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Capturing the Value of Carbon-Negative Consumerism

Capturing the Value of Carbon-Negative Consumerism

The pay inequality between merino wool and strong wool has never been so far apart, reminiscent of a race between Phar Lap and a retired Shetland pony. However, Sarah Perriam believes that transformational change is happening and the traditional commodity product is about to become hot property.

From the Horse’s Heart

From the Horse’s Heart

Each month, when Sally Curtis and Tyson, Sally’s gentle giant Clydesdale horse, visit residents in their lounge and bedrooms in Woodlands Rest Home in Motueka, the warmth of Sally and Tyson’s relationship is transferred to all those who meet them.

Cooking Up a Career

Cooking Up a Career

Few people get the opportunity to combine their great career loves, but with 
an appetite for all things food-related, Samantha Parish has somehow managed to carve an enviable career as a trained chef, recipe developer, food writer, 
food stylist, and television and video producer.

Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa – A Daughter of Aotearoa

Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa – A Daughter of Aotearoa

She began her life entrapped at the heart of the Gloriavale community, persevering through an existence of subservience, control and judgement. Since then, Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa has led herself on a transformative journey of self-exploration to emerge as an assured and powerful woman. Now, she is on a mission to break down the barriers intruding upon the ability of others to discover their own self-worth.

David Thorpe – A One-man Band

David Thorpe – A One-man Band

David Thorpe is a multi-instrumentalist who has been sharing his music with Cantabrians from his pre-earthquake days in The Black Velvet Band, right through those devastating shakes, and now with solo tunes as the rebuild takes shape. Whether playing uplifting covers, or sharing our emotions through his own songwriting, he has been a familiar face on local event stages, standing with us through it all.