A love letter to: Lake Hawea
A love letter to: Lake Hawea

Singer/songwriter Anna van Riel pens an ode to her favourite spot.

Kia ora: Ruakaka
Kia ora: Ruakaka

Elisabeth Easther heads north to the township built by oil.

Dunedin street's bizarre optical illusion
Dunedin street's bizarre optical illusion

A Dunedin street has become an unlikely tourist attraction, after people have shared photos on social media of a bizarre…

Five (more) things for Yao Ming to do in Dunedin
Five (more) things for Yao Ming to do in Dunedin

NBA legend Yao Ming made a surprise appearance in Dunedin this week.

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High tea secrets in the Waikato
High tea secrets in the Waikato

There's intrigue in the bushes at Zealong estate, and the owners will not give up their secrets easily…

Hitting the snow with kids in tow

Herald Travel readers share their advice for getting kids on skis or boards this winter.

Five of NZ's top hot springs

With winter upon us, there's really no better way to escape the increasing chill than by relaxing in a hot spring.

New Plymouth: Tangerine dream

A mission in a muscle car for a mid-winter crisis is just the ticket writes Alanah Eriksen.

Kia ora: Karangahake Gorge
Kia ora: Karangahake Gorge

Elisabeth Easther explores the charms of a sleepy settlement.

Rotorua: Say spa

A winter treat brings warmth and a feeling of well-being, writes Lydia Jenkin.

Tongariro: Mountain adventure

Andrew Gillick tests his driving and cycling skills in the Tongariro National Park.

Kia Ora: Hawea

Named for a local tribe, a branch of the Waitaha people, and Ngati Mamoe.

Kiwi spots make top luxury list

A Kiwi hotel and island have been named among the world's best by Travel and Leisure magazine.

Mt Ruapehu's beginner slopes open
Mt Ruapehu's beginner slopes open

The beginner slopes at Whakapapa and Turoa are open in time for the school holidays.

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