Shona Cobham

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NZ havens rank with world's best

Three New Zealand luxury lodges have been named among the world's "Top 20 International Hideaways" in the prestigious <i>Andrew Harper's Hideaway …

WIN!: The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

Want to get a sneak peek at The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies? Now's your chance.<p>Entries are now open for The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest, …

Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom in Lord of the Rings)

.@wgtnlux looked beautiful in the rain last night - excited for the launch on Friday! http://t.co/zDcmcmjn5z

Maungatautari: The parrot of my dreams

<b>Elisabeth Easther followed her heart to Maungatautari in the hope that Sirocco, her kakapo friend, would recall their fleeting fling.</b><p>Two years ago, …

Long journey from fuel to film

In its early days, Miramar was Wellington's industrial hub. Now, the long- gone gas works and Shell Oil have given way to a new industry: the film …

20 Things You Didn't Know About New Zealand

<b>1.</b> New Zealand was the last major land mass to be populated -- it was first settled by Polynesians around 1250 and became a British colony in 1840.<p><b>2.</b> The capitol, Wellington, is the southernmost capital city in the world.<p><b>3.</b> There are no public drinking fountains in New Zealand.<p><b>4.</b> BUT there are free …

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Tekapo: Seeing the universe from Mackenzie Country

<b>Bevan Hurley sees stars over millions of light years from one of only four dark-sky reserves on Earth, from Mt John Observatory, near Lake …

Lost ring returned to newlyweds after unlikely find

A newlywed Chinese couple say they are now "eternally blessed" after their lost wedding ring was miraculously returned to them in a real-life parody …

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National Geographic Travel

✈️😳 Flying past Mt Doom (Mt Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park NZ)

Partially Frozen Hooker Lake Reflection

Takahe

Kiwis Might Fly

• <b>Author:</b> Polly Evans<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><br>Polly Evans was a woman with a mission. Before the traditional New Zealand male hung up his sheep shears for good, Polly wanted to see this vanishing species with her own eyes. Venturing into the land of giant kauri trees and smaller kiwi birds, she …

Snapshots From 18 Months of Adventure in New Zealand

Wild and untamed New Zealand encompasses some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Largely uninhabited, yet bursting with unquestionable beauty, the islands offer visitors a veritable buffet of landscapes to explore, each one painted with a unique palate of color.<p>Having just completed …

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Our wine is a big draw

<b>New Zealand wine is hugely popular overseas and more and more tourists are keen to see where the award-winning wine they drink back home was created,</b> …

Middle Earth lures the travellers

The Hobbit movies have boosted tourist numbers to New Zealand.<p>Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) chief executive Kevin Bowler said the movie franchise, …

Lakeside treks in a geothermal land

North Island’s Rotorua Lakes are an unrivalled natural landscape with absinthe-bright forests, bubbling springs and active volcanoes – all easily explored with a new network of trails.<p>Travellers to New Zealand, especially those with an eye for adventure, often flock to the country’s South Island. …

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Anthony Rose: 'I am full of admiration for New Zealand' | The Independent

Confessing a general immunity to the hype normally generated by wine PR, I have to admit that New Zealand is the exception that proves the rule. At …

Today's front page of The Dominion Post. 'Gorgeous George blows fans away.' http://t.co/TSttdo4FLf

Meet Darryl Walker, the star of a new Kiwi web series you need to see

You may remember him from his popular television series Auckland Daze or his award-winning comedy show The Millen Baird Show. Or perhaps his …

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Accommodation Survey: February 2014

Accommodation Survey: February 2014 – Media Release<p>The trend for New Zealand guest nights is at a record high, Statistics New Zealand said today. …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

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Wine Lover’s Guide to Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Vineyard-hopping and beach-bumming are often mutually exclusive when it comes to a vacation; fortunately, you can have both if you've chosen New …

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