Waitomo Caves: one of the wonders of the world

It’s not everyone’s idea of fun, grovelling about in the cold mud in holes in the rock with mere inches...

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Whakaari White Island: a moonscape of volcanic desolation

Volcanoes are a bit like big dogs.

Central Auckland: bustling, beautiful, always beguiling

In the 1950s, JC Reid wrote of Auckland: 'Its people work hard and play hard.

South Auckland stroll

If Auckland was the body of a women, South Auckland would be the hands. The maker.

Tauranga: the perfect blend of city and laid-back lifestyle

Fast-growing Tauranga is becoming a city to be reckoned with.

Western Bay of Plenty: it's the beaches . . .

You can’t write about this region without mentioning what just about everybody praises about the place, locals and visitors alike.

Eastland Tairawhiti: first to see the light

‘Poverty Bay’ is a serious misnomer for this place of plenty, I thought, as I lugged my trug of technicolour...

Hawke’s Bay: in search of the good life

‘Waking up at first light you lifted the edge of the canvas wall and there you were, lying on the...

Climbing: facing your fear

Fear. It can be irrational. Paralysing. Occasionally insightful.

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