canterbury’s own lifestyle magazine / a great local read

Discovering Southland

We explore the hidden gems of New Zealand’s ultimate nature destination

Food

Tater Talk

Resident latitude chef Samantha Parish gets creative in the kitchen with these versatile morsels.

People

Maestros and Matriarchs

We step inside the world of classic, vintage cars at Geraldine Auto Restorations.

Rural

The Art of Stone Milling with Minchins

For Marty and Georgina Skurr, a global pandemic was just the incentive they needed to launch their own on-farm flour mill.

Must Read

Tater Talk

Tater Talk

It is safe to say, New Zealand has some of the best potatoes in the world. A merit to our rich abundant soil. Resident latitude chef ...

Elke Braun-Elwert Mountain Guide

Elke Braun-Elwert Mountain Guide

For internationally qualified mountain guide Elke Braun-Elwert, the greatest reward comes not from ascending the highest peak, but from

Better Than Ever – Christchurch Town Hall

Better Than Ever – Christchurch Town Hall

Over the last decade, Christchurch has experienced a significant amount of change, but like a beacon of hope the Christchurch Town Hall

David Thorpe – A One-man Band

David Thorpe – A One-man Band

David Thorpe is a multi-instrumentalist who has been sharing his music with Cantabrians from his pre-earthquake days in The Black ...

Regular Skin Checks

Regular Skin Checks

The ‘sensible thing’ to do.

Fading Petals

Fading Petals

Hidden amongst Castle Hill’s spectacular rocky outcrops and limestone screes lies one of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered plants.

Masters Of Oil – Pure Oil New Zealand

Masters Of Oil – Pure Oil New Zealand

Behind New Zealand’s only locally-produced cold-pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil and high oleic sunflower oil is a Canterbury business

Take a Seat with Maree Hynes

Take a Seat with Maree Hynes

It is one of the most used pieces of furniture in the home, which is why buying a couch is an investment worth taking some time to ...

A Winning Formula

A Winning Formula

A passion for civil engineering and land development, coupled with the skills to succeed saw Glen and Tracey McLachlan take a leap of ...

Farm To Floor

Farm To Floor

Natural, renewable and luxurious, wool is nature’s finest fibre. Utilising the latest technology with Mother Nature’s best, flooring ...

Staying relevant in uncertain times

Staying relevant in uncertain times

Describing 2019 in New Zealand agriculture as the ‘Year of Fear’ due to the mounting pressures and uncertainty from every direction on ...

Carving Her Way

Carving Her Way

Having left a job in hairdressing to follow a career in the art of cutting up meat, Timaru’s Larney Craig is forging ahead in the ...

The Plight of the Lepidoptera Butterfly

The Plight of the Lepidoptera Butterfly

New Zealand has the highest rate of unique or endemic butterfly and moth species anywhere else in the world, and yet most people rarely

Barker’s of Geraldine 50 Years Preserved

Barker’s of Geraldine 50 Years Preserved

Garry Diack reviews this colourful collection of anecdotes that follows the growth of this iconic Canterbury company and the characters

A Touch of Tribal

A Touch of Tribal

The team at Maree Hynes Interiors shares how to incorporate tribal accents into your space while allowing it to fit with your current ...

Glass Half Full on Canterbury Water Quality

Glass Half Full on Canterbury Water Quality

‘Whisky’s for drinking, water’s for fighting’ was a favourite saying of Sarah Perriam’s grandfather. Here she uncovers how there has ...

Going Potty for Pots with Resene

Going Potty for Pots with Resene

Whether you’re keen to keep things natural, experiment with texture or add a bright pop of colour, paint and paint effects can bring ...

Discover the Real Christchurch, 
on Foot with Walk Christchurch

Discover the Real Christchurch, 
on Foot with Walk Christchurch

If you have out-of-town visitors staying this summer, or if you simply want to find out more about Christchurch history and culture, ...

More Than A Gardeners’ Paradise

More Than A Gardeners’ Paradise

Tucked away in one of the eastern bays of the Banks Peninsula, Cornelia Holten and her family are quietly building a local herb farm ...

Books on the Boulevard – The Custard Square Bookshop

Books on the Boulevard – The Custard Square Bookshop

The Custard Square Bookshop in front of the Arts Centre on Worcester Boulevard in Christchurch is one of the city’s little treasures. ...

Saving The World With Mushrooms

Saving The World With Mushrooms

Based in Canterbury, local growers Sporeshift Mushrooms are growing some of the most beautiful mushrooms, and here are some recipes to ...

Unbound: The Art of Sam Harrison

Unbound: The Art of Sam Harrison

Artist Sam Harrison has been exploring the human landscape through sculpting, drawing and printmaking for more than a decade now. ...

Farming With A Difference

Farming With A Difference

What began as a fascination with alpacas at a local A&P Show nearly fifteen years ago has blossomed into internationally recognised

Learnings from 30 years of Adverse Events in Farming with Andy Fox

Learnings from 30 years of Adverse Events in Farming with Andy Fox

In our June/July 2020 issue we talked to North Canterbury farmer and Hurunui Adverse Events Committee member, Andy Fox of Foxdown Farm.

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

For those with a love of adventure, beautiful landscapes and interesting people, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a must for the to-do list.

Riverside Market Christchurch Opens it’s Doors

Riverside Market Christchurch Opens it’s Doors

The Riverside Market on Oxford Terrace in the heart of the city has opened its doors and is a feast for the eyes…and the stomach!

Frozen in Time – the New Zealand Mountain Stone Weta

Frozen in Time – the New Zealand Mountain Stone Weta

The New Zealand mountain stone wētā is a superhero of the invertebrate world possessing powers worthy of character inclusion in the ...

