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Meet me in Methven

Laid-back Methven is a little mountain village with a big beating heart.

Garden focus: Andy and Jeremy have planted hundreds of trees and shrubs since they took up ownership of Winchester and its 15 acres of land in 2010

Home + Garden, People

Edwardian Country Classic

A gracious villa, surrounded by formal English-style gardens and tree-filled parklands, looks as though it has always been a part of the North Canterbury rural landscape.

Beef Cheek Pie with Red Wine, Parsnip & Hot Water Pastry

Food + Drink, People

Simple & Seasonal

Food has become Sam Mannering’s raison d’être. He opens up about his food journey and shares some mouth-watering recipes to try at home.

Maree Hynes - Curtains The Material Difference

Home + Garden

Curtains The Material Difference

As the team at Maree Hynes Interiors explains, gone are the days when curtains were insignificant background players, simply providing a physical barrier between us and the cold glass.

Sidey & Hargreaves

Must Read

A Lifetime Of Learning

A Lifetime Of Learning

Meet the principals of some of our most trusted schools.

Eyewear

Eyewear

When it comes to selecting the perfect frames, Vanessa Cumming offers some expert advice.

Natural Fibres From Head To Toe

Natural Fibres From Head To Toe

Easy to wear and easy on the earth, Untouched World ensures you are ready for whatever the weather throws at you.

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

Oversized monochrome pieces and painterly fabrics are must-haves this spring.

Simple & Seasonal

Simple & Seasonal

Food has become Sam Mannering’s raison d’être. He opens up about his food journey and shares some mouth-watering recipes to try at home.

Curtains The Material Difference

Curtains The Material Difference

As the team at Maree Hynes Interiors explains, gone are the days when curtains were insignificant background players, simply providing ...

Edwardian Country Classic

Edwardian Country Classic

A gracious villa, surrounded by formal English-style gardens and tree-filled parklands, looks as though it has always been a part of ...

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Do bees think in English? This is the kind of question Dr Simon Pollard remembers mulling over for hours as a child before going off to

Mount Somers Bluff Weta

Mount Somers Bluff Weta

Despite our affinity with the weta, few Cantabrians are probably aware that the precipices above Mt Somers are home to the rare ...

Farming With A Difference

Farming With A Difference

What began as a fascination with alpacas at a local A&P Show nearly fifteen years ago has blossomed into internationally recognised

Ben Ohau Road Cheese

Ben Ohau Road Cheese

Deep in the heart of the Mackenzie country lies an inspiring off-the-grid artisan cheese making factory finding favour with locals and ...

Regular Skin Checks

Regular Skin Checks

The ‘sensible thing’ to do.

Design Journey

Design Journey

Kirkcaldie is a young interior design practice boldly making its mark in Christchurch. We meet the inventive and adventurous designer ...

Elke Braun-Elwert Mountain Guide

Elke Braun-Elwert Mountain Guide

For internationally qualified mountain guide Elke Braun-Elwert, the greatest reward comes not from ascending the highest peak, but from

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye

The antithesis of traditional, the sprawling gardens of Blockhill, appear at first glance to be overgrown and disorganised; yet closer ...

Meet Me In Methven

Meet Me In Methven

Laid-back Methven is a little mountain village with a big beating heart.

Harts Creek Walkway – Big Sky Country

Harts Creek Walkway – Big Sky Country

When I met June and Stuart McLachlan in October last year to learn more about the daffodils on their Leeston farm, The Rowans, Stuart ...

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