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Lockdown Fakeaways: K.F.C. (Kezza’s Fried Chicken)

When I started working out how to recreate Colonel Sander’s fried chicken, I wanted to eliminate the stuff I don’t like about the Dirty-Bird experience – namely, the grease residue factor, the lack of ‘crunch’ on the bite, and the dry chicken. The “Hot n Spicy” range also always seems...
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Packrafting adventure at it’s best

There are an ever increasing array of movies about packrafting on YouTube, and like most sports, it’s only the extreme version that ends up on the internet. But packrafting does not always need to be that intense. These unique crafts are also being used by trampers, families, fishermen and hunters...
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The ColorCote Tradie Profile: Zar Lawrence

Zar Lawrence, as you might expect, is a busy man. When I reached out to him through a mate to see if he’d like to catch up for a tradie profile, I was told that 7:30am Saturday morning was his next and only free slot for a phone call. As...
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Outdoors with little people

It’s fair to say my childhood was a bit of a fishing overload. My dad Blair fizzed off it. It didn’t matter if he was hauling up blue cod off Motunau Island or trolling for trout in one of Canterbury’s many high country lakes – if there was a rod...
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Topwater Fishing for Beginners

Fishing topwater lures has to be one of the most exhilarating ways to catch kingfish – but it can also be a frustrating and expensive addiction! Don’t let that discourage ya though – beginners can get in on the fun too. The gear Kingfish by their very nature are generally...
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BBQ Hāngi

My BBQ hangi is still in its experimental phase, but I have knocked it out of the park on several occasions. Some well-seasoned hāngi aficionados have even given it their seal of approval with comments like, “That is the best non-hāngi, hāngi I have ever had,” “Authentic as” and “Is...
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Surfing with the stoics

Control is a fascinating concept, and it’s always interested me. This fascination eventually led me to Epictetus and the rest of the Stoic Philosophers. The single most important practice in Stoic philosophy is differentiating between what we can change and what we can’t. When it comes to surfing, this is...
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The ColorCote Tradie Profile: Beth & Aaron

I met Beth on a still Friday afternoon at her home in Whangaparaoa, and she wasted no time walking me down to their poolside seats. Her husband Aaron was joining us soon, but there was still plenty to talk about while we waited. As one of the few female plumbers in...
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Foundations to Photography

My earliest memories of filmmaking were running around with my grandad’s camcorder during a family holiday in Wanaka. We used to record ourselves skateboarding then huddle around the wee flip outside screen to watch the action. I was hooked. Despite this early passion however, I never dreamed that making films...
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How to Win The Great Tradie Fish Off

Tis the season of fishing competitions, and now you tradies have your very own one to get excited about. The inaugural Great Tradie Fish Off will be held in March – it’s a measure-based online comp with three leaderboards: individual, company and trade. The eligible species are kahawai, snapper, and kingfish,...
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