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Snow joy hits Lake Lyndon in Arthurs Pass. @ Bonita Cooke

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Teeming with life: New Zealand and Australia's subantarctic islands

Giselle Clarkson took the trip of a lifetime when she travelled to the subantarctic with Heritage Expeditions. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out in Auckland with the kids

Mum and city lover Leonie Freeman takes her kids on five brilliant family adventures in Auckland.  Read the story . . . 

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Climbing: facing your fear

Adventurer Paul Hersey remembers the first time he tied into a climbing rope, when his hands shook and his heartbeat rattled like a coffee grinder in a busy café. Read the story . . . 

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Cross-country skiing

New Zealand’s only dedicated cross-country ski facility, Snow Farm, is located on the Pisa Range above Lake Wanaka, where over 50km of tracks give peerless views of the Southern Alps. Read the story . . . 

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Christchurch’s street art: an expression of solidarity

This isn’t a couple of cute billboard-type pieces put up in obvious places. This is a thing. There is even a map which shows where the major outdoor artworks in this city are located.    Read the story . . . 

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Night skiing: day time, night time, this mountain, that mountain . . .

Few people find themselves out in the open air in the mountains at night, so quite apart from the skiing, just being on the slopes under a full moon (or crescent moon, or no moon) is an unusual and affecting experience. Read the story . . . 

Where the city runs out, Rodney begins . . . This is a land of two coasts: the white-sand beaches opening onto the benign waters of the Hauraki Gulf and the black sand shores of the west coast. Read the story . . . 

Orewa beach has regained its soul. © Deniz Unlusu

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Loved by the locals: Mackenzie

Award-winning blogger Liz Carlson of  Young Adventuress shares her favourite things to do in the Mackenzie. Read the story . . . 

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Dunedin city: islands in the flow

Writer and filmmaker Bill Morris recommends hunting out the stayers when you visit Dunedin. Read the story . . . 

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Mid-Canterbury: the South Island’s best-kept secret

Liz Carlson of award-winning blog Young Adventuress believes it doesn’t get more classic South Island than mid-Canterbury. Read the story . . . 

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The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

Writer Michael Larsen takes this transcendent, transformational traverse across the width of the South Island. Read the story . . . 

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Dig in to our finest Food and drink

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Akaroa: French heritage charm and the finest of foods

This is the place where sheltered harbour, French heritage, colonial architecture and a passion for fine food fuse perfectly together. Read the story . . . 

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Eating my words: dining out in Taranaki

Passionate foodie and traveller Alexia Santamaria discovers the foodie delights of Taranaki. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: food and drink in Western Bay of Plenty

Whatever your preference, there's something for every taste in Western Bay of Plenty.  Read the story . . . 

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Fleur’s Place: as fresh as it comes

World famous in New Zealand, Fleur Sullivan's place is a must-do for anyone visiting north Otago. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out in Auckland with the kids

Mum and city lover Leonie Freeman takes her kids on five brilliant family adventures in Auckland.  Read the story . . . 

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Get outside: Auckland's 15 best workout spots

Athlete and coach Marcos Albornoz showcases Auckland's powerhouse mix of epic outdoor workout spaces. Read the story . . . 

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Auckland nights: eight dinner and show bundles for every mood and budget

The best evenings in Auckland blend great eats and entertainment . . .  Read the story . . .