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Along with half of Auckland, I recently escaped the hustle and bustle and made my way down to picturesque Queenstown.   People usually associate Queenstown with snow-capped mountains, Instagrammable hot tubs and burgers, but I was determined to uncover another layer...

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Full noise In Dunedin

Full noise In Dunedin

No other New Zealand city does history and heritage like Dunedin. Former banks and insurance company buildings are stately reminders of Victorian-era prosperity, and the 19th-century warehouses used to store lamb and wool before export also add a northern European...

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Axe marks the spot

Axe marks the spot

Axe throwing and beer. What could possibly go wrong? Thankfully the first stop on Auckland's newest beer tour is a palate cleanser before imbibing at two of the region's best breweries, and despite my father being a competitive...

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Hawke’s Bay A-Z

Hawke’s Bay A-Z

It’s an exciting time for beer in the Bay.  The Hawke’s Bay beer scene is going from strength to strength.  Our beers are picking up awards and our venues are evolving.  If you haven’t been here in a while, make...

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Nelson: NZ’s spiritual home of craft beer

Nelson: NZ’s spiritual home of craft beer

For me, Nelson is the spiritual home of craft beer in New Zealand. It is where Mac’s first kicked it all off, and it is also where our tasty hops come from. I had a family Christmas in Nelson this summer, so I took the opportunity to re-acquaint myself with the craft...

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Scooters, pints and pubs in paradise

Scooters, pints and pubs in paradise

  Jono Galuszka’s four days in Christchurch were a mix of bold, busy and plain bonkers. Here's his diary: Friday, noon: There is something about the flight from the North Island to the South which always makes me incredibly thirsty. The frothy clouds above the South...

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Ultimate Wellington Bucket List

Ultimate Wellington Bucket List

Steph Coutts from Craft Beer College takes you on an insider’s journey around Wellington’s finest breweries, bars and cafes. Beer is so deeply embedded in the capital culture you can start your taste journey long before you hit the central city. Flying to Wellington...

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20 stops on a pub crawl around NZ

20 stops on a pub crawl around NZ

This is not a definitive bucket list, more my cut-and-paste for the next time someone asks me about my favourite beer. The answer often depends on where I am… 1. Try a barrel-aged beer from 8 Wired: Out now and tasting divine is Fistful of Cherries. 2-4. When...

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