Rotorua is well renowned as a melting pot of hot pools and geothermal springs. Alexia Santamaria set her sights on discovering some of the other attractions hidden around this unique North Island destination.
Over the past few years, the small Manawatū township of Foxton has been quietly reinventing itself as arts and heritage destination. MCD senior writer Claire Smith heads back to her hometown and is impressed with the changes.  
Ten minutes outside of Russell lies a cornucopia of delights, where nature thrives, and flora and fauna run abundant. MCD editor Catherine Milford encounters trails of every kind, from human walking ones to special ones for the indigenous wildlife.