Birds of paradise

Join Alice Galletly as she does some bird spotting and explores pest-free Kapiti Island, a Department of Conservation administered nature reserve.


Crossing the Nullarbor

The Nullarbor Plain, located between Ceduna in South Australia & Lagoorlie in Western Australia, is home to the world’s longest golf course.


Little love

Cycle the Karangahake Gorge historic trail from Paeroa to the Waihi rail line. Visit nearby Te Aroha for a soak in the Mineral Spas.


Viva Verona

The Italian city of Verona is full of style. Pedigree dogs abound, the stylish meet for coffee, wearing heels, crisp lines & cleverly draped fabrics.

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Northland road trip

50kms north of Whangarei sits Mimiwhangata, a heavenly place with patches of lush bush, nikau groves and giant puriri in shady valleys.


Auckland Zoo - Te Wao Nui

Te Wao Nui, the new native precinct at Auckland Zoo, is made up of six zones that reflect the distinctly different landscapes of New Zealand.


Rotorua Museum

The Don Stafford Wing of the Rotorua Museum is now complete, adding public gallery space housing a range of new exhibitions.

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Auckland - hot in the city

With the primping & preening for the Rugby World Cup complete, there’s never been a better time to visit and explore the city of sails: Auckland.

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Top Spot - Tonia Looker

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s star ballerina Tonia Looker says her favourite place is Sisteron, a little village in the South of France.

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The Chatham Islands

Pippa Strom travels to the Chatham Islands to discover their wild, isolated beauty, close-knit community and warm hospitality.

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