Ice realm ... Canterbury Museum.

Footsteps frozen in time

In search of details about her intrepid great-grandfather, Flip Byrnes delves into a goldmine of Antarctic history.

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Choice stays ... Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet, Wanaka.

Rising stars

New Zealand's coterie of luxury lodges continues to grow, renovate and reinvent. Max Anderson reports.

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Bites to eat ... Christchurch restaurateur Javier Garcia.

Whiff of spice sends city wild

Christchurch and the nearby Waipara Valley have built a reputation for new dining ventures courtesy of chefs bringing the world back home, writes Erin O'Dwyer.

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Worth keeping ... a cabin along the Banks Peninsula Track.

Nature and nurture

The gentle art of walking combines with can-do conservation and creativity on the Banks peninsula, writes David Knox.

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