The best hot cross buns in New Zealand

Bakers are working harder to come up with award-winning hot cross buns as sales boom in the run up to Easter.  With some hot cross buns going on sale a couple of months ahead of Easter (and some bakers offering … Read More

The best sausages in New Zealand

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

7 best places to buy black pudding

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

Best cafes in the South Island

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

Best cafes in Canterbury

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

The 10 “luckiest” places in New Zealand

A list of the 10 “luckiest” places in New Zealand suggests the most fortunate of all is a Waikato town famous for its collections of Kiwiana. The residents of Otorohanga (population 2,700) win more money per head in the national … Read More

Best fish and chips in South Canterbury

One of New Zealand’s top award-winning fish and chip shops is in the South Canterbury town of Waimate. To help identify the best fish and chips in New Zealand, we’ve drawn on many sources including which fryers have taken awards … Read More

Best sausages in the South 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