7 best places to buy black pudding

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Black pudding is an acquired taste for some but for many, it’s become a regular feature of breakfasts and even salads. Fidel’s Cafe in Cuba St, Wellington, for instance, offers black pudding as the central feature in one of its … Read More

5 best places to buy English-style pork pies in New Zealand

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Ex-pat Brits and visitors from the United Kingdom often pine for homely treats such as the Melton Mowbray-style pork pie. To much delight, and often after much searching, they can find expertly-made pork pies throughout the country, often made by … Read More

5 of the best Cornish pasties in New Zealand

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Cornish pasties were said to have been invented to provide an easy-to-carry meal for tin miners in the English county of Cornwall. These days they are a hearty feed for Kiwis who have been converted, often by ex-pat British friends … Read More

Where to find the best bacon in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s best bacon is a shoulder bacon produced by a butcher on the Coromandel Peninsula. Thames Valley Bacon was honoured at the 9th annual 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Awards held in Christchurch, winning the 2016 best … Read More

The best ham in New Zealand

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Want to try the slice of ham judged to be the best in the country? Find a way to buy a Manuka honey cured ham from Dunedin’s Akaroa Butchery and Deli on Banks Peninsula. Their champion ham was honoured at … Read More

10 top spots to take a photograph in New Zealand

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With the popularity of ‘smart’ phones, more photographs are being taken every day than ever before in New Zealand. But you still have to decide where you are going to take that ‘must-keep’ image that tops all others in your … Read More

The 10 best seafood treats in New Zealand

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With more than 10,000 kilometres of coast and clean waters, New Zealand is a natural source of excellent seafood. Here are some great ways to sample New Zealand seafood at its best. 10 best seafood treats in New Zealand Paua … Read More

25 best B&Bs in New Zealand

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TripAdvisor have named their Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in New Zealand in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The 25 Best B&Bs and Inns in New Zealand 1. Chalet Romantica Paihia 2. Bayview at 91 Whitianga 3. Acorns Wellington Bed and … Read More

10 top swimming holes in New Zealand

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It’s a Kiwi summer tradition – grabbing your towel and togs and heading to wherever you can dip, dive and drop into some water, but where are the best places to go? Ten of the country’s favourite summer swimming holes … Read More

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