Competitions: Win a Luxury holiday at Oke Beach House


Win a luxury 2-night stay at Oke Beach House in the gorgeous Bay of Islands - worth $2900!

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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: Arrowtown


Surrounded by natural beauty, Arrowtown is a charmingly preserved gold-mining settlement.

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Events: Mercury Bay Music Festival


Be inspired at the Mercury Bay Music Festival, a family-friendly festival bringing the world of musical talent to Mercury Bay

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Waiheke Walking Festival 2015
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Mercury Bay Music Festival 
Fri, June 03, 2016 - Sun, June 05, 2016
Venues around Whitianga, Mercury Bay

Tremains Art Deco Festival 2016 
Wed, February 17, 2016 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Various venues around Napier

Nelson Arts Festival 2015 
Wed, October 14, 2015 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Various venues around Nelson

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