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Nelson kaimoana: enjoy the catch of the day

Funnily enough, the original European residents of what came to be known as Nelson (after a certain admiral) didn’t want...

Enjoy some local seafood. © Camilla Rutherford

Wellington: coffee, beer and food, food, food

Wellingtonians pride themselves on being connoisseurs of all things gastronomical, fancying themselves the equivalent of the residents of New York’s...

Southern Scenic Route: Queenstown to Dunedin

If you get as far south as Te Anau, it’d be rude not to keep going, don’t you reckon, and...

Wellington Waterfront: where writers' words are cast

Wellington waterfront is the envy not only of most other New Zealand cities, but also of many cities around the world.

Loved by the locals: Lower Hutt

Perhaps in honour of its former status as a floodplain, Lower Hutt is extraordinarily well endowed with swimming pools, with...

Loved by the locals: Kāpiti

Quite apart from the other delights of Queen Elizabeth II Park on the Kāpiti Coast – and there are many...

Loved by the locals: Porirua

Situated in the precinct of the New Zealand Police College, the national Police Museum is an absorbing way to...

Loved by the locals: Wellington Central

Wellington is physically defined by the harbour, and its greatest civic amenity is, without doubt, its waterfront precinct.

Otago Rail Experience

Rail was once meant to be the backbone of the New Zealand economy.

The Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte differs from others in the network of New Zealand’s Great Walks in that the accommodation is in...

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