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

10 top cinemas to watch a movie

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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 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

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

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

Best cafes in the South Island

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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

10 top spots to take a photograph in New Zealand

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With the popularity of ‘smart’ phones, more photographs are being taken every day than ever before in New Zealand. But you still have to decide where you are going to take that ‘must-keep’ image that tops all others in your … Read More

25 best B&Bs in New Zealand

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TripAdvisor have named their Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in New Zealand in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The 25 Best B&Bs and Inns in New Zealand 1. Chalet Romantica Paihia 2. Bayview at 91 Whitianga 3. Acorns Wellington Bed and … Read More

25 best small hotels in New Zealand

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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

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