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My ultimate escape, by radio host Jason 'JT' Tikao

Canterbury

World-class trails put Hanmer Springs on 'national mountain biking map'

The alpine village of Hanmer Springs is about to add world-class mountain bike trails to its visitor appeal.

West Coast

Journey through the small and deserted mining towns of the West Coast

There's plenty of hidden gems, and precious metals to be found when you walk in the footsteps of miners through these small towns.

Central Otago/Lakes

Packrafting: NZ's next adventure sport?

We hiked in, carrying all our gear. After lunch, we paddled back. Packrafting will change the way you look at maps.

Travel news

Air NZ boosts capacity as Auckland Airport predicts busiest day

from the travel desk

Wild. Rugged. Spectacular. All words used to describe the West Coast, a 600km stretch of coastline home to less than 1 per cent of New Zealand's population. But what it lacks in people it makes up for in natural treasures, from lush rainforest and remote rivers to two of the world's most accessible glaciers.

Taupo

Inside NZ's hidden hot spring heated by a geyser

Canterbury

10 things you can only do in Christchurch

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Climate Change

The World Heritage sites that are being 'severely' damaged by climate change

Climate Change

A world-first honour for Christchurch Airport

Airport's green credentials are acknowledged with top marks for carbon reduction.

Climate Change

Covid quiets the cruise industry. How 'going back to normal' should not be a given

OPINION: The pandemic has allowed marine animals and habitats a moment of reprieve from some of the negative effects of human activities.

Climate Change

Climate researchers are the most frequent flyers

Across all university departments, climate academics take the most flights, according to a new study.