Walking around barefoot
Outside the bigger cities like Auckland, it’s incredibly common to see locals walking around without any shoes on. We’re talking inside shops and supermarkets, at schools, in parks and public spaces.
It is also expected that you’ll take your shoes off before entering someone’s home – unless the host explicitly tells you it’s not necessary. If you’re visiting a Maori Marae, you are 100 per cent expected to leave your shoes outside before entering.