Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Zealand at Wharepuke Gardens eco-lodge & Food Cafe



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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 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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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 16 Chef Charles Royal - Fern Mushroom Salad



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive on the north island of New Zealand to Rotorua and meet traditional Maori Chef Charles Royal! Charles takes us foraging for wild and indigenous ingredients. We end up back at Pounamu Lodge on Lake Tarewera to prepare a lovely wild Fern, Mushroom and Smoked Tomato Salad!

For more information, please visit
www.MaoriFood.com
www.PounamuLodge.co.nz

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Friday, June 12, 2009

In New Zealand at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Stanley Morris, the Managing Partner at Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses. Set against the awe inspiring backdrop of the Kaikoura coast on the east coast of the south island of New Zealand, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is one of the world's most unique eco-accommodations! If you ever want to treat yourself to mountain views from your private balcony and south Pacific ocean views from a luxurious spa bath, Hapuku Lodge is your kind of place!

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

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Zealand Day 14 Hapuku Lodge making Vegetarian Ravioli!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in amazing Kaikoura New Zealand on the east coast of the south island! We arrive at Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses which is a breathtaking eco-accommodation perched between the mountains and south Pacific ocean! We meet Executive Chef Rich Huber who shares his favorite organic veggie picking spots with us on their sprawling property, to then bring us into his kitchen to make a wonderful vegetarian ravioli with roasted fennel!

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

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Monday, June 08, 2009

in New Zealand day 11 Awaroa Lodge with owner Barry Walters



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet up with Barry Walters the owner of the incredible Awaroa Lodge in the Abel Tasman National Park, south island, New Zealand! Awaroa is an eco-lodge that walks the talk, providing organic produce from their gardens, directly to their gourmet kitchen! The lodge is set amongst the crystal blue water and lush green hills that make up this stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park!

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

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In New Zealand at Awaroa Lodge, preparing Fettucine with Clams



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in New Zealand in the stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park at Awaroa Lodge! First we meet up with Barry Walters, the owner of Awaroa Lodge, and do some sustainable net fishing and cockle digging! Then off to the piazza style kitchen to meet Selena Walters the Executive Chef, to make a delicious Fettucine with Clams!

For more information, please visit http://www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

In New Zealand day 9 Abel Tasman region at Resurgence



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are in the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand on the northern part of the south island, staying at The Resurgence! We meet Clare and Adam who roll out the green carpet for us in their 5-star nature resort!

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

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In New Zealand Day 6 story of Birds Ferry Lodge



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Alison & Andre Gygax of Birds Ferry Lodge and discover their inspiration for building an organic, sustainable and beautiful B&B and cottage. We also travel around the lush west coast of the south island of New Zealand by Westport and meet the flora, fauna and wild life along the way!

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