The boutique Kina Beach Vineyard is owned by a couple who live in Zurich and visit their piece of paradise in Nelson "not as often as we would like".
Hemp, arguably one of the most versatile agricultural crops available, is restricted in New Zealand. Why is this? The answer is simple; hemp is closely related to marijuana.
We asked River Kitchen chef Aaron Bailey for a recipe and his delicious, light courgette cake is perfect for using up the last courgettes from the garden.
I wrote down the names of the some of the dishes I tasted on a recent visit to Tonga and decided that on my return I would make some of them.
Wrist watches, though no longer vital, have still stood the test of time when it comes to a fashion accessory.
Funny how things happen sometimes. About a year ago I wrote a column on Transition Towns - a grassroots movement started in the UK in 2006 that now involves over 2000 communities worldwide.
Let's be honest. We have serious environmental problems and we're not taking them very seriously.
Even though the days are still long and steamy I can feel the edge of summer as it slips quietly to autumn. The grass is brown and it is already March.
News is, now that the chill of autumn is in the air, these furry fellows are heading indoors to snuggle up in your wood pile and garden shed, cellar and ceiling.
During the first weekend of March each year two wine events are held, the Nelson Wineart Degustation Dinner and Auction in support of the Suter and the Kahurangi Long Lunch.
Although the proverbial pint and a whisky chaser have been around as long as there have been barkeeps to serve them, pairing whisky and beer is relatively new in New Zealand.
We are just back from a week in Christchurch, and what a great week it was. We haven't been down for two years, and the change is glorious. Before, we found ourselves whispering, and choking up at every turn. It was a city being torn down, leaving only rubble, dust and confusion.