Middle Earth still rules

HOME VISIT: One of the tour highlights is checking out the Baggins' home.

The gloss may be wearing off for some Kiwis but plenty of tourists continue to flock to Hobbit sites.

Back country comes to city

COSY: Niko Leyden, left, and Kemi Whitwell with the hut on a hill at Prince of Wales Park, off the Bell Rd to Dorking Rd track.

All trampers know the satisfaction of arriving at a hut after a long day exploring the outdoors.

What's so hot about NZ?

Milford Sound, New Zealand.

What is it that unites Hot List destinations from Chile's Atacama Desert to New Zealand?

Silent but colourful NZ video

NZ in the 1940s

How did a US police chief end up with a treasure trove of film of New Zealand in 1940?

Akld set for bumper summer

BIG CITY: Auckland will see a bumper crop of events this summer.

A summer of non-stop sports, culture and concerts will see Auckland rival Melbourne as the centre of major events. 

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