Waikato: Sleep like Genghis in Raglan
Waikato: Sleep like Genghis in Raglan

A shelter of the steppes finds a place under the nikau, writes Monique Balvert-O'Connor.

Auckland: The show goes on
Auckland: The show goes on

Catherine Smith enjoys a city break in her hometown.

Room check: Mighty Deuce 2Y campervan
Room check: Mighty Deuce 2Y campervan

Winston Aldworth stays in a Mighty Deuce 2Y campervan in Waipara.

The Catlins: Where nature shapes people
The Catlins: Where nature shapes people

Pamela Wade finds the unspoiled beauty of New Zealand's southeast is wasted on some.

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Kia ora: New Plymouth
Kia ora: New Plymouth

Named for Plymouth in England, where many of the early colonial settlers came from. Taranaki is Maori…

These boots are made for walking

When you're sick of walking around the block or park with your kids, take them on a family tramping adventure and watch…

The parrot of my dreams

Elisabeth Easther followed her heart to Maungatautari in the hope that Sirocco, her kakapo friend, would recall their fleeting…

Kia ora: Picton

Origin of name: Named for Sir Thomas Picton, one of the Duke of Wellington's comrades in arms who was killed during the…

Tekapo: Seeing the universe
Tekapo: Seeing the universe

Bevan Hurley sees stars over millions of light years from one of only four dark-sky reserves on Earth…

Room check: Heritage Akl

Winston Aldworth overnights at a classic central city hotel.

Kia ora: Dannevirke

Elisabeth Easther explores this picturesque town's rich history.

Travel picks: The best of NZ

Earlier this year we sent Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins bungy jumping in Queenstown after asking readers for their tips…

Wellington: Magic of museums

In Wellington, bad weather means a chance to learn something, says Sharon Stephenson.

Eric Watson: Redefine holidays and holy days
Eric Watson: Redefine holidays and holy days

Eric Watson writes: Are there potentially a large number of Kiwis who feel aggrieved because our "most…

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