What's New

Avenues - It has been fun writing for Avenues under the new owners, Twenty Seven Publishers Ltd. For the September edition, I put together a feature profiling various people who work in and around Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens, (Spring in the city). It felt just right for the season! I loved meeting our three interviewees: conservatory collection curator Diane Boyd; punter Ben Lander; and Hagley Golf Club greenkeeper Troy Hale. For this edition I also caught up with Summer Penney, who is forging an exciting dance career in Australia, (Dance evolution).

Latitude - Aug/Sept 2018. The magazine has a smart, fresh new look. Latitude's new editor and publisher Lucinda Diack is doing really well and shares Jo Taylor's founding commitment to quality stories. For this edition, I contributed a feature on NZ's top teenage tap dancer Bayley Graham, (the world at his feet); a house feature on a gracious villa in North Canterbury (edwardian country classic); and a profile on Leithfield artist Jackie Saunders, (creative formula).

Homed - I've started writing regularly for the Homed section in The Press and have had several articles published there in recent months, including one on tiny houses, another on a master furniture maker, and another on a home that uses C-bus automation rather than traditional light switches.

I was delighted to contribute editorial recently to the University of Canterbury's publication, Chronicle, Spring/Summer 2018 edition. It's a nice newsy read and is available online at the following link: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/chronicle/COMM7530_Chronicle_2_2018.pdf

NZ House & Garden recently commissioned me to write a couple of features for them - watch this space! 

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!