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international dining etiquette

New Zealand

Dining etiquette in New Zealand follows European dining etiquette. Allow your host to set the pace for the meal.

Dining etiquette for seating. There are no rigid rules governing seating. Allow your host or the most senior member of the Kiwi team to suggest the seating arrangement.

Dining etiquette for tipping. New Zealand attaches a 12.5-percent Goods and Service Tax (GST) on most services, so tipping is rare.

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