New Zealand's favourite home and lifestyle magazine, NZ House & Garden celebrates the homes, lifestyles and creativity of New Zealanders. Always a delight, NZ House & Garden explores an extraordinary variety of inspiring, beautiful and intriguing homes and gardens.
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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!
NZ Life & Leisure, New Zealand's leading lifestyle magazine, is a magazine about changing lives. Each issue is brimming with inspirational stories of stimulating people who have an insatiable desire to make the most of what life has to offer and to enjoy every moment of it - the successes and the hard-work.
Learn how to be more self-sufficient, how to farm with livestock and poultry, and how to grow great fruit and vegetables on your little piece of paradise with the farming experts from NZ Lifestyle Block (incorporating NZ Lifestyle Farmer).
Join us as we explore small farms around New Zealand, in a magazine packed full of practical information on everything from organic gardening to pest control, orchard care to cheesemaking. Plus, you get Sue Clarke’s monthly column on chicken health – she’s the author of How to Care for Your Poultry - and everything else you need to know about running a block for business or pleasure.
From lifestyle blocks to small farms, home gardens to small commercial growers, NZ Lifestyle Block (incorporating NZ Lifestyle Farmer) is the monthly magazine that will inform you, and bring you new ideas.
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.
Avenues is the definitive city guide that helps people get the most out of living in Christchurch.
Avenues delivers the best of everything each month, from dining to trends, fashion, entertainment, regional travel and local personalities. Coupled with insightful features and reviews, Avenues encapsulates what makes Christchurch the unique community it is.
Stories are engaging, local and relevant, giving readers authoritative, must-have inside information, and a greater appreciation of their city.
Beekeeping is a HOW TO for the Home Hive Hobbyist. Everything a beginner beekeeper needs to know about honey, hives and harvest. It's eesy-beesy with this beautiful and inspirational magazine full of detailed, step-by-step information. Read the stories of other New Zealand backyard beekeepers.
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.
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
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
Packed with imaginative ideas and richly illustrated, Original Spaces will inspire you to create a personality-packed home with the things you love. It includes ideas for displaying collections, using colour, mixing old with new, upcycling and creating the decorative details – both indoors and out – that make a home unique and genuinely stylish.
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.
Coastal Living is NZ House & Garden's beach and summer-themed special edition: 164 pages of home ideas that capture the coastal vibe that Kiwis love. As well as inspiring interiors, it includes relaxed and luscious recipes (especially kai moana and picnics for the beach and beyond), and stylish touches to bring an easy, seaside feel to your home.
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.
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.