The North Island mountain is to get the same rights as people and, amid environmental concerns, the Māori community hopes this will mean tourists treat it with care.
Epic trail in the wild south was once a path to inner peace but popularity has trampled its tranquillity
Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including
Thirty years after the TranzAlpine was launched, Susan Grossman boards one of the world’s most scenic trains at Christchurch, before completing her trip on North Island’s Northern Explorer
It is the largest kauri tree in the world and being up close to ‘the lord of the forest’, a sacred Maori site, is a powerful experience
In New Zealand, a community cafe serving traditional Maori food – including smoked eel spines and foraged herbs – is building a strong following across all communities
It’s cool-as, cute, culinarily blessed and compact. Wherever you are in the Kiwi capital, chances are you’re a 10-minute stroll from the next place you want to be
The national flag consideration panel has published its list of four alternative designs, to be voted on in a public referendum