10 top cinemas to watch a movie

Among the string of chain-owned multi-screen cinema complexes, New Zealand still has some classic old theatres that provide more than just a seat, a bowl of popcorn and a couple of hours of escapism. The movie industry boomed in the … 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

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

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

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

The best cafes in Auckland

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 out … Read More

10 top places to raise a family in New Zealand

New Zealand is often rated one of the best places in the world to raise a family but where in the country is the ideal place to settle? Westpac Bank’s REDnews looked at education, crime rates, unemployment rates, and lifestyle … Read More

Where to find the best pies in Auckland

Aucklanders love their pies – there’s a pie shop on just about every shopping strip and in almost every gas station. In recent years, bakers have added to the range of pies made, with gourmet selections joining the traditional mainstays … Read More

The best sausages in the North Island

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

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

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