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Baker Dean Brettschneider’s Hands-On Approach

Baker Dean Brettschneider’s Hands-On Approach

Dean Brettschneider, the New Zealand-born self-styled “Global Baker” who recently opened Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza in Manila, shared a few tips with the Manila Bulletin which may convince people that…

Zippora Seven’s Croatian Dream Comes True

Zippora Seven’s Croatian Dream Comes True

Model and It-girl Auckland-born Zippora Seven, 25, talks to Harper’s Bazaar about her recent four-day trip to one of Europe’s hidden gems, Dubrovnik in Croatia. Travelling with boyfriend, filmmaker Terence Connors and some friends, Seven…

Ulysses One of the Year’s Largest Yachts

Ulysses One of the Year’s Largest Yachts

The Graeme Hart-commissioned 107m megayacht Ulysses was one of the six largest yachts delivered in 2016, according to Business Insider. Built by Norwegian commercial shipyard Kleven as their first yacht, Ulysses has been referred to…

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Widens Its Scope

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Widens Its Scope

“Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is like no other wine on Earth,” according to Los Angeles Times wine critic Patrick Comiskey. “It’s one of the most recognisable, aromatically peremptory wines in the world. So imagine you’re…

Black is Goth Briana Sullivan’s Happy Colour

Black is Goth Briana Sullivan’s Happy Colour

Auckland University graduate Briana Sullivan, 22, aka Gothic Metal Fairy, is the first New Zealander to be announced 2017 spokesmodel for DarkestGoth, a US-based, online magazine. Originally from New Plymouth, Sullivan says she loves black…

Eight NZ restaurants Named on La Liste’s Top 1000

Eight NZ restaurants Named on La Liste’s Top 1000

Eight of New Zealand’s finest restaurants have been named among the world’s best, included on La Liste’s 1000 outstanding restaurants for 2017, double the amount from the year before, Stuff reports. La Liste…

Queenstown Public House a San Diego Find

Queenstown Public House a San Diego Find

New Zealand-inspired American cuisine is served up at San Diego’s Queenstown Public House. Reviewer Ed Bedford, writing for the San Diego Reader went along for a taste test. “ romantic…

Dah Lee Dishes up Gourmet Pizza in Phnom Penh

Dah Lee Dishes up Gourmet Pizza in Phnom Penh

From a kitchen on Phnom Penh’s Sothearos Boulevard stocked with homemade tomato sauce, cheeses and an array of “gourmet” ingredients, veteran restaurateur Chinese-born New Zealander Dah Lee is trying to heighten the Cambodian capital’s…

Chef Dane Allchorne Opens Second Kent Inn

Chef Dane Allchorne Opens Second Kent Inn

Three years ago New Zealander Dane Allchorne and his wife Sarah made their first foray into owning and running a pub and restaurant in Kent, turning a disused 16th century inn into

Cox London Carving a Life Force

Cox London Carving a Life Force

“In an industrial site in north London, behind an anonymous brick façade, lies an awe-inspiring emporium, with bronze foundry and workshop attached. This is the headquarters of Cox London, a husband-and-wife-led team of designer-makers…

Ariel Pearse Crowned Miss Tourism International

Ariel Pearse Crowned Miss Tourism International

Aucklander Ariel Pearse has beaten 59 other contestants to win the Miss Tourism International 2016/17 crown, presented at the New Year’s Eve final in Putrajaya, Malaysia. According to local publication, The Star, the 24-year-old blew…

Travelling Not so Light with Anouska Hempel

Travelling Not so Light with Anouska Hempel

New Zealand-born London socialite and former Bond Girl Anouska Hempel is also renowned for her sumptuous architectural interiors and eye for detail, according to the Telegraph. Having opened London’s first boutique hotel, Blakes in 1978,…

Model Georgia Fowler at Home in Manhattan

Model Georgia Fowler at Home in Manhattan

Walking in the Victoria’s Secret runway show has been a dream of New Zealand-born model Georgia Fowler’s since the beginning of her career, when, at 12 years old, an agency in Auckland signed her…

Kopupaka Reserve Wins World Landscape of the Year 2016

Kopupaka Reserve Wins World Landscape of the Year 2016

Kopupaka Reserve – “an Auckland wetlands reserve featuring “woven” timber structures has been named World Landscape of the Year 2016 at the World Architecture Festival,” writes Amy Frearson for Dezeen. The reserve, a…

