Possum Fur-y Unfashionable

”I should break your other bloody arm.” At a Prada party Daily Telegraph fashion editor, Hilary Alexander, famously incurs the wrath of a PETA activist Dan Matthews for wearing a possum-fur sling. ”I was terrified,” says NZ-born Alexander. Not so terrified that she couldn’t muster indignance and a battery of facts in her next column. In NZ: “‘between 60 million and 90 million brush-tail possums nibble through more than 20 tonnes of new-growth vegetation across the country every night destroying native bush and bird life.’ Possums may be protected here, but they are loathed with a vengeance in the land of the long white cloud.”


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Auckland Chefs Shake Up the Pans

Auckland Chefs Shake Up the Pans

“Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland gets the glutton’s share of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most talented chefs,” Joanna Bates writes for the Australian Financial Review. “And in 2020, they rose to new culinary heights…