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Join the Get Growing VIP Club to receive the e-zine giving you hints, tips and regular fruit and vege growing advice.
Annual club membership includes:
* 50 issues of the Get Growing e-zine plus VIP members' only competitions, prize draws, exclusive discount offers & invitations to special events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Zealand Geographic celebrates New Zealand and all its diversity—it's people, places and wildlife. This multi-award-winning magazine is loved by readers of all ages and is renowned for its high quality reproduction, lavish photography and in-depth editorial coverage of wide-ranging subjects—every issue holds a surprise. For two decades it has been the definitive journal of record for New Zealand, bringing its readers stories from the deepest oceans to the stars above their heads, and all the locations and cultures in between. Canon Media Awards 2013 – Best Newsstand Magazine.
NZ Geographic is a Kowhai Media publication
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
Mana provides a unique perspective on modern Maori life in a lavishly illustrated, easy-to-read style.
Each bi-monthly issue brings a new mix of inspirational, informative stories and profiles of Maori in education, health, politics, business, the arts, sports and many other fields, both here and overseas. Mana also introduces readers to traditional and holistic practices that can be incorporated into modern life, from gardening to every day wellness.
Mana Magazine is a Kowhai Media publication.
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.
A luscious compilation of NZ House & Garden's best and most decadent recipes in a 164-page cookbook.
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.
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.