Amazing weekend in Akaroa

Akaroa is a fishing village that thinks it's French (probably because it almost was).

Food, history, art, nature, and sexy inflections – you can savour them all on a visit to Akaroa.

Working up a thirst

The Otago Rail trail is a great way to work up a thirst.

A South Island holiday also turned out to be a great beer journey.

Blue Lake a Kiwi jewel video

18022015 News Photo: Alden Williams/Fairfax NZ

The Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park. 

South Island backcountry file generic hiking tramping back country te araroa

It seems appropriate that one of NZ's greatest natural treasures is hard to find.

A gardener's tour of Matakana

GOOD OIL: Mark and Isabella Sullivan from Matakana Oil Co-operative at the Matakana Farmers Market

A whistle-stop tour of the horticultural hotspots, fine foods, antiques and art trails of this beautiful area.

Lantern Festival to light up Auckland video

Richard and Sharon Jones from Mt Roskill pose for a photo in front of the fountain. 2014 Lantern Festival, Albert Park Auckland, Friday 14th February 2014. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.co.nz

Auckland's Chinese Lantern Festival kicks off in Albert Park tonight, with organisers promising a bigger and better show.

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