Articles Categorized: Home and Living

Around the world in 80 meals

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ONE of the more intriguing facets of travel is the eating process. I’ve been to formal functions in the west where no fewer than a…

Maca farming

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MACA is regarded as one of the world’s most unique and powerful medicinal superfoods and has amazing potential as a natural therapeutic. It only grows…

Meat-free week

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BOWEL Cancer New Zealand invites you to join them in going meat-free for seven days. They are challenging all New Zealanders to a week without…

Planting for marine life

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THOUSANDS of sedges and rushes have been planted near the Tarawera River mouth to help in the regeneration and preservation of marine populations. The operation,…

Bright lights in September

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AS we head towards our spring equinox on September 23 with the sun crossing the Equator to spend the next six months on our side,…

Wild for Waitangi weekend

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THE annual celebration of the Eastern Bay’s wilderness bounty is calling for wild food enthusiasts as planning begins for the third Local Wild Food Challenge.…

Tossed pasta and chickpeas

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YOU do not need a lot of ingredients to make a filling meal. This pasta dish can be made using your favourite type of dried…

Sweet magnolias in bloom

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WHEN Wendy Kingsbury arrived home this week after several weeks abroad, it was instantly obvious that in her absence, spring had made its appearance. Buds…

Feeding the birds

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THIS is the third year John Baker has fed tui in his Mokorua garden. The Whakatane charter boat operator says usually about seven tui come…