Rebecca Taylor Says Logoff and Buy in Store

Rebecca Taylor Says Logoff and Buy in Store

Rebecca Taylor started her fashion line two decades ago, cutting and sewing at a kitchen table in New York that she had built herself. Since then, the New Zealand-born designer has established stores in…

A Toast to New Zealand’s Wine

A Toast to New Zealand’s Wine

“New Zealand wine regions are at their most spectacular in fall, when the days are long and bathed in late sunshine,” as reported in an article in the Canada Free Press, which features some…

MasterChef’s Monica Galetti Back for New Series

MasterChef’s Monica Galetti Back for New Series

There are 48 cooks taking on the challenge of impressing fearsome judges Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing as MasterChef: The Professionals returns to BBC Two – but there’s only one woman in the line-up…

Food Blogger Jessica Prescott’s Kale Recipe Wows

Food Blogger Jessica Prescott’s Kale Recipe Wows

Vegan food blogger and photographer New Zealander Jessica Prescott’s kale scones recipe features on lifestyle and news site Well+Good. Prescott, who is based in Berlin, is the blogger behind Wholly Goodness and has…

New Zealand Fashion Magazine Lands Naomi Campbell

New Zealand Fashion Magazine Lands Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell will feature in New Zealand magazine Remix December “ICONS” issue, as reported in Adweek. “I sent Naomi a copy of Remix through her manager, who happens to be a friend of…

Ben Shewry Culinary Game Changer

Ben Shewry Culinary Game Changer

Chef and owner of “list-topping, award-gathering” Melbourne restaurant Attica, New Zealand-born Ben Shewry, has been named one of Gourmet Traveller’s “50 Most Influential People in Food”. “ approaches food in a way that’s as emotional…

Victoria’s Secret Welcomes Georgia Fowler

Victoria’s Secret Welcomes Georgia Fowler

Every year a brand-new set of models is given the opportunity to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and this year’s class, including Aucklander Georgia Fowler, 24, is bolder than ever. With the girls taking…

WooJai Lee’s PaperBricks Objects of the Moment

WooJai Lee’s PaperBricks Objects of the Moment

Korean-New Zealander, designer WooJai Lee has given newspapers a second life transforming them into multifunctional blocks. PaperBricks are sturdy, but soft to the touch. Netherlands-based Lee turns discarded newspapers into a pulp, mixes…

Bill Manson Passionate About Wild Food

Bill Manson Passionate About Wild Food

The Local Wild Food Challenge is a global phenomenon that was launched in New Zealand by personal chef Bill Manson in 2008 and has been celebrated on Martha’s Vineyard since 2010. Manson continues to expand…

Rebecca Taylor Talks Breezy Autumn Denim

Rebecca Taylor Talks Breezy Autumn Denim

New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor, who recently launched her new Parisian-influenced line La Vie, talks with Stuart Magazine about the collection, a lot of denim, and her inspirations. “It’s been a long-term goal of mine…

Emilia Wickstead Shares Her Favourite Things

Emilia Wickstead Shares Her Favourite Things

London-based, New Zealand-born fashion designer Emilia Wickstead shares a few of her favourite things for the Telegraph’s “My Luxuries” column. Wickstead, who according to the Financial Times showed a “whimsical and poetic”…

Gillian Saunders Takes Top Honours at World of Wearable Art Awards Show

Gillian Saunders Takes Top Honours at World of Wearable Art Awards Show

New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders has taken out the Brancott Estate Supreme Award at the World of Wearable Art (WOW) Awards’ Show in Wellington with Supernova, as reported in Lucire. “I had been…

What Fine Dining Means to Ben Shewry

What Fine Dining Means to Ben Shewry

American quarterly journal of food and writing Lucky Peach magazine features an article in the latest issue on the state of fine dining and talks to 18 of the world’s best chef’s, including New…

Claudia Li’s Groundbreaking Florals for Spring

Claudia Li’s Groundbreaking Florals for Spring

“Looking around her Flatiron District studio, Claudia Li acknowledges the obvious. “It’s like an explosion of floral prints and lots of colors in here,” she says of the space,” writes Véronique Hyland for

