Point on a Plate

Point on a Plate: Salty River Farm

In 2013, Daryn and Louise with their sons Sam and Joe left Waiheke Island after 17 years to begin a new life on a 50-acre farm near Port Albert and the Kaipara Harbour.Initially th..

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Point on a Plate: The Oil Project

There’s a stall at the Catalina Bay Farmers’ Market that’s well and truly ahead of its time. It specialises in hemp products – predicted to kick off around the world as the..

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Point on a Plate: Earthbound Honey is creating a buzz

The folk at Earthbound Honey are, like most of us, happy as 2020 draws to a close, but they have reason to be happier than many. Long-term residents a..

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Point on a Plate: Lalele Organic Gelato

Nathan and Mulan (she’s Cantonese, and named after the original Chinese heroine, not the Disney character) were growing veges in Whenuapai eight yea..

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Point on a Plate: Creature comforts

We know we covered Little Creatures recently (remember that amazing New York Cheesecake with cherries and cocoa tuile?). But we had to let you know about a cool new ‘order and pa..

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Point on a Plate: Indian Summer

Indian Summer restaurant at 160 Hobsonville Point Road has more than its fair share of fansin the area. Owner and head chef Suresh (known to all as ‘TC’) has been delivering ex..

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Point on a Plate: Little Creatures

Little Creatures beer originated in Fremantle, Australia around 20 years ago. It was a huge success story over the ditch and is now also brewed in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore, ..

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Point on a Plate: Salash Deli

The Salash Deli team is very happy indeed to be open for business again at Catalina Bay Farmers Market, now that New Zealand’s moved to Alert Level 2. Salash is a family business..

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Point on a Plate: Siamese Doll

Siamese Doll is hugely popular with Hobsonville Point locals with its fresh zingy flavours from South East Asia. As part of our ‘Point on a Plate’ series, we bring you one of t..

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Point on a Plate: Fabric Café Bistro

Melissa Meo and Luke Shaw are the husband and wife team running Fabric Café Bistro at the wharf. They met working in hospitality 15 years ago and now..

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Point on a Plate: Get festive with this Kittyhawk cocktail recipe

In the space of a few short years, Hobsonville Point has positioned itself firml..

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