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Mike Yardley, mixes his life-long passions for Travel and Current Affairs. Born and based in  Christchurch, New Zealand, Mike is a Travel Editor, Syndicated Columnist & Correspondent on radio, in print and online. Plus he is a Current Affairs Columnist and Commentator.

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Clocking up over 20 years in the media industry, and now predominantly focused on travel media, Mike is a travel correspondent and cover host for New Zealand’s No.1 radio station, Newstalk ZB. His travel slot can be heard on Newstalk ZB’s  Saturday Morning Show with Jack Tame.

He is the Online Editor of New Zealand’s premier travel magazine, For the Love of Travel.

Mike’s weekly travel page is syndicated in APN/NZME’s network of regional newspapers, including Bay of Plenty Times, Hawkes Bay Today, Rotorua Daily Post, Northland Age, Waiarapa Times-Age, Stratford Press, Wanganui Chronicle & Northern Advocate.  Plus, he is a regular contributor to Thrifty Car Hire, Flight Centre Travel Ideas Australia, Australia’s Travel2Next, Forward 50 and Get Up & Go Australia. Plus he is an international tour leader.1staralliancelounge1MIKE

In addition to his primary work in travel media, Mike also writes a weekly current affairs column, in the South Island’s flagship daily newspaper, The Press, and Fairfax Media.

Mike is also available as an MC and guest speaker.


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On FACEBOOK – Search “Mike Yardley NZ” or “ForTheLoveofTravel”

On LINKEDIN – Search “Mike Yardley”

6 Responses »

  1. Just discovered the site – absolutely Momentus.

  2. Go, Mike.
    Keep up the great work, as it’s truly excellent to have a person like yourself, especially and currently within this local Canterbury region.
    Cheers, Gary.

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