The NZ desert that never was stuff nation

A "high sierra", this breath-taking platform was carved away from human innovation during the 1800s gold rush.

A jewel that is seldom advertised lies just outside Queenstown... just remember your horse and Clint Eastwood impersonation.

Coastin' with the postman

An interesting break, postman Gordon feeds deer.

 Bob Marriott and his wife hitch a ride with Gordon the postie on a rural delivery run from Featherston to Cape Palliser.

Singing in the rain

Zack, 10, and Jayde White, 8, with the Gemco car Zach raced on Sunday morning.

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

World famous in NZ: Mt Maunganui

Sunrise from the top of  Mt Maunganui's iconic mountain, Mauao.

Mt Maunganui combines surf, hiking, stunning views and delicious food all in one place.

Waves, seals, pancakes and gumboots

The Hexagon. All sides point to a cosy retreat.

The stunning outlook and seaside charm make this tramp worth it.

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Cape Brett, near the famous Hole in the Rock.

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Shoppers enjoy the Martinborough Fair.

Here are five events coming up in the Wairarapa over Waitangi weekend.

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Experience the famous "Coaster" hospitality on a visit to the South Island's West Coast.

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

5 things to do in Oamaru

With its elegant Victorian architecture and proud heritage, you'll be charmed by this North Otago town.

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