Tag Archives: New Zealand

From New Zealand With Love

I’m currently in the middle of trip planning for a three week visit to New Zealand, so I have been reading lots of local media and blogs. In the process, I stumbled upon this heartwarming story about the generosity of … Continue reading

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There and back again

I’m in the midst of planning a road trip around New Zealand for later this year and was exploring Lord of the Rings and Hobbit related film sites. In the process, I stumbled upon these wonderful cross section drawings of Bag End—the ancestral home … Continue reading

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Books are there for you

This encouraging message was recently spotted on the sidewalk chalkboard outside of Books A Plenty indie bookshop in Tauranga, New Zealand.  

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Gimme Some Peace

Over the years, readers of TBTP have pointed out to me that I seem to be obsessed with Iceland. While I cannot dispute the charge, I can justify my fixation on the magical island with a lengthy list of exceptional … Continue reading

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Death Takes A Holiday

Everyone needs a break from their job now and then, even the grim reaper. This darkly humorous Instagram campaign titled “The Swim Reaper” was created by the government of New Zealand to raise awareness about watersport and beach safety. You … Continue reading

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Imagine No Borders

If you are a regular follower of TBTP, you’ve likely noted that I’m a bit of a map and globe geek. The fascination probably began with a globe/lamp combination that sat on my bedside table as a young child. I’m … Continue reading

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Going West

Going West is the first book in a popular trilogy by New Zealand’s beloved author Maurice Gee. The New Zealand Book Council commissioned this wonderful stop-frame animation of the book. Created by Andersen M Studio, the animators used actual copies of … Continue reading

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Don’t Stare At The Naked People

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Time and Again

Between 2012 and 2014, photographer Kien Lam traveled 80,000 miles through 15 countries snapping thousands of photos along the way. When he returned home, he turned them into this joyous, frenetic, amped-up time-lapse video called “Time and Again”. You can … Continue reading

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