Shabnam Dastgheib

Shabnam Dastgheib was born in Iran and raised on a diet primarily made up of rice dishes. She lives and works in Auckland with her two intensely busy toddlers and her husband.

Jul 14, 2020

The backyard furniture business with big plans for NZ's sustainable building future

What better way to use the time in lockdown than to start a sustainable furniture-making business?

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Jul 1, 2020

The Christchurch businesses breathing life into New Brighton

What does the future hold for the beach side suburb with huge potential?

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Mar 16, 2020

The founder of a failed cannabis museum sounds a warning for similar startups

Cannabis legalisation could present a valuable opportunity for small businesses and startups looking to be part of a growing global industry. But will stigma around cannabis use stand in the way?

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May 22, 2019

The perfect dish: Tahdig, the crispy, crunchy, life-affirming Persian soul food

Think rice is nothing special? Try tahdig, the golden, crispy rice crust that's a way of life for Iranians.

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