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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 been less fighting and more collaboration, resulting in Canterbury being years ahead of government expectations on the future of freshwater quality for all of New Zealand.

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 decided to add one more hat to the mix, and at the end of last year started their own fete. We talk to the vibrant duo about what inspires them and what we can expect to see at this year’s Hanmer Springs Fete.

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 new vein of creativity to the main street – street art.

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. 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.

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.