Annabel Langbein's Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka is now Annabel Langbein's base whenever she is in New Zealand.

Annabel Langbein shares some of her favourite things about her home, Lake Wanaka in Otago.

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.

A city half full

British artist Martin Creed won the Turner Prize in 2001.

Things worth celebrating in a city emerging from disaster.

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.

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