A choice piece of chocolate cake

The title of best chocolate cake in New Zealand might be up for debate but there’s no doubt which is the most famous. A delicious slice of chocolate cake made in Lower Hutt, near Wellington, achieved global publicity in 2017 … 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

Best cafes in Wellington

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 fish and chips in Wellington

Wellington has a reputation for some of New Zealand’s best fine dining but the city can do fast food as well as anyone.  Its access to freshly caught fish landed at the port gives fryers the chance to cook up … 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

5 choice cafes in Wellington

Wellington boasts so many excellent cafes, it’s no wonder some don’t feature in the national Cafe of the Year awards despite being consistent top performers. Choice editor Kit Packer is a frequent visitor to Wellington and has selected five excellent … Read More