New Zealand’s coasts and rivers were once busy with schooners, paddle steamers, tugs and other vessels, carrying cargo and passengers and delivering associated services. In Canterbury, those memories live on in two special vessels, Steam Tug Lyttelton and Kaiapoi’s River Queen.
Retired University of Canterbury forestry professor Geoff Sweet was at the forefront of research in one of New Zealand’s most productive industries.
The Riverside Market on Oxford Terrace in the heart of the city has opened its doors and is a feast for the eyes…and the stomach!
With something for everyone we take a closer look at some of the fabulous eateries, accommodation options and shops found in the Hurunui.
The Hurunui District is one of eight districts that make up the Canterbury region, slotted like a jagged puzzle piece between the Alps and the wild beaches of the East Coast. With a varied and fascinating offering there is plenty to discover – no matter what kind of traveller you are
Egypt, Brazil, Croatia – having travelled to more than 70 countries, including some of the world’s most exotic destinations, what do a couple of New Zealand’s best-known travel bloggers get up to when it comes to exploring their own backyard? As it turns out, quite a lot!