NZ's toughest gardeners? gallery

Gerald and Caity Endt run Okiwi Passion, Barrier’s only commercial market garden, and grow everything from bananas to beetroot. Their weekly vege boxes are distributed all over the island, with the pretty mesclun salad mix a particular favourite with visitors and locals (the Endts includes the bright edible petals of abutilon flowers).

Check out some of the gardens that are part of Great Barrier's annual garden tour.

The Marlborough way

Marlborough Mountain Bike Club members Justin Kenwood, left, and Sarnim Dean.

Marlborough has always been fairly low on the mountain biking radar but there are some great tracks.

The long way round to Waiuku

Steven Prescott found that the Uzbekistan desert was very unforgiving during his cycling travels with his wife from London to New Zealand.

Steven Prescott left the quiet surrounds of Waiuku to go to London on his two-year OE. Twelve years on and he is due back.

Haven in the west

Guests can fly by helicopter to Westhaven Retreat from Nelson in half an hour.

Westhaven Lodge has all the ingredients to relax and recharge your batteries.

Northern soul video

The reward for a steep hike to the top of Waewaetorea island.

The Bay of Islands and its surrounds leaves its mark in more ways than one.

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