The 7 top places to watch whales and dolphins in New Zealand

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Visitors to New Zealand are often amazed how easy it is for them to get close up to whales and dolphins in the coastal seas and fiords that are their home.  The South Island is the best place to see … Read More

Our guide to the best fish and chips in New Zealand

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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 Kiwis who want to commit – where they live

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A search to find the New Zealand men and women who least want to stray in their relationships has revealed they’re easier to find in small North Island towns. Paraparaumu (population 25,000), a satellite town north of Wellington, and Kerikeri … Read More

Where to find the best fruit pies in New Zealand

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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

20 top value-for-money places to stay in New Zealand

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Whakatane tops a list of 20 places to stay in New Zealand where visitors can expect value for money. Online hotel search site Trivago compared all New Zealand’s main centres, taking into account the average overnight price for a standard … Read More

Cruise passengers name their favourite New Zealand ports

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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

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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

7 best places to buy black pudding

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Black pudding is an acquired taste for some but for many, it’s become a regular feature of breakfasts and even salads. Fidel’s Cafe in Cuba St, Wellington, for instance, offers black pudding as the central feature in one of its … Read More

5 best places to buy English-style pork pies in New Zealand

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Ex-pat Brits and visitors from the United Kingdom often pine for homely treats such as the Melton Mowbray-style pork pie. To much delight, and often after much searching, they can find expertly-made pork pies throughout the country, often made by … Read More

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