Matariki is Maori New Year, something that we strangely don’t get into much as a nation. The past few years Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre has put on charity dinners to coincide with the event and also fundraise for the work they do with special needs kids and adults. Unfortunately for Mrs P and me, the […]Read more "Matariki Feast With Peter Gordon"
There is nothing about a busy Friday, or inclement weather, or a belly full of Yum Char that will keep me away from Giapo when I’m in town. In fact, when I’m in the mood, I’ll happily go in for four scoops, especially when I spy a customer after me getting two scoops of sorbet […]Read more "Giapo Gelato Extravaganza"
Having friends in faraway places is always a good thing. Auckland is a spread out place, and with traffic being an issue, anything across town can seem like a faraway place to eat out for a meal. So it’s great when someone has scoped out a local for them that gets you out of your […]Read more "The Luscious Food Store"
We’ve got a few night markets that run around Auckland in covered car parks. For more details click here. On Saturday we headed to the one that runs in Pakuranga, which is our usual go to. We were on a mission. I was there for a Teriyaki Dog and Scotch Beef Steak Burger, while Mrs Peckish was […]Read more "Pakuranga Night Markets – Dumpling Kingdoms, Sparkling Audis, Teriyaki Canines"
“We’re AnikaBoh&Hollie and we’re pretty choice!” Long before Jennifer Lawrence was disarming people with her genuine, down to earth patter, Anika Moa was charming us with her way of keeping it real Kiwi. We were at a Winery Tour concert for four acts, Clara Van Wel, The Adults, AnikaBoh&Hollie, and Fat Freddy’s Drop. I was there mainly for AnikaBoh&Hollie, […]Read more "Villa Maria Winery Tour – Pretty Choice"
When it comes to a main street organisation that really works for you, Karangahape Road Business Association is pretty hard to beat, bang for buck wise. They work hard to get you playing, and paying, hard at the various businesses that line the street and surrounding neighbourhoods. One of the jewels in this cultural crown […]Read more "Lost Last Sunday"