A general view of Eden Park during the Four Nations match between England and Papua New Guinea at Eden Park on November ...

Into the scrum

From Nelson to Dunedin, Mark Chipperfield nominates the highlights of the Rugby World Cup — on and off field.

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A special moment with warriors

IT MIGHT be OK for a beefy Wallaby to stare down a bunch of powerfully built Kiwis as they launch into a ferocious, blood-curdling haka - but for those of us not built like Nathan Sharpe, it's intimidating.

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South Island splendour ... Matakauri Lodge overlooks Lake Wakatipu and snow-capped mountains;

Kiwi beauties from the inside out

Our trans-Tasman neighbours have established an international reputation for luxury lodges in remote locations. Amanda Woodard visits the latest addition to the collection, while Sarah Maguire returns to the place where it all began.

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Hotel. Lake Okareka and the lodge

Ask and you shall receive

At a luxury lodge near Rotorua, Max Anderson discovers no request is unreasonable for the resident butler.

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TRA 2 OCT. Split Apple Retreat, Nelson NZ. Supplied.

In splendid isolation

Max Anderson surveys the rise of Kiwi luxury lodges and defines the winning formula of style, wilderness and character.

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