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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 the domestic household. However, for Bex Hayman, the pursual of an idea that had been bubbling away for some time has opened up the door for a new career in jewellery and product design.

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 profiles the shifts that are happening in many secondary schools towards more future-focused and flexible learning opportunities.

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 companionship, to aiding in the fight against substance addiction; here are the faces of those who believe such destitution can be vanquished.

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.’ Silently channelling that mantra, we took the plunge, into hot and cold, to the edges of our comfort zones.

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 and delivering associated services. In Canterbury, those memories live on in two special vessels, Steam Tug Lyttelton and Kaiapoi’s River Queen.

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 Footwear, 
Georgie Mears loves seeing the latest trends first. But in the high stakes world 
of fashion, being a buyer is as much an art as it is a science.

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 Flanagan, commonly known as the Two Raw Sisters, is amongst them. Both stalwarts of the raw food movement, they use food ingredients that require minimal cooking and are minimally processed.