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In New Zealand, Food Is as Dramatic and Diverse as its Scenery

In New Zealand, Food Is as Dramatic and Diverse as its Scenery

“On the South Island of New Zealand, just about anything grows—and a group of inspired chefs and winemakers are turning the fruit of the land into a distinctive national cuisine,” writes Kevin West for…

Loveblock Makes New Zealand Wines with Heart & Soul

Loveblock Makes New Zealand Wines with Heart & Soul

“A conversation with Loveblock winery founder Erica Crawford reminds you that love isn’t just an emotion – it can be a catalyst for creating something truly special,” as reported in an article in

Australia’s Best Pie is NZ-Made and Vegan

Australia’s Best Pie is NZ-Made and Vegan

New Zealand-born Adrian Apswoude and Doug Meijer’s Melbourne bakery Ka Pies Bakehouse have been awarded Australia’s Best Pie for their Thai vegetable curry vegan pie. Apswoude and Meijer launched Ka Pies in 2014….

Kiwi Teen Creates Ball Gowns Using Rubbish Bags

Kiwi Teen Creates Ball Gowns Using Rubbish Bags

Pukekohe teen Havilah Koledoye has created elaborate ball gowns using plastic bags, as reported in The Daily Mail. Plastic “is quite durable, you can stretch it to anything, it doesn’t rip or tear…

Stuart Thrush Introduces Meat Pies to Danes

Stuart Thrush Introduces Meat Pies to Danes

In an instalment of “My Danish Career”, The Local speaks with New Zealander Stuart Thrush, who traded out the corporate life with shipping giant Mærsk for a Copenhagen pie adventure. Wild Kiwi Pies opened…

A to Z of New Zealand Food and Beverage

A to Z of New Zealand Food and Beverage

“Crossing the Ditch to New Zealand no longer means a step back in culinary time. Our trans-Tasman neighbour is right up with modern food trends so food lovers will find artisan products, farm-to-fork dining,…

Business Booming at Dane Allchorne’s Kent Pub

Business Booming at Dane Allchorne’s Kent Pub

Taking on an empty English pub and turning it into a thriving, village hub was the goal for New Zealander Dane Allchorne – and he succeeded, writes Angela Cole for Kent Online. Just witnessing the…

Mastering Spicy Crab with Margot Henderson

Mastering Spicy Crab with Margot Henderson

Chef Margot Henderson is invited by VICE magazine’s MUNCHIES garden series to a rooftop vegetable plot in Brooklyn, New York “to explore .” New Zealand-born Henderson…

Guest Fashion Editor Role for Model Nikki Phillips

Guest Fashion Editor Role for Model Nikki Phillips

Model and blogger New Zealander Nikki Phillips joins the Yahoo7 team during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The entertainment portal asks Phillips about her fashion week survival essentials. A seasoned fashion week attendee and front row…

Emilia Wickstead’s California Dreaming

Emilia Wickstead’s California Dreaming

New Zealand fashion designer Emilia Wickstead hit California this week to celebrate her new collection for London’s Matchesfashion.com, stopping in San Francisco firstly, where she and Matches co-founders Tom and Ruth Chapman mingled with…

Paul Barron Championing Artisanal Coffee in Paris

Paul Barron Championing Artisanal Coffee in Paris

Although Paris is famous for its street-side cafes and artisanal food culture, the city generally serves up an unappetising cup of coffee according to Emma Jacobs reporting for the Washington Post. “So many of…

Meet Salad Saviour Chef Peter Gordon

Meet Salad Saviour Chef Peter Gordon

Salads can be limp, boring and vinegary if the wrong chef made the dressing but, according to Whanganui-born Peter Gordon, author of new book Savour, there’s more to salad than sad leaves of iceberg lettuce. Upstairs…

FDCI and Education New Zealand Promote Cross-Cultural Fashion

FDCI and Education New Zealand Promote Cross-Cultural Fashion

“The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Education New Zealand (ENZ) will be organising a fashion event ‘Runway to New Zealand’ based on the theme “Future World Connection”, in New Delhi on May…

Emilia Wickstead Dazzled by WWI Ships

Emilia Wickstead Dazzled by WWI Ships

The Great War’s liberating effect on womenswear is often overlooked. Aimee Farrell, writing for the Financial Times meets the designers – including New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead – now redressing its sartorial legacy championed in…

