Two nights in Tauranga

Our first adventure was to Tauranga, a great little seaside town on the east coast. The perfect location if you’re looking for a lowkey weekend getaway as you don’t have to search far and wide for things to do during your short stay. On our first day, we enjoyed walking around the Mount (link to … Continue reading “Two nights in Tauranga”

Life in NZ MIQ

What is MIQ you may ask? Most countries aren’t familiar with this process, however, “Managed Isolation Quarantine” is required when entering New Zealand while borders remain closed to fight the spread of Covid-19. For many, it is hard to comprehend the concept of what actually happens in an MIQ facility. News media has covered a … Continue reading “Life in NZ MIQ”

Welcome aboard Air Ciwi

Kia Ora – The first words you hear stepping onto the plane, the greeting followed by a blessing welcoming you to the MIQ facility.. If you’re unfamiliar with this term, “Kia ora is a warm… greeting you’ll hear throughout New Zealand and comes from the indigenous Māori language, te reo. [Used to] …wish someone well … Continue reading “Welcome aboard Air Ciwi”