Tour of Auckland

The Flight of the Conchord’s manager Murray Hewitt, Aucklander Rhys Darby, introduces the Guardian‘s Sarah Bourn to New Zealand’s largest city and his favourite place, One Tree Hill. “I used to go there a lot as a kid: my Mum would take me up there and I’d do the skateboard track, and then she’d let me loose for a couple of hours and I’d run with the sheep,” Darby explains. He gets his bearings from the Sky Tower and heads to Ponsonby Pies for a steak and cheese. Formerly a soldier, Darby performed his first solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002, after which he moved to the UK. His next big role is as Jim Carrey’s boss in the upcoming film, Yes Man.


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Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

American broadcaster CNN offers up an “insider’s guide to Aotearoa’s must-see destinations, including some off-the-beaten-track gems”. Starting at the top of the North Island, CNN’s Lucy Corry recommends Cape Reinga where: “You’ll…