Who are we?

Welcome to NZ Travel Magazine.  Please explore our playground and follow us on Social Media. Working with many large social media travel bloggers, instagrammers, photographers and online groups allows us to showcase all the amazing places you would love to visit.  

We profile many amazing breathtaking and once in a lifetime stops to magical places on earth.  

Our Publication is an online magazine and blogs featuring tours and accommodation options as well as real life stories of local operators and stories of the local people, its culture, history and Maori ancestry.  With new articles posted weekly, there is so much to find out about all the beautiful things New Zealand has on offer.  The awesome thing about online magazines is they always stay alive.

We also run several annual Tourism Travel Showcase Social Media Education Training Days and Photography Workshops with our event partners Adobe Australia New Zealand.

Using online technology and connecting all the dots that makes online work for tourists and businesses is what we do, our market is the global tourism reach we can create, using tools like www.newzealand.com to assist us.

Rachel was the founder of Kaikoura NZ Tourism which she has now onsold to the Local Authority in Kaikoura to focus on NZ Travel Magazine and NZ Kiwi Adventures her guiding company.  We also work with many tourism partners in the industry and have some great relationships with our partners online that creates a greater reach to all our advertisers through Social Media.   Our philosophy is to also assist our tourism operators with a full online marketing strategy with all the things we have learned setting up our own magazine, we can share them with you to create your global online presence.

Editor Rachel Gillespie is local business woman, whom has lived in Kaikoura for many years and currently based out of Timaru so she can travel the round trip to visit clients on a regular basis.

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 All that we do here cannot be done without our amazing team of experts.  We have several kiwi Photographers on board who are out working in the field and you will hear more about them as the weeks go by.   And our amazing crew make it all happen behind the scenes.

Meet some of the Team

Neil Protheroe – Images Abound – South Island

Neil has been a key Mentor for us here during our ownership at Kaikoura NZ.  You can see featured images by Neil in the print library 

Rob Pine – New Zealand Marine and Sport Photography – Our Project Guy

Rob works with us on staff as our project photographer, with many years experience in skydive, marine, sports and tourism photography he is available to help you with your image requirements (nztravelmagazine@gmail.com)

Operations Manager – Robyn Hargraves 

Robyn has many years of Administration experience working in local council, and recently in Tourism with the Management rights to a 5 star tourism business.  Anything admin related please contact Robyn.

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Jody Jelas – Business Strategist & Guest Speaker

Jody is the Author of “LadyBalls” which hit best seller on the first day it hit Amazon.

She helps Coaches, Teachers & Entrepreneurs create an authentic online brand, through video, by being their 100% non-filter selves! She then helps them to extract their best knowledge and turn it into an online leveraged program with her proven BOOM! Formula system!

Over the last 16 years she has helped top business folk and online marketers grow their brand globally and develop online leveraged offers that bring in millions of dollars a year for her clients.

Jody harnesses the power of online presence, branding, product creation, social media and marketing.  She wants her clients and future business leaders to have more free time and automate their business, so they can spend their time doing what they really LOVE.

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Keith Keller – Twitter & Online Marketing Specialist – Melbourne, Australia

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Keith has been an integral part of helping create our online footprint.  Rachel and Keith have helped many clients globally with their social media and online marketing setup and ongoing strategy.  

 Shona Gillespie – Administration

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Shona has vast business experience background in sales and marketing and also in mountaineering, she has been a professional walking and biking guide as the owner of Walking and Biking Kaikoura.  


For more info on advertising with us email nztravelmagazine@gmail.com

 We also specialise in social media and online marketing setup and training