An intriguing, hilariously funny and quintessential crawl around 50 of New Zealand's tried and true Kiwi pubs.
'There’s a totem pole at the Mussel Inn. It stands as a sentinel monument warning incoming visitors that they’re in a different world; a world without insistent notifications, instant access and where if someone wants you, they’ll just have to wait. It is quite literally a telephone pole, a pole that has mobile phones nailed to it. The outside world be warned: leave your phone in the car and come inside for a beer, you silly bugger.'
From Whangamomona to Tolaga Bay, the Puhoi to the South Seas Hotel, this is a collection of stories about those bastions of community we hold dear, the good old Kiwi pub.
Featuring pubs from: Waipu, Kaihu, Russell, Hamilton, Mount Maunganui, Thames, East Cape, Tolaga Bay, Katikati, Rotorua, Napier, Gladstone, Lake Ferry, Wellington, Motueka, Onekaka, Moutere, Christchurch, Waihao, Dunedin, Winton, Invercargill, Stewart Island, Arrowtown, Blackball, Hurunui and Nelson.