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Shungiku is an easy-to-grow chrysanthemum that's not only pretty, but great in Asian cooking

SHUNGIKU IS AN EASY-TO-GROW CHRYSANTHEMUM THAT'S NOT ONLY PRETTY, BUT GREAT IN ASIAN COOKING

Chrysanthemums are a florist favourite, but one type makes a great dish too. Words: Jenny Somervell When I first spotted seed for shungiku...

Recipe: Blackcurrant Muffins

RECIPE: BLACKCURRANT MUFFINS

Put a fresh and healthy twist on muffins by swapping out blueberries for organic blackcurrants. They have twice as many antioxidants...

 
 
 
Jim Kayes' Blog: The unworried well

JIM KAYES' BLOG: THE UNWORRIED WELL

The story of an old farm dog reminds Jim that there is nothing worse as a parent than not noticing when your child is truly sick. His...

Kurow lavender farm's sweet smell of success

KUROW LAVENDER FARM'S SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

A picture-perfect lavender farm, is just one of a bunch of businesses nourished by a Kurow dairy farm. Words: Cheree Morrison Photos:...

 
 
 
Have your say about surgical procedures on animals

HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT SURGICAL PROCEDURES ON ANIMALS

Do you run animals on a lifestyle block? You have a chance to say what you think about the rules for significant surgical procedures...

9 things to do before your livestock give birth

9 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOUR LIVESTOCK GIVE BIRTH

When your lambs are due to give birth it pays to be prepared. Words: Nadene Hall 1. Do you have enough pasture building up for pregnant...

 
 
 
July garden tips: Everything to do in the garden to prepare for warmer weather

JULY GARDEN TIPS: EVERYTHING TO DO IN THE GARDEN TO PREPARE FOR WARMER WEATHER

Planning and prepping for spring is well underway. Words: Jane Wrigglesworth This July, plant winter-hardy lettuces like Merveille...

Two plastic-free projects: How to make an origami paper bin liner and a paper kete

TWO PLASTIC-FREE PROJECTS: HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI PAPER BIN LINER AND A PAPER KETE

Replace single use plastic bags in the kitchen with these two easy-to-make origami paper bins. Words and Photos: Rebecca Needham and...

 
 
 
The Insider's Guide to the Catlins: What to do, where to eat, and where to stay

THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE CATLINS: WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO EAT, AND WHERE TO STAY

Waking up to the first light and smell of the Pacific Ocean at Kaka Point. Rugged, dramatic, pristine... the Catlins are mesmerizing....

Recipe: Fresh pasta with truffle

RECIPE: FRESH PASTA WITH TRUFFLE

Buy the best fresh-egg pasta you can find or make your own as below. INGREDIENTS Fresh pasta: 300g flour, 3 eggs semolina flour for...

 
 
 
1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle resurrected from its hay shed retirement

1972 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE RESURRECTED FROM ITS HAY SHED RETIREMENT

A not-so-common species of beetle has been adored, stored and restored. Words: Ann Warnock Photos: Tracey Grant Jo Taylor has scaled...

Recipe: Ruth Pretty's Brussels Sprouts with Honey & Toasted Pepitas

RECIPE: RUTH PRETTY'S BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH HONEY & TOASTED PEPITAS

Fresh brussels sprouts are the star of the show in this healthy-yet-tasty side dish. Recipes: Ruth Pretty Styling & photos: Carolyn...

 
 
 
Poultry Q&A: NZ Lifestyle Block editor Nadene Hall answers your chicken and egg questions

POULTRY Q&A: NZ LIFESTYLE BLOCK EDITOR NADENE HALL ANSWERS YOUR CHICKEN AND EGG QUESTIONS

While chicken care is fairly simple - a good coop, good food, somewhere to roam - birds can have curious health and behavioural issues....

Why every day is an open house for Cecilia and Megan Mickelsen, owners of Fe29 Gallery

WHY EVERY DAY IS AN OPEN HOUSE FOR CECILIA AND MEGAN MICKELSEN, OWNERS OF FE29 GALLERY

Megan prepares lunch with the full knowledge that, at any moment, a visitor may walk in and sit at her kitchen table. The painting...

 
 
 
How Vesper Marine's virtual safety device kept the peace at the America's Cup

HOW VESPER MARINE'S VIRTUAL SAFETY DEVICE KEPT THE PEACE AT THE AMERICA'S CUP

A voyage on the high seas inspired an entrepreneurial couple to create a marine tracking system for boaties. The final race of the...

5 easy things to do to ensure a fruitful future for your orchard

5 EASY THINGS TO DO TO ENSURE A FRUITFUL FUTURE FOR YOUR ORCHARD

A flowering crab apple tree. Your fruit trees will thank you . Words: Nadene Hall 1. Plant the right tree for your area We're lucky...

