Is Gisborne really the first place to see the sunrise?
The east coast district calls itself the 'land of the first light', but there are other contenders to the title. Both here and overseas.
The forgotten tourist highway full of hidden gems
State Highway 35 weaves through a long-lost slice of New Zealand, where kids play on horses instead of cellphones and beaches lie empty.
After 300km of tramping, was I now to fail at the final hurdle?
My months’ long mission to conquer six Great Walks was slipping between my pole blistered fingers.
The Kiwi families who've fallen for campervanning during the pandemic
Lisa Boltman used to see touring the country by camper as overpriced and touristy. One eight-day trip around the South Island and she's a convert.
A road trip up the East Coast is a journey of rediscovery of food
OPINION: You'll need a hearty appetite for this stunning part of the country, writes Deborah Coddington.
Voyaging on Gisborne's Waka Hourua
Kiwis have the opportunity to share a taste of our ancestors’ sailing experience.
Under-the-radar small towns and remote tracks - some of your favourite summer holiday finds
Road trips through remote parts of the country and a city full of lights have proved to be highlights of domestic breaks.
Inside the former Union Steam Ship Co building, a popular eatery calls home
Gisborne's USSCO restaurant makes the most of fresh fish, caught and delivered just 200m down the road.
The Gisborne back road with two NZ gems
Wharekopae Rd has one of the country's best free activities, and the national arboretum, the brainchild of an eccentric farmer.
The epic journey to say goodbye to the lighthouse keepers of the sky
With news that some of New Zealand’s air traffic control towers may be closed, Auckland pilot Vaughn Davis set off to visit as many as possible.
Air Ruatoria to take flight on the East Coast
There's no Koru club, no duty free, no departure gates and no bustling terminal, but Mahanga Maru is taking to the air to show others his home.