Living World

Young & Fast

New Zealand has a proud tradition of producing world class motor racing drivers. Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Scott Dixon are just a few who have blazed a trail on overseas race tracks. Now the next generation of speedsters from around the world is coming here for a series that’s fast gaining a reputation as a finishing school for up-and-coming talent.



Sep - Oct 2013


Pollen Island

Motor Racing

Auckland Domain




Auckland's green heart

In 1845 Governor George Grey set aside 80 hectares of central Auckland for a park. On the crest of an ancient volcano, it is a memorial, a recreation space, a green heart for the city and its citizens.

Travel & Adventure

Into the Chasm

Water pounds my chest and face. Bracing with my legs against the mossy wall, I try to pendulum on the rope and sidestep out of the water, but it has me pinned to the spot. After years of rock climbing I thought abseiling would be the easy part, but this feels all wrong...

Living World

The wilderness next door

Within sight but out of mind of thousands of weekday commuters who thunder along Auckland’s North Western motorway, Motu Manawa/Pollen Island may be the most overlooked of New Zealand’s marine reserves. But among its mangroves, salt marshes and cockle banks thrives a community of modest critters going about their business—an ecological hotspot on the doorstep of the city.

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