Where to Wellington

Gardens galore, native wildlife, magical movie experiences, culinary excellence, boutique shopping, and trails to suit any exercise level. Wellington deserves more credit than simply its notorious wind. See Head to one of the many spots offering animal encounters or gorgeous gardens, such as Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne. These experiences often make a great day […]

Odd pets

If you’re looking for a pet more removed than the fluffy kind, a reptile or amphibian might be the answer. Sometimes scales or a shell are just what you need in a companion. Popular choices in Christchurch are the axolotl, blue-tongued lizard, or a species of turtle. Often requiring an enclosure, consider earthquake risk when […]

Searching for a new business?: NAI Harcourts

According to data from ChristchurchNZ (2022), Canterbury emerged from the post pandemic period as one of the top performing regional economies. The results of MYOB’s Annual Business Monitor for 2024 also show that Canterbury-based businesses are feeling more optimistic and expecting a stronger performance in the year ahead. Athol McCully, Business Broking Sales Manager of […]

Bring on the builders

From rustic cladding, to designer skylights, current building trends offer plenty of scope for designing and creating unique homes. Exterior cladding sets the scene, and these days there are plenty of options. Here are some: Metal Façades: Popular because of their durability and versatility, metal façade choices range from aluminium to steel and copper. Aluminium […]

Seaside Luxury: Architectural beachside living in Sumner

Beachfront living doesn’t come more luxurious than the groundbreaking $120 million Beachside Sumner development. A collaboration between renowned architectural visionaries James Lunday and Roger Walker, it promises unparalleled luxury by the seaside. Beachside, is under way on the high-profile corner site of Marriner Street and the Esplanade. It will be completed with six separate buildings, […]

Giddy Up

CURATED BY NINA TUCKER The classic cowboy boots have slowly appeared on the shelves of many shoe stores nationwide. A lasting style, the cowboy boot comes with durability, gorgeous embroidery, and timelessness. Seen with everything from denim to dresses, styling cowboy boots seems to have loose rules. Pair with oversized jeans, a leather jacket and […]

More support for franchising

Franchising businesses can now apply to bring in workers from overseas through the standard, high-volume, or triangular employment accreditation. More than 32,000 franchisees are set to benefit from the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) accreditation programme for hiring migrant workers, after the Government disestablished the franchisee accreditation category. Advantages of the move include substantial cost […]

Breathtaking outdoor rooms: Kolorful Kanvas

While people love to socialise and dine alfresco, the joy can fade when the weather or temperatures change for the worse. By screening an outdoor relaxation space, it immediately creates an ambience of warmth, cosiness, and shelter from whatever is happening outside. Outdoor screens beautify not only the outdoor spaces around homes, but around businesses […]

Enhance your home: Shades Direct

Kiwis enjoy the great outdoors even during the colder months, often making the most of their outside spaces thanks to awnings, canopies, and screens. Entertaining family and friends at home or the bach, is our happy place. Creating all-weather outdoor spaces so we can take pleasure in nature is specialist Canterbury company Shades Direct’s happy […]

Sick Home Syndrome

Medical experts in New Zealand and Australia are noticing a rise in “sick home syndrome”, both at home and in offices. Sick home syndrome is your body’s reaction to pathogens, mould, toxic chemicals, or lack of proper ventilation. Various reasons leading to symptoms include: Chemical contamination, including tobacco smoke, copy machine fumes, formaldehyde (often present […]