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Aotearoa metalheads Alien Weaponry join the bill for Guns N' Roses' New Zealand tour

As we gear up to welcome Guns N' Roses back to New Zealand this December, we're stoked with the great news that local legends Alien Weaponry are ...

 

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The Devál's in the details: A visit to Wānaka's premium fashion boutique

2022 is a year of expansion at Devál Boutique. What's Hot New Zealand gets acquainted with the iconic Wānaka store and finds out what’s coming ...

 

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Christchurch's Hi-Fi listening bar Monarch, and its parent King of Snake

Monarch is a sensory experience that feels like it belongs in New York, Tokyo, or London. Something special for the audiophiles among us who ...

 

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Here's who won big at the 2022 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards

Christchurch art museum Ravenscar House took the top gong, with incredible projects from round New Zealand ranking on the awards table. The ...

 

Culture | See & Do | What's On

Exhibition of Māori moving image artworks on now at Christchurch Art Gallery

Get a unique experience of Māori visual art at Christchurch Art Gallery Puna o Waiwhetū this winter, with a new exhibition showcasing a range of ...

 

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Top 18 things to do on the West Coast

Explore the West Coast on a jet boat, kayak, rubber ring, or head out under your own leg power into lush rainforest or out on top of a glacier. ...

 

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From carrots to kiwifruit, New Zealand loves its giant things

What’s up with New Zealand’s small towns and giant statues? Compensating for something? You’ve probably spotted at least a few big things in ...

 

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31 best things to do in the central North Island

Dominated by the enormous Lake Taupō and a trio of volcanoes including Mount Ruapehu, the Central Plateau is sporting a plethora of natural ...

 

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Best of the North Island: Culture

With historic and modern culture aplenty, hit up these top North Island cultural attractions, featuring art; film; architecture; and historic ...

 

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Top 20 things to do in Nelson & Abel Tasman National Park

Arty, beachy and beautiful with a bounty of activities and attractions on offer. Maybe your taste tends toward pulse-pounding white-water ...

 

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Top 10 things to do in Akaroa

This sweet, picturesque seaside village is a gorgeous holiday destination, settled by the French in 1838 and retaining a unique continental ...

 

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Top 10 things to do on Rakiura Stewart Island

Immerse yourself in the scenery on a Great Walk (or even just a regular walk), explore local beaches, and ponder the wonders of the universe as ...

 

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Top 22 things to do in Wānaka

Strap on your skis, hiking boots, or latest season heels – you’re in Wānaka, baby! This happening alpine town is famous for its winter sports, ...

 

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Top 10 things to do in Taranaki

Get amongst hiking, surfing and cycling to exploring the quirky, creative corners of Taranaki towns. The region’s extensive sparkling coastline ...

 

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Best of the South Island: Sights

Mountains! Seas! Castles, glaciers and rainforest! It’s hard to pick the top things to see in Te Waipounamu, the South Island, but we’ve got ...

 

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Top 50 things to do in the North Island

Gold and black beaches, pristine diving and snorkelling, mind-blowing views, world-class museums and some of the best craft breweries on the ...

 

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Best of the South Island: Walking

The South Island’s walks span mountains, fiords, forests, rivers and glaciers. Locals will tell you Te Waipounamu has the best hikes in Aotearoa ...

 

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Best of the North Island: Adventure

Get your thrills high in the sky or deep underground, race at high speeds over water or on two wheels. Te Ika-a-Māui, the North Island, has ...

 

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Best of the North Island: Sights

Get a load of this subtropical treasure trove of lush native bush, pristine beaches, volcanic monoliths and geothermal wonders that is Te ...

 

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Top 15 things to do in Fiordland

This World Heritage Site contains some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best untamed natural beauty. Fiordland is the perfect place to disconnect from ...

 

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Best of the South Island: Golf

If you like to stroll the green on award-winning courses surrounded by stunning scenery, Te Wiapounamu’s golf courses have plenty to offer. ...

 

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Top 14 things to do in Marlborough

This sun-drenched corner of the South Island is the largest wine-growing region in New Zealand, and you should take full advantage by visiting a ...

 

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Top 20 things to do on The Coromandel Peninsula

It’s one of the North Island’s favourite holiday destinations – ringed by golden beaches, blanketed in green valleys and beautiful rainforests, ...

 

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Top 20 things to do in the Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical paradise with myriad ways to enjoy the sparkling blue waters. It’s also home to charming towns, natural ...

 

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Top 10 things to do in the Catlins

Get off the beaten track and experience untamed nature in the raw and rugged Catlins. You’ll find gorgeous waterfalls and quirky collections of ...

 

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Top 11 things to do in Oamaru

Sometimes overlooked on the great southern road trip, Oamaru is a destination with wildlife, wine, history and future up its sleeve. Get your ...

 

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Top 20 things to do in Rotorua

Experience the healing properties of slipping into a mineral hot spring, get your pulse racing with one of Rotorua’s famous adventure ...

 

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Top 12 things to do in Mackenzie Country

Stunning landscapes to satisfy any appetite for nature, whether you’re setting out on a relaxing lakeside walk, a multi-day hike or bike ride, ...

 

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Top 10 things to do in Hawke’s Bay

The North Island’s balmy and bountiful wine country is all rolling hills and dramatic cliffs, with stunning Art Deco architecture you won’t find ...

 

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South Island best of: Adventure

The South Island is bursting with adventure activities to give you that heart-pounding rush of excitement. It’s the birthplace of jet boating ...

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