Margot Henderson’s Fish Recipe Makes Luncheon

Margot Henderson’s Fish Recipe Makes Luncheon

“London’s most cherished chef” New Zealander Margot Henderson offers up the very first meal she ever cooked for her now husband, the celebrated British chef and owner of St. John restaurant, Fergus Henderson, for…

Michael Ashton Reveals Adele Eyeliner Flick Secret

Michael Ashton Reveals Adele Eyeliner Flick Secret

Adele’s make-up artist New Zealander Michael Ashton has revealed the secret of how to recreate her Sixties-inspired look at home in a new YouTube tutorial, which has notched up over 1.5 million views since…

Outside Magazine Fancies New Icebreaker Range

Outside Magazine Fancies New Icebreaker Range

New Zealand garment manufacturer Icebreaker get the Outside Magazine endorsement, their new MerinoLoft insulation “coveted” by the publication. “Icebreaker’s MerinoLoft is exceptionally warm, outperforming both down and synthetic alternatives, especially when wet,” Wes Siler writes…

A New Breed of Syrah

A New Breed of Syrah

In 2015 New Zealand wine sales were up nearly 20 percent in the United States. New Zealand famously is known for its white wines – at the moment, however, Syrah is the latest craze. Once a…

Liz Young Keeping it Fresh at Cooking School

Liz Young Keeping it Fresh at Cooking School

New Zealander Liz Young and Swede Tine Roche run Cambridge Cookery School and Café, a showcase for the UK school’s “fresh, seasonal, honest” brand of food. “ something I missed from home: the…

Relaxing with Designer Karen Walker

Relaxing with Designer Karen Walker

Designer, managing director, and the face of her brand, Karen Walker, apparently also has time for tennis. The New Zealander talks to the Australian Financial Review about how she unwinds. “I had lessons as…

Atea Oceanie Gets A-list Endorsements

Atea Oceanie Gets A-list Endorsements

Right now in Hollywood, low-key style is defined by sophisticated, nondescript basics – and none are as popular than those from Atea Oceanie, a fashion label founded by 37-year-old New Zealander Laura Myers. In just…

Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist

Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist

Eight years ago, New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead, was working from home in the sitting room of her flat in west London. Now her clothes are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and…

How Far Would You Go For Wine

How Far Would You Go For Wine

“New Zealand holds a coveted position in the hearts of travelers, particularly those of us with a bent toward adventure sports or trout fishing or cycling or wine.” “New Zealand marks you. That’s because of who you…

Nikole Lowe’s Tattoo Parlour One of London’s Best

Nikole Lowe’s Tattoo Parlour One of London’s Best

One of London’s best tattoo parlours, according to GQ magazine, is Good Times in Shoreditch, owned by New Zealander Nikole Lowe, who has previously made appearances on reality show London Ink. “Good Times…

New Zealand Is Mad for Pinot Gris

New Zealand Is Mad for Pinot Gris

On a recent trip, the Telegraph’s wine columnist Victoria Moore was surprised to see how “crazy everyone in New Zealand seemed to be for pinot gris.” Moore wonders when Britain will catch on. “Growers were…

Moniek Schrijer Wins Herbert Hofmann Prize At Contemporary Jewelry Fair

Moniek Schrijer Wins Herbert Hofmann Prize At Contemporary Jewelry Fair

Wellingtonian Moniek Schrijer was one of three jewelry designers winning the Herbert Hofmann Prize at Schmuck, the contemporary jewelry world’s most important event, held in Munich in late February. 66 jewelry designers from 21 countries,…

Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert’s Restaurant The Musket Room

Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert’s Restaurant The Musket Room

Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert’s Restaurant The Musket Room – “a hidden gem” in Soho, New York, has been featured in The Observer’s Short List section. Matt Lambert, the founder and chef “has…

Cheryl Boyd’s Stringybark Garden a Magical Surprise

Cheryl Boyd’s Stringybark Garden a Magical Surprise

New Zealand-born garden designer and horticulturist Cheryl Boyd’s Stringybark Cottage garden is one of eight private Australian gardens featured in Phaidon’s account of worldwide gardens, The Gardener’s Garden. Sydney Morning Herald garden columnist Robin Powell…

