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The Desolate Castle

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent April 2, 2015

On my road trip around the South Island, we stumbled through Arthur’s Pass, which is basically a beautiful road that runs in between two mountains. While driving through Arthur’s Pass, we stopped...

There’s No Place For Methane Here

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent March 25, 2015

This falls under the same category as "Capturing the Arts of the Damaged," going along with the whole idea of having beautiful pieces of art thrown into a town with massive amounts of destruction. (If...

Inedible Pancakes Covered in the Syrup of the Sea

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent February 28, 2015

Nature truly is amazing sometimes. It shows its amazing skills at this place called the Pancake Rocks on the West Coast of the South Island. They call it the Pancake Rocks, because they are these limestone...

The Actively Dull Life of a Sea Lion

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent February 17, 2015

The amount of sea lions that are here is almost absurd. New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) are only found in New Zealand. They are one of the rarest species of sea lion in the world and arguably...

Capturing the Arts of the Damaged

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent February 11, 2015

The artwork that is scattered around central Christchurch is by far my favourite thing about the city. Even through all of the destruction these people have gone through, they still manage to make the...

Trash or Rubbish?

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent February 7, 2015

While shopping around a New Zealand town center, I walk up to the store's register and start a cordial conversation with the clerk. I'm an American, and their New Zealand accent is almost too thick...

Hagley Park is a Priceless Experience

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent February 3, 2015

  Despite all of the construction of the central city, there is a large park in the middle of it. Hagley Park is split into North and South, and I live about a two minute walk from the North side.     The...

First Glimpse of a Different World

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent February 1, 2015

The beautiful sunny sky is a perfect 74 degrees. It's summer in New Zealand during December and January, and rarely gets above 80 degrees.     Christchurch central city is a cluster...

Powhiri Ki Runga- Welcome Aboard!

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent January 27, 2015

I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. I know, I still can’t believe it either. New Zealand is that tiny detached limb off the coast of Australia. The island is split into two parts, the North and...

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