There’s a valley, just out from Havelock North, in the North Island’s Hawke’s Bay named Tuki Tuki….Here you travel along Waimarama Road, underneath majestic Te Mata Peak and past a beautiful winery, and cross the Tukituki River by a red bridge. You’ll find breathtaking countryside and vistas. And a visit along the way - at an impressive shipping container coffee stop, that references that red bridge - shouldn’t be missed.Read More
Winding around rural roads, seeking autumn inspiration… autumn time, that’s mushroom time.
Chanterelles, portobello, cremini, porcini, enoki, shiitake, morel, oyster, saffron milk cap… The names border on mysterious, and their appearance sometimes the spooky. And magical, even, perhaps.Read More
Te Mata Peak, in the Hawke's Bay. The view from the top takes in a tremendous expanse of land, river and sea. And there's the clue to the food treasures around here. Sheep, beef and dairy farming. A lot of produce, especially orchard fruit. Not to mention the famous vineyards. Time to leave the peak, and explore.....Read More