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The Art Of… Reinvention
If the world has a showroom for fabulous lifestyles, that showroom is New Zealand. As far as Europeans and Americans are concerned, it’s a little bit off the main drag, but when you get here, we’re told, the journey is worth it. Because all the inspi
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A High Note
When it comes to postcard panoramas, the vista from Aria’s dining room is unrivalled. Pearlescent Opera House sails to the right, the iconic Coathanger to the left, and a big shimmering pool between. It’s a view that has been drawing diners in for tw
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Three Of The Best
Made on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Westgold uses milk from free-range, grass-fed dairy cows and has used the same churning process since 1893, resulting in a richly flavoured, creamy yellow butter. 400gm, $5.15. This canned butter
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How To Book
Each of the Great Walks is managed by the Department of Conservation and numbers are limited. To secure a spot, visit doc.govt.nz and search ‘Great Walks’. Some tracks are seasonal and not open year-round so be sure to research and plan ahead. For pr
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Three Whiskys To Try
This New Zealand whisky producer prides itself on using just three ingredients – quality malted barley, water and yeast – aged in a range of different casks. $143 for 700ml thomsonwhisky.com The combined use of ten different casks, including ex-A
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6 Things To Know About Nz
Te reo Mãori is an official language of New Zealand and part of everyday life in New Zealand. From a casual “kia ora” in the street to a formal poãwhiri [welcome] at events and ceremonies, you will hear te reo used frequently. While no one will expec
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You’d be hard pressed to find a more nostalgic coupling than popcorn and caramel. These deliciously sticky slabs combine a honey-sweet caramel with generous nuggets of popcorn and peanuts. It’s the ultimate salty-sweet snack. $11.95 for 125gm, random
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You Have Eaten?
What happens when a hive mind of contributors – led by a food journalist and a software developer – join forces? In Nick Jordan and Louis Lepper’s case, tasty things. Have You Eaten is an interactive food map created by the pair, that lists recommend
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Restaurant News
Chippendale’s Kensington Street has welcomed Jung Sung, a sleek, modern Korean-leaning destination restaurant. Korean-born, New York-trained, now Sydney-based chef Insup Kim, earned his stripes cooking at the Shangri-La Sydney and Del Posto in New Yo
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VEGETARIAN GLUTEN FREE DAIRY FREE and fennel SERVES 4 4 blocks firm feta (200gm each)2 tbsp honey125 ml (1/2 cup) extra-virgin olive oil4 mandarins60 ml (¼ cup) apple cider vinegar1 tbsp coriander seeds, toasted andlightly crushed3 white
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Old Fashioned
Along with the Martini, the Old Fashioned is commonly considered one of the great cocktail classics. Once referred to as the “bittered sling”, the iconic drink has been a king of the cocktail scene and a staple on bar menus since the mid-1800s. Many
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A Taste Of Central Otago
Made of fruit from Bendigo and Pisa’s sub-regions, the Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris should be the benchmark by which all other pinot gris is judged. Think texture and minerality, with an abundance of carefully integrated floral and orchard fruit flavour
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Spread Your Wings
It’s not every day I escape to a five-star version of paradise. Here, my private quarters are an entire suite of deliciously airy rooms opening out to a manicured terrace and pool. My dressing room has an avenue of storage space, my zen-toned shower
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Hotel News
The historical Equity Chambers building is now home to the brand new Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street. The 244-room hotel has restored many of the original flourishes of the 1930s building, including timber panelling, architraves and ceiling moul
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High On Life
Learning the art of reinvention, New Zealand’s Great Walks, luxury lodges, and checking into QT Auckland. ■
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Editor’s Letter
It’s remarkable to think it’s been a year since Covid first turned our world upside down. Last year, our April issue went on sale the day Australia entered a nationwide lockdown. At the time, I wrote that it may be a “little while” until many of us s
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Nature’s Way
You’d be forgiven for assuming Arimia was just another Margaret River restaurant (or cellar door, or gallery, or yoga retreat) in the bush. The soaring gum trees. The abundant wildlife. A homely timber cabin for a castle: this earthy, back-to-nature
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Cross Country
Israeli-born chef Yael Shochat didn’t grow up eating hot cross buns, but that hasn’t stopped her version of the Easter treat gaining celebrity status in Auckland, and around the world. Much like the family-style food she serves at her inner-city café
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NZ DINING in 2021
You don’t just wake up one day and open a restaurant. From concept to completion, planning can take a couple of years, and that’s without a global pandemic slowing you down. So when New Zealand went into a strict and sudden lockdown in March last yea
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Fresh Kicks
Whether paired with jeans or a flouncy dress, a pair of crisp kicks is a wardrobe essential. ■
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Walk The Line
As I scrambled up the rough track to the top of Conical Hill, the swirling cloud parted, uncovering the Hollyford Valley below me, before snatching it from view again. Even with the temperature falling from the raw breeze, and without my pack, left a
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Ben Shewry
I had a very rural, adventurous childhood. We didn’t have much money at all, but we never felt poor. We always had things to do, like whitebaiting, snorkelling for pãua, kina [sea urchin], mussels and pipis. Whitebait are endangered now, like any wil
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Quick Look
ARIA 1 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW ariasydney.com.au CHEFS Matt Moran and Joel Bickford OPENING HOURS Tue-Thur 6pm-9.30pm; Fri noon-2.15pm and 5.30pm-9.30pm; Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm PRICE GUIDE $$$$ BOOKINGS At least one month in advance. VERDICT Poised
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Into The Wild
Analiese Gregory was raised on a dairy farm at Matamata in New Zealand’s North Island, in the mythical green pastures of ‘Hobbit Country’. She was the kind of country girl – more natural than a paddock – who had 21 pets and kept a praying mantis nest
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Gatsby Glam
A tip when eating at Gimlet: don’t neglect dessert. Even if you’re “not really a dessert person” (whatever that means) the sweet stuff here – achingly pretty pastel-coloured gelato, house-made, topped with sugared rose petals, in flavours like white
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Aotearoa New Zealand 101
The name Te-Ika-a-Māui means the fish of Māui and refers to the creation story of Māui and the giant fish. In Māori mythology, the demigod Māui went out fishing with his brothers and caught a giant fish – the North Island. His brothers carved up t
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On The Pass
You originally moved from Wellington to Sydney to pursue a career as a chef... I got a job at Rockpool and went on to Tetsuya’s, and each job just led to the next. By the time I was 27 I was starting to get really tired, so I took a bit of a break an
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Dave Verheul
I grew up in Dunedin, which is one of the most southern cities in the world. And when you say city, there are only around 126,000 people – it’s not big by any means. We holidayed mostly around Central Otago, which is the Queenstown and Wãnaka area. I
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Good Neighbours
Splitting time between his three restaurants – Sidart, Cassia and Sid at The French Café – Sid Sahrawat’s adaptability has been key to his success. Following a stint as head chef at The Grove – where many of Auckland’s top chefs had their start – his
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A Quick Word With Robyn Malcolm
I spent the first half of my childhood in a small town in the north of the South Island called Motueka. I’ve got really strong food memories of Motueka. My father used to fish every weekend and I grew up eating a lot of snapper, herring and cod, plus
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