The Influencers: Peter Townsend

Exploring community issues Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct continues to explore issues in health that are of interest to the wider Canterbury community. Recent events supported by Te Papa Hauora include; the Future of Health Challenge, where Canterbury tertiary students worked together to create solutions to health issues, the CDHB Youth Advisory Council’s public endometriosis […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

Project completion delayed Delays in completing our major projects due to the latest Covid-19 lockdown are a tough pill to swallow. We were preparing for an official opening and public open day at Te Pae Christchurch early next month and Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre was rapidly growing. No work in Level 4 and the […]

The Influencers: Marian Johnson

Electrify Aotearoa Together with Blackbird Ventures, one of Australasia’s leading venture capital companies, Ministry of Awesome is taking action with the launch of Electrify Aotearoa. This is New Zealand’s first women founder startup conference which is taking place right here in Christchurch on October 14. The basic premise here is that we believe that – […]

Embracing change: Harcourts Gold

Flexibility in our work, business practices and in our personal lives is the most important trait to embrace in 2021, say realty duo, Milena Bartlett and Andrew Swift. August’s Alert Level 4 lockdown meant a scramble for most Kiwis to sort life out on multiple fronts, including Milena and Andrew of Harcourts Gold, who had […]

Trust your gut instinct

Ruth Coppard was diagnosed with breast cancer last October, aged 61. Now in recovery, she shares her story to encourage other women to be proactive about their breast health. Coming face to face with the issue of my mortality was my first hurdle. I loved and wanted to be with my grandchildren in their formative […]

Hidden oasis in Bishopdale: Accacia Beauty

Imagine escaping to a place where your wellbeing is the only thing that matters; floating weightless in space, with nothing but the stars surrounding you or just in a peaceful room with soothing music, completely relaxed and carefree. That’s what you can experience at Acacia Beauty, built on the dream of two vivacious sisters Azita […]

Full-blooded and feel good: The Court Theatre

Spring’s here, and it’s time to escape! Where better than somewhere you can laugh, meet new people and forget reality? The Court Theatre has you covered, because Seymour, Audrey and Audrey II are going to transport you away. Larger than life and twice as fun, Little Shop of Horrors* is the full-blooded, feel-good hit of […]

Prepping for a successful sale

While the universe throws curveballs into the mix of life, a reassuring constant presence is the buoyancy of the housing market. Houses continue to sell quickly, prices are still rising, and there are plenty of buyers about. Entering the market as a seller is a step to be taken thoughtfully, with an agent that understands […]

Rookie realtor’s love of tourism

When Dilan De Silva switched careers, little did he know how successful he would become. Dilan, a former hotel general manager, decided, just prior to New Zealand’s 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, to try his hand at real estate, specialising in tourism businesses and properties. Since exiting 2020 lockdown, the proud South Island resident has sold 33 […]

Jazz, blues & classical piano

Leading New Zealand musicians, classical pianist Michael Houstoun, jazz trombonist and bandleader Rodger Fox and special guest, acclaimed blues vocalist Erna Ferry, are coming to Christchurch in October. Houstoun and Fox were the headline act at the recent Wellington Jazz Festival and are long-standing friends. A chance meeting in Christchurch in 2014 led to an […]