Story: Other Western Europeans

A Belgian beer café in Auckland

A Belgian beer café in Auckland

Only tiny numbers of Belgians ever settled in New Zealand, but one feature of their culture has been transplanted to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Native Belgians and New Zealanders who enjoyed the beer cafés of Belgium have opened similar outlets in New Zealand, such as the Occidental in Auckland’s Vulcan Lane.

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John Wilson, 'Other Western Europeans - Belgium, Malta and Gibraltar', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015