Expert team, happy clients: Cordial Homes

  Cordial Homes is bringing freshness and innovation to the construction market in Christchurch – an exciting step forward for a business sector which can sometimes feel a bit carbon-copy. Directors Hardik Patel and Jason Williams bring a staggering array of skills and experience to their business, which leads to a standout and unique company […]

A change in tactics

  The Good Oil Tactix have had an exciting albeit challenging run in the 2021 ANZ premiership, and as they head into the final round it is crunch time. Georgia Summerton chats with head coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek about the team’s performance so far, bouncing back from challenges and what, in her eyes, motivation boils down […]

Front line rugby research: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

  Rugby mouth guards fitted with sensors that measure the impact of collisions on the brain, laboratory-based human-head-shaped test dummies, and MRI scanning and in-depth neurological testing.     All these latest-technology measures are part of a new Canterbury Medical Research Foundation-funded study aimed at solving a simple, real-world problem– how to minimise harm from […]

Let us help you: WD Build & Hardy Projects

  More than a decade down the track, many Cantabrians still have outstanding EQC work waiting to be done. That is where we come in.     Our expert team can help with every facet of your EQC application and see the journey through to the finish line. Maybe you have already lodged a claim, […]

Stop and stay a while

  Passing through or there to stay for a few days, North Canterbury is full of surprises.     Some, such as its vineyards are in plain sight, yet others are slightly under the radar but well worth looking out for or even making a special trip to check out. These include local tea rooms […]

Window of opportunity: NK Windows

Once upon a time the role of a window was to let in light and air, and if it added architectural decoration that was a bonus.     At NK Windows, the window story is not only brought into the 21st century, but future-proofed with its uPVC five-chamber profile, which when combined with either double […]

Firing on all rockets

The recent launch of the Crown and Kaitōrete Ltd’s joint venture, Project Tāwhaki, provides a much-needed boost to Canterbury’s fledgling aerospace industry.     The joint venture has bought 1000ha on the Kaitōrete Spit, looking to protect and rejuvenate its unique environment and to develop aerospace R&D facilities, including a possible launch facility. Pundits view […]

Going grey with gusto!

  Exciting times are ahead for one of Canterbury’s well-loved television personalities, Petra Bagust.   Canterbury holds a special place in her heart. Petra attended the University of Canterbury, where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1995. “I will be forever connected to Christchurch, because lots of my favourite humans live here, and […]

Winning heritage builds

This month’s Canterbury Heritage Awards celebrated nine winners across six categories, with Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House taking home the Supreme Award.     Dame Anna Crighton, Chair of the Awards, commented that “The occasion was to applaud, acclaim and celebrate the work from all entrants. The benchmark of the entries was set really […]

Grounds, grievances & good faith: Saunders & Co

With a rise in media articles heralding large pay-outs for dismissed employees (even if they failed a drug test, lied to their employer, or some equally prickly issue), you may be wondering, can employers ever get it right? The law holds employers to a high standard and not meeting this standard can be a costly […]