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Onetangi Beach is a must-visit spot at any time of year. © Greg Nunes

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Indulge: 12 unique food and drink experiences in the Hawke’s Bay

While the region is famous for its undeniably stellar vineyards, there are plenty of other dining options in the Hawke’s Bay, too. From American-style barbecue to sleek bistros and quirky coffee carts, we’ve rounded up 12 options, well worth investigating.  Read the story . . . 

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Nelson: living the good life

Tucked away at the top of the south, Nelson is a town of 50,000 people working hard at enjoying themselves.  Read the story . . . 

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Gisborne: close to heaven

Gisborne has what the rest of the world has lost ... or is looking for. Space, peace, quality of life and an awareness among the people who live here that they share a secret, a precious key to nirvana.  Read the story . . . 

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Larnach Castle: a vision of past and present

Larnach Castle stands proud and bold on the highest point of the entire Otago Peninsula. Read the story . . . 

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Wellington: culture, activities and the weather

From ballet to fashion to art to birds to parliament to gardens – Wellington's got it all (just try to get it on a good day). Read the story . . . 

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Divers' delight: the offshore islands of the Coromandel

Off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula archipelagos of small, mostly uninhabited islands provide the kind of underwater landscapes that divers’ dreams are made of.  Read the story . . . 

Whether you’re clipped to a zipline, bouncing across a swing bridge or strolling along a 50-metre-high walkway, you’ll get a whole new perspective on native bush in Rotorua.  Read the story . . . 

Fly through the trees in Rotorua. © Adrian Hodge.

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Loved by the locals: Tīmaru

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

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Loved by the locals: Palmerston North

Do what the locals do in Palmerston North. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Marlborough

From pies and pastries to planes, art galleries and Great Walks, it's all here in Marlborough. Read the story . . . 

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