 
 
 
How to keep your chicken flock healthy (and what to stock in a poultry first aid kit)

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHICKEN FLOCK HEALTHY (AND WHAT TO STOCK IN A POULTRY FIRST AID KIT)

The most effective methods for keeping poultry healthy are all about prevention. Words: Nadene Hall There are a few simple steps any...

Polly Greeks' Blog: The rumpty retreat

POLLY GREEKS' BLOG: THE RUMPTY RETREAT

Polly and co return to the rumpty caravan , this time to test out their DIY fireplace. Our midwinter getaway didn't take long to reach....

 
 
 
Why every day is an open house for Cecilia and Megan Mickelson, owners of Fe29 Gallery

WHY EVERY DAY IS AN OPEN HOUSE FOR CECILIA AND MEGAN MICKELSON, OWNERS OF FE29 GALLERY

Megan prepares lunch with the full knowledge that, at any moment, a visitor may walk in and sit at her kitchen table. The painting...

Outstanding NZ Food Producer Winner Dinner: Menu Sneak Peek

OUTSTANDING NZ FOOD PRODUCER WINNER DINNER: MENU SNEAK PEEK

Cured venison with ice-cream? Try this taste sensation for yourself at the Wellington Outstanding Food Producer Winner Dinner at Shed...

 
 
 



Africa unique travel experiences

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Unique Travel Experiences Offered In Small Group Travels

For travelers looking for unique holiday experience, small group travels are one of the best to way to do so. They usually offer tourists an opportunity to interact with... Read more ...

Unique Travel Experiences Offered In Small Group Travels

For travelers looking for unique holiday experience, small group travels are one of the best to way to do so. They usually offer tourists an opportunity to interact with... Read more ...

Timaru woman hopes to change understanding of binge eating disorders after...

Timaru woman hopes to change understanding of binge eating disorders after her own struggle

Claireabelle Burt lost 38kg in six months after seeking therapy. Now, her goal is to help others battling eating disorders. Read more ...

The People's Moon to be Unveiled at Times Square & London Piccadilly This...

The People's Moon to be Unveiled at Times Square & London Piccadilly This Saturday, July 20, the Day and Hour They Landed

This Saturday 20 July, The Aldrin Family Foundation will host a free family celebration with The People's Moon transforming New York's Times Square into Tranquillity base... Read more ...

Best beauty buys in Bangkok: July 2019

Best beauty buys in Bangkok: July 2019

This month in beauty, it's been all about how to protect your skin from the changeable elements. From raging sunrays to blasts of downpours (and then perhaps jet-setting off to... Read more ...

Canadian Grand Prix: Attending the F1 Race in Montreal

Canadian Grand Prix: Attending the F1 Race in Montreal

In June, I flew to Montreal to attend the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, visit my friend Jodi , and get to know the city better. Before moving to Austin, Texas in 2016, I... Read more ...

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is Full of Designer Denim Marked Down up to 50% Off

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is Full of Designer Denim Marked Down up to 50% Off

Christmas / Black Friday in July is still going strong thanks to Nordstrom's Anniversary 2019 sale , guys. Following Amazon's two-day Prime Day event , Target's Deals Day sale... Read more ...

Siberian sheep squatting contest won for the first time in 1,000 years by a...

Siberian sheep squatting contest won for the first time in 1,000 years by a foreigner

Swiss archaeologist Dr Gino Caspari, 32, achieved 104 squats with a live sheep on his back at the Naadym festival in the remote southern Siberian republic of Tuva. Read more ...

Beyoncé Fans Are Losing It On Twitter Over Her ‘Lion King' Inspired Album

Beyoncé Fans Are Losing It On Twitter Over Her ‘Lion King' Inspired Album

Ladies, gentleman, distinguished guests, the internet has once again shut down. Twitter's reaction to Beyoncé's forthcoming album “The Lion King: The Gift” is wild. Fans and... Read more ...

The best value holiday destinations revealed

The best value holiday destinations revealed

The average cost of a family holiday has dropped by £76 with six out of ten popular holiday hotspots seeing a reduction in price over the last year, according to research by... Read more ...

A Sneak Peak at the New Course, Dumbarnie Links, Near the Older St. Andrews

A Sneak Peak at the New Course, Dumbarnie Links, Near the Older St. Andrews

“As a golf architect I like inspiring the average golfer because it's such a difficult game even at the highest level. Tiger Woods is the greatest player the world's ever seen... Read more ...

'I'm not a grieving widow, I'm a seething widow': Why the hospitality...

'I'm not a grieving widow, I'm a seething widow': Why the hospitality industry needs to change

A spate of untimely chef deaths has prompted a serious rethink of the macho culture that exists in the hospitality industry. Read more ...