Justine Tyerman

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Turihaua, Beatriz’s favourite place

January 15, 2017 9:01AM

THE meat was still sizzling as it was carried on a stake from the fire to the table. A young woman inspected the lamb somewhat …

The magic of books

January 15, 2017 9:01AM

THE animated expressions on the faces of the young children were as enchanting as the puppets they were interacting with at H.B.Williams Memorial Library this …

Versatile vinegar

January 15, 2017 9:01AM

Weight loss If you’re looking to shed some pounds this summer, apple cider vinegar helps you feel fuller longer or it can help you avoid …

Margaret Thorpe is 'tickling the glass ceiling'

January 8, 2017 9:01AM

IF MARGARET Thorpe had been around in the late 19th century, she would no doubt have been a suffragette. The former deputy mayor, district councillor …

See your own backyard

January 1, 2017 9:01AM

HOW COME you’ve never heard about the Pinnacles Track on the Coromandel Peninsula? my photographer colleague Liam asks me, knowing how keen I am on …

'Uncle Bill'

December 25, 2016 9:01AM

BILL Aston is a bridge builder — literally and figuratively. As a young man he helped to build around 100 bridges in the Tairawhiti district, …

On a high with Franz Josef

December 25, 2016 9:01AM

SHUFFLING along inside a deep crevasse on a glacier moving at the rate of one to two metres a day is not for the faint-hearted …

Using up the leftovers

December 18, 2016 10:56AM

SPICE Health Heroes examines the culinary, nutritional and medical applications of the everyday and more exotic spices found in your pantry. Spices are celebrated the …

A star in business

December 11, 2016 9:01AM

JENNY Harding had an uncanny knack for choosing exactly the right outfits for her long-standing customers — so much so, when she was away on …

In the swim of it

December 4, 2016 9:01AM

PETER Dixon has crawled his way through life. Kiwis know it as freestyle or overarm but the New York City-born author, movie producer, script-writer and …

Ancient art of tai chi

November 27, 2016 9:01AM

THE instructor stands at the front of the class threatening her students with press-ups if they fail to do their tai chi exercises correctly. Laughter …

Wearing many design hats

November 27, 2016 9:01AM

HANDCRAFTED French crystal tapware by Lalique, statuario marble floors from Italy, built-in saunas, bespoke vanity units, leather-lined drawers and an entertainment suite just for the …

Stay calm, and read Dr Libby

November 27, 2016 9:01AM

HOW TO CONDITION YOUR CALM It doesn’t seem to matter if we have two things to do or 200, we can be in a pressing …

‘Hinepreneur’

November 13, 2016 10:25AM

Bobbi Morice didn’t want to leave the Coast to find work so she bought a business in Ruatoria. Ironically, her success as a businesswoman now …

Swapping snow for sand

November 13, 2016 10:29AM

The sea at Tolaga Bay was unusually sparkly last weekend as we walked to the end of the wharf with our visitors from France. The …

Kawakawa creations

November 13, 2016 10:21AM

Esther Woon is having trouble sleeping at night — not because her eight-week-old baby wakes her up but because her head is spinning with visions …

Fighting for Harold

November 13, 2016 10:15AM

Ashley Osborne enlisted for Fight For Life Ed after her friend signed up and told her to fill in an application form or she would …

Hair-icure

November 6, 2016 9:52AM

Women are so mean to their hair. They subject it to all manner of indignities — even torture — and still expect it to behave …

All things woody

November 6, 2016 9:51AM

"Six months is a bit young to be riding motorbikes and horses don’t you think,” I tut-tutted to my niece Jane on the phone. “Oh …

Shedding light on creativity

October 30, 2016 9:01AM

SHEDS were once the domain of men, places where males would congregate to watch sport, drink beer, play darts and pool and do messy things …

Bruce is a Smart man

October 9, 2016 9:01AM

I WAS running late for my interview with Bruce Smart so I phoned to apologise, explaining I’d been held up. “Who by?” asked the voice …

Introducing Ruby

October 23, 2016 9:01AM

SOFT ruffles, fun playsuits, elegant pantsuits and off-the-shoulder romance are among Ally Rodwell’s predictions for spring fashions this year. As buyer at New Zealand’s top …

Tubing

October 16, 2016 9:01AM

I wondered why Sally Wright was handing me a cigar canister instead of the new mascara I was keen to try. From the outside, Blinc …

Wine and food weekend comes of age

October 16, 2016 9:01AM

WE reclined in the shade of the vines, sampling the latest vintage. Handfuls of soil ran through our fingers as we learned from the winemaker …

