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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The last year, for Aaron and Nikki Mackay of David Reid Homes Waitaki, has been a whirlwind of hard work, busy family life and well-deserved recognition.
Retired University of Canterbury forestry professor Geoff Sweet was at the forefront of research in one of New Zealand’s most productive industries.
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.
By striking from school, Christchurch students demonstrate how prepared they are to take their future into their own hands. However, they still have lessons to learn.