best ugly lands in newmarket

With no chance of ever slipping under the radar, we've been long awaiting the arrival Al Brown and his Best Ugly team to descend...

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new opening: il buco cbd

After twelve years of delivering delectable Italian pizza and hospitality on Ponsonby Road, one of the area's mainstay establishments is expanding its horizons,...

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chook wagon

Housed within a replica 1947 Citroën H-series truck, the Chook Wagon serves classic French-style poulet rotisserie to legions of devoted Wellingtonians. The whole...

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best of the butchers

When sourcing one's meat and poultry has become shrouded with questions of ethicality, our willingness to settle for substandard supermarket meat diminishes day by...

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new opening: cassia

While the global trend of contemporary Asian cuisine has gained much traction here, Auckland has been conspicuously void of variations when it comes to modern Indian eateries. Set...

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private dining with clooney and dom perignon

Not content to rest on their laurels, Clooney are set to seduce us all over again with the eagerly anticipated opening of their...

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new opening: the sandwich club

If you were to conceive what a perfect kiwi bakery might be, The Sandwich Club is what we would consider very nearly bang-on....

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whole baked cauliflower

A whole roasted cauliflower is an unexpected dinner party show-stopper, an edible centerpiece that your friends and family can hack away at, using...

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road trip pit-stop: the storehouse

No drive through the central plateau should be complete without a stop at Taupo’s Storehouse Café. Owners Brad Dellar and Sam King have...

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office shouts

When there's no escaping the work desk vortex, you'll be pleased to know that a new wave of delectable lunchtime offerings are being conveniently hand-delivered to...

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best of the bakers

For an experience that can either be magnificent or ho-hum, there's no time to waste on disappointing bread. In pursuit of the perfect loaf, bun...

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new opening: wilder + hunt

Answering the long-standing calls of a disproportionate number of Ponsonby locals, Wilder and Hunt's second premises are finally open and already impressing the dedicated legions with...

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new opening: kaffeine

This week we write bearing good news for the inner city office-dwellers of the Albert Street vicinity. If you haven't already discovered it...

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lay of the land

The Queenstown region’s flourish of abundant meat and produce not surprisingly provides Will Eaglesfield, Head chef of Eichardt’s Private Hotel with plenty of...

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atomic’s magic #001 beans

We've heard you will be able order them by the 200 gram bag, but now that Atomic's limited edition #001 beans are available for liquid consumption, coffee...

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pig in a day

Based on a historic working farm located on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula, Preserved cooking school offers ‘Pig in a day’ courses that interactively demonstrate...

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get your fondue on

Mandatory turtlenecks, a crackling fire and autumnal hued crockery are all good reasons to indulge oneself in a smorgasbord of food fondant this...

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truffles on the menu

In the rolling hills and valleys of Waipara, the advent of autumn heralds excitement in one of its furry residents. For with the...

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the perfect winter lunch spot

Disconcertingly devoid of decent hospitality destinations, the 90s hedonist hotbed of Parnell has, in recent years, been struggling to attract the patronage of...

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new opening: krämer café

Albeit home to a modest contingency of cafés, Mt Albert isn't normally our first inclination when considering where to go for a quick bite....

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This Month On Denizen | August 2014