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13 Aug 2020

Q&A: Aro’s Emily and Charles

Husband and wife musical duo Aro’s upcoming bilingual EP He Manu Anō celebrates tales and melodies of Aotearoa’s native birds. Emily and Charles Looker korero with What’s Hot New Zealand about te ...

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12 Aug 2020

Backyard Buskers Festival coming to Christchurch

Bread and Circus – World Buskers Festival is back! It's coming to Christchurch in January 2021, and will be a special home-grown edition, featuring New Zealand's most talented and wonderfully ...

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10 Aug 2020

Kiwi legends Split Enz top the charts in 2020

Talk about a comeback! The remastered anniversary edition of Split Enz’s legendary album TRUE COLOURS has reached the #1 position on the Official New Zealand Top40 Album Chart today - 40 years ...

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6 Aug 2020

Skiing in New Zealand: Your 2020 Guide

Looking for the inside scoop/latest slope action on New Zealand ski fields? What’s Hot NZ has done the hard yards to compile the ultimate guide to skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand this ...

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4 Aug 2020

100% homegrown acts announced for Rhythm & Alps 2020

The four stages at the South Island’s biggest New Year music festival will be showing off the best of Kiwi musicians, from the freshest talent to the country’s most famous rockers. This year ...

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28 Jul 2020

Women take the lead this year in ballet

This Royal New Zealand Ballet season represents a new era in dance, with the powerful programme’s full repertoire choreographed by women. The masterminds behind the routines tell Cityscape what’s ...

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20 Jul 2020

Q&A: Flox AKA Hayley King

Flox, AKA Hayley King is one of New Zealand’s coolest contemporary artists and we’re seeing her distinctive spraycan handywork all over the place, from street art to super-trendy stationery. ...

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NZ Snapshot

Welcome to Aotearoa

NZ Snapshot

Renowned for jaw-dropping scenery (as witnessed in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies) and extreme adventure activities, New Zealand is also known for luxurious wilderness retreats, delightful cuisine, premium wines and craft beers, ancient Maori culture ...

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NZ Snapshot

Cities & Regions

NZ Snapshot

There’s much to explore in New Zealand’s 28 regions and 13 cities. From buzzing city life with its killer shopping and dining through to sleepy country towns, lush countryside and rugged landscapes, you’ll find it all here – conveniently packaged in the one country ...

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Discover

Discover (a land like no other)

Discover

Whether it’s bungy jumping and skiing in Queenstown or glacier adventures on the West Coast, Wellington’s capital of cool or Rotorua’s rich Maori culture – get the inside word on Kiwi culture, activities, entertainment and events ...

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Road Trip

Mini Escape: Queenstown

Road Trip

The ultimate resort party town, Queenstown is where white-knuckle outdoor adventure activities sit alongside swanky bars and some serious dining...

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Natural NZ

Pacific Paradise

Natural NZ

Discover a world where nature flouts all sense of restraint, New Zealand boasts extraordinary diversity inhabited by unique wildlife, an island nation with natural wonders galore ...

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Active NZ

Adventure Playground

Active NZ

Visually spectular, New Zealand’s bounty of lakes, forests, coastlines and snow-capped mountains also double for some serious outdoor activities, we’ve also invented some cool stuff ...

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Things to See & Do

SkyCity Auckland

SKYCITY Auckland is a destination like no other in New Zealand. It’s an exciting hub with dining, gaming, adrenaline activities and of course the iconic Sky Tower. If you’re visiting Auckland ...

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Things to See & Do

Dolphin Encounter

If you do need a reason to visit Kaikoura, joining a tour to see the acrobatic and energised Dusky dolphins could be the just the persuasion required. Swimming with dolphins or joining the tour ...

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Things to See & Do

The Glacier Hot Pools

Relaxing under nature’s leafy canopy at The Glacier Hot Pools is a wonderfully rejuvenating experience to be enjoyed all year round. Franz Josef’s newest attraction, The Glacier Hot Pools, ...

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Things to See & Do

Ziptrek Ecotours

Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ’s #1 original zipline tour and is a spectacular and fun eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline Gondola hill. Ziptrek runs all ...

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Things to See & Do

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Skydive with NZ’s original skydiving company, with amazing views from 15,000ft and 60 seconds in freefall, reaching over 200kph! The most camera options in NZ, HD footage, free Rotorua ...

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Things to See & Do

Orana Wildlife Park

Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Orana specialises in providing amazing wildlife experiences – see New Zealand’s only gorillas, ...

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Accommodation

The Glebe Apartments

The Glebe is one of Queenstown’s most sought-after accommodations. In addition to their luxurious apartments, penthouse suites and enviable location, they offer personalised guest services and ...

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Things to See & Do

Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village

Nestled amongst a geothermal wonderland sits the Living Maori Village of Te Whakarewarewa. View geothermal pools, erupting geysers and bubbling mud pools as you join a guided tour to learn about ...

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