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Catching Autumn waves at sunrise, Te Arai Point. © Ian Gemmell

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Crowne Plaza Auckland
Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland is an award-winning Auckland hotel located in the heart of the city. We offer the perfect balance of superior comfort, personal  . . . More . . . 

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Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

The hotel is set amongst landscaped gardens offering a range of refurbished accommodation & FREE unlimited WiFi and is the perfect base for exploring  . . . More . . . 

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Larnach Lodge

Discover New Zealand's only castle, built in 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, still privately owned and cared for. Featuring ma . . . More . . . 

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Sea Breeze Motel

When travelling through the central South Island stay at Sea Breeze Motel where a relaxing visit is assured. Clean, comfortable units with a very plea . . . More . . . 

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Leviathan Heritage Hotel

Situated downtown Dunedin, close to bars, restaurants, movie theatres, art gallery, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Speights Brewery, Dunedin Casino, Chi . . . More . . . 

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Rotorua City

VR Rotorua Lake Resort
VR Rotorua Lake Resort

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, and just 15 minutes drive from central, lies VR Rotorua Lake Resort Accommodation, known for its idyl . . . More . . . 

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Kayaking the Abel Tasman: sheltered coves, granite-fringed headlands, crystal streams and exquisite beaches

Kayak the coastline of Abel Tasman, our smallest national park, and enjoy this absolute giant of exquisite sheltered coves, granite-fringed headlands, crystal clear streams and exquisite sandy beaches. Read the story . . . 

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Rangitikei: a place to stretch the legs and enjoy life off the beaten track

Photographer, author and adventurer Nick Allen explores Rangitikei and the beauty hidden just beneath the surface and off the beaten track. Read the story . . . 

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South Westland: a wonder of the world

If you want the sandfly experience in a UNESCO World Heritage area, then you’ll just have to go to South Westland writes John McCrystal. Read the story . . . 

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New Zealand produce: fresh is best

Passionate foodie Delaney Mes believes fresh is best and that is undoubtedly the case when it comes to New Zealand produce: it’s one of the single greatest things our country has to offer. Read the story . . . 

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Te Paki sand dunes: seriously steep, seriously fun

As if the breathtaking glory of Ninety Mile Beach wasn’t enough, right at the northern end, near the Te Paki Stream, are some seriously steep and seriously fun sand dunes. Read the story . . . 

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Out and about

Loved by the locals: Dunedin city

Writer and filmmaker Bill Morris recommends cosy bars, markets and must-do hot spots for foodies in Dunedin city.  Read the story . . . 

Film critic Sarah Watt explores how movies put New Zealand on the map — and how it can be something of a blessing and a curse that, nowadays, most people immediately think of The Lord of the Rings when it comes to local cinema. Read the story . . . 

Dear old Gollum and his 'juicy sweet fishes' at Wellington Airport. © Hagen Hopkins / Stringer

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Cape Palliser: the wild, windblown promontory that is the southernmost tip of the North Island

Climb the steps of Cape Palliser lighthouse and immerse yourself in the rugged charm of Ngawi fishing village, home to the charming lotto pirate ship and the North Island's southernmost point, where there are more tractors hauling crayfish boats in and out of Cook Strait than people. Read the story . . . 

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Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

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Southern Scenic Route: a different way of life

Michael Larsen explores the Southern Scenic Route, a drive of unparalleled beauty and an almost contradictory mix of dense woodlands and wild, open southern coast. Read the story . . . 

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Summer in Anaura Bay: a simpler time

Writer and passionate traveller Justine Tyerman revels in the simplicity and nostalgic charm of camping, fishing and walking at Anaura Bay in Eastland.  Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Hamilton

Do what the locals do in Hamilton. Read the story . . .