Porirua: the town of unintended consequences

Everyone had plans for Porirua.


Looking over Porirua at sunset. © GordonImages

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Horowhenua: where the earth moves

Horowhenua once used to have a slogan that advertised the district as ‘the feel of real New Zealand.’

Tararua: a glimpse of prehistoric New Zealand

The view took his breath away.

Lake Taupō: how did we get so lucky?

It really is all about the lake in this part of the world.

Southern Lakes: a place for all seasons

In the constellation of New Zealand’s most scenic places and star attractions, the Southern Lakes region burns so brightly that,...

Auckland’s West Coast: rugged beauty

Say what you like about Auckland city and its residents, you’ve got to admit that both are blessed with the...

Kāpiti Coast: from frowning bluffs to ancient rivers

Those who live on the Kāpiti Coast will tell you it’s a place to die for.

Hamilton: what’s not to love?

New Zealand’s longest river charges through the Waikato for 425 kilometres and for 16 of those, it makes its way...

South Waikato: bliss in the farmlands

Oxford was the name first given to the small South Waikato town of Tīrau, a place that peeps out from...

Northwest Waikato: surfing the endless wave

In the 1966 cult surfing movie Endless Summer, filmmaker Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on...


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