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Is New Zealand cake flour the same as American all-purpose flour?

I'm working with a baker in New Zealand whose recipe calls for plain old "flour," though she says it's called cake flour there. To confirm this, I did some Googling, but I can only find New Zealanders looking for (American?) cake flour, which is confusing. I know cake flour in the US is a totally different thing than all-purpose. Can anyone tell me if the flour labeled "cake flour" you buy in New Zealand is the same as plain all-purpose flour in the USA?
posted by chowflap on Jun 18, 2014 - 15 answers

Fill in the Blanks on our New Zealand Trip

Help us fill in the blanks (restaurants, things to see and do) during our trip to New Zealand in November! Our itinerary is set- we have flights, hotels, and rental cars already booked. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Oct 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Career in public health?

I'm currently a registered nurse in New Zealand. I'm about to start post-graduate study here in NZ with an eye towards a masters degree. I assumed I'd be working toward a masters in nursing (for obvious reasons) but I've always been quite keen on public health and I'm thinking of working towards an MPH. I have a school and course of study in mind already (my interests are cardiovascular health, population health, informatics, and epidemiology). Also thrown into the mix, I'm a citizen of the United States, but I completed all my university schooling in New Zealand. I might like to potentially move back to the States one day. What, if any, are my job prospects like in this instance? Any advice from current MPH students or graduates?
posted by supercrayon on Sep 28, 2013 - 5 answers

HOWTO: Living in New Zealand (or Other Suitable Locale) for a Month!

I've been traveling in South America and India for about five months now at a fairly frenetic pace, and am looking for a change. I've decided I want to settle down in one city from around September 15-October 15, and I'm thinking New Zealand is the place I want to do it (but I am open to other cities in other countries that meet my criteria, so feel free to throw them out!). I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts you have on the best city, the best way to find lodging, transport, etc. - details on what I'm looking for below! [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld on Aug 27, 2013 - 5 answers

New Zealand Honeymoon: Help Us Plan

We're honeymooning in New Zealand in mid-November this year. We have 11.5 days between our flight landing in Auckland on a Monday (early early in the morning), and our flight departing from Christchurch on a Friday (mid-afternoon). Help us plan an itinerary! [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Aug 9, 2013 - 12 answers

New Zealand films/TV shows

Please recommend to me some movies or TV shows set in or filmed in New Zealand! [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jul 11, 2013 - 35 answers

Fiji/New Zealand/Malaysia/Thailand/Nepal suggestravaganza

Please help us create itinerary bullet points for a massive trip to Fiji, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia! [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Jun 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Is Australia just the West Island?

Quick question for folks who've lived in both Australia and NZ: what cultural and language differences did you notice?
posted by superfish on May 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Adaptor / converter plug US to NZ

In a few days, I leave on a trip to New Zealand. New Zealand, apparently not being the most popular destination from SF or the US, in my online and storeside research, I have received no less than 6, often contradictory, combinations of answers to exactly what peripherals I need to have in order to charge my phone [though that most often will be trickle charging off of the laptop], run my laptop, and use my hair styling instruments [should I deem to do so.] I do not need to use them all simultaneously, but two at a time would be ideal, if not requisite at times. Can anyone explain to me exactly items I need to purchase and what that setup should look like in order to avoid frying my electronics? Thanks! FG
posted by Frisbee Girl on Apr 14, 2013 - 14 answers

Weird Auckland?

I've lived in Auckland (on the Shore) for a year, and I've seen all the really popular touristy stuff (the Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, the War Memorial Museum, etc). Now I'm wanting to find the fun weird stuff that locals know about. Like if Auckland had a UFO museum (it does not, to the best of my knowledge)? That's the sort of thing I mean. Any suggestions? Can be places to go, things to do, stuff to eat, whatever. Anything outside Auckland is okay too as long as it's not, say, more than an hour or so's drive away.
posted by supercrayon on Apr 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me find a similar beer in Sydney

I visited New Zealand recently (thanks AskMe for all the help with the itinerary), and happened to try a beer there - Mac's Great White Cloudy Wheat Beer. It seems that it is only available in New Zealand. Is there anything else that might replicate the taste? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Mar 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me plan an itinerary for New Zealand

