Kim Knight is a Senior Writer for New Zealand's Herald.
I’m Kim Knight and I joined NZME in 2016 as a feature writer for Canvas magazine. More recently, I’ve become a senior writer in the NZ Herald news team. In 1989, journalism felt like a fast track to a more interesting life. Six months at Aoraki Polytechnic was quicker than a University degree and suddenly I was on the job. It’s easy to name check big overseas assignments - the Australian bush fires, or an investigation into the dairy industry’s demand for Indonesian-grown palm kernel feed. My favourite stories are less driven by the immediate news agenda - a deep dive into who might have stolen the Lindauer paintings or the backstory of Auckland's most "family" tree planted by a young Samoan man outside a state house bowled to make way for a motorway. Journalism has become increasingly personal. We write more first-person essays than I ever imagined, but I still prefer reportage that’s heavy on quotes. It’s a challenge and a joy to keep trying to see the world through someone else’s eyes. I did, eventually, go to University, studying part time for the Masters in Gastronomy that helps me write restaurant reviews for Canvas and fuels an obsession with food journalism. Is there another job in the world where you can wake up wondering about the history of fairy bread - and then spend the afternoon in the country’s only hundreds-and-thousands factory?
Lost in 'The Moment': When did date nights get so complicated?
OPINION: Our appetite for dinner with a side of experience is endless.
Dolly Parton: From rhinestones to rock star crushes, and what to do about a world on fire
What happened when country music's biggest star decided to cover rock's greatest anthems?
Orphan's Kitchen reviewed: Are the Ponsonby restaurant's night moves up to scratch?
Where the aperitif is as (delightfully) chewy as the steak.
Tick-tick-pause: Ahead of another surgery, Kim Knight contemplates broken hearts and empty wombs
"I imagine my uterus as a carelessly arranged spanakopita . . . "
Boldly going where no lasagne has gone before - Bossi restaurant, reviewed
Lasagne is a hug. This lasagne is a one-night-stand stand in stilettos.
Year of the pig? Auckland’s influx of runaway porkers
From road hogs to porcine pets - why are roaming pigs on the rise?
'Rest in peace, little big man' - Ponsonby grieves the ginger cat with many names, but only one life
The feisty feline who liked to lunch at Prego is no more.
Use it or lose it: Restaurant legend issues drastic SOS to downtown Auckland diners
'I'm sure I'm not the only one pacing the house at 3am.'
Baked beans for dinner? Make them Brazilian and pass the cheese bread - Tempero reviewed
Fact - confidence makes the ugliest beans more attractive.
Restaurant review: An oasis of charm? We check out Forest's new digs
Does the 2.0 version of a vegetarian darling still wow?
Ever wondered what happened to soft-shell crabs? Masu restaurant reviewed
Memories are made of thick-cut sashimi - and squid ink sliders.
Chateau Tongariro is closed - who gets its historic art treasure?
The curious tale of an artist, a chateau - and a $1.3m angora cat painting.
Post-pandemic dining: Top chefs on $50 mains, 90-minute tables and why nobody can get a 7pm booking
Pricey drinks, vexing vegans and other burning hospo issues explained.
Review: Amano restaurant and the curious case of the missing reservation
What happens when your Auckland table for four turns out to be in Perth?
Watch: Remuera restaurant ram raid, deputy mayor 'beyond angry'
Early morning Remuera burglary caught on camera.
Ram raiders target upmarket Remuera eatery - 'What the hell's going on?'
Upmarket eatery newest target of window-smashing burglars.
Haute girl summer: Why THAT Rihanna dress is coming to Auckland
How to see a piece of bright yellow haute couture history.
Fish sausage rolls and an $18 onion? The Oyster Inn, Waiheke, reviewed
Sure, they have oysters - but let's talk about the rest of that menu.
Julie Goodwin: Failure, fish stew and losing Jock Zonfrillo
Television's favourite home cook on failure, fish stew and finding her inner mad granny.
Ghost Street reviewed: Are the $8 dumplings worth it?
Customers literally tick the boxes - but what about the food?
Soul Bar restaurant review: Has the Viaduct's GOAT still got it?
New kitchen, new lasagne - is the waterfront stalwart still worth a visit?
Fonterra te reo trademark failures: The cheese that could be a cabbage
Dairy giant backs away from plans to monopolise Māori words.
Fussy eaters: Why are your children choosing what's for dinner?
Mealworm patties and lab-grown burgers? Hold my hemp milk, says Gen Alpha.
Restaurant review: Kim Knight's verdict on Cassia 2.0 at SkyCity
Even the door handles smelled good.
Steak, chips and excellence - Ponsonby Rd Bistro reviewed
Restore your faith in the basics (and reinvented brussels sprouts).
Making Auckland Māori again - the man behind the city's big civic art works
His designs are everywhere - but just who is the man intent on reindigenising the city?
Duo Eatery reviewed: Low key excellence (even if you're vegan)
Best shared? Choose your dining companions wisely.
Overnight sensation: Giant $65k public artwork unfurled
What is the enormous new public art work all about?
Cheese, meat and a near-spiritual experience: Taco Loco reviewed
Messy? Who cares when a chorus of taco angels is singing in your heart.