Malaga’s roots trace back to ancient times, with a history that spans Phoenician, Roman, and Moorish influences.
Malaga boasts stunning natural landscapes.but has a feisty urban charm.
Making sourdough with a 600-year-old starter!
The all-new version of Cassia, now at Sky City
An orchard to market service in Mt.Wellington
Andrea and Liam make everything from scratch at Fort Greene—and turn it into a delicious sandwich.
Custom Curtains and Blinds since 1958.
Pirate Day and staff meeting at Coco’s Cantina
Phillip Luxton: Obsessed with handcrafting exquisite knives.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Ardmore, Auckland
The eternally smiley faces of Kerala
A 12-year old pet photographer
Takapuna Sunday Farmers Market: Since 1969
The Takapuna Sunday Farmers Market since 1969
A chic fine-dining experience on Jervois Road
A tiny ceramic store—and studio—in Takapuna
The magical city of Granada, Spain.
A lively Irish Pub in the heart of Takapuna
An authentic German Bakery that turns out incredible bread
A safe, comfortable yoga space in Westmoreland.
A tiny little bakery and cafe in Mt. Eden.
Moana Fisheries at Wiri: Processing Oysters
At Lee Fish: The day of the tuna and swordfish
Long line, sustainable fishery in Leigh
A Sunday market, full of fresh produce and well-organised stalls
An annual, much awaited event at Ima Cuisine: Hot Cross Buns all the way to Easter.
Sweet As Crêpes is an Auckland based family business specialising in making fresh French crêpes
Dick Frizzell: One of New Zealand’s most loved, sought after and recognised artists.
Un café avec un assortiment de délicieuses pâtisseries françaises
An authentic, and one of the oldest French Bakeries in Auckland
The Manakai gets a new lower deck in Whangarei.
Murray, a Mexican food truck and restaurant at Piha Beach
Bagels don’t have to be perfect—that’s why Best Ugly Bagels exists
Modern French Cuisine in a spectacular setting
New Zealand’s oldest photographic lab.
A funky hair salon in Morningside
Cool sophistication on Level 2, Commercial Bay
Ahi—”Fire” in Commercial Bay
The motorbike shop with the air of motocross
Fresh, seasonal handmade Gelato
The land of beers that bulge with aroma and flavour.
Crazy, even hazy beers made in Helensville
A tiny, efficient film lab on K Road
Bespoke Professional Bicycle Repairs in Eden Terrace
The work that goes into retrofitting a restaurant: Kol, Ponsonby
Award winning restaurant with contemporary NZ fare in a chic & tranquil atmosphere.
A 73-foot fishing boat that resembles a super-yacht
Feoh Espresso run by a father-son team serving exceptional coffee.
Commercial cut flower growers located in Kumeū.
A renegade, super-cool looking traditional place for a haircut.
Hallertau brewery, the home of the hopping good times!
Kowhai Forge, School of Blacksmithing.
School of blacksmithing, Wharepapa South
Seasonal, fresh Korean food restaurant in Milford.
Matakana Village Farmers Market, at the end of Winter 2022
“Pie and Happiness”: American-style dessert pies on K Road
Cassia Restaurant: modern Indian cuisine
Coco’s Cantina: A neighbourhood restaurant serving homestyle, Mediterranean-inspired food.
Be Specialty Coffee, with changing coffee roasts through the year.
An authentic Italian Eatery Al Volo Bar Pizzeria and Cucina in Mt. Eden.
Ima Cuisine: The feeling of coming “home”.
Cotto: Handmade Italian Pasta on Karangahape Road.
The World Chocolate Day celebrations at Waitoki Hall.
World Chocolate Day gets postponed by a week to catch the winter sun.
Hauraki Tyres, run by Craig and Tania Moore, in Thames
A tiny little food truck crêperie run by a Brazilian couple.
Michael Bernard, Knife Sharpener, Snells Beach
Chris Elwood, blacksmith. Working in his workshop in Helensville.
A long weekend, and a quiet Sunday at Boar & Blade.
The Vintage Railway workshop, where battered trains are restored.
A working vintage railway in Kawakawa, Bay of Islands.
Russell, a quiet, picturesque spot today—but not always.
A small, family-operated smokehouse just out of Matakana Village.
Russell, once called the “hell-hole” of the Pacific.
A cool roaster—and cafe—right in the heart of Russell
The tattoo place just off the water, on Cass Street, Russell.
Another view of Body Fitness Training—this time with weight training.
The Matakana Farmers Market-The Focal Point for Matakana since 2004.
The Real Bread Project, way out in Helensville, with its own mill.
Body Fitness Training (BFT) which is up and running at 5 am.
Rose and Ivory, Florist and Bridal Gowns.
A move from the Version 1.0 of The Dusty Apron, to the next level.
Landscaping on the North Shore, Auckland.
Holy Shot 2.0. Moving from the tiny place to a proper cafe.
The foiling event—one of many at Takapuna Boating Club.
