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

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

The Kiwis who want to commit – where they live

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

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

Best cafes in Hawkes Bay

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 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

Best fish and chips in Hawkes Bay

It would be tragic if Napier’s Port Ahuriri, home for a fleet of commercial fishing trawlers, wasn’t also an excellent source of fresh fish for the region’s best fish and chip shops. Thankfully, many of Hawkes Bay’s restaurants and takeaways … Read More

Best pies in New Zealand

A bacon and egg pie with golden pastry and mouth-watering flavour has been judged the best pie in New Zealand. It was awarded the title of Supreme Award winner at the 20th annual Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards. The … Read More