Things to do in North Island

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Titirangi Golf Club, Waitakere

Titirangi Golf Club, New Zealand’s only Dr Alister MacKenzie designed golf course is set in suburban Auckland, between the lower slopes of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour. Read the story . . . 

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Mercurial Mākara

If you’re looking to swap the comforts of Wellington city for a little slice of outdoor adventure, then pop Mākara Beach into your GPS and get ready to step back in time.  Read the story . . . 

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Royal Wellington Golf Club

Set on an ancient river bed in beautiful parklands with dominant native bush, the gentle contoured fairways of the Royal Wellington Golf Course are laced together by streams and lakes.  Read the story . . . 

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Kinloch Golf Course, Taupō

Every hole of the Kinloch Golf Course near Taupō requires strategic thought and patience, thanks to the unique design features incorporated by 18-time Major winner Jack Nicklaus. Read the story . . . 

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Gulf Harbour Golf Course, Whangaparāoa

Opened in 1997, Gulf Harbour has many outstanding sea views and a links-style feel. Read the story . . . 

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Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, Northland

Perched on a clifftop with sweeping views out to Mātauri Bay and beyond to the Pacific Ocean, Kauri Cliffs is possibly New Zealand’s finest all-round golf course. Read the story . . . 

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Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Set atop 6,500 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land, Cape Kidnappers has been described as a modern marvel of golf course architecture. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Palmerston North

Come for the coffee, stay for the food and while you're here check out a local's picks for the best things to see and do in Palmerston North. Read the story . . . 

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Indulge: food and drink in Whanganui

There are several spots for great coffee, foodie gems and fun places to eat out in pretty Whanganui. Read the story . . . 

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Fishing Aotearoa: exploring an angler’s Eldorado

Less a hobby, more a religion, fishing isn't just a thing to do in New Zealand – it’s THE thing to do. For many anglers, New Zealand is the high church of bent rods and screaming reels.  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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Cycling Martinborough's Wine Trail

In the height of summer, the Wairarapa region is alive with tourists atop quaint bicycles; wicker baskets laden with the bounty of the 20-odd vineyards, all within cooee of one another. Read the story . . . 

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Indulge: food and drink on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is home to an abundance of vineyards, cafés and restaurants. But the locals know the best spots... Read the story . . . 

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Northland road trip: birds, bikes and bush

We cruise up the Brynderwyns, stately and elevated in our campervan. I am pleased to be fulfilling a childhood dream of travelling like a snail – taking my home with me wherever I go. 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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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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