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Here's who won big at the 2022 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards

Christchurch art museum Ravenscar House took the top gong, with incredible projects from round New Zealand ranking on the awards table. The ...

 

Culture | What's On

Royal New Zealand Ballet's Cinderella rebels against 21st Century materialism

A dream team of Royal New Zealand Ballet creators has come together to add something spectacular to a new telling of the Cinderella ...

 

Culture | See & Do | What's On

Exhibition of Māori moving image artworks on now at Christchurch Art Gallery

Get a unique experience of Māori visual art at Christchurch Art Gallery Puna o Waiwhetū this winter, with a new exhibition showcasing a range of ...

 

Culture

Q&A: Resin artist Ann Ciciani

Ann Ciciani tells us a little bit about art, resin, her dog, and getting ready for the Christcurch Art Show. Tell us a bit about you – who is ...

 

Culture

Q&A: Industrial artist Duncan Nash

Duncan Nash takes a break from working with his tin sculptures to tell us about his life, and preparing for The Christchurch Art Show. Tell us ...

 

Culture | What's On

World of WearableArt is back for 2022, and tickets are on sale now

The visual spectacular stage production is bringing the magic back to Wellington this September. It was a gutting year for World of WearableArt ...

 

North Island | Stay | Word on the street

Bamboo bikes spring up at Auckland hotel

One of Auckland's newest hotels, voco Auckland City Centre, yesterday upped its eco-friendly game by launching a fleet of bamboo bikes for ...

 

Culture | Word on the street

Your NZ Music Month 2022 playlist, sorted

What started out as a way to get more homegrown tunes on the radio all the way back in the year 2000 is now a fully-fledged, 31-day celebration ...

 

Shopping | People

Q&A: Superette’s Rickie Dee and James Rigden

Rickie Dee and James Rigden started contemporary fashion boutique Superette when they were 21. Two decades later, they've accumulated a fair ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Artist Bruce Mortimer

From his studio in Wellington, Bruce Mortimer produces excellent artworks in many different styles, from fine art photography to expressionistic ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Artist Janna van Hasselt

Christchurch artist Janna van Hasselt tells What's Hot New Zealand about dreaming big, and drawing inspiration from a preschooler’s ...

 

Culture | What's On | Word on the street

See design on the big screen at the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival

Gape in wonder at marvels of modern architecture and be engrossed in tales of design innovation at the Resene Architecture & Design Film ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Stay | Word on the street

Unique boutique hotel opening in central Christchurch

Christchurch's The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is getting better all the time, and the latest phase of its post-earthquake upgrade includes ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Drag diva Buckwheat

Drag diva Buckwheat is a joyous, welcoming presence who makes a splash at any occasion. What's Hot New Zealand met the man behind the makeup, ...

 

Shopping | People | Word on the street

Q&A: Fashion designer Caitlin Crisp

Caitlin Crisp is an up-and-coming star of New Zealand fashion. Her timeless, easy-to-wear pieces are in trendy boutique windows around the ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 18 things to do on the West Coast

Explore the West Coast on a jet boat, kayak, rubber ring, or head out under your own leg power into lush rainforest or out on top of a glacier. ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | North Island | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

From carrots to kiwifruit, New Zealand loves its giant things

What’s up with New Zealand’s small towns and giant statues? Compensating for something? You’ve probably spotted at least a few big things in ...

 

Top 10 things to do in Timaru

This South Canterbury town has a lot going on, from culture, history and art to some excellent shopping and a great bar scene. Nature is on full ...

 

NZ Info | Food & Drink

Must-visit small town cafés around New Zealand

Road trippin’? We’ve got the coolest, quirkiest little places to stop at for a decent cup of coffee with friendly service and a pretty outlook. ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | North Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

31 best things to do in the central North Island

Dominated by the enormous Lake Taupō and a trio of volcanoes including Mount Ruapehu, the Central Plateau is sporting a plethora of natural ...

 

Word on the street

Te Pae Christchurch awarded gold standard for sustainability

Christchurch's new convention centre has gained official recognition for its trail-blazing sustainability efforts, taking home a Gold ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | North Island | Culture | See & Do | Travel Guides

Best of the North Island: Culture

With historic and modern culture aplenty, hit up these top North Island cultural attractions, featuring art; film; architecture; and historic ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 20 things to do in Nelson & Abel Tasman National Park

Arty, beachy and beautiful with a bounty of activities and attractions on offer. Maybe your taste tends toward pulse-pounding white-water ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 10 things to do in Akaroa

This sweet, picturesque seaside village is a gorgeous holiday destination, settled by the French in 1838 and retaining a unique continental ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 10 things to do on Rakiura Stewart Island

Immerse yourself in the scenery on a Great Walk (or even just a regular walk), explore local beaches, and ponder the wonders of the universe as ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 22 things to do in Wānaka

Strap on your skis, hiking boots, or latest season heels – you’re in Wānaka, baby! This happening alpine town is famous for its winter sports, ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | North Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 10 things to do in Taranaki

Get amongst hiking, surfing and cycling to exploring the quirky, creative corners of Taranaki towns. The region’s extensive sparkling coastline ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Best of the South Island: Sights

Mountains! Seas! Castles, glaciers and rainforest! It’s hard to pick the top things to see in Te Waipounamu, the South Island, but we’ve got ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | North Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 50 things to do in the North Island

Gold and black beaches, pristine diving and snorkelling, mind-blowing views, world-class museums and some of the best craft breweries on the ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Best of the South Island: Walking

The South Island’s walks span mountains, fiords, forests, rivers and glaciers. Locals will tell you Te Waipounamu has the best hikes in Aotearoa ...

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