Read more by Monica Tischler

Cycling Martinborough's Wine Trail

Martinborough’s town square is shaped like a Union Jack. Streets radiate out long, straight lines. It’s impossible to get lost.


Autumnal vines in Martinborough. © David Wall 

Otago Peninsula road trip: wildlife and wild history

Family squabbles, love affairs and bitter accusations – sounds like the plot of a soap opera.

Loved by the locals: Waitakere

In recent years the West Auckland food scene has shaken off its reputation for being… limited.

Urban explorer: Kingsland and Mount Albert

Kingsland and Mt Albert are pockets of fun in Central Auckland where you’ll discover great bars and eateries, historic sites...

Five picks for a weekend in Rotorua

Join Canopy Tours, a series of ziplines through the Mamaku Forest, where you’ll whiz off platforms – some more than...

Five picks for a weekend in Takapuna

A short drive across Auckland’s harbour bridge leads to an iconic beach, great cafés and, in summer, water-based activities in...

Kawau: an island apart

Locals describe living on Kawau Island as ‘quiet.’

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