canterbury’s own lifestyle magazine / a great local read
Celebrating Heritage 
on the Water

Celebrating Heritage 
on the Water

New Zealand’s coasts and rivers were once busy with schooners, paddle steamers, tugs and other vessels, carrying cargo and passengers and delivering associated services. In Canterbury, those memories live on in two special vessels, Steam Tug Lyttelton and Kaiapoi’s River Queen.

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.

The Plight of the Lepidoptera Butterfly

The Plight of the Lepidoptera Butterfly

New Zealand has the highest rate of unique or endemic butterfly and moth species anywhere else in the world, and yet most people rarely get an opportunity to see them as intensification forces their habitats further up into the mountains and other remote places.

Kiwis Exploring Their Own Backyard

Kiwis Exploring Their Own Backyard

Egypt, Brazil, Croatia – having travelled to more than 70 countries, including some of the world’s most exotic destinations, what do a couple of New Zealand’s best-known travel bloggers get up to when it comes to exploring their own backyard? As it turns out, quite a lot!

From the Vines to the Hills

From the Vines to the Hills

It wasn’t just the stony, free-draining soils that persuaded Kirk Bray and Alison Schroeder to establish a vineyard on an eight-hectare block of elevated land in Waipara. They also fell in love with the panoramic views of Mount Grey and the Three Deans Range. It is an experience they are now sharing with others through their latest venture – a wine pod beside the vines.