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Episode 14 - Flat Bush

This week Neighbourhood visits the booming new township of Flat Bush in South Auckland.

We visit the country's largest Buddhist temple and see first-hand its significance to the kiwi community.We meet a Turkish couple making artisan cheese using milk from local cows and catch up with a community educator whose Taiwanese background gives her a unique insight into her work. Plus, we hang out with a local illustrator who's investigating his own identity through multiple media.

Curator Bio
Moomin Kheir 

Born in Oman of Sudanese heritage, and coming to New Zealand at the age of 8 via Qatar, this dynamic advertising wunderkind is a model, photographer and film director. He lives with his brother  - comedian Mo Kheir - and his sister, in the thriving multi-cultural suburb of Flat Bush.


This week on Neighbourhood we visit Flatbush where Turkish couple, Teyfik and Biirgul Ayyildiz, show us how they make artisan cheese using milk from local cows.

Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened brined cheese. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled.

Teyfik recommends using a hot pan, adding olive oil and then placing 10mm of sliced halloumi cheese and cooking the cheese until both sides are golden brown.

Serve with a salad of fresh tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, fresh mint, salt and fresh lemon juice and warm Turkish bread.