Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm so cute ... a rare visitor to NZ

This emperor is a little off course .. landing in New Zealand, instead of the Antarctica or Sthn South America: planing a new colony?  See more of my pics here ( taken this am)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Where do travel writers fit in?

Tourism Industry Update
where do travel writers fit in? 
This is the subject of the talk in Wellington by Ann-Marie Johnson, PR with the Tourism Industry Assocation. Ann-Marie, longtime member of the Travel Communicators’ Association, was a major organiser of the mammoth Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (TRENZ) event in Queenstown in late May. TRENZ brings together around 270 New Zealand tourism operators and a similar number of international travel and tourism buyers so it is an incredible organisational challenge. Ann-Marie will suggest how tourism and writers can help each other.

Time: 6pm on Monday, 27 June. 

Place: Museum Hotel, 90 Cable Street (near Te Papa). Street parking available.

Meeting place: The bar on the third floor of the hotel for socialising and drinks/nibbles. Presentation starts in Agostini Room (4th floor) about 6.30pm.

Cost: Travcom members $10; non-members $15. 

Register with and send cheque to: Helen Davies, Travcom administrator, at 2B Pukehana Avenue, Epsom, Auckland 1023. Ph: 09 624 5707 or email: if you’d like to use internet banking or have any queries. Register by Thursday 23 June. 

The event has been organised by the Wellington branch of the Travel Communicators’ Association.
Further info: Sarah Bennett (; Judith Doyle ( and Heather Hapeta (

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Red Shoes day, my red boots, and Wellington

Red Shoes Day  so here are some photos of my red boots hanging out in Wellington! Can you name the various places - of course you can!