Hobby craft room: RESENE

Having room to spare isn’t a common problem. If you’re lucky enough to have a bonus room in your home, consider yourself lucky. Whether you need a relaxing spot to practise yoga or an organised area for your DIY supplies, chances are you don’t actually need four walls surrounding you to get the job done. […]

Forward thinking architecture: Boutique Architecture

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit New Zealand in mid-2020, Alan and Jordy Mayne decided to take matters into their own hands and established their company Boutique Architecture. Their forward-thinking paid off. Specialising in unique meticulously crafted architecture, Boutique Architecture is committed to providing one-off homes that are specific to individual client’s sites and lifestyles. The […]

Very peri

The Pantone colour for 2022 is a bold lavender or rich shade of periwinkle, hence its name ‘Very Peri’. A shade invented from scratch by Pantone, it is a periwinkle blue hue with a violet-red undertone. Colours that work well with it include white, grey, pink, beige and most others. Start with a few accents […]

Make the most of summer: Louvre Solutions

Summer brings friends and family together with barbeques, enjoying cool beverages outside and finally getting to uncover the patio furniture that has been in hiding for the past several months. The timing is perfect for expanding your indoor living into the warm and sunny outdoors with Canterbury-based Louvre Solutions. They can create a custom space […]

Future arena design

Preliminary design images for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA) are giving people an exciting glimpse into what the future holds for central Christchurch. Crafted by Christchurch-based architects Warren & Mahoney and international stadium design experts Populous, the images show how the CMUA will sit and look on the site. CMUA Project Delivery Ltd Board Chair […]

Simplifying paving for you: Dragon Stone Paving

Spending time outdoors is an easy way to get a health kick. That healthy tonic is waiting just outside your door and you’ll enjoy more of it with a beautifully paved outdoor area from Dragon Stone Paving. Choosing pavers is the obvious way to go when you think about the benefits: Flexibility – they will […]

The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

Kindness and goodwill It’s hard to write a welcome back to work message ahead of the summer break. At the time of writing, I didn’t know what I was going to be doing other than reading a pile of books I have amassed over the year. It doesn’t matter whether I ended up leaving town […]

The Influencers: Leeann Watson

Happy new year Already 2022 is shaping up to be another year of change, with central government policies tackling immediate economic headwinds such as our slow economic bounce-back, immigration, a slowing China, tourism and inflation. Other big issues will be climate change, industrial relations and three waters reforms, the overhaul of the RMA, and the […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

A busy year ahead Rounding out 2021 with the opening of Te Pae Christchurch was fantastic, and now the team at Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to showing you what is inside. Come and see this amazing new venue during our upcoming public open day, on Sunday 13 February. Thousands of people turned out for […]

The Influencers: Peter Townsend

Look after others What a bizarre year 2021 was. In its aftermath, many of us, during some well-deserved and much needed time out, will have reflected on the year past, and what it has meant to us all. Very few would have anticipated the way things played out. The race to vaccinate as many as […]