A Saturday in May, and the day goes to the dogs.
Well Hung —a gourmet butcher on Kitchener Road, Milford.
It’s an explosion of noise—and petrol fumes that fill the air. That’s what Pro Kart Racing is all about.
A new outdoor table is a treat. And yet, someone has to transport it and install it.
The Waimamaku Service Station started life as a service car garage in late 1927.
Horses abound in Hokianga, the land of the giant kauri trees.
Mitimiti: A beach, far and forlorn off the coast of Hokianga
The olive harvest at Brick Bay, Snells Beach, New Zealand.
The crayfish boat goes out to sea from Opononi Harbour, Hokianga
Recladding of apartments on Hobson Street by Brosnan Construction
A day in the life of picking grapes at Brick Bay, a boutique vineyard near Snells beach.
Steve Wheeler: searching for shibumi. 渋い —an almost unreachable level of excellence.
It’s a smelly place, but the woodshed is where all the action is centred around.
The Wilderness Lodge at Arthur’s Pass: In and around the farm.
Jamie’s playground at the Wilderness Lodge, Arthur’s Pass
A morning walk down Mum’s Track.
Paddy’s always keen for a walk. On his days off, he’s likely to be tagging kea or doing a 10 hour trek.
It’s time to wean the lambs away from the ewes. And today’s that kind of day.
Just stuff that happens behind the scenes, and sometimes in the full glare of the Art Deco Week.
The Tom Parker Fountain in Napier: A playground for croquet, and splashing around.
Off the main road, next to a boxing gym, is a place called Paisley Stage.
The Bicycle Belles start near the Napier stage and head off to Ahuriri for a picnic.
A unique collection of radios, petrol pumps and gas-guzzling memorabilia at Neville’s Shed.
The Deco Dinner at the Old Church in Meanee, about 11 minutes away from central Napier.
Lots of preparation goes into the dress, makeup and wigs for the Charleston dancers in Napier
The Hawke’s Bay Club, once exclusively for men. Times change.
There’s a before and after every event. This is the Napier Charleston dressing room.
The Charleston at the Hawke’s Bay Club, Napier.
Alice chases the White Rabbit through Wonderland at the Art Deco Festival in Napier
Piha is a seaside village, west of Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island.
On the main strip of Milford, Supernova Cafe.
Waipu is still very much a gem, and undiscovered. Wai (for water) + pu (for reddish in colour) = reddish water.
Anzac Day 2021: The morning vigil was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid 19. This was 2021.
Specialty coffee, a massive space. And food, lots of interesting food.
Located in the heart of Havelock North, Maina is a family-run cafe & bistro with a focus on simplicity and smiles.
Morris and James in Matakana. Handmade pottery, art and garden sculpture.
Established in 1988, Seaview Meats sits on East Coast Road. It sells mostly organic and gourmet meats.
John Roberts was the original name of the owner, and was located near where the Milford supermarket exists today. It’s a busy business, that’s for sure.
Training at Lake Pupuke, on the North Shore. The boot camp gets the groups ready for competition.
The scale of the Wild Wheat Bakery is slightly mind-boggling. It supplies bread to cafes & restaurants across Auckland.
Gemmayze Street in historic St. Kevin’s Arcade on Karangahape Road, Auckland. A gastronomic delight.
Te Henga, or Bethells Beach, is a coastal community of the Auckland Region in the north of the North Island, New Zealand.
What would New Zealand be without millions of sheep? Yet New Zealand has fewer sheep than several other countries.
Built in 1897, Ponsonby Community Centre was initially a school. It was purchased by Auckland City Council in 1958 for use as a hall
There’s no such thing as Spaghetti Bolognese! That’s the statement that greets you at Pasta & Cuore, located right in the heart of Mt.Eden Village.
Radio broadcasting began in New Zealand in 1922 with most radio stations being government owned. RNZ is still government-owned.
The Pitt Street Fire Station is one of the original stations still in service in Auckland. It even has its own emergency pole, still in use.
A local passerby would justifiably be confused why the fire station goes by the name of Takapuna Fire Station, when it’s located at Wairau Road.
Ark Coffee, a specialty coffee store in Takapuna. Situated down a corridor between the French Bakery and a barber, it’s easy to miss.
The Takapuna Boating Club was originally the Bayswater Boating Club. Now it is located at Takapuna Beach.
I’d just immigrated to Auckland, New Zealand and this was the first restaurant I visited. We were regulars every Tuesday for 18 years.
Tom Walters at Matakana Oysters at The Green Shed. The shed was earlier used by another oyster pair that left for Australia.
Toni’s Pizzeria in Belmont, North Shore. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’re lost somewhere in Italy.
Amano, situated in Britomart is a combination of a bakery, cafe and full-service restaurant and incredibly busy all day long.
The Dusty Apron—such a cool name for a bakery. Located in the St. John’s area of Auckland, And then there is Dusty’s Depot for a coffee and bread.