Northland and Christchurch on Greatest Places List

Northland and Christchurch both feature on Time magazine’s third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, “and while it may not be possible to safely visit each place [on the list] just yet, they’re all well worth reading (and dreaming) about until it’s time, once again, to explore”, the publication suggests.

“New Zealand’s northernmost region is its fastest growing in terms of population. But regardless of whether visitors are there to stay – or to stay for the night – a host of new offerings are sure to delight,” Ali Wunderman writes for the magazine. “On the shores of Hokianga Harbour, Manea Footprints of Kupe is a new cultural centre and guided exhibition that tells the story of Kupe through performance, film and large-scale artworks.”

“Ten years after a devastating earthquake razed much of the city, Christchurch is fully in recovery mode, welcoming hotel, restaurant and public-space openings almost every month. The transformation can be best viewed with a walk along the new 1.9km-long Otakaro Avon River promenade,” Jessica Wynne Lockhart writes.

Original article by Ali Wunderman and Jessica Wynne Lockhart, Time, July 20, 2021.

Photo by Tiaana Anaru.

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