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The wild Napier coast. © Graeme Murray

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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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Must-Do's: Central and Lower North Island Travel Guide

From The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Eastland, to Waikato, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay and Wellington, our Central and Lower North Island Must-Do's guide includes all the information you need to plan your next road trip.  Read the story . . . 

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Explore the unique geology, wildlife and waterfalls of Boundary Stream

Find Hawke’s Bay’s highest waterfall, rare birdlife and intriguing geology at the ‘mainland island’ of Boundary Stream. Read the story . . . 

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Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako north of Gisborne on the North Island’s east coast is home to eight different marine habitats including inshore reef, rocky intertidal platforms and sediment flats.  Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Hawke's Bay: the finest of wines

There are over 70 vineyards in the Hawke's Bay – about half of which you can visit. Taste the fruits of the vines and their vintners’ zeal and, in many cases, have a bite to eat at the same time. Read the story . . . 

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Wharfs and walks at Tolaga Bay

Gisborne’s Tolaga Bay Wharf is the second-longest in New Zealand.  Read the story . . . 

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Sample the best of food and wine in Hawke's Bay

It’s no secret that Hawke’s Bay is renowned for its fine wine and vineyard dining but there are plenty of other unique options for eating out around the region, too.  Read the story . . . 

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Hand-feed wild stingrays in Gisborne

At Tatapōuri, just 10 minutes north of Gisborne, you can get up close with the children of Tangaroa, the Māori god of the sea. Read the story . . . 

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Lake Waikaremoana Track: around the rippling waters

The Lake Waikaremoana Track, in the remote Te Urewera region southeast of Rotorua, traces the shoreline of this spectacular lake, named by Māori the ‘sea of rippling waters.' Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Hawke's Bay

The sunny Hawke's Bay has lots of great options for keeping kids entertained. Check out some fun things to do... Read the story . . . 

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Te Mata Peak: Hawke's Bay icon

From Te Mata Peak, on a clear day, you can see the whole of Hawke’s Bay laid out before you – up to Māhia Peninsula in the north and the rugged hills behind the coast to the south. Read the story . . . 

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