Witnessing their home city crumble following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes was torment enough for Deb and Graham Thompson. But then seeing the storied remnants of Christchurch’s heritage buildings being carted off to landfill added fierce insult to injury. Racing against time, and wrecking crews, the artful couple from South New Brighton began a wily salvaging operation in order to preserve a slice of Canterbury history.
Dyslexia affects an estimated one in 10 New Zealanders. Beth Beamish’s son, Harry, has the condition, and was the inspiration behind Dyslexia: Wrestling with an Octopus, 10 Tips to Help Your Child.
Pilot programme Kai for Kids has been providing free lunches to the children at Netherby School in Mid Canterbury for the last two terms of 2020 – with the aim of continuing this service into 2021 and extending to other schools in the district. All thanks to the generosity of donors through the Advance Ashburton Community Foundation.
The Custard Square Bookshop in front of the Arts Centre on Worcester Boulevard in Christchurch is one of the city’s little treasures. Founder Cathleen Murphy shares her story of how it all started.
Based in the creative hub of Nelson, the Höglund family share their love of glassblowing and the legacy of Höglund Art Glass Studio.
With a desire to incorporate expansive outdoor living areas and a swimming pool into the design of their new home, these North Canterbury homeowners and their designer were forced to think outside the box to achieve what they wanted.