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THE DIRTY FORK

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Words: Judy McAuliffe Images: supplied It popped up on my Facebook feed and I was intrigued by the name. Several messages and a few days later, I find myself on the road. I turn off a short stetch of gravel road...
Did you know that there are more than 12 different businesses located in Somerset House? We didn't, and we're pretty sure you'll be as surprised as we were to discover who they all are. Somerset House, on the...
words: Leanne Gichard images: Supplied To say that Jan Cochrane is passionate about sport in Mid Canterbury would be an understatement. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and her passion is evident when you mention sport.  Jan is no passive observer. Having been...
2021 was a year of massive change for 42-year-old Erin Keefe. It was the year she decided to reclaim her sense of self, to love herself, so she could be a better mother and partner. This bubbly mum-of-two tells...

CHRIS’S STORY

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Husband, father, grandfather, Chris Coughlan is a character. At 55, he’s a man who loves his family, loves a good yarn, loves his mates (no hugging involved) and loves his food and drink – maybe a little too much....

OPUKE THERMAL POOLS

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Escape the mundane and the boring to wind down and discover Methven’s latest wellness destination. If you think you’ve got a pretty good vision of what a world-class thermal pools facility looks like, multiply that several times over, because our...

UNSUNG HERO

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Every month we recognise an Unsung Hero Send your entries to: office@spiritmagazine.co.nz                                                                ………………………………………………. This month’s Unsung Hero – Joc O’Connor For the last 25 years Joc has been contributing to different sports, coaching rugby, soccer and cricket. He prepared, marked and rolled the...

Olivia & Dillon

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Photographer: Chris from Focus CS Photography Even though they’d met a year earlier when Dillon was the new kid in year 11 at Geraldine High School, it wasn't until after they had left school that Olivia and Dillon sparked up...
BRAIDED RIVERS COMMUNITY TRUST Into the future Over the past couple of years, some big decisions have been made and undertaken by the (previously) Ashburton Licensing Trust (ALT), the most obvious change being a change to the BRAIDED RIVERS COMMUNITY TRUST...
words: Leanne Gichard images: Leanne Gichard & supplied Mahu Maireriki doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks it.  Having been, in his own words, “A ward of the state in Australia at age 11”, he knows all too well how hard...

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