Stores, Malls or Markets in South Island

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    Potherbs

    by kris-t Updated Feb 20, 2011

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    You will not have any problems with vegetables and market gardening there, but some kind of greens are not so used in NZ like in Europe. For example it was not easy to find some fennel for russian borsch I have cooked there...

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    General NZ shopping: Don't come here to shop

    by amandajayne81 Written Feb 7, 2009

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    Don't come to NZ to shop up big. There is so much more there to spend you money on than boring stuff you can buy everywhere else and for much cheaper. BUT if you are wanting genuine NZ products you can't go past the woollen clothing and the possum fur clothes. It is quite expensive but very good quality.

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    Kiwi stuff to buy home

    by SLLiew Updated Feb 7, 2007

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    What to buy: Found that souvenir are not cheap in New Zealand. But since one has come so far, best to spend a bit to take some back for memories and for friends and relatives.

    The T-shirts and caps of New Zealand logos, fern leaf, kiwi and rugby team are cool.

    Popular things to buy are tiki (Maori traditional ornaments) made from nephrite greenstone, whale bones or imitation cheaper plastic version, wood carving, paua shell items, cute kiwi bird souvenir, sheep skin product, honey product and NZ chocolates.

    Fresh fruits of the season (apples, strawberries, cherries, kiwi fruits) and vegetables (asparagus) are greatly appreciated by your welcoming home team at the airport.

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    A Little Bit of Kiwi Art Gallery: High Class Art to buy

    by kiwi Written Apr 29, 2006

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    If you like some very nice art with a New Zealand theme, you should stop bye here if you are in Central Otago. Featured artists seem to specialise in local South Island and wildlife scenes. A great momento to take home from your trip here. Otago scenes are always well liked for their colour and texture, a very unique part of the world.

    Open 10am - 4pm daily during summer, and Tues - Sun winter months.

    What to buy: Art with scenes from local regions and also of wildlife.

    Interesting kiwi art for sale
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    Weekend Market at Christchurch: Maori Craft

    by pepples46 Updated Jan 16, 2006

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    opens every Weekend, Rain or Shine all the Stalls are roofed so no problem there
    but there is a Pounamu Factory at Hokitika, at the West Coast.....the prices are lower there
    you can't miss it..the Building is full of Mural, have a look at the sec. pic

    What to buy: Wood and Bone Craft, Pounamou..NZ Jade jewlery as well as Paua shell craft. objects for daily use such as Fruitbowls, small to large carved from Kauri wood

    What to pay: depends, but from US$15.- a small item could be yoursft

    local art and craft Pounamu Factory at Hokitika
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    In the hostel: Free Food Shelf

    by dln6874 Written Jun 13, 2004

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    Check out the free food shelf in hostels everyday to save on food. Many people leave stuff like bread, pasta, sauces, etc. Lots of unopenned stuff get left too. Try to be around when the hostel staff cleans out the fridge (days when this is done is usually posted) so you can get first dibs.

    What to pay: $0

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    Souvenirs

    by kris-t Updated Feb 20, 2011

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    I do like local Souvenirs shops... in a small towns especially - they have some endemic spirit...
    and it's a pitty I haven't buy any broad-brim !

    What to pay: about $72 for a broad-brim

    NZ broad-brim
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    Marlborough Wineries: Wines of the South Island

    by pepples46 Updated Dec 11, 2003

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    Seifried Winery in Nelson

    What to buy: Wine........red and white.......of course, they send it in all parts of the world

    What to pay: NZ$ from 12.- to ...

    Seifried Winery
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    Temuka Pottery: Areamap

    by pepples46 Updated Dec 11, 2003

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    What to buy: fine Pottery for all daily use, Coffee Mugs an easy Gift to bring Home

    What to pay: Coffee Mugs and small plates..around US$ 6.- and upwards for bigger items

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