Day 1: New Zealand’s Best Seared Venison

A lot of foreigners only know of Kiwis as the furry brown fruit they eat in their fruit salads. Did you know the origin of the name of fruit? Well it’s this cute little flightless bird, that is an endangered native of NZ: As a born and bred Aucklander, I have always been lucky to…

Some things never change

After a long flight (10.5 hours), we arrived home in Auckland, New Zealand, to a chilly 11°. Zombie-like we walked off the plane to be greeted by the familiar sound of tuis and bellbirds chirping. It was good to be home, but as we drove along the familiar road from the airport to our home,…