True North

ASK A NEW ZEALANDER about their favourite beach and their response will inevitably be accompanied by “and it’s virtually deserted”. When it comes to beaches, we don’t do pebbles and we don’t do crowds – we prefer acres of sand all to ourselves. Just as well there’s no shortage of such places – here are 10 of the finest in the Far North.

Beirut food tour

Beirut is not a polished and predictable destination, it’s a thrilling culinary and cultural revelation. Immerse yourself in the many layers of this intriguing city and you’ll be richly rewarded.