Kia ora: St Bathans
Kia ora: St Bathans

This lovely spot comes with barrels of history, some of it millions of years old, as Elisabeth Easther discovers.

Taupo: A real Kiwi holiday
Taupo: A real Kiwi holiday

Sometimes you just throw a bag in the boot, reverse down the driveway. Nothin' more than a couple of hundred clicks of open…

Bar/fly: Beervana, Wellington
Bar/fly: Beervana, Wellington

Sixty brands serving 300 beers: what 40-something wouldn't be in heaven, asks Jesse Mulligan.

Room check: The Wanaka Hotel
Room check: The Wanaka Hotel

From Queenstown we drove over the steep and winding Crown Range Rd, enjoying the outstanding Central Otago scenery.

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More freedom camping at Waihi Beach
More freedom camping at Waihi Beach

Part of Waihi Beach has become a freedom camping designated area, following a decision to enable more…

Looking arty, Nelson

The area's creativity is on show, writes Sara Bunny.

The cream of Central Otago's crops

Diana Plater enjoys some of the best Central Otago has to offer.

Kia Ora: Ross

The town popped up following the discovery of gold in the mid-1860s and was named after George Ross, provincial treasurer…

Queenstown: Snow, shoes
Queenstown: Snow, shoes

Joanna Hunkin lives the champagne lifestyle in Queenstown during a weekend loaded with luxury.

The best free things to do in NZ

A new Lonely Planet book has singled out some of the best things to do in New Zealand - and most of them won't cost you…

Kia ora: Owaka

This friendly town is a fabulous place from which to explore the Catlins, writes Elisabeth Easther.

Why Tekapo's out of this world

The mercury is dropping but Sarah Lawrence's spirits are rising as she heads south.

Wairarapa: Fast food on a leisurely weekend

Sara Bunny heads over the Rimutakas to indulge in some winter R&R.

Is this NZ's most expensive hotel?
Is this NZ's most expensive hotel?

The operator of a new low-rise development joined to a historic hotel predicts it will command New Zealand's…

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