NZine is an ezine (electronic magazine) linking New Zealand to the
world. Since 1996 NZine has been providing quality content about New
Zealand life, travel, business, issues, history, geography and more.
NZine traverses many areas with an openness to show New Zealand 'warts
Many of the past articles in NZine continue to be of relevance and
ongoingly attract readership and search engine
The NZine readership steadily increases as surfers discover this
valuable resource and return to it regularly for new reading and
information. At present NZine reader activity leads to more than three quarter million hits per month.
We have enhanced NZine with new features that help readers world-wide to
learn more about New Zealand.
- New Zealand map showing regions and towns.
You can click on a name for information. NZine is also collecting links
for the region/town to give more information to New Zealand visitors or
NZine produced by Plain Communications Ltd
NZine's web interface and software were developed by Evanta, a division
of New Zealand's Plain Communications Ltd that specialises in quality
web applications, effective web design and solutions for online
Plain Communications provides a wide range of Internet Services in New
Zealand especially solving issues for businesses wanting a broad
strategy of Internet use, Web hosting, design, and web-based promotion.
The company has often been behind new and innovative development and was
the first company to provide commercial web hosting in New Zealand.
The NetExpress division of Plain Communications provides software and equipment solution for the hospitality industry to be able to provide high speed Internet to guest rooms and Dialup Connections to home and medium to small businesses.
NZine is edited in Christchurch, New Zealand, but a significant
percentage of the readership is international. Many of these people are
intending visitors to New Zealand, and those planning a second, longer
visit here, along with ex-pats living overseas.
NZine is evolving over time in style, interface and member facilities.
The enthusiastic team at Plain Communications continues working to
enhance NZine, adding useful new features for enhanced interaction with
the readership and to support the online community that is NZine
Readers email many positive comments and those who work on NZine are
constantly impressed and heartened by the large number of visitors it
Editor - Dorothy Hunt
I edit and write for NZine and find it an interesting challenge.
Teaching and language were keypoints in my first absorbing career.
I taught Classics at the University of Canterbury, and Speech and Drama
while bringing up a family, and then Business Communication - the oral
and written skills needed for getting a job and performing well at
all levels in the business world.
Peter and Dorothy
In my childhood, when I went on school trips I thought that having to
write about them was a pain. Now the process of writing about my New
Zealand travel for NZine is truly pleasurable! With school assignments
the only feedback was the teacher's comment and mark. With NZine
articles I not only get feedback from people right around the world, but
many of the articles persist on the web for a period of years allowing
the feedback and discussion to continue. This is a most rewarding
aspect of this form of journalism!
It is an added interest having my husband Peter supporting me with my
work for NZine. With his background in civil engineering and management
he can offer an extra viewpoint on many topics and he takes many of the
photos for the articles I write.
Webmaster - Pimmy
I enjoy being involved in NZine - publishing, scanning
and preparing photos for the articles as well as integrating them to fit
the layout. I contribute ideas and undertake HTML design work for
I got my first degree in Humanities with an English Major in Bangkok,
Thailand, and then I came to New Zealand for more study, first in
Linguistics. I had always had a passion for computing and HTML and this
led me to change to a focus on computer languages! I changed my field
of study to computing and received a Graduate Diploma in E-Commerce at
Christchurch Polytechnic majoring in Web Programming.
I really enjoy making NZine look visually appealing. I work with
computers and telephones during the day and for my free time my special
interest is web computing!