Who these atua

Part whare, part barn... Stevens Lawson crafts a house on Waiheke Island for contemplation and retreat.

New & Notable: Raumati 23/24

New openings around Aotearoa this summer.

New & Notable: October 2023

A new space on the same block for Public Record, a bluestone warehouse turns into Tāmaki's best new venue, and a cosy wine bar opens on Karangahape Road.

Kneads Must

A beloved community bakery finds the space to expand – just across the road.

Now Open: Spring 2023

Dehei opens in a permanent store in Grey Lynn, Tāmaki Makaurau and an architect’s coffee bar opens on Sandringham Road.

Point of View

A Martinborough tasting room by Makers of Architecture distils family values of integrity, quality and custodianship into the built form.

Sacred Ground

With Kā Uri, Ngāti Kuri and Glamuzina Architects have carved out a cultural destination that looks to the future while honouring its roots.

Natural Beauty

Just a stone’s throw from the original, the new-look Stravinskij salon is an ode to Aotearoa’s landscape.

Heart and Hearth

A new Helensville eatery serves natural wines and a menu based around the fire.

The Good Room

Tāmaki Makaurau favourite Madame George expands its offering with help from Cheshire Architects.

My Oh My

A new noodle joint opens in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Night and Day

A refreshed space off Karangahape Rd goes from weekday cafe to weekend wine bar.

Breaking Bread

Peanut butter, pickled celery, sprouts, mayo and Kaitaia Fire on sourdough. That’s the sort of mad innovation we’re loving from Tom Worthington’s eponymous Ōtautahi Christchurch sandwich shop.

The New Local

An iconic building in Te Whanganui-a-Tara welcomes a novel neighbourhood bistro.

Divine Purpose

Bar Magda off Karangahape Road pairs moody atmosphere and intrigue with Filipino-inspired fare.

Double or Nothing

The people behind Ōtautahi favourite Lux work with Johnstone Callaghan Architects to create more good vibes.

The Scoop

A new scoop shop in Mt Maunganui blends plant-based ice cream with a sweet fitout.

Down on the shore

A new boutique hotel in Ōtepoti Dunedin celebrates a much older history.

We out Here

Finding your feet in a 1950s lodge at the head of Lake Wanaka.

Warm Reception

Ponsonby gets its first boutique hotel.

A Drink and a Show

Ed Verner’s Boxer is a bar — but not as you know it.

International Style

Rufus Knight designs a new restaurant for Josh Emett.

Bricks and Mortar

Cheshire Architects redefine Britomart with a unique hotel bridging old and new.

Hall Together Now

Katie Lockhart designs a colourful new eatery in a colourful part of uptown Auckland.

Against the Odds

Three independent retailers open beautiful stores at Commercial Bay in downtown Auckland.

Cabinet Makers

In the days after lockdown, Cazador’s Rebecca Smidt and Dariush Lolaiy opened a delicatessen from a space that used to be their private dining room.

Club Rules

Cheshire Architects design an organic new wing for the historic Northern Club in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Close to Home

A neighbourhood wine bar opens in suburban Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Alma Mater

More please: an eatery designed by Jack McKinney has much to offer.

Intrepid Approach

A boutique hotel opens just off Cuba Street in downtown Te Whanganui-a-Tara.