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.

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
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

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Kia ora: Eketahuna
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

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
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…

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

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

Tips for first-time motorhome drivers

Keep your cool, enjoy the views and let other drivers get past you, writes campervan-convert Jarrod Wright.

Poor Knights Islands: Something in the water
Poor Knights Islands: Something in the water

Natalie Akoorie finds she's a little wobbly on her sea legs but her husband gets to enjoy the rich sealife…

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