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Top reasons tourists don't like New Zealand

Expensive transport and unfriendly staff make the list.

For $65 you're taken on a 360 degree virtual reality adventure.

Dinner served up with the help of virtual reality

At one Wellington restaurant, you can see your food being made without leaving your seat.


Weet-Bix vs Weetabix battle goes to court

Sanitarium is battling to stop a small shop from importing British ceral Weetabix.

Conservators say the cake still looks edible.

Hundred-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctic hut

Conservators say the cake still looks edible.

It also gives women priority seating.

Melbourne vegan café introduces 'man tax'

It also gives women priority seating.

Little Kiwi and the Dinosaur

Books on the menu at McDonald's

Kiwi kids are lovin' it, if 'it' is books.

For 10 years Chris Brown has ruled supreme.

Chris Brown is NZ's best butcher

All he talks about is bacon, his wife says.

Couple toasting with wine in cafe

Wine company faces charges for fake labels

It's accused of making false statements about the vintage and origin of its wine.

Be careful not to lather too much on your toast, though.

Vegemite, Marmite could lead to less stress and anxiety

Be careful not to lather too much on your toast, though.

Pie Awards, Taupo

This pie has been voted New Zealand's best

You won't want to ruin this pie with tomato sauce.

Cabbage listeria

Listeria outbreak in Ready to Eat 'Muscle Fuel' meals

The meals affected are 'Vegetarian Chickpea and Pumpkin Rosti on Spinach Salad' and 'Turkish Style Chicken & Rice'.

Food and Beverage

Cheap supermarket gin rated best in the world

A bottle costs less than $20.

Kava is prepared.

Surfing the kava wave - without wiping out

Surging demand and short supply has driven prices up, but at what cost for the South Pacific diaspora?


Viagra coffee recalled due to health risk

We all need a little buzz to get up and go in the morning.

McDonald's Greenlane is on board, with more locations expected to be announced in coming wees.

McDonald's joins up with UberEats for delivery

There's a strict 10-minute delivery zone so the food stays hot.

Kumura - expensive!

Kumara prices kept high to ensure supply at Xmas

Kumara growers are hinting that prices may lower at some point very soon.

The new Goodness Knows bar.

Mars releases first new chocolate bar in 20 years

The new treat is similar to a Florentine and has low calories.

Mince on toast is common in New Zealand cafes and homes.

Brits disgusted at Kiwi culinary classic

Mince on toast has been labelled an "abomination" and a "monstrosity".


Countdown issues recall of 'Select Fruit & Seeds Muesli'

The batch may contain yogurt coated sultanas, chocolate chip pieces and peanuts, which are not part of the declared mix.

Consumers can find out exactly where their eggs came from.

Country's largest free range egg producer to start stamping its eggs

Ever wondered where your breakfast of eggs on toast originally came from?