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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.


Taking in a desert sunset in Jordan.

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. And he curates the travel section of the Newstalk ZB website.

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

Mike curates and writes the weekly syndicated travel page for 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.

He is also content creates the weekly travel page for the Christchurch Star, and is a regular contributor to Flight Centre Travel Ideas Australia, Australia’s Travel2Next, and Get Up & Go Australia.


At Bayon Temple, Cambodia.

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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10 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.

  3. Hi Mike
    Can you tell me where to find info on your Perth Walk you were talking about on ZB on saturday

  4. Hi Mike,
    Although I still miss you as host of the Newstalk ZB Nine to Noon show, your excellent informed opinion pieces in The Press are compensation. I hope to be reading these for many years to come.

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