At Peace in Nature

At Peace in Nature

The Mackenzie Country is often heralded as a high-energy recreational location; skiing in winter, water skiing in summer, tramping, ...

The Courtyard House

The Courtyard House

With a desire to incorporate expansive outdoor living areas and a swimming pool into the design of their new home, these North ...

Layers of Yumbles with Samantha Parish

Layers of Yumbles with Samantha Parish

Inspiring us to cook smart, not hard, Sam Parish turns her hand to some of our favourite family dishes – all designed to be perfectly ...

Living Better with Verdeco Park

Living Better with Verdeco Park

We all aspire to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. And for local developers Shane Kennedy and Jason Whitelaw, their latest ...

Future Focused

Future Focused

Preparing their students for the challenges and realities of the modern world, Christchurch’s Selwyn House offers an exciting and ...

What’s in a Frame with Silvan Made

What’s in a Frame with Silvan Made

Witnessing their home city crumble following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes was torment enough for Deb and Graham Thompson. But then ...

The COVID Experience… Will it change schooling forever?

The COVID Experience… Will it change schooling forever?

Dr Chris Jansen from Leadership Lab and Dr Cheryl Doig from Think Beyond explore the acceleration of future-focused and flexible ...

Tales That Tickle The Funny Bone

Tales That Tickle The Funny Bone

latitude’s own Sub-Editor Belinda O’Keefe has her first children’s book hitting the stands this month.

What Greater Gift?

What Greater Gift?

Desperate to have a baby of their own, we meet an Ashburton coffee group tackling the challenges of surrogacy head-on in order to ...

Rose Trees: A Double Take

Rose Trees: A Double Take

It has been said that a garden is a friend you can visit anytime, and from a gardener’s viewpoint time has been on our side in recent ...

She’s a Little Bit Small-town…

She’s a Little Bit Small-town…

Twenty-five years ago Kaylee Bell got up and sang on a Waimate stage at age four, now she’s forging a successful international career ...

Making A Difference

Making A Difference

Mike Lowden is a ‘can-do’ kinda guy. Earlier this year, along with three others, he arrived in Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp. But ...

Summer Recipes – All About The Veg

Summer Recipes – All About The Veg

Let’s celebrate the last of the warmer months by making our vegetables the heroes and giving them prime position at the table. Enjoy ...

Curtain Know How

Curtain Know How

Taryn Beech from Maree Hynes Interiors explains why using an experienced curtain consultant is so important.

Natural Fibres From Head To Toe

Natural Fibres From Head To Toe

Easy to wear and easy on the earth, Untouched World ensures you are ready for whatever the weather throws at you.

A Natural Approach to Winemaking

A Natural Approach to Winemaking

Natural winemakers, sometimes referred to in the industry as ‘pirate winemakers’, tend to be fiercely passionate with a rebellious ...

Curtains The Material Difference

Curtains The Material Difference

As the team at Maree Hynes Interiors explains, gone are the days when curtains were insignificant background players, simply providing ...

Forsyth Barr – Your Local Investment Specialists

Forsyth Barr – Your Local Investment Specialists

With over 80 years of experience, Forsyth Barr have demonstrated how good things grow from strong local roots.

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

Step inside the inner workings of one of New Zealand’s most successful boutique wineries, Pegasus Bay.

Be Kind to Yourself and be Realistic

Be Kind to Yourself and be Realistic

As businesswoman and mother to two equally busy children, wellness specialist Sarah McGuinness offers an insight into how we can be ...

Making it Deerlicious with Sam Parish

Making it Deerlicious with Sam Parish

Summer barbecuing just got a 5-class #deerlicious revamp thanks to our resident chef Samantha Parish. With a food ethos of Maximum of ...

What are you imagining?

What are you imagining?

Educationalists Dr Chris Jansen and Dr Cheryl Doig dive deep and ask us to think about what the impact of COVID-19 will be on our ...

Understanding Parkinson’s

Understanding Parkinson’s

With March recognised as Brain Awareness Month, Professor Tim Anderson provides an insight into Parkinson’s, the fastest growing ...

A Service Station for Mind, Body and Soul

A Service Station for Mind, Body and Soul

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana stated, ‘The you that goes in one side of the experience is not the same you that comes out the other.’ ...

Hemp Seed – A Natural Whole Food

Hemp Seed – A Natural Whole Food

On 28 April 2017 trans-Tasman ministers approved a change to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to allow the sale of hemp ...

A Social Licence to Operate

A Social Licence to Operate

Passionate about empowering businesses to understand their social footprint, Social Licence Consultant Penny Clark-Hall inspires us to ...

As Home-Grown as it Gets with Heartland Chips

As Home-Grown as it Gets with Heartland Chips

The story of Heartland Chips is one that many latitude readers may be familiar with and one that 10 years on, is well worth celebrating.

Cooking Up a Career

Cooking Up a Career

Few people get the opportunity to combine their great career loves, but with 
an appetite for all things food-related, Samantha Parish ...

A Family Business With a Solution-based Approach

A Family Business With a Solution-based Approach

J.E. Dennison is a third-generation family-owned business that has been part of the South Canterbury District for more than 50 years. ...

Outdoor Perfection with Mitre 10 MEGA

Outdoor Perfection with Mitre 10 MEGA

Ideally your outdoor furniture should be as relaxing as it is functional, which in turn makes the perfect setting for entertaining ...

Kiwis Exploring Their Own Backyard

Kiwis Exploring Their Own Backyard

Egypt, Brazil, Croatia – having travelled to more than 70 countries, including some of the world’s most exotic destinations, what do a ...

