In the words of the greatest poet and playwright in history, William Shakespeare, “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” The world is such a beautiful, marvellous place and we’re all so lucky to live within it. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year explores a more rogue, wild side of that beauty. Auckland...
Champagne in itself has become a universal symbol and accessory for the celebration of love and achievement. Maybe sometimes both combined. But one of the world’s most iconic Champagne brands has these elements entwined in its DNA. Piper-Heidsieck is infact a constantly evolving symbol of love and innovation. It is the most awarded Champagne house […]
Whether you’re a start-up or an industry leader, investing in the right technology is key to gaining the edge for your business. HP is well known for it’s business equipment to get things done, but they’ve taken things a step further, offering an entire space for you to work in! BYOD (bring your own device) […]
City dwellers across the world are forever surrounded by a concrete jungle. With looming grey high risers on all sides, small urban green spaces do little to break up the dull surrounds. And now, with the need to look at solutions for our planet’s dire situation, the increase of plant life is being more and...
We headed to Rotorua recently for a weekend of some adventure, sport and relaxation, and when it came to relaxation we needed to look no further than the Polynesian Spa. Situated right on the shore of Lake Rotorua, the 28 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa are fed from two natural springs, the Priest Spring and […]
“They were honest from the start and told us it wasn’t going to be an easy build but did not think twice about jumping into a project on an incredibly steep site. “We’re on Palm Beach. A beautiful spot – just five minutes from the beach.” When Chris Upton and Amanda Mason visited Waiheke Island...
Stay at the New Zealand’s first “smart” hotel here At any time of the year, Queenstown is a magnet for travellers from around the world. They are drawn to its idyllic beauty and gentleness. It’s a town that brings in over two million visitors a year with its warmth and undeniably stunning scenery. Now, it’s […]
You don’t need a passport to check out one of the world’s top destinations – just a long weekend and a sense of discovery. Taranaki was judged the world’s second best regional destination last year by global travel guide Lonely Planet, and while the dust may be settling on that award, the region itself is […]
A Creative Immersion with Bombay Sapphire. “Sorry about the super short notice on this but we’ve just been presented with a really cool op by Bombay Sapphire that I think you’ll be able to cut a number of ways. Knowing you, thought it could be right up your alley.” Deeply flattered by Ian’s perfect email […]
Take a dive into the world of underwater photography. Amber Jones has always had an affinity with the ocean – whether its surfing, swimming or free diving, it’s one of her favourite places to be. She decided to take her love for the ocean along with her passion for photography to create her own business,...
Being a conscious consumer is massively important these days. It’s a trend that’s on the rise, and for good reason. Brands need to grow more transparent surrounding their ingredients, and this transparency will only ever be a good thing for everybody. It builds trust, which builds loyalty. We spoke to Danijela Unkovich, a local nutritionist and...
Over 100 super-sized owls will be popping up around Auckland on March 3. Parks, libraries and malls around the city will be home to these sculptures until Sunday 6 May. 47 of the owls have been individually designed by Kiwi and international artists to give them their own unique looks. We had a chat with […]
Being So Close To Our Pacific Neighbours Here In New Zealand, We Are Spoilt For Choice As To Where To Go For A Tropical Getaway During Winter. Tahiti Has Been A Destination My Husband And I Have Discussed Over The Years, So We Booked A Tropical Island Escape Sans Children To Dip Our Toes In […]
As the Spring sunshine settles in, a group of women will gather in the Marlborough Sounds for a weekend of sailing, adventure, and best of all Sauvignon Blanc. The inaugural Mud House Women’s Helm Regatta is taking place on Saturday Sept 30 and Sunday October 1. It’ll be held in the heart of the stunning […]
If you’re in the midst of planning your next holiday destination or just wanting to see some gorgeous places these are the Kiwi Travel instagrammers you need to be following for some serious wanderlust. 1. The global couple View this post on Instagram We loved the cobbled back streets in Portland, Maine – what's your […]
Are you a total green thumb? Are you passionate about environmental issues? If so you could be jetting off to Germany thanks to Weleda Global Garden. Do you have a special talent for writing, drawing or photography and want to travel the Weleda world for 3 months? ??? ✏️✈️ Apply now to win the journey […]
New Zealand is bursting at the seams with beautiful scenery, lush landscapes and some pretty great places to eat. If you and your partner are wanting to try somewhere new, or you really want to wow a romantic interest we have you covered. Here are five of the most beautiful spots for a date New […]
We’ve all experienced unwanted harassment on the streets- whether it’s a man yelling explicit words out of a car window or being followed home. Unfortunately it’s an ugly reality women around the world face. These acts of aggression and dominance often succeed in making women feel scared or insecure. A recent study stated 63% of […]
When it comes to the best way to procrastinate lusting over far-away travel destinations comes out on top. Whether your means to do this is with Pinterest, Instagram or good old travel magazines, it is without a doubt the best way to spend your precious time. One of the best perks of my job is […]
You might be a concious traveler who wants to help save the world, but lets face it, there’s a selfish side that would also just like to see the world and experience new things. But whether you want to give back, have a genuine cultural experience or you’re just wild about animals – volunteering with […]
You may or may not heard of the relatively new wellness and meditation app ‘Jiyo’. I hadn’t until I saw an article online praising it as the “ultimate wellness app” and promising such things a decent night of sleep. So with a hopeful heart, I downloaded the free Jiyo app for my phone and began...
