Peppers Portage – Queen Charlotte cycle track

Right on the doorstep of Peppers Portage Marlborough Sounds is one of the latest additions to the New Zealand Cycle Trail, the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track. The Queen Charlotte Track is the 21st Great Ride on the ‘New Zealand Cycle Trail’, a national project to build a world class network of predominantly off-road trails that showcase the very […]

Matariki Night Sky – Hobsonville Point Festival

On Friday, 12 July, Hobsonville Point will host its very first Matariki celebration, Matariki: Night Sky. This free event will give families the opportunity to enjoy a picnic dinner and be entertained by wonderful storytelling and performances by local musicians. Then as darkness falls, the only lantern parade featured in this year’s festival will begin […]

Tourists help to map New Zealand

Often criticised for taking their fair share while on the road, freedom campers are now ‘giving back’ by helping to map local amenities all across New Zealand, thanks to a free smartphone application developed by a Christchurch man. Available for free via Google Play and the App store, CamperMate uses the GPS function of smartphones […]

New Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort

Queenstown’s Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort got the thumbs up at the soft launch on Saturday 27 April when members of the local biking community got to check out the newly-constructed trails. Some last minute rain ensured the trails were ‘bedded in’ and locals of all ages and experiences took to the trails with vigour. From […]

Mt Ruapehu FREE 2013 Season Pass

The ski season is being made more accessible for families than ever before thanks to Mt Ruapehu’s discounted season passes available for the month of April, as well as free passes for two children under 10 years of age, with one paying adult. The exclusive offer, which aims to enable young families to visit the […]

CTC Aviation to escalate global expansion

CTC Aviation, the airline training and pilot resource company based in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, has announced ambitious plans to expand globally as it releases new research revealing huge anticipated growth in the aviation sector, and unprecedented demand for new pilots. To capitalise on this, over the past 12 months, it has invested […]

The Big Book of New Zealand Wildlife

by Dave Gunson New Holland, $39.99 The Big Book of New Zealand Wildlife is the most comprehensive collection of birds, animals, insects, fish, plants and fungi available for readers aged 7 to 14 years old. Talented author and illustrator Dave Gunson introduces over 400 species through his incredible lifelike, colourful illustrations – some are in […]

Searching for Groundswell

by Paul Hersey A New Zealand surfer’s road trip. Kiwi surfer, Paul Hersey, sets out to find the country’s most iconic waves and secret surf breaks. Along the 15,000km of NZ’s coastline, from his surfing roots in Northland right through the freezing waters of Dunedin, and findin the hidden beaches in different parts of the […]

Pinot Noir – The New Zealand Story

by John Saker with stunning photography by Aaron Mclean Move over Sauvignon Blanc! Saker argues the case for his beloved Pinot Noir most convincingly and eloquently in this book. Random House – $49.99 (Views: 1023)

New Zealand Adventure Guide

Our Editor @ Large, Shane Boocock has published one of the best Adventure guides we’ve seen (no, we’re not biased!). Published by New Holland, the guide is due for release in November. Pre-order your copies through us so that you have them in time for Christmas stockings! At only $45, this is great value for […]