Oscar & Otto

words Liz French, images Brydie Thompson You don’t have to choose between Oscar and Otto, two hot new additions to Tauranga’s Strand. Otto can be your day time go to while Oscar comes into its own in the evening. The ‘naughty twins’ are the brain children of Catherine MacLoughlin and Hamish Carter, local foodies with…

Starting Out

Words: Josie Evans | Photography: Brydie Thompson In this our regular series, where Josie from Excelso interviews a local doing great things, we meet Rachel Miles, a past Excelso team member who has taken the plunge and gone into business for herself with Willow Espresso, a coffee bar in The Cottage on Second Ave in…

Tauranga Farmers’ Market

Words: Denise Irvine | Photography: Alex Spodyneiko In the summer of 2005, someone told me about the fledgling Tauranga Farmers’ Market. It was described as a handful of produce stalls on Arundel Street and my informant was a bit dismissive. She said there really wasn’t a lot to choose from. The market—which had started two…

Elizabeth’s Reign Secure

Words: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson Tauranga, you can now get Henry & Ted’s famous scones without having to drive to Papamoa East. George Gibson and Connie Richards recently took over the reins of Elizabeth Cafe & Larder, adding to their successful and growing empire of cafes. “It was just too good an opportunity…