Know-how for grandparenting

Grandparents are increasingly involved in raising their grandchildren, even if it’s only for a few hours a week. Now there’s a new book out that may help. Local author, part-time lecturer and teaching assistant at the University of Canterbury, Dr Tessa Grigg has teamed up with Australian Dr Jane Williams to produce Grandparenting Grandchildren. Dr […]

Meet your financial adviser: Alistair Bean & Associates

A regular face-to-face meeting with a financial adviser is essential in today’s world. That’s the advice from Alistair Bean & Associates – Financial Advisers who believe this is the most important service that their firm offers. “In a recent survey, New Zealand clients were asked how often they met with their financial adviser. Concerningly, less […]

Digital inefficiencies cost millions

A new survey shows that Kiwi mid-market businesses lose millions of dollars annually because of ineffective digital solutions. The MYOB-commissioned survey says Kiwi employees waste an average of 12.5 hours weekly (75 working days annually) on manual or repetitive tasks due to digital inefficiencies. For businesses with 100 employees, that’s roughly $2.2m per business, per […]

Top chefs at Cancer Society fundraiser

Three award-winning Canterbury chefs will entertain guests at the Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Division’s fundraising dinner event “Too Many Cooks” at the Majestic on Durham on Saturday October 9. “We wanted to take the traditional fundraising dinner and add something special,” the Division’s Manager for Fundraising, Communications and Relationships, Heather Locke says. “We approached Jimmy […]

New WORD festival dates

The WORD Christchurch Festival will now go ahead from November 10 to 13, with an amended programme of venues, events and speakers to be announced soon. The same week as Show Weekend for Cantabrians, the festival may be slightly scaled back. Programme co-director Rachael King says there will be minimal disruption for those who have […]

Exploring art space

A vibrant new road mural is brightening up Christchurch’s red zone, with the artist Dr Suits hoping it will help encourage people to explore the space. An abstract artwork, Crossings, painted on Burwood’s Corserland Street – a road that leads through a range of public activities facilitated by landowners Toitū Te Whenua LINZ and leaseholders […]

From sporting to frivolous: The Fitting Room

Lingerie and lockdowns – what’s the link? Confined to homes and professional lives experienced through video meetings changed the way women like to feel. Non-wired bras and sports bras have increased in popularity exponentially since the pandemic. As daywear became more comfortable and tailoring languished in the closet, bras followed suit becoming an extension of […]

The secret to luscious locks

Exfoliation is not a new word in the beauty industry. The tried-and-true practice is a staple in many skincare routines and for good reason. Smooth, clean and healthy is the result of regularly removing dead skin from the face and body, and this is no secret. Removing dead skin cells from the scalp is key […]

Nailing it: Feet First Podiatry

Whether you’re toeing the line or dragging your feet with regards to specialist care, feet are more than a metaphor, and deserve professional attention, especially with debilitating toenail pain. Prolonging unhealthy toenail conditions causes significant complications and adversely compromises wellbeing, regular activities, and footwear compatibility. A professional diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan is essential. Common […]

Spring fling: Made in the Shade

With winter done and dusted, women want something fresh and exciting to replace the drab, dated garb hanging in their wardrobes. Spring gives the opportunity to declutter. Recycle unwanted clothes to charities to free up space for a total spring makeover. Made in the Shade represents quality labels from Aotearoa and overseas. Ali and Joslyn […]