Where to find the best bacon in New Zealand

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

Best cafes in the South Island

With thousands of excellent cafes in New Zealand, it’s always difficult to work out which are the best to try, especially if you are new to a place. Thankfully, the annual New Zealand Cafe of the Year awards help sort … Read More

Best cafes in Canterbury

With thousands of excellent cafes in New Zealand, it’s always difficult to work out which are the best to try, especially if you are new to a place. Thankfully, the annual New Zealand Cafe of the Year awards help sort … Read More

10 top spots to take a photograph in New Zealand

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

25 best B&Bs in New Zealand

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

Where to find the best pork in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best pork product has been judged to be a pulled pork offered by a butchery in Dunedin. The Agora Butchery and Deli was honoured at the 9th annual 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Awards held in … Read More

20 top things to do in the South Island

New Zealanders and visitors to the country often debate the merits of the North and South Islands. Frankly, the best way to reach your own conclusion is to visit both! There’s an abundance of things to do and places to … Read More

The 5 great train journeys of New Zealand

Trains provide a relaxing and absorbing way to see New Zealand. Compared to other countries, New Zealand is a relatively light user of rail for city commuting but it provides some stunning opportunities for passengers who want to see the … Read More

Best Christmas mince pies in New Zealand

Canterbury bakeries make the best Christmas mince pies, according to the results of a national competition to find who bakes the festive fare the best. The top 10 mince pies (as judged by an expert panel) include four baked in … Read More

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