Hanging around at the War Memorial Theatre

October 9, 2016 9:01AM

A CHANCE meeting at a concert resulted in the creation of a collection of magnificent quilts that were unveiled at a ceremony last night at …

Fabulous fashions

October 9, 2016 9:01AM

SPRING and summer fashions burst onto the scene in a blaze of colour at a fashion parade last week, banishing the sombre blacks, greys and …

DIY is in our DNA

October 2, 2016 9:01AM

THERE are two kinds of people in the world — the DIY types and the others who pay people to do the work. It’s interesting …

Life experiences prepared Ani well

September 25, 2016 9:01AM

CONFRONTING racism at a young age, learning the art of diplomacy, dealing with premature widowhood, living and working remotely, and fighting — and winning — …

Reaping rich rewards

September 25, 2016 9:01AM

FROM butchery workshops with adults at Wharekahika to dance classes with new entrants at Tiniroto, Tairawhiti Rural Education Activities Programme (REAP) offers an astounding array …

An Italian love affair

September 18, 2016 9:01AM

LUCY was highly offended when she overheard us discussing whether to take the mountain route over the Crown Range from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport or …

Kiwi handcrafts aiding Javanese women

September 18, 2016 9:01AM

I HELD the tiny angel in the palm my hand, amazed at the intricate detail of the embroidery and the work that must have gone …

Who will be crowned?

September 4, 2016 9:01AM

THEY are up to mischief again, those “old” folks — now they are staging a world-wide revolution. In a slow but steady demographic take-over bid, …

The magnetism of Fiordland

August 28, 2016 9:01AM

FIORDLAND is a magnet to me: profoundly nurturing of the restless spirit and deeply satisfying to the eye. So much so, that I find myself …

Clancy's fancy pud

August 22, 2016 8:14AM

WE had met the delightful chef Clancy Atkinson a few years ago when he cooked lunch for us at Luxe Houses’ La Corniche so were …

Masterpieces on your walls

July 31, 2016 9:01AM

THE smudge of a sailing ship on the horizon, children from long ago playing with a toy wooden boat, puffs of cloud and seagulls in …

Check-in lady performs miracle

August 21, 2016 9:01AM

I OFTEN sit on planes having evil thoughts about the passengers who are lucky enough to score window-seats but ignore the view, pulling their window …

Shear hard work

August 1, 2016 2:27PM

KEVIN Williams wasn’t very happy with his wife Donna when she entered the Westpac Business Excellence Awards. “He doesn’t like the limelight,” says Donna, his …

Carefree in Killcare

July 31, 2016 9:01AM

LIKE most patriotic Kiwis, I am loath to praise anything remotely Australian and have, until now, maintained a lofty opinion that no Aussie landscape could …

Rock stars

July 3, 2016 12:09PM

The topic of construction on coastal and hilly land in the district causes deep furrows to form on Bruce Walters brow. “The hills and coastal …

Our girl in Rio

July 3, 2016 11:24AM

Diana Dobson’s arms are covered in small bruises . . . all self-inflicted. The award-winning Gisborne photo-journalist has been pinching herself daily since receiving the …

Dramas in the bathroom

June 26, 2016 9:01AM

MY blood ran cold when builder John said the “L” word. In the split second that it took to utter the word “leak”, our bathroom …

Cracking problems in the wine industry

June 19, 2016 9:01AM

WHILE many in the wine industry tear their hair out and suffer sleepless nights over vexatious problems like botrytis, powdery mildew and achieving nil-residue in …

Cheeky, but not wicked

June 19, 2016 9:01AM

DRIVING along the magnificent stretches of South Island highway between Christchurch and Central Otago without a care in the world, the sun streaming down from …

White House gets Kiwi makeover

June 19, 2016 9:01AM

I VISITED the ‘White House’ the other day and met a Russian, a Japanese and a little Kiwi. While it’s smaller and less ostentatious than …

Strumming for fun

June 10, 2016 10:36AM

PERHAPS it’s night bowls, you wonder as you drive down Rawiri Street on a Friday evening and see all the lights blazing upstairs at the …

Orthodontic team work

June 12, 2016 9:01AM

EVEN if you don’t need orthodontic work, it’s worth making an appointment with Katherine Thompson just to check out the view from her surgery. Sitting …

Rekohu Revisited

June 5, 2016 9:01AM

THERE are restless spirits on the Chatham Islands, the souls of those who have long since departed but have no marked resting place to call …

The House of Hospice

June 5, 2016 9:01AM

THERE was high excitement behind the scenes at the Hospice Tairawhiti shop this week as manager Brenda Kinder marshalled her models and make-up artist Juana …

