Been There Ornament – New Zealand

Starbucks Been There Ornament – New Zealand is a fresh release from the latest mini-series. Compared to a bigger mug, it lost very few design elements and is still featuring many symbols and points of interest from this remote country. Here are some of them:
– Jandals a.k.a. flip-flops (originally a trademarked name derived from “Japanese sandals”)
– Whakaari / White Island is the most active volcano in the country, situated 30 miles from the east coast of the North Island
– Kiwi, the country’s national symbol and the only known bird with nostrils at the tip of the bill instead of the base
– Goodletite (gemstone) is a form of Ruby Rock which is unique to New Zealand.… Read more

Been There – New Zealand

After a small delay, Starbucks Been There – New Zealand is joining other city mugs from Aotearoa, which is the Māori name for New Zealand. The common translation is “long white cloud” and refers to the legend where Polynesians who discovered these islands first, thought they were approaching land because of the cloud hovering over it.
The design of the mug mostly features flora and fauna of the country. Due to remoteness and separation from the other world, this region developed a distinct flora with 75% of it being unique.… Read more

Been There – Wellington

I have no good real pictures of Starbucks Been There – Wellington yet, but it is out in stores. This mug completes the New Zealand BT team of four.
Wellington is the capital and second-most populous city in New Zealand. Thanks to the location on the hills surrounding the harbor, Wellington seems to be a nice place to live or at least visit. You should definitely stroll along the waterfront, relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and probably hop into one of the numerous restaurants in that area.… Read more

Been There – Queenstown

Starbucks Been There – Queenstown is a mug for a resort town in New Zealand. Queenstown is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu. Amazing views of the lake and nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak make this town a great touristic destination. These are some of the activities you can expect in and around the city: skiing and snowboarding, bungy jumping, mountain biking and hiking, jet boating, rafting, sky diving and many more.… Read more

Been There – Christchurch

Starbucks Been There – Christchurch is the mug for the biggest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The exact origin of the name “Christ Church” is not known, however, it has been suggested that it is named in honor of Christ Church, Oxford.
I didn’t know much about New Zealand but I remember hearing about Christ Church on news and unfortunately in regards to a series of earthquakes between 2010 and 2012, with the biggest one claiming the lives of 185 people and causing widespread destruction.… Read more

Been There – Auckland

Starbucks Been There – Auckland introduces the new series for New Zealand. Auckland is the most populous city in the country with 1.5 million people living in its urban area. It is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. Tāmaki Makaurau (its Māori-language name), can be translated as “Tāmaki desired by many”, and is referencing to the city’s location and climate.
Here’s what I was able to spot on the mug:
– The Auckland Harbour Bridge over the Waitematā Harbour.… Read more

Icon – Wellington

This Icon mug came from Wellington, New zealand. Light Green is used as its theme color. The Beehive, Parliament House can be seen on the front of the mug and Welllington Cable Car on the back.
This mug is pretty common.
Countries of production: China… Read more

You Are Here – Queenstown

Starbucks You Are Here family continues to expand in Oceania. After five mugs from Australia we didn’t expect more. Well, we’re wrong. Confirmed with picture is brand new Queenstown, New Zealand mug. If you look for pics of Queenstown in Google, you gonna be amazed, because it’s a beautiful town at the lake shore surrounded by big mountains. No wonder it attracts many tourists each year. If I was planning a trip to New Zealand, Queenstown would be in my list for sure.… Read more

Icon – South Island

This Icon mug came from South Island, New zealand. Red is used as its theme color. Skiing in Te Waipounamu can be seen on the front of the mug and Mount Cook on the back.

Countries of production: China… Read more

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