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Free & Cheap Things to Do During Ski Season in Scenic Queenstown

Whether you are a lover of the great outdoors, an extreme sports junky, or simply an adventurous traveller, any time of year is the perfect time to visit Queenstown. In the summer, the weather allows for countless outdoor sports and the most extreme thrills you could ever dream of. But wintertime in Queenstown offers its

Game of Thrones Locations

Game of Thrones may be over for another year, so if you are considering a trip away, maybe take some inspiration from our list and visit some of the film locations.  Spain Girona, Catalonia (Oldtown, Braavos) The crew of Game of Thrones have been filming quite a bit in this medieval city, about an hour north

New Zealand a popular destination for Ramadan

Shorter fasting days during the Islamic holy month could be the attraction to draw wealthy Muslim tourists to New Zealand, a University of Auckland academic says. Ramadan, which could start on June 6, will run for a month over the shortest winter days. This means Muslims here will fast for just about 11 hours each

Bridal Veil Falls

If you are planning on travelling to Raglan, be sure to include a side trip to the  55-metre-high Bridal Veil Falls, also known as the Waireinga Falls. The Bridal Veil Falls walk is an easy 10 minute walk through native bush, with  two viewing platforms at the top, providing amazing views and photo opportunities of the  falls and

New Zealand is increasingly international students’ first choice of study destination

JO MOIR Last updated 11:59, December 3 2015 CHARLOTTE CURD/ FAIRFAX NZ Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce is looking to expand on offshore study to further boost international student numbers. Getting a qualification isn’t restricted to someone’s local university anymore – and international students are travelling from as far as Colombia and Nepal to study in

China resumes place as New Zealand’s top destination for exports

China resumed its place as New Zealand’s top export destination in October, with growing demand for milk powder, meat and kiwi fruit, the government statistics agency said Thursday. The resurgence of the China market helped to mitigate New Zealand’s rising trade deficit, which hit NZ$963 million dollars ($635.39 million) last month, according to Statistics New