The New Zealand Parliament has now legalised same-sex marriage thus marking another milestone in the battle for marriage equality and are the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. Though same-sex civil unions have been legal in New Zealand, the desire for full same-sex marriage was still an important issue being fought for
The last time I blogged about New Zealand, I wrote of a place where snowy peaks reached high into the sky and cascading waterfalls roared into an idyllic fjord backdrop. This was the South Island and I had fallen in love with it. Little did I know, there was a whole other side to New Zealand that I was still to discover.
With Twenty20 most definitely here to stay, International cricket tours now have to accommodate all three formats of the game. There is no standard pattern for how many matches of each form are included but international cricket boards could do worse than base future tours on the current schedule being employed between New Zealand and England.
I watch in awe as the rich, luscious, inviting colour fills up my entire view. Then I realise I'm not looking at the sky. I'm looking at water. I've arrived at New Zealand's fourth largest lake, Wanaka. An expanse of water that reaches over 192 square-kilometres, it's quite simply one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen.