Discovering a New Rotorua

Waikete Valley Thermal Hot Pools Words Vicki Ravlich- Horan Dubbed Rotovegas, Rotorua is often relegated as a tourist spot, thus a town many Kiwis visit once and then tick off their list. Sitting just over an hour’s drive from Hamilton, Tauranga and Taupō, this is a town that you can enjoy as a daytrip, a […]

Clams with a Garlic & Nut Picada

Recipes Oscar and otto, Images Alex Spodyneiko Clams with a Garlic & Nut Picada With its large coastline, seafood is a key aspect of Spanish cuisine. Clams are a popular tapa dish. This moreish dish is simply a combination of steamed clams with a delicious picada (herby, ground nut sauce).   Serves 4 1kg clams […]

On Fire in the Mount

Images Brydie Thompson, Words Denise Irvine Mt Maunganui’s side-by-side restaurants, Fire and No.8, are a bright main street beacon at night. Our family is drawn into the glow on a recent Friday, and it suits us perfectly. We’re at the smart-casual Fire, and next door is its sister restaurant No.8, which offers a fresh and […]