When the government legislated an end to the logging of native timber in NZ, it was the West Coast that was the hardest hit.
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Waikanae is Reuben Bonner's spiritual home in many ways - it's where his "Nana" still lives and he has many pleasant memories from a sunny childhood there.
A complete learn to sail course is five three hour practical lessons aboard endless summer with Penny.
The Kapiti Coast and much more...
There's more than gold and greenstone in the mountains of the West Coast - there's also a stone that is unique to that part of the world. Reuben Bonner has that story
Savannah Bay overlooking mighty Lake Taupo is possibly the most distinctive and unique lifestyyle development in New Zealand. We sent Reuben Bonner to investigate.
Our capital is not our largest city (that honour goes to Auckland), but it's a vibrant ...
'You have to go and speak to that guest in the front row of the group wedding picture,' the bride hissed at me. 'Tell her to turn her engagement ring round or take it off: it's bigger than MINE.'
John Cleese famously said “if you wish to kill yourself but don’t have the courage to, ...
Northland is one of New Zealand's most creative regions. The natural beauty, isolation, strong cultural tradition and diversity of this vast region are factors which foster a rich creative environment for people working in various fields of the art sector