Where to find a bit of France in NZ

The Akaroa French Fest attracts large crowds.

Akaroa was founded by the French, "stolen" from the Maoris in 1839 and has never been this busy before.

7 reasons Hamilton's better video

This is how they roll in Hamilton. A group of keen river floaters turned rubbish into river floats.

There's a reason Hamilton snaked the sevens away from the world's coolest little capital. It's because it's even cooler.

Mt Taranaki vs Tongariro video

Mount Taranaki in all its symmetry

Lonely Planet declared this walk "every bit as scenic as its rival" - Tongariro. I'm here to settle the debate.

Up there with the ghosts

Once a lot of activity happened around this building. Fossicking around the pieces left behind is fascinating.

When gold mining faltered in 1900, Lyell died too. Now the area is alive again as one end of the Old Ghost Road trail.

Weekender: Millbrook Resort

The Mercedes-Benz golfers compete on a chilly final day at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown on April 30.

Relaxation and golf don't often go hand-in-hand for this writer, but Queenstown's luxury golf resort helped him find a way to do both.

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Bay of Islands vs Bay of Plenty video

Cape Brett, near the famous Hole in the Rock.

We want you to decide - where is the best summer holiday destination in New Zealand?

Nelson vs Mackenzie Country video

We want you to decide - where is the best summer holiday destination in New Zealand?

Bay of Plenty vs Gisborne

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5 things to do in the Wairarapa

Shoppers enjoy the Martinborough Fair.

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

5 things to do on the West Coast

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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