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Stories: Living the Dream in Twizel


Twizel sprang into being in 1968, as a town for workers on the hydro scheme. Now it's a fantastic base for holidays, with lakes, cycleways and Aoraki on the doorstep. Michelle Paterson tells us about bringing retro character to a hydro cottage.

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Guides: Far out - amazing places in the far north


Our bucket list for the tip of the top

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Events: New Zealand Ocean Swim Series


Swim at 7 stunning locations around New Zealand, with distances to suit all ages and abilities

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The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast
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Taupo Ultramarathon 
Sat, October 15, 2016
Various start locations, Kinloch and more

Visa Wellington On a Plate 2016 
Fri, August 12, 2016 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Various venues around Wellington

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Sat, September 10, 2016
Whitianga Marina Reserve, The Esplanade, Whitianga

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