The best hot cross buns in New Zealand

Bakers are working harder to come up with award-winning hot cross buns as sales boom in the run up to Easter.  With some hot cross buns going on sale a couple of months ahead of Easter (and some bakers offering … Read More

25 great places to pick your own fruit

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Every summer, New Zealand’s climate and fertile soil combines to help produce some of the world’s best fruits, especially berry fruits. Throughout the country, farms and orchards sell from the gate, farm shop or cafe on site, and many encourage … Read More

10 top cinemas to watch a movie

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Among the string of chain-owned multi-screen cinema complexes, New Zealand still has some classic old theatres that provide more than just a seat, a bowl of popcorn and a couple of hours of escapism. The movie industry boomed in the … Read More

11 must-see places in New Zealand

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It’s always fun to draw up a bucket list of places to visit in New Zealand, especially if your list includes a few choices that others might not readily have thought of. Travel blogger Megan Conway put together her own … Read More

The 10 best family beaches in New Zealand

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The 10 best family-friendly beaches in New Zealand have been identified by one of the country’s leading travel advisors. The Automobile Association’s aatraveller.co.nz, which publishes more than three million travel guides and maps each year, set out to help New … Read More

The 10 best places to fish in New Zealand

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Whether you want to chase marlin in the Bay of Islands or use a fly to catch a trout in a lake, New Zealand can offer all types of challenge to keen anglers.  Deep seas, surf, rivers, streams and lakes … Read More

The best sausages in New Zealand

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They call them bangers, snarlers and barbeque fodder but some butchers are taking New Zealand sausages to new culinary heights. The best butchers plan and experiment for months before entering the annual Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition in the … Read More

New Zealanders’ favourite places to go cycling

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With more than 10,000 votes cast from keen New Zealand cyclists, the nation has chosen its favourite place to go riding. The best cycle ride in New Zealand is on a disused railway line in the South Island, according to … Read More

10 top water experiences in New Zealand

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Northland’s Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve is one of the best water adventures in New Zealand, says travel guide Lonely Plant. The Poor Knights reserve has received wide recognition for its beauty and range of dives. Aquatic legend Jacques Cousteau … Read More

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