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Greening by Example

Greening by Example

Wanaka is buzzing with creative ideas and enthusiastic individuals aiming to rebrand their town as a hub for eco initiatives. Noteworthy, uncontroversial, and even slightly unconventional methods are currently being championed by local organisations and movements in order to encourage all stakeholders in Wanaka’s future to join them on the crusade to a waste-free future.

Our Capable, But Vulnerable Future

Our Capable, But Vulnerable Future

Permanent housing is becoming unobtainable, and reliable jobs are increasingly scarce. Canterbury’s youth are trying hard to safeguard their future, but in a modern context, that endeavour can sometimes consume them. However, they are not completely unguarded from these discriminate adversities. Within our community stand many inspiring individuals who are extending a hand and pointing our young people in the right direction.

Taking The Stage

Taking The Stage

Owen Black, well known in New Zealand for his talents on both the screen and the stage, never expected to become an actor. A self-confessed introvert, acting was never on his radar during his rural childhood.

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.

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.