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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.

Banging Bangers

Food + Drink, People

Banging Bangers

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

In Need Of Help

Nature

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 rightful place amongst the coastal foredunes.

Soul Journey

People

Soul Journey

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

Must Read

Regular Skin Checks

Regular Skin Checks

The ‘sensible thing’ to do.

Banging Bangers

Banging Bangers

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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

Meet Me In Methven

Meet Me In Methven

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

A Lifetime Of Learning

A Lifetime Of Learning

Meet the principals of some of our most trusted schools.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Eyewear

Eyewear

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

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 ...

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

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Design Journey

Design Journey

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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