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

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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

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

Where to find the best fruit pies in New Zealand

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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

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

20 top things to do in the North Island

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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

Top 13 places to visit in New Zealand

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Sooner or later, it seems everyone who lives in New Zealand is asked by an overseas friend or relative: “I’m coming to New Zealand for a holiday – where should I plan to go?” And it’s always a difficult call, … Read More

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