The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

A blooming good idea. I always think it creates a sense of wellbeing when spring is in the air and the cherry blossoms and kowhai are flowering. When I read the spring flowers story on the ChristchurchNZ website and discovered that ‘Hanami’ is a Japanese word that translates to ‘flower watching’, I realised how universal […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

Central city development. We’ve seen a significant surge in demand for apartment-style living in central Christchurch over the past year. Covid, Christchurch’s comparative affordability and the ever-increasing vibrancy of the central city are all influencing the desires of home buyers. To help the city meet this demand and get more people living centrally as soon […]

The Influencers: Joanna Norris

Helping business boom. Every business should have a mentor. Operating a business is no easy task, let alone doing it through a pandemic. Having an experienced, independent mentor to listen and guide you through some of the challenges can make all the difference. Mentors provide confidential, one-on-one assistance for small business owners, who are trading, […]

The Influencers: Leeann Watson

Fun in the sun – with a jab. I love spring, with all the promise of warm sunny days, catching up with friends and whānau – not to mention lazy days watching the cricket! But this year, Covid-19 has thrown a spanner in the works and as I write, we are stuck in a lingering […]

The Influencers: Peter Townsend

A proactive approach. The profile of health and wellbeing activity in our community is currently at an all-time high. The continuing issues around Covid-19, national and international, are creating a lot of interest and challenges. These will continue to impact on us all into the foreseeable future.     The recent ministerial announcement containing further […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

Aspirational venue. The importance of Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre (formerly Metro Sports Facility) to Canterbury’s sporting landscape was recently reinforced to me when I had the opportunity to show a few members of the Tactix netball team around the site.     These were the first elite athletes to set foot on to what […]