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Is NZ's greenest hotel worth staying at?

Hotel Britomart is the new kid on the block in downtown Auckland.

Central Otago/Lakes

A Central Otago getaway to really get away from it all

Excuse me while we never leave Dalefield, situated smack bang in the middle of Queenstown and Arrowtown.


John eyes up Trailwalker 17

I’m aiming for my first Oxfam Trailwalker. John Loftus is aiming for his 17th.


Smoother travels across lower North Island may change route choices


10 things you can only do in Auckland

Travel news

The best Black Friday travel deals for Kiwis

Bargains are already available on hotels, flights, tours, cruises and holiday packages nationwide.


Nowhere beats Wellington, even on a bad day

OPINION: A city doesn't have to be defined by buildings and bad planning. Scratch the surface, and you’ll find it’s what's on the inside that counts.


New festival for Timaru's Caroline Bay


Little blue penguin selfies could be harmful

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Road trips

Tiny French car army raiding top of the south

Built to transport French peasants to market over ploughed fields, this colourful fleet of Citroen 2CV cars is taking on Marlborough's scenic routes.


Make the most of 48 hours in the mighty Waikato

There is plenty to explore in this lush, fertile region in the upper North Island.

Back Your Backyard

Exploring Mackenzie region

SPONSORED: Mackenzie Region is home to NZ’s starriest sky. Explore it with our 4-day itinerary.


Vintage car enthusiasts gather for annual rally

Up to 80 vintage car enthusiasts met up in New Plymouth on Saturday for the 55th annual Maunga Moana vintage car rally.


Exploring Dunedin's street art

Kickstarted by a 2014 festival, there are now more than 30 spectacular artworks enlivening the central city of the Edinburgh of the south.