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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 Market in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday morning since 1972, the open-air Salamanca Market has lured hippies and craft merchants from the foothills to fill the tree-lined expanses of Salamanca Place with their stalls. Fresh organic produce, …
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Christchurch

Tannery

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 Market in Launceston

Harvest

Excellent weekly gathering of organic producers and sustainable suppliers from around northern and western Tasmania. Craft beer and cider, artisan baked goods (including locally baked Manu bread), cheese, Mt Directi…
Top Choice Toys in Latrobe

Reliquaire

After a fire destroyed its Gilbert St outlet, this marvelously eccentric shop and cafe relocated to a 19th-century mansion nearby. Customers travel here from Devonport and beyond to source a huge range of quality im…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Deloraine

Deloraine Creative Studios

The arts and crafts being produced in this artist-operated studio space are a cut above many galleries and craft shops on the island. Wander around to see artisans at work in their open studios – if you like the fin…
Top Choice Homewares in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Third Drawer Down

It all started with its signature tea-towel designs (now found in MoMA in New York) at this 'museum of art souvenirs'. It makes life beautifully unusual by stocking absurdist pieces with a sense of humour as well as…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Launceston

Design Tasmania Shop

Seeking to snaffle a souvenir to take home? The wonderful shop at the Design Centre Tasmania stocks a huge array of artisan-made objects, with a particular emphasis on furniture and homewares made from local wood – …
Top Choice Food in Launceston

Stillwater Providore

In the loft above Stillwater Restaurant at Ritchie’s Flour Mill you’ll find this excellent repository of good things for the home, kitchen, stomach and soul. There are shelves full of food and wine (and books about …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Katherine

Mimi Aboriginal Art & Craft

Aboriginal owned and not-for-profit, Mimi is arguably Katherine's best Indigenous art centre. It's a small but carefully chosen collection of works from the Katherine region, as well as the Tanami Desert and all the…