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GIVING IT PLENTY

I hadn’t expected a short flight to Tauranga to have me feeling like I’d stepped into a mini European vacation.

Dunners, you’re on…

With its Gothic architecture and stunning coastal landscapes, Dunedin has always had a quirky urban charm, but there is a sense of change in the air for the local restaurant industry with professional kitchens sizzling and a new wave of chefs stepping up to the pass.

WAITAKI, YOU LITTLE CHARMER

During my first trip to Ōamaru I joined a substantial group of people milling around on Harbour St. While in full chat mode I glanced down to see a tiny penguin waddling past; it wound its way through the crowd of ankles on that glorious road of stunning limestone buildings, with no one except me seeming to think this was unusual at all.

IN THE HOTSPOT

It’s a city that heaves with cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars, so the opportunity to take a deep dive into the local food culture of Rotorua was one I took very seriously.

Mr Morris

Auckland. This is a dining experience no serious gourmand should miss. Mr Morris more than meets expectations: it reinvents them.

Cellar Door

Christchurch. Remarkable wine bar and tasting room boasting an impressively extensive wine list, located in the magnificent Arts Centre.

Amok

Wellington. Lively cross-cultural innovation from a trans-Tasman couple.

HIDDEN GEM

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THE MAKER

SPICE & SMOKE READ MORE MAKING WEAVES READ MORE SWEET BOY READ MORE Rekindle Skills READ MORE Our top NZ makers for 2018 READ MORE Leaven Sent READ MORE THOSE THINGS WE HOLD DEAR READ MORE WEAVE LENGTHS READ MORE IN GOOD FORM READ MORE A cut above READ MORE A light touch READ MORE

ARTISAN WATCH

MAKING THE LINK

A scratchy phone line to Rob Beard is explained by the fact he’s on a high inland farm in Hawke’s Bay inspecting farming stock; he’s also overjoyed by the fact that he’s just spotted three deer.

CHILLI OUT

“Call me Betsy, that is what everyone in Wellington and New Zealand calls me,” says Betsaida Rivas Teutenberg.