NZ Life & Leisure

Why kombucha's good for you

Very little is known about the origins of kombucha, only that it was brewed some 2000 years ago in China and known as the Tea of Immortality.

An ancient health tonic gets a new lease on life in a tiny kitchen north of Auckland

How this woman changes young lives gallery

Nancy McConnell and Martin Hansen.

Nancy McConnell is driven to bring work into the lives of disengaged young people.

Knitting injury into success

Cam Low discovered knitting after being laid low with broken bones.

Rather than wasting hours in front of the TV, this recuperating ski instructor instead turned to making beanies.

Cruising in style on the Nile

Mahmoud (right), son of Nour El Nil’s owner, helps Ahmed the captain at the tiller to keep the 40-metre dahabiyya on course.

Visions of genteel 19th-century travel inspired a leisurely cruise on one of the world’s most romantic rivers.

Winter fashion trends: Blush and grey

Clockwise: Marble paperweight, stylist’s own; Yves Saint Laurent Desire de Jour Couture Face Colour Palette, $114; Witchery purse, $35; Meadowlark earrings, $999.

From jackets tailored for work to beanies best saved for the weekend, we showcase the styles that will keep you current this winter.

NZ Life & Leisure Travel

Cruising in style on the Nile

Mahmoud (right), son of Nour El Nil’s owner, helps Ahmed the captain at the tiller to keep the 40-metre dahabiyya on course.

Visions of genteel 19th-century travel inspired a leisurely cruise on one of the world’s most romantic rivers.

Three reasons to visit Cromwell

The postcard perfect Cromwell Heritage Precinct.

There is a side effect to visiting Cromwell – a wild desire to throw in city life and be reinvented as a Central Otago-ite

A taste of Italy's cheese capital gallery

Wheels of grana padano are carefully tended on the shelves of the Latteria Sociale ripening room.

A trip to Mantua wouldn't be complete without a taste of its biggest treasure: grana padano.

Treasure hunting in Buenos Aires

San Telmo Markets, Buenos Aires

This lively maze of a market is packed to the brim with vintage finds, antique homewares and forgotten family heirlooms.

Inspiring New Zealanders

Knitting injury into success

Cam Low discovered knitting after being laid low with broken bones.

Rather than wasting hours in front of the TV, this recuperating ski instructor instead turned to making beanies.

Meet NZ's horse whisperer gallery

Andrew 
uses Bow, his demonstration horse, to address clients on one of his leadership courses.

He should also be known as a ‘people whisperer' the methods he uses to tame horses work just as well on businessmen and troubled children.

Does she have the best job ever? gallery

Camilla on assignment in Western Australia for a Chinese travel magazine.

She follows extreme athletes around in NZ's most beautiful environments for a living. So that's a yes then.

Melanoma won't stop her

Claire in one of her many costumes.

A lot can change in a few years, as this talented costume designer and youngest ever WOW winner has discovered.

Take the Sleepyhead Sleep Challenges and win!

Complete all three of the Sleepyhead Sleep Challenges and go in the draw to win a luxury Sleepyhead bed.

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