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

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

20 top things to do in the North Island

There’s an abundance of things to do and places to see when you’ve got time to tour the North Island of New Zealand. Here’s a list of 20 suggestions made by travel site newzealandholidaytravel.com. 20 top things to do in … Read More

Finding the best steak in New Zealand

A sirloin steak cut from an Angus cow in Hawera has been chosen as the tastiest steak in New Zealand. The piece of meat won a $5,000 award and the 2016 Steak of Origin trophy for Taranaki couple Brendon and … Read More

The 10 top scenic drives in New Zealand

If you are looking for a leisurely New Zealand holiday then the country’s roads offer a fantastic opportunity to see outstanding scenery close-up.  New Zealand Autocar magazine has published its top 10 roads trips, based on the quality of scenery, the … Read More

5 of the best places to surf in New Zealand

New Zealand is spoilt for choice when it comes to great surf beaches. With 10,000 kilometres of coast facing the big swells of the Pacific and Southern oceans New Zealand offers spectacular and world-renowned surf conditions. But you don’t have … Read More

Best cafes in Taranaki

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

25 best small hotels in New Zealand

TripAdvisor have named their Top 25 Small Hotels in New Zealand in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The 25 best small hotels in New Zealand 1. Waipoua Lodge Waipoua Forest 2. Mangapapa Hotel Havelock North 3. Gables Lakefront Motel Taupo … Read More

Best fish and chips in Taranaki

Sea, surf and fish and chips – they go together well. The black sands of the North Island’s West Coast provide the sea and surf but they have also drawn plenty of fast food operators keen to look after the … 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

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