New Zealand’s highest rooftop bar
New Zealand’s highest rooftop bar has officially opened in one of Auckland’s newest lifestyle hotels. Perched on the 38th floor of Voco, in Auckland City Centre, Bar Albert offers big views of Tāmaki Makaurau and could make a sophisticated spot for your next soiree with its gold-trimmed Art Deco inspired décor, open-air deck and private event space.
Awesome food and drink to be enjoyed in our small towns
In news from the regions: Fresh batches of pāua pie from Tokomaru Bay’s Cafe 35 are gone within minutes. At Johnny Nation’s Chocolate Eclair Shop in Ohakune, the hundreds of eclairs made each morning start flying off the shelves at 6.30am. Returning customers at the Hokitika Sandwich Company wait for 45-minutes or more. And in Motueka’s Melbourne-esque eatery The Smoking Barrel, 400 doughnuts with remarkable flavours are made each day, and almost always sell out within hours.
There’s great food and drink to be found in our small towns, and Brook Sabin enjoyed plenty of it during a 100-day road trip. Here’s his rundown of the highlights.
Meanwhile, we’re loving this coffee holder upcycling hack
At The Feed, we’re loving this coffee holder upcycling hack for taking your coffees out into the sun. Visiting the cute Italia Mia in Arrowtown’s Buckingham Street, we were spoiled with sunshine and great coffee, delivered by Jess Bergamin in this handy holder. Beuno!
Just a little down the road at Provisions we also enjoyed a compulsory sticky bun and ginger slice with two flat whites and books (also in the sun – what is it with this winter!). Provisions of Arrowtown opened in 2010 in a gorgeous restored historic Romans cottage and garden, dating back to the 1870’s Arrowtown goldrush era. All things to love.
Climate-resilient breadfruit could boost food security
Research suggests breadfruit, which originated in the Pacific and is widely grown in South-East Asia, has a promising role in ensuring food security in tropical and subtropical regions of the world likely to be affected by climate change, reports EcoBusiness.
While climate change may affect staples like corn and wheat, hitting food security, breadfruit—widely grown in Asia—can be cultivated in most tropical regions. Now a study, published this month (August) in PLOS Climate, says that while climate change is likely to have adverse impacts on most crops, including staples such as corn and wheat, the resilient breadfruit will be relatively unaffected.