Squeeze as much out of summer as you can. Take a spontaneous, after-work trip to the beach. Make breakfast a picnic. Watch the sun rise, watch Venus rise, plant a garden, build a sand castle… Read on for ideas to get you in the mood for a glorious summer, outdoors.
A picnic is a simple pleasure, here are some accessible, beautiful spots perfect for an outdoor meal, all with a water source and toilets.
Food writer Delaney Mes shares ideas for summer picnics.
Things to do after the sun goes down...
Astronomer Alan Gilmore charts the summer movements of the heavens.
Patrick Pettersen can’t wait to take the family flounder hunting
Learn how to build the ultimate sand castle.
Auckland surfer Alan Bunce makes the most of longer days
Being outdoors goes with the job for Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers. Who better to recommend walks to start and end the day?
Catherine Bell’s summertime involves little people, plants and plenty of patience
Paraglider Graham Surrey catches the summer breeze.