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Gaming at Galbraith's

A table by the fire, the clack of Scrabble tiles & a glass of ale. Alice Galletly describes the perfect conditions for playing her favourite winter sports.

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Powder hounds

Fresh snow! Derek Grzelewski delights in the elusive and ephemeral "powder" snow. Soft like eiderdown, it's one of nature's greatest miracles.

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Hot Spots

Want to take a relaxing hot dip? This handy map shows you the locations of all the hot pools around New Zealand.

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On thin ice

Comedian and writer Michele A'Court discusses her favourite wintery thing to do; ice skating.

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Thermal therapy

Kathryn Webster indulges in the pleasures of relaxing in a piping hot natural pool at the Wairakei Terraces, near Taupo.

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Winter warmers

Superstar chef Martin Bosley shares his favourite winter food menus and offers a few delicious cooking tips.

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Movie magic

Greg Bruce finds winter magic amongst the pages of the Film Festival programme and up on the silver screen of Auckland's majestic Civic theater.

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Night out in winter

New Zealand poet Ashleigh Young details a winter night out in this piece especially written for AA Directions.

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Night terrors

David Farrier has an unusual winter hobby. Don't try this at home!

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Running games

Sharon Stephenson finds grim satisfaction in mid-winter running.

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