No need for pay-to-play with new Pahiātua sports club

Charlie and Trina Edwards operate Te Koha Sports Club, helping Pahiātua families who want to get involved in sports but ...

Te Koha Sports Club handles costs collectively, with pay-what-you-can fees and fundraising to ensure struggling families can play sport.

Summer crunch salad

The aim with this salad is to cut all the produce into similar sized pieces.

This salad is best served chilled straight from the fridge so to keep the crunch factor.

Roasted chicken & grapes with buttered saffron rice

Grapes, when roasted, have a unique flavour that matches well with chicken.

During cooking, the sweet and salty juices of this dish combine with the onion to create a rich sauce.

From New York City to back-country Manawatū

Jemma and Alex Robertson bought their first house in Northern Manawatū; a run down old church and Sunday school that ...

Home buyers get on the ladder with a run-down church in the Ruahine Ranges.

Smoothie Pops

These smoothie pops are perfect for those hot summer afternoons.

This is the perfect thirst quencher for a hot summer afternoon.

Zucchini & mozzarella bake

Eggplant Parmigiana was the inspiration for this dish, that uses zucchini slices instead.

Eggplant Parmigiana was the inspiration for this dish, that uses zucchini slices instead.

Sauteed zucchini with spaghetti & feta

This dish is simple, but delicious.

Via a slow sautee in olive oil, courgettes sweeten and soften wonderfully.

Hapuku curry with coconut, ginger and lemongrass

Hāpuku fillets work well in this Vietnamese-style curry, perfect for the warm weather.

Follow up this light and delicate Vietnamese-style fish curry with a cool coconut sago pudding – perfect summer food.

Olive oil and peach squares

Olive oil and peach squares.

This vegan and refined sugar-free recipe from Jordan Rondel will also work well with many other fruits and berries.

World War II veteran to become centenarian

World War II veteran Clive Meddings will celebrate his 100th birthday on February 4, but says it's "just another day”.

In wartime, Clive Meddings lived off four cups of water a day and experienced yellow jaundice. Now he says his 100th birthday is "just another day".

Fish with cos, tartare and crispy capers

Tartare sauce and fresh fish is a combo that's hard to beat. Add salty crispy capers to knock it out of the park.

Crudo with chilli, lemon and parsley oild

No cooking required when you're landed with a fresh catch of fish.

Manawatū shearer convicted for attacking partner and step-daughter

Joseph Patrick Simeon, 41, was sentenced to five months’ home detention in the Palmerston North District Court on ...

Joseph Simeon will serve five months' home detention for swinging ex-partner by hair and kicking her daughter.

Prawn salad

This Laotian-style prawn salad is a perfect hot weather dish.

When the weather heats up this fresh summer salad goes down a treat.

Prawn cocktail

Take your prawn cocktail to the next level with paprika, tarragon and tiger prawns.

Elevate that guilty pleasure with a few ingenious ingredients and the biggest tiger prawns you can find.

Gazpacho and Greek salad

Fresh, chilled gazpacho is the answer when it feels too hot to eat.

Cool down with two fresh Mediterranean summer classics.

Al pastor with pineapple salsa

Al pastor and pineapple salsa.

These shepherd-style pork tacos are ideal for hot Kiwi summers. Just give yourself a bit of time to let the meat marinate.

Strawberry and peach shortcake tart

Strawberry and peach shortcake tart.

Served warm or cold with runny cream, strawberry and peach shortcake is easy to put together and makes the most of summer's sweet harvest.

Strawberries on toast

Strawberries on toast.

With a sweet or savoury option, what better way to celebrate summer than with this delightful and unexpected combination.

Trolling a hundred years of floating hotels

A person on a stretcher is removed from Carnival's Holland America cruise ship Zaandam at Port Everglades during the ...

If you want to lambast a cruise ship when it’s down, then TV One has the programme for you.

Roasted baby carrots with tarragon nasturtium butter

If tarragon is unavailable, use parsley, and calendula petals could be used in place of nasturtium.

Do go lightly on the tarragon here, as it can be overpowering in excess.

Sesame broccoli with tahini lemon dressing

Combined with lemon, this is one of my favourite dressings to go with lightly steamed broccoli.

This is one of my favourite dressings to go with the lightly steamed green vege.

Beetroot, hazelnuts & goat cheese

The combination here of beetroot and crunchy hazelnuts is quite fabulous.

This combination is quite fabulous and perfect as a side for either a festive meal or a summer holiday gathering.

Nectarine trifle

Change it up with nectarines in your Christmas trifle this year.

When you're a few eggnogs in and it's time for Christmas pudding assembly, the trifle really comes into its own.

Look inside cruise liner luxury lacks bite video

The Queen Elizabeth II is receiving a $100 million makeover in Dubai.

Where's the food? Inside the QE Hotel is like a sound check but no concert, foreplay but no seduction.

Lemon curd roulade

Lemon curd roulade.

If you want to get a delicious practice run in before the big day, this recipe is something else and definitely the one to trial.

Hazelnut & Fig Panforte

Panforte is a glorious combination of spices, dried fruit, whole nuts and honey in a dense little cake.

Serve thin slices with coffee after festive feasting, or cut into thick wedges and wrap with brown paper and twine for an edible Christmas gift.

Why these Florentine Caramels are the perfect Christmas sweet treat

These are best kept in the fridge, so they don’t melt, and will keep for 2 weeks.

Handy to have on hand to serve after a meal or with afternoon tea, they can also be wrapped up nicely as gift for this season of giving.

Summer photo competition returns

David Wilmott, of Rangiora, captures an idyllic summer moment.

Enter your summer pictures and be in with a chance to win a new camera.

Designer and artist Johnson Witehira on his historic apology design video

Māori artist and designer Johnson Witehira.

The true essence of Māori life and experience might finally start to come to the fore in Stuff’s journalism, says Witehira.

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