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Knocking off the Bridge in June 2022 with my sister

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.

Clocking up 30 years in the media industry, and now predominantly focused on travel media, Mike is a travel correspondent and contributor 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.

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

You can hear him on the fortnightly travel podcast, Kiwi Tripsters. Co-hosted with Andrew Sepie, it’s NZ’s No.1 ranked travel podcast.

mike-at-retaruke-credit-mike-yardleyMike writes the weekly syndicated travel page for NZME’s network of regional newspaper sites & affiliates, including Bay of Plenty Times, Hawkes Bay Today, Rotorua Daily Post, Manawatu Guardian, Gisborne Herald, Whanganui Chronicle & the Northern Advocate.

He is also a regular contributor to the Otago Daily Times, Ashburton Guardian, NZ Business Traveller, and Greymouth Star.

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/Stuff.

Mike is available for contract work, as an MC and guest speaker.



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12 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.

  5. Mike, FANTASTIC article in Stuff re Christchurch today…

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