From the editor: 16 September 2021

Kia kaha Ōtautahi. Once again Covid-19 has shown the fragility of life and the uncertain times in which we live. The latest outbreaks have brought with them more tough times for people, businesses and organisations, yet it has also brought people closer together again. The stay safe, be kind, and look after one another messages […]

The man and the dog

Queenstown artist Ivan Clarke is the painter behind New Zealand’s much-loved Lonely Dog paintings. Julia Strelou finds out what he’s currently up to. Wondering what his own dog did when left at home, painter Ivan Clarke soon found a novel way to express what he thought they might be doing, creating what has become a […]

Treasure hunting for charity

Christchurch radio DJ Lana Searle is one of 21 Kiwi personalities battling it out for $100,000 for their chosen charity in Celebrity Treasure Island. Other contestants include All Black legend Buck Shelford, Shorty Street icon Angela Bloomfield, actor Chris Parker, comedian Joe Daymond, and reporter Jess Tyson. Filmed in the Far North earlier this year […]

Properties on the Peninsula: Chris Mangels

Banks Peninsula is one of New Zealand’s most unique places. With endless hills, bays and hidden bush, this is nature’s playground right on Christchurch’s doorstep. Properties on the Peninsula are special – the seaside bays that surround Akaroa, Le Bons Bay, Hickory Bay, Okains Bay and Little Akaloa Bay are sought after for their beauty […]

Beaufort House Akaroa

Luxury Boutique Accomodation – Step back into another time and pace Beaufort House Akaroa offers luxury accommodation in an idyllic setting – with all the heritage, charm and character of a bygone era. There are tranquil views from each of the five bedrooms – whether it be the vineyard, surrounding hills, our garden or the […]

Glamping under the Big Sky

Want to spend the night in a yurt overlooking Akaroa Harbour? Come and enjoy a peaceful stay at Big Sky – a unique, hosted eco-farm stay with accommodation in two beautiful yurts at French Farm, Banks Peninsula. Owner Dave Dunlay likes nothing better than to fire up one of his half a dozen BBQs and […]

The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

Coping with a chain reaction Who was it who said: ‘it’s like déjà vu all over again’? I think many of us felt we would never have to go through another Covid-19 lockdown. But one case of the Delta variant started a chain reaction that would have kept going without one. I want to acknowledge […]

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 – […]