Wanaka Wines That Deliver a Taste of New Zealand

Wanaka Wines That Deliver a Taste of New Zealand

“We’re in the Upper Clutha Basin where even under grey skies the lakes and rivers are an astonishing cerulean blue. Wanaka, the small town at the head of the lake that bears the same…

Hall Ludlow Gown Exhibited in Melbourne

Hall Ludlow Gown Exhibited in Melbourne

A 1953 evening gown designed by Otahuhu-born Clarence Hall Ludlow is on display in the 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition, included as part of the Melbourne Fashion festival. Hall Ludlow was one of Australia’s earliest…

AllBird’s Merino Trainers Wow WIRED

AllBird’s Merino Trainers Wow WIRED

AllBird’s new Wool Runners are the brainchild of Tim Brown, 35, a native New Zealander and former All White. And according to WIRED magazine – which rates the sneaker 9/10 – they are “understated”,…

Keda Hurtles onto Big Apple Catwalks

Keda Hurtles onto Big Apple Catwalks

New Zealander Makeda Soper-Wirangi, 20, was browsing a pharmacy in Melbourne in 2013 when her life changed forever. Scout Phoenix Michael Darley spotted Soper-Wirangi and asked if she had ever considered modelling. “I saw this…

Tina Waru Putting Indigenous Design on Fashion Map

Tina Waru Putting Indigenous Design on Fashion Map

Tina Waru organised the recent Global Indigenous Runway event, which was on as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. It was the first time international indigenous fashion made the official…

Chef Jean Paul Lourdes Heads to Miami

Chef Jean Paul Lourdes Heads to Miami

For the menu at El Tucán, a newly opened supper club in Miami, New Zealand-born, French-trained chef, Jean Paul Lourdes did culinary research with big-concept restaurateur Stephen Starr looking to local Cubano joints, and…

New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

With their “Zingy “sauv blanc”, rich flat-white coffee and citrusy hops which now flavours British craft beers, “Kiwis have been making much more impact on our tastes than simply supplying lamb and butter,” as…

Paul Barron Has Hand in Parisian Coffee Revolution

Paul Barron Has Hand in Parisian Coffee Revolution

There’s a lot to love about Paris’s cafe culture, everything bar the coffee, according to the Australian’s travel writer Christine McCabe. But as it turned out, McCabe found coffee is having a bit of a…

Soccer’s Rory Fallon Striking It Big in Ice Cream

Soccer’s Rory Fallon Striking It Big in Ice Cream

Star soccer striker Rory Fallon, 33, and his wife Carly launched their award-winning Cowlick Creamery ten months ago in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Now, the couple is hoping to win over Plymouth locals. “The whole concept…

Michael Ashton is Adele’s Right-Hand Man

Michael Ashton is Adele’s Right-Hand Man

The source of Adele’s elusively perfect cat-eye swoosh is her longtime makeup artist and hairstylist New Zealander Michael Ashton, who has worked with Louise Roe, Hilary Swank, and Chris Pratt. Ashton began his career…

United Strangers Interiors March into Vegas Market

United Strangers Interiors March into Vegas Market

New Zealand designer Logan Komorowski took his United Strangers brand to the recent Winter Las Vegas Furniture Market; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles Komorowski’s military aesthetic. In the 1940s, battleship gray and army green…

You’ll Always Learn Something New at Karen Walker

You’ll Always Learn Something New at Karen Walker

New Zealand designer Karen Walker “has a knack for transforming obscure, utilitarian references into magnetic clothing that all the cool girls want to wear and Fall 2016 was no different,” according to the Daily…

Emilia Wickstead Goes Puritanical but Luxe

Emilia Wickstead Goes Puritanical but Luxe

“There was a feeling that London Fashion Week finally got started at the Emilia Wickstead show,” Kate Finnigan writes for the Telegraph. “The New Zealand-born designer, now firmly established in London, is an impressively…

New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Pools

New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Pools

“New Zealand inspires all those, who want to get away from cold weather to have a nice break from everything,” according to the Austrian travel magazine tip-online. One way to do that is…

