The 7 top places to watch whales and dolphins in New Zealand

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Visitors to New Zealand are often amazed how easy it is for them to get close up to whales and dolphins in the coastal seas and fiords that are their home.  The South Island is the best place to see … Read More

Our guide to the best fish and chips in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s best fish and chip shops have been identified through a series of national competitions, revealing the best fryers in six regions. The country’s Best Chip Shop competition reveals a national champion with the best fish and chip shops … Read More

Where to find the best fruit pies in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s abundance of locally-grown fruit means bakers have many options when it comes to dreaming up mouth-watering recipes for award-winning pies. In recent years, fruit pies have fared well at the baking industry’s premier event for pie makers, the … Read More

The 10 best sports grounds in New Zealand

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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

Cruise passengers name their favourite New Zealand ports

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Four New Zealand ports have dominated awards for the top cruise ship destinations in Australia and New Zealand. The inaugural Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards named Tauranga, Auckland, Akaroa and Dunedin among its Top 5 cruise destinations for Australia and New … Read More

The best oysters in New Zealand

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Many consider New Zealand oysters to be the best in the world and the most famous are Bluff oysters from the southern tip of the country. But pacific oysters grow around much of New Zealand’s coast and there are many … Read More

Where to find the best vegetarian pies in New Zealand

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Despite New Zealanders’ fondness for meat pies, bakers are coming up with tasty pastry-filled pies for vegetarians. The annual Bakels Supreme Pie Awards include a keenly-contested section for vegetarian pies and winning a Gold Medal is one of the best … Read More

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