Kia ora: Shannon
Kia ora: Shannon

There's much more to this small and unpretentious town than you might imagine, writes Elisabeth Easther.

Daytripper: Mt Eden
Daytripper: Mt Eden

Elisabeth Easther seeks out some shade in the heart of Mt Eden.

Franklin: Go (south) west
Franklin: Go (south) west

This mysteriously neglected side of the Manukau Harbour has plenty to offer the curious and adventurous, writes Sarah Ell…

Hamilton: All about the Glow
Hamilton: All about the Glow

Danielle Wright enjoys the magic of Balloons Over Waikato in Hamilton.

New Zealand Holidays

Room check: Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland
Room check: Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland

Ellie Mitchell spends a night at a well-located hotel in central Auckland.

Whakatane: Sunshine capital full of surprises

Justine McLeary and her young family enjoy an adventurous weekend of wildlife, wild islands and wild water in Whakatane

Kia ora: Eketahuna

Hiking, fishing, rugby and a giant kiwi draw Elisabeth Easther to a small community that has big spirit.

Tongariro: Training for new mums

Andrew Alderson and Junior treat their queen to a Mother's Day break on the Northern Explorer to National Park.

Tongariro: Before the snow
Tongariro: Before the snow

Rosalie France explores National Park without snow.

A virtual walk in the park

In a corner of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, tucked away from the main walkways and thoroughfares, is the serenely beautiful…

South Island: Alps vista from highway sofa

Cruising the scenic South Island in a super flash motorhome requires more than a steady hand on the wheel, writes Mark Meredith…

Paihia: Kayaks and kicks

An upstream river paddle is fun and games on a budget for all the family, writes Rob Cox.

Kia ora: Putaruru

Steeped in natural wonders, the south Waikato town pours Elisabeth Easther the best water she's ever sipped.

Queenstown: A remarkable day of running
Queenstown: A remarkable day of running

Women outweigh the men in Queenstown's first official marathon, says Rachel Grunwell.

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Away from the tourist trail
Away from the tourist trail

Far from usual tourist haunts, Katelyn Catanzariti uncovers a way of life that has flourished for centuries in Thailand.

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