Destination Marlborough’s New Social Media Tool

  Destination Marlborough has a new social media tool called ‘Marlborough Now’ on its website. Its aim is to give “authentic, unsolicited feedback from travellers and locals. But, it looks like action may be taken against anything that is perceived to be negative. How genuine will it be? From a  Marlborough Express report today we…

Large Quake Rattles North, South Islands – Updated

A large 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook the top of the South Island and lower North Island at 7.19pm today. The epicentre was 60 km deep and felt strongly in Marlborough and Wellington. A  TVNZ report told of how highrise windows were shattered in the capital and apartments being evacuated, police said. “there has been damage…

Economics, Demographics And Immigration

New Zealand is up to its ears in debt and a double dip recession is a real possibility. Despite having a low wage economy and a large number of people claiming state benefits  it is considered to be expensive relative to other similar countries- especially for housing and food. This has caused it to be…