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The scoop on HempFarm

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The scoop on HempFarm

New zealanders have always been forward thinking when it comes to creating new uses for products, new materials and resources, and the latest is using sustainable solutions to manage pain, make organic clothing and create new food sources.

Cannabis in its many forms are right in the spotlight at the moment, as the medical world looks for more readily available medications.

However it is hemp that is gaining the most traction in the marketplace. This industrial strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant is known for its many commercial uses, including paper, textiles, clothing, plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, animal feed, skincare and food products.

HempFarm’s focus on utilizing the whole seed for the food market, with stunning products such as their Pure Hemp Hearts and Pure Hemp Seed Oil. They are is the largest dedicated hemp company in NZ, and 100% New Zealand owned and operated. With their new Tauranga hemp food facility, they are making waves both here and abroad.…read the rest of this article free on issuu.com

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Boom Boom Clap

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Boom Boom Clap

The trip out to Kauri Bay Boomrock Auckland is well worth it. As you climb that last 500 metres to the top, your breath is taken away, as the panoramic views open up like a flower in bloom.

This unassuming venue in my opinion is the wedding venue in Auckland. Being highly sought after, booking ahead is essential, however the team aim to please and love to tailor a special experience so they will always offer alternative dates.

Known for its location, views, impeccable food and outstanding service, Ollie and his team have the right recipe to ensure your event is seamless, welcoming and a true five-star experience.

But it’s not just weddings they are well known for, this ultimate-experience destination, can cater to small or large (5-250) private or corporate groups for dining, grazing and relaxing, as well as team building, shooting, golfing, off roading, hiking and more! The staff are outstanding and really hands on, giving you both local hospitality and international service.

Sourcing a plethora of local and international wines, Kauri Bay Boomrock prides itself on an outstanding offering including an impressive list of craft and popular beers. Champagne or top shelf, you can relax by the fire or dance the night away depending on your event and mood but the view never gets boring. The bay opens its arms to you, showcasing the ……read the rest of this article free on issuu.com

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Forbidden recipes

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Forbidden recipes

Traditionally when you think of Chinese food, you would normally imagine a takeaway situation and not a fine dining restaurant. But for that exact reason, Red Wall 1939 has opened in the stunning newly renovated heritage building, located in the Parnell Rose Gardens in Auckland, to showcase the history and ceremony of traditional Chinese Fine Dining.

For 50 years, the late MasterChef Cheng Ruming, served famous World leaders such as U.S President Nixon, Clinton and Bush, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, honoured Generals and even the late N.Z Prime Minister Sir Robert Muldoon. Cheng was also the personal Chef of Chairman Mao, who was so impressed with Cheng’s cooking that he published a poem about his favourite dish from the Chef, titled ‘Zisu Wuchang Fish’.

Cheng was only 1 of 16 Chefs in China to be named ‘National Pride Master of Cooking’. Considered a gastronomical national treasure, only the Elite could afford the famous ‘Cheng Banquets’. Trained in the culinary arts of English, French and Russian cooking, he knew how to bring Chinese dishes alive and make them relevant. His dishes are based on the Forbidden Palace recipes, some of them taking three or more days to prepare, but well worth the time and well worth the wait!

In 1992, his grandson Liu Jian (Kevin Liu) began to learn from him and the ways of Red Wall Zhōngnánhǎi cooking method. Following in his footsteps, Liu made waves in the culinary world, which lead him to visit New Zealand in 2016. He stayed opposite the Rose Gardens in Parnell and fell in love with his morning view of beauty and tranquillity.

This visit remained in his heart and became the catalyst to move to New Zealand and set up The Red Wall 1939 in those very gardens he loved so much. We talk with Kevin about this journey.…read the rest of this article free on issuu.com

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Disheveled Dogs Facebook Competition

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Disheveled Dogs Facebook Competition

Terms & Conditions

Prizes are responsibility of Central Bark Pet Hotel, Grooming & Day Care. Central Bark and their services are provided on premise at 99 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland.

