MAGAZINES

BISTRO GENTIL FOR CUISINE

Last year when I was in Wanaka, I went for a very fine lunch at Bistro Gentil where James Stapley, one of my favourite chefs, runs the kitchen – he used to cook at Whare Kea, a luxury lodge on the

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SLOW BOAT TO THAILAND

A friend asked me for a copy of this the other day and I’d completely forgotten about it: a story I wrote on a bus in Malaysia about travelling up the Mekong from Laos to Thailand. This story won a prize

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BEACH HAVEN

In 2011, I bought a funny little house in Beach Haven, on Auckland’s North Shore. In 2012, I moved into it and a few months after that I started writing a story about what it was like to move to the

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SUBURBAN MAN

  For the past six months or so, I’ve had a column in Metro called Suburban Man: it’s about life in the suburbs and it covers such material as knife sharpening, demolition and how to be a good birth partner.

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HOME NZ

I’m very proud to contribute to HOME, so I was excited when editor Jeremy Hansen rang to ask if I’d like to babysit his beautiful magazine while he was on sabbatical – full circle, since my first ever freelance commission came in 2001

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PROVISIONS

  For the past few years, I’ve had a column in Metro magazine called Provisions. It started out as a column on farmers’ markets and quickly turned into a column about my various food enthusiasms. Recent stories have covered losing weight

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METRO RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

For the past few years, I have had the very great pleasure to be one of the judges for the Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards which is on news stands now. I helped out on the first awards when I was a

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