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Otago Olive Oil

Made in Otago: Dunford Grove Olive Oil

Central Otago is known for its long, dry summers, stunning autumn colours, crisp winters and rush of new life in spring, not to mention jaw-dropping scenery wherever you turn, but there’s also a special kind of alchemy going on. On the quiet shores of the unbelievably blue Lake Dunstan, the olive trees of Dunford Grove […]

Alexia Wines: A Family Business

Made in Wairarapa: Alexia Urban Winery

Wairarapa is known for sprawling vineyards with wineries attached, but in the heart of the Greytown, the district’s only urban winery is doing things a little differently. Alexia is the result of a labour of love, a winery built in the community where its founders live, their children go to school and their hearts lie. […]

Gabe Wellington Chocolate Factory Founder

Supplier Story: Wellington Chocolate Factory — Ethical, Small-batch Craft Chocolate

There’s a chocolate revolution going on, with its heart in Wellington’s foodie laneways. Wellington Chocolate Factory is leading the rapidly-growing shift towards ethical, small-batch craft chocolate — and has been doing so since back in 2013. New Zealand’s original, organic, bean-to-bar chocolate producer, Wellington Chocolate Factory (WCF) handcrafts some of the finest chocolate you are […]

Shining Peak Brewing Team

Celebrating Taranaki Anniversary Day And Their Makers: Shining Peak Brewery

Here at We Love Local we donate one percent from each sale to charities via the One Percent Collective and when we can work with a local artisan maker who also gives back then it’s even better.  Shining Peak Brewing is an institution in Taranaki, and feature in our Tasty Taranaki Gift Box. As well […]

Hawke's Bay La Petite Chocolate Owners

Made in Hawke’s Bay: La Petite Chocolat — brings a bit of magic into people’s lives

It’s undeniable that chocolate brings a bit of magic into people’s lives, according to Hawke’s Bay business La Petite Chocolat. Owners Sel and Asli Gider say helping to share that feeling is what drives them, and their goal is to create a positive impact in their community with their chocolates.  We value the human connection […]

Koakoa Team

Koakoa — premium spirits made in Kāpiti

Koakoa is the te reo Māori term for happiness, and that’s definitely the feeling you get when you taste the beautiful products crafted by this family-owned Kāpiti Coast distillery. Owned and operated by Bec Kay and Chris Barber, Koakoa is renowned for its award-winning signature Limoncello, and now also produces a range of the most […]

Beer Made in Auckland: Brothers Brewery

Made in Auckland: Brothers Beer — good beer for good people

This is the third blog post in our ‘Made in Auckland‘ series, featuring local producers from the region. ‘Good beer for good people’ is the philosophy that Auckland-based brewery Brothers Beer lives and breathes, and craft beer lovers are reaping all the delicious benefits. Conceptualised, rather aptly, over a beer by Anthony (Ant) Browne and […]

Made in Auckland: The Tea Thief — pop the kettle on, wellness is calling

This is the second blog post in our ‘Made in Auckland‘ series, featuring local producers from the region. Given that Ruth Wynne-Capstick and David Capstick hail from the most tea obsessed nation in the world — England — it’s fair to say they are more than qualified to discern the best brews.  Fortunately for connoisseurs, […]

Earthbound Honey

Made in Auckland: Earthbound Honey, as good as nature intended

This is the first blog post in our ‘Made in Auckland‘ series, featuring local producers from the region. Over the last 17 years, a single hive that started out as a hobby has since blossomed into a 100 percent New Zealand owned and operated business founded by a couple as authentic as their honey.  Enter, […]

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