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Inside a rabbit fur fashion designer's 10sqm, solar-powered eco cabin in Central Otago

INSIDE A RABBIT FUR FASHION DESIGNER'S 10SQM, SOLAR-POWERED ECO CABIN IN CENTRAL OTAGO

A Dunedin designer's beautiful bespoke garments incorporate wild pest fur. No wonder Central Otago's plentiful rabbits steer well clear...

NZ Lifestyle Block Smart Series Part Four: Architect Julie Villard's eco home built with cross-laminated timber - and a French touch

NZ LIFESTYLE BLOCK SMART SERIES PART FOUR: ARCHITECT JULIE VILLARD'S ECO HOME BUILT WITH CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER - AND A FRENCH TOUCH

French architect Julie Villard has built a quiet, airy, compact smart home above a noisy port. Words: Nadene Hall Images: Kirsten Sheppard...

 
 
 
Omaka marae ‘aunties' say their Manaaki gourmet preserves are ‘Maori culture in a jar'

OMAKA MARAE ‘AUNTIES' SAY THEIR MANAAKI GOURMET PRESERVES ARE ‘MAORI CULTURE IN A JAR'

Manaaki condiments, made in Blenheim with traditional Māori ingredients, aren't just delicious. They also spread hospitality and generosity....

Summer recipes: Iced Watermelon Smoothies and Lotus Root Crisps

SUMMER RECIPES: ICED WATERMELON SMOOTHIES AND LOTUS ROOT CRISPS

Iced watermelon is a refreshing summertime treat that can be made into a smoothie or served with a dash of gin for a cocktail. Words...

 
 
 
My Brilliant Friend: 10 Facts About The Cast Of The HBO Series

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: 10 FACTS ABOUT THE CAST OF THE HBO SERIES

Via: tvnz.co.nz Based on the bestselling book series by Elena Ferrante, this story follows two poverty-stricken girls as they grow...

New online tool HomeFit allows New Zealanders to test how warm, dry and safe their houses are

NEW ONLINE TOOL HOMEFIT ALLOWS NEW ZEALANDERS TO TEST HOW WARM, DRY AND SAFE THEIR HOUSES ARE

A new, free website will work out how smart your home is, and offer suggestions on how to make it smarter. Words: Nadene Hall A new,...

 
 
 
Creating Disneyland in Whitianga: How one man's ‘mad' search for the lost spring of Tapatapatea paid off

CREATING DISNEYLAND IN WHITIANGA: HOW ONE MAN'S ‘MAD' SEARCH FOR THE LOST SPRING OF TAPATAPATEA PAID OFF

Most people avoid getting into hot water, but the creator of a Coromandel resort spent two decades, and many millions of dollars, drilling...

Scientists believe llama antibodies may be the key ingredient for a universal flu vaccine

SCIENTISTS BELIEVE LLAMA ANTIBODIES MAY BE THE KEY INGREDIENT FOR A UNIVERSAL FLU VACCINE

A simple nasal spray using antibodies produced by llamas could give humans full protection from the flu. Scientists may have found...

 
 
 
New Zealand expects more than five million visitors by 2024

NEW ZEALAND EXPECTS MORE THAN FIVE MILLION VISITORS BY 2024

New Zealand expects more than five million visitors by 2024; a tourism strategy is being developed to help the industry handle the...

Sustainable tourism is one of the biggest requirements in NZ tourism

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST REQUIREMENTS IN NZ TOURISM

Sustainable tourism is being projected as the biggest requirement in global tourism as well as New Zealand tourism now with visitor...

 
 
 
12 tips for caring for cattle this summer

12 TIPS FOR CARING FOR CATTLE THIS SUMMER

Grow healthy calves and yearlings this summer by reading these helpful tips. WORDS: DR CLIVE DALTON The main priority over summer is...

Potatoes, s'mores and sausages: Cooking camp-out style

POTATOES, S'MORES AND SAUSAGES: COOKING CAMP-OUT STYLE

I enjoy cooking over a fire. It is caveman stuff and even burnt the food tastes better. Over time you may consider investing in a camp...

 
 
 
Things to do on the farm in January: Treat sheep and alpaca for facial eczema, spray chicken coop for mites, get fire insurance

THINGS TO DO ON THE FARM IN JANUARY: TREAT SHEEP AND ALPACA FOR FACIAL ECZEMA, SPRAY CHICKEN COOP FOR MITES, GET FIRE INSURANCE

Clean out that chicken coop, and why facial eczema treatments for sheep, cattle and alpaca need to start in mid-January. THE BIG PROBLEM...

Photo essay: Discover the historic baches of Rangitoto Island

PHOTO ESSAY: DISCOVER THE HISTORIC BACHES OF RANGITOTO ISLAND

Rangitoto, Auckland city's most familiar landmark, harbours unexpected reminders of less-complicated times. This story is from the...

 
 
 
New Year's Eve 2018: NZ celebrates as world gets ready to see in 2019

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2018: NZ CELEBRATES AS WORLD GETS READY TO SEE IN 2019

A record amount of pyrotechnics will light up the Australian city's skyline for 12 minutes and dazzle the more than 1.5 million spectators...

Volunteer scuba divers are removing more than a tonne of rubbish from Wellington's waterfront each month

VOLUNTEER SCUBA DIVERS ARE REMOVING MORE THAN A TONNE OF RUBBISH FROM WELLINGTON'S WATERFRONT EACH MONTH

Meet the scuba diver on a mission to clean up Wellington's ocean floor. Words: Mikaela Wilkes What do a bottle of Vietnamese “snake...

 
 
 
This Kiwi-American couple sailed away to Vanuatu on holiday and set up a yacht-support business

THIS KIWI-AMERICAN COUPLE SAILED AWAY TO VANUATU ON HOLIDAY AND SET UP A YACHT-SUPPORT BUSINESS

Blue Gold, the 175-foot superyacht managed by Kaleva Yachting Services, returns to Port Vila Harbour after a cruise. When Sam met Jess...

Barbecue recipe: Pork and Lemongrass Fritters with Kimchi Mayonnaise

BARBECUE RECIPE: PORK AND LEMONGRASS FRITTERS WITH KIMCHI MAYONNAISE

Let these bold flavours and colourful combinations brighten up summer barbecues. Words & Recipes: Ruth Pretty Styling & Photos: Carolyn...

 
 
 
Biosecurity in the backyard chicken flock: How to keep your chickens healthy when introducing new birds

BIOSECURITY IN THE BACKYARD CHICKEN FLOCK: HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHICKENS HEALTHY WHEN INTRODUCING NEW BIRDS

What does an official-sounding word like biosecurity have to do with your small flock of chickens or ducks? Words: Sue Clarke I often...

Recipe: Sugar-cured Venison with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries & Red Pepper Relish

RECIPE: SUGAR-CURED VENISON WITH ROASTED BALSAMIC STRAWBERRIES & RED PEPPER RELISH

This luscious dish makes good use of seasonal produce. You need to make the red pepper relish at least a day ahead. Words and Recipe:...