I don’t know about you, but it is hard not to dream of travel almost every day. Especially in a world heavily influenced by social media, which sees us constantly bombarded with photos of other peoples vacations. There are many things that stand in our way, work, money, time – the age old problems. But […]
If you’re spending your days at work reminiscing over last Summer’s holiday, it may be time to start planning a new one. Although we live in a country full of beach holiday destinations there are plenty of cozy spots for a mid-year winter vacation. Whether you’re a snow bunny or looking for a relaxing few […]
They were four days away from buying a house and had spent hundreds on inspections and approvals when they had an epiphany. To many outside eyes they were winning at life and ticking off another milestone on the road we call life. But just like so many of us, they didn’t feel fulfilled. They didn’t want […]
Game of Thrones premieres tonight and plenty of people are organizing viewing parties. One friend of mine is even going out of his way to make mulled wine, which is both perfect for winter and yet also totally appropriate for the medieval fantasy world of Game of Thrones. According to data from Hotels.com locations from the […]
Sometimes New Zealand feels really small. Often it feels like there aren’t any hidden or secret places left to explore. So if you’re in a bit of an adventure rut lately, hold onto your hat, because we’ve compiled a list of some hidden gems New Zealand’s North Island has to offer. Pah Homestead View this […]
Luxurious wine brand Veuve Clicquot have just announced the theme for their annual winter Gala and yes, it involves Rosé. The winter carnival themed gala will be the official closing party for Clicquot in the Snow this year. Guests of the gala will be able to enjoy and evening of glamour, style and sophistication. The gala […]
Friendship is a super important aspect of our everyday lives. Lately I’ve found myself getting caught up in work commitments, university work and spending time with my partner and not having enough time to see my friends as often as I’d like. We all know friendship is a two-way street, but when you’re having trouble […]
If you’re looking for a way to fall back in love with the city of sails this weekend look no further. Auckland has a lot of stunning scenery around it just waiting to be viewed and photographed. So if you’re feeling like an adventure this weekend why not take a trip around some gorgeous views […]
As you travel you have to make sure you get a taste of the world, both as an experience and also as an actual flavour. We’ve brought together the top cities for food, as well as the top places to eat at them. Of course while you’re there explore the hidden alcoves and eateries only […]
In August Queenstown is going to be transformed into the ultimate winter playground this with the return of Clicquot in the Snow. The annual luxury champagne festival invites locals and visitors to enjoy winter in style with fine champagne and an action-packed week. This year’s programme will deliver four days of Clicquot-inspired activities and experiences in […]
If you’re looking for fine living while globe trotting then you shouldn’t look any further than this list. Virtuoso, the international luxury travel network, has revealed the properties and hoteliers in the running for its prestigious Best of the Best awards. Here are the top picks of the year. 1. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i – Lanai City, […]
If you were going to be travelling during our New Zealand winter in Auckland, Queenstown or Taupo then we have the perfect place to crash and freshen up. Hilton Hotels & Resorts are bringing a world-first experience to a limited number of guests, creating bespoke rooms inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s famous Hotel du Marc in […]
Have you ever experienced a vacation so good that you just don’t want it to end? Do you spend your time wishing you could remember every little detail of events so you can go over your adventures with friends? Often when we go on vacations we become so concerned with documenting vacation memories with photographs […]
Catching a glimpse of how the rich and famous vacay during Spring Break in Southern California, avid traveller Sophie Chung paints a picture so sumptuously grandiose, you’ll be booking your next direct flight to L.A. as soon as you’ve saved half of your remunerated salary. Happy as Larry ? #coachella A post shared by Sophie […]
Don’t let life pass you by, we’re halfway through May and there are a ton of events going on that you should get involved in. These experiences can enhance your health, your mind, and get you out of your comfort zone maybe just a little bit. Check them out! Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk […]
The countdown to Mother’s Day is on! Whether you’re a mother yourself, planning to spend the day with your own mum, or you’re spending time with the whole family group, there are lots of good outings you can go on around Auckland. If you’re taking your mum out for the day and want something you can […]
While we had our hands on our latest set of wheels for review, the new Holden Astra, we were put in the mood for a little taste of Europe. Unwilling to pay the extra carry on costs for getting an Astra to Europe we opted instead for going on a roadtrip around New Zealand in search […]
You may think you’ve seen all there is to see in New Zealand. That there are no places left that will surprise you. But this is not the case. Although we may live in a relatively small country there are still many curious secrets and surprises within it. So if you want to discover and […]
Walking, hiking, tramping – they’re kiwi traditions that everyone loves. There’s walks around the country for anyone and everyone to get amongst. Whether you’re a beginner or an old hand, there’s a walk out there for you. Here at the M2 office we’re big fans of anything that’s fun, active, and you can get a good […]