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The owner of Grey Lynn deli Ripe tells Viva about her new cookbook – a miracle considering most of their recipes are made up day by day.
Grey Lynn’s Ripe Deli has been serving home-made takeout meals since September 2002. Something of a revolutionary concept in the food service industry at the time, it was the brainchild of proprietor Angie Redfern.
“I remember that you could never just go and grab something healthy to eat. There were lots of great cafes where you could sit down and have a nice meal but if you were on your way somewhere and you wanted to grab something fast, McDonald’s was about your only option,” she says.
How things have changed. continue reading »
January 12 2011 | Reading and Westmere | No Comments »
Lucy and Justin Mackenzie face paying an extra $1000 a year for childcare but like most other people they say they will grizzle and pay up.
Mainly Kids, the Ponsonby childcare centre their son Jamie, 2, attends is increasing its fees by $20 a week, a legacy of the Government’s $300 million funding cuts. continue reading »
January 11 2011 | News and Westmere | No Comments »
We don’t sell houses.
We help people achieve their property goals & dreams.
“We called Ariel and Randall because they have been outstanding since we first met. Their determination and professionalism resulted in us achieving a sale at a price that far exceeded our expectations!” Glen & Kiri, Westmere Vendors.
Glen, Kiri and Rose outside 12 Sunny Brae Crescent, Westmere with real estate agents Ariel Levin & Randall Wulff from Bayleys.
January 09 2011 | Westmere | No Comments »
December 01 2010 | Westmere | No Comments »
Westmere. Waiting to be discovered or rediscovered. The best place to skive off from the city for lunch was the Garnet Rd Foodstore until Madame Over the Page moved on. I shall never forget her chicken and mustard pie.
Westmere also had a superlative pizza bar which has morphed into the Garnet Bar and Kitchen, courtesy of Luke Dallow, formerly of Salsa and Malt, now of Salt and Chapel.
Managed by his Chapel devotee, Nick Harding, GBK is tiny, Art Deco fripperies, leadlight windows, dark wood-panelled walls, plaster ceiling. Like a parlour in a neighbouring 30s bungalow or the snug in the pub in an Agatha Christie murder. continue reading »
November 01 2010 | Westmere | No Comments »
Adelie Bar & Kitchen, Westmere.
When Amanda and Mark ran their own restaurant in St Heliers some years ago, they used to invite Amanda’s parents along to sit at a front table on quiet nights so that prospective patrons wouldn’t think the place was empty.
I imagine they weren’t alone with this ruse, but it seems to have gone out of fashion now.
The week night that we went to Adelie with Mark and Amanda, the only obvious figures were the duty manager chatting to one of her staff, who was leaning in through the open front window.
Undaunted, we went in and, given that we had the run of the place, chose to sit outside in what was advertised as the newly-opened courtyard. It seemed like a good option given that the inside of the bar area is overly dark, to the point where menu-reading and conversation become more conceptual than achievable.
Adelie occupies the premises previously known as the Garnet Bar and Kitchen, and is right next door to the much-lauded Westmere Butchery, on the corner of West End Rd and Garnet Rd. continue reading »
October 31 2010 | Westmere | No Comments »
The famous Westmere Butchery, Voted best Butcher in Auckland by Metro Magazine, is located at the corner of Garnet Road and West End Road.
Here you can buy a brilliant range of tasty home made sausages, certified organic meats and eggs as well as gluten free meats.
The quality is so good some people drive 45 minutes to buy meats here and others write rave reviews on food forums.
There’s ample parking on Garnet Road and the butchery is open most days from six am to six thirty pm except weekends when the shop closes at four thirty pm.
Make sure you stop there before your next dinner or Barbeque or call (09) 3765954 first to see what’s on offer.
Westmere Butchery at 131 West End Rd
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October 30 2010 | Agent Advice and Westmere | No Comments »
What is Bayleys Westmere Kids Try?
A children’s triathlon in the Western Bays area.
Who can participate?
This year only kids from Westmere School can participate however the event may open to other schools in coming years.
What is the goal of the event?
As you can learn from the event’s name, the main goal is to give sport a try, rather than winning. The setting, a fun and supportive community environment, will introduce kids to the joys of exercise.
Who benefits from the event?
With more that 600 children currently attending Westmere School there is a need for an indoor space to accommodate them, their teachers and families. All the money collected from the Bayleys Westmere Kids Try will be used to build a new school hall.
When and where is the Bayleys Westmere Kids Try taking place?
Sunday November 21st 2010 at Park. Rain date December 5th 2010.
Registration will start at 8.30am with the first race starting at 10am.
How much to participate?
$10 for an adult and $20 for a child with discounts for two and three children from one family.
Are there any give aways?
Children and adults who enter the race will get a ‘Westmere Try’ T shirt and a goody bag. A Cannonade bike will be raffled and there are many other prizes including Asics running shoes, yummy food from ripe Delicatessen and many more.
We are honored to be the principal sponsor of the event so when you see as there come by and say hi.
October 30 2010 | Events and Westmere | No Comments »
As you enter the Westmere Butchery you can’t fail to notice the large Arsenal Football Club poster on the wall behind the counter. It’s obvious that there’s more to life than making the perfect banger for these guys. There’s some ardent supporters here and they are keen to let you know it. The Westmere Butchery is a real butcher shop where the meat is prepared on site. The customers, of whom I am a regular, come because the meat tastes so good, it’s not too expensive and the staff is very obliging…read the full story Sausages and football: A perfect match.
The boys at the Westmere Butchery
June 11 2010 | Westmere | 2 Comments »
Westmere is a residential suburb of Auckland City, New Zealand. Westmere is under the local governance of the Auckland City Council. The suburb was originally a working-class area, containing some state houses; mostly private housing originating from housing development in the 1920′s.It is known for its Californian style bungalow architecture. It is now a highly sought after residential location with extensive redevelopment.
Westmere is broadly bisected by Garnet Road and is bounded by Coxs Bay to the North and the green belt running from Western Springs, the Auckland Zoo and Western Springs College to the South and West.
June 11 2010 | Westmere | No Comments »