If you're pining for summer and a touch of the tropics, a Fiji fling might be what you need.
Not all that long after Robert Horton met Henrietta Popenhagen at Grove Bush her father John was seen, a scythe over his shoulder, searching for this Mr Horton, with the intention of "shortening him up in certain places".
A few expert tips will help you enjoy this challenging but magical country.
Deep inside the Wolgan Valley towering sandstone cliffs loom in every direction.
There is an otherworldly intensity to these ancient glacial bays, where the ocean meets high cliffs.
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Feeders frustrate and foil pests
Tauranga man Mark Kirkham's chook feeders will outsmart even the cleverest rat.
Sitting at his coffee table Stan White could not have pictured what has happened in the past six months, but it has left quite a story to tell.
Charities spur on marathon runner
Queenstown man Stephen Hanrahan is putting in a marathon effort to support a cause close to his heart.
Peter Johnstone's passion for Massey Ferguson tractors began more than 60 years ago when he was just a boy.
'Oui' to frog legs, 'non' to cigarettes
Two Dunstan High School students were prepared to immerse themselves in the French culture and eat frogs' legs and snails - but drew the line at smoking outside the school gate with other teenagers.
'I think it's in the genes'
Amy Rutherford may fool you with her witty attitude and huge smile but today she is turning 104 years young.
You don't have to sit cross-legged or close your eyes. All you need is an open mind and a few minutes each day to meditate.
A former America's Cup sailor is sick of being refused alcohol because he appears drunk.
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Melbourne has no shortage of photogenic gems to keep your Instagram interesting.
Higher milk production and more relaxed cows are some of the benefits of robotic milking.
Colorado has opened for cannabis tourism, providing chaperoned excursions to dispensaries and growers.
Nicole Tyler was primed for a career in occupational therapy, but sitting in a lecture room was not for her.
More women are swapping desks and offices for milking sheds and quad bikes.
Specially trained dogs are helping Department of Conservation staff to conserve the surviving population of blue ducks in the Wakatipu.
Invercargill woman Ailsa O'Brien confesses she is nuts about knitting.
The bitter arguments over working mothers have spread to the older generation.
Tia Potae, 30, has a family tradition to uphold when she defends her title as the reigning national champion at the New Zealand Woolhandling Championships in Balclutha this weekend.
A destructive long-eared villain once waged a war on Earnscleugh Station, one of the country's most rabbit-prone properties.
Where the uninitiated see only mangled metal, scorched earth, or flesh alive with insects, they see clues.
He stole the secret of whisky and a wife - and his drop is among the best.
© Fairfax NZ NewsChristopher Bulstrode has spent his life travelling where the world has needed him.
Allan Remnant has seen parts of New Zealand where few have ventured.
There are huge positives to this form of travel, but the locals will think you're an idiot.
In his 70th year, Rakaia shearer John Hough decided - with the help of his so-called younger mates - to go on a journey together and compete in 22 shearing shows.
The simple pleasure of a gourmet food and wine tour in the heart of Tasmania's South West Wilderness, by plane.
A 13-year-old staring in awe at a Spider-Man cake that's bigger than him is enough of a reward for cake-maker Rachel Jenkinson.
Even if you think you know New Zealand, the variety of vistas shown here are inspiring to behold.
London is on track to being the most popular tourist destination in the world.
Hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith's predictions for 10 of the top travel trends this year.
His dad was the founding father of rock'n'roll and now Bill Haley Jr is set to shake, rattle and roll Stadium Southland. He tells Michael Fallow to expect something deeper than a hazy tribute.
Ten years on, the John Money Collection is still bringing artists and art lovers to Gore.
Dr Des Prendergast has retired after 53 years in the medical profession.
Tuatapere's annual Stump the Hump is gathering momentum for a record turnout of participants.
Soak up the art and soul of Battambang, Cambodia's second-largest city.
The vast Clutha-Southland electorate has been Bill English country since 1996 but this year it is up for grabs. On paper it is a safe National seat but are there opportunities for dissent? Philip Matthews reports.
Lawrence Area School pupils got to test their wilderness skills after winning a nationwide contest.
I am fortunate enough to have been born in Canterbury, raised in Christchurch and now to live in Dunedin.
After 55 years working on southern railways, Invercargill man Brian "Zeke" Wilson says he would not do a thing differently.
They are immediately recognisable - dressed head to toe in black, carrying a heavy-duty arsenal of weapons, but what makes the individuals hidden behind the balaclavas want to get in the line of fire?
The Thai capital has fantastic hotels charging surprisingly affordable rates.
New Zealand is blessed with a myriad of fine places to pitch a tent. We're mapping the best.
It can be entertaining, stressful or scream-worthy - sometimes all of the above.
Rio's ready to party like never before, Tokyo makes a comeback and Riga shines as Capital of Culture.