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.