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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.

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