Photo: Peter McIntoshAsk a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself. Pour over par-baked base and bake for a further 20 minutes at 180degC or until the caramel is brown and bubbling. For the toppingMelt the chocolate in short bursts in the microwave or in a bowl over boiling water. When caramel has cooled, top with melted chocolate. Recipe provided by Dispensary Cafe Albany St.
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New growth ... Blue Mountain Nurseries directors Chris and Rebecca Hughes are offering two new apprenticeships in the wake of nationwide economic challenges posed by the recent Covid-19 lockdown. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISONA West Otago nursery aims to propagate some green shoots of recovery with two new apprenticeships. Tapanui business Blue Mountain Nurseries advertised the positions after seeing an upsurge in trade following the recent Covid-19 lockdown. ‘‘I think it’s important for people to know it’s not all bad news out there in the job market. ‘‘This is an investment not only in the future of our business, but also of our young people.’’Applications close Friday.
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But a closer inspection reveals it is actually the Beverly Begg Observatory’s original telescope. The telescope when it was operational at Dunedin’s Beverly Begg Observatory. The 12-inch reflecting telescope was built and installed at the Dunedin observatory about 100 years ago by Joseph Ward. Mr McNamara said the observatory had run out of space and wanted to return the telescope to the Beverly Begg Observatory in time for its centenary in 2022. Photo: Stephen JaquieryShe said the telescope still worked, but would undergo restoration before being put on display at the observatory.
Todd ChaterisNow is the right time to consider a career change to agriculture, Rabobank chief executive Todd Charteris says. The prospect of high unemployment due to the Covid-19 crisis could be a ‘‘golden opportunity’’ for the rural sector to recruit talented New Zealanders to fill skills gaps, he said. There’s opportunities for people with skills in engineering, machinery, manufacturing, marketing, process improvement and all those labouring skills are transferable.’’But the prospect of changing careers could be daunting, he said. ‘‘It’s about making connections, following through on those connections and asking to be connected with the right people. If you can do that, you will find that most people are inherently helpful.’’Mr Charteris said there was more that rural sector organisations, such as Federated Farmers, could be doing to connect with urban communities to promote where the opportunities might be.
If those Covid-19 lockdown kilograms are not shifting, Australian wellness specialist and My Kitchen Rules finalist Luke Hines has some advice. And going low-carb doesn’t mean you have to count calories, cut out entire food groups and miss out on things you love. Warm 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a frying pan over high heat, add the cauliflower rice and saute for 3–4 minutes until softened and light golden brown on the edges. Transfer the fish to the prepared tray and lightly spray with coconut oil. In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, garam masala, half the coconut yoghurt and two-thirds of the tandoori paste.
A man was left with a fractured skull and a brain injury after a verbal dispute at a Queenstown convenience store turned violent. The dispute continued outside, where the defendant suddenly threw a punch that left the victim lying unconscious and bleeding heavily from one ear. O’Rourke’s lawyer, Louise Denton, said the defendant ran because he panicked, but handed himself in the next day. He was a ‘‘hard-working, family-orientated young man’’, who through subsequent counselling had realised he was not coping with a family-related issue in his home country. Judge Strettell said the injury was having a significant, long-lasting impact on the victim.
It can be easy to overlook the raft of pinot noirs that are produced north of these parts. 2019 Hunter’s OffshootMarlboroughPrice: $24.99Rating: ExcellentAttractive nose with red fruits, raspberry dusty gravel, earthiness, a liquorice-like hint, wild herbs later. www.julestaylor.comMarlboroughPrice: $28Rating: Very goodSubtle but floral with red fruits and tilled earth, spices with time. There’s a little wildness to the palate, raspberry joining the mix along with cranberry, a stalky nuance and chewy, grainy tannins. A lightness and aerial quality to this zestiness to the palate with red fruits hanging on the close.