Lonely Lingerie Features in the New York Times

Lonely Lingerie Features in the New York Times

New Zealand-based label Lonely Lingerie, which was founded by Helene Morris in 2009, is profiled in the New York Times. Launched as a small partnership between Morris and collaborator Steve Ferguson, Lonely calls itself…

Stylist Lesley Martin Trims her Fashion Budget

Stylist Lesley Martin Trims her Fashion Budget

Invercargill-born Lesley Martin, 61, who is a network stylist for Australia’s SBS, set herself a task to spend nothing on clothes for a year and record her 365 days of outfits, posting the images…

Introducing Food Creative Frankie de Vorms

Introducing Food Creative Frankie de Vorms

With a background in fine art, New Zealand-born Frankie de Vorms’ sweet treats not only taste divine – they’re objects of beauty, according to journalist Alice Ryan who calls into de Vorms’ Cambridge kitchen…

Two Great Reasons to Visit Martinborough

Two Great Reasons to Visit Martinborough

New Zealand’s most expensive wine, Marie Zelie Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 is one good reason to visit Martinborough Vineyards, Wharekauhau Lodge is another, says the Telegraph’s Victoria Moore. “Price alone wouldn’t be enough to make…

New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay Boasts Fine Dining, Wines

New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay Boasts Fine Dining, Wines

“Napier is home to restaurants that rival some of Europe’s finest and to robust reds and complex chardonnays that have put New Zealand on the world’s wine map,” writes Liza Weisstuch, who travelled through…

Queen of Eyewear Karen Walker Spearheads New Range

Queen of Eyewear Karen Walker Spearheads New Range

“The reigning queen of cult eyewear, Karen Walker, is back with another sunglasses collection, and yes – the lookbook is just as adorable and the styles are just as lustworthy as we’ve come to…

Chef Anna Hansen on Juggling Work and Family

Chef Anna Hansen on Juggling Work and Family

New Zealand-raised chef Anna Hansen, owner of London’s Modern Pantry, talks with the Guardian about juggling the demands of business and family. Time management is one thing Hansen says she is not particularly good at. “I…

Stacey Gorman’s Frosty Meringues the New Cool

Stacey Gorman’s Frosty Meringues the New Cool

From elaborate pavlovas to plush, punk-pink rainbow cakes, chefs and food stylists Auckland-born Stacey O’Gorman (left) and British business partner Alex Hoffler – aka the Meringue Girls – both still in their…

Best Italian Wines New Zealand Made

Best Italian Wines New Zealand Made

You don’t have to go to the source to drink world-class Sangiovese or Montepulciano. According to Condé Nast Traveler, some of the finest Italian wine is made right here in New Zealand. When it comes…

Scott Kelly Creates Flags for Star Wars Galaxy

Scott Kelly Creates Flags for Star Wars Galaxy

New Zealand-born Scott Kelly, an advertising art director based in London, has spent “way, way too long” designing flags for 103 planets in the Star Wars universe. Kelly has created flags for planets featured not…

Lorde’s Second Chapter Is about to Begin

Lorde’s Second Chapter Is about to Begin

Lorde, in Marques’ Almeida, poses together with American singer and actress Zendaya, 19, in Vogue magazine’s January 2016 issue for a “Be Yourself” spread which includes athletes, artists, writers, dancers and models. “As fashion, following…

Where to Find the Best Meat Pies in NZ

Where to Find the Best Meat Pies in NZ

“The mystical New Zealand of contemporary cinema is replete with hobbits and talking trees. But the real New Zealand is rich with leaf-lard crusts containing the unctuous delights of braised mutton, minced beef, and…

Bruce Russell’s Plum Sauce a Breakfast Charmer

Bruce Russell’s Plum Sauce a Breakfast Charmer

Back in March 1992 in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, The Dead C vocalist Bruce Russell and his wife Kate McRae entertained Siltbreeze record label owner Tony Lax over breakfast where they enchanted him with a…

Where Chef Margot Henderson and Family Dine

Where Chef Margot Henderson and Family Dine

New Zealander Margot Henderson, chef of London’s beloved Rochelle Canteen lets Lucky Peach magazine in on the south London spot, Canton Arms where she and her family unwind. “ serves the sort…