Cape Reinga: where two oceans meet

It’s like a lightning rod for all that is exciting about this wild country.


Cape Reinga at sunset. © nazar_ab

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Loved by the locals: Southern Lakes

From film festivals and markets to MTB and a celebration of colour, Southern Lakes has something for everyone . . . 

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Loved by the locals: South Auckland

Why not bag yourself a bargain while you are out and about in South Auckland? Located on Roscommon Road in Manurewa,...

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Summer in Anaura Bay

Anaura Bay, late summer, twelve old friends toast the sunset believing we are among the most blessed on the planet.

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Things I love about Christchurch

Enjoy new spots to people watch on the Avon and do a tiki tour of the street art bringing vibrancy, life and energy to the inner city . . .

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The Forgotten World Highway

There are no traffic jams here,  it’s not called the Forgotten World Highway for nothing. John McCrystal writes about the road from Stratford to Taumaranui. 

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Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

Just south of Oamaru, you’ve got this nice, sandy beach, right, but at a certain point there’s a collection of perfectly round boulders, some smooth-skinned and perfect, others fracturing along buttery veins of quartz, others eroded away to little more than a pile of quartzy rubble.

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Camping country

John McCrystal gets a little misty-eyed about life under canvas . . . 

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South Auckland stroll

If Auckland was the body of a women, South Auckland would be the hands. The maker. The birth place of some of Aotearoa’s greatest sporting and artistic heroes. 

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Central Auckland: bustling, beautiful, always beguiling

Auckland. Our diverse and buzzing supercity attracts lovers of good food, good beaches and hearty adventures in the great outdoors.

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Abel Tasman National Park: a piece of paradise

Abel Tasman is probably New Zealand’s best-known and most popular national park  but it really has to be seen to be believed. 

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Whanganui National Park: the magic river

The legend of how the Whanganui River came to be is truly befitting of such a magical place.

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park: home to our own Everest

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3000 metres, including New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook (3754 metres). 

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Arthur’s Pass National Park: over the backbone

Arthur’s Pass National Park lies in the heart of the Southern Alps Ka Tiritiri o te Moana. Its high mountains are the ‘backbone’ of the South Island and the pass itself is the key link between east and west.

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Fiordland National Park: the eighth wonder

Fiordland National Park is home to what many consider New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction — the breathtaking Milford Sound. You won't be surprised that Rudyard Kipling called it the eighth wonder of the world.

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Kahurangi National Park: a treasured possession

Kahurangi is New Zealand’s second largest national park — but it needs to be big to squeeze in the famous Heaphy Track, the Oparara Basin complex of limestone caves arches and channels, and 1795m-high Mount Arthur. 

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