I am visiting NZ (South Island only, unfortunately) for about a week's holiday, starting mid-March (only 10 more sleeps to go, as they say). I'm flying in and out of Queenstown. What places should I visit? What should I see? What should I do? What car rental service is good? Any recommended places to stay? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Mar 6, 2013 - 18 answers

Turning an American iPhone Kiwi

I'll be going to NZ for a couple weeks in a few months and have an old iPhone 3G S that I'd like to be able to use there as a local cell phone. Can anyone suggest the best method for doing this? [more inside]
posted by Frisbee Girl on Jan 18, 2013 - 10 answers

New Zealand essentials?

So this is happening: my wife and I are taking a last-minute trip to New Zealand for the new year. We'll be away for 12/29-01/18, driving a few hours every few days, starting in Queenstown and heading north. Where should we stay? What should we see? What should we experience? [more inside]
posted by ronv on Dec 23, 2012 - 17 answers

New Zealand hiking?

Good day hikes in New Zealand? I'm travelling to New Zealand from the UK in November to go to a wedding. I'm taking three weeks off work and I plan on doing some hiking while I'm there. [more inside]
posted by antiwiggle on Sep 22, 2012 - 9 answers

What's this action/post-apocalyptic Kiwi movie?

Help me identify this recent New Zealand movie about teenagers who return from a camping trip to find their city under attack. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Aug 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Romanic Backdrop in New Zealand

Suggest the most romantic, picturesque, and remote place in New Zealand to pop the question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Is it reasable to pay for repairs of a 18month old phone?

My Smart phone unable to be charged and it's outside of its warranty period. Store salesman said I would need to pay for repairs and as well as $50 just to see what's wrong, would this be true given the Consumer Guarantees Act (of New Zealand)? [more inside]
posted by mataboy on Jul 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Find me a place to stay in NZ?

North Island of New Zealand travel recommendations? Help us make my conference into a holiday. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on May 14, 2012 - 6 answers

I can't believe I don't understand

What is this New Zealand flight attendant saying in this Air New Zealand safety video? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on May 1, 2012 - 11 answers

What is this weird pod thing?

What is this weird fruit thing growing in my backyard? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Mar 27, 2012 - 19 answers

Auckland with a 3 year old

Things to do in Auckland with a 3 year old. [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Feb 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I buy my outdoor gear in Australia or New Zealand?

I'm heading from Brisbane, Australia to Queenstown, NZ for 6 weeks of hiking over Christmas. Am I better off buying my outdoor gear in Aus or NZ? [more inside]
posted by dantodd on Nov 24, 2011 - 12 answers

you mean we can't bring her a sheepskin?

Tourist-y shopping recommendations in Auckland? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Nov 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Bioinformatics Down Under

I would be finishing my bioinformatics master's degree next year and am considering to go to Australia or New Zealand for PhD in bioinfo, or Computer Science with a focus in computational biology related stuffs What are the academic and industry situations like in these two countries? [more inside]
posted by joewandy on Nov 2, 2011 - 2 answers

Australia!

Help my friends plan a honeymoon in Australia. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Oct 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me emigrate to AU/NZ

Help me emigrate to AU/NZ! [more inside]
posted by Alnedra on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

How easy is it to get a job in the pharmaceutical industryin New Zealand at the moment?

How easy is it to get a job in the pharmaceutical industry in New Zealand at the moment? [more inside]
posted by drugstorefrog on Oct 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Did the Maori people buy the train station in Wellington New Zealand?

Did the Maori people finally decide to buy the train station in Wellington New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Aug 30, 2011 - 3 answers

O for Awesome

Help me have the best, most random 2 weeks in NZ! [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Aug 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Hello New Zealand! Did you get that thing (email) I sent you?

I'm having problems with email delivery from Japan to NZ. Too many lost emails causing too many headaches. Any guesses why? [more inside]
posted by sleepytako on Jul 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Any DOC hut spots left on MilFord Track for Ney Year 2011/2012?

At this late stage, is there any way to grab a spot in the DOC huts along the Milford Track around New Year 2011/2012? [more inside]
posted by trialex on Jul 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Why are New Zealand turn signal controls backwards?

