Gore: more than golden guitars

On one hand, the Gore Country Music Club’s weekly get-together sums up the town’s character.

New Plymouth: mountains and masterpieces

We get to New Plymouth on dark but the hotel is easy to find and we’re soon settled in and...

South Wairarapa: cobblestones and charm

It’s a wet weekend when we visit Lake Ferry.

Lower Hutt: take me to the river

Lower Hutt: a river runs through it, called – as you’d expect – the Hutt River, although it was known...

Ruapehu: an alpine adventure playground

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

Taranaki: like no other

Taranaki’s catchphrase, that it is 'like no other' – is, at first glance, nonsensical: after all, no place is quite...

Today, tomorrow, Tīmaru

Big skies, a long, lonely coastline of restless ocean with few safe havens, a region of dead straight roads cleaving...

Steampunk HQ, Ōamaru

‘Steampunk is a quirky genre of science fiction that features steam-powered technology’ – according to Steampunk HQ in Ōamaru.

Franklin: coast to coast charm

'There's no end of things to do in the "White City".'

Dunedin city: islands in the flow

The stayers are the ones who really know Dunedin.

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