A passion for heritage buildings

May 29, 2016 9:01AM

JAMES Blackburne was an inquisitive child, always wanting to know how things worked. “I used to pull things apart,” says James, whose career in architecture …

The humpback of the Sahara

May 22, 2016 9:31AM

MY CLOTHES and I had a shower at midnight in the Sahara. Conscious of conserving precious water at our camp in the desert, I decided …

Making magic

May 22, 2016 9:31AM

THERE were fairies at the bottom of a Manutuke garden the other day, and the children saw them. You can tell by the looks on …

Woman of principal

May 22, 2016 9:31AM

MANAGING large numbers of teenage girls on a daily basis would be a daunting prospect to most of us, but Gisborne Girls’ High School principal …

Basket cases

May 22, 2016 9:31AM

TWO crafty Gizzy girls went wild last month, and came home sporting bruises. Cherie Mirko and Mary Davis slipped quietly out of town for a …

Living on the edge in Queenstown

February 21, 2016 9:31AM

IT WAS a blink, blink, blink moment as I woke up to the sun peeking above the jagged edges of the Remarkables, just above my …

Rainbow roadie tops the list

March 6, 2016 9:31AM

RIDING the magnificent gravel road through Rainbow Station in Marlborough was the highlight. Gisborne’s Dawson Dods spent six days in the saddle of his Suzuki …

Swapping for a house in Wanaka

April 24, 2016 9:31AM

“SO how much do we owe you for rent on this amazing place?” our friends asked us, expecting a nasty dose of reality at the …

Bombay-bound

May 9, 2016 9:27AM

WHEN Dr Stuart Davis told me he was leaving Gisborne and heading for Bombay, I envisaged an exotic city in far away India and wondered …

Flu fighters

May 8, 2016 9:31AM

INFLUENZA can be a killer. According to the National Influenza Specialist Group, more than 200,000 people in New Zealand get influenza every year, and of …

Mum to many

May 8, 2016 9:31AM

IT'S NOT easy to conduct an interview while you are adjusting the monitor on a baby asleep in a bassinet, cuddling her twin sister on …

Seeing his way into retirement

May 1, 2016 9:31AM

DUNCAN Bush went to a vocational guidance counsellor in his senior year at St Kentigern College in Auckland, looking for a career where he could …

‘Soldiers’ biscuits’

April 24, 2016 9:31AM

WITH the 100th ANZAC Day on April 25, Justine Tyerman looked into the history of the iconic biscuit of the same name. It’s widely believed …

Easy on the eye

April 24, 2016 9:31AM

ONCE upon a time, glasses were a functional piece of apparatus that magnified print or shielded your eyes from the sun. And then along came …

Chance came waiting tables

April 17, 2016 9:31AM

IT WAS a classic David and Goliath moment. In the Court of Appeal was a senior Crown counsel with all the resources of the state …

Giving your hair more oomph

April 10, 2016 9:31AM

WHEN you are born with baby fine straight hair, you spend your life looking longingly at other people with luscious, thick hair and curls. You …

Floored by choice

April 10, 2016 9:31AM

I HAVE vivid childhood memories of the ghastly green lino in the kitchen, the bright floral carpet in the lounge and the dark wooden floor …

Life on the open road

April 3, 2016 10:44AM

It took 14 years to construct, countless hours sourcing and recycling materials and a considerable amount of money but the pleasure and freedom Les Spicer …

De-myth-tifying

April 3, 2016 9:29AM

I’m standing in a room stacked high with 60 to 70 caskets, talking with Nick Evans about embalming the deceased . . . and feeling …

Tipuna watching over interns

March 13, 2016 9:31AM

HINEMAIA Takurua says her tipuna were watching over her as she worked at the C Company Memorial House during her summer holidays. The Victoria University …

Creaming it

March 13, 2016 9:31AM

WOMEN of a certain age are extraordinarily vulnerable to advertisements inviting them to try the latest new skin cream that will magic away the years …

Weary but stoked at end of trip

March 13, 2016 9:31AM

THE team of six that toured Molesworth and Rainbow Stations, the Buller Gorge and the Denniston Plateau were down to three for the D’Urville Island …

Physicians from afar

February 28, 2016 9:31AM

JOANNA Wojciechowska and Intesar Malik are indulging their nest-building instincts. It is the first time since leaving their countries of origin that the couple have …

A Quirky kind of DoC ranger

March 6, 2016 9:31AM

WHEN I went to interview Department of Conservation ranger Jamie Quirk this week, little did I realise that I would also be meeting a newspaper …

