Loved by the locals: North Shore

Before the Harbour Bridge was opened, the North Shore was a retreat for artistic types, and many well-known plays, short...

Summer in Anaura Bay: a simpler time

Anaura Bay, late summer, twelve old friends toast the sunset believing we are among the most blessed on the planet.

Loved by the locals: Matakana

I think Scandrett is the most beautiful and special of all Auckland’s regional parks – but I admit I’m biased.

Loved by the locals: Waiheke Island

Whakanewha Regional Park in Rocky Bay, aka Ōmiha, provides a respite from busy tour buses and summer heat.

Five picks for a weekend in Takapuna

A short drive across Auckland’s harbour bridge leads to an iconic beach, great cafés and, in summer, water-based activities in...

Get outside: five cute campgrounds on the Kaipara

With 800 kilometres of convoluted coastline, the Kaipara Harbour is the largest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere.

10 Adventures to kick off your Summer

There’s nothing like a change of season to spark excitement.

Get outside: Christchurch beaches

Christchurch doesn’t really identify itself as a beachy-city, but when the hot Canterbury sun comes out, Christchurch has easy access...

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