Savouring South Australia

Words by Vicki Ravlich-Horan There is something special about South Australia. Get chatting to a local and they will inevitably point out that the state was settled (aka colonised) by free men. I am sure there were some women among there too, but how free they were may be debatable – but I digress. The […]

A New Wave

Whangamatā has long been a hot spot for the quintessential Kiwi holiday. With its beautiful beaches, great fishing, nearby bush walks and mountain biking trails this is a town where the humble bach still out numbers the sandcastle mansions. As any ardent Whangamatā fan will tell you, this beachside town has so much going for […]

Ask a Local – Whakatāne

If you’re looking for the true taste of a town you need to talk to the locals. Where do they get their coffee? Where do they love to eat out? So we asked a few Whakatāne locals to give us the inside scoop on this piece of paradise in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Bring […]

Cocktails in the Hamilton CBD

It’s a hard job but someone has to do it!  Here’s the Nourish teams round up of some great cocktails and cocktail spots in Hamilton Central. Mystic Den Sweet Tooth, $16 Baileys, Vodka, Vanilla, Strawberry, Cream. Taste like a strawberry ice cream. 337 Victoria Street   Gothenburg Raspberry Mojito, $20 Raspberry Mojito – Bacardi rum, […]

Falling into Place

Eleven or so years ago I began hearing murmurs about a great spot in the Karangahake Gorge, Falls Retreat. These murmurs began to grow and so too did my frustration of not being able to get there to check it out firsthand. So I did the most sensible thing I could think of and booked […]

Pesto alla Trapanese

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Brydie Thompson This traditional dish from the Trapani region in Sicily is one we learnt to make on our Taste of Sicily 2023 tour.  Taught in an old monastery in the stunning hill top town of Erice, we learnt not only how to make this dish, including hand rolling the pasta, […]

Top Ten in Thames

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires Many of us travel through Thames as we head away on holiday. We spent a little longer in town talking to locals and discover a few gems.   Crown Lynn and Moore Whether you are a collector or just want a trip down memory lane, this store is a […]

Sicilia – Amuninni

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan Images Brydie Thompson (and Vicki Ravlich-Horan?) Amuninni (aa-moo-nin-nee) is the Sicilian way of saying ‘let’s go’, much like the often used Italian word ‘andiamo’. It’s midafternoon on another cloudless day in Sicily and I’m taking a moment. It is day seven on our first Taste of Sicily tour and after another busy […]

Changing Lives in Cambodia

Liz French went to Cambodia earlier this year to visit schools supported by the Tauranga based Cambodia Charitable Trust (CCT) and to meet sponsored children. It left an indelible impression. When I met my sponsored child, she shed tears of gratitude for the difference I was making in her life. It was profound to realise […]

Better Together

Words Denise Irvine The unique Te Kāroro Nature Precinct unites taonga at Rotokauri. It doesn’t get much better than this Nourish assignment, and for a moment it’s all about food: ring-tailed lemurs at Hamilton Zoo are gently and delicately nibbling almonds and peanuts from my outstretched hands, jostling for position and treats. Their leading lady, […]