New Zealanders’ favourite places to go cycling

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With more than 10,000 votes cast from keen New Zealand cyclists, the nation has chosen its favourite place to go riding. The best cycle ride in New Zealand is on a disused railway line in the South Island, according to … 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

The Kiwis who want to commit – where they live

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A search to find the New Zealand men and women who least want to stray in their relationships has revealed they’re easier to find in small North Island towns. Paraparaumu (population 25,000), a satellite town north of Wellington, and Kerikeri … 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

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

Best cafes in the South Island

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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

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