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…

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 from the cover of…

Auckland: Shooting the breeze
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
Take your time this long weekend

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

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Kia Ora: Riwaka
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

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

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
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…

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

Shandelle Battersby checks into the CityLife Hotel, Central Auckland.

NZ one of the best countries in the world

New Zealand has yet again been named one of the best countries in the world.

Grand old ride on rails

Roger Hall climbs aboard a golf buggy to see some isolated, but beautiful, scenery.

Getting smart about the weather
Getting smart about the weather

The weather hasn't changed, but how we find out about it has.

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