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Westland road trip: a deep green journey

Low-slung clouds obscure the landscape and as we drive closer, it turns to rain, veiling the steeply rising hills.


Ōkārito Lagoon. © Stewart Watson

Urban explorer: Britomart

Not every city can pull off creating a new, genuinely interesting neighbourhood. But Auckland has and it’s called Britomart.

Matakana road trip: an easy escape

Matakana is an easy escape from Auckland city – a short run up the motorway, through the tunnel, east at Warkworth.

Waitakere: under the sunset

The west has stories to tell; there’s drama in those hills.

Urban explorer: Queen Street

It’s considered Auckland’s main street, the axis on which the city spins.

Great Barrier Island: a rugged road trip

Port Fitzroy is only 25 kilometres from Tryphena but it took us nearly three hours to drive there.

Loved by the locals: West Auckland

Titirangi Village Market is famous for its range of crafts.

Gisborne to Wellington: sampling the finer things in life

Gisborne intrigues me. It’s a mix of tradition, culture and nature.

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