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How this floral artist and photographer’s works provoke critical thinking on societal ideals and taboos. Words Natalie Cyra. Photography Emma Bass. It immediately becomes clear after stepping into artist Emma Bass’ home that this is a woman who is besotted with flowers. There are floral spectacles adorning

A walk to the summit of Mount Manaia in the Whangarei Heads rewards you with epic views and a wonderful history lesson, too.   Words and photography Natalie Cyra Rich in Māori folklore and stunning views, Mount Manaia is one of the best short walks the Northland region

Your guide to growing a harmonious vegetable garden free from pests. Words Kahu de Beer. Artwork Lisa Lodge You know how there are certain people who seem to bring out all your good qualities? Who encourage you to be the best version of you? And then there

Food so flavoursome that even non-vegans come back for seconds.  Words Carolyn Enting Babak Sarfarazi and his son and business partner, Ali.  Flavour was the founding factor that inspired Babak Sarfarazi to open Auckland’s Wise Cicada Café 10 years ago.  As a child he was surrounded by the amazing aroma

The hardest things you will ever do will be the greatest gifts you’ll ever receive. Words Paula Gosney Sometimes life dumps us into a place so tough and spiky, so unpleasant – so stressful, that we wish with the force of a great hurricane that it would be over;

Good's nutrition columnist Ben Warren on unlocking your energy levels.  Words Ben Warren. Illustration Janelle Barone, Makers MGMT. Before we get into what foods to eat to use your body fat as a fuel, I want to give you a basic understanding of energy production. Our bodies

Good's wellness columnist Rachel Grunwell gives some practical advice on stepping outside your comfort zone.  Words Rachel Grunwell. Illustration Janelle Barone, Makers MGMT. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that being brave and stepping outside your comfort zone can bring rewards that you might not have ever

A more considered approach to wine and winemaking is a lesson in appreciation of the environment but also a special treat for the palate. Here are some of Daniel Kemp's suggestions.  01 Chêne Bleu Astralabe 2015 Ventoux, France, $55 A handcrafted and fully biodynamic grenache/syrah blend from a

The truth about ‘low’ and ‘no-sugar’ champagne. Words Steph McGregor Low-calorie, low-sugar, skinny champagne. “Is it a real thing?” was a friend’s eager question. Technically yes, but such flippant labels aren’t quite the real story.  Referred to variously as Extra Brut (for low), Non-Dose, Brut Zero or Brut

Katrina Hobbs shares the story behind her divine hand-painted designs, created in her light-filled studio. Words Leanne Moore. Photography Helen Bankers. Having a creative space where the only sound is birdsong and the beach is a five-minute walk away is a constant source of inspiration for Katrina Hobbs.

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