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Farm Life Breeds Innovation

Farm Life Breeds Innovation

The juggle of parenthood, farm life and all that rural living brings with it can be a stalwart on creativity and ventures outside of the domestic household. However, for Bex Hayman, the pursual of an idea that had been bubbling away for some time has opened up the door for a new career in jewellery and product design.

Unstoppable Forces Meeting 
a Movable Object

Unstoppable Forces Meeting 
a Movable Object

Christchurch is abundant with mettlesome souls combating the growing issue of homelessness. From the provision of food and companionship, to aiding in the fight against substance addiction; here are the faces of those who believe such destitution can be vanquished.

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.

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.