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Meeting a Coromandel kiwi

Meeting a Coromandel kiwi

Last week, my son Jack and I were lucky enough to meet an iconic Coromandel resident, Rehua the kiwi. We headed up to Port Charles very early one morning in the school holidays to meet two Moehau Environment Group (MEG) volunteers, Natalie and Tommy. We were going to...
Gothenburg Restaurant review – NZ fusion tapas

Gothenburg Restaurant review – NZ fusion tapas

When I go to Hamilton or Auckland I always try to find somewhere to eat that is going to be great, or inspiring, or both. One place that had been on my list for a while was Gothenburg – a fusion tapas restaurant in Hamilton Owned by a couple with Swedish-Spanish-NZ...
Fresh fish from Samoa

Fresh fish from Samoa

Sitting here with post-holiday blues, it seems incrdible that only a short while ago I was in beautiful warm Samoa. Samoa hasn’t always been famous for its food culture but the work of Robert Oliver has done a lot to educate tourists and enourage locals to celebrate...
Food in the Garden City – Singapore

Food in the Garden City – Singapore

People say no visit to Singapore is complete without wonderful food experiences and so I was determined that my first time in Singapore was not going to be the exception. Looking for authenticity and local flavour, I headed to a hawkers market in Chinatown one weekday...
My little corner of paradise…

My little corner of paradise…

I feel very lucky to live on the Coromandel Peninsula, here in New Zealand. Destination Coromandel, our local Regional Tourism Organisation, has produced some amazing short films featuring different parts of the Peninsula.  Here is the one for the Northern Peninsula...