Crowing about Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster celebrations boosted tourism growth from China.

Chinese New Year contributed to the record 381,100 visitors who arrived in January.

Seeing NZ through a tourist's eyes

There'd been a deluge a few days earlier at Milford but it was all but cloudless for our overnight cruise.

Despite the lack of good Guinness or a sing-song, my Irish friend reckons "It's the most beautiful country in the world".

Cruise ship Artania in port

Artania Captain Jarle Flatebo says professional pilots and tugboats meant there were no problems sailing into Port Taranaki.

More than 800 German speaking tourist cruised around Taranaki on Sunday, saw the sights, took photos and enjoyed what the region had to offer.

World famous in NZ: Puzzling World

Puzzling World in Wanaka really messes with your head.

This attraction's best-known feature is the world-first outdoor 3D Maze with towers, overbridges and underpasses to add to the challenge.

Weekender: Camping Lake Taupo

The view from my campsite at the Motutere Bay camp site.

The view from Motutere Bay Holiday Camp is so beautiful, staying there is almost a life-changing experience.

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Cape Brett, near the famous Hole in the Rock.

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Shoppers enjoy the Martinborough Fair.

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Women suffragettes get into the spirit at the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations parade.

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