Stress Response

Stress Response

In line with her new live event, The Hormone Factor, Dr Libby shares an insight into the impact of stress on your hormones and how to ...

Timaru – Midway to Everywhere

Timaru – Midway to Everywhere

Known by all for its location as a convenient stopping point when travelling from north to south, or south to north, we take some time ...

Banging Bangers

Banging Bangers

Passionate about artisan flavours and techniques, Brendan Foster and his award-winning sausages are captivating visitors from all ...

Self-taught Creativity – Wendy Matenga

Self-taught Creativity – Wendy Matenga

Growing up in North Otago, Wendy Matenga has a long love affair with the South Island and can’t recall a time when she wasn’t creating.

Providing Care and Comfort  in South Canterbury

Providing Care and Comfort in South Canterbury

South Canterbury families know their loved ones are in the best possible place when they go to McKenzie HealthCare in Geraldine, ...

Ethics Run Deep

Ethics Run Deep

How Christchurch skincare brand Linden Leaves took on the world.

Uplifting A Nation Of Women

Uplifting A Nation Of Women

When one considers charity, provision of money, food and basic clothing items typically comes to mind. Who would have known that the ...

A Home Calling – Jenna Broad

A Home Calling – Jenna Broad

Jenna Broad has built a business and a way of life around listening to her heart and doing what makes her feel happy. Her home is an ...

Hanmer Springs Fete – The Perfect Recipe for Success

Hanmer Springs Fete – The Perfect Recipe for Success

With young families, businesses of their own, and more than enough on the to-do list already, Abby France and Catherine Batterson ...

The Hurunui District – Something for Everyone

The Hurunui District – Something for Everyone

The Hurunui District is one of eight districts that make up the Canterbury region, slotted like a jagged puzzle piece between the Alps ...

Managing Menopause

Managing Menopause

When it comes to women’s health, no topic is more shrouded in mystery and confusion than menopause. Something the team at Oxford ...

Meet Me In Methven

Meet Me In Methven

Laid-back Methven is a little mountain village with a big beating heart.

Design Journey

Design Journey

Kirkcaldie is a young interior design practice boldly making its mark in Christchurch. We meet the inventive and adventurous designer ...

Mike’s Big Break

Mike’s Big Break

After a serious accident in 2012, Mike Brown found himself paralysed from the waist down. His inspiring recovery journey has led Mike ...

Grow Your Wealth with Forest Enterprises

Grow Your Wealth with Forest Enterprises

Investors are re-evaluating their portfolios in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some may be heading for the hills, and perhaps ...

Sharing a passion for tap dancing with NZ and the world

Sharing a passion for tap dancing with NZ and the world

When we last featured New Zealand’s top dancer 18 months ago, Bayley Graham was preparing to explore life beyond the competition ...

Eat The Rainbow with Claudia Vavasour

Eat The Rainbow with Claudia Vavasour

As a keen cook, dietitian Claudia Vavasour offers us some inspiration in the kitchen – recipes filled with nutritional advice that do ...

Standing Strong – Pavilions Hotel Christchurch

Standing Strong – Pavilions Hotel Christchurch

For 28 years, Christchurch’s landmark Pavilions Hotel has been a central part of the lives of the Horncastle family, and each ...

We Need to Talk About Menopause

We Need to Talk About Menopause

It’s a fact of life for women: hormonal changes along the way interrupt the status quo and usher in what might feel like a whole new ...

Emotional Health with Dr Libby

Emotional Health with Dr Libby

Being able to accept and manage feelings through challenge and change is essential to our wellbeing. Dr Libby Weaver explains.

Brewing With A Difference

Brewing With A Difference

An entrepreneurial Christchurch couple is behind The Kvas Company, New Zealand’s first and only authentic brewing company producing ...

Spring Street Style

Spring Street Style

Feel good in fashion you love with the latest from local stores.

Beautiful, Modern, Delicious Formosa

Beautiful, Modern, Delicious Formosa

Taiwanese food is versatile, colourful, beautiful and influenced by the rich history and geographical location of Taiwan. It is also ...

A Colourful Crown

A Colourful Crown

A story of beautiful flowers, Banks Peninsula, and a determined young woman called Jessica Cooke.

A Lifetime Of Learning

A Lifetime Of Learning

Meet the principals of some of our most trusted schools.

Chantelle Quinn’s Beef Rib Recipe

Chantelle Quinn’s Beef Rib Recipe

Well known for her chicken pâté, wedding and events caterer Chantelle Quinn has learnt a trick or two about food and service after ...

Street Style

Street Style

Feel good in fashion you love with the latest from local stores.

The Hidden Gems of Southland

The Hidden Gems of Southland

Get away from the everyday and discover the secrets of Southland, New Zealand’s ultimate nature and wildlife destination.

Canterbury farming leading by example

Canterbury farming leading by example

After a candid interview with Christchurch-based accountant Pita Alexander, reciting his list of reasons farming businesses work, his ...

Signs of Change in Canterbury

Signs of Change in Canterbury

By striking from school, Christchurch students demonstrate how prepared they are to take their future into their own hands. However, ...

Building a Sustainable Future with Untouched World Foundation

Building a Sustainable Future with Untouched World Foundation

A simple question, ‘How can we use company profits to create the most impact beyond the reach of the business?’ asked by Untouched ...

Toy-tastic at The Toy Collector

Toy-tastic at The Toy Collector

With a desire to incorporate expansive outdoor living areas and a swimming pool into the design of their new home, these North ...

