Anthony Wright and his partner Selene Manning recently completed the stunning home-cum-art collection Wrightmann House. All the interior walls of this architectural marvel are covered in art, and the overwhelming sense of being surrounded by beauty and confronting works resolves into a wondrous experience of spotting new details and hidden surprises every time you look.
Canterbury's best hiking, biking and camping
Strap on your boots, pack up your tents and pump up your tyres, we’re taking to the trails. Ōtautahi’s view-filled antidote to the Canterbury flatlands, the Port Hills are covered in grunt-worthy gradients – and they’re mostly worth it.
Two tigers new arrivals at Christchurch's Orana Park
Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park has got something very special for Christmas – two stunning Sumatran tigers, freshly arrived from Australia Zoo.
Q&A: Paul The Kid
After nearly three years in London, reggae/ska artiste Paul The Kid is back home in Wellington and dropping some mighty fine summer tunes. What's Hot New Zealand shot the balmy breeze with him.
Men’s top grooming tips for 2021
While 2020 might not have seemed like much of a year for growth, it was in one very important respect: beards. The lockdowns of 2020 saw more men leaving the razors on the shelf, with 52% of Kiwi men saying they shaved less during lockdown.
Auckland's Summernova festival
Hurl yourself into the speed, sunshine and spying antics of the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland with Summernova, an epic summer festival series based around the always-exciting sailing series.
Tourism NZ releases mindful NZ nature album
Mindful Journeys is a Spotify album released by Tourism NZ. Narrated by James Rickard, the master carver at Te Puia Rotorua, each of the four tracks features the real sounds of water, air, birds and insects at peaceful New Zealand destinations.
New nautical-themed Karen Walker jewellery line
Anchors away! Karen Walker’s fabulous new jewellery range has set sail. Dubbed ‘The Navigator’, the collection is a nod to her childhood spent tootling around in boats on the Hauraki Gulf.
Van Gogh's art is coming to New Zealand in a massive interactive event
Q&A: Visionary artist Gill Gatfield
Artist Gill Gatfield’s works are exhibited around Aotearoa and the world, including her work Suffragette on display in Christchurch at SCAPE’s Studio 125 Gallery. She sculpts a narrative of...
Review: Synthony 2020
It’s the biggest, most epic dance club you’ve ever been to, and more. A thrill of anticipation and excitement rippled through the packed floor of Auckland’s Spark Arena, as host General Lee welcomed the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and conductor Peter Thomas to the stage.
New rooftop bar in Christchurch: The Pink Lady
Christchurch’s new rooftop bar is giving us an opportunity to escape life’s street-level madness and feel the wind in our hair.
Lou Heller's fashion trends for 2021
Fashion stylist, writer and educator Lou Heller reflects on the trends of 2020 and predicts what’s going to be hot in 2021.
New and classic ballets incoming in Royal New Zealand Ballet's 2021 season
With The Sleeping Beauty arriving in Christchurch next week, we're amped on ballet and already looking forward to what next year will bring us. Luckily for Kiwi ballet lovers, RNZB has...
Auckland Arts Festival has unveiled its full programme and it is all-Kiwi awesome
Packing over 70 shows into 18 days in March, the Auckland Arts Festival Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki is bringing a mixture of free and premium events featuring dance, theatre, live music, comedy,...
Filmmaker Gerard Smyth on When a City Rises and the rebuild of Christchurch
Gerard Smyth has become a chronicler of the earthquake recovery, recording hundreds of hours of historical footage and releasing two feature-length docos on Christchurch’s up-and-down...
New Zealand Opera’s 2021 season announcement brings The Marriage of Figaro and more on the road
Appropriately themed ‘navigating love’, NZ Opera’s 2021 season is set to make us fall in love with opera all over again with a variety of operas in different sizes, styles and locations....
Getting up: Street art in Christchurch
The depictions on Christchurch’s exterior walls are a massive part of the city’s post-quake identity. Cityscape talks to a few of the artists who have marked our streets and watched...
SIX60 announce nationwide Saturdays 2021 tour
Start laying down your 2021 plans Kiwi music lovers, SIX60 have added a six-show Aotearoa-wide tour to the upcoming banging summer of Kiwi tunes.
New Zealand’s largest celebration of all things gin is coming back for 2021. Get into the summer spirit with the most refreshing of beverages and spend a gindulgent afternoon trying local and international gins, along with some excellent snacking potential.
Q&A: Peri Drysdale, founder of Untouched World
No one mixes style and sustainability like Peri Drysdale of Untouched World, the only lifestyle fashion company to be recognised by the UN for sustainability.
46° below: Explore the Subantarctic Islands this summer
Kiwi Music Playlist
The perfect introduction to the sounds of Aotearoa/New Zealand, our playlist boasts over 10 hours of solid Kiwi tunes ranging from those that you’d crank out at a get-together to those that...
New Zealand's Great Walks
The best-known hiking trails are New Zealand’s Great Walks. Bookings are required during the summertime peak season for the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler tracks, and year-round for the Lake Waikaremoana, Heaphy and Abel Tasman Coast tracks.
Foiling catamarans, New Zealand SailGP team heading to Christchurch in 2022
An A-list of some of the top names in world sailing will be flying across Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour in early 2022.