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Country Side: Celebrating Rural New Zealand

If we don’t live there, we at least drive through it all the time.

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Unleash your inner child

Take time to notice the stars, take a train just for fun, or splash out on an adrenalin-filled adventure tourism thrill. Go on, have fun!

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Finding your roots

Where are we from? There's a resurgence of interest in genealogy; it inspires study, new connections and travel. Here, we look into how history is kept safe and explore modern ways to trace your ancestry. We search for clues to our own family stories, meet people who found long-forgotten forebears and talk to families who have come home.

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Ride Safe

Mark Stockdale reports on efforts to improve roads for motorbikes

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Summer water special

Join AA Directions as they celebrate New Zealand summer and the simple pleasure of being with water...

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Weird and Wonderful New Zealand

We’ve put the spotlight on some truly weird and wonderful aspects of New Zealand, from unique landforms to quirky creatures. Check it out!

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Going to extremes

What do New Zealanders in need of adrenaline-fuelled lives do for work? Karl Puschmann and Monica Tischler meet some locals who know no fear...

Summer Outside

Summer outside

Squeeze as much out of summer as you can. Read on for ideas to get you in the mood for a glorious summer, outdoors.


50 Fabulous Finds

The AA Directions team has compiled a list of road trip detours to inspire making the journey itself a part of the destination.

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