Island, All, Nevis, Queenstown New Zealand, Lake Wakatipu, Singapore Canada, Millbrook Resort, Remarkables


Wellington to Napier

North Island reputedly less scenic than South Island is hilly rather than mountainous but just as wooded. Its hard to know how much of the forest is indigenous as a lot of trees have been introduced by settlers but Trevor is a mine of information
Tags: Travel, Trevor, Wellington, North Island, South Island, Napier


North Island

Up first thing then short walk to the ferry and the trip from South Island to North Island. Unfortunately it was a little bumpy and the weather wet so not the most pleasant of journeys. In Wellington we picked up the hire car drove straight up to Napie
Tags: Travel, Wellington, North Island, South Island


Hiking New Zealand South Island JanuaryFebruary 2019

Pam and I finish up our 16 day fantastic Seabourn cruise and depart the ship and bus with other passengers to the Auckland airport.We catch a noon flight and have 1 12 hour flight to Christchurch on the South Island.After departing the plane and colle
Tags: Travel, Christchurch, Auckland, South Island, Pam, New Zealand South Island


Last Missive from New Zealand

Glamping and Tramping Last Days in NZWe left the South Island on Tuesday taking the ferry from Picton to Wellington. The boat left an hour late and combined with the three and a half hour crossing it gave me some time to check my notes and add a few
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Wellington, South Island, Picton


#9 done and dusted

Yep, Colin and I have managed to wobble our way around the South Island and complete the required 2,000km and 100,000 points to qualify (subject to final check by the boss man) as finishers in the TT2000. Well, perhaps we're not that great at maths, cos we seem to have ended up with 216,000 points and 2,253kms... Ignore times - newbie Garmin 595 owner stuffed up resetting thing... For [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Garmin, South Island, Andrew Thomson, TT2000, Yep Colin


Best places for solo female travel

As much as we love travel, there’s no denying it can be tough. That goes double for solo travelers. And double that for solo female travelers. Going it alone can make a trip that much more enriching and empowering, encourage you to take risks and make new friends along the way, but choosing the right first adventure is crucial to ensure solo travel doesn’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth. For women, no matter how fearless, that probably means picking someplace safer than most, at least mod...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Israel, Tel Aviv, Ireland, Santiago, Chile, New Zealand, Denmark, South America, Michelin, Dublin, Copenhagen, Kerry, Costa Rica


New Zealand

New Zealand 13th February Twenty hours of flying with a three hour stopover at Singapore threw us disorientated and exhausted into Christchurch Airport on South Island. Two nights seemingly passed with minimum sleep and maximum film watching. Apparentl
Tags: Travel, Singapore, New Zealand, South Island, Christchurch Airport


3,000 evacuated from New Zealand fire could soon return home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities are hoping most of the 3,000 people evacuated from wildfire-threatened homes will be able to return Monday evening. Firefighters have gained the upper hand over the fire thanks to favorable weather conditions. The forest fire began nearly a week ago on the South Island and burned 2,300 […]
Tags: News, Nation, New Zealand, South Island, Wellington New Zealand, Nation & World


New Zealand wildfires will burn for weeks, experts warn

An estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated due to a huge blaze on the northern tip of the South Island Fires that have ravaged parts of New Zealand over the last week could still be burning well into March, fire chiefs have warned.Firefighters “turned a corner” in fighting the Tasman blaze on Sunday night, after working for seven days to contain the fire, which started last Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New Zealand, South Island


New Zealand wildfires set to worsen as thousands flee

Week-long blaze engulfs 2,300ha on South Island, leading to largest aerial firefight in country’s history Strong winds are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from their homes.Early on Sunday, 155 firefighters were battling the blaze on the ground with air support from 23 helicopters and three fixed wing planes, making it the largest aerial firefight on record in New Zealand. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New Zealand, South Island


A road trip on the South Island

Have you ever found as the years roll by old travel stories can become a little tired The memory still lingers but it seems every time in the telling it gets more distant as if it were a dream from a long time ago. So occasionally it's time for a refres
Tags: Travel, South Island