Of all the places in New Zealand, Auckland has arguably been hit hardest over the past two years. Multiple lockdowns in a city of over 1.7 million people has led to big changes for many – but Aucklanders are nothing if not a resilient lot. Catherine Milford discovers that with change comes evolution, and Tāmaki Makaurau has plenty to offer those visiting our biggest city.
Once a rehabilitation centre for alcoholics and drug addicts, Rotoroa Island is now open to the public, offering a full day of discovery, or a kicked-back, peaceful getaway. Eleanor Hughes shares her recent experience.