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Having just thrown open the gates to Ayrburn, the 60-hectare, $200 million development set on a 160-year-old estate near Arrowtown, visionary Chris Meehan talks us through what to expect from the brand-new-but-also-historic precinct that’s shaping up to be unlike anything else on offer in Aotearoa. Interview Josie Steenhart
Fifty years ago this year, Witi Ihimaera published his debut novel, Tangi, the first novel by a Māori author. Tom McKinlay caught up with the celebrated writer on the eve of his visit to Dunedin for the city’s Readers & Writers Festival.
This no-knead focaccia could not be easier: mix (using instant dried yeast), put in the fridge, and the dough does the work overnight! While the method is simple, the bread is amazing – it still manages to achieve that bubbly, fluffy structure that you want in your focaccia. You can swap chilli, basil and olive for whatever’s on hand – parsley, oregano and chopped sundried tomatoes for instance.
Having lived in the North Island for seven years, Alby Hailes, winner of television reality show The Great Kiwi Bake Off and author of new cookbook Good Vibes, is enjoying being back in Dunedin and taking it easier for a change.
Sustainable seafood, top drops and luxury lodges – Wairarapa’s utterly charming wine country and stunning coastlines make for a wild and wonderful weekend away.
Great new reads to please even the pickiest of bookworms.
From hand-hewn joinery and divine intervention in a restored church and the effortless accommodation of a home grill big enough for a burger joint, to an off-grid sanctuary with an industrial feel and a luxurious nod to Georgian architecture, South Island-based designers took out many of the top titles at this year’s prestigious National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) Excellence in Design Awards.
From decadent ways to sweeten your day and the prettiest pink tech to monochrome florals, gorgeous glassware and playful accessories, here’s what our editor is coveting this month.
Described by Billboard magazine as “one of the most exciting pop voices to emerge from New Zealand in the past five years,” this month critically acclaimed artist Em Walker brings her talent back to Ōtautahi for her first hometown performance in five years.
Fashion industry aficionado Vicki Taylor talks three decades in the trade, finding inspiration from the Otago Rail Trail, and her stunning new store in Dunedin.
From cult skin highlighters and supernaturally good blemish-fighters to bestselling Japanese serums and pancake-scented eyeshadow palettes, here’s what the 03 team are testing this month.
Christchurch locals now have the unique opportunity to spend time in celebrated architect Sir Miles Warren’s living room, located at his seminal former dwelling and workplace at 65 Cambridge Terrace, with leading design and craft gallery Objectspace moving into the special space earlier this year. We spoke to Objectspace’s Victoria McAdam to find out more…
Kiwi creative, actor and environmentalist Bryce Langston launched his YouTube channel Living Big in a Tiny House in 2013, and a decade later, with partner Rasa Pescud, has more than 4.5 million subscribers and a global following. Here he shares a peek inside two of his own New Zealand-based tiny homes.
Great new reads to please even the pickiest of bookworms.
Words Josie Steenhart THE LOCATIONResiding in the more chill part of the Viaduct, QT Auckland opens up a realm of relaxed seaside opportunities offered by the up-and-coming Westhaven quarter, from cafes and eateries to parks, […]
Swap the South Island for the island of Rarotonga – a slice of heaven in the Pacific that offers everything from brimming ocean life and brilliant white sand to decadent cocktails and a rich cultural heritage.
From skin-balancing biotechnology and beloved French serums to groundbreaking bronzingand body washes for those sensitive types, here’s what the 03 team are trying this month. To read this story in our digital issue click here.
Held in Dunedin last month by Registered Master Landscapers, the 2023 Landscapes of Distinction Awards’ big winners included well-known Christchurch-based Goom Landscapes, who won a total of nine awards for four projects, while a small but […]
From playful pale pinks and punchy powder-blues to joyful gelato-inspired greens and luxe lilacs and lavenders, hit your wardrobe with a lick of pastel power this season – or better yet wear these mood-enhancing, subtly statement-making hues from head to toe.
Having recently resided at the historic Robert Lord cottage as this year’s University of Otago Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence Fellow, Ruth Paul will be returning south this month as part of the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.
From bold florals, fresh brights, molten metallics and fancy frills to decadent nods to deliciousness (think dark chocolate, croissants, banana pudding, cakes and coffee), sweeten up your October with a few of our favourite things.
This is probably my favourite dish in the book. It just speaks volumes to me of New Zealand on many levels. It’s a dish made with one of our most precious seasonal delicacies, but served in such a humble, no-fuss sort of manner. A similar version of this dish would have been eaten hundreds of thousands of times on the riverside or in baches and cribs up and down the country, ever since we figured out how to catch these slippery, mysterious little fish.
