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Room Check: Sofitel Auckland Room Check: Sofitel Auckland

Our room was large with a balcony overlooking a Maori…

Kia Ora: Mangaweka Kia Ora: Mangaweka

The Rangitikei town of Mangaweka, gateway to the water…

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Whakatane: Souvenir trap
Whakatane: Souvenir trap

I've bought some pretty quirky stuff while travelling. Lately there have been a lot of carved wooden weapons; I blame the…

Te Ara Moana: Following the sea trail
Te Ara Moana: Following the sea trail

You don't have to go to the Abel Tasman National Park to enjoy sea-kayak camping along a beautiful stretch of sheltered…

Five historic walks around Waitangi
Five historic walks around Waitangi

Five walks that highlight the historic significance of Waitangi and nearby areas

Kia Ora: Gordonton
Kia Ora: Gordonton

Originally called Hukanui, with huka being Maori for "foam, frost or snow" and nui meaning big; in this neck of the woods…

New Zealand Holidays

Canterbury: High country homes
Canterbury: High country homes

Dawn in Pleasant Gully. The Te Moana River chatters in its bed of stones. A bellbird drops limpid notes…

Auckland: Shooting the breeze

Elisabeth Easther heads south of Auckland for a day of shooting and feasting at Bracu.

Take your time this long weekend

With the help of Booking.com, we've put together some great Auckland Anniversary Weekend scenic road trips.

Kia Ora: Riwaka

Corruption of Riuwaka, riu for bilge of waka (or basin) where water might gather, and waka for canoe.

Five reasons to cruise the Sub-Antarctic
Five reasons to cruise the Sub-Antarctic

Everyone capable of doing so should ship aboard a Heritage Expeditions voyage to Snares, Auckland and…

The ultimate adrenaline rush

The Shotover Jet is as good as it gets for thrillseekers in Queenstown, finds Shandelle Battersby.

Hunua Ranges: Tent, bikes, bliss

When many people think mountain-biking in Auckland, Woodhill is the first place that comes to mind. But in the opposite…

See NZ and the world from above

New Zealand's stunning landscapes are highlighted in a new series of films that shows the "View From Above" at a variety…

Kia Ora: Huia

This proud community plays host to the best scenery - and cake - you'll find, writes Elisabeth Easther.

Room Check: City Life Hotel, Auckland
Room Check: City Life Hotel, Auckland

Shandelle Battersby checks into the CityLife Hotel, Central Auckland.

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