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New Zealand - One last time

by Sarasml 6 years ago

Hello CHers - We are off to New Zealand next week - we are jumping to a lot of places and have a couple of reservations but let me please throw out the following places and see if there are any n...

New Zealand foodie tour - north and south island recs please

by LAfoodexplorer 6 years ago

Going to be exploring both the north and south islands over the next few weeks. Our vacations always tend to become foodie tours. Would appreciate suggestions for restaurants (hole-in-the wall to...

Interesting eats in Ponsonby, Taupo, Rotorua, Napier area?

by curioussheridan 7 years ago

Looking for a few hints of interesting food places on the North Island for our upcoming trip: Fun and unusual food in the Ponsonby area of Auckland. Good food with local produce and wines in Napi...

Christmas shopping in Auckland?

by lacontessa 7 years ago

Good morning. My husband and I will be visiting Auckland for the first time with another couple for Christmas. We will be arriving early on December 24 and leaving on December 27, and will be visit...

New Zealand Places - Any suggestions?

by Sarasml 6 years ago

Hello Dear chowhounders again - We have narrowed down our stops along the way on our adventure in New Zealand. We are looking for any recommendations for Paihia area, Wellington - we have the bee...

New Zealand - North and South Islands in December

by Sarasml 6 years ago

Hello Dear Chowhounds - We are making a trip - first time and very excited to New Zealand beginning of December for 15 days. We will start at the North end of the North Island and finish at the S...

Looking for an Asian cooking teacher in Wellington NZ

by curioussheridan 7 years ago

Does anyone know an Asian, I think Chinese woman who teaches oriental cooking and purchasing in Wellington? I've lost her info, and two of us would love to go to a class.

Mexican in NZ/Wellington

by PakaloloDreams 14 years ago

Just read an article in the Dominion Post Indulgence section about one of the few if any real Mexican restaurants in the area: Mexico Lindo at an orgainic blueberry farm in the Akatarawas. The cook...

Great breakfast spots in Auckland - trip report

by millie_g 7 years ago

We’re back from a long weekend in Auckland and want to share some great breakfast / brunch spots we found in the city centre… * Federal Delicatessen (in the casino complex, Federal St). We visi...

Australia/NZ/Solomon Islands/Fiji - want to base travel around food!

by ekim256 10 years ago

Hi everyone! I want to base my 6 week travel to Australia and New Zealand around delicious eats. Where are some areas that you recommend I "not miss" for food? I'm told that NZ has fabulous seafoo...

Sydney/Auckland on a budget

by cathee0622 7 years ago

Hi! I'm looking forward to my first trip to Australia and New Zealand next week and am just looking to get some ideas of places to eat. I'll be staying in Potts Point while in Sydney and near the U...

Dining in Auckland - trip report

by millie_g 7 years ago

This is a short summary of our great dining experiences in Auckland a fortnight back (I’ve already posted a review of brunch spots we’d tried). We decided on Mudbrick for our lunch on Waiheke Is...

Sydney and Queenstown advice

by michaelstl 7 years ago

My wife and I will be visiting Sydney and Queenstown later this year. We'll have 3 nights in Sydney and 4 nights in Queenstown. I've read the recent board threads on Sydney and Queenstown (though t...

Christchurch restaurant recommendations please

by summerbambina 7 years ago

We would love some restaurant recommendations for post-quake Christchurch for this weekend. Prior to the quakes we enjoyed Restaurant Schwass, Pedro's, Indochine (especially for ambience),Bodhi ...

Auckland lunches with kids

by sasicka 7 years ago

We'll be in Auckland with our twin toddlers in tow. We're getting them used to restaurants but dinners are still difficult and that's why we're looking for lunches. Could you advise me some plac...

Lunch ideas for Dunedin and Akaroa

by Kaisgraham 9 years ago

Will be there one day each in early March. Looking for good lunch restaurants. Thanks. No sushi!

2013 Auckland trip notes

by bradluen 7 years ago

Some highlights at the halfway point of our trip: Asian food: Tom Yum Eden is as great as ever. Duck larb does a great job of blending flavours and mixing textures. Even the pad thai is superior...

Auckland essentials?

by rschwim 11 years ago

I'll be in Auckland playing on a big music tour for the first time a few days in June. What must I not miss there? I'm particularly fond of seafood but I enjoy everything...I'm searching for local ...

2 months in Christchurch

by sasicka 8 years ago

Hi, I'll be spending 2-3 months in ChCh, NZ with my family. We'll be staying in a "unit" or whatever that is, at the University of Canterbury. I'll have a car but also a twin stroller and two 18mth...

New Zealand must dine's

by DCDOLL 8 years ago

Hello, we are visiting NZ next month from 22 Dec - 5 jan. We are going all over.. Auckland, Taupo, Napier, Wellington, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo and Christchurch. We love great food and wine (i kno...