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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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…