25 great places to pick your own fruit

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

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

The 10 best family beaches in New Zealand

The 10 best family-friendly beaches in New Zealand have been identified by one of the country’s leading travel advisors. The Automobile Association’s aatraveller.co.nz, which publishes more than three million travel guides and maps each year, set out to help New … 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

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

The 10 best sports grounds in New Zealand

New Zealand has a wide variety of sports stadia to cater for all major sports, many of them helping to create wonderful crowd atmosphere. Sports writers from the NZ Herald and Radio Sport put their heads together to compile a … 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

5 of the best Cornish pasties in New Zealand

Cornish pasties were said to have been invented to provide an easy-to-carry meal for tin miners in the English county of Cornwall. These days they are a hearty feed for Kiwis who have been converted, often by ex-pat British friends … Read More

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