Our magazine is evolving! Over the last couple of editions, we have witnessed a slick new look being unrolled, and increased diversity of coverage in all things related to travel in this beautiful country. Read on now as we reveal New Zealand in all its winter glory. I’ve been thinking about how travel marks transitions in our lives. We set off on these trips to be transformed. As Lyn Cheyne discovers in “Puanga, a spiritual celebration”, these travels may not visibly change you, but they can change how you feel, how you think. Snow fueled adventures abound - “Uncharted Territory” is a first-hand account sharing the rush of heli skiing. Rosemary Neilson’s Winter Sports feature details all you need to know to have a memorable ski holiday anywhere in New Zealand. I find the sport of Snow Kiting particularly intriguing – it’s similar to Kite Surfing, but on snow! Slice of Heaven is exactly that; an intimate look at two of New Zealand’s premiere luxury lodges, Terrace Downs and Poronui Lodge. Wish list, bucket list, call it what you like, just put a stay at either of these destinations on yours and make it happen. Discover The Lost Spring, in Coromandel - a magical and secluded retreat that combines the restorative powers of nature’s own geo-thermal hot springs with modern spa culture. Yes please! Head to Marlborough for an interesting read on the Karearea, New Zealand’s only endemic bird of prey, and the efforts of the Marlborough Falcon Trust to ensure the continuation of this magnificent but dwindling species. It may be winter, but there’s more than snow on offer. 90 Mile Beach is home to some of the best sand dune riding you could ever hope for. Join Patti Brown in Northland and find out why it’s such a hot spot year round. It’s fair to say, that any time of year is a good time to visit New Zealand.