Simple pleasures at Mangawhai

At Mangawhai Heads’ ocean beach we began with a glorious evening walk to where the cliff track rises to follow...

Strolling the clifftops of Mangawhai. © Fraser Clements

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New Zealand theatre

New Zealand is renowned for its scenic beauty and a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: a national treasure

Our children will take completely different memories of the Auckland War Memorial Museum into their futures than the majority of...

Auckland’s underwater zoo: Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium

In less enlightened times, the vast underground chambers that are now Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World on Auckland’s...

Camping country

In a country where we all live so close to nature, it’s little wonder we harbour a national passion for...

Cape Kidnappers: majestic gannets and more

Captain Cook had plenty to say in his log about the southern headland of Hawke’s Bay.

Castlepoint: a seaside adventure

Most of New Zealand’s special coastal spots are marked by lighthouses. Castlepoint is no exception.


Hawke's Bay: the finest of wines

There was a time when New Zealanders could get all the locally-produced wine they wanted, so long as they got...

Golfing in an alpine amphitheatre

‘Upon the upland road,’ James K.

Karangahake Gorge: a reminder of a golden era

If a day weeding the garden leaves you laid up with backache for a week, spare a thought for the...

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