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Get In the Mood For New Zealand

Published February 6th, 2020

Scoping out a place to ride out the apocalypse? Want to be in a place with a lady Prime Minister? Or, just taking a magical holiday in New Zealand—there's so much NZ is famous for. Here's a few tomes to pick up, quirky films to watch, plenty of legit food to dig into & some killer tunes to get you feeling 100% Pure NZ.




  • Scribe - Not Many
  • Shihad - Home Again
  • Split Enz - I See Red
  • Fat Freddy's Drop - Wandering Eye
  • Dave Dobbyn - Slice of Heaven
  • Zed - Renegade Fighter
  • The Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme
  • SIX60 - Don't Forget Your Roots


Check out the full playlist on Spotify here



  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Whale Rider
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Utu
  • Boy
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • The Hobbit
  • Vertical Limit



  • The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
  • The Garden Party and Other Stories - Katherine Mansfield
  • A Good Keen Man - Barry Crump
  • To the Is-land - Janet Frame
  • Pounamu Pounamu - Witi Ihimaera
  • The Penguin History of New Zealand - Michael King
  • Oracles and Miracles - Stevan Eldred-Grigg
  • Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell


Eat & Drink

  • Pavlova
  • Hangi
  • Manuka honey
  • Paua
  • Pineapple lumps
  • White bait fritter
  • Fush 'n' Chups
  • Canterbury Lamb