As Auckland prepares for another summer on, under and beside the water, we talk to some of the people who live, work and play on the Gulf.
More families are choosing holiday parks for a cheaper break this year.
We already have Hobbiton but Ian McKellen doesn't think it should end there.
A little known South Island destination has attracted more than 700,000 Aussies with its Christmas cheer.
Some of the south's best wildlife experiences are within easy reach of downtown Dunedin.