Native Parks : Motorhome Havens

5th edition, Discover NZ, meet real Kiwis, slash your trip costs. Savvy travellers who want to meet the locals and save money while holidaying in New Zealand will benefit from a new network of Kiwi hosts. Native Parks brings together a list of rural properties that allow tourists to park their motor-homes or campervans overnight […]

National Parks of New Zealand

New Holland, $19.99 Leading NZ photographer, Rob Suisted, delivers a magnificent portrait of NZ’s national parks. All 14 parks are represented.


By Lauraine Jacobs With its glorious coastline, gentle hinterland, vineyards, sculpture park, marine reserves and lodges, the Matakana region, an hour north of Auckland, is fast becoming Auckland’s playground. The sleepy village of Matakana has been transformed in the last three years into a bustling centre with cafes, restaurant, chic shops, bakeries, inc cream parlour […]

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation: New Zealand Stories Marco Sonzogni, RRP$34.99, Random House Differing interpretations can define and bind us, as we know from the Treaty of Waitangi! These stories riff on this ambiguity of understanding, from our colonial past to the current day. Written by a mix of leading authors and edited by Marco, an award-winning […]

Down, Across & Up

By Genevieve & Kerrin Revell A heart warming Kiwi adventure story that follows a young couple who set out to conquer the coastline of New Zealand armed with their horses, a campervan for support, a tent and a cameraman. The journey took them over 5,000kms through some of NZ’s most spectacular scenery, but the going […]

Cycling Auckland

Cycling Auckland : Technical know-how and bike trails around the city and environs by Catherine Smith New Holland, $29.99 Whether you want to keep fit, get around town quickly and sustainably or you fancy the Eurpoean-style of urban biking and the Frocks on Bikes trend – Cycling Auckland has everything you need to get going. […]

Arawata Bill

by Ian Dougherty Exisle Publishing, $29.99 The story of legendary gold prospector William James O’Leary – Third Edition. The story of a pioneering folk hero; a colourful tale of adventure, discovery and survival in the remotest areas of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. O’Leary’s life (1865-1947) spanned a period of NZ history when the country was […]

Auckland wins cruise award

Auckland has been named Best Turnaround Destination by the world’s leading cruise line executives, capping off a record cruise season. The award from Britain’s Cruise Insight magazine is based on a survey of industry leaders and ranks Auckland as the ultimate destination to start or end a cruise. The accolade was announced at the annual […]

CamperMate App

Travelling Buddy In The Palm Of Your Hand The Department of Conservation today welcomed the launch of CamperMate – a new smartphone application that allows users to access important local information through their mobile phone, free of charge, as they travel around New Zealand. Developed by mobile technology company Mogeo, in partnership with DOC, CamperMate […]

SKYCITY Casino Royale Ball

SKYCITY has signed up as a Gold Sponsor of the 2013 American Express Queenstown Winter Festival in support of the SKYCITY Casino Royale Ball. Scheduled for Saturday 22nd June and to be staged at the newly-upgraded Queenstown Memorial Centre, the ever popular Ball’s return to the programme is expected to be well received. American Express […]