Why not check out the Bay of Islands? © Alistair Guthrie

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Eastland Tairāwhiti: first to see the light

Poverty Bay is one of the most fertile areas of New Zealand, famous for its luscious chardonnay and its fruit and vegetables, which flourish in the rich soils and abundant sunshine.  Read the story . . . 

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Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

On a sandy beach, just south of Ōamaru, is a collection of perfectly round boulders – some smooth-skinned, others fractured along veins of quartz, some eroded away to piles of rubble. Read the story . . . 

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Mount Aspiring National Park: aspiring to greatness

Mount Aspiring is one of New Zealand’s highest peaks and the park named for it is a paradise of mountains, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes.  Read the story . . . 

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Waipā: a slice of royalty in the Waikato

From famous athletes to horse racing, cycling and connections to royalty – there's a lot to discover in Waikato's Waipā District. Read the story . . . 

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13 ideas to inspire a Coromandel escape

The Coromandel means beaches to many people but there’s a lot more to do than just jump in the surf. While we absolutely recommend you hit the water, there’s plenty to do here whether you’ve got a spare hour or two, or you fancy putting your feet up for a bit.   Read the story . . . 

Despite its destructive history, Mount Tarawera today is a sleeping giant. Read the story . . . 

Climb around the crater of Mount Tarawera. © Graeme Murray

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Loved by the locals: Nelson

Do what the locals do in Nelson. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Wellington Central

Do what the locals do in Wellington Central. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Stewart Island Rakiura

Do what the locals do on Stewart Island Rakiura.  Read the story . . . 

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