48 hours in Wellington – Saturday

In the last fortnight I have visited Christchurch, Dunedin, fleeting visit back to Wellington and then Hamilton last weekend. This weekend will be spent in Wellington so I thought I would share my perfect Wellington weekend. Actually, to be fair, its a great Wellington weekend, rather than my perfect one; as my perfect one would … Continue reading 48 hours in Wellington – Saturday

The Red Zone

Last night I went to a farewell dinner for 2 of my work colleagues here in Christchurch at Winnie Bagoes. It was a fantastic relaxed night with great people and great pizza! I decided to walk back to my B&B from the restaurant, and realised my route took me through the red zone of central … Continue reading The Red Zone


I have escaped the ongoing earthquakes in Wellington by flying to Christchurch. Because it make sense to go to a place that was completely munted by two earthquakes three years ago, and which they are still rebuilding. I have come down here for work, not actually to escape the earthquakes, but how awesome is that … Continue reading Christchurch

Road Trip

I avoided the gale force winds and rain of Wellington this weekend by hiring a car and heading up to Havelock North (approx 4.5 hours north of Wellington) for the weekend. Must remember never ever to buy a car with automatic transmission, and especially not one that decides it might like to launch into the … Continue reading Road Trip

Cultural Event Part 1: Tour of Parliament and the Beehive

Last weekend after brunch at the Backbencher, a gastropub across the from the Beehive, friends and I headed over to take the tour through New Zealand’s parliamentary buildings. The Beehive is the common name for the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, located at the corner of Molesworth Street and Lambton Quay, Wellington. … Continue reading Cultural Event Part 1: Tour of Parliament and the Beehive