11 must-see places in New Zealand

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

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

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

Cruise passengers name their favourite New Zealand ports

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

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

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

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

Best cafes in the Bay of Plenty

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

Where to find the best beaches in New Zealand

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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