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Coronavirus: 'Uncertainty' pushes Classic Fighters Airshow back five months

For the first time in its 20-year history, a Marlborough air show won't be held at Easter.


One of the country's best scenic flights has a hidden runway

The plane was exceptional, the pilot friendly, the views outrageously stunning, but the landing was something else.

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6 ways to explore Manawatū

SPONSORED: From high country horse trekking to world class BBQ - Discover Manawatū


$50 challenge: How to spend a day in Martinborough on a tight budget


How to enjoy a cultural weekend getaway in Wellington

Street festivals, hidden galleries, and guided art tours - it's time to rediscover New Zealand's cultural capital.

Pou Tiaki

After 132 years, Māori exhibit at Waitomo Caves

Descendents of the founder of the Waitomo Caves finally get the chance to showcase their connection to the tourism drawcard, through art.


The sometime-playful nature of memory

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Central Otago/Lakes

Otago Rail Trail for cars: NZ's most spectacular new road trip

This journey takes you through a snowcapped hinterland rich in history and spectacular scenery.


Why riding along the Kāpiti Coast was the most fun I've had in ages

This is everything I want from a horse trek: relaxing, fun and in a setting that encourages us to exhale.

West Coast

Scrambling through blue ice caves on Franz Josef glacier

With the crowds gone, now is the perfect time to explore a natural wonder on our doorstep - before it's too late.

West Coast

Why the West Coast's Ōpārara Arches are worth the expedition

It will cost you only effort and patience, for which you will be generously rewarded with some truly wondrous sights.

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Travel offers of the week: Experience heli-fishing from Queenstown

A relaxed break in Mapua and adventures on Mt Aspiring and the Queen Charlotte track are among the other bargain breaks up for grabs this week.