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Recover: Anne Sharplin

We caught up with Anne Sharplin a year after appearing on our cover. I'm hoping she's had at least one night of unbroken sleep since then.

The editor’s diary: where HAVE you been? 4-10 September

The first week of spring has brought with it fresh excitement, and we have been out and about, soaking it up!

The editor’s diary: Where HAVE you been?

Words you often heard from your mother as a youngster. One of the greatest joys of being an adult is going wherever you please. Here are three of my highlights this last week.

Eagle Ridge – To A Year Well Done

Happy first birthday, Eagle Ridge! We talk to owners, Nigel and Deb, and manager, Briana, about the highlights of their first year.

House of Travel – Is This The Best Travel Agency In...

At the shoot for House of Travel Tauranga (HOTTauranga - what a great acronym!), owner Shane wouldn't stand still.

Mount Skin and Body – The Salon’s New Direction

Jenny Rudd caught up with Kelly Kingston, owner of Mount Skin and Body, after an evening celebrating the salon's new direction.

New season launch at Sisters & Co

Sisters & Co celebrate the launch of Juliette Hogan spring/summer 2017, and Olympia by Object and Love, spring 2017 with an intimate evening in-store.

Ride of the Legends 2017

ROTL is an ever changing group of people, with a few hardcore regulars (and ex-Lions players), who have pedalled thousands of miles across different countries, raising close to $1 million for charities.

Hide – Thirst and Hunger

To find Hide, you'll need to shimmy down the alleyway by the Prince Avenue roundabout on The Mount Mainstreet. It opens out into a COURTYARD that feels like someone's exceptionally well-appointed backyard.

Rotorua Staycation

We wanted a weekend away with our children, an antidote to screen time: adventure, laughing, and fun. And we didn’t want to spend ages travelling. So we took a staycation in Rotorua!

Pato – The Man With A Plan

Pato Alvarez is one of the country’s biggest independent music promoters, but when he first arrived in the Bay of Plenty from Chile in 2006, all he had was a handful of English words and a keen work ethic.

Pat and Yolande King – A Family Business

We talk to Yolande King about what it’s like working with her husband Paddy, and sister-in-law Tara as a super team at EVES Real Estate. These guys really love where they live, and it shows!