Dave Verheul Chef of the Year  Finalist

Dave Verheul Chef of the Year Finalist

New Zealand-born Dave Verheul, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants with Marcus Wareing and Gordon Ramsay in London, plus a stage at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, and at Sydney’s hatted The Bentley Restaurant and…

Ben Shewry is Gourmet Traveller’s Chef of the Year

Ben Shewry is Gourmet Traveller’s Chef of the Year

New Zealander Ben Shewry, owner of Melbourne’s Attica, has been peer-voted Chef of the Year in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. “Eleven years after answering a newspaper ad for a head chef position the…

Anouska Hempel Gives London Hotel a Sleek New Makeover

Anouska Hempel Gives London Hotel a Sleek New Makeover

“As one of the first classic boutique townhouse hotels in London, The Franklin has recently experienced an extraordinarily stylish revamp—and designed by none other than the Bond-Girl-turned hotelier/interior designer Anouska Hempel,” writes Hana Hong…

Nicholas Clark Caters to China’s Craft Beer Lovers

Nicholas Clark Caters to China’s Craft Beer Lovers

New Zealander Nicholas Clark is one of a number of foreigners who have invested in China’s new enthusiasm for craft beer. Clark opened Craft Head Nano Tap House in 2014 in a former convenience…

This Is the Castle That Dot Smith Built

This Is the Castle That Dot Smith Built

As a child New Zealander Dot Smith dreamed of living in a castle. Growing up on an isolated farm in the 1960s entertainment was scarce – so Dot read, and planned her escape. Five…

Karen Walker’s Jewels Shine on Magical Hands

Karen Walker’s Jewels Shine on Magical Hands

Designer Karen Walker has once again turned to older women for her campaigns, hiring models, Phyllis Sues, 93, and Roberta Haze, 78 for her latest jewellery collection, Magic Hands. For New Zealander Walker, aged hands…

Girls Stars Front Unretouched Lonely Lingerie Ad

Girls Stars Front Unretouched Lonely Lingerie Ad

Creator and star of hit American television show Girls, Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke are championing the unretouched precedent for Lonely Girls, a journal featuring inspiring women modelling underwear from the New Zealand-based Lonely…

Rebecca Taylor Launches La Vie for Everyday

Rebecca Taylor Launches La Vie for Everyday

New York-based fashion designer, New Zealander Rebecca Taylor has launched a lower-end offshoot of her eponymous range. Each piece of La Vie, as its name suggests, was designed to be seamlessly adapted into your…

Charlie McCormick Restores English Country Garden

Charlie McCormick Restores English Country Garden

Why is it that the non-English – like New Zealand-born florist Charlie McCormick (pictured right) – do classic English so much better than we do? the Telegraph’s Sarah Raven asks. On Raven’s arrival at his…

At Home with Attica Owner and Chef Ben Shewry

At Home with Attica Owner and Chef Ben Shewry

The owner of internationally renowned Melbourne restaurant Attica, New Zealand-born chef Ben Shewry, 39, who commutes for more than three hours a day from his coastal home, says the long drive to work is…

Top Local Eateries Make International List

Top Local Eateries Make International List

Auckland restaurant Ortolana and Wellington’s Olive are included in Monocle’s annual journal The Escapist’s 2016 Restaurant Awards, a list of 50 establishments from around the world. “Tucked away in downtown Auckland, Ortolana is…

NZ Chardonnays Taking on Burgundy

NZ Chardonnays Taking on Burgundy

New Zealand chardonnays can be a great substitute for expensive burgundies, as reported in the South China Morning Post. In a New Zealand vs Burgundy blind tasting in London last year, Kumeu River…

Isaac Burrough Concept Catamaran a Luxury Statement

Isaac Burrough Concept Catamaran a Luxury Statement

New Zealand-born designer Isaac Burrough has inaugurated a new yacht design studio in Amsterdam with the release of a 60m sailing catamaran concept, featuring an infinity pool, a 12-person cinema and a glass-bottom jacuzzi. A…

Margot Henderson’s Rochelle Canteen Seduces

Margot Henderson’s Rochelle Canteen Seduces

New Zealand-born Margot Henderson’s London café Rochelle Canteen “wears its fabulousness lightly.” It is “nourishing for body and soul, and huge fun”, according to Guardian reviewer Marina O’Loughlin. “This canteen may come on…

Designer Rebecca Taylor Offers up Some Holiday Tips

Designer Rebecca Taylor Offers up Some Holiday Tips

New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor is constantly looking to her world travels for inspiration. She lets W magazine in on the best outfits for the plane and what makes for the perfect travel shoe….

