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Loved by the locals: Southern Lakes

From film festivals and markets to MTB and a celebration of colour, Southern Lakes has something for everyone . . . 

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A book at hand: reading your way around New Zealand

Ever wonder what to read when you hit the road? Nicola Legat, publisher and chair of the New Zealand Book Awards Trust, explores New Zealand through the books that are most beloved in our ever-blossoming literary landscape.

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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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New Zealand Rugby Museum

There is only one true religion round here, mate, and that’s rugby union.

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The Beehive and Parliament Buildings

By the standards of contemporary architecture, you might think Parliament Buildings are pretty fancy. All that Takaka marble, the pillars, the columns and porticoes are hardly what you’d see on an architect’s easel these days.

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The Treaty of Waitangi is a strange sort of document.

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Le Ride: Phil Keoghan’s amazing race

Film critic Sarah Watt talks to Phil Keoghan about his epic attempt, documented in Le Ride, to recreate the original route taken by the first Antipodean team of the 1928 Tour de France, widely acknowledged as the toughest tour in history.

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Wellington Writers Walk

Wellington’s waterfront is the envy not only of most other New Zealand cities, but also of many cities around the world. And so are its writers. 

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