What’s cookin’?

What’s on around town, the lat­est buys and new eats to try

Nadia - - CONTENTS -

№1 Ex­pe­ri­ence pre­ferred

Fancy learn­ing the haka in Queen­stown? How about get­ting your hands dirty sculpt­ing some movie magic at Wellington’s award-win­ning Weta Work­shop? Or play­ing a round of squash with a for­mer world champ in Auck­land? Now that Airbnb has ex­panded its Ex­pe­ri­ences ser­vice through­out the coun­try, there are more than 100 unique ad­ven­tures to be had, of­fered by a wide range of ev­ery­day Ki­wis. Learn more at airbnb.com.

№2 Ceres-ly com­postable

Good­bye sin­gle-use plas­tic and hello home com­post­ing! The com­mit­ted folk at Ceres Or­gan­ics are fully in­vested in sus­tain­abil­ity – their lat­est prod­uct, five new mues­lis, come in planet-friendly pack­ag­ing made from cel­lu­lose, a re­new­able raw ma­te­rial from trees. Ki­wis pro­duce about 15.5 mil­lion tonnes of waste per year so hip-hip-hooray to so­lu­tions over pol­lu­tion. ceres.co.nz

№3 Win­ning spirit

Al­ready in­ti­mate, el­e­gant and ex­clu­sive, Eichardt’s Pri­vate Ho­tel in Queen­stown can now add ‘award-win­ning’ to its re­sume af­ter be­ing crowned Best Ho­tel Bar Asia & Pa­cific at this year’s Tales of the Cock­tail Spir­ited Re­gional Awards. eichardts­din­ing.com

№4 Eth­i­cal eats

Like Dole’s fresh pineap­ples and Ecuado­rian ba­nanas, Dole Bobby Ba­nanas now also carry the Rain­for­est Al­liance cer­ti­fied seal. This is your as­sur­ance that the fruit you en­joy has been pro­duced ac­cord­ing to strict en­vi­ron­men­tal, so­cial and sus­tain­able stan­dards that curb de­for­esta­tion, pro­tect wildlife and im­prove con­di­tions for work­ers, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties. Dole pineap­ples and ba­nanas are avail­able at New World, Pak’nsave and se­lected green gro­cers. dolenz.co.nz

№5 Height of fash­ion

Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from cloth­ing worn by Sir Ed­mund Hil­lary when he climbed Mt Ever­est in 1953, the Hil­lary fam­ily have launched a premium col­lec­tion of jack­ets, knitwear and ac­ces­sories de­signed for the mod­ern ad­ven­turer. ed­mund­hillary.com

№6 Film fan­cies

De­light your in­ner child – and your ac­tual chil­dren – by in­dulging in a themed high tea at Auck­land’s Cordis Ho­tel. Book ahead for teas in­spired by Christo­pher Robin, Mary Pop­pins Re­turns and The Nutcracker & the Four Realms. cordisho­tels.com

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