NZ Life & Leisure

The Tongariro Crossing: A world of its own

Where the earth meets the sky: 
Mount Ngauruhoe under heavy cloud above Oturere Valley.

The mountains of the Central Plateau also host a network of walking trails through ever-changing landscapes

House of the Week: Island Bay gallery

“I like beauty for beauty’s sake. I’ll collect rococo, Georgian, baroque, whatever holds my eye and gives me joy. It’s a real mash-up and changes all the time. Most people who come to the house get asked to help me move something.” The painting above the sofa is The Believer by George Underwood.

A foot in each hemisphere suits this TV reporter turned media trainer turned vintage-furniture hunter.

Dam good dining in Clyde gallery

The Ritchie family, from left: Edward with Ruby, Charlotte’s fiancé James Wait, Charlotte with baby Theodore, Andrea and David with Sky.

A cluster of restored derelict buildings is now the food hub of a tiny Central Otago town.

How I started an animal sanctuary

Carolyn Press-McKenzie, founder of no-kill shelter HUHA - Helping You Help Animals.

The founder of animal sanctuary HUHA has rescued several arks’ worth of animals, yet her journey hasn’t always been smooth sailing

Meeting the locals at Niue's show day

Avaiki Cave, vast and cathedral-like, has a rock pool that’s ideal for swimming.

The Niuean people's laid-back friendliness is on show in Lakepa Village.

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Meeting the locals at Niue's show day

Avaiki Cave, vast and cathedral-like, has a rock pool that’s ideal for swimming.

The Niuean people's laid-back friendliness is on show in Lakepa Village.

Cruising in style on the Nile

Mahmoud (right), son of Nour El Nil’s owner, helps Ahmed the captain at the tiller to keep the 40-metre dahabiyya on course.

Visions of genteel 19th-century travel inspired a leisurely cruise on one of the world’s most romantic rivers.

Living on island time in Samoa

Descending the ladder into To Sua Trench

It’s not just the sights that make Samoa special. The happiness of its inhabitants are refreshment for body and soul.

Three reasons to visit Cromwell

The postcard perfect Cromwell Heritage Precinct.

There is a side effect to visiting Cromwell – a wild desire to throw in city life and be reinvented as a Central Otago-ite

Inspiring New Zealanders

How this woman changes young lives gallery

Nancy McConnell and Martin Hansen.

Nancy McConnell is driven to bring work into the lives of disengaged young people.

How I started an animal sanctuary

Carolyn Press-McKenzie, founder of no-kill shelter HUHA - Helping You Help Animals.

The founder of animal sanctuary HUHA has rescued several arks’ worth of animals, yet her journey hasn’t always been smooth sailing

Meet NZ's horse whisperer gallery

Andrew 
uses Bow, his demonstration horse, to address clients on one of his leadership courses.

He should also be known as a ‘people whisperer' the methods he uses to tame horses work just as well on businessmen and troubled children.

House of the week: Cambridge

There’s nothing farmhouse about the chandelier over the three-metre-long elmwood dining table.

Building a home, running two businesses, managing five sons... it's all in a day’s work for this one-woman whirlwind.

Take the Sleepyhead Sleep Challenges and win!

Complete all three of the Sleepyhead Sleep Challenges and go in the draw to win a luxury Sleepyhead bed.

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