• Eat your way around Manawatū

    We’ve found some incredible restaurants for you to try in the Manawatū region. Whether you’re from the area or visiting, check out our recommendations for a taste-bud trip around the globe like no other.
  • Get a fresh taste of new plymouth

    When you face hurdles to getting out of the house—whether it’s busy days ore perhaps the kids haven't had the best night —give yourself a break from the routine by making the most of New Plymouth's world-class eateries.
  • Bbq capsicum salad

    Barbecued capsicums tossed together with onions, garlic and tomatoes – this salad will become your summer go to. Perfect to serve at your next BBQ, accompanying cheese on a platter or added to a sandwich, it's easy, delicious and versatile – what’s not to love? 
  • Three gas powered cooking tools we love

    Many of us, when thinking about gas cooking, default to thinking of cooking on a BBQ... but did you know there are actually many ways to cook with gas that are beyond the standard BBQ?
  • Mouth watering romesco sauce from malo


    Honest food with a sophisticated, modern twist and an emphasis on local, seasonal flavours is exactly why Hawke’s Bay’s Malo is so popular. Head Chef, Bert van de Steeg shares his morish recipe for Romesco sauce.

  • Make sure to pop nero on your palmerston north bucket list

    If you’re in Palmerston North, Nero needs to be on your foodie bucket list. Their seasonal menus celebrate all that the Manawatū has to offer. We’re lucky enough to be able to share their Lamb Rump with caramelised cauliflower and agrodolce sauce recipe.
  • Social kitchen wows with open flame cooking

    New Plymouth shared dining bistro Social Kitchen shares their amazing Blue Cheese Gnocchi, and we discover what keeps their guests coming back for more. Plus, find out about their open kitchen where you can see gas cooking bring food to life.
  • Things to plant in spring

    Springtime has many names, one being “seedtime”. There is a reason for this: the longer warm days paired with rain, springs the outside world into life. Springtime is feeding time for gardens - making it the perfect opportunity to get outside and get planting that vege patch you’ve always wanted to do with the kids!
  • Comfort meals made healthy

    Okay, some healthy alternatives for comfort meals aren’t the tastiest… but some are definitely great not just for your body, but your taste buds too!
  • Pizza pizza pizza


    When you think of pizza, what do you think of? Probably the iconic margherita, or a giant New York slice, or maybe a classic pepperoni and cheese combo.

  • Picnics are the new party


    Outdoor catch ups are the way to go right now in these Covid times. No longer just for the oldies or kids, here are some ideas and inspiration for hosting a picnic your friends will be raving about the morning after.

  • Revive your day with coffee

    Your daily caffeine fix can help you feel more energised, improve your health, and help you live longer. During summer, you don’t always feel like a hot drink though, which is where a caffeine cold brew comes into play.