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Orokawa Bay, Bay of Plenty. © Sue Hope

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Five fun things to do in Rotorua

Famous for Māori culture, bubbling mud and adventure, there’s plenty of other enjoyment to be had in Rotorua, too. Here are five ways to have a ton of fun in the geothermal capital of New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Rakiura National Park: glowing skies

Around 85 percent of Stewart Island is included in Rakiura National Park, our most recently formed national park which exudes all the charm of a world on its own. 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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Five fun things to do in Ōamaru

Ōamaru is rich in heritage – from historic architecture to mashed up Steampunk interpretations of Victoriana. It also has great galleries, penguin colonies and cheese. Read the story . . . 

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Six New Zealand road trips to inspire your summer travels

Kiwi summers mean road trips. Whether you’re exploring close to home or venturing down a route less travelled, you can almost guarantee that a New Zealand road will lead you to something interesting. Read the story . . . 

The name Ōrakei Kōrako means something along the lines of ‘painted place’ in Māori and it’s easy to see why. Read the story . . . 

Discover the thermal wonderland of Ōrakei Kōrako. © BareKiwi

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Join the party at the Auckland Lantern Festival

Ring in Chinese New Year in Auckland at the bright, colourful, cultural extravaganza of the Lantern Festival. Read the story . . . 

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Get a taste of terroir at the Marlborough Food and Wine Festival

Sample the best of Marlborough wine in one easy location at the Marlborough Food and Wine Festival.  Read the story . . . 

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Dial up the style at the Napier Art Deco Festival

Get your glad rags on and join the revellers at the Napier Art Deco Festival.   Read the story . . . 

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