Kiwis’ favourite names for baby boys

New Zealanders’ favourite names for baby boys are short (four letters or less in many cases) and have a Victorian flavour to them. The top three choices of names could all have been plucked from Charles Dickens novels. The most … Read More

The Kiwis who want to commit – where they live

A search to find the New Zealand men and women who least want to stray in their relationships has revealed they’re easier to find in small North Island towns. Paraparaumu (population 25,000), a satellite town north of Wellington, and Kerikeri … Read More

The 10 best sports grounds in New Zealand

New Zealand has a wide variety of sports stadia to cater for all major sports, many of them helping to create wonderful crowd atmosphere. Sports writers from the NZ Herald and Radio Sport put their heads together to compile a … Read More

New Zealanders’ 10 favourite movies of all time

New Zealanders’ favourite home-grown movie is a 1994 melodrama about domestic violence, Once Were Warriors. In a poll of 500 moviegoers, critics and people working in the New Zealand film industry, Fairfax Media revealed Kiwis’ all-time top 10 feature films. … Read More

The worst names for New Zealand babies

While Choice New Zealand usually celebrates what’s best about our country, sometimes it helps our readers to make the right decisions by knowing what to avoid. And there’s arguably no better example than to know which names should not be … Read More

New Zealand’s top 10 brands

New Zealander’s most-loved brands are dominated by food and drink, a national study of favourite brands has found. More than 1,000 Kiwis were surveyed by research company Colmar Brunton about which Kiwiana brands they most loved. Collar Brunton CEO Jacqueline … Read More

The 10 Kiwi songs most loved by New Zealanders

New Zealand’s favourite song – often belted out at sports grounds to pump up crowds – is Slice of Heaven, by Dave Dobbyn and Herbs. It featured in the movie Footrot Flats and for many Kiwis, it is special to … Read More

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