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40 Years Atop The Mountain

A tale of hard work, passion and love – discover the Foote family and their beloved Mt Dobson.

Chorizo, Clam and Chickpea Ragout with Saffron Aioli

Food + Drink

Winter Warmer Recipe

Paul Howells of Twenty Seven Steps shows us how to create a delicious Chorizo, Clam and Chickpea Ragout with Saffron Aioli

Selwyn House Christchurch

Education

Future Focused

Christchurch’s Selwyn House offers an exciting and dynamic educational platform for tomorrow’s leaders.

The iconic fountains outside the Town Hall were restored earlier this year and can be seen from the Limes and Avon rooms.

Frontline

Better Than Ever

Like a beacon of hope the Christchurch Town Hall has continued to stand tall and is finally repositioning itself as a premier performing arts and event centre.

Must Read

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

For those with a love of adventure, beautiful landscapes and interesting people, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a must for the to-do list.

Carving Her Way

Carving Her Way

Having left a job in hairdressing to follow a career in the art of cutting up meat, Timaru’s Larney Craig is forging ahead in the ...

Art Do – New Zealand’s Biggest Art Party

Art Do – New Zealand’s Biggest Art Party

Art Do, Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation’s gallery gala, brings together the greats of art, fashion, food, drink, design and music ...

Ben Ohau Road Cheese

Ben Ohau Road Cheese

Deep in the heart of the Mackenzie country lies an inspiring off-the-grid artisan cheese making factory finding favour with locals and ...

Better Than Ever – Christchurch Town Hall

Better Than Ever – Christchurch Town Hall

Over the last decade, Christchurch has experienced a significant amount of change, but like a beacon of hope the Christchurch Town Hall

A Touch of Tribal

A Touch of Tribal

The team at Maree Hynes Interiors shares how to incorporate tribal accents into your space while allowing it to fit with your current ...

In Need Of Help

In Need Of Help

Notorious as one of the most poisonous creatures in New Zealand, the endangered native katipō spider is struggling to hold on to its ...

Managing Menopause

Managing Menopause

When it comes to women’s health, no topic is more shrouded in mystery and confusion than menopause. Something the team at Oxford ...

Colourful Custodian of History

Colourful Custodian of History

Christchurch Boys’ High School curator-archivist Dr Bruce Harding presides over a rich private collection of Canterbury history.

A Colourful Crown

A Colourful Crown

A story of beautiful flowers, Banks Peninsula, and a determined young woman called Jessica Cooke.

Behind The Brand

Behind The Brand

Despite an ever-changing home furnishings market, fourth-generation family-owned company McKenzie & Willis has continued to forge their

She’s a Little Bit Small-town…

She’s a Little Bit Small-town…

Twenty-five years ago Kaylee Bell got up and sang on a Waimate stage at age four, now she’s forging a successful international career ...

Honest Classic Food in Twenty Seven Steps

Honest Classic Food in Twenty Seven Steps

To climb Twenty Seven Steps is not a big ask in order to get to one of Christchurch’s best-known food secrets, one that proudly uses ...

Be Kind to Yourself and be Realistic

Be Kind to Yourself and be Realistic

As businesswoman and mother to two equally busy children, wellness specialist Sarah McGuinness offers an insight into how we can be ...

Painting It Red and Black

Painting It Red and Black

Frustration over a growing scarcity of local news in mainstream sports coverage has given rise to a new venture called ...

Angels On Wheels

Angels On Wheels

The emergence and growth of community vehicles across our rural towns is providing affordable, readily available transport to those in need.

Future Focused

Future Focused

Preparing their students for the challenges and realities of the modern world, Christchurch’s Selwyn House offers an exciting and ...

Meet Me In Methven

Meet Me In Methven

Laid-back Methven is a little mountain village with a big beating heart.

Making A Difference

Making A Difference

Mike Lowden is a ‘can-do’ kinda guy. Earlier this year, along with three others, he arrived in Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp. But ...

A Lifetime Of Learning

A Lifetime Of Learning

Meet the principals of some of our most trusted schools.

A Stylish Retreat

A Stylish Retreat

Ballantynes Home Stylist Adrienne Campbell guides us through perfecting a personal haven.

Many Rivers They Have Rowed

Many Rivers They Have Rowed

For four generations the Keys and Lindstrom families have dominated the river when it comes to rowing success – and they are showing no

Curtains The Material Difference

Curtains The Material Difference

As the team at Maree Hynes Interiors explains, gone are the days when curtains were insignificant background players, simply providing ...

A Specialised Trade

A Specialised Trade

Graham Weaver has forged a unique career and way of life 
as one of New Zealand's best blade shearers.

Stress Response

Stress Response

In line with her new live event, The Hormone Factor, Dr Libby shares an insight into the impact of stress on your hormones and how to ...

Banging Bangers

Banging Bangers

Passionate about artisan flavours and techniques, Brendan Foster and his award-winning sausages are captivating visitors from all ...

What Greater Gift?

What Greater Gift?

Desperate to have a baby of their own, we meet an Ashburton coffee group tackling the challenges of surrogacy head-on in order to ...

New Season New Look

New Season New Look

There is no denying that the seasons are inevitably about to take a turn. Now is the time to get a jump on your new season look.

Framing It Right – Eyewear Trends

Framing It Right – Eyewear Trends

Vanessa Cumming from Canon Street Optometrists guides us through the latest trends in ladies’ eyewear.

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Do bees think in English? This is the kind of question Dr Simon Pollard remembers mulling over for hours as a child before going off to

A Modern Day Minstrel

A Modern Day Minstrel

Christopher Bruerton has grown from boy soprano in the ChristChurch Cathedral Choir to a globe-trotting baritone in a world-famous ...

Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens

Restoring and re-imagining a hillside landscape eight years after the earthquakes, in a much-loved Clifton garden where no plant has ...

Hemp Seed – A Natural Whole Food

Hemp Seed – A Natural Whole Food

On 28 April 2017 trans-Tasman ministers approved a change to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to allow the sale of hemp ...

Eyewear

Eyewear

When it comes to selecting the perfect frames, Vanessa Cumming offers some expert advice.

Mount Somers Bluff Weta

Mount Somers Bluff Weta

Despite our affinity with the weta, few Cantabrians are probably aware that the precipices above Mt Somers are home to the rare ...

Simple & Seasonal

Simple & Seasonal

Food has become Sam Mannering’s raison d’être. He opens up about his food journey and shares some mouth-watering recipes to try at home.

Curtain Know How

Curtain Know How

Taryn Beech from Maree Hynes Interiors explains why using an experienced curtain consultant is so important.

Soul Journey

Soul Journey

Christchurch’s own neo-soul singer, Sacha Vee, reflects on some of her memorable experiences in the global music industry and chats ...

Edwardian Country Classic

Edwardian Country Classic

A gracious villa, surrounded by formal English-style gardens and tree-filled parklands, looks as though it has always been a part of ...

Design Journey

Design Journey

Kirkcaldie is a young interior design practice boldly making its mark in Christchurch. We meet the inventive and adventurous designer ...

Valuing Vintage

Valuing Vintage

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Canterbury Vintage Home Restorers’ Group. Committed to the preservation and protection of ...

Eat, Cake, Love

Eat, Cake, Love

Anna Worthington, owner of a thriving cake business, Cakes By Anna, owes her fast success to the Christchurch markets and the city’s ...

A Town of Buried Treasure

A Town of Buried Treasure

Épernay is a town that may not be a household name, but it’s the heart of a region whose produce flows through millions of celebrations

A New Approach – Vertical Logistics

A New Approach – Vertical Logistics

Meet a company changing the game for freight logistics.

At Home In Its Environment

At Home In Its Environment

This handsome country home recently completed in Loburn showcases the Bespoke Architecture approach with a simple, yet stunning design ...

Fading Petals

Fading Petals

Hidden amongst Castle Hill’s spectacular rocky outcrops and limestone screes lies one of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered plants.

Nature’s Super Fibre

Nature’s Super Fibre

Totara Point Farm, hidden away over the hills of Akaroa and overlooking the breathtaking iridescent waters of Le Bon’s Bay on Banks ...

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye

The antithesis of traditional, the sprawling gardens of Blockhill, appear at first glance to be overgrown and disorganised; yet closer ...

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Montrose Estate is a place of breathtaking beauty and rustic charm. 
A place that epitomises ‘100% Pure New Zealand’. A place where you

Nature’s Weave, In Line and Layer

Nature’s Weave, In Line and Layer

English, Italian and German country gardens have influenced the development of this beautiful Ohoka oasis, yet above all it is a ...

Sheep Farming With A Twist

Sheep Farming With A Twist

Sheep’s milk may still seem a novelty to many Cantabrians, but a Charing Cross couple is hoping to change that with their lovingly ...

A Social Licence to Operate

A Social Licence to Operate

Passionate about empowering businesses to understand their social footprint, Social Licence Consultant Penny Clark-Hall inspires us to ...

Natural Fibres From Head To Toe

Natural Fibres From Head To Toe

Easy to wear and easy on the earth, Untouched World ensures you are ready for whatever the weather throws at you.

Tales That Tickle The Funny Bone

Tales That Tickle The Funny Bone

latitude’s own Sub-Editor Belinda O’Keefe has her first children’s book hitting the stands this month.

Driving Happy and Eco-friendly

Driving Happy and Eco-friendly

Having introduced a collection of Hyundai Ioniqs to their fleet in Christchurch and Auckland, Thrifty Car Rental is offering us an ...

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

Oversized monochrome pieces and painterly fabrics are must-haves this spring.

Elke Braun-Elwert Mountain Guide

Elke Braun-Elwert Mountain Guide

For internationally qualified mountain guide Elke Braun-Elwert, the greatest reward comes not from ascending the highest peak, but from

Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

The road to setting up and launching Design Federation, Oamaru’s newest interior design studio, has been a mammoth effort for Annabel ...

Farming With A Difference

Farming With A Difference

What began as a fascination with alpacas at a local A&P Show nearly fifteen years ago has blossomed into internationally recognised

Brewing With A Difference

Brewing With A Difference

An entrepreneurial Christchurch couple is behind The Kvas Company, New Zealand’s first and only authentic brewing company producing ...

Recipe – Chorizo, Clam and Chickpea Ragout with Saffron Aioli

Recipe – Chorizo, Clam and Chickpea Ragout with Saffron Aioli

Paul Howells of Twenty Seven Steps shares the ultimate winter warmer recipe.

Regular Skin Checks

Regular Skin Checks

The ‘sensible thing’ to do.

40 Years Atop The Mountain

40 Years Atop The Mountain

A tale of hard work, passion and love – discover the Foote family and their beloved Mt Dobson.

Bug Grub

Bug Grub

Fancy a sprinkle of lemongrass ants on your salad or a bug slider made with locusts? The option to choose edible insects is out there ...

Meet our School Leaders of 2019

Meet our School Leaders of 2019

Meet the local students leading some of our top Canterbury schools this year. 
We wish you all the very best of success in your ...

Harts Creek Walkway – Big Sky Country

Harts Creek Walkway – Big Sky Country

When I met June and Stuart McLachlan in October last year to learn more about the daffodils on their Leeston farm, The Rowans, Stuart ...

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

Step inside the inner workings of one of New Zealand’s most successful boutique wineries, Pegasus Bay.

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