Christchurch has recently been in the news with regard to being the site of three damaging earthquakes. I film just after the September 4th 2010 quake and there is still some signs of damage to buildings around the CBD. Christchurch was founded as a planned Church of England religious settlement. In 1850 four boatloads of […]
If Queenstown was a person, it would be a teenager. So the best way to appreciate Queenstown is to act like a teenager; do things for the first time, like skydiving or bungy, stay up and party all night, and then laze about in a spa the next day. Thanks to http://www.nzone.biz/ for skydive footage […]
I have one day in the Nelson/Golden Bay area so decide to set myself a challenge of trying to hitchhike from Nelson to Takaka, and then onto Abel Tasman National Park. I learn about how the hippies moved into the Takaka region in the 1970’s, and how even today the area is made up of […]
According to British Wine Expert Oz Clarke, the Marlborough wine region is ‘one of the the greatest places on earth to grow vines, producing some of the world’s most remarkable wines.’ World renown for it’s Sauvignon Blanc, the region also produces fine Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. I interview Maverick businessman, Peter […]
After meeting another filmmaker, I decided to throw away the rule book and hit Cuba Street, asking people what they liked about Wellington. Met some amazing people and as one person said, ‘There is always a secret doorway in Wellington’ where you may find a bar, an art gallery or musicians performing.
Rotorua represents everything bad about tourism over saturation. When a place just expects the tourists to keep arriving, complacency sets in. In my story, I decided to go back to the origins of why Rotorua became a tourist town, it’s healing mineral waters. Local gym owner Belinda Bennett takes me to a secret location, but […]
The Bay of islands is a aquatic paradise made up of some 150 islands. I take to the water, going on a fishing trip and swimming with Dolphins. I also learn about Maori culture, getting an insight into why the Waitangi Heritage site is afraid of the scourge of Tourism, and what Maori Tattoos and […]
In Auckland, I took a ‘favorite five’ tour with Dr Maya, checking out the Mt Eden lookout, the Parnell French Market, Mt Eden shopping village, Piha Beach and finally fish and chips at Mission Bay.