First Prize is a full groom for your dog, up to the value of $145.00 (value of a standard full groom for an extra large dog). No credit will be given if the cost of the full groom given is less than the amount of the full prize. Second and third prize is a mini groom up to the value of $60.00 (value of standard mini groom for an extra large dog). No credit will be given if the cost of the given mini groom is less than the amount of the full prize.

The competition closes on 24 April 2019 at 5pm.

The winners will be contacted via the social media platform that they entered the draw. If a winner cannot be contacted within 5 working days Central Bark and the promoters reserves the right to redraw the prize.

The Promoter’s decision regarding the winners is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prizes are not transferable, exchangeable nor redeemable for cash.

By entering the competition, winners agree to their names and the photograph entered being published and may be used for promotional purposes.

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Living a Wholesome Life

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Living a Wholesome Life
Eye Magazine Issue 77

The modern lifestyle comes with many benefits but it also comes with a sacrifice, with many of us prioritising work, family and relationship commitments over ourselves. There are a plethora of products, services, and mantras aimed at combating this and helping us live our best life.

While they all differ, the overall aim is the same, a wholesome life. What is wholesome living? It can be as simple as going phone free for a day, voicing what you are grateful for, or making a conscious change to better yourself, and the world around you.

We invite you to go out of your way to live a more wholesome life to enrich your mind and body …read the rest of this article free on issuu.com

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Monalinda’s Luxurious Skincare Range

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Monalinda’s Luxurious Skincare Range
Eye Magazine Issue 77

As women, we are constantly buying, trying, gifting and receiving the latest and greatest eye serums, moisturisers, toners, hand creams, and so much more. In my experience, most of them do work, but it’s either only for a short amount of time, or they feel greasy on your skin, or they just aren’t quite right.

Monalinda is different. Not only does it work, it feels soothing, repairing, and is made of natural ingredients …read the rest of this article free on issu.com

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MATISSE Thirty Years On

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MATISSE Thirty Years On
Eye Magazine Issue 76

Very special celebrations are in order at Matisse – it has been thirty years since Jeanne and Alan Bertenshaw opened the doors of a business that has set the standards for authentic contemporary design in New Zealand.

As much as the business has been about the support of valued clients over the years, plus the hard work and juggling involved in building up a business, the aspect that differentiates Matisse from the rest of the pack is the ability of both Jeanne and Alan to discern, at the outset, whether a newly minted design is going to succeed in the marketplace, or even better, become a design classic. On their annual visits to the world’s most prestigious furniture fairs, they only choose what they themselves genuinely like and don’t presume to guess the taste and inclinations of their client base… read the rest of this article free on issu.com

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How much are we really spending on makeup?

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How much are we really spending on makeup?
The Beauty Book Collector’s Edition 6

We live in an image conscious culture and beauty is a powerful force. According to Statista, in 2016, the revenue of the US cosmetic industry alone was estimated at about USD$62.46 billion. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Many of these products and treatments can be helpful and convenient for both men and women seeking to look good on the outside, and feel confident facing the challenges of a new day. But how much are we really spending? Read the rest of this article free on issu.com

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Gluten-free dining programme better for business

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Gluten-free dining programme better for business
New Zealand’s Best Dining Guide Issue 21

Coeliacs across New Zealand are enjoying a bigger slice of our food scene, thanks to the growing success of a gluten-free dining project.

The Dining Out Programme (DOP), created by Coeliac New Zealand, has already been adopted by top restaurants, university residence halls and large food chains. More than 160 locations have signed up to the programme, which provides accreditation, training and promotion for businesses that can guarantee at least some meals are gluten-free… read the rest of this article free on issu.com

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Back-sleep your way to beauty

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Back-sleep your way to beauty
The Beauty Book Collector’s Edition 6

It’s a fact that as we age, we develop lines or wrinkles. Some are caused by frowning, smiling and other muscle movement and other wrinkles are unrelated to movement or expressions and can be caused by the positions in which we sleep.

Do you have sleep wrinkles? Sleep wrinkles are caused by repeated compression of the face against pillows, while sleeping on one’s side or stomach, causing marks and vertical creases to appear on the face, neck and chest… read the rest of this article free on issu.com