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Splore Festival is well-known for its quality food truck fare but this year stepped things up another notch with the introduction of a Splore Banquet dinner in a shady forest dell near the park’s lookout point. Words Carolyn Enting Splore Festival is well-known for its quality food

This sweet thirst quencher is a winner for all ages. Recipe and words Rachel Grunwell. Photography and styling Aimee Finlay-Magne This juice is so easy to make and delicious on a hot day. Hydrating coconut water is the base of the drink, but the rock-star ingredient is

Bamboo is a fast-growing, renewable and extremely versatile resource. Lashed together with twine, it can be used to make a classic bamboo ladder. Words and styling Sarah Heeringa. Photography Amanda Reelick You will need: · 3 bamboo poles (2–3m each), garden loppers, marker pen, craft knife or other sharp knife, cutting

Repurpose an old pallet to make a luxurious garden swing. Words and styling Sarah Heeringa. Photography Amanda Reelick What better way to enjoy a languid summer afternoon than with a book and cushions in the garden – or even better, on a swing bed, made with a

Walk the headlands and the beginning of the Te Ara Hura trail, and stop in at a winery or two. Words and photography Carolyn Enting A hike around Waiheke Island’s Headlands walk is a good way to work up an appetite, especially with the lure of lunch at

Weave your perfect walk on Tawharanui Regional Park’s network of tracks. Words and photography Carolyn Enting The melodic call of a bellbird stops me in my tracks. I glance up to see if it really is a bellbird and it hops obligingly into view on a nearby

Choosing how you travel, and who you travel with, can make a tangible difference for the environment and vulnerable communities. Words Carolyn Enting One of the joys of being alive on this planet is the adventure of travel – discovering new places and cultures, and trying different

Writer Susan Czyzo began her surfing journey with lessons nine years ago. She shares some of those learnings with Good, and why she believes in the transformative powers of surfing. Words Susan Czyzo. Photo: Escape Haven, Uluwatu, Bali. escapehaven.com Every day, people leave inland cities and drive

This delicious mango smoothie is free of dairy and gluten and makes for a refreshing pick-me-up, morning or afternoon. Recipe, styling and photography Christina Leon from Reveal Yourself This smoothie is guilt-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, and the ice cream in it is lower in sugar than in other leading brands.  Tropical

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