The Sweet Success of Ambrosia

At a young age, Kris Beehre was told not to play with his food, but now “that’s what I do for a living”, he says, laughing, as we talk about the rich history of his Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar. Ambrosia sits among the hustle and bustle of Eat Street in Rotorua. You wouldn’t know it, […]

Destination: Bin Inn Pāpāmoa

Words Kate Underwood, Images Brydie Thompsom There’s a nostalgic familiarity about a Bin Inn store. This quintessential New Zealand grocery brand was founded in 1988, and thanks to Jo and Paul Nolan, the Pāpāmoa store has been transported into the future. Now offering a fresh, modern, destination grocery shop with an enticing range of products […]

The Real Thing

Words Liz French, Images Alex Spodyneiko Tauranga Farmers’ Market customers are lucky that their market is a genuine farmers’ market, and not only one of the longest running in the country but considered one of the best. Beware of imitations! Farmers’ markets are not all created equal. Just naming a market a farmers’ market does […]