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Exploring New Zealand


The idea for this site began with a fabulous holiday-of-a-lifetime Lord of the Rings themed tour of New Zealand in September 2005. The logic went something like this: what better way to become more fully acquainted with New Zealand than to build a site about it?

Things just snowballed from there, reallly. Out of little acorns...

I hope that you'll find this site useful, and that it will stimulate - or reinforce - your own interest in New Zealand.

Edwin Hayward

The majority of the place-specific articles on this site, such as those on Wellington City, Christchurch, and the West Coast, were written by New Zealand journalist Cheryl Norrie.

The header graphic that you can see at the top of every page was developed by Amy Ho, a 3d animator, graphic designer, illustrator and web designer.