Body Found in a Rotorua Hot Mud Pool

  New Zealand police say they have recovered the body of a man from a hot pool at Kuirau Park, opposite Rotorua hospital on Ranolf Street. The body was spotted by a tourist who notified the police yesterday afternoon. Our regular readers may recall that Kuirau Park is an open stretch of municipal parkland containing geothermal mud pools surrounded…

Drivesafe.org.nz Tourist Advice Site Launches in New Zealand

  At long last a driving information site has launched in New Zealand, aimed specifically at tourists. Drivesafe.org.nz is a tentative initiative to reduce the horrendous accident and fatality rates suffered by foreign tourists in New Zealand, but pulls its punches. The site should be read in conjunction with travel warnings that some governments are making about…

Australian Honeymooners Lose It All In NZ

Tourists have again fallen victim to crime in New Zealand. We’re saddened to learn of the two Australian honeymooners whose wedding dress, suit and rings were stolen near the Milford road, South Island. The advice to not leave valuables in vehicles simply isn’t given to visitors, many of whom believe the myth that New Zealand…