Passing panorama: New Zealand’s glory from a train window

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

Insider’s guide to Auckland: a multicultural melting pot by the sea

Surrounded by beaches and volcanoes, with a thriving arts scene in between, local journalist Hannah Spyksma shows us around the diverse cultures that make up this beautiful Polynesian city

The lure of Ohau, New Zealand

This tiny South Island resort has just one lift, but the snow in August and September is brilliant – and, if you pick your week, it can feel like your own private mountain

Instagram snapshots: shadows and reflections in New Zealand

Capturing the amazing scenery of New Zealand’s North and South Islands, photographer Nico Babot waits for sunrise or sunset for the most dramatic shots

how disaster sparked Napier’s art deco renaissance

After the ruinous Hawke’s Bay earthquake, rebuilding a city in the midst of the Great Depression seemed impossible. But through artistry and enterprise, Napier became home to the highest concentration of art deco buildings in the world