When food gets hyper-local: Local cooking competition licks MasterChef

Some people just have brilliant ideas and you really want to support them. And that’s how I found myself sitting inside on the first fine day after a week of deluge, wind and bitter cold. And what an incredibly warm and cheery place to be. The event was the  judging of the Local Table competition […]

Sunday walks: Waikanae River and Lagoon

Armed with pram and camera, the Waikanae estuary has now been explored. And it’s time for a nice sit-down and pot of tea and a chance to tell you just how pleasant it is… The morning was glorious; warm, blue skies, with chores completed early. The LovePlantLife Expeditionary Forces ventured forth for a nice stroll […]

NZ Tourism Posters

Come to New Zealand see the beautiful plants! Wonderful collection of 1930’s New Zealand tourism posters at Retronaut – get over there and check out the rest of the collection.  

Megaherb smacks down Killer Nettle

  In a true demonstration that cute and cuddly beats pesky and prickly, the Chatham Island forget-me-not (Myosotidium hortensia) has become New Zealand’s favourite plant for 2010. In a national poll by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN) to find the country’s preferred plant, the potentially deadly tree nettle Ongaonga (Urtica ferox) dominated voting […]