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.
For Maria and Joe Artho of NZ IN A BOX®, creating memory card games of New Zealand was an easy decision. Both have travelled to far corners of the world, but to them, Aotearoa – New Zealand will be their forever home.
Celene Busher and Darnell Nepia have built their dream home on a one hectare lifestyle block in Algies Bay, and they are very happy with the result. “It’s the Kiwi dream really – that’s how I feel about it,” says Celene.
Daryn, Louise and their two boys started their adventure five years ago when they shifted from their Waiheke Island home of nearly 17 years and bought their little farm in Tauhoa, calling it Salty River Farm because it sits on a tidal arm of the Kaipara.
Carl Thompson is a rising star on the drifting scene. Only two years into professional racing, he’s already in the pro-series and placing as one of the top ten drivers in New Zealand. But he’s certainly not new to cars.