This week’s small pleasures #193

It is the first day of June, the Queen’s Birthday holiday here in New Zealand (complete with a 21 gun salute at noon) and also the start of winter.

This week’s small pleasures #191

It is hard to know where to begin this week. The fact that there have been very few new cases … More

An apple is sometimes an excellent thing

I’ll be honest and say I have a love/hate relationship with apples. On one hand, nothing beats the crunch of … More

This week's small pleasures #183

Where to begin this week’s small pleasures, when today our Prime Minister announced that New Zealand would go into a … More

This week’s small pleasures #178

This week’s small pleasures is coming to you on Sunday evening, New Zealand time, as tomorrow evening I am off … More

This week’s small pleasures #163

Here we are again with a round up of a few small pleasures. We had gorgeous weather all weekend, with … More

This week’s small pleasures #157

From stormy weather to glorious sunshine, this has been a week of real changeable spring weather, marking the new season.

Culinary alchemy

Wellington on a Plate is not just about burgers, cocktails and gourmet dining, it is also a chance to go to events from guided foraging to talks to demonstrations