Category Archives: New Zealand

Scenes from a New Zealand Heli-ski

Cue the Top Gun soundtrack — here’s the highlight (or Mr. Producer’s highlight, at least) of our trip to New Zealand: helicopter skiing. Monday morning was relatively sunny with dissipating fog so he and his good friend (let’s call him Mr. X) received the “let’s go” phone call at 8:00 a.m. Like two kids on Christmas morning, they excitedly packed

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Oamaru

Oamaru (ah-ma-roo), a coastal town of New Zealand known for its Blue and Yellow-eyed penguin colonies, has a thriving arts scene in its Historic Precinct. Housed in 19th century buildings made from local whitestone, eclectic shops and galleries showcase printing, tile painting, stone carving, fabric arts and antiques. Among the store fronts, a supplier packs and exports bales of sheep’s

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