Hollywood Holidays in Aotearoa

NZ was allegedly the holiday destination of choice for a slew of A-list celebrities over the summer. Bill Gates spent Christmas quad-biking at Ahipara with his son, while actors Jack Nicholson and Charlize Theron reportedly spent time on Waiheke Island and there were rumours of Johnny Depp hitting the surf beaches up north. “We’re proud he came here,” said Ahipara Suparette manager Sunita Patel of Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and one of the richest people in the world. Ahipara is a small town at the southern end of Ninety Mile Beach in Northland.


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…