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Simple & Seasonal

Simple & Seasonal

Food has become Sam Mannering’s raison d’être. He opens up about his food journey and shares some mouth-watering recipes to try at home.

Edwardian Country Classic

Edwardian Country Classic

A gracious villa, surrounded by formal English-style gardens and tree-filled parklands, looks as though it has always been a part of the North Canterbury rural landscape. In fact, it was originally built in Christchurch. Current owners Jeremy Evans and Andrew Bain are proud to be the latest custodians of this fascinating centenarian.

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Do bees think in English? This is the kind of question Dr Simon Pollard remembers mulling over for hours as a child before going off to pester one of his uncles, an animal psychologist, for answers. Every question sparked another, paving the way to his adventurous life as a natural history researcher, writer, teacher, science advisor and photographer.

Farming With A Difference

Farming With A Difference

What began as a fascination with alpacas at a local A&P Show nearly fifteen years ago has blossomed into internationally recognised genetic lines, and a way of life for Frank and Anya Walkington.

Design Journey

Design Journey

Kirkcaldie is a young interior design practice boldly making its mark in Christchurch. We meet the inventive and adventurous designer behind the name, Georgie Kirkcaldie Inglis.

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye

The antithesis of traditional, the sprawling gardens of Blockhill, appear at first glance to be overgrown and disorganised; yet closer inspection reveals a method to the madness and a structure to the ‘jungle.’