Wellington: a capital affair

From the bustling promenade along the waterfront to colourful street performers in Cuba mall; the tempting wine lists in a...


Boats moored at the Port Nicolson Yacht Club, Oriental Bay, Wellington. © Nick Servian

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Cheviot: secret spots and sheep sculptures

Cheviot is a blink-and-you-miss-it place with an often mispronounced name.

Adventure time: hitting the slopes in Wānaka

I’m sliding into a blank white abyss and I can’t see a thing. Snowflakes stick to my face.

Ruapehu: family-friendly fun

It is inevitable that as soon as a young child arrives on a ski field, zipped into multiple layers of...

Hokitika: nuggets of history

The ‘Hokitika Tower’ is one of the tallest human-made structures on the West Coast.

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

Centuries ago this alpine pass was traversed by Māori in search of pounamu and moa.

Ruapehu: an alpine adventure playground

The broad area around Tongariro National Park must have been a majestic place when Māori enjoyed undisturbed possession.

Coromandel: a sting in the tail

If you were to assume that Te Ika a Māui – the Great Fish of Māui – was a species...

Hikurangi Marine Reserve

The Hikurangi Marine Reserve sits near the township of Kaikōura on the South Island’s east coast, at the point where...

Auckland: hidden heritage

Auckland is never static. It’s a teenager of a city – fully focused on growth, change and improvement.


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