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Want delicious, no-fuss recipes? Cuisine is New Zealand's best food magazine with features such as Quick Smart ideas, Flash in the Pan (creative midweek meals), Sweet Spot baking recipes and Course You Can (a stress-free three-course dinner). Plus national restaurant reviews, Best Buy wines and all the best new food products. You can't afford to be without it!
Boasting a contributing team of the country's finest fishing writers, NZ Fishing News covers all angling disciplines across the New Zealand and beyond. Plus we keep you up to date with the latest developments in fishing tackle, marine electronics and fishing techniques.
New Zealand Autocar is dedicated to keeping it Kiwi by delivering the best motoring content this country has to offer. Every month we deliver the definitive verdict on new cars, with the majority of our comprehensive testing being carried out right here in New Zealand and accompanied by outstanding photography.
With every issue you'll receive the latest news and happenings from around the automotive world and we're also amongst the first to drive new cars as they launch internationally, keeping you right up with the play.
100+ things to know about creating your dream country life
The gentle munch of a cow grazing on fresh grass. A soft baa from a sheep to her lamb. The smell of ripening fruity plums, plump peaches and the tang of apples.
If you dream of waking up to the peace and quiet of country life, you might be in for a bit of a shock. There are plenty of idyllic moments but there will also be big challenges if you’re new to farming, livestock and growing.
This guide from NZ Lifestyle Block covers 100+ of the basics you need to know before you even buy a block: how to find the best block, grow & sell your own products, barns & buildings, the basics of living off-grid, livestock 101: cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry & more, creating a landscape, going organic, and how to choose the best tools & equipment.
A fresh take on preserves
from the NZ Lifestyle Block team
There’s more to preserving than jams and chutneys. A fresh take on preserves covers all the foods you might want to store, from cured meats, sausages and salamis to long-term storage of your garden harvest.
Follow the easy step-by-step techniques for dehydrating, smoking and curing meat, salami and sausages, wines and liqueurs, hard cheeses, using oil, vinegar and salt, plus the best sauces & jams for preserving in bulk.
Golf is New Zealand's biggest participation sport and The Cut is this country's leading golf magazine. Attractive and authoritative, The Cut contains a great mix of features, profiles, course reviews, equipment news and tuition tips. Columnists include Tiger Woods' caddy Steve Williams, humorist Roi Colbert and radio host Brendan Telfer.
A collection of the best gardening advice we've ever given from the experts at the Kiwi gardening bible, NZ Gardener magazine. Whether you are an expert or just starting out, the NZ Gardener's Almanac contains everything you need to know to grow a great garden in New Zealand, with advice on getting started, and growing fruit and veges, trees, roses and natives, plus how to beat common pest and diseases.
Cuisine Wine Country 2015 is the ultimate guide to New Zealand's 15 wine regions, including:
- Profiles of winery cellar doors
- Best restaurants, cafes & winery dining
- Food stores, artisan producers & farmers' market listings
All independently reviewed by Cuisine's expert food and wine writers
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The Insider's Guide 2016 is the country’s leading, independent travel guide specializing in six new regions. The Insider's Guide is packed full of interesting people to meet, things to do, places to go and food to eat; don’t leave home till you have seen the country.
The 2016 issue features six regions - Matakana, Hamilton, Around the Mountain, Blenheim, the Waitaki Valley and Wanaka.
The Insiders Guide to New Zealand 2015
The award-winning NZ Life & Leisure team creates the Insider’s Guide each year - it is the country’s leading, independent travel guide specializing in six new regions.
It’s packed full of interesting people to meet, things to do, places to go and food to eat; don’t leave home till you’ve seen the country.
Insider's Guide 2016 available from 12 November 2015
DIY Garden Design
Is your garden a dream - or a bit of a nightmare?
NZ Gardener's new special edition is a practical guide to DIY garden design, from sketching a site plan to choosing the best plants for easy colour, fragrance, seasonal interest, fruit, and attracting beneficial insects.
• Small spaces • Country landscapes • Vege gardens • Outdoor Living • Containers
Special pre-sale offer only available until 9 June 2014
Cuisine How to Cook
100 delicious recipes for beginner cooks.
This is the essential guide for the learner cook. Using exclusively supermarket ingredients and with an eye on budget, it will help novices master the basics, from macaroni cheese, roast chicken, pumpkin soup and chilli con carne to pavlova, chocolate cookies and many more can't-live-without-them recipes. All recipes have multiple tips, and will be beautifully photographed in Cuisine's signature style, many with helpful step-by-step photos.
Small Spaces is NZ House & Garden's guide to compact living, clever down-sizing and tiny abodes with style. This special 164-page issue celebrates the positive aspects of small homes – cost, intimacy, eco credentials – with ideas that prove small is beautiful. Along with multiple practical and space-enhancing strategies for all areas indoors, including kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms, there is inspiration for small gardens, pocket-size sections and courtyards, a look inside mini dwellings such as cabins and caravans, and even some easy recipes for one-pot-style cooking.
How to Care for Your Poultry, Volume 2
How to Care for Your Poultry has helped a whole country of chicken fans learn how to tend to their birds How to Care for Your Poultry has helped a whole country of chicken fans learn how to tend to their birds. Now poultry guru Sue Clarke and NZ Lifestyle Block magazine editor Nadene Hall bring you an all-new edition that helps you learn more about chicken health and management, and looks in-depth at more of the practical aspects of running chickens.
