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How I rediscovered my favourite global food memories - in Auckland

Who needs to leave the country when a wide selection of the world's cuisine is available right here in our largest city?


Hilton, take a bow

For a behemoth international hotel brand, Auckland’s Hilton is surprisingly familial. In fact, the staff there are like one big family.


Why it doesn't have to be expensive to enjoy Rotorua

The great outdoors is as free as the slightly sulphur-laden air. So here's what you can do on $30-a-day - excluding petrol.


The spectacular road trip full of hidden gems


New Lynn is home to a museum for a Kiwi icon


Trans-Tasman bubble: Waikato players expect 'slow burn'

Australians will land on New Zealand soil in days but a tourism operator says it won't be like turning a tap on.

Back Your Backyard

Help rename Kiwi app

SPONSORED: A travel app created for good needs your help for its rebrand.


Proposed zipline would pump $4m into Hanmer Springs economy in five years

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Gorse plays key role in giant wētā breeding program

The nuisance plant is an unlikely ally on a mission to help Mahoenui giant wētā numbers recover.


Little spa on track for biggest year on record, despite no overseas tourists

Closed borders proved to be a boon for a Waikato spa that has been soaking people in mountain spring water for more than a century.

Travel news

Trans-Tasman bubble: How much should the tourism industry get its hopes up?

ANALYSIS: Quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will be a make-or-break moment for many tourist operators hit hard by Covid-19.

NZ Travel

NZ must-dos: Our travel guide for Richie and Gemma McCaw

The celebrity couple have shared the activities on their New Zealand bucket lists - and Stuff Travel has some ideas for how they can tick them off.

Train journeys

Dunedin council's support for tourist train back on track as sell-off plan derailed

Dunedin Railways without the Taieri Gorge railway is like “Rome without the Colosseum”, a supporter says.