While most of the country's attention has been focused on a certain team in Japan, Linda Meads has been thinking about 15 star players at home

Unless you're arguing with someone from across the Tasman

1. Eat fish 'n' chips on the Mangonui Wharf

2. Dine or taste wine at Black Estate Winery

3. Eat an award-winning bakery pie


4. Run the gamut at the Wildfoods Festival

5. Sip a beer from the tap at Garage Project's cellar door

6. Down a few oysters from Bluff

7. Go berry picking


8. Tuck away a Denheath custard square

9. Try a hangi

10. Scoff a cheese roll

11. Order a flat white in Cuba St

12. Invite yourself to a barbecue

13. Try muttonbird

14. Gorge on crayfish

15. Make a whitebait fritter sandwich