In the next part of our 50 Winter Holidays series, we search near and far for the best events to tide you through the New Zealand winter.

GIN AND BEAR IT

WHAT:  A Celebration of Gin.
WHERE:  Kauri Cliffs, one of New Zealand's grandest and most acclaimed luxury lodges.
WHEN TO GO:  June 7-9. As you'll no doubt be aware, International Gin Day ("There's only one of them?" mutters Travel Editor Winston Aldworth) is on June 8.
WHY:  Kauri Cliffs has teamed up with Kiwi gin makers Scapegrace, Reid + Reid and Sacred Spring to celebrate the "ginaissance". Gin advocate

QUEENSTOWN BY TORCHLIGHT

CANTERBURY TRUFFLE HUNTERS

WAIKATO RUNS RED

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SPRINGBOKS IN WELLINGTON

LA SURF BREAK

KIWI BREW

DIVING INTO FIJI

SEEING THE LIGHT IN MELBOURNE

BOWLING THROUGH THE DUST