For Mind and Planet at Honour Festival

For Mind and Planet at Honour Festival

February brings with it the inaugural Honour Festival at Amuri Estate, Hanmer Springs. The festival is the concept of Hanmer-based yoga

Wellness for People and Planet – Canterbury Hemp Farming

Wellness for People and Planet – Canterbury Hemp Farming

Mother Nature left nothing behind when she created hemp, a plant described as nothing short of a ‘miracle’. Sarah Perriam shines a ...

Maestros and Matriarchs – Geraldine Auto Restoration

Maestros and Matriarchs – Geraldine Auto Restoration

What started as a hobby grew into an obsession, and then a business. We step inside the world of classic, vintage cars at Geraldine ...

Interior Design to Make You Feel at Home

Interior Design to Make You Feel at Home

A beautiful interior is one thing, but how do you ensure that it reflects your lifestyle?

Deliciously Healthy with Brooke Wilson

Deliciously Healthy with Brooke Wilson

‘A joy to create and a pleasure to eat’ – that’s Brooke Wilson’s mantra for her business, Need Food, supplying keto, vegan and ...

Summer Colours with Resene

Summer Colours with Resene

Deep cocoas, silvered sages, ruby reds and deep sea blues are some of the glorious tones that will join us this summer. Whether you ...

Photographer Mickey Ross – Capturing a Moment

Photographer Mickey Ross – Capturing a Moment

We all love to travel, but we don’t all have an eye that can capture places and people with the beauty and balance of photographer ...

Many Rivers They Have Rowed

Many Rivers They Have Rowed

For four generations the Keys and Lindstrom families have dominated the river when it comes to rowing success – and they are showing no

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Montrose Estate is a place of breathtaking beauty and rustic charm. 
A place that epitomises ‘100% Pure New Zealand’. A place where you

Nature’s Super Fibre

Nature’s Super Fibre

Totara Point Farm, hidden away over the hills of Akaroa and overlooking the breathtaking iridescent waters of Le Bon’s Bay on Banks ...

In the Business of Farming Beauty – Banks Track Akaroa

In the Business of Farming Beauty – Banks Track Akaroa

The Banks Track in Akaroa describes itself as a feast for the senses, a feed for the soul and a feat for the spirit. But the heart is ...

At Home In Its Environment

At Home In Its Environment

This handsome country home recently completed in Loburn showcases the Bespoke Architecture approach with a simple, yet stunning design ...

Framing It Right – Eyewear Trends

Framing It Right – Eyewear Trends

Vanessa Cumming from Canon Street Optometrists guides us through the latest trends in ladies’ eyewear.

The Art of  Stone Milling with Minchins

The Art of Stone Milling with Minchins

Launching a new business in the middle of a global pandemic might not make good business sense to some. But for Marty and Georgina ...

A Lifetime of Learning – Meet the Principal

A Lifetime of Learning – Meet the Principal

Our annual ‘meet the principal feature’ offers an insight into what inspires our Canterbury headmasters and what visions they have for ...

From the Horse’s Heart

From the Horse’s Heart

Each month, when Sally Curtis and Tyson, Sally’s gentle giant Clydesdale horse, visit residents in their lounge and bedrooms in ...

Home Grown for Hospice

Home Grown for Hospice

With no government funding on offer, Hospice strives to provide a unique and special free-of-charge service to those in need. In order ...

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Do bees think in English? This is the kind of question Dr Simon Pollard remembers mulling over for hours as a child before going off to

Snippets – February-March

Snippets – February-March

Bite-size pieces celebrating local happenings, events and news.

Fast, Fresh and Simple Pasta Recipes

Fast, Fresh and Simple Pasta Recipes

Pasta is always a good idea, and don’t worry gluten-free’ers – we’ve got you covered – you can sub all pasta with your favourite ...

Raising the Standard with David Reid Homes Waitaki

Raising the Standard with David Reid Homes Waitaki

The last year, for Aaron and Nikki Mackay of David Reid Homes Waitaki, has been a whirlwind of hard work, busy family life and ...

Allan Oldfield – A Champion 
of Blades

Allan Oldfield – A Champion 
of Blades

From an early age Allan Oldfield felt the 
call of blade shearing – and now he’s a 
world champion.

Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

The road to setting up and launching Design Federation, Oamaru’s newest interior design studio, has been a mammoth effort for Annabel ...

Roasted Mango Chutney Recipe

Roasted Mango Chutney Recipe

Resident latitude chef Samantha Parish helps us get in the festive mood with her Cheats Roasted Mango Chutney, the perfect homemade gift!

Sledding In A Winter Wonderland

Sledding In A Winter Wonderland

In the far north of Finland, traditional culture meets modern life in a beautiful landscape that switches dramatically between seasons.

Are We Fit For A Better World?

Are We Fit For A Better World?

It’s being described as the ‘rehab’ from our destructive farming practices weaning our land off the ‘drugs’. Sarah Perriam digs deeper ...

From a History of Gold 
to Silver and Bronze

From a History of Gold 
to Silver and Bronze

With its plentiful supplies of rainfall, spring water from pristine sources and lush green rainforests full of the key botanical ...

What’s really going on in the property market?

What’s really going on in the property market?

Houses are selling fast, median prices are heading up; it sure feels like a buoyant market out there, but does that mean we’ve avoided ...

Mount Somers Bluff Weta

Mount Somers Bluff Weta

Despite our affinity with the weta, few Cantabrians are probably aware that the precipices above Mt Somers are home to the rare ...

Valuing Vintage

Valuing Vintage

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Canterbury Vintage Home Restorers’ Group. Committed to the preservation and protection of ...

Art Do – New Zealand’s Biggest Art Party

Art Do – New Zealand’s Biggest Art Party

Art Do, Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation’s gallery gala, brings together the greats of art, fashion, food, drink, design and music ...

