Fraser Coast Chronicle journalist said travelling alone was the best thing she'd ever done.
26th Feb. 2018 1:02 PM
Kiwi Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Rhys Darby have taken a swipe at Australia with a cheeky advertisement.
04th May 2018 8:05 AM
Drown your troubles and relax at The Lost Springs in New Zealand.
06th Oct. 2011 3:10 PM
Say the words, "bungy jumping”, "zip-lining” or "jet-boat river-rafting” and one destination leaps to mind: Queenstown, New...
14th Dec. 2018 12:12 PM
The Lord of the Rings put areas around Queenstown, New Zealand on the map. It was the perfect spot to launch one of the top...
22nd March 2017 2:03 PM
DAVID Gatward-Ferguson delights in telling people, particularly his fellow Brits, that he’s a drop-out.
19th Aug. 2011 10:08 AM
NEW Zealand is known for its stunning natural beauty, fine wines, friendly culture and a twist of adventure.
22nd Aug. 2011 2:08 PM
THE Free House is a pub set in a retro-fitted church in Nelson, New Zealand.
21st Aug. 2011 12:08 AM
YOU know what they say: when in New Zealand, do as the Kiwis do.
14th Aug. 2011 12:08 PM
FORMER England captain Phil Vickery is confident the Rugby World Cup is going to be a "great tournament" and is encouraging...
12th Aug. 2011 10:08 AM
HANMER Springs is an idyllic village in New Zealand, situated at the foot of the Southern Alps.
31st July 2011 12:07 PM
THE only thing worse than a broken heart, is one that's slowly breaking. So, I drove to the airport, went up in the air and...
08th July 2011 2:07 PM
I WAKE to the sound of the surf swishing up the pebble beach and the piercing cry of seagulls circling overhead.
08th Aug. 2011 6:08 AM
AUCKLAND is the seventh-cheapest tourist-friendly city in the world, a travel website has found.
07th Aug. 2011 12:08 AM
OH, the sneers I had to put up with when I told people I was taking the family to Hamilton for the weekend.
05th Aug. 2011 4:08 PM
WHEN the New Zealand Government decided in 1883 to build a railway line between Christchurch and Greymouth, many of its...
10th Aug. 2011 12:08 PM
THE Marlborough region in New Zealand produces more than fifty percent of New Zealand’s finest wine.
10th Aug. 2011 4:08 PM
THE strong Australian dollar is beginning to put the squeeze on New Zealanders wanting to travel across the Tasman for a...
12th May 2011 10:05 AM
CLASSIC Tramping in New Zealand is a new and improved edition of the book which won deserved acclaim - and an award - when...
14th May 2011 10:05 AM
THERE'S something about driving into Hawkes Bay...those rugged hills, the dolls' house arrangement of fields and rivers...
07th July 2011 2:07 PM
REMEMBER screaming downhill on the luge, sliding down the black hole, or soaking in the mud at Polynesian Spa?
30th June 2011 12:06 PM
AH. What better way to round off a day spent fishing in the crisp mountain air of the Mackenzie Country than a sumptuous...
26th June 2011 12:06 AM
TEN years ago, Mangawhai was a cross between a rural outpost and a beach-bach village. Now it's a trendy seaside town.
08th June 2011 12:06 PM
AS New Zealand skifields delay opening because of unseasonably warm weather, some Australian resorts have surprised the...
10th June 2011 12:06 AM
IT'S funny how you think you know a place: you've visited dozens of times, hung out at a beach, even have friends who live...
04th July 2011 6:07 AM
WHEN Kaikura in New Zealand suffered an economic downturn, the local Maori people looked to the cultural bond between the...
03rd Aug. 2011 12:08 PM
I HAD three objectives for my wintry weekend at Waihi Beach: escape the kids, leisurely meals and uninterrupted...
25th July 2011 12:07 PM
CHRISTCHURCH was ravaged by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which struck on February 22, with the city treated as somewhat of...
28th July 2011 2:07 PM
I SOMETIMES put a trip to Waiheke in the too-hard basket, thanks to the fact it's on the other side of 17km of water.
29th Sept. 2011 6:09 AM
IF YOU can’t have your own slice of paradise, why not go hang out at New Zealand's The Lost Spring.
08th Oct. 2011 12:10 PM
LAKE Tutira, lazy and timeless, sleeps under the kind of countryside that's every bit as large as the characters within...
11th Jan. 2012 6:01 AM
MANY of us are ensconced at a rented bach at this time of year, and it's incredibly difficult to extricate ourselves at the...
12th Jan. 2012 6:01 AM
WHEN you pull into the carpark there's a council sign advising thrill-seekers to pad themselves before rushing down the...
12th Jan. 2012 10:01 AM
A GENTLE breeze is picking up at Tolaga Bay, whipping up white sand and carrying the distant whine of a young boy's...
13th Jan. 2012 10:01 AM
AUCKLAND'S former Westin Hotel on the edge of the Wynyard Quarter is to be rebranded Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour.
29th Feb. 2012 6:02 AM
THE idea of a National Cycle Trail got a lot of mileage when John Key took it up a couple of years ago.
01st Dec. 2011 10:12 AM
THIS can't be right. The path we're taking seems to be heading higher and higher up the hill.
02nd Feb. 2012 10:02 AM
ONE of the joys of living in New Zealand in summertime is that not only is there bound to be a nice beach nearby, there's...
25th Jan. 2012 10:01 AM
IT'S hard to imagine now, with more paradise ducks than people in the main street, but Okarito once had a population of...
27th Jan. 2012 6:01 AM
LESPA at the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa has introduced a new Maori masseur who's specialty is Mirimiri, a form of...
27th Jan. 2012 6:01 PM
TOURISTS heading for the snow this winter will be able to get extra flexibility from a scheme run by South Island...
21st Feb. 2012 6:02 AM
WE climbed the narrow track through the long grass, up one last steep slope and, suddenly, there before us was the...
05th Dec. 2011 6:12 AM
SWISHING along in the shadow of a gold mountain, a flat crunchy path ahead and a rocky river rushing beside you like a...
29th Dec. 2011 6:12 AM
PEPPERS has expanded its New Zealand network with the launch of an exclusive country estate in the heart of Martinborough...
30th Dec. 2011 6:12 PM
A PLATE of hot wedges and pints of cold beer beckon from a picnic table outside Ohakune's Powderhorn Chateau.
21st Dec. 2011 6:12 AM
ONE hundred and fifty years after my Shetland ancestor settled in NZ I set off to explore her island home - only to find...
25th Nov. 2011 6:11 AM
HAWKES Bay's annual outdoor film festival runs December 27 to January 6 at the purpose-built amphitheatre at Black Barn...
28th Nov. 2011 12:11 PM
THE Waikato River Trails section of the New Zealand Bike Trail opens up a beautiful tract of backcountry North Island.
05th Jan. 2012 6:01 AM
NOTHING evokes a New Zealand summer quite like a barbecue.
09th Feb. 2012 10:02 AM
A MANTRA ray provided a rare but welcome sight for a number of people cruising around the Bay of Islands at the...
15th Feb. 2012 6:02 AM