If I could only visit one city in New Zealand it would be…
Wellington, for arts, shopping, culture and catch a glimpse of the South Island over the Cook Strait on a fine day.

Three things I love about the North Island are…
Lake Taupo, Coromandel beaches, and Martinborough vineyards.

Describe the typical New Zealander in three words…
Friendly, proud and relaxed!

My favourite place to relax is…
Lake Taupo or Cook’s Beach, Coromandel.

NZ’s yummiest icecream can be found at…
Kapiti vanilla bean at the Sky Cafe, up our iconic Sky Tower.

Essential Kiwi lingo to learn…
‘Chur’ (thanks).

Nicest spot for a beach walk is…
Between Kohimarama and St Heliers beaches (Auckland), with a coffee and almond croissant in hand.

If you love adventure you should check out…
The swing bridge in Buller Gorge, NZ’s longest swing bridge - daring but the views are stunning.

When I need a caffeine fix I go to…
Depot (Federal Street, Auckland CBD) - the coffee is excellent.

For a good view, visit…
Karitane. North of Dunedin off the beaten track. Look down to beautiful rolling hills and rough beaches.

My hometown’s best-kept secret is…
The Hamilton Gardens - truly impressive with expanding new themes.