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The Art of Shopping

The Art of Shopping

Fashion buyer for Christchurch’s iconic family-owned Ballantynes department store’s Contemporary Lounge, The Atrium and Women’s Footwear, 
Georgie Mears loves seeing the latest trends first. But in the high stakes world 
of fashion, being a buyer is as much an art as it is a science.

Deliciously Fresh

Deliciously Fresh

We are so lucky in Canterbury to have oodles of great food talent and without exception the young and creative duo of Rosa and Margo Flanagan, commonly known as the Two Raw Sisters, is amongst them. Both stalwarts of the raw food movement, they use food ingredients that require minimal cooking and are minimally processed.

Staying relevant in uncertain times

Staying relevant in uncertain times

Describing 2019 in New Zealand agriculture as the ‘Year of Fear’ due to the mounting pressures and uncertainty from every direction on our food and fibre producers, Sarah Perriam is a rural broadcaster who aspires to be part of a movement of creative thinking during the challenging times ahead for Canterbury farming.

From a History of Gold 
to Silver and Bronze

From a History of Gold 
to Silver and Bronze

With its plentiful supplies of rainfall, spring water from pristine sources and lush green rainforests full of the key botanical ingredients, Reefton had everything needed to create world-class spirits. Which is exactly what Reefton Distilling Co., a modern distillery in an age-old town has done.

Mending Men

Mending Men

The Halswell Menzshed offers a place for men in transition to use their skills, connecting them with the community and providing great comradeship in the process.

Growth Industry

Growth Industry

Retired University of Canterbury forestry professor Geoff Sweet was at the forefront of research in one of New Zealand’s most productive industries.

Pottery for Good

Pottery for Good

We talk to the passionate founders of Pottery For The Planet who are utilising their creative talents to change the world for the better, one hand-moulded coffee cup at a time.