If you ever drive to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, be sure to take the road that goes through Matamata. As locals will tell you, this is a much faster way to get there. In fact, they won't tell you. They'll just ask you which way you came and if you say 'um, just the normal way' they'll burst into laughter then run outside to start telling their neighbours about what a dick you are. So take the Matamata route. You'll get their faster, you'll avoid ridicule and you'll go past three excellent foodie treats on the way.