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9 Uniquely New Zealand Experiences You Can't Miss

by Robin Rodig | March 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Zealand sheepNew Zealand is full of uniqueness. The interesting dynamic of warm, laid back, quirky people with an extreme sport mentality. The enveloping natural beauty. Sheep everywhere you turn. So when a good friend of mine asked what should be on her itinerary for her upcoming visit to New Zealand, I drilled down a list of experiences that would provide the best, most representative taste of what this amazing country has to offer.

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E Noho Ra New Zealand

by Robin Rodig | April 02, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
Two words: No frills. New Zealand and its people are simple. In the best way. I've found this to be a hard-working country (particularly through its main export of farming) whose people aren't looking for handouts or attention. They almost seem uncomfortable accepting a thank you!

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You Know You're in New Zealand When

by Robin Rodig | March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sheep, New Zealand
...Coffee options (even at Starbucks) include a Flat White and a Long Black. (I'll miss ordering my Flat Whites :) )

...You mistakenly get excited that the wine server is bringing out crackers after already tasting several white wines. He asked who's ready for the Reds. I thought he said Ritz. That NZ accent can be very, very tricky.

...Manuka honey products are sold everywhere. Manuka honey body lotion. Manuka honey lip balm. Whipped Manuka honey. Manuka honey this. Manuka honey that. Manuka is a native New Zealand tree that apparently produces nectar with healing properties.

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