11 must-see places in New Zealand

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It’s always fun to draw up a bucket list of places to visit in New Zealand, especially if your list includes a few choices that others might not readily have thought of. Travel blogger Megan Conway put together her own … Read More

The 10 best places to fish in New Zealand

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Whether you want to chase marlin in the Bay of Islands or use a fly to catch a trout in a lake, New Zealand can offer all types of challenge to keen anglers.  Deep seas, surf, rivers, streams and lakes … Read More

The best sausages in New Zealand

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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 7 top places to watch whales and dolphins in New Zealand

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Visitors to New Zealand are often amazed how easy it is for them to get close up to whales and dolphins in the coastal seas and fiords that are their home.  The South Island is the best place to see … 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

Where to find the best vegetarian pies in New Zealand

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Despite New Zealanders’ fondness for meat pies, bakers are coming up with tasty pastry-filled pies for vegetarians. The annual Bakels Supreme Pie Awards include a keenly-contested section for vegetarian pies and winning a Gold Medal is one of the 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

10 top spots to take a photograph in New Zealand

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With the popularity of ‘smart’ phones, more photographs are being taken every day than ever before in New Zealand. But you still have to decide where you are going to take that ‘must-keep’ image that tops all others in your … Read More

Where to find the best beaches in New Zealand

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Everyone in New Zealand seems to have their favourite beach and Kiwis will passionately argue for their chosen strip of sand. Top-selling weekend newspaper the Herald on Sunday asked its readers to help decide which was the best beach in … Read More

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