Kia ora: Whakatane
Kia ora: Whakatane

It seems the sun always shines on the East Coast, writes Elisabeth Easther.

Auckland: Butterfly Creek the real macaw
Auckland: Butterfly Creek the real macaw

Everyone's in fine feather at Butterfly Creek's new exotic aviary, says Dionne Christian.

Auckland: Star-studded film enlightens all
Auckland: Star-studded film enlightens all

Sarah Ell and her son are awed, charmed and enlightened by a 'movie' at the Observatory.

Room check: SkyCity Grand Hotel, Auckland
Room check: SkyCity Grand Hotel, Auckland

Tristram Clayton makes like a megastar at a top Auckland address.

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Five foodie things to do in Rotorua
Five foodie things to do in Rotorua

Life & Style Editor Nicky Park dishes up five food experiences to try in Rotorua.

Kia ora: Norsewood

Elisabeth Easther finds a town with Scandinavian heritage and real socks appeal.

Sunday drive: Huia

One of Auckland's most beautiful western suburbs, Huia is a darling settlement 33km from the centre of Auckland where time…

Dive in for a wild encounter

At the sea life-rich Poor Knights, Donna McIntyre and family let the fish find them.

Auckland: Hobsonville's on point
Auckland: Hobsonville's on point

Sarah Ell and her family road, ride and walk-test the new attractions at Hobsonville Point.

Kia ora: Rakaia

Salmon 'chanted evenings are the toast of this town, discovers Elisabeth Easther.

Sunday drive: Waiwera

At just 47km from central Auckland on the Hibiscus Coast, Waiwera is a doozy of a day trip.

Fiordland: Listen to the sound of silence

Danielle Wright and family share the water with albatrosses, bottlenose dolphins and sea lions on a wilderness cruise through…

Auckland: Escape the heat with a quick dip

When the day is hot and that sparkling blue beckons, you can't say no - especially when it's free for the kids.

Rotorua: A walk, warm water and wings
Rotorua: A walk, warm water and wings

Lapping up lakes and communing with nature, Elisabeth Easther is charmed by the Sulphur City.

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