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What’s in a Frame with Silvan Made

What’s in a Frame with Silvan Made

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.

Wrestling With an Octopus

Wrestling With an Octopus

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.

The Kai for Kids Charitable Trust

The Kai for Kids Charitable Trust

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.

Toy-tastic at The Toy Collector

Toy-tastic at The Toy Collector

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.