First of all, Can you give a description about your career and what you do?

I’m a Graphic designer but I’ve been always into cooking. After I started traveling around the world I decided to work in hospitality to give my computer work a break and I ended up discovering I enjoy cooking more than designing.

How did V on Wheels come about? What inspired you to pursue it?

After a...

So you’ve watched a Netflix doco or joined a new gym and just like that, you feel the need to throw out your deep freeze and buy a fancy heart-rate monitor just like your gym buddy Janine’s. Stop! Following food and exercise trends can be expensive, confusing, confronting, and disappointing. What’s more, they can also take the fun and enjoyment out of the wonder that is foo...

October 20, 2019

Anthony Bourdain once described vegetarians as the "enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit".

But for vegans, the late, great chef reserved the deepest contempt.

He called the movement a "Hezbollah-like splinter faction" and "a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent".

His celebrity contemporary Gordon Ramsay similarly quipped he had an "allergy" to v...

A lot has changed in two years for business owner Mila Arena.

Her vegan delivery service V On Wheels went from a hobby delivering pre-cooked meals to friends on her bicycle, to an award winning business.

More recently, she has begun hiring staff to meet demand.

Business really picked after after last October when the 36-year-old won the Innovator of the Year award at the 2018...

Everywhere you look, someone is turning vegan or vegetarian - and telling you all about it. How popular is the plant-based eating scene in the Bay? Is this way of feeding ourselves better for our bodies and for the planet than consuming animal products? Bay of Plenty Times Weekend reporter Dawn Picken explores 

VEGAN VIBES

It's just before 1pm Saturday as people queue for tic...

August 20, 2019

We’ve been huge fans of the local vegan delivery ‘V on Wheels’ for a long time. Nothing proves our love and devotion more than the impressive amount of articles we’ve already developed for this brand and its founder, Mila Arena: we have tried her ‘Detox Box’, asked her for some kitchen tips & tricks and shared the story of how she launched her business from her kitchen....