Loved by the locals: Waitaki

Fleurs is a much-loved restaurant on Moeraki’s sparkling waterfront, established by local folk hero Fleur Sullivan.

Loved by the locals: Otago Peninsula

This stunning wild beach at the northern end of the Otago Peninsula is accessed by the road that winds around...

Loved by the locals: Whangārei

The small settlement on the river at Mangawhai (as opposed to the bach town at the Heads down the road)...

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Loved by the locals: Far North

Grab your surf- or sand-board and head for Ahipara, at the base of Ninety Mile Beach.

Indulge: food and drink in Tauranga

Whenever anyone asks me for a recommendation for a great place to dine, Somerset Cottage in Bethlehem is always the...

Eating my words: dining out in Taranaki

As a born and bred Aucklander, I often have to fight the misconception that great food only happens north of...

Loved by the locals: Hurunui

I am such a sucker for cute local cafés, and Little Vintage Espresso in Amberley made me squeal out loud...

Loved by the locals: Mid Canterbury

You don’t have to look far in Canterbury to find one of New Zealand’s best and quirkiest cafes.

Loved by the locals: Nelson

In reality the centre-ish of New Zealand – the real geographical center is somewhere in Cook Strait – this is...

Loved by the locals: Wellington Central

Wellington is physically defined by the harbour, and its greatest civic amenity is, without doubt, its waterfront precinct.

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