Happy Christmas from Flying Kiwi
As summer peaks here in NZ we would like to wish you all a fantastic festive season. Its all systems go here over Christmas but we'll be making time for some great celebrations on the buses and looking forward to an adventure packed 2011.
So put your feet up, tuck into the mince pies or stollen, sip a glass of mulled wine and enjoy a few festive highlights from Flying Kiwi.
New staff at Flying Kiwi HQ
We are very pleased to welcome a new member to the the Flying Kiwi team.
Shane Laurence is Flying Kiwi's new commercial manager and will be working on a range of exciting product developments in 2011.
Shane has a wealth of commercial experience, adding key ingredients to the team mix at Flying Kiwi.
When not in the office Shane is a keen (and talented) cricketer and has already shown his love for all things adrenalin on his first Flying Kiwi tour.
Hot destination: Wellington
Few places at the moment are hotter than Wellington, recently named in Lonely Planets top 10 cities in the World. Wellington region includes Wellington City and the south-western portion of the North Island. Wellington, New Zealand's capital (population 346,000), is a superbly compact city, set on the shores of a deep harbour and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of wooded hills. It is New Zealand's trendy weekend destination and has the most vibrant entertainment district in the country, where you can find some of the best bars, cafes, restaurants and theatres.
Wellington boasts an eclectic mix of shops. With a host of fashion stores and the country's premier department store, the city offers some of New Zealand's best shopping opportunities. With around 400 cafes and restaurants, Wellington's inner city has the highest concentration of eating establishments in New Zealand, earning it the tag 'café capital of New Zealand'.