Pegasus Bay celebrates its 30th vintage of excellent wine

Food & Drink - People - Word on the street

Pegasus Bay Winery, one of the original and definitive Canterbury wineries, released its first wines in 1991. But its story starts in the 1970s ...

 

The perfect summer destination: Whitianga & The Coromandel

Destinations - North Island - See & Do

If you’ve never spent a summer holiday in one of the North Island’s favourite getaway spots, what are you waiting for? With a history as a ...

 

New Zealand restaurant highlights

Food & Drink

Our national restaurant scene has come leaps and bounds in recent decades, finally doing justice to the fact that some of the best food in the ...

 

New Zealand's Top 5 Bars

Food & Drink - See & Do

There’s not much better than a killer drink and a bangin' venue to drink it in, and we’re pretty spoilt for choice around New Zealand’s main ...

 

Where to find New Zealand's best filming locations

See & Do

New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery has always been the backdrop to native Kiwi cinema, but our down under, all-locations-covered wonderland is ...

 

Christchurch City's best cycleways

See & Do

Christchurch boasts 60 kilometres of cycleways and shared trails, meaning there’s a path to explore from most parts of this humming city. If you ...

 

Christchurch's shiny new convention centre is getting a shiny new piece of public art

Culture - Word on the street

The stunning white ngutu (ceremonial entranceway), will welcome visitors to Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, and be the location of formal ...

 

Hey Australia, the travel bubble is coming and you’d better book in now

NZ Info - See & Do

If there’s one thing we learned in New Zealand in the last year, it’s that the good tourism stuff sells out fast. Last year, with international ...

 

Don't miss NZ Opera's Semele in an exclusive big screen showing

Culture - What's On

New Zealand Opera has gone full multimedia with this cinematic treat! It's Semele on the big screen, it's showing just three special fundraising ...

 

Open Christchurch - one weekend of architecture

Culture - What's On

Open Christchurch is a revolutionary architecture festival, geared around giving people access to the buildings of Ōtautahi. What's Hot New ...

 

Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist)

Culture - What's On

Ralph Hotere was a prolific figure in New Zealand art through the late 20th Century, charting his journeys around Aotearoa and the world and ...

 

Christchurch Art Show

Culture - What's On

At Christchurch’s largest art show you can view and buy original artworks from established and emergent New Zealand artists. Thousands of high ...

 

Sake drinking etiquette

Food & Drink

What's Hot New Zealand has the answers to all your questions about sake. Say it right It’s pronounced ‘sah-kay’ not ‘sah-key’. What’s in a cup? ...

 

Wellness sabbaticals

Stay - Wellbeing

With the rat race ramping up stress levels, many of us are forgoing a little income and taking a wellness sabbatical: grind-avoiding getaways in ...

 

Wānaka: a scenic fashion hub

Destinations - Shopping - See & Do

Fashionistas will want to jot this one down in your travel plans: New Zealand has an epic shopping destination all our own, and it’s nestled ...

 

Heat your foodie spaces with this season's colours

Shopping - Word on the street

Resene consultant Rebecca Long tells What's Hot New Zealand how to bring some fire into your kitchen – and dining area – with a lick of ...

 

Q&A: Estère

Culture - What's On

In a spare moment on her new album tour, Estère took a moment to talk psychology and inspiration with What's Hot New Zealand. Your new album ...

 

Bravo Amici

Culture - What's On

The world’s first opera band, Amici Forever, was founded by New Zealand tenor Geoff Sewell, and he now brings his group of international West ...

 

The Veils Nux Vomica tour

Culture - What's On

Hailing from Auckland's Devonport, these indie rockers released their second album, Nux Vomica, in 2006, marking a darker, heavier and more ...

 

The Pink Floyd Experience

Culture - What's On

Delivering a world class show for 22 years, The Pink Floyd Experience has become a household name in New Zealand and Australia, a breathtaking ...

 

Giselle

Culture - What's On

The quintessential romantic ballet, Giselle first toured New Zealand to sell-out audiences in 2012, and has captivated audiences and critics the ...

 

Hands-on jewellery with Debra Fallowfield

Shopping

Dunedin-based Debra Fallowfield is a straight-to-the-matter type of jeweller – she’s unpretentious, good for a laugh, and she gets shit done. ...

 

Tips and tricks for hosting a plant-based dinner party

Food & Drink

Here’s a pro tip for your next gathering: rather than worrying about options for your vegan guests, just create a plant-based menu for everyone. ...

 

Q&A: Lorna Coll - Volts

Culture - What's On

What's Hot New Zealand talks new music and festivals with Lorna Coll, vocalist for Christchurch band Volts. You released your first single ...

 

Lou Heller's 5 autumn wardrobe must-haves

Shopping

Stylist extraordinaire Lou Heller says this season she's really focusing on luxurious items that can be worn every day, finding that casual look ...

 

5 minutes with Bernice Olderwagen

People - Wellbeing

What's Hot New Zealand chats to New Zealand’s top Dermapen therapist Bernice Olderwagen about her award-winning treatment, the importance of ...

 

Alien Weaponry and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra mega-gig coming to Hamilton and Christchurch

Culture - What's On

Aotearoa stars Alien Weaponry, hailed as one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world, are getting together with NZSO for two special ...

 

Snowboxx Festival comes to Wanaka this September in collaboration with Rhythm & Alps

Culture - What's On

The epic annual Snowboxx event held in Avoriaz, France and now R&A organiser Alex Turnbull is bringing it to Aotearoa. Shapeshifter, ...

 

Q&A: Paul The Kid

People

After nearly three years in London, reggae/ska artiste Paul The Kid is back home in Auckland and dropping some mighty fine summer tunes. What's ...

 

Foiling catamarans, New Zealand SailGP team heading to Christchurch in 2022

See & Do - What's On - Word on the street

An A-list of some of the top names in world sailing will be flying across Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour in early 2022. ChristchurchNZ has ...

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