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Toasting the Hurunui Heartland

Wedged between Kaikoura and the Waimakariri like a jigsaw puzzle piece, the Hurunui District embodies the best of the New

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Into the Mist of Te Urewera

Remote, rugged, immense and wreathed in mist and mysticism, Te Urewera is the home of the  Tūhoe people. Revered for

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Tripping the delights of Eastern Bay of Plenty

After gorging on the waterside temptations of Tauranga, I pointed the car south and east to stake out some of

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Temptations galore in Tauranga

Green-eyed pangs of envy wash over me whenever I’m watching televised cricket from Tauranga’s Bay Oval. The camera pans across

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Geyserland Thrills & Spills

As the cradle of our nation’s tourism industry, welcoming and guiding visitors since the 1880s, manaakitanga is embedded in Rotorua’s

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Forest theatre and therapy in Rotorua

They loom like the lungs of Rotorua, the tall trees of The Redwoods and the wider Whakarewarewa Forest. First planted

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Brilliant in Blenheim

Sun-drenched Blenheim might well be brilliant every day. Bluebird skies and gentle sunshine faithfully bathed my late winter fling with

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Sounds of silence in Marlborough

The glossy deep blue water of Queen Charlotte Sound gleamed with photo-shoot-ready perfection. Picton had dawned bright and brilliant; families

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Kapiti Wonder

It looms off the coastline like a giant ocean liner, its silhouette resembling an impregnable floating fortress. Long on my

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Penang and Ipoh’s natural trail
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Penang and Ipoh’s natural trail

The breadth of natural wonders in Malaysia is vast, and if you want some one-in-a-lifetime experiences in Penang and Ipoh,

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Ipoh and Penang’s rich culture and history
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Ipoh and Penang’s rich culture and history

Malaysia is by no means a ‘one stop’ country to visit. Visiting a single city in Malaysia would certainly be

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Fantasy island Kaua’i
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Fantasy island Kaua’i

Kaua’i’s watery curtains of Wailua Falls instantly brings to mind that immortal television greeting, “Welcome to Fantasy Island” , writes

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