Aquanort Pools: Creating and landscaping stunning swimming pools in the Top of the South

Team Aquanort By ALISTAIR HUGHES | photography PAUL JONES READ MAGAZINE Anyone flying in or out of Blenheim will quickly become aware of particular features from the air. The rows of grape vines striping almost every block of land in the Wairau Valley is perhaps the most obvious, but sparkling between the rooftops of Marlborough’s … Read more

Dancing Sands Distillery: Lord of the Dance

BY ALISTAIR HUGHES | PHOTO CARRIE DOBBS READ MAGAZINE The Dancing Sands are the most remarkable fresh-water vents of the famous Waikoropupū Springs, just outside of Takaka in Golden Bay. Sediment sparkles in the sunlight as the emergence of some of the clearest water in the world causes it to swirl and billow. They lend … Read more

Johnston Associates: Consistent award-winning service scores a hat trick

Words & photography by STEVE HUSSEY READ MAGAZINE To win a national title is impressive. To win the same national title three times leads to a series of conclusions; the winner must be committed, goal-driven and have a passion which drives their tenacity. They must know how to positively react to challenges, disappointments and failures. … Read more

Bamboo Tiger Jazz & Cocktail Bar Blenheim

50 Queen St, Blenheim 03 577 9945  |   AWARDS: 2020 – Best Cocktail Experience Marlborough This 1930s Asian fusion jazz and cocktail lounge will be sure to tick many of your boxes if you’re a classic cocktail aficionado. Situated in Blenheim’s iconic Hotel d’Urville building, the Bamboo Tiger offers a menu of great … Read more

Hardy St Eatery

136 Hardy St, Nelson 03 319 0077  | AWARDS: 2020 – People’s Choice Nelson Tasman Creative, seasonal eats with ‘damn good coffee and booze’ is on the menu five days a week at the Hardy St Eatery. Owners James Rutherford and Louise Morten moved to Nelson two years ago from Wellington and set about … Read more

Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar

151 Hardy St, Nelson   AWARDS: 2020 – Best Cocktail Experience Nelson Tasman A late night cocktail and whisky bar in the heart of Nelson, Kismet boasts what is arguably Nelson’s largest whisky/whiskey selection and carefully crafts cocktails in a slick cosmopolitan environment with deep-cushioned leather sofas and subdued lighting. A sister bar to … Read more