31 days ago

Urban Forage

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Our Urban Forage Mahinga Kai started at Auckland Domain with a walk through the lower tracks with Riki Bennett to discover a range of edible and not so edible plants, trees and berries.

The forage was then followed by a gourmet luncheon and some of the menu items were prepared using the Kai cooker.

The main highlight was the Kahikatea Berry Jelly which consisted of berries foraged from a year ago.

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2 hours ago


The Team from Neighbourly Property

Nestled in one of Auckland's top neighborhoods sits this beautiful Hinuera Stone family home. Stylish with character and appeal for couples or families.
The moment you enter the wide double door entrance you will be drawn to the feature window displaying impressive wide sea views over the Hauraki Gulf to Tiritiri Matangi Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.
A quality central heating and air conditioning system feeding all rooms creates the ultimate in year round comfort regardless of what temperatures are present outside.
Four bedrooms or three bedrooms plus large office, two bathrooms (master with ensuite and large walk-in wardrobe), large double garage plus separate self contained laundry. Set over 220m2 the open plan living all on one level makes for a very easy lifestyle. The gourmet kitchen is a delight with quality stainless steel appliances, gas hobs and built-in microwave. Thoughtful design has gone into the kitchen with separate Island workbench and a clever sliding window leading out to the sun-drenched private BBQ patio area making it perfect for entertaining family and friends. The second living area is off the kitchen making it the central hub where family and friends enjoy both everyday family living and celebrating life to the fullest. Other features include central vac system and handy storage loft with fold down ladder. The location is superb and surrounded by executive homes giving you the assurance and peace of mind of a quality real estate investment. Close to beautiful Orewa Beach but just off the flat with the choice of restaurants, shops and cafes within walking distance and easy motorway access making commuting a joy.
Will it be you and your family living in "The Ritz" ?

Auction onsite 12 noon Saturday 19th October unless sold prior
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3 hours ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
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3 hours ago

WATCH: Union

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city using the universal language of rugby.
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