In the 1920s oil prospectors were exploring the beech forest and discovered a dried-up stream bed with the unmistakable smell of natural gas. They dropped a match and the flames have been burning in this spot ever since.
Norwegian-born artist Siv B Fjaerestad is working with public art producers Letting Space and Wellington City Council to create Projected Fields, enormous artworks on the fields of Macalister and Liardet Street Parks.
From a distance the pinnacles of Clay Cliffs look ordinary, but as you get closer, individual pointed towers emerge.
The old west town of Waterfall Mountain is now a fully-developed themed resort where guests can indulge their inner cowboy in surroundings that evoke 1880s Wyoming.
The World of Wearable Art Awards Show, attracts designers from all over the world, they get as innovative and original as they can and build wonderful, courageous, bizarre, glorious and sometimes just plain mad creations that can, somehow, be worn.
A short drive from Wanaka, on the Hawea River, kayakers, surfers and boogie boarders take to two man-made standing waves in droves.
In this parallel world, the digital age of transistors and computers never happened and time marched with steam-powered machines and their noisy moving parts; clumsy by modern standards but fascinating.
With no land-based mammals to hassle them, our birds and insects adapted and evolved in a wildly different fashion from their cousins.
The New Zealand Wharf Jumping Association (NZWJA) is a unified voice for one of the country’s more off-the-wall national pastimes – wharf jumping.
Audience members at Time Cinema enjoy a truly historic cinema experience, starting with the national anthem God Save the Queen and followed by historic news reels and advertisements selling cars for a couple of hundred pounds.