Auckland: hidden heritage

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

Coromandel: take the long way round

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

Hokitika: nuggets of history

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

Ruapehu: family-friendly fun

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

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.

Taranaki: like no other

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

Full spectrum: road tripping from Lake Hāwea to Jackson Bay

We begin in high country station territory: Hunter Valley, Dingleburn, Lake Hāwea Station, each with thousands of hectares of pasture...

Otago Peninsula road trip: wildlife and wild history

Family squabbles, love affairs and bitter accusations – sounds like the plot of a soap opera.

Matakana road trip: an easy escape

Matakana is an easy escape from Auckland city – a short run up the motorway, through the tunnel, east at Warkworth.

Southern Scenic Route: the long and winding road

A faded brown road sign stands just along from Queenstown’s Remarkables ski fields.

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