Kiwi chef Al Brown muses on his passion for baches (that’s cribs to you down south) and shares some favourite recipes from the new edition of his much-loved cookbook Eat Up New Zealand.
Alien worlds have landed at Tūhura Otago Museum, via Roswell-based (yes that Roswell) Kiwi artist Jess Johnson.
Christchurch-based travel writer Mike Yardley enjoys some serene spring encounters in Marlborough’s Queen Charlotte Sound.
Morning tea and more are sorted with these hearty and heart-warming high country recipes from Philippa Cameron's new cookbook.
Great new reads to please even the pickiest of bookworms.
It wasn’t until Julia Atkinson-Dunn purchased a house in Christchurch that the former interior design pro nervously turned her hand to gardening. Fast-forward a few years and Julia has just released her third tome celebrating the joys of gardening, which “aims to fill in the practical basics needed by beginners while providing inspiration and support for gardeners as they continue to grow in confidence”.
From gorgeous green-hued goodies and heavenly garden-themed scents to cosy robes, cool Kiwi-designed tees and luxe leather kicks, here’s what the 03 team are coveting this month.
Award-winning artist and former McCahon House resident Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss draws on both the land – often literally – and sea in her latest work, now showing at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Bloom into a blossoming spring style mood with the new season’s most fun and fabulous florals.
Southland’s fashion capital has crowned a new queen for 2023 – Dunedin-based Molly Marsh, whose covetable designs were inspired by a tennis court in her hometown of Ettrick.
From cult Parisian makeup and miracle pimple patches to Hollywood-worthy hair and skin-loving foundations, here’s what the 03 team are trying this month.
Based on a North Otago sheep and beef farm, Philippa Cameron is sharing her unique brand of high country home cooking with the world via social media – and now a deliciously charming new cookbook.
Created by Kiwi taco king and queen Otis and Sarah Frizzell of The Lucky Taco food truck and company, 03 samples some spicy little recipes fresh from the colourful foodie duo’s delicious new book.
Harbour views, stunning spa facilities and a chic makeover ensure this Auckland accommodation institution is a top spot to stay.
Great new reads to please even the pickiest of bookworms. Mothers’ InstinctBarbara Abel | HarperCollins, $35Soon to be a major US motion picture starring Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, Mothers’ Instinct is a dark domestic […]
On a recent visit to see friends and family in the South Island, renowned British architect/interior designer Ben Pentreath granted 03 an exclusive interview over lunch at historic Christchurch homestead Mona Vale.
From mood-enhancing homeware and joy-inducing objects to playful accessories and attire, here’s what the 03 team are coveting this month.
From citrus brights to Barbie pink, hit winter with a punch of perky, popping colour to effortlessly brighten up the seemingly never-ending grey days.
On the eve of the much-feted release of the 30th anniversary restoration of her pivotal 1993 film Bread and Roses at the New Zealand International Film Festival, 03 caught up with filmmaker Gaylene Preston to talk childhoods on the West Coast, golden years in Golden Bay and the urgent importance of saving our cinematic history.
From skin-loving sheer tints and pink hair straighteners for a good cause to seaweed scalp scrubs and Mediterranean-scented body products, here’s what the 03 team are trying this month.
A literal hidden gem in the middle of gorgeous untamed nowhere, multi-award-winning build The Lindis defies conventional design ideas and instead takes its cues directly, organically – yet ultimately really quite dramatically – from nature.
Born in Ashburton, raised on a farm in Methven, a student at Canterbury University’s prestigious Ilam art school and a recent resident of Dunedin, Peter Robinson’s latest exhibition, Kā Kaihōpara, at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, is one of his most important to date.
Fabulous foodie and brilliant baker Michelle Morfett celebrates her very first cookbook (and shares some mouth-watering morning tea recipes with 03!).
Great new reads to please even the pickiest of bookworms.
Founder/designer of cult Kiwi fashion brand Jimmy D, James Dobson travels the south several times a year on sales trips, showcasing his latest collections to his stockists around the island – so he’s something of an expert on where to stay, shop, eat and imbibe.
From mood-enhancing pops of colour (our current fave is rich red) in everything from homeware to jewellery to playful ways to perfume and pieces to get cosy in, here’s what the 03 team are coveting this month.
Sixty kilometres inland from Oamaru, the small rural community of Kurow is a somewhat surprising spot to find a fabulous frock shop – but for Jess Beachen it’s the perfect place to pursue her fashion (and foodie) dreams.
Crack the coat this winter with our picks of the cosiest on-trend outerwear, from the warm and fluffy to the covetably quilted and the sleek and chic.
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