NZ Life & Leisure

Beekeeping: The latest urban craze gallery video

Sharon Mackie has been beekeeping for three years.

Participation in backyard beekeeping has increased by 80 per cent in the past four years. So what's the buzz about?

Are you a backyard beekeeper?

'70s Valiant unleashed mum's motoring mania

“I’d like to be driving Val until I’m 90, hopefully with Brian in the passenger seat. He’s got a great voice and he could sing his Rolling Stones favourite Not Fade Away.”

The gift of a 1970 Chrysler Valiant unleashed mid-life obsession for this Kiwi mum.

Why kombucha's good for you

Delwyn Ward relies on her own sense of taste to mix the various teas that create her signature summer and winter blends.

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.

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.

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