Country of origin labelling a step close

Bay of Plenty residents – along with fellow Kiwis – are one step closer to being able to identify exactly where the fruit and vegetables they purchase are from. The Consumers' Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill passed its... Read More

Bring out all the good stuff

Easter's coming, the musicians are warming up and the weather's going to be great –I hope! And that makes it time to celebrate before winter is upon us. How and why chocolate, eggs and bunny rabbits ended up being associated with Easter... Read More

Enjoying autumn’s fruit

The seasonal shift to autumn brings with it a new crop of great tasting and delicious fruit to enjoy, according to 5+ A Day. Autumn is a feast of riches for fruit lovers – and the charitable trust is encouraging Bay of plenty residents to chomping. From... Read More

Savouries to divide a nation

  The humble steak and cheese pie has proven to be a crowd favourite among Kiwis after beating out the mince and cheese by a small slice. Customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue surveyed more than 2000 Kiwis to find out the... Read More

New tech for children

They're learning how to cook, how to sew, how to run a news channel and how to programme a robot – all before they hit their teen years. The pupils at Greenpark School in Greerton have taken to their new technology suite like ducks to water... Read More

Black Sheep at it again

Uniting people, great food and fare is the ethos behind The Black Sheep Bar and Grill – Tauranga's country hot-spot for all dining experiences. “We've got this amazing facility – a huge outdoor area for kids to play and... Read More

Destined for the dump

The attire will be glitzy, the setting glamorous – and the food will be…rescued. And it will all be extremely grand. Women at this year's Ladies' Long Lunch at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's Tauranga campus on November... Read More

Catering for every occassion

Brooklyn has been a firm favourite place for me to dine for a long time, so I was pleased to be able to do this review for owner Rohan McCloskey. What do I like about Brooklyn? The surroundings always feel really relaxed and comfortable. It works for... Read More

Put a roast lamb on…

New Zealand lamb has been named the hero of the dinner table when ranked against other family favourites by Kiwi home cooks. Recent survey results show lamb is the standout choice ahead of chicken, beef and pork as New Zealanders most favourable meat... Read More

The truth about ‘real’ chocolate

Real chocolate is good for you! It is nutritious, easily digestible, and full of vitamins, minerals and a 93 per cent useable form of iron. Real chocolate is low in sugar with a low glycaemic index, keeping you full for longer and helping keep blood... Read More