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Onetangi Beach, Waiheke Island. © Tuan Nguyen

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WOMAD: a world of music, art and dance

New Plymouth has hosted WOMAD since 2005. And, to use a quaint and formal term, it goes off.  Read the story . . . 

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Earn a 10 cents per litre AA Smartfuel discount for every $100 spent up to a maximum of $1.00 per litre when you book selected accommodation. More . . . 
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Advertorial: Be sun-smart this summer

Welcome to summer! A long hot New Zealand summer is the perfect time of year to get out and explore our beautiful country. Read the story . . . 

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The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival: sauvignon blanc on its home turf

Sip the exuberant and intense varietal in the sacred space that first introduced New Zealand wine to the world. Read the story . . . 

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World Buskers Festival: taking back the streets

This is a mixed-up mash-up of comedy, art, music and dance, with some heavyweight local and international performers. Read the story . . . 

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Napier Art Deco Festival: vintage colour and charm

Discover the largest concentration of sun-drenched colour, charm and art deco in the southern hemisphere. Read the story . . . 

This remarkable international event is staged at over half a dozen beautiful sites around the world. Read the story . . . 

Yoga at Wanderlust Festival Lake Taupo. © Brook Ready

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Auckland to Cape Reinga

A perfect blend of coastal plains, exquisite pohutukawa, surf breaks and giant kauri trees.  Read the story . . . 

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Christchurch to Greymouth

This transcendent, transformational traverse travels the width of the South Island. Read the story . . . 

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Queenstown to Dunedin

If you get as far as Te Anau, it’d be rude not to keep going, don't you reckon, and explore the deep south.  Read the story . . . 

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Manawatu: off the main drag

The Manawatu is a rich and deeply characterful part of the New Zealand landscape – perfect for a road trip. Read the story . . . 

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Russell

Bellrock Lodge Visit website
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Bellrock Lodge

On offer--the best views in Russell only a 5 min walk to the waterfront. Ideal for couples. 4 spacious, stylishly furnished ensuite rooms with kitchenette, . . . 

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Summit Motor Lodge Visit website

25 spacious self-catering studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units, spa baths available in some units, upper-floor units with views of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga Harbour. . . . More . . . 

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Wallaceville Motor Lodge Visit website

History, serenity and privacy. From the moment you arrive, Wallaceville House will delight you. The surrounding bush provides a natural amphitheatre, the peace and tranquillity . . . More . . . 

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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation Visit website

FREE Wi-Fi The Shining Star Beachfront Chalets are nestled in native gardens with an exclusive walkway to the beach. It is ideal for families and . . . More . . . 

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From $155
Settlers Motel Visit website

Boutique 5 Star Gold Qualmark rated. Relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the unique "Settlers Experience". Quiet, sunny and close to the village centre, restaurants, cafes, shops . . . More . . . 

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Te Anau

Radfords on the Lake Visit website
From $199
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Radfords on the Lake

Our beautiful Qualmark rated 5 star property is perfectly located a stone’s throw right on the edge of Lake Te Anau, recently completely refurbished our . . . 

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