1. Keep those barbecue days rockin’ with Meatheads spice rubs. There’s Chicken (Bok Boken), beef/lamb (Blazin’ Grazin’) and pork (Porktopia) and Black Panther for those who like an extra kick. Handmade in Auckland with no nasty fillers, preservatives or additives, they’ll fire up your grilling. $33.95 for a pack of 4 online.. meatheads.nz

2. The great-great-great- granddaughter of the original founder has now brought Rington’s Tea to NZ. Alongside loose-leaf tea and infusions are teabags including the malty Breakfast (an Assam blend) and the premium Gold blend (a Kenyan blend). Teabags are $10.50 for 100, available online – use the code ‘teatime’ for 30% off your first online order. ringtons.co.nz

3. Go crazy and strew Billies Vegetable Scatter over veges yes, but also on roasted meat, cheese sauce, quiche and barbecues, mashed potatoes and more. All Billies seasoning mixes are hand mixed in small batches and they are preservative and gluten free. $10 for 200g online or from their Rangiora kitchen shop. billies.co.nz

4. Generosity Coffee gives you not only a damn fine cup of java, but for every coffee blend purchased via the website and delivered to your door, 20% goes to charity – you can even select which of the chosen charities you want to support. From $25 for 500g online. generositycoffee.org.nz

5. Hemp-seed food products are now legal in NZ, so why not try HempFarm Pure Hemp Seed Oil? It has a nutty flavour, smooth texture and deep-green colour and it’s certified organic and rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 and GLA (gamma linolenic acid) which has anti-inflammatory properties. RRP $21.99 for 250ml, it’s available at selected specialty food stores or online. my.hempfarm.co.nz