A traditional Japanese tea house and garden, designed and constructed in Japan, and then rebuilt in New Plymouth, New Zealand, is to become a major feature of the 2009 Taranaki Rhododendron & Garden Festival.
A front row with perfect balance, good body and grassy tones might well sound like a coach’s description of his rugby team but these are in fact terms that sum up a new range of New Zealand wines released especially for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The cooler climes of Otago in New Zealand’s South Island are perfectly suited to growing rhododendrons and every year, when the blooms are at their best, the city of Dunedin celebrates with a special festival.
New Zealand’s Tourism Industry Awards for 2009 announced this week include a Rotorua nature park, an entrepreneurial young leader and man credited for making tourism one of the country’s most valuable industries.
New Zealand is turning the concept of a wildlife ‘Big Five’ upside down by developing its own ‘Small Five’ list aimed at encouraging travellers to come and see some of the world’s rarest creatures for themselves.