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The finest of wines

There was a time when New Zealanders could get all the locally-produced wine they wanted, so long as they got it from a handful of diehard Dalmatian winemakers making do with limited viticultural resources and licensing laws that viewed sales of wine to the general public as sly-grogging.

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South Auckland stroll

If Auckland was the body of a women, South Auckland would be the hands. The maker. The birth place of some of Aotearoa’s greatest sporting and artistic heroes. 

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Loved by the locals: South Auckland

Why not bag yourself a bargain while you are out and about in South Auckland? Located on Roscommon Road in Manurewa,...

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Central Auckland: bustling, beautiful, always beguiling

Auckland. Our diverse and buzzing supercity attracts lovers of good food, good beaches and hearty adventures in the great outdoors.

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Auckland's North Shore: the ‘other side’

Even though the North Shore is well-settled, it still has its wild places: pockets of bush persist within the suburbs and its string of safe beaches are never overly crowded.

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Rodney: twin coasts

Where the city runs out, Rodney begins . . . This is a land of two coasts: the white-sand beaches opening onto the benign waters of the Hauraki Gulf and the black sand shores of the west coast.

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Eastland Tairawhiti: first to see the light

Poverty Bay is one of the most fertile areas of New Zealand, famous for its luscious chardonnay wine and its fruit and vegetables, which flourish in the rich, alluvial soils here and in the abundant sunshine. The land is so fertile that when we rip plants out of the garden, they take root again instantly and continue to grow.

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Hawke’s Bay: in search of the good life

Writer Tracey Wogan and her family are stoked to have escaped the urban rat race and currently revel in Hawke’s Bay, a place that isn’t on the way to anywhere and requires deliberate choice to discover its delights. 

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Matakana coast and country: weekend wonderland

It’s not that long ago that Matakana was just a bend in the road between Warkworth and Leigh. Now it’s a byword for gourmet food, top-quality wine and arthouse cinema.

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Nelson kai moana: enjoy the catch of the day

Funnily enough, the original European residents of what came to be known as Nelson (after a certain admiral) didn’t want to be there at all.

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Marlborough Wine Trail

You don’t have to go too far back— a matter of 30 years or so — to find yourself contemplating a bleak period in our history when wine was a sheila’s drink and the ladies in question were confronted with a choice that boiled down to: ‘Do I want white (muller thurgau, black tower or wohnsiedler), or do I want red — and if so, with bubbles (cold duck) or without (imported chianti)?’

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Coromandel Township: hippy haven

Storyteller and author John McCrystal talks hippes, art, food and wine in the Coromandel.

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Loved by the locals: Raglan

Do what the locals do in Raglan.

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Loved by the locals: East Waikato

Do what the locals do in East Waikato. 

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Loved by the locals: Westland

Do what the locals do in Westland.

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