The Halal Life

Words: Denise Irvine | Images: Ashlee DeCaires When Hamilton chef Cherylene Fatupaito converted to Islam two-and-a-half years ago she knew it would pose some challenges for her career. At that time, Cherylene was head chef at Mavis & Co, in Hamilton East. She loved her job, and the people she worked with, but Islamic dietary […]


Words: Denise Irvine | Photography: Ashlee deCaires Koko Cafe neatly mixes old and new in Hamilton’s southend: the new is a stunning Jeremy Shirley mural in the entranceway, a glorious splash of tropical colour to brighten your day, and the old is the building’s original black and white tiled flooring that leads into the spacious […]