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From hairdressing to fighting fires: New Plymouth's first female career firefighter uses her many skills for the greater good

FROM HAIRDRESSING TO FIGHTING FIRES: NEW PLYMOUTH'S FIRST FEMALE CAREER FIREFIGHTER USES HER MANY SKILLS FOR THE GREATER GOOD

Rachael Utumapu QSM left school at 15 for hairdressing. Since then, her life has been dedicated to the community. Words: Lee-Anne Duncan...

6 delicious reasons why you should plant kohlrabi

6 DELICIOUS REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PLANT KOHLRABI

It can look a bit like an alien turnip, but kohlrabi is a lovely addition to summer salads and winter comfort foods. Word: Nadene Hall Kohlrabi...

 
 
 
Great expectations: Qestral's new retirement village in Nelson combines scenic views with pioneering aged-care technology

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: QESTRAL'S NEW RETIREMENT VILLAGE IN NELSON COMBINES SCENIC VIEWS WITH PIONEERING AGED-CARE TECHNOLOGY

Never has retiring looked so exciting as it does from Coastal View overlooking beautiful Tāhunanui Beach, wondering which of Nelson's...

This Kiwi company is helping block owners go off-grid with DIY solar power kits

THIS KIWI COMPANY IS HELPING BLOCK OWNERS GO OFF-GRID WITH DIY SOLAR POWER KITS

An innovative NZ company is helping block owners to free themselves from the grid & power bills, with DIY solar power. Who: Craig and...

 
 
 
Recipe: Mushroom & Hazelnut Pâté

RECIPE: MUSHROOM & HAZELNUT PÂTÉ

Wild mushrooms create a stronger flavoured pâté, but a mix of mushrooms works well too. Words and recipe: Extract from The Grater Good...

Recipe: The Grater Good's Lemon Tart

RECIPE: THE GRATER GOOD'S LEMON TART

This vegan twist on a classic uses almond flour, coconut cream and lots of lemons. Words and recipe: Extract from The Grater Good by...

 
 
 
Hemp, misunderstood: Why The Brothers Green have sown their faith in this protein-rich crop

HEMP, MISUNDERSTOOD: WHY THE BROTHERS GREEN HAVE SOWN THEIR FAITH IN THIS PROTEIN-RICH CROP

These three young men are cultivating a future in which more New Zealanders embrace the plant-based protein in hemp. Words: Lee-Anne...

Recipe: Jenny's Famous Butterflied Barbecue Lamb

RECIPE: JENNY'S FAMOUS BUTTERFLIED BARBECUE LAMB

NZ Life & Leisure's food editor shares an early-summer favourite from her new cookbook, Homecooked . Words & recipes: Lucy Corry Styling...

 
 
 
Made to last: This Wānaka-based couple is embracing circular design with flax and plant-based resin

MADE TO LAST: THIS WĀNAKA-BASED COUPLE IS EMBRACING CIRCULAR DESIGN WITH FLAX AND PLANT-BASED RESIN

Alex Guichard and Monique Kelly. Once upon a time, artisans made things to last forever. Then, plastics and built-in obsolescence took...

Recipe: Kohlrabi, Fennel & Apple Slaw with Lemon Maple Dressing

RECIPE: KOHLRABI, FENNEL & APPLE SLAW WITH LEMON MAPLE DRESSING

A fresh matchstick salad made with raw kohlrabi, apple and fennel. Recipe: Elien Lewis, homegrownhappiness.co.nz Serves: 4 Time: 10...

 
 
 
Recipe: Spicy Baked Beans with Chorizo

RECIPE: SPICY BAKED BEANS WITH CHORIZO

This hearty baked dish is a great side to serve with tacos or enchiladas. Recipe: Ruth Pretty Photo and styling: Carolyn Robertson Serves...

A chance encounter with a 1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 led this man to acquire his dream car

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH A 1930 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 LED THIS MAN TO ACQUIRE HIS DREAM CAR

Over the years, John Bristed has owned many cars, but his siren call was the fearless little lady on a Rolls-Royce bonnet. Words: Jane...

 
 
 
Everything to know when looking out for alligator weed on your block + how to control it

EVERYTHING TO KNOW WHEN LOOKING OUT FOR ALLIGATOR WEED ON YOUR BLOCK + HOW TO CONTROL IT

Watch out for this weed, it can easily outcompete pasture and clog up your waterways. Words: Gary Bosley Why is it a weed? Outcompetes...

