Denise Garland

Denise Garland is a former RNZ journalist who is currently enjoying her OE in Scotland.

Food
Jun 6, 2019

Expect a decent beer? Then respect the person pouring it

Hospitality is a legitimate career, and a hard one at that, and it's about time it's treated like one. 

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Food
Jan 26, 2019

Pro tip, UK brewers: Māori is a culture, not a beer style

Following on from inappropriate use of Māori-inspired imagery to promote New Zealand-hopped beers, several British craft breweries appear to think 'Māori pale ale' is a beer style.

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Food
Jan 22, 2019

Melbourne bar unrepentant over use of tā moko to promote beer event

A Melbourne bar that used an image of a 19th-century St Kilda mayor with tā moko drawn on to promote a New Zealand beer showcase has been accused of mocking Māori culture.

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Beverage
Oct 1, 2018

Hey UK brewers, cultural appropriation is not cool

New Zealand hops are hot property in the beer world, but some overseas breweries' tone-deaf homages to Aotearoa are causing offence. 

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