Mind Your Own Retirement Podcast

New Zealand awaits travel-hungry Aussies

Peter Harding from Grand Pacific Tours shares his knowledge of the many adventures you could experience from Cape Reinga on the tip of the North Island to Invercargill at the southern end of the South Island, with 'Hobbiton', where Lord of the Rings was filmed, somewhere in between.


What is a ‘travel bubble’ and which countries look likely to get one?

The trans-Tasman travel bubble would allow the free exchange of trade and people between, and only between, Australia and New Zealand.

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Pilots back trans-Tasman bubble and reopening borders

Pilots say that they are ready to help kickstart tourism again when needed.


Australia’s international travel ban could be lifted within weeks

Australia’s international travel ban could be lifted within weeks, should the proposed trans-Tasman bubble pass muster in early June.


Pandemic proves why we must reduce our dependence on China

The world is paying a price for its dependence on China. Is a trans-Tasman bubble the answer for us?

New Zealand

What is the best way to travel around New Zealand?

Paul and his wife are planning a self-drive holiday around New Zealand and want to know if they can do this and visit both the north and south islands without too much hassle.


Australia and New Zealand may create a trans-Tasman travel bubble

Creating a trans-Tasman travel bubble is being touted as a “serious possibility” by Australian and New Zealand governments.

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Discover New Zealand’s secret wine region: Waitaki

Waitaki is New Zealand’s newest wine region and it is already quietly making some of New Zealand’s best drops.

New Zealand

Cheers to the first 200 years of New Zealand wine

September 2019 marks 200 years since the first planting of a grapevine in New Zealand, a history that may surprise many wine connoisseurs.

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Dunedin: The Scotland a little closer to home

What do you get when you mix two destinations that regularly top many a boomer’s travel wish list? Dunedin – also known as the Edinburgh of the south.


Air New Zealand is again Australia’s most respected company

Australia’s most respected business is not Australian. For the third consecutive year, Australians have chosen Air New Zealand as the country’s most respected company.


The secret spots Kiwis like to keep to themselves

Our friends at New Zealand Tourism have put together a list of spots that most New Zealanders would like to keep to themselves and are a little off the road well-travelled.

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