Top Choice Art in Raglan

Toi Hauāuru Studio

Run by local artist Simon Te Wheoro, this excellent gallery and shop is located 2km from Raglan on the road from Hamilton. Contemporary artwork and sculpture with a Māori influence as well as pounamu (greenstone) ca…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Christchurch


In a city mourning the loss of its heritage, this postearthquake conversion of a 19th-century tannery couldn't be more welcome. The Victorian buildings have been jooshed up in period style, and filled with boutique …
Top Choice Arts in New Plymouth


Fabulous Kiwi crafts, jewellery, art and design, plus regular gallery exhibitions, in a lovely shopfront on the main drag. It's the perfect spot to pick up an authentic NZ souvenir.
Top Choice Music in Auckland

Real Groovy

Masses of new, second-hand and rare releases in vinyl and CD format, as well as concert tickets, giant posters, DVDs, books, magazines and clothes.
Top Choice Market in Auckland

Otara Flea Market

Held in the car park between the Manukau Polytech and the Otara town centre, this market has a palpable Polynesian atmosphere and is good for South Pacific food, music and fashions. Take bus 472, 487 or 497 from 55 …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Queenstown


Showcasing really cool NZ-made art and craft, Vesta is full of interesting prints, paintings, glass art and gifts. It's housed in Williams Cottage (1864), Queenstown’s oldest home. It's worth visiting just to check …
Top Choice Clothing in Auckland


Iconic NZ label much sought after by local and international celebs. Also in Ponsonby and Newmarket.
Top Choice Jewellery in Auckland

Royal Jewellery Studio

Work by local artisans, including beautiful Māori designs and authentic pounamu (greenstone) jewellery.
Top Choice Books in Auckland

Unity Books

The inner city's best independent bookshop.
Clothing in Rotorua

Maori Made

Traditional and contemporary Māori design merge at this excellent shop showcasing work from several local designers. Apparel, homewares, weaving and jewellery are all represented, and much of the work is uniquely av…