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

The best cheeses in New Zealand

With some of the best milk in the world with which to work, New Zealand cheesemakers are building a reputation for making some of the best commercial and artisan cheeses in the world. The best of the best are judged … Read More

The best sausages in New Zealand

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

Best milkshakes in New Zealand

As the world’s biggest exporter of milk products, it’s hardly surprising that Kiwis love to drink so much of it. They drink it neat, full fat, low fat, calcium-enriched or in any other number of ways. But milk comes into … Read More

Our guide to the best fish and chips in New Zealand

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

6 of the best hot sauces in New Zealand

New Zealand has a growing reputation for making world-class hot sauces, winning a combined haul of 11 medals at the 2016 World Hot Sauce Awards. The American-based World Hot Sauce Awards are considered the most prestigious and coveted Chilli awards … Read More

Where to find New Zealand’s best cafés

New Zealand’s best cafe serves organic coffee roasted in Dunedin and its menu includes raw and vegan dishes. And after only six months in business, it’s beaten more than 700 rivals for the title of the country’s top cafe. The … Read More

Cruise passengers name their favourite New Zealand ports

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

7 best places to buy black pudding

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

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