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“All cultures can relate to hens,” says Yvonne Sutherland. “They make people feel happy.”
It appears that’s so. For 34 years, visitors have been flocking to Happy Hens in Portobello, Dunedin, to choose from the flock of pottery poultry the former art teacher has been firing and painting since she was inspired during a school art class.
With new Happy Hens hatching all the time – and two new storybooks on offer – Yvonne shows few signs of sending her hens to roost.
Yvonne is giving away three sets of her beautiful pottery hens on our website:
Recycle your Christmas wrapping
Our online DIY project is a mould and deckle for paper recycling. This easy-to-make kit helps strain paper pulp into a tidy sheet so you can transform used Christmas wrapping into beautiful homemade craft paper.
The perfect New Zealand Christmas feast
Check out Jo Seagar’s BBQ St Clements Lamb with Fresh Mint Yoghurt Sauce, an easy, but fabulous way to cook lamb on the barbecue.