The gloss may be wearing off for some Kiwis but plenty of tourists continue to flock to Hobbit sites.
All trampers know the satisfaction of arriving at a hut after a long day exploring the outdoors.
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How did a US police chief end up with a treasure trove of film of New Zealand in 1940?
A summer of non-stop sports, culture and concerts will see Auckland rival Melbourne as the centre of major events.