Stay-cation – Spring Homewares

Stay-cation – Spring Homewares

Relax at home with beautiful pieces indoors and out.

Much More Than Just a Job

Much More Than Just a Job

A passion for natural history led to Philip Howe’s role as Museum Director at the South Canterbury Museum, a position that has evolved ...

Hot Spot for Hector’s

Hot Spot for Hector’s

The waters around Banks Peninsula remain home to the largest population of one of the world’s rarest and smallest marine dolphins, the ...

The Healing Power of Play

The Healing Power of Play

Radio Lollipop is an international children’s charity providing play and entertainment for children in hospital. Sue Kingham went along

A Specialised Trade

A Specialised Trade

Graham Weaver has forged a unique career and way of life 
as one of New Zealand's best blade shearers.

Why are we learning this stuff?

Why are we learning this stuff?

This is the second article in a series of four by Dr Chris Jansen from Leadership Lab and Dr Cheryl Doig from Think Beyond that ...

A New Take on Traditional with Kitchen Kapers

A New Take on Traditional with Kitchen Kapers

For those seeking something magical for a special occasion, or just a uniqueshopping experience, the Redmond Family has you covered.

Pottery for Good

Pottery for Good

We talk to the passionate founders of Pottery For The Planet who are utilising their creative talents to change the world for the ...

Snippets – December / January 2021

Snippets – December / January 2021

Bite-size pieces celebrating local happenings, events and news.

New Season New Look

New Season New Look

There is no denying that the seasons are inevitably about to take a turn. Now is the time to get a jump on your new season look.

Keeping Honest Practice in the Family

Keeping Honest Practice in the Family

Gold at heart, down to earth and appreciated by many; the qualities of the Hislop family, one with a rich and fascinating history, are ...

In Need Of Help

In Need Of Help

Notorious as one of the most poisonous creatures in New Zealand, the endangered native katipō spider is struggling to hold on to its ...

Farm Life Breeds Innovation

Farm Life Breeds Innovation

The juggle of parenthood, farm life and all that rural living brings with it can be a stalwart on creativity and ventures outside of ...

A Popular Choice with Resene

A Popular Choice with Resene

When it comes to selecting the perfect paint colour for our homes it appears we have some things in common. Resene Colour Consultant ...

Angels On Wheels

Angels On Wheels

The emergence and growth of community vehicles across our rural towns is providing affordable, readily available transport to those in need.

Recipe – Chorizo, Clam and Chickpea Ragout with Saffron Aioli

Recipe – Chorizo, Clam and Chickpea Ragout with Saffron Aioli

Paul Howells of Twenty Seven Steps shares the ultimate winter warmer recipe.

Alfresco Lifestyles with Maree Hynes

Alfresco Lifestyles with Maree Hynes

Taryn Beech from Maree Hynes Interiors offers some inspiration when it comes to perfecting your outdoor living area.

Buying a Property 
in the Current Market with Nathan Miglani

Buying a Property 
in the Current Market with Nathan Miglani

When New Zealand moved to Level 3, the Christchurch property market seemed to instantly 
go crazy. And my office is not alone in ...

Painting It Red and Black

Painting It Red and Black

Frustration over a growing scarcity of local news in mainstream sports coverage has given rise to a new venture called ...

A New Approach – Vertical Logistics

A New Approach – Vertical Logistics

Meet a company changing the game for freight logistics.

Eat, Cake, Love

Eat, Cake, Love

Anna Worthington, owner of a thriving cake business, Cakes By Anna, owes her fast success to the Christchurch markets and the city’s ...

Bug Grub

Bug Grub

Fancy a sprinkle of lemongrass ants on your salad or a bug slider made with locusts? The option to choose edible insects is out there ...

Life’s Not a Race

Life’s Not a Race

With a goal to become the first Kiwi to row the Atlantic solo, Isaac Giesen did just that, as well as creating awareness around New ...

Exciting New Phase as Barker’s Celebrates 50 years

Exciting New Phase as Barker’s Celebrates 50 years

Barker’s is still located on a corner of the old family farm where Anthony Barker first began harvesting wild elderberries to forge a ...

Keeping it In-House

Keeping it In-House

In the construction industry, vertical integration guarantees maximum efficiencies of time and cost for agricultural, commercial and ...

Struggling to Buy? This Could be Your Year!

Struggling to Buy? This Could be Your Year!

2020 was one out of the box for the real estate market. Far from the downturn many predicted when we went into the initial COVID-19 ...

Perfecting Home Cooking with The Modern Mess

Perfecting Home Cooking with The Modern Mess

We love someone who is able to take the hassle out of meal planning and cooking, so we are thrilled to introduce you to Jen Pomeroy of ...

Greening by Example

Greening by Example

Wanaka is buzzing with creative ideas and enthusiastic individuals aiming to rebrand their town as a hub for eco initiatives. ...

Hurunui District Top Spots

Hurunui District Top Spots

With something for everyone we take a closer look at some of the fabulous eateries, accommodation options and shops found in the Hurunui.

Meet our School Leaders of 2019

Meet our School Leaders of 2019

Meet the local students leading some of our top Canterbury schools this year. 
We wish you all the very best of success in your ...

On The Shelf – The Winter Agent

On The Shelf – The Winter Agent

Our keen team of readers have you covered when it comes todiving into a good book this month. Norma Geddes reviews our Paper Plus ...

Global Reach and Local Knowledge with Colliers International

Global Reach and Local Knowledge with Colliers International

One of the world’s foremost real estate companies, Colliers International, is steadily expanding its footprint in the greater ...

