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Creative minds fill food gap

How soon could you double the current food production from your home garden?

Moonshine and balderdash

Under the full moon, the fragile blooms of my Camellia sasanqua ‘Plantation Pink' looked eerily surreal.

The many joys of reuse shops

Nelson Reuse & Recycle Centre has operated in Tahunanui since 1992. It is at the entry to the transfer station, and accepts and sells items that might otherwise go to landfill.

Nelsonians dining out more often

People are going out a little more often but not spending up large, says owner of Harry's Bar.

Science meets art at Light Nelson

Jacquetta Bell talks to one of the prime drivers behind next month's Light Nelson project.

The ring's the thing

signet ring Justine Jamieson looks at men's engagement rings.

Watch it

Wrist watches, though no longer vital, have still stood the test of time when it comes to a fashion accessory.

Summer suitcase

Sandals for summer

Working for a sustainable future

Are you ready for the Big Shift? A big shift is afoot in the business world.

Romance of veges

Imagining I might have been Italian in a previous life is the excuse I use to justify my ongoing obsession with Italian fruit and vegetables.

Food far too good to waste

Human nature can't handle the oil truth

The many joys of reuse shops

Nelson Reuse & Recycle Centre has operated in Tahunanui since 1992. It is at the entry to the transfer station, and accepts and sells items that might otherwise go to landfill.

Hot from the pot

Soup As we dip into the depths of winter it is not only satisfying to eat soups but making them is equally satisfying.

Land of hops and honey

Nelson is my home, and the craft beer capital of the country. Put two and two together.

Fine dining at the Oysterette

Eating on the street

There's no taste like home

After six weeks overseas, I thought about what tastes I would want when I got home and this is what I came up with.

Taste the good life

Nelmac Garden Marlborough. Bookings are open for this year's Garden Marlborough, offering a bounty of garden treats and the usual high standard of horticultural workshops.

From twigs to flourishing flora

 

If the trees could talk . . .

Grassroots garden show blooms

Moonshine and balderdash

Under the full moon, the fragile blooms of my Camellia sasanqua ‘Plantation Pink' looked eerily surreal.

Wine in a can a pleasant surprise

Pacific Open Water Challenge In recent weeks I have attended two functions where fine-wine importers Dhall and Nash have showcased a range of wines.

Low-alcohol wine can ease hangovers

Anyone who enjoys a little too much wine occasionally will have experienced the nasty after effects of too much alcohol and for people who enjoy a moderate amount of alcohol regularly the effects are more subtle, particularly around the waistline.

Mad about fundraising

Magical food-wine matches

Villa Maria's wise move

When wines from the latest vintage are released, we often see new labels being launched at the same time - and this year sees a new range of wines from the Villa Maria stable.

Contest to showcase Nelson's beer

Nelson craft beer map Nelson's craft brewers are holding a photo competition to find a new cover shot for its beer trail brochure.

Brewing obsession may grow from kits

There's no shame in using kits or fancy machines to make homebrew. Just be warned that brewing might grow into an obsession.

Apprentice turns master brewer

Whisky and beer can pair well

Double hoppy; we're happy

Five exciting, delicious, medal worthy New Zealand Double IPA's - all available in the local supermarket. We got so excited, we bought them all.

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