Local traditions and culture in South Island

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    Whitebait-A local delicacy

    by amandajayne81 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Whilst my Grandparents had learnt about whitebait from reading Footrot Flats comics and my Italian/Australian friend swears they sometimes get it in Sydney I had learnt about whitebait being a West Coast of NZ must try in an autobiographical book I read about 6 months before our trip.

    I bought my white bait sandwich having no idea what it would look like and was quite shocked when it cost over 10 NZD!

    It paid not to think about eating the whole fish but really it tasted fine. I don't think I would have some everyday but if someone gave me another one I would eat it without hesitation. Definitely try it.

    I bought mine in Haast where there were several cafes selling it.

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    Bra Fences

    by DSwede Written Aug 10, 2010

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    While the 'original' bra fence was located on a country farm fence outside of Cardrona, due to popularity and some controversy, bra fences have come and gone.

    Originally the landowners of the Cardrona fence line left the bras, which gained some attention by passing motorist. Controversy led to their removal, which in turn increased its public exposure. Each time the bras came back, they came in greater numbers.

    There are some other Bra Fences to be seen in the country side, so just keep you eyes open! For example this one pictured was on the west coast, north of Haast.

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    Lemon and Paroa - The local softdrink

    by amandajayne81 Written Feb 7, 2009

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    When I lived in NZ in 1996 my host family loved this drink. At the time it didn't do much for me. Mind you I don't really like softdrink. Anyway I made my fiance sample some and I tried it again and must admit it isn't too bad. Hard to know what to compare it to really. Just try it for yourself. Available EVERYWHERE.

    I have attached a website that mentions the drink as well as many other Kiwi customs.

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    Christmas at the Beach

    by pepples46 Updated Oct 5, 2003

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    2. Christmas Day..Boxing Day, after the Christmas Day, presents where unwrapped, boxes trown away, Boxing Day is ....BeachDay..everbody who can walk, drive or get walked, driven..finds the Beaches in NZ of both Islands. the water temp. is different from the north to the deep south..Akl: has around 16-18 water temp. CHCh around 14-16deg and Dunedin around 14deg..brrrrrbut, one will have a lot of space...Beaches Galore in NZ
    good for playing Beach volleyball, Cricket, Touch Rugby. great food goes without saying, all day.
    and with any luck, the NZ Christmas Tree...Pohutekawa is in full red Blossom*

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    Gottfried Lindauer..1839-1926...

    by pepples46 Updated Feb 9, 2004

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    Gottfried Lindauer..1839-1926 first artist who portrait Maori People in New Zealand
    Huria Matenga 1909

    to be seen at the Suter Gallery in Nelson

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    Letterboxes

    by pepples46 Written Nov 4, 2003

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    you see along the Roads you travel. big ones small ones, with company or without. the owners often a mile away, needing the car to get the bills, or leaving them for an other day

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    Southern Son

    by pepples46 Updated Oct 5, 2003

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    Grahame Sydney..Painter. he can paint like a photographer takes the picture.. his beloved Maniototo, the Region of the lower South Island-Otago
    have a look at his website below

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