Harts Creek Walkway – Big Sky Country

Harts Creek Walkway – Big Sky Country

When I met June and Stuart McLachlan in October last year to learn more about the daffodils on their Leeston farm, The Rowans, Stuart ...

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

Oversized monochrome pieces and painterly fabrics are must-haves this spring.

Historic Cottage Thrives as Arts and Crafts Venue

Historic Cottage Thrives as Arts and Crafts Venue

Two years after Stoddart Cottage formally re-opened, following extensive work to repair earthquake damage, Diamond Harbour’s oldest ...

Roast Beetroot, Hazelnut & Goats Cheese Salad

Roast Beetroot, Hazelnut & Goats Cheese Salad

Christchurch culinary couple Tony and Karen Elliott are the masterminds behind Cannonhill Gourmet, a range of uniquely-flavoured ...

All About Wood with Resene

All About Wood with Resene

Stains and oils protect your exterior timber from the weather and help make sure that your timber stays in better shape for longer. ...

Snippets – October / November

Snippets – October / November

Bite-size pieces celebrating local happenings, events and news.

An Eye for Detail with Not Just Events owner Sheree Stevens

An Eye for Detail with Not Just Events owner Sheree Stevens

From bridal shows, wine and food festivals and book launches to marathons, cycle races and sporting events, Not Just Events owner ...

Stand Tall with Te Ao Marama

Stand Tall with Te Ao Marama

High on the Port Hills above Christchurch is a place that offers hope to children and families in need of support, Te Ao Marama.

Cycle On with Pacific Cycle Tours

Cycle On with Pacific Cycle Tours

Brett Green and Judy Jamieson-Green have forged a niche offering, allowing you to explore the South Island’s jaw-dropping scenery from ...

Mackenzie Magic

Mackenzie Magic

Just a few hours’ drive from Christchurch, the beauty of the Mackenzie is easily accessible for a long weekend getaway or a week-long ...

A New Way to Market – Maker2U

A New Way to Market – Maker2U

Changing the way artisan creators, or ‘makers’ manage and sell their product to consumers is thanks to a North Canterbury duo and the ...

COVID-19 and the Christchurch Property Market – What Comes Next?

COVID-19 and the Christchurch Property Market – What Comes Next?

Local mortgage broker Nathan Miglani examines what the future holds for the Christchurch property market over the coming months.

Colourful Custodian of History

Colourful Custodian of History

Christchurch Boys’ High School curator-archivist Dr Bruce Harding presides over a rich private collection of Canterbury history.

Shopping with a difference – The Old School Collective

Shopping with a difference – The Old School Collective

Step inside the beautiful stores that call Waikuku’s Old School Collective home. Or pop in and see them in person at 1429 Main North ...

Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens

Restoring and re-imagining a hillside landscape eight years after the earthquakes, in a much-loved Clifton garden where no plant has ...

Ben Ohau Road Cheese

Ben Ohau Road Cheese

Deep in the heart of the Mackenzie country lies an inspiring off-the-grid artisan cheese making factory finding favour with locals and ...

Ensuring learning opportunities for all

Ensuring learning opportunities for all

In 2016 the United Nations declared that the internet was a basic human right. It plays a critical role in education, health and civil ...

One Hand on the Past, Eyes on the Future

One Hand on the Past, Eyes on the Future

Moving forward from the tragic and torturous incident inflicted upon the Muslim community in March 2019 is never going to be a seamless

Power Up with Mitre 10 Ashburton

Power Up with Mitre 10 Ashburton

Purchasing a new power tool can seem a daunting task, with a lot of different brands, technology, features and deals on offer. Here are

Changing Lives One Brow at a Time

Changing Lives One Brow at a Time

Eyebrows are easy to underestimate if you’re lucky enough to have them. But they are an essential element of the face, helping to ...

Unstoppable Forces Meeting 
a Movable Object

Unstoppable Forces Meeting 
a Movable Object

Christchurch is abundant with mettlesome souls combating the growing issue of homelessness. From the provision of food and ...

Finding The Will To Live

Finding The Will To Live

When Elle Perriam’s partner ended his own life in 2017, she set about changing the lives of others, embarking on a national tour in ...

Lock Up and Leave with Sarah Perriam

Lock Up and Leave with Sarah Perriam

The Canterbury High Country’s landscape is more than just the mountains and the sky. It holds embossed stories of long family heritage ...

Snippets – February / March 2021

Snippets – February / March 2021

Bite-size pieces celebrating local happenings, events and news.

Sheep Farming With A Twist

Sheep Farming With A Twist

Sheep’s milk may still seem a novelty to many Cantabrians, but a Charing Cross couple is hoping to change that with their lovingly ...

On The Shelf – April/May 2020

On The Shelf – April/May 2020

As the sun begins to fade from summer to winter we have your late night reading sorted.

Capturing the Value of Carbon-Negative Consumerism

Capturing the Value of Carbon-Negative Consumerism

The pay inequality between merino wool and strong wool has never been so far apart, reminiscent of a race between Phar Lap and a ...

Taking The Stage

Taking The Stage

Owen Black, well known in New Zealand for his talents on both the screen and the stage, never expected to become an actor. A ...

A Sculptural World

A Sculptural World

Frames of animals, three dimensional structures, loose bits of steel rod, colourful painted iron, half-made vases, candlesticks and tea

Garden Perfection Made Easy with Mitre 10 MEGA

Garden Perfection Made Easy with Mitre 10 MEGA

With the power of petrol, superior performance, and industry-leading design, the EGO Power+ System is revolutionising the world of ...