Brent MatehaereThe Otago Nuggets have confirmed their coaching roster for the rejigged National Basketball League. Head coach Brent Matehaere has been able to secure leave from his teaching role at Otago Boys’ High School and will lead the campaign which gets under way later this month. Matehaere had initially signed on as coach when the Nuggets were targeting a return in 2021. But Matehaere has secured the services of Aucklanders Aik Ho, who will be the main assistant, and Justin Bailey, who will drift in and out as work allows. Ho is the Tall Ferns assistant coach and has plenty of experience, while Bailey will be a familiar name to Nuggets fans.
The driver of a bus that crashed near Queenstown with 22 Chinese tourists on board has written to his victims to say he can ‘‘never forgive himself’’ for what happened. Liang Fang (32), of Christchurch, was driving the bus and trailer to Glenorchy on January 21 when he lost control on a tight, steep bend near Wilson Bay. The bus tipped over and skidded for about 40 metres, shattering the windows along one side. Four passengers were flown to hospital, including a 10-year-old girl who lost both hands in the crash. PHOTO: TRACEY ROXBURGHAs a result of the crash and the Covid-19 pandemic, he had lost his job with Awing Travel NZ Ltd.
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the cauliflower in a blender and blitz until it resembles rice (you may have to do this in batches). Place the beetroot in blender and blitz until it also resembles rice. Spread evenly on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden and firm. Remove and cool completely before turning it upside-down on to a board and carefully remove the baking paper.
Forsyth Barr Stadium will host the opening match of Super Rugby Aotearoa. As optimism increases that the country will move to Alert Level 1 next week, there is hope crowds will be allowed to attend Super Rugby matches. The five Super Rugby franchises would be keen to get people through the gate as that is where the bulk of their income comes from. NZR head of professional rugby Chris Lendrum said plans were being looked at but nothing was set in stone. ‘‘We are working closely with our Super Rugby clubs and developing plans around the potential to host crowds at some point during the competition,” he said.
Although it was a sunny day, my front lawn, which had felt secure and almost cosy, was exposed and cold. Some longstanding trees had gone, caught in the crossfire, while others were looking bruised and battered. Perhaps my discombobulation over the trees shows how easy it is for many of us to kid ourselves we are big picture thinkers. Can we trust ourselves and our leaders not to squander the chance to make something better? If this turns out to be short-sighted or just plain wrong, I hope I will be brave enough to rethink it.
There are 250 or so of these yeast species that can convert sugar into carbon dioxide and alcohol — valuable skills that humans have used for millennia. This is bread yeast, the yeast we know and love most dearly for the food and drinks it helps us make. With bread, a baker wants to capture the carbon dioxide to leaven the bread and make it rise. This does two important things for baking: it changes the chemical structure of the carbohydrates, and it makes bread rise. When yeast breaks down starch, it produces carbon dioxide gas and ethyl alcohol.
Contractors resume work on the new NPD station at 223 Andersons Bay Rd yesterday.PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERYCOVID-19 restrictions have pushed the opening date for the new Nelson Petroleum Distributors [NPD] station on Andersons Bay Rd out to the end of August. The self-service NPD station with six double-sided petrol and diesel pumps was supposed to open in March. Another new station would open in Cromwell this Friday , the company said. NPD has 70 sites in the South Island, with a further 16 to be added over the next 12 months. ‘‘NPD has currently committed to six high-profile North Island sites, five of which are under contract,’’ Mr Sheridan said.
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The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) communications and events co-ordinator was brought up on a sheep and cropping farm near Leeston. ‘‘It was just after the earthquakes and everyone wanted to get out of Christchurch.’’But after one year, Ms McPherson realised law was not for her, so she switched to a communications degree at Massey University’s Wellington campus. ‘‘I was very much a converted city girl, but Wellington just didn’t do it for me and I just couldn’t picture myself working for a big law firm in Auckland. ‘‘I don’t have an in-depth knowledge on the technical side, so it has been a fast learning curve.’’Ms McPherson returned home four days later and started work at FAR. Ms McPherson said the lesson from her experience is to ‘‘go with your gut’’, rather than following the direction laid down by others.
June 02, 2020 16:30 UTC