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.
In our June/July 2020 issue we talked to North Canterbury farmer and Hurunui Adverse Events Committee member, Andy Fox of Foxdown Farm. His passion for farming and community has seen him play a critical part in developing positive strategies when the district falls on hard times. Here he shares his top learnings, many of which can be applied to all work and personal situations.
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 the story of how the landowners have tirelessly dedicated themselves to regenerating the land ravaged for its resources, back to its natural state.
After a candid interview with Christchurch-based accountant Pita Alexander, reciting his list of reasons farming businesses work, his number one was ‘marry well’. Sarah Perriam was inspired by Canterbury’s recent Ballance Farm Environment Award winners demonstrating the power of marrying together complementary skill sets to achieve the highest honour.
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 months as plants continue to follow their normal seasonal routine. Lately there’s been an opportunity to ‘keep it local’ and take the chance for a second look at familiar plants closer to home. Rhododendrons, named from Greek via Latin rhodon (rose) and dendron (tree) are a good case in point.
From humble beginnings in a tiny kitchen, a 20-something Christchurch couple with big dreams and truckloads of ingenuity have created New Zealand’s first vegan heat-and-eat ready meal manufacturing company.
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 Manahuna Aoraki and a group of Aoraki/Mount Cook volunteers will provide the lifeline it needs to survive.
Inspiring us to cook smart, not hard, Sam Parish turns her hand to some of our favourite family dishes – all designed to be perfectly paired with those you love, a generous tipple and a cosy dining table.
Gold at heart, down to earth and appreciated by many; the qualities of the Hislop family, one with a rich and fascinating history, are wonderfully similar to the product that has defined their industriousness over time: honey.
Dr Chris Jansen from Leadership Lab and Dr Cheryl Doig from Think Beyond explore the acceleration of future-focused and flexible learning opportunities in a post-COVID-19 environment.