Margaret River is worth a visit

It had been 15 years since my last visit to the Margaret River wine region and, while the number of wineries has grown from 15 to over 100, very little appears to have changed.

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Fibre: A rough encounter?

One of the nutritional benefits of following the nutritional recommendation to increase fruit and vegetable intake is the increase in fibre intake.

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How Great We Are

There are people who would burst into song with a lead in like that but the question really is: does New Zealand have a wine region that can genuinely be regarded as "great" in world wine terms?

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School Lunches

The dilemma of what to pack for school lunches increases as the year progresses. After a good breakfast, lunch is the next major fuel stop for kids. Skip breakfast and lunch is often eaten at morning tea, leaving insufficient fuel and nutrients for afternoon learning and activity.

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How about a cup of Chai?

Doug Hastie is passionate about tea…not just drinking it, but importing and selling it.

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Fresh vs Takeaways

If there's one thing that visiting chefs, cookery writers and foodies agree on about New Zealand, it is that our fresh produce is absolutely superb, whether it's meat, fish, vegetables or fruit.

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Fresh arrival from an old favourite

A mock passport invited us to "a truly exotic journey at The Elephant House, Auckland Zoo" and, since elephants are one of my favourite animals – I think they are magic – I couldn't resist.

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Wine Export Trends

Kingsley Wood has devoted more than 20 years promoting wine in New Zealand.

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IOC Consensus Sports Nutrition Statement 2003

Jeni Pearce is one of New Zealand's leading health and sport nutritionists and dietitians. An acknowledged authority in the specialist field of sports nutrition Jeni is well known for her books, public lectures, articles, and private clinics.

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The Cranberry and Craisin Story

Craisins are cranberries, cut in half, then sweetened dried, because they are unpalatable on their own. Cranberries are a hollow-bodied native of the north-eastern United States.

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A Fishy Tale

Here we were, freezing to death in our summer gear, in the chillroom of Auckland’s Fish Market, where buyers inspect the day’s catch. It was all part of a tour to familiarise food writers with the new facility, which is state-of-the-art to ensure that fish supplies, countrywide, are as fresh as possible.

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A quick meal or complete dinner? Soup can be both.

Winter is here along with the temptation to eat more, especially of comfort food. Soup is one of the healthiest comfort foods and are more heart and waist smart when based on chicken, vegetable or beef stocks rather than adding white sauces and cream.

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