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Furhana Ahmad suddenly stops and hurriedly flaps her arms, urging her rainjacket-wrapped cohorts to freeze where they are. Something is moving amongst Stewart Island’s densely-packed crown fern and, through the gap, emerges a large, feathery backside. When you first see a kiwi in motion, you don’t tend to forget it. New Zealand’s beloved flightless bird moves […]

Each summer, thousands of backpackers and other budget travelers flock to New Zealand for a number of reasons – the sun, the beaches, the hiking, or the jaw-dropping landscapes that New Zealand provides. Many of these travelers come to New Zealand to hike a ‘Great Walk’  – one of several tramping tracks found around the North and […]