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Gary Hood loves his eye-catching, two-door, left-hand-drive 1958 Ford Custom – the body is all beautiful two-tone paintwork and gleaming chrome -it looks very much as a 1950’s cruiser should, but you can instantly tell by the look and the sound of this...
Methven & Foothills House & Garden Tour 2020 Saturday 28 November. Take a look inside these two fabulous properties, whose owners have generously opened them for viewing as part of the fundraising effort for the Methven Care Trust new building development. Tickets...

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Methven & Foothills House & Garden Tour 2020 Saturday 28 November. Take a look inside these two fabulous properties, whose owners have generously opened them for viewing as part of the fundraising effort for the Methven Care Trust new...
words & images: Leanne Gichard Wellington in the past was often maligned, but those days are long gone, as this funky little “Capital of Cool” continues to reinvent itself and offer a feast for the senses. I travel to Wellington several...

The stars aligned

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Courtaney & Justin - 02/02/2020 Courtaney and Justin met at an apartment party the weekend of the V8 super cars on the Gold Coast of Australia in October 2015. “I had been travelling in the Northern Hemisphere for many...

Sweet, sweet music

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Nikita & Simon - 29/02/20 Band mates and best friends, Nikita Hyde and Simon Christensen were going to Australia for a holiday and to attend a friend's wedding. Nikita...
It’s time to explore the Catlins ...
words: Leanne Gichard images: supplied Nature is a stirrer of the soul; a garden can be a refuge and safe haven or a stimulator of the senses and Trott’s Garden in Ashburton is no exception.  I recently had...

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When James and Jo McCloy set out to build their forever family home, knowing what they wanted was simple – they wanted an exact replica of their former Braebrook home, but on a bigger piece of land! We really loved...

ROBYN MALCOLM

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We’ve been watching her on stage and screen for over 30 years now. Actress Robyn Malcolm is known for her work in NZ, Australia, Europe and the USA. She is as big as celebrities in NZ get. Is there...
Over the past few months, the Ashford Store and Café on West Street have been undergoing a revitalisation. Built in 1912 as a home for the owner of the nearby Canterbury Roller Flour Mill, this iconic building, which carries...

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RURAL IDYLL – Methven House & Garden Tour

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Methven & Foothills House & Garden Tour 2020 Saturday 28 November. Take a look inside these two fabulous properties, whose owners have generously opened them for viewing...

Moving on

The stars aligned

Sweet, sweet music

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