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Taking on the Tongariro Crossing – the best one-day trek in the world

There’s a hike across New Zealand’s oldest national park, Tongariro, that has gained legendary status among travellers. It’s bold and beautiful, no question about it, but it’s also a tough mother of a proposition – basically, a long, one-day, one-way trek across a volcanic plateau so harsh and spectacular that it doubled as Mordor in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films. 509 more words


Kiwis are turning vigilante against "dangerous" foreign drivers

New Zealanders upset with a recent spate of grisly traffic accidents have begun flagging down bad drivers—especially foreign tourists—and confiscating their car keys.

In the past month there have been… 285 more words

shantiepc reblogged this on The EndPoint Business Blog and commented:

Reckless driving should be stopped if it causes danger to other road users.

Netflix Set To Arrive March 24 For Wii U In Australia & New Zealand

On-demand streaming service Netflix will be hopping down under and on to the Wii U in late March. Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand announced the news to fans… 144 more words


cats of my neighbourhood #1

Shy cat, Waihi, New Zealand.

This hesitant looking chap peered down at me as I ran past, hurrying to get some photos of the rapidly disappearing bright pink sunset. 27 more words


Start at the beginning

“What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time.” 

This is the first street art photo I took with a DSLR. 143 more words


Is this the ultimate spam fail?

We’re not sure whether we’re supposed to laugh at cybercrime, because that would mean we’re deriving delight from crookery.

But sometimes you just have to smile at the antics of would-be cybercriminals. 462 more words



i happened to pop into my lovely former professor charlie husband from helsinki – here at canterbury! he crititised the current western university model in a brilliant, intelligent and entertaining seminar. 32 more words