This is closely based on a regular series of lighthearted Emails sent out as "News from The Antipodes" during 2002. They were written as we went on our venerable HP95 and transferred to the Libretto via the IR link, copied into an email, superficially spell checked and sent. They were not in any way polished and only the most gross errors have been removed here. The pictures on the pages will provide details of where they were taken if you hover over them and they can all be clicked to open a larger version in a new pop-up Window.
New Zealand Wines, Wineries and Vineyard Restaurants - brings together our favourite vineyards to visit. Selection is not solely the on the quality of the wine but is biased towards those with good vineyard restaurants, magnificent scenery and a friendly and helpful approach.
Kauri Kauri - logging and the gathering and use of Kauri Gum forms a unique part of New Zealand history worthy of investigation.
Active Thermal Areas - New Zealand is also an area which is very active geologically and has a number of fascinating thermal areas, predominantly North Island.
"News from the Antipodes 2002" also updated a number of other pages:
Sailing in New Zealand - An Introduction to Sailing in New Zealand with an index to our own sailing in the Hauraki Gulf, The Bay of Islands and the Coastal Passage between them and on up to Whangaroa Harbour.
New Zealand Books - We have built up a library of books on New Zealand during our visits and have initiated a catalogue. Our books cover many topics from Sailing and Fishing through the Goldfields and Art Deco to Maori Culture.
Interesting Web Sites: We have found a number of useful Web sites on New Zealand that you may want to have a look at.