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Making A Difference

Making A Difference

Mike Lowden is a ‘can-do’ kinda guy. Earlier this year, along with three others, he arrived in Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp. But tackling this momumental mountain wasn’t the only thing on his agenda.

She’s a Little Bit Small-town…

She’s a Little Bit Small-town…

Twenty-five years ago Kaylee Bell got up and sang on a Waimate stage at age four, now she’s forging a successful international career in the home of country music.

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.