AA Directions Autumn 2020

Are you rural or are you urban? Perhaps you’re on the cusp, living in a small country town. If you’re city-based, you may drive to an orchard or a market garden to buy fresh from the gate. Or you may be one of the fortunate with a truly rural lifestyle. This issue’s feature focuses on the countryside.

We reckon it’s relevant to all New Zealanders, no matter where we live, as that tapestry of beautiful, bountiful land feeds us, both literally and figuratively.

  • Country life

    What's going on in rural New Zealand?

  • A farway haven

    Writer Rudyard Kipling described Milford Sound as the eighth wonder of the world

  • The good life

    An architect in sunny Nelson has harnessed nature's resources to create a sustainable home

  • Be safe in the city

    Motorists need to be alert and aware of potential hazards on the busy roads they navigate

  • Q&A with Doug Avery

    'The Resilient Farmer' talks about his transition from dark days

  • Red alert

    What can be done about red light runners?

  • Wet, wild & wonderful

    Completing the Heaphy Track - the longest of New Zealand's Great Walks - is a rewarding feat

  • The right weigh

    New technology is put to clever use, checking the weight of heavy vehicles on New Zealand highways

  • Secrets of New South Wales

    A road trip along Australia's South Coast reveals hidden gems

  • A spot of culture & nature in the capital

    Wellington is a fun city for locals and tourists alike

  • Down to the wire

    Wire median barriers are likened to emergency parachutes when skydiving; hopefully you'll never need them but if you do, they can save your life

  • Team effort

    What makes a courteous passenger? Hint: don't give late directions or make sudden noises

  • Embracing the weird

    Dig a little deeper and you'll discover a fun, quirky city in Portland, USA

  • Fun in a Fiat

    An unusual project keeps a Tauranga couple busy

  • Plenty to discover

    There's much to see and do on a road trip from Tauranga to Ohope in the aptly named Bay of Plenty

  • Time out in Victoria

    The Great Ocean Road is a famous route travelling south and west of Melbourne, Australia

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Back of beyond

The shear remoteness of Muzzle Station, inland from Kaikoura, is super special

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Top Spot

Country singer Tami Neilson holidays with family in a Northland bach without WiFi

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Staying mobile

Forgoing a driver licence for medical reasons has huge emotional impacts

News bites

There's much to see and do on a road trip from Tauranga to Ohope in the aptly named Bay of Plenty
Read more - Plenty to discover
New technology is being put to clever use; weighing heavy vehicles on our highways
Read more - The right weigh
Wire median barriers are likened to emergency parachutes when skydiving; they can save your life
Read more - Down to the wire
Dig a little deeper, and you'll discover a fun, quirky place (with good coffee) in the US city of Portland
Read more - Embracing the weird

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