Category Archives: New Zealand

When can I have my Kentucky Fried Weka?

Apparently never. So Linda, our guide from Kea Tours who will feature frequently in various posts especially those in Grey Mouth (I know it’s spelled “Greymouth”, but my spell checker highlights it as an error, and so I’m just going … Continue reading

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Fish and Chips – “This is NOT Burger King!”

I don’t know if New Zealanders will agree that their national dish is Fish and Chips (and pies), but the Fish and Chips shop is ubiquitous. The best Fish and Chips we had were at nameless shops in Grey Mouth, … Continue reading

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The Very Nicest of People

There are only two countries where the locals have volunteered to help us when we were poring over a map – Japan and New Zealand. In my mind, New Zealanders (I know they are sometimes referred to as Kiwis, but … Continue reading

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Milk Mafia

I was very surprised when I walked into a convenience store to get a drink, and the best offer they had was 2 bottles of pop for NZ$7. Those were 600 ml bottles. $7 for 2. Or $3.50 per bottle. … Continue reading

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New Zealand Adventures

For our honeymoon, we decided to go to New Zealand. In July. Specifically, the South Island. Christchurch. That’s winter. But we wanted to go somewhere cool. Because we’ve had enough of hot and humid in Singapore.

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New Zealand – keeping in touch

On my second day in Christchurch, I was at Westfield Mall (on Riccarton Road) and passed a Vodafon NZ shop. The staff asked if I needed any help and I explained my needs (here for a few days. Need internet … Continue reading

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