Spot the difference

February 21, 2016 9:31AM

YEARS ago, I won a competition in Arrowtown for the best suntan. I worked hard all summer to achieve the brownest skin in town and …

What to wear at the races

February 14, 2016 9:31AM

FASHION in the Field is all about glamour and elegance, says Kylie Bax who is judging the competition at the February 21 race meeting. “If …

The land of mechanical dreams

February 7, 2016 9:31AM

THE sound of birdsong in the museum startled me. I turned to see an exquisite little “oiseau” with beautiful plumage chortling joyfully in a golden …

Something different for the races

January 30, 2016 8:28AM

THERE will be two glamorous newcomers at the Poverty Bay Turf Club race meeting next month. Supermodel Kylie Bax is coming to town to judge …

Paddling her own waka

January 24, 2016 9:06AM

Kathy Sheldrake was in her early 40s when her heart was first touched by the people of Nepal. “It was 1991 and I was trekking …

Reflections of the sea

January 17, 2016 9:36AM

When I walked into Tony Ogle’s studio, I literally took a step backwards. The visual impact of his work was staggering. The vibrant colours and …

Fes is to dye-for

January 17, 2016 9:31AM

Dodging donkeys is not quite as dangerous as running with the bulls but it’s not entirely without risks. Our guide warned us to take evasive …

Scarf dramas

January 17, 2016 9:31AM

IT was the scarfalanche that did it. My lifetime collection of scarves suddenly decided to vacate their long-time abode and came cascading off the dressing …

Conversing with vines

January 10, 2016 9:41AM

DR Rainer Eschenbruch talks to grapevines, and what’s more they talk back to him. The German-born scientist, PhD and former chief of wine research at …

Paranoia sets in after a spate of cancelled flights

December 31, 2015 10:21AM

WE set off to the airport bright and early in a high state of excitement, a team of good mates heading to the wedding of …

Career of 31 years full of surprises

January 2, 2016 10:06AM

AN ATTACK by a youth wielding a scissor blade 20 years ago nearly proved fatal for Gisborne taxi driver Bill Shaw but it did not …

Too good to waste

July 6, 2015 2:18PM

“YOU may have seen recent media coverage about supermarkets in France being banned from throwing out food and their eating ugly- food campaigns," says Anne. …

A whizz with Christmas fare

December 14, 2015 8:11AM

BRIGID Sherriff’s name kept popping up when I began to ask around about outstanding home cooks and Christmas fare to feature on the Weekender food …

Mary’s menagerie

December 14, 2015 8:09AM

EVERY so often, Mary Davis disappears out of town on mysterious trips to not-very-far-away places. She invariably comes home with a new member of the …

Tasty Tagine

December 6, 2015 10:05AM

Chicken Tagine with preserved lemon and Olives — Serves 2 Ingredients 400 grams of chicken cut in chunks ½ preserved lemon ½ red onion 1 …

Show us your pearlies

December 6, 2015 10:07AM

I ALWAYS seem to have dental emergencies when I am as far away from home as possible. The latest was when I was in Morocco. …

Gizzy grocer

November 29, 2015 10:10AM

THE Gizzy Grocer stands at the window of his office surveying his “town square”. He has a huge grin on his face and his eyes …

Coasties in Africa

November 29, 2015 10:17AM

SPECTACULAR scenery, incredible wildlife, stunning sunsets, delicious cuisine and wonderful, hospitable people are among the memories a group of seven family members and friends from …

Fête accompli

November 29, 2015 10:15AM

WHEN Karen Staples gets home from a busy day at work, she reaches for her knitting needles and a ball of merino wool. “Knitting is …

In destress

November 29, 2015 10:13AM

STRESS often gets the better of me in the lead-up to Christmas. Factor in a smallish home renovation that ended up a major project with …

Spinning a yarn

November 22, 2015 6:26AM

IN AN era when many organisations are languishing due to lack of membership and interest, one local group appears to have found the formula for …

Dail Solvander's seashells

November 16, 2015 8:04AM

GISBORNE is full of dark horses, and not just of the cinematic kind. I never cease to be amazed at the many modest, undiscovered geniuses …

Salad days

November 8, 2015 3:49PM

FRANK and Albie’s café, owned by Amy Campbell and David Whitfield, is the sole Gisborne eaterie to feature in the newly-released New Zealand Café Cookbook. …

'Vanping' with Ian Smail

October 31, 2015 9:06AM

IAN Smail gets excited when he sees a set of cast-iron wheels, the older and rustier the better. For him such wheels hold enormous potential …

