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THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT HANDICRAFTS PRACTICED IN NEW
ZEALAND. THEREFORE THERE ARE A WIDE VARIETY OF SOUVENIRS TO
CHOOSE FROM. SHOPPING CAN BE DONE IN THE LARGE SHOPPING
COMPLEXS & MALLS OF THE CITIES & LARGER TOWNS, IN MARKETS,
ROADSIDE STALLS & IN SPECIAL ARTS & CRAFT CENTRES FOUND
THROUGHOUT NEW ZEALAND.

SOUVENIRS AND THINGS TO BUY INCLUDE SHEEPSKINS AND SHEEP
SKIN PRODUCTS, CAR SEAT COVERS, BOOTS, COATS AND HATS.
WOOLLEN GOODS, SWEATERS, BLANKETS, TRAVEL AND FLOOR RUGS.
CARVED WOODEN ARTICLES, BOWLS, TRAYS, PLATES AND GOBLETS.
MAORI CARVED OBJECTS SUCH AS GOURDS AND WATER DECANTERS.

JEWELLERY CAN BE FOUND FASHIONED FROM UNUSUAL MATERIALS,
BONE, WOOD, GREENSTONE, JADE, OPAL & FROM THE BEAUTIFUL
TRANSLUCENT PAUA SHELL. LEATHER GOODS HAVE A PARTICULAR
REPUTATION. POSSUM & DEER SKINS & CHAMOIS LEATHER ARE
USED TO MAKE COATS, BAGS, HATS & CLOTHING. OTHER SOUVENIRS
INCLUDE PERFUMES MADE FROM NATIVE FLOWERS, HONEY, WINES
AND LIQUEUERS.

DIVIDED INTO NORTH AND SOUTH ISLAND. THERE ARE MANY
OPPORTUNITIES TO SHOP. ON THE NORTH ISLAND IN AUCKLAND THE
MAIN SHOPPING AREA IS CLOSE TO THE HARBOUR. ALSO THE
COLONIAL VILLAS OF PARNELL VILLAGE ARE DESIGNER STORES AND
CRAFT SHOPS. THERE IS ALSO A CHINESE ORIENTAL MARKET AND
THE VICTORIA PARK MARKET.

ON THE NORTH ISLAND AT THE BAY OF ISLANDS PAIHIA THE
LARGEST TOWN OFFERS MANY SPECTACULAR CRAFT SHOPS WHERE
POTTERY AND PARTICULARY WOVEN GOODS CAN BE PURCHASED. THERE
ARE AT KERIKERI MANY ROADSIDE ORCHARD STALLS. CAMBRIDGE HAS
THE LARGEST ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTRE IN NEW ZEALAND.
WELLINGTON OFFERS MODERN SHOPPING FACILITIES AT COURTENAY
BAY AND LAMBTON QUAY. AT EASTBORNE THERE ARE MANY ARTS AND
CRAFTS SHOPS.

THE SOUTH ISLAND IS KNOWN FOR ITS JADE. AT ROTORUA THERE IS
A MAORI ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTRE. AT CHRISTCHURCH THE
UNIVERSITY IS NOW AN ARTS CENTRE AND THERE IS ALSO A
WEEKEND MARKET THERE. THE MALBOROUGH AND NELSON REGIONS ARE
RENOWNED FOR THEIR ARTS AND CRAFTS, GLASS, POTTERY, WOVEN
GOODS AND COLONIAL PAINTINGS TOGETHER WITH MANY COMMERCIAL
AND SMALL BOUTIQUE WINERIES.
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