I saw an article on Urban Foraging - on TV3 come time back (Campbell Live).
http://www.3news.co./Urban-foragers-uncover-free-natural-snacks/ /367/ /118011/Default.
It was fascinating - basically there is food everywhere - and so there should be in New Zealand.
I'm in Nelson at the moment - right now - chestnuts, acorns and olive's are everywhere - plus wild apples....
Check out these foraging maps:
http://maps.google.co./maps/ms? =en& =UTF8& =UTF8& =0& =105452119347441306027.00046e04e65dedbbc7079
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?= & =0& =106549722530845255618.00046e8abe731301e2517
It is actually a buzz to cook something - that doesn't have a stupid branded sticker on all the ingredients.