As World Cup fever grips the nation, non-rugby fans can seek solace in events that have nothing to do with chasing oval balls around a field.
From 19-22 October, foodies will converge on Victoria Park for Taste of New Zealand, a massive culinary festival featuring signature dishes from top New Zealand restaurants, chef demonstrations, a produce market and entertainment courtesy of a grand bandstand under the direction of Peter Urlich.
Today's the last day to secure earlybird tickets; premium passes worth $70 are going for $55 and include entry plus $40 of "crowns", the festival currency used to buy food and drinks inside.
We've also got two double General Admission passes to give away to Idealog readers – though you will have to purchase your own crowns separately.
How to win? Tell us what your quintessential Kiwi flavour is (bonus points for adding an interesting twist, at our discretion...)
This competition is now closed.
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