Issues by Prue Barton

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Bali Bliss


A hop, skip and nine-hour jump took us to our blissful Bali holiday. This island is a foodie’s paradise with everything you could ever dream of eating or drinking served…

Prue Barton02 October 2017

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Taste Spring

Food & Drink

the allure of locally-grown produce, abundant seafood and the opportunity to forage for your own has lured some of the country’s finest chefs to the region. James Beck, Jeremy Rameka…

Prue Barton24 December 2016

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From Market to Market

Food & Drink Opinion

Markets are intriguing environments. Over the years I have visited some truly memorable markets both locally and overseas. Hometown markets are generally easy to navigate as language, produce and locality…

Prue Barton05 August 2016

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Food & Drink

There is something unbelievably satisfying about eating vegetables picked straight from your own garden and meal planning can be based on what is ready to gather. Many local Hawke’s Bay…

Prue Barton06 February 2016

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Taste Cinque Terre


Hugging cliff-top roads, dodging precarious Fiat-driving Italians and honking horns, we venture into the port town of Portovenere. This is the beginning of the Cinque Terre, unofficially called the ‘sixth…

Prue Barton12 October 2014



Hauling on my hiking boots and adjusting my backpack I am ready for a cross-country hike Hawke’s Bay style, versus the Spanish ‘Santiago de Compostela’ one. I’ve heard there are…

Prue Barton09 June 2014

Taste Te Awanga


This is my secret. A quarter acre slice of wild beach paradise. Bondi this is not! Take a stroll in any direction on the Cape Coast and you will come…

Prue Barton17 January 2014

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