Real Women on Film for Karen Walker’s New Campaign

Real Women on Film for Karen Walker’s New Campaign

New Zealander Karen Walker’s latest campaign celebrates the art of film photography and women of all ages, with the designer and her 8-year-old daughter Valentina in front of the camera for the SS16/17’s Magnetic…

Huffman’s Wins at World Hot Sauce Awards

Huffman’s Wins at World Hot Sauce Awards

Wellington-based Huffman’s Hot Sauce has been named World Champion in the Pepper Blend category at a ceremony held in Louisiana. Auckland’s Culley’s and Kaikohe’s Fire Dragon Chillies were also named world champions in the…

International Fashion Award Goes to Mayako Kano

International Fashion Award Goes to Mayako Kano

New Zealander Mayako Kano, 32, has been named winner of the International Talent Support (ITS) Fashion Award claiming a 10,000 Euro prize with “one of the more elegant provocations” of the competition, according to…

New Zealand Blazing Trail on Global Cocktail Path

New Zealand Blazing Trail on Global Cocktail Path

“With its bordello-meets-street-art décor, Napier’s Monica Loves bar has all the trappings of a modern speakeasy, the kind you’d find down a London alley or behind an unmarked door in the East…

Wellington: It’s a Wee Bit Different

Wellington: It’s a Wee Bit Different

“Not everyone wants to dream big. Sometimes, people who dream small can be just as inspiring,’ writes The Australian’s Necia Wilden. She is referring to Graham Joe, owner of little store Gelissimo gelato on…

Rebecca Taylor Takes InStyle Around the Office

Rebecca Taylor Takes InStyle Around the Office

When it came time for New Zealand-born fashion designer Rebecca Taylor to redecorate her office in the company’s Midtown New York showroom, she wanted to mimic the same relaxed, feminine vibes as her boutiques. “When…

Spotlight on Chef Peter Gordon and NZ Wines

Spotlight on Chef Peter Gordon and NZ Wines

The “Godfather of Fusion” New Zealand chef Peter Gordon talks to the London Evening Standard about the dishes and wines he’s been enjoying this week. “Fusion food takes, as its starting point, the belief that…

Sandra Nunnerley’s Serene Upper East Side Apartment

Sandra Nunnerley’s Serene Upper East Side Apartment

When Wellington-born interior designer Sandra Nunnerley became aware of two apartments in an Upper East Side building by the legendary New York Beaux-Arts firm, she knew it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. Nunnerley…

How Basketball Makes Ben Shewry a Better Chef

How Basketball Makes Ben Shewry a Better Chef

Ben Shewry, the New Zealand-born chef and owner of award-winning Melbourne restaurant Attica, talks with the Australian Financial Review about his obsession with basketball and about how what he learns on the court can…

James Blick Devouring Spain one Bite at a Time

James Blick Devouring Spain one Bite at a Time

As part of their regular “Spanish Career” column, The Local chats to New Zealander James Blick and Lauren Aloise who run Devour Spain food tours in Madrid, Seville, Barcelona and Malaga. Blick says…

NY It Girl Collaborates with NZ’s Laura Myers

NY It Girl Collaborates with NZ’s Laura Myers

One of the hottest cool girl brands on the scene, Atea Oceanie, founded by New Zealander Laura Myers, has teamed with New York fashion icon 27-year-old Leandra Medine creator of fashion blog-turned lifestyle website,…

NZ Scientists Make Beef-Based Chocolate

NZ Scientists Make Beef-Based Chocolate

Mustafa Farouk, a senior scientist who works for the AgResearch institute, has partnered with Auckland-based Devonport Chocolates to create a confection made with 50 percent beef, as reported on Munchies – Vice’s…

Butcher’s Bangers Win Gold in UK

Butcher’s Bangers Win Gold in UK

Originally a butcher in Rotorua, Karl Jelley has set up shop in the British town of Harpenden and is winning accolades for his sausages, and despite offering judges an over-sizzled sausage in a recent…