Category: Discuss

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GAME ON

In the 1970s, deer farming was in its infancy and not for the faint-hearted. Those involved were a hardy lot, diving fearlessly out of hovering helicopters to tackle wild beasts, once considered pests, for transport to the farm.

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MEAT & GREET

Increasingly, the New Zealand meat industry is under fire, despite the fact that, by even the most conservative estimate, 85 per cent of New Zealanders still eat meat – and so many benefit from an economy that continues to depend on it. The sector is our second-largest merchandise exporter, generating $12 billion in income per year and contributing $3,300 annually to every New Zealand household.

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BLUE-CHIP RED WINES

The annual release of Te Mata Coleraine is always an affair, but after a year of economic uncertainty, this year’s 2019 Coleraine launch was more indulgent and grander than it has been for some time. The Harbourside Room on Wellington’s waterfront was booked for back-to-back sessions – part of a high-profile series of events across New Zealand (and abroad, via teleconference) celebrating the launch of this vaunted vintage.

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CHEERS TO CHEESE

After 34 years in the cheese business, Whitestone’s Simon Berry knows a thing or two about culture. Which is why he jumped at the chance to open a cheese-and-wine bar in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

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