Kim Newth takes the road north to discover a charming country town with fascinating local history and a tempting lineup of art, antiques and artisan foods.
A shrine to the Mini is taking over classic car restorer Paul Costin's garage. This man cave is a nod to the 1960s mod culture, with two full-sized minis sitting among vintage steering wheels, license plates and a khaki parka.
Every month, we scour the city for the best cafes. This time, it was dining among potted flowers and antiques that made us feel this lunchtime haunt was a little bit fancy.
Following in the footsteps of 42 Below, Sam and Ben Lu of New Zealand Chinese Liquor have created their own spirit to rival others in the Chinese market and beef up Kiwi cocktails, as a replacement for vodka, with its 58 per cent (ABV) strength.
Whether you're a seasoned whisky drinker or a first-timer, staff will suggest the perfect wee dram at this tiny New Regent St drinking hole.
If you've got strawberries to spare, this cake is a must.
Like a spare pare of pantyhose, it's great to have these products at the ready, just in case.
From homestead, heritage barn and creamery to modern, family home.
A weekend in Waipara.
She has a small herd of dressage horses and he has an expanding Holden collection and this modern home, which musters all the charm and character of a backcountry abode, provides space for both.