Why are turn signal controls on the right side of the steering wheel in New Zealand, but on the left side in the United States and the UK? [more inside]
posted by fremen on Jul 6, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me find an Aussie moving company's cat logo!

Aussie Filter! Looking for a picture of a particular Aussie/NZ moving company's Cat-arrific logo! [more inside]
posted by salem on May 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Work & Holiday maritime jobs Down Under?

If I were to do a Work and Holiday Visa in New Zealand/Australia what jobs could I reasonably expect to get that allow me to legitimately log USCG Sea Time and and gain other valuable maritime experience? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Apr 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Get us to New Zealand on the cheap!

Best time and any hacks for buying Christmas-time flights from the UK to New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by greenfelttip on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Pittsburghers need Superbowl fix while in New Zealand

A few months back, I said to some friends "would't it be great to watch the Steelers in the Superbowl while we are on vacation in New Zealand?" I didn't really expect it to happen given we were losing to the Pat's at the time... now I need to figure out where to watch it. [more inside]
posted by buttercup on Feb 2, 2011 - 8 answers

What should I know before doing a long road trip in New Zealand?

I'm going on a road trip around New Zealand and also around Australia. What should I know about before doing a long road trip like this? [more inside]
posted by Bron-Y-Aur on Jan 22, 2011 - 25 answers

Alone in Christchurch on Christmas: how to celebrate?

What should a lone traveler do to celebrate Christmas in a strange city? (in this case, Christchurch, New Zealand?) [more inside]
posted by fermion on Dec 23, 2010 - 7 answers

1 sunburn = 1 melanoma?

How much sun damage do I have to do to my skin to doom me to skin cancer? I'm a white male in an ozone-free country. [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Dec 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Farming volunteerism and hiking in New Zealand, Jan.-April. Advice?

Gap year-ing vegan headed to New Zealand to WWOOF (farm) and hike from January through April. May I please hear your suggestions/advice/experiences? [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson on Nov 29, 2010 - 8 answers

What to do in NZ?

We'll be spending a week in New Zealand in early February, flying in and out of Auckland. (This is tacked onto a trip to see friends in Tasmania). There's two of us, plus our will-be 18 month old. We like child-friendly museums, interesting historical sites, good vegetarian food, moderate-level day hikes, and most everything else that comes with traveling. [more inside]
posted by buttercup on Nov 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Contesting immigration descision?

Does anyone have any experience with contesting an Immigration New Zealand application decision? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Veggie potluck recipe from New Zealand?

I'm looking for a dish native to New Zealand that's suitable for taking into work and sharing with colleagues, some of whom are vegetarian and vegan. Something that isn't very British (the office is in the UK, so that would make it less interesting) but not necessarily Māori. [more inside]
posted by BinaryApe on Jun 12, 2010 - 33 answers

Auckland side trip?

An afternoon side trip outside of Auckland? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jan 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Tourist hits for Brits in Kiwiland

Things for 2 Brits to do on New Zealand North Island in late Feb... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jan 16, 2010 - 10 answers

What must I do to teach in the US?

Hypothetically what if I, a New Zealander who has just graduated in New Zealand with a Bachelor's degree in teaching at primary/elementary level, wanted to teach elementary school in the US? What would I need to prove and do? [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Jan 7, 2010 - 15 answers

What New Zealand Campervan experiences have you had?

New Zealand Campervan advice -- anyone done NZ by campervan? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher on Nov 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Alternative holiday ideas for New Zealand?

It's a common enough question, what should I do on my holidays in New Zealand? But we're not regular folks so finding good information has been difficult. We have 10 days in late October and we fly in and out of Auckland. We're Australian but well traveled and will most likely stay on the North Island unless some compelling information arises. We've hired a campervan and intend to travel about and camp where we can. Maybe a bed and breakfast or two. Though we are on a budget the main goal is to relax and enjoy the scenery rather than try and cram in too much. [more inside]
posted by dinoworx on Sep 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Happy Birthday! Love, Canada

Birthday surprise from far away - I need help with ideas for a friend in NZ. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 5 answers

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