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Lonely Planet: Auckland best city to travel to in 2022

During what is an incredibly challenging time for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s visitor economy, today the industry has some positive news to celebrate after being named the number one city to visit next year in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2022.

Mexican restaurant Margo's celebrates first birthday in Queenstown

It’s fiesta time in Queenstown as quirky Mexican-inspired restaurant Margo’s celebrates its first birthday.

RAAF to display its new F-35A Lightning II fighter jet at Warbirds Over Wanaka

A major coup for New Zealand’s premier Airshow. The Royal Australian Air Force has confirmed it will be displaying its new F-35A Lightning II fighter jet in New Zealand for the first time at next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.

Waikanae Pool to open in golden milestone summer

It’s synonymous with summer in Kāpiti and this year when the Waikanae Pool opens it will be celebrating a special milestone.

Waikanae Pool opens on 1 November for its fiftieth season, a significant anniversary for one of Kāpiti’s most loved summer destinations.

NZ start-up empowers Kiwis to grow-their-own vegetables

Kiwis keen to get their green fingers moving, save money and be more self-sufficient can start their own gardening journey thanks to an innovative seed delivery service and digital growing guide complete with a world-first rewards system.

Flaxmere skate plaza design unveiled

3D drawings and a fly-through video of the new Flaxmere skate plaza have been released today.

The design is the result of consultation with more than 200 skateboarders, scooterers, school students and parents, as well as Flaxmere residents.

Exhibition opens up a view 'Through Female Eyes'

An exhibition of Waikanae artist’s Gillian Cronin’s bold colourful acrylic paintings celebrating the lives of ordinary women in the world’s developing countries, "Through Female Eyes", opens at the Taupō Museum this Saturday 30 October.

National Film Unit celebrates 80 years

Rarely seen online film footage is now available to view as Archives New Zealand celebrates 80 years since the National Film Unit was formed.

Totara Reserve Regional Park open for camping

Tōtara Reserve, the region’s only regional park, opened for camping over the weekend.

More to explore in Kerikeri

More public access in Kerikeri means Te Tahawai Stream Track can lead you all the way through to Waianiwaniwa (Rainbow Falls) and beyond.