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Nelson: living the good life

Tucked away at the top of the south, way off State Highway 1, Nelson is a town of 50,000 people...


The sun sets over Nelson city. © George Guille

Golden Bay: sun, sand, and secession

The people of Golden Bay sometimes joke about officially seceding from the rest of New Zealand and forming their own...

Loved by the locals: Golden Bay

Putting the impersonal multiplex of your hometown to shame, this ad-free, non-profit community theatre is run by a charitable trust.

Tasman: a taste of everything

Richmond has a large mall, serving the surrounding Waimea Plains, with plenty of cafes, big-box shopping stores and a busy downtown.

Loved by the locals: Marlborough

TripAdvisor rates the tiny Burleigh as the number-one place to eat in Blenheim, which is a pretty big achievement for...

Loved by the locals: Tasman

This is a remarkable find. Billed as the only place in the world where flames burn eternally in the bush,...

Loved by the locals: Nelson

In reality the centre-ish of New Zealand – the real geographical center is somewhere in Cook Strait – this is...

Marlborough: From the vines to the sea

As the probable landing place of the first waka ever to visit New Zealand, Marlborough is the home of the...

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