Putting polio behind her

October 24, 2015 12:01PM

JILL Hudson was just 14 months old when she was diagnosed with polio. At first the family doctor suspected she had sympathy pains as her …

Bounty on the beach

October 19, 2015 11:48AM

Walking along the beach at sunset sounds like a romantic way to end the day — but more often than not, it’s strenuous physical exercise …

Testing times

October 19, 2015 11:20AM

The next time you pick up a copy of MiNDFOOD and drool over the gorgeous “foodtography” and recipes therein, spare a thought for the people …

Turkish treat

October 10, 2015 12:01PM

Poached quinces with sour cherries and clotted cream INGREDIENTS: 100 g (3½ oz/½ cup) frozen sour cherries 4 quinces Juice of 1 lemon 1 cinnamon …

Hair geek

October 10, 2015 12:01PM

Emily arrives in the kitchen well-prepared. She’s done her homework the night before and is armed with her tablet on which the YouTube video of …

Surgeon takes flight

October 10, 2015 12:01PM

JOHN Kyngdon has a thing about birds. He has thousands of photographs of more than 550 species shot in Borneo, the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, North …

‘A promise of two peoples’

March 28, 2015 12:01PM

FOR a woman who spent 37 years as a teacher and principal, Karen Johansen’s school career did not get off to a good start. “I …

Garden partners

August 31, 2015 3:41PM

Big kids have teamed up with little kids in a DIY garden project which has become a model of collaborative learning, reaping benefits far beyond …

The cap fits

August 31, 2015 2:21PM

WHEN the velvet cap with a gold tassel was placed on her head and the doctoral scroll in her hands, Dr Peetikuia Wainui’s thoughts were …

Bootcamp for NZ primary industry

April 30, 2015 12:06PM

THE bootcamp Gisborne’s Hilton Collier attended last year was light years away from this stereotype — 10,800km to be precise — at prestigious Stanford University …

Striking a chord

May 11, 2015 4:47PM

IF Ian were here to respond, he would no doubt agree, but the mastermind behind the Gisborne International Music Competition (GIMC) passed away in January …

Liquid gold

August 17, 2015 2:56PM

The dry desert air transformed my skin into scales a crocodile would have been proud of . . . but luckily I had in my …

‘Never a dull moment’

August 17, 2015 12:17PM

Amy Spence got a phone call at 5pm on July 20. LeaderBrand needed 24,000 food samples to give away at their stand at the Auckland …

Hidden taonga

November 17, 2012 12:01PM

People of Potae Ave — deep within the dark recesses behind your walls and ceilings and under your floorboards, you may have an undiscovered masterpiece …

Older . . . and bolder

August 10, 2015 3:29PM

I travelled undercover in Morocco. Being a bit of a wuss, I was a little concerned about developments in North Africa and the Middle East. …

Winery starts small, aims high

June 9, 2015 3:38PM

The term “garagiste” was coined to describe small, high-quality wine producers in Bordeaux whose production was “so small that it would fit into a garage”. …

Common ground

June 22, 2015 2:29PM

FOUR students and four staff from EIT Tairawhiti Toihoukura School of Maori Visual Arts travelled to Canada in April for a two-week cultural exchange with …

Homing instinct

June 12, 2015 3:01PM

STANDING in the living room at Maureen and John’s house, I’m mesmerised by the play of the sun’s rays shining through the crystal pendants suspended …

Herbs for health

June 22, 2015 12:35PM

THE little bottle had travelled a great distance, all the way from Manutuke Herbs in Gisborne to a flat of Kiwis in Angel, London. I …

Soft touch

June 12, 2015 2:43PM

THE last massage I had was in Taipei. It was supposed to have been a treat for my hard-working feet but it turned out to …

Chathams Chat

May 25, 2015 11:01AM

“You don’t lock your house and you don’t need a wallet or a cellphone,” she says. “There’s always time for a yarn and to pass …

International street food festival free for all

June 4, 2015 4:01PM

ORGANISER Amy Spence sent a box of oranges to celebrity chef and MasterChef judge Ray McVinnie to thank him for his stellar performance at the …

Back from the brink

May 18, 2015 4:56PM

The future of 27 threatened species including the kiwi, tuatara, pateke and the Hochstetter’s frog is much more secure in Tairawhiti thanks to the sterling …

Huia Edmonds has Vancouver in his sights

May 5, 2015 4:26PM

THE 22-year-old is a modest, quiet young man but his achievements speak volumes. Huia won the 2014 Ruanuku award, the coveted top prize of the …