As time goes on, the consumer is set to gain greater control over the way electricity is produced and distributed. Want to be one of the people with the power? Jai Breitnauer explains. Words Jai Breitnauer Lake Tekapo  Last summer, our family enjoyed our annual road trip. One particular

Warm up and stay healthy with this hearty winter soup  Recipe and styling Sarah Heeringa. Photography Amanda Reelick 1 onion, chopped  drizzle of olive oil 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg  1/4 tsp ground turmeric 4 cups or 1 litre vegetable stock  1 medium-sized pumpkin or 2 small butternuts, peeled and

Cream of vegetable soup is a basic recipe that can be made as simply or as fancy as you wish. You can use this recipe with many vegetables and herbs, including carrot, kumara and parsley. You can substitute the cream with coconut cream for a dairy-free version. 2

As seasonal treats go the Cloudy Bay Pinot and Duck Tasting Trail offers a delicious pairing that has been worked 25 ways by leading chefs for the month of May. Now in its sixth year, the Cloudy Bay Pinot and Duck Tasting Trail is dishing up

Beautiful to look at and delicious to eat, edible flowers will add a delicate touch to your next dish.  Eating flowers might sound like something your hippy uncle would do, but there’s a growing trend in using colourful blooms to brighten up food. It’s far from

A creamy, delicious smoothie that showcases the blue little berry  Recipe Rachel Grunwell. Photography Aimee Finlay-Magne. Styling Maria Fernandez Salom Blueberries are the hero ingredient in this richly dark, thick and creamy smoothie. Blueberries are wonderfully rich in antioxidants, which can help to counteract premature ageing. They’re

Healthy, nutritious, delicious and chocolate!  Recipe Rachel Grunwell. Photography by Aimee Finlay-Magne. Styling Maria Fernandez Salom. Avocado is the hero ingredient in this decadent chocolate smoothie, which could just as easily be whipped up for dessert. I love avocados as they are delicious, but also a “real

Following a sold out season on London’s West End and various cities across Europe, the UK production of The Simon &Garfunkel Story will play for one night only on Tuesday the 12th of July at Auckland’s ASB Theatre.  The Simon and Garfunkel story is an acclaimed production which tells the fascinating tale of how two

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