In November, it was a beautiful warm spring day when we drove over the Summit Road on Christchurch’s Port Hills towards Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula. The road to the hilltop is a bit curvy, to say the least, but as cyclists, we appreciated the climb – it would be a great ride. Subconsciously we… Continue reading Akaroa, a french gem in the south of New Zealand
On a recent trip to Wellington, we visited Te Papa to view the Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War exhibition. When we entered the collection, we were unprepared for the scale. We had heard they were significant in size – but they were monumental, each figure captured in a moment of time – is 2.4… Continue reading Gallipoli – The scale of our war, Te Papa, Wellington
Sometimes you come across something quite unexpected when travelling around New Zealand. On a sunny March weekend in summer 2021, we decided to visit a few of our local attractions in the Waikato region, mainly the Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk located on the scenic drive from Waitomo Village to Marokopa. The Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk… Continue reading Marokopa Falls, New Zealand
Don’t miss the annual Balloons over Waikato event, which attracts balloonists from all around New Zealand and internationally – it’s big, bright and bold and makes for a colourful sight across the Waikato landscape. Held over 5 days from 7am each morning and other scheduled times during the day and evening, the event culminates in… Continue reading See Balloons over Waikato, New Zealand
We are helping to save the Māui dolphins, found only off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Richard Hayes Digital is proud to be playing a small part in helping protect them through WWF New Zealand, by donating every month. Video courtesy of WWF. They are unique to New Zealand and need our… Continue reading We are helping to save the Maui dolphins found only off the west coast of New Zealand’s north island
Explore new horizons, a vibrant city of contrast, ancient landscapes, our amazing backyard from the mountains to the sea. For more information, what to do or what’s on, make sure you visit Christchurch’s official website.
Why should you visit the blue springs putaruru at Te Waihou Walkway or also known as the blue springs nz? It is a beautiful walk through the Waikato countryside alongside the river to the springs. You will be surprised how clear the water is – very much worth the effort of the walk. The blue… Continue reading Where are the blue springs, putaruru Te Waihou Walkway?
Built in 1878, this rail route between the Hutt Valley and Featherston is now a gently graded 18 km walk, run or mountain bike ride, with opportunities for camping, swimming and fishing. The rail trail is a gently graded 18 km walk or mountain bike ride. This makes it an ideal trip for families with… Continue reading The Rimutaka Incline, Wellington
Waipapa Point is a rocky promontory on the south coast of Foveaux Strait, the South Island of New Zealand. It is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the mouth of the Mataura River, at the extreme southwestern end of the area known as the Catlins. The coastline of the Catlins is notoriously dangerous, and there have been many shipwrecks in the region. The most… Continue reading Waipapa Point, Southland
Beautiful video from Visit Auckland with a poignant message for today’s times – Papatūānuku (our earth mother) is Breathing Sit at a distance, stand as one. When the time is right, we welcome you. But for now, listen. Papatūānuku (our earth mother) is breathing. All copyright notices can be found on YouTube.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how wonderful New Zealand is because we live busy lives and forget to look around and see it. We love living in New Zealand and appreciate its beauty every day. Once and while look up, stop then you will remember why we fight to protect New Zealand & planet.… Continue reading New Zealand we should Stop, look & Admire more often