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Alpinist and climber Paul Hersey chooses five one-day hikes to our mountain tops to celebrate International Mountain Day.
Storyteller and happy traveller John McCrystal discovers that the most rewarding direction in which to approach the Hokianga is from the south along State Highway 12, which also happens to be the leg of the Twin Coast Discovery Highway route that features the great Waipoua and the Trounson kauri forests.
Doubtful Sound is a massive wilderness area of rugged peaks, rainforest and twisting, hidden fiords - all deep in the heart of Fiordland National P...
Marvel at the fascinating art of glass blowing in action at Lava Glass, a unique working studio. Browse in the gallery of handmade art glass, and b...
Wellington’s waterfront is the envy not only of most other New Zealand cities, but also of many cities around the world. And so are its writers.
From the secluded beach at Whatipu, past the Manukau Harbour entrance, to Rangitira Beach at the southern entrance to the Kaipara, the west coast beaches are strung like black pearls.
Food and drink in New Zealand
There was a time when New Zealanders could get all the locally-produced wine they wanted, so long as they got it from a handful of diehard Dalmatian winemakers making do with limited viticultural resources and licensing laws that viewed sales of wine to the general public as sly-grogging.
Take an easy drive south-east of Christchurch and discover the charming township of Akaroa on ancient, volcanic Banks Peninusla, where sheltered harbour, French heritage, colonial architecture and a passion for fine food fuse perfectly together.
This isn’t a couple of cute billboard-type pieces put up in obvious places. This is a thing. There is even a map which shows where the major outdoor artworks in this city are located.
Discover a perfect getaway of blissful walks, long, languorous beaches, exquisite sunrises, sheltered lagoons and fossil-rich reefs . . . and of course the prettiest lighthouse, fondly and simply known by locals as 'holiday light'.