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

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

The 10 best family beaches in New Zealand

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

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

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

Where to find the best fruit pies in New Zealand

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

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

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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