He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
As you travel throughout NZ you will come to realise the truth behind this Maori proverb, and more than likely it will be as you partake in the legendary Kiwi barbie. Naturally, there will be some other key elements present, but it will be the friendly banter, kind faces and genuine interest in you, and your story that will leave the lasting impression.
The Barbie is a Kiwi institution, and the essentials that facilitate this cultural experience include, Watties tomato sauce which will be sitting in prime position on the table. Steak, fresh kaimoana (seafood), and bangers (sausages) will be served with bread, alongside yummy coleslaw. You’ll be offered a nice cold can of beer, a glass of stunning NZ sav or a deliciously fizzy LnP (a soft drink, world famous here in NZ). Six60 will be playing from UE Boom (look them up!), and the mozzies will be biting at your ankles, but the gold will be the people.