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Avenues - It was great meeting three outstanding Cantabrians for the magazine's end of year edition ('Making a Difference') - developer Philip Carter, DOC's threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki and wine pioneer Ivan Donaldson, of Pegasus Bay Winery. (Incidentally, the winery is hosting its inaurgualPegasus Bay Vine Run on January 28, 2018 ... background on that is in the article or there's info online at www.vinerun.co.nz). As usual, the write-up is matched with some great photos - the magazine always sets a high standard for imagery. You can't help but fall in love with the giant weta that Nicola is holding in one of the photos!

Latitude - 10th anniversary edition. It's hard to believe that this wonderful Canterbury magazine has been going for so long! My first published piece appeared in Issue 11 and I'm now in the throes of writing for Issue 57 ... what a journey. I've met so many wonderful people and visited so many cool places as a result of writing for Latitude. Big congratulations to editor Joanne Taylor and also 10th anniversary edition editor Lucinda Diack. I revisited around seven previous features for this edition, updating stories. It was fascinating to reconnect with the people behind these stories once more. Meanwhile, it's back to business ... I have several new stories on the go for the Feb/March edition. We never seem to run short of talented individuals and interesting projects!

I was delighted to contribute editorial recently to the University of Canterbury's publication, Chronicle, Spring 2017/Summer 2018 edition. It's a nice newsy read and is available online at the following link: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/chronicle/chronicle_no54_2017.pdf

I also write for Waterford Press and regularly contribute to their publications.

Keep the ideas coming; I do love hearing from local people with great suggestions for stories.

More coming soon!