Banks Peninsula: land of volcanoes and mini dolphins

Would you believe me if I told you there is a place in New Zealand where you can sleep under...

Tasman: a taste of everything

Richmond has a large mall, serving the surrounding Waimea Plains, with plenty of cafes, big-box shopping stores and a busy downtown.

Gore: more than golden guitars

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

Up the creek: Upper Hutt

The flats toward the headwaters of the Hutt River (named after the Chairman of the New Zealand Company, Sir William...

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...

Taranaki: like no other

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

Waitakere: under the sunset

The west has stories to tell; there’s drama in those hills.

Whanganui: colourful and creative

From clay to canvas; artworks, artefacts and molten glass, Whanganui is bursting with creative colour.

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