Food

MOST of us hold strong opinions as to what we want from elected officials, but are they well informed and do we apply enough rigour in our judgement of politicians and how their policies actually deliver on the ideals we hold...

Te reo name for new school

By HUGH COLLINS A new Queenstown school’s been gifted an official te reo name from local iwi. Ngai Tahu’s blessed the 600-pupil Hanley’s Farm school as ‘Te Kura Whakatipu O Kawarau’, which it’ll be officially known as. Te Kura means a place of...

Much-loved character dies

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown lost a well-loved character with the passing this month of Warwick Stalker, aged 74. Sociable and generous-hearted, he was the driving force for most of his adult life behind heating, ventilation and air conditioning business, RHE Mechanical...
By GUY WILLIAMS Nicholas Holmes was already having the year from hell. After four months in Covid-ravaged French Guiana, the Queenstowner managed to get on a flight to Paris last month, and in a rare moment of good luck, was allowed...

In the Van-guard

By PHILIP CHANDLER Former local mayor Vanessa van Uden's been among more than 100 volunteers responding to Queenstown's biggest humanitarian crisis. She's part of City Hall's emergency operations centre response team, formed after the Covid-19 lockdown started late March. Every Tuesday and...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH In three weeks, a group of community-minded Queenstowners have raised almost $430,000, sought expressions of interest from frontline charities in need, and granted more than $150,000 to help with the immediate need in the Wakatipu. Well-known Kelvin Heights...
The autumnal flavours of sage and butternut come together in this delicious pasta dish, guaranteed to warm the cockles and appeal to the palate. This recipe was born from having leftover chicken in the fridge, an overgrowing sage plant,...
Chicken Marbella – this famous dish that hails from the '80s, first debuted in Julee Rosso's Silver Palate Cookbook. The recipe below is adapted from this delicious '80s creation. The dish is a magical balance of sweet, salty and...
Some of our favourite dining experiences in Myanmar were in the Mandalay region, especially around the tranquil and picturesque town of Bagan. With the region being landlocked, there was a huge variety of incredibly flavoursome salads on offer. Don't...
It feels peculiar to be writing a spring recipe with half-a-foot of snow around the ground in mid- November ... however I am pretty sure that, by the time this is published, we will be back in the throes...

Prawn and Lemongrass Gyoza

Goyza also referred to as 'Potstickers', are similar to a dumpling, but with thinner skin and generally pan-fried to crispy perfection on one side.Although we usually associate the gyoza with Japan, the Chinese get credit for this invention. It...
Naturally lean and healthy with a melt-in-the-mouth texture, boneless lamb loin is distinctly juicy and has delicious lamb flavours.This simple recipe has a subtle Mediterranean taste, allowing your lamb to be the star of your dish. Oregano, sometimes known...
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