The next gen of knitwear: Behind the wave of crochet-mad followers hooked on Beth Willis' creations

THE NEXT GEN OF KNITWEAR: BEHIND THE WAVE OF CROCHET-MAD FOLLOWERS HOOKED ON BETH WILLIS' CREATIONS

This master's student is reviving a colourful 1970s craft - one crocheted daisy earring at a time. Words: Nicole Barrett It's not unusual...

 
 
 
Getting lost in clay: Why the slow, mindful art of pottery is the new ‘it' hobby

GETTING LOST IN CLAY: WHY THE SLOW, MINDFUL ART OF POTTERY IS THE NEW ‘IT' HOBBY

The art of ceramics is piquing national interest, with beginner classes selling out around New Zealand. Even Brad Pitt and Leonardo...

DIY: How to make a living succulent wreath

DIY: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING SUCCULENT WREATH

Make a succulent wreath for Christmas and beyond. This living wreath will easily last until the next holiday season as the succulent...

 
 
 
Recipe: Black Pepper & Sumac Strawberries with Honey Crème Fraiche

RECIPE: BLACK PEPPER & SUMAC STRAWBERRIES WITH HONEY CRÈME FRAICHE

Take fresh strawberries to new heights with a homemade syrup and honeyed crème fraîche. Recipe: Lucy Corry Photo and styling: Carolyn...

Recipe: Angela's Elderflower Cordial

RECIPE: ANGELA'S ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL

This delightful cordial can be made into a refreshing beverage or added to other recipes, such as marmalade. Words: Jane Wrigglesworth...

 
 
 
Recipe: Apricot, Ginger & Oat Slice

RECIPE: APRICOT, GINGER & OAT SLICE

This oaty slice combines wholesome goodness with peanut butter-chocolate icing. Words: Extract from Saffron Swirls & Cardamom Dust...

Recipe: Orange, Chilli & Chocolate Bark

RECIPE: ORANGE, CHILLI & CHOCOLATE BARK

Pop a couple shards in a reusable jar for a sweet gift idea. Words: Extract from Saffron Swirls & Cardamom Dust by Ashia Ismail-Singer Another...

 
 
 



Africa unique travel experiences

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 ...

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 ...

Halyna Hutchins' husband pays tribute to her after death on Alec Baldwin...

Halyna Hutchins' husband pays tribute to her after death on Alec Baldwin movie set

'Our loss is enormous,' said the husband of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was fatally shot on a film set. Read more ...

Uganda police say 1 killed, 7 injured in explosion at eatery

Ugandan police say one person has been killed and seven others injured in an explosion at an eatery in a suburb of the capital, Kampala Read more ...

6 reasons to book your South American dream vacation now

Clearly, the coronavirus pandemic has been a part of our world for well over a year. During that time, we've all had to adjust the ways we go about our daily lives - from... Read more ...

Vin Diesel Walked Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Down the Aisle at Her Wedding

Fellow stars Ludacris, Gal Gadot, and Nathalie Emmanuel all responded with loving comments. Read more ...

Gordon Ramsay's 19-year-old daughter claps back after host calls her 'chubby'

Tilly Ramsay says she won't tolerate others who comment on her appearance. Read more ...

Hooters server reveals how much she makes in tips in TikTok video

Kirsten Songer, a Hooters server in South Carolina, posted a video on TikTok earlier this year explaining how much she made in tips in one week. Read more ...

After slamming COVID-19 rules, Tritt to sing anthem at NLCS

Country musician Travis Tritt is set to sing the national anthem before Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, just days after canceling shows at venues that required a COVID-19... Read more ...

Overlooked by the cultural sector, Aotearoa's queer communities document...

Overlooked by the cultural sector, Aotearoa's queer communities document themselves

New Zealand's queer communities are increasingly recording and sharing their own lives and stories out of fear the cultural sector may not be. Read more ...

Mum with multiple sclerosis gets life-changing new set of wheels, after...

Mum with multiple sclerosis gets life-changing new set of wheels, after months of fundraising

It's been years since Lisa Wheeler could properly go shopping with her daughter. Now, a new mobility device is helping them hang out just like they used to. Read more ...

What I use: Veronica Crockford-Pound 'didn't do cleansing' until she found...

What I use: Veronica Crockford-Pound 'didn't do cleansing' until she found this balm

The former model turned photographer and visual artists shares five beauty products she uses over and over again. Read more ...