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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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…