25 great places to pick your own fruit

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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

The best oysters in New Zealand

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Many consider New Zealand oysters to be the best in the world and the most famous are Bluff oysters from the southern tip of the country. But pacific oysters grow around much of New Zealand’s coast and there are many … 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

Where to find the best pies in Auckland

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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