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Avenues - It has been great to be back on board with Avenues since last year's COVID-19 lockdown. For December's summer edition, I contributed a piece on Sumner learn to surf instructor Aaron Lock. It was a pretty fresh day for the interview, but Aaron had a keen little group ready to head out for a lesson. It looked like a lot of fun! ('Summer of Surf').

Latitude - This regional magazine is going from strength to strength. In the Dec 2020/Jan 2021 edition, I contributed features on Anton Matthews ('Fish and Chips with a Serving of Te Reo'), Walk Christchurch ('Discover the Real Christchurch, on Foot'), Tessa Peach ('Living Local') and Cathleen Murphy of the Custard Square Bookshop ('Books on the Boulevard'). No shortage of summer reading in this inspiring 166-page edition!

Homed - I also write for this Stuff supplement. One of my recent contributions involved a feature article on Sue and Alan Airey, who were opening their home as a Christmas House raising funds for the charity Good Night Sleep Tight, ('Christmas open home for a good cause').

There is a commercial side to my writing that includes some communications work. From time to time, I work with the University of Canterbury's communications team on media releases and publications, such as Chronicle. Learning about all the various research projects underway at the university - and sharing that news with the public - is a real pleasure.

I also write for Waterford Press and regularly contribute to their publications, such as Business South.

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

More coming soon!