Shades of Blue with Resene

Shades of Blue with Resene

Resene Colour Consultant Honor Moore puts blue in the spotlight, highlighting just how versatile this shade can be.

Tough investing choices in a COVID-19 world with Forsyth Barr

Tough investing choices in a COVID-19 world with Forsyth Barr

It has certainly been a rollercoaster year for investors. New Zealand investment firm Forsyth Barr offers an insight into the market.

New Zealand Superfoods to the Rescue

New Zealand Superfoods to the Rescue

We talk to Nutrient Rescue CEO Tejada Stark about why you need to consider upping your intake of organic fruit and vegetables to enjoy ...

Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa – A Daughter of Aotearoa

Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa – A Daughter of Aotearoa

She began her life entrapped at the heart of the Gloriavale community, persevering through an existence of subservience, control and ...

The Brilliance of Höglund Glass

The Brilliance of Höglund Glass

Based in the creative hub of Nelson, the Höglund family share their love of glassblowing and the legacy of Höglund Art Glass Studio.

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye

The antithesis of traditional, the sprawling gardens of Blockhill, appear at first glance to be overgrown and disorganised; yet closer ...

Vege Garden Know-How with Mitre 10 Ashburton

Vege Garden Know-How with Mitre 10 Ashburton

Nothing beats the taste of fresh veges straight from your own garden: you can grow exactly what you want and know exactly what you’re ...

Eyewear

Eyewear

When it comes to selecting the perfect frames, Vanessa Cumming offers some expert advice.

The Hottest Colour 
for 2020

The Hottest Colour 
for 2020

Resene colour consultant Rebecca Long shares an insight 
into the hottest shade of the season, Resene Sunbaked.

From Silence to Sound

From Silence to Sound

A partnership between Mutual Credit Finance and Southern Cochlear Implant Programme is set to change lives.

Powerfully Meaningful

Powerfully Meaningful

Beautiful yet confronting, the latest exhibition at the Ashburton Art Gallery asks us to reflect on what was there before, and what is ...

Deliciously Fresh

Deliciously Fresh

We are so lucky in Canterbury to have oodles of great food talent and without exception the young and creative duo of Rosa and Margo ...

Avian Mountaineers – the New Zealand Alpine Rock Wren

Avian Mountaineers – the New Zealand Alpine Rock Wren

The future of New Zealand’s only true alpine bird hangs in the balance, but it’s hoped a joint predator control project between Te ...

Building Wealth with 
Genesis Private Equity

Building Wealth with 
Genesis Private Equity

In a market where low interest rates make for uninspiring returns, Ashburton-based Genesis Private Equity offers an exciting ...

The Art of Shopping

The Art of Shopping

Fashion buyer for Christchurch’s iconic family-owned Ballantynes department store’s Contemporary Lounge, The Atrium and Women’s ...

Celebrating Heritage 
on the Water

Celebrating Heritage 
on the Water

New Zealand’s coasts and rivers were once busy with schooners, paddle steamers, tugs and other vessels, carrying cargo and passengers ...

The Kai for Kids Charitable Trust

The Kai for Kids Charitable Trust

Pilot programme Kai for Kids has been providing free lunches to the children at Netherby School in Mid Canterbury for the last two ...

Be Inspired by Artisans with Maree Hynes

Be Inspired by Artisans with Maree Hynes

In a world of mass-produced merchandise and factory-made items often with cookie cutter designs, it’s no wonder we crave uniqueness of ...

Designing for you – Misco Joinery

Designing for you – Misco Joinery

The layout of our kitchens, the functionality of our wardrobes and the design of our pantries is something we take for granted until we

Snippets – December / November

Snippets – December / November

Bite-size pieces celebrating local happenings, events and news.

A Stylish Retreat

A Stylish Retreat

Ballantynes Home Stylist Adrienne Campbell guides us through perfecting a personal haven.

Soul Journey

Soul Journey

Christchurch’s own neo-soul singer, Sacha Vee, reflects on some of her memorable experiences in the global music industry and chats ...

Driving to the Top

Driving to the Top

Teen karting sensation Jacob Douglas is one of the world’s best young drivers and, 
at 14, is already well on the road to achieving his

Marinated BBQ Merino Lamb Ribs with Middlehurst Delivered

Marinated BBQ Merino Lamb Ribs with Middlehurst Delivered

In our Feb/Mar 2020 issue Janet Hart took us behind the scenes of one of our most remote high country stations – Middlehurst Station. ...

Honest Classic Food in Twenty Seven Steps

Honest Classic Food in Twenty Seven Steps

To climb Twenty Seven Steps is not a big ask in order to get to one of Christchurch’s best-known food secrets, one that proudly uses ...

Schools of the Future

Schools of the Future

As we relax over the summer holidays now is the time to anticipate future opportunities and changes in education. It is time to draw ...

Turning Events into Experiences

Turning Events into Experiences

In today’s world, a run-of-the-mill awards dinner or presentation just won’t cut it – an event must be transformed into an experience ...

Sam’s Summer Fruits  Entertaining Menu

Sam’s Summer Fruits Entertaining Menu

This feast of a menu will have you freezing, scraping, chopping, searing, rolling, stuffing, crumbling, whipping and cracking. But in ...

Safety in the Skies – I Remember When

Safety in the Skies – I Remember When

Garry House has spent a lifetime making aviation and high-risk occupations safer.

Find Your Fabulous with stylist Sara Faull

Find Your Fabulous with stylist Sara Faull

In the wake of lockdown, stylist Sara Faull asks us to take a deep look inside our wardrobes and readdress what is going on in there.

