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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 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.

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 key to empowerment may actually be contained within certain hidden undergarments: bras. Pauline Watson does. In November 2019, the coordinator of New Zealand’s Uplift Project, who has now come to be known as ‘The Bra Lady’, travelled to Fiji to deliver suitcases of these precious items. I followed her to capture the journey and effect of New Zealand’s benevolence.

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 into what’s driving a new way of farming that is creating a groundswell of support in Canterbury, but not everyone’s convinced.

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 generation who has worked there has put their own stamp on the fabric of the business. Through good times and bad; earthquakes and each rumbling aftershock; celebrations, tragedy, grief and recovery; the grand building has stood strong and has become a part of the family in its own right.