• How to garden successfully with hens
• Build your own coop using one of these plans
• Organics, health care, nutrition
• Grow your own poultry feed & much more
How to Make Cheese & Other Dairy Products Volume 2
By Jean Mansfield, 100 pages (96 plus covers)
All new 100 page guide to easy cheesemaking with 20+ great recipes
This is the second cheese-making book from NZ cheesemaking tutor and judge Jean Mansfield. It covers all the basic cheesemaking processes, ingredients and equipment you’ll need to make cheese in your kitchen, plus there are easy step-by-step recipes for more than 20 cheeses including triple creme brie, Harvarti, cottage cheese, Stilton, gruyere, gouda, gorgonzola, emmental, red and blue Cheshire, wrapped cheeses, ash cheeses and much more.
You’ll discover how to make 30 minute microwave mozzarella that’s a perfect pizza topping, how to create a cheese wedding cake, and the steps to making your own basic cheese press.
The Dominion Post - 150 Years of News
On 8 February 2015, The Dominion Post celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding paper, The Evening Post, first published by Henry Blundell in 1865.
To celebrate this anniversary, The Dominion Post presents The Dominion Post - 150 Years of News.
Capturing 150 years of news, the book is a wonderful record of our community and the part the newspapers played in its birth, growth and maturity. It is a record to be proud of. With 268 pages and featuring over 265 illustrations, it will prove the ideal keepsake or present.
Our special issue showcases all 19 finalists in the NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year awards, plus dozens of other stylish Kiwi rooms.
It's packed with 164 pages of ideas, including chapters on kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms and indoor-outdoor spaces.
The Seasonal Cook from Cuisine is a collection of 150 favourite Cuisine recipes. The recipes are arranged into the four seasons, so you know you are cooking with the best-value, freshest local produce - from delicious summer salads and barbecue ideas to winter soups, roasts and slow-cooked creations. Plus, there are plenty of desserts and baking ideas to see you through the year. It consists of 180 pages, soft cover with flaps, 275x230mm and high-quality paper stock. This beautifully produced cookbook will be a must-buy for any keen cook.
Grow your best-ever root crops with NZ Gardener's latest special edition, Homegrown Potatoes. this comprehensive reference guide includes practical growing, harvesting & pest and disease control tips for sensational spuds - plus beetroot, carrots, kumara, radishes, parsnips, swedes, taro, turnips, yams & much more.
The sailors of New Zealand have spoken and we’ve listened.
You asked for a Kiwi-centric sailing magazine and Boating has delivered it in the form of New Zealand Yachting, a glossy, 144-page tribute to everything great about harnessing the wind to explore the majestic coastlines of God’s Own and beyond.
Inside this image-rich publication you’ll find inspiration and entertainment for the Christmas cruise and the year ahead with destination guides for the Bay of Islands, Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds, as well as your selection of New Zealand’s 10 most influential cruising sailors of all time.
Kerikeri kiwifruit grower Kerry Farrand talks about the magical five-year circumnavigation that saw him named Yachting New Zealand’s cruiser of 2012 while award winning Whangarei circumnavigators Alvah and Diana Simon share their top 10 places to cruise before you die.
And don’t miss our feature interview with 19-year-old EMI-contracted singer-songwriter Jamie McDell who dreams of buying back her father’s Farr 1220 to continue her own inspirational voyage through life.
For the racing sailors, there’s a special eight-page report on the ‘State of the Racing Nation’, we catch up Chris Dickson and Suzanne McFadden explores the courtship between Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa in our preview to the 34th America’s Cup.
There’s columns from Peter Montgomery, Alvah Simon and Lindsay Wright and much more besides, including a 14-page look at the yachts of 2013 including analysis of the bold design trends emerging from the major production yards of the world.
Featuring work by some of New Zealand’s best yachting writers and photographers, this second NZ Yachting special issue will take you through the dramatic history of the 1894 classic Waitangi, the hi-tech creativity of modern sailmaking, one of our country’s worst yacht racing tragedies and delight in sparkling South Pacific destinations.
Plus: an inspiring photographic essay of a Kiwi couple’s circumnavigation of New Zealand.
Kayak fishing is increasingly popular and it's easy to see why. Cheaper and more eco-friendly than setting yourself up with a powerboat and easier to store and transport than other watercraft, kayaks make an ideal platform for fishing. This collection of the best NZ Fishing News kayak-fishing articles by authority Stephen Tapp gives you inside knowledge on the essential tools and equipment, keeping safe, transport options and, of course, how to catch a variety of challenging fish using different techniques, including a special section on hapuku.
So get your paddle and rod and get fishing!
Since early 2005, the 'new' technique of fishing with soft-plastic lures has swept the country. Highly successful (often out-fishing conventional bait), this technique has been widely adopted by anglers in many parts of the country. But part of the attraction is that it has put the fun back into fishing, due in part to the light, compact tackle and fine braid lines used to get the best out of these lures.
Edited by Sam Mossman and Mark Kitteridge – two renowned exponents of the sport who have stayed at the cutting edge throughout - this special issue contains a collection of some of the standout soft-plastic articles published by NZ Fishing News, as well as a couple of pieces from back in the 1980s, to give some historical perspective to the method.
So take advantage of this accumulated knowledge and experience greater success and enjoyment in future.
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