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The first in a series of extracts from gorgeous new gardening tome Secret Gardens of Aotearoa, we travel to Central Otago’s lake district to see the magic Ali Soper has worked on a very special 113-year-old former sheep station.
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
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.
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.
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.
Christchurch-based travel writer Mike Yardley enjoys some serene spring encounters in Marlborough’s Queen Charlotte Sound.
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.
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.
Harbour views, stunning spa facilities and a chic makeover ensure this Auckland accommodation institution is a top spot to stay.
From Gibbston Valley Lodge to Wānaka’s Rippon winery and Cloudy Bay in Northburn, 03’s editor takes a very stylish drive through Central Otago in the brand new fully electric Lexus RZ 450e.
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