The Life-Changing Benefits of a Hot Spring Spa

The Life-Changing Benefits of a Hot Spring Spa

For most people, a spa is a blissful treat that leaves them feeling relaxed and happy, but for Ben Person it can make the difference ...

Driving Happy and Eco-friendly

Driving Happy and Eco-friendly

Having introduced a collection of Hyundai Ioniqs to their fleet in Christchurch and Auckland, Thrifty Car Rental is offering us an ...

Get There – Events in Canterbury in August and September 2020

Get There – Events in Canterbury in August and September 2020

Get yourself along to these fantastic events happening in Canterbury this August and September.

Cooking for Self-improvement in 2020 and Beyond

Cooking for Self-improvement in 2020 and Beyond

If you’re like most people, your new year’s resolution may have already hit the rocks and you’re feeling a little disillusioned with ...

Harmony with Nature

Harmony with Nature

Bringing together an eye for detail, a considered use of materials and a clever floor plan, this Charteris Bay home is ticking all the ...

Behind The Brand

Behind The Brand

Despite an ever-changing home furnishings market, fourth-generation family-owned company McKenzie & Willis has continued to forge their

An Unlikely Oasis

An Unlikely Oasis

Hard work, perseverance and patience have paid off for Hinds couple Gay and Lawrence Thompson, producing a magnificent tropical-themed ...

Winter Warming with Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton

Winter Warming with Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton

Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton takes us through what you need to know when it comes to buying a wood burner for clean air zones.

A Modern Day Minstrel

A Modern Day Minstrel

Christopher Bruerton has grown from boy soprano in the ChristChurch Cathedral Choir to a globe-trotting baritone in a world-famous ...

The Greatest Achievement of All

The Greatest Achievement of All

Ian Gould lives by a motto: ‘When you look back on one’s life, helping others to achieve must surely be the greatest achievement of ...

From the Vines to the Hills

From the Vines to the Hills

It wasn’t just the stony, free-draining soils that persuaded Kirk Bray and Alison Schroeder to establish a vineyard on an eight-hectare

Flexibility in Secondary Learning

Flexibility in Secondary Learning

Over the next few issues Dr Chris Jansen from the Leadership Lab and Dr Cheryl Doig from Think Beyond will explore the way learning in ...

Valuing Women 
in Aotearoa

Valuing Women 
in Aotearoa

Dame Marilyn Waring is one of New Zealand’s most influential women – a feminist, author, academic, former politician, human rights ...

Get Those Legs Out with Transform Clinic

Get Those Legs Out with Transform Clinic

Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that you can see just under the surface of the skin. They most often occur in the legs and

A Town of Buried Treasure

A Town of Buried Treasure

Épernay is a town that may not be a household name, but it’s the heart of a region whose produce flows through millions of celebrations

Nature’s Weave, In Line and Layer

Nature’s Weave, In Line and Layer

English, Italian and German country gardens have influenced the development of this beautiful Ohoka oasis, yet above all it is a ...

Simple & Seasonal

Simple & Seasonal

Food has become Sam Mannering’s raison d’être. He opens up about his food journey and shares some mouth-watering recipes to try at home.

Plant-based Flavours – Berkano Foods

Plant-based Flavours – Berkano Foods

From humble beginnings in a tiny kitchen, a 20-something Christchurch couple 
with big dreams and truckloads of ingenuity have created ...

40 Years Atop The Mountain

40 Years Atop The Mountain

A tale of hard work, passion and love – discover the Foote family and their beloved Mt Dobson.

A Lifetime of Learning – Our 2020 Principals and Head Students

A Lifetime of Learning – Our 2020 Principals and Head Students

Meet the 2020 school leaders and principals from some our most prestigious schools.

Sustainable Design in a Toxic Industry

Sustainable Design in a Toxic Industry

Following her passion for creativity and design, Lucy Polson of Geraldine is making her name on an international scale.

Serving Through The Grapevine with 27Seconds

Serving Through The Grapevine with 27Seconds

Subtle, young and sweet; an apt description of the 27seconds wine label and the spirit behind it. Since 2017, Alanna and Pete Chapman ...

Our Capable, But Vulnerable Future

Our Capable, But Vulnerable Future

Permanent housing is becoming unobtainable, and reliable jobs are increasingly scarce. Canterbury’s youth are trying hard to safeguard ...

Travel into Kaikōura’s Kaleidoscope

Travel into Kaikōura’s Kaleidoscope

Rich with various natural beauties and opportunities for leisure, Kaikōura’s pristine landscape fits the picturesque South Island dream

Wrestling With an Octopus

Wrestling With an Octopus

Dyslexia affects an estimated one in 10 New Zealanders. Beth Beamish’s son, Harry, has the condition, and was the inspiration behind ...

A Recipe for Resilience with Hummingly

A Recipe for Resilience with Hummingly

Two women who have worked extensively in disaster recovery around the world share some tools for getting through COVID-19.

Edwardian Country Classic

Edwardian Country Classic

A gracious villa, surrounded by formal English-style gardens and tree-filled parklands, looks as though it has always been a part of ...

Mending Men

Mending Men

The Halswell Menzshed offers a place for men in transition to use their skills, connecting them with the community and providing great ...

Lockdown Silver Linings

Lockdown Silver Linings

A small town with a strong creative undertone, Geraldine has long been a melting pot for artistic talent, and COVID-19 has brought a ...

A Seamless New Approach

A Seamless New Approach

Mitre 10 MEGA can now create inspirational 3D designs easily, 
quote accurately, order seamlessly and help with installation as well.

Growth Industry

Growth Industry

Retired University of Canterbury forestry professor Geoff Sweet was at the forefront of research in one of New Zealand’s most ...

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