A really good time

In an extract from the 21-published Lonely Planet title Discover New Zealand, which highlights the very best the country has to offer, the guide says: “You probably already know how ludicrously photogenic New Zealand is.” “You may also know that adventure sports rule here. Then there’s New Zealand’s anti-nuclear stance, its rich Maori culture, its passion for rugby, its abundant sheep, its sauvignon blanc … But there’s one aspect of Aotearoa that you probably haven’t counted on — the extent to which the average New Zealander will genuinely want you to have a really, really good time. As a Maori proverb suggests: He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! (What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people!) Discover New Zealand is released throughout the United States on November 15.


Tags: Discover New Zealand  Lonely Planet  

Auckland Creatives Give Condé Nast a City Tour

Auckland Creatives Give Condé Nast a City Tour

Auckland-based designer Lillie Toogood and husband Dirk Paetzold are helping shape the story of New Zealand now for an international audience. The pair were recently interviewed by Condé Nast Traveler for…