canterbury’s own lifestyle magazine / a great local read
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 Woodlands Rest Home in Motueka, the warmth of Sally and Tyson’s relationship is transferred to all those who meet them.

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 home and garden in the heart of the Canterbury Plains.

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 has somehow managed to carve an enviable career as a trained chef, recipe developer, food writer, 
food stylist, and television and video producer.

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 faith to form Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) in 2011 – and they haven’t looked back.

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 alternative: building wealth for investors while growing 
New Zealand businesses, backed by the knowledge of a team with immense business experience.

Alfresco Lifestyles with Maree Hynes

Alfresco Lifestyles with Maree Hynes

In a market where low interest rates make for uninspiring returns, Ashburton-based Genesis Private Equity offers an exciting alternative: building wealth for investors while growing 
New Zealand businesses, backed by the knowledge of a team with immense business experience.

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 judgement. Since then, Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa has led herself on a transformative journey of self-exploration to emerge as an assured and powerful woman. Now, she is on a mission to break down the barriers intruding upon the ability of others to discover their own self-worth.