Daylight Saving Another Kiwi Idea

Did you know that daylight saving was a Kiwi idea? I didn’t until I decided to see what the history of daylight savings was. Who Thought Of Daylight Saving Time?…

How Long Is Ninety Mile Beach?

When asked “how long is ninety mile beach” you would think that the answer is obvious … 90 miles or about 145 kilometers. But NO … our Northland beach known…

Auckland Affectionately Known As The City of Sails

Auckland has been affectionately known by the locals as the ‘City of Sails’ for a long time. The phrase the City of Sails seems logical for those that know Auckland, because…

Location, Location, Location … Hard To Beat Auckland For Location

There are many highlights for those that choose to live in Auckland, but I guess it is the location that stands out for me. As mentioned on the New Zealand…

The Unique Sounds That Kiwi Make

Kiwis … and the sounds that kiwis make. I have heard those sounds that kiwis make a few times but could not really explain the sound to the kids so I went…

About The Auckland Harbour Bridge

How much do you know about the Auckland harbour bridge? Well, the Auckland harbour bridge took 4-years to build opened on 30 May 1959.  It started with an open day which…

Languages of New Zealand

While English is the predominant language spoken in New Zealand, there are two actual official languages in New Zealand. Maori became an official language in 1987 and in 2006, New Zealand…

New Zealand: A Small Country With A Lot To Offer

New Zealand was the last habitable land mass to be populated in the World and with a total land area is 263,884 km² (101,886 sq. miles) it is quite a small country. It’s just a…