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Capture and share picture-perfect Punakaiki by video

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Maruia Hot Springs double victory at the 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards

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Paparoa Track bookings open today

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.” 📷Photo by @chris26130 #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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Blue rivers for days on the West Coast Of New Zealand. 📷Photo by @nzcoastie #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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Lake Kaniere in the early morning. 📷Photo by @ellencayford #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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The famous Hokitika driftwood sign. 📷Photo by @nz_blog #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊

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July 18, 2019

Capture and share picture-perfect Punakaiki by video

Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast, so the opportunities for Insta-friendly photos or widely shareable videos are here in force.
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July 10, 2019

Maruia Hot Springs double victory at the 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards

Last year Maruia Hot Springs was first recognised at the global awards as a "country winner" and now is elated to have stepped up to a "continent winner.”
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July 8, 2019

AWARD WINNING WORK INSPIRED BY RODNEY BELL’S EXCEPTIONAL LIFE HEADS ON TOUR

After a hugely successful tour in 2018 that included 32 performances in theatres, prisons and Marae, Rodney Bell returns with his award-winning performance work Meremere, heading to even more centres this July and August.
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June 12, 2019

Paparoa Track bookings open today

Great Walks 2019/20 bookings are now open, including the new Paparoa Track.
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May 31, 2019

Using a drone on the West Coast of New Zealand

If you visit the West Coast of New Zealand, your drone will definitely be put to good use. There are specific requirements for drone flights in the region that you need to know.
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May 30, 2019

Franz Glacier Vehicle Access Reopens

The Department of Conservation has reopened access to the Franz Josef Glacier Valley.
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