canterbury’s own lifestyle magazine / a great local read
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 mostly male-dominated world of butchery.

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.

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 choral group.

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 Berry, involving sheer determination, a life-changing move, and a major career shift.

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 about her latest venture, SOLE Music Academy.

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 rightful place amongst the coastal foredunes.

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.

Banging Bangers

Banging Bangers

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

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 and those who’ve tried it say the taste is great. We meet the Christchurch entrepreneurs delivering creepy crawly cuisine products to New Zealand’s top restaurants and bars.

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 tackling this momumental mountain wasn’t the only thing on his agenda.