Airs 4pm, Saturday 16 December 2017 on SBS. Adam explores New Zealand’s North Island, where he discovers its most famous export crops and gets a taste of Māori tradition.
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4 Jul 2014 - 2:47 PM  UPDATED 8 Nov 2017 - 11:25 AM

Adam explores New Zealand’s North Island, starting in the majestic kauri forests in the north. He visits Dargaville, the kumara capital of New Zealand, and then a kiwifruit farm in Te Puke. At Rotorua, he is invited to a traditional Māori "Hāngi" and then joins an impromptu game of rugby. After visiting a farm running shorthorn cattle, Adam heads to the coast to experience another New Zealand tradition, the "bach", a modest holiday shack. A dish of roast Shorthorn beef with kawakawa on the deck overlooking the ocean marks a perfect end to his North Island trip.

 

Recipes

Yoghurt pikelets and kiwifruit jam
Māori Hāngi
Roast Shorthorn beef with kawakawa

 

Thank you

  • Charles Royal, Kinaki Maori Food Tours,  +64 7 346 3122, Rotorua, NZ 3040
  • Debbie & Dennis Robinson (kiwifruit growers), +64 7 573 8500, 413 No. 1 Rd, RD2, Te Puke, NZ 3182
  • Morton’s Shorthorn, +64 7 552 0250, Morton Road, RD4, Katikati, NZ 3178
  • The Kumara Box, +64 9 439 7018, 503 Pouto Rd, Dargaville, RD1, Northland, NZ 0371
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, +64 7 366 6333, 201 Waiotapu Loop Rd, RD 3, Rotorua NZ 3073
  • Waipoua Forest, +64 9 439 6445, (Waipoua Forest Visitor’s Centre) Waipoua River Rd, RD6, Waipoua Forest, Northland NZ 0376
  • Bach (holiday home), +64 275 628 819, State Hwy 35, Te Kaha NZ 3199