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18 Nov 2019

Novotel Christchurch Airport to open this month

Christchurch salutes the opening of the $80 million Novotel Christchurch Airport and welcomes its guests to the city. More than 3.5 tonnes of food and over 2000 bottles of South Island wine are ...

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13 Nov 2019

Cuisine announces annual list of top NZ restaurants for 2019

An extra eight restaurants will feature in Cuisine magazine’s annual Cuisine Good Food Guide this year, swelling the list to 108 restaurants for the first time. Of the top 108, restaurants ...

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12 Nov 2019

NZ Opera to tour Marriage of Figaro in 2020

New Zealand Opera will bring a new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in June and July as part of its 2020 programme. Director Lindy Hume and ...

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12 Nov 2019

Q&A: Liam Bowden of Deadly Ponies

You know a Deadly Ponies bag as soon as you see it. What’s Hot New Zealand talks to designer Liam Bowden about what inspires him, and about his label’s fab new space in Christchurch’s iconic ...

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12 Nov 2019

Q&A: Iva Davies of Icehouse

The power of ‘search’ has delivered Icehouse and its lead singer, Iva Davies, a slew of young fans to swell its concert audiences. Iva tells What’s Hot New Zealand how hard it is to pick a set ...

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8 Nov 2019

Simple Minds, OMD to tour in 2020

Musical giants Simple Minds will play three concerts in New Zealand in December 2020 – Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on December 9, Wellington’s TSB Arena on December 11 and A Day on the Green ...

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7 Nov 2019

Q&A: Harry Wayne Casey of KC & the Sunshine Band

Harry Wayne Casey gave his name and boundless musical talent to the legendary KC & the Sunshine Band. Ahead of bringing the heat to A Summer’s Day Disco in January, he tells What’s Hot New ...

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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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