Great 4-week New Zealand itinerary (courtesy of Marc Belcher)

Those of you who have read my New Zealand posts will knew that my friends, the Belchers, really helped me maximise my time in the country by putting together a detailed itinerary. Wanting others to have as much fun as I did (and with the Belcher blessing) I have posted it here (all photos and…

“Auckland” or “The Belchers’ beneficence”

As you may have inferred, this tale takes place in New Zealand, a land whose first European visitor was not Captain James Cook, as many of my compatriots smugly claim, but a Dutchman called Abel Tasman, whence the name New Zealand, which is based on the Zeeland region of the Netherlands. Forgive me: I have…