How cold is it where you are? It's #summer in New Zealand and it's #snowing. 13° in Wellington at midday and it's #January!

Yes, it's snowing in the middle of summer - National - NZ Herald News
How many #expat Kiwis with special category visas are in this situation? NZ couple in Perth take #insurance provider to court for selling them worthless life insurance policy as they don’t hold #Australian citizenship

Racial discrimination of Kiwis in Australia
Would you trust a #driverless bus? New Zealand’s first fully autonomous vehicle has arrived at #Christchurch Airport, marking the start of autonomous vehicles on #Kiwi roads.

Christchurch Airport ushers in the driverless era
Despite #Trump, Brexit and chaos yonder, the New Zealand #economy is expected to grow 3.5% over the coming year, with #construction, tourism and household spending to lift inflation from its record lows

NZ economy to grow 3.5pc in 2017, construction and tourism to grow though Trump, Brexit shadows loom - Business - NZ Herald News
British PM Theresa May is standing by her decision to crack down on #Kiwi expats living in the #UK, despite pressure from Bill English

Waning Kiwi rights in UK a sore spot
New Zealand’s comedy duo #Flight Of The #Conchords has been labelled one of the best comedy bands in history -

Flight of the Conchords - "Bowie's In Space" [HQ]


The lost birdsong of the British #yellowhammer has been discovered in #NewZealand. The NZ birds have gone on to develop almost twice as many dialects as their British relatives.

Lost British birdsong discovered in New Zealand birds
#NewZealand's “The Lonely Tree” on Lake #Wanaka is Flickr's makes the 2016 top 10 as the second most popular photo of the year

Flickr's best pictures of 2016 revealed
#NewZealand government tracks down 57,000 student loan borrowers living in Australia.

Steven Joyce says student loan defaulters in Australia will be tracked down and made to pay up.
Embrace your inner hairy feet and visit #Hobbiton, New Zealand's real life version of The Shire.

World famous in New Zealand: Hobbiton Movie Set
Honesty boxes, DoC huts and "Thank you driver!" - Here are little things outsiders notice about #NewZealand that #Kiwis take for granted

Seven things outsiders notice about New Zealand and Kiwis take for granted
Slap on some #sunscreen and head to the #beach: 2016 is set to be #NewZealand's hottest year on record.

2016 To Be New Zealand’s Hottest Year On Record
New Zealand is among the countries where #expats have the best quality of #life. A haven for those looking for #happiness or a fresh start.

The 18 countries where expats have the best quality of life
Surviving in #Antarctica means overcoming the coldest, windiest and driest conditions on Earth. Scientists based out of #NewZealand's Scott Base have captured the frozen continent in all its #beauty.

Antarctica in all its glory as scientists visit New Zealand's Scott Base
#NewZealand's Lake Pupuke in August, near Aoraki Mount Cook, has made the list of the world's most beutiful spots for the great outdoors.

The great outdoors: readers share their best weather photos from 2016
#NewZealand's own Hunt for the Wilderpeople has topped #Empire Magazine’s list of top movies of 2016. Congratulations #Taika!

The best movies of 2016
New Zealand #gold rush: With the price of gold fetching nearly NZ$1800 an ounce, illegal #miners are sneaking onto private farm land and national parks without permits to fossick for gold.

On the hunt for illegal miners as a new gold rush hits New Zealand
#Israeli Prime Minister tells #NewZealand our support for UN resolution condemning Israeli settlement-building in the occupied territories amounts to “declaration of #war”.

Netanyahu 'told New Zealand backing UN vote would be declaration of war'
Happy 2017 from New Zealand