Making It Her Way
Jan10

Making It Her Way

By Corazon Miller Her first memory of cooking was standing by her mother’s side in a Hawke’s Bay kitchen back in the 1950s, helping pour fragrant vanilla essence into a fluffy white pavlova mixture. The little Jo would watch as her mother beat the whites into soft, perfect white peaks of the long-time Kiwi favourite. This image, paired with the taste of rubber as she would gleefully lick the batter off the rubber spatula, make up some...

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Food For Thought
Jan10

Food For Thought

By Karen Pasco Almost 48 years ago David and Joan Ward returned early from their honeymoon to look into a business venture. The bakery and catering business they bought more than four decades ago has grown well beyond expectations. Joan and son Greg tell Canterbury Today how family business Continental has stood the test of time. When a natural disaster hits the first response is to set up essential services. Through the chaos of...

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Dare To Dream
Jan10

Dare To Dream

By Karen Pasco Some may call him a business evangelist, some may describe him as a visionary – in fact what Michael E. Gerber is, is a man who had a dream – a dream to help others in their businesses and in their lives. Now he is living his dream and passing it on to others so they can live theirs too. Throughout our lifetime we are constantly told “be careful”, “don’t do that you might hurt yourself”, “don’t fail”. Although the...

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Number Seven’s Stellar Opportunity
Jan10

Number Seven’s Stellar Opportunity

By Karen Pasco Photo by Kelly Shakespeare Photography Anonymity is one thing Richie McCaw finds hard to come by. Being able to wander down a street without a barrage of fans keen to meet disputably New Zealand’s most famous resident is an unfamiliar novelty for the All Blacks’ captain. He is currently trying his hardest to be anonymous, travelling the world during his six month sabbatical. But travelling is not the only...

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Chips Off The Old Block
Jan10

Chips Off The Old Block

By Melinda Collins Ben and Libby Crawford get recognised all the time; there’s those awkward moments when someone actually thinks they know them, or the times someone says hello and they have just seconds to work out if they actually know them. However, it was the family ties which the pair believes secured them the winning spot on The Block New Zealand. “Being brother and sister, we didn’t have to deal with relationship crap,” Ben...

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Aaradhna’s Awakening
Jan10

Aaradhna’s Awakening

By Davina Richards Losing your passion for music must be crushing for any performer, but for Kiwi artist Aaradhna it really hit hard when she tried to break into America and almost gave up on music entirely. Now, she stands with a smile on her face and a glint in her eye as she moves forward to realise her dream. Signed to Frequency Media Group and Dawn Raid Entertainment, Aaradhna’s catchy single ‘Wake Up’ was exactly that; a wake up...

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