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

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

5 of the best Cornish pasties in New Zealand

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

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

20 top things to do in the North Island

There’s an abundance of things to do and places to see when you’ve got time to tour the North Island of New Zealand. Here’s a list of 20 suggestions made by travel site newzealandholidaytravel.com. 20 top things to do in … Read More

10 top places to raise a family in New Zealand

New Zealand is often rated one of the best places in the world to raise a family but where in the country is the ideal place to settle? Westpac Bank’s REDnews looked at education, crime rates, unemployment rates, and lifestyle … Read More

The best sausages in the North Island

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 fish and chips in the Waikato

The Waikato’s best fish and chips can be found in Cambridge, only a 20-minute drive from Hamilton. They are made by a team of fryers led by two qualified chefs who won for Cambridge’s Queen Vic Chipping the regional title … Read More

Best cafes in the Waikato

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

12 top places to find good hotels in New Zealand

Nelson is the best place to find good hotels in New Zealand, according to an analysis of 160,000 reviews by visitors using travel website Wotif. The city’s accommodation topped a list of New Zealand centres with a review score of … Read More