There was plenty happening this month in and around Mid Canterbury, with book signings, shopping and businesses on the move.

Ruralco’s Girl’s Night Out was one of the many events on the calendar. What a great night! Approximately 140 people gathered at Ruralco retail store for a night of fun, fizz, frills and sensational shopping. More Out & About photos on our Facebook page.

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Judy McAuliffe is a writer, and publisher Essence Mid Canterbury. Her experience in media is extensive and includes approximately 15 years as Creative Director for The Radio Network, writing, and managing the writing of radio advertising, mainly in Invercargill and Greymouth. In the late 1990’s she transferred to Christchurch, moving into an Account Management role with 91ZM. In 2007 she and a business partner set up Essence Mid Canterbury, very quickly adapting her radio-writing skills to print media. Judy became sole owner of Essence Mid Canterbury in June 2014. Judy is a ‘people person’ and has found her niche writing feature stories about the community she lives in and the people who live there. She is also available for freelance writing assignments.