Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Zealand with Organic Explorer



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD0idMnp050

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet Leonie Johnsen from Organic Explorer New Zealand, which is a website and guidebook that maps out all of the top organic restaurants, farmer's markets, eco-resorts, spas, wellness centers, green excursions and so much more! Organic Explorer is the must-have guide for anyone traveling to New Zealand and has over 600 planet-friendly businesses and locations to discover. We are so blessed to have met Leonie, Tony & Josephine from Organic Explorer who made our Hippy Gourmet filming tour possible!

For more information, please visit www.OrganicExplorer.com

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Zealand at the Organic Gourmet in Kerikeri



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are finishing up our amazing 3-week organic and sustainable filming tour of New Zealand. Before we head back to Auckland to catch our flight on Air New Zealand, we stop at the lovely Organic Gourmet deli in downtown Kerikeri. Owned and operated by two ex-New Yorker's Vito Ciaravino and Madeline Sehn, Organic Gourmet is a one-stop shop for wonderful local foods as well as hemp & organic cotton clothing and other items. Vito, Madeline and their daughter Amanda sailed from New York to New Zealand and continue to live quite the adventurous life!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Zealand at Wharepuke Gardens eco-lodge & Food Cafe



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGVczMWTU8w

In this segment on our Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet tour of New Zealand we're in the magical Bay of Islands area in Kerikeri! Here we visit with Tania Booth one of the many family owners of Wharepuke Accommodations. We also meet Tania's dad Robin Booth who is in charge of the lush and beautiful Wharepuke gardens. Our tour continues up at the Print Studio at Wharepuke where we meet Mark Graver, resident artist and also co-owner of the eco-lodge. In the organic food garden we find Paul Goldfinch who leads us to our interview with his son-in-law Colin Ashton the owner and chef of Food at Wharepuke restaurant. If it seems like there's a lot going on at Wharepuke in Kerikeri that's because there is! All wonderful people, great hospitality, laid back cottages, stunning gardens and some of the best food on our whole tour of New Zealand!

For more information, please visit www.accommodation-bay-of-islands.co.nz

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 22 at Epic Organic Farm & Ora Ora Resort



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WapEFwLfOeM

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit Epic organic farm and learn all about their exciting organic seedling program! Then we return to Ora Ora Resort to get a wonderful tour of all that Inge and Rolf's eco wellness resort has to offer.

For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

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Friday, July 10, 2009

In Kerikeri, New Zealand at Ora Ora Resort - making Macadamia Basil Pesto



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are traveling in the north island of New Zealand and staying at the lovely Ora Ora Eco Resort and Wellness Center located in Kerikeri. We meet up with Inge Bremer and Rolf Mueller-Gladde, the owners of Ora Ora Resort, and prepare an incredible Macadamia Nut Basil Pesto made 100% from the organic and bio-dynamic ingredients from their gardens!

For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

In Auckland, New Zealand at Great Ponsonby Art Hotel



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're on tour in New Zealand arriving at the Great Ponsonby Art Hotel. We meet up with Gerard Hill & Sally James who show us around their lovely B&B that is sustainable and organic! When in Auckland being in the Ponsonby district is the hippest place to be, and staying at the Great Ponsonby Art Hotel is a warm and familiar location, with great hosts who will make you feel right at home!

For more information, please visit www.GreatPons.co.nz

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

In Auckland, New Zealand - Potiki Adventures Tour + a visit with Maori sculptor



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwq0OpqyziU

Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive to Auckland, New Zealand! Meeting up first with Melissa from Potiki Adventures we learn about the authentic and contemporary Maori cultural sites and then are introduced by her to Maori sculptor Blaine Te Rito of Te Rito Arts. Blaine gives us wonderful insight into the background of Maori language and history through carvings!

For more information, please visit
www.PotikiAdventures.com
www.TeRitoArts.com

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