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The magnificent Bridal Veil Falls. © Hamilton Waikato Tourism

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Mackenzie: for lovers

Lording over the Mackenzie region, Aoraki Mount Cook has become a symbol for what could easily win the unofficial 'most beautiful region in New Zealand' competition. Read the story . . . 

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Five fun things to do in Featherston

Featherston, in the Wairarapa, is a small town with an abundance of quirky style.  Read the story . . . 

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Classic Rotorua

Known as Roto-Vegas for good reason, the Rotorua tourist trail is bright, exciting and loaded with thrills.  Read the story . . . 

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Indulge: food and drink in Napier

Proximity to the sea and an abundance of Art Deco style means you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Napier. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Manawatū: off the main drag

The Manawatū is a rich and deeply characterful part of the New Zealand landscape – perfect for a road trip. Read the story . . . 

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Chatham Islands: on the outskirts

If you could see them from above, the Chatham Islands would look like an apple nibbled down each side, with a few dropped bits floating around the edges.  Read the story . . . 

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A faded brown road sign stands just along from Queenstown’s Remarkables ski fields. It’s no-nonsense and to the point: ‘Southern Scenic Route starts here. Follow symbol.’  Read the story . . . 

On the road near Mossburn. © David Wall Photography

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Urban explorer: Cuba Street

Wellington’s Cuba Street is, quite simply, cool. Running from Webb to Wakefield Streets, this slice of bohemia positively thrums with culinary and creative soul. Read the story . . . 

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Urban explorer: Tauranga

It’s been a long time coming, but new projects and initiatives are bringing vibrancy back to Tauranga’s CBD. Read the story . . . 

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Urban explorer: Christchurch CBD

Even longest-term residents of Christchurch are just finding their way in the shiny new streets of the post-quake city.  Read the story . . . 

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Olveston House: how the other half lived

Designed by a London architect and built in 1904 – well, this was really something. Ostentatious as all hell, Olveston was also lavishly decorated. Read the story . . . 

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The Beehive and Parliament Buildings: the heart of Aotearoa's government

Get to the nub of it at all and join a free guided tour into the heart of New Zealand’s government at the Beehive in the parliamentary precinct. Read the story . . . 

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Bridge to Nowhere: stunning walking in the Whanganui National Park

Reach the enigmatic Bridge to Nowhere via the Kaiwhakauka Track or navigating the Whanganui River to the Mangapūrua Landing. Read the story . . . 

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves: a cave aglow with lights

Glide along the Waitomo River under a magical, breathtaking canopy of thousands of glowworms. Read the story . . .