Clouds layer the sky, hills swell and undulate. Toi tois line the dusty road, houses and farm buildings are scattered amongst vivid green paddocks. The bridge that connects the road to Pakiri village …
One of the newest and exciting places to pop up in Warkworth township has been ‘The Oaks on Neville’. Offering its residents a prime location to relax into retirement and enjoy the amenities on their doorstep.
Touchstone Marble and Granite brings the raw beauty of natural stone benchtops to kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces across the region. After years of flying under the radar, their new showroom is now open to customers with a taste for something unique.
“Possessed of a marvellous voice, a fierce intelligence and a wonderfully dry humour,” is how the Artistic Director of the Auckland Theatre Company, Colin McColl describes Stuart Devenie, this year’s Artistic Director of the Waipu Museum Art’nTartan Wearable Art Awards Contest and Show. The acquisition of Stuart is a major triumph for the museum for this, it’s ninth annual contest.
There are many ‘natural’ skincare companies in the world, but surprisingly, there are just a handful that grow their own ingredients, and even fewer who apply biodiscovery to discover new-to-the-world ingredients. One of those is Snowberry, and the ‘Snowberry Gardens’ are located close to Matakana.
A tui sounds clear liquid notes and a wood pigeon flaps over the orchard as we walk down a neat path to Peter Bradburn’s studio. Wasps buzz drunkenly around overripe grapes and rain-blown figs. Beauty and decay; perfect for a painter.
“If I can make a difference in people’s lives, I’ll put it out there on the plate. The food looks beautiful because that’s my passion for what I do. It oozes my philosophy of wellness. You feel energised the moment you look at it.”
Have you ever searched for a kids' cookbook and felt frustrated at the simplistic nature of what is on offer? Often assuming that kids are novices in the kitchen or know nothing of everyday kitchen utensils?
“It’s amazing what you can do with a rectangle.” And I am amazed as I stand inside Wendy and Neville’s beautiful, rectangular home tucked away in Grange Street. I have always been a great admirer of a simple shape, well-positioned for the sun, and elegantly finished. This house epitomises that aesthetic.
Emma Zhang is a young potter based in Warkworth who grew up in Shenzhen, China. Since discovering clay as a medium, through which she can express her creativity, she has quickly become part of the local craft scene and is grateful for the help she has received to further her interest.