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Small Steps Boost Biodiversity Vision

Friday, 12 February 2021, 10:52 am | Real Communications

Farmers discovered that there are many ways to protect and enhance mahinga kai and biodiversity values while visiting Waimak Farm in Eyreton last week. The 612-hectare farm includes the largest remaining kanuka stand in North Canterbury and due to its ... More >>

Bespoke Estate Management Venture Eases Stress

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 2:54 pm | Real Communications

A new venture which eases the stress of dealing with family members’ household contents by providing practical support, systems and solutions received a kickstart during lockdown. More >>

Lockdown Sparks Expansion Opportunities For Eco Educate

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 4:11 pm | Real Communications

  Eco Educate owner Lesley Ottey has transformed her garage into an online classroom to deliver environmental education to students across the globe After cancelling of her all upcoming school environmental workshops due to Covid-19, Lesley Ottey ... More >>

Mindful Social Enterprise Adopts New Model

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 11:07 am | Real Communications

Kate Brandram-Adams of Mindfulness North Canterbury transformed her community-focused service from a part-time venture to a full-time passion during lockdown by adopting a new circular funding model based on permaculture. More >>

Wellbeing Festival Comes To Fruition

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:37 am | Real Communications

Amid the uncertainty of lockdown, Hanmer-based Olivia Reid of Pulse Yoga, decided the best course of action was to set a date for a wellbeing festival which she had been considering for at least a year. “About a year ago I went to a convention ... More >>

New Studio Expands Videography Business

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:28 am | Real Communications

Videographer Chucky Najman of Video Testimonials has grown his enterprise after securing a new studio and says that having the time to evaluate his business goals during lockdown helped him move forward. Along with a home studio in Pegasus, he ... More >>

Direct Customer Connection Key For Growth

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 4:16 pm | Real Communications

Waipara-based winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine is focusing on direct customer sales to help expand her natural wine brand. Jess Mavromatis Jess exports her boutique wines to Japan and Australia and Ekleipsis Wine is also available from ... More >>

How Does A Diversified Vet Treat Animals?

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 4:13 pm | Real Communications

Examining how the entire body of an animal moves and applying a wider lens to physical issues with a focus on prevention as well as treatment is how Sara Bagheri of Zoominals describes her approach to treating animals. “A diversified vet has all the training ... More >>

Business Coach Provides Covid-19 Support Package

Friday, 10 July 2020, 7:48 am | Real Communications

Rangiora business coach Matt James is committed to helping local businesses make the best decisions during difficult times. Rangiora business coach Matt James created a Covid-19 support package within a day of lockdown commencing to help businesses More >>

Empathy And Values Drive Decision Making

Friday, 10 July 2020, 7:45 am | Real Communications

Maria Thackwell For Maria Thackwell, owner of Maria Thackwell Mortgages, the lockdown period provided an opportunity to reaffirm the human-centric values such as empathy and relatability which are at the core of her business operation. “At times like ... More >>

Making Veterinary Vision A Reality

Friday, 10 July 2020, 7:43 am | Real Communications

Balcairn-based sports vet Sara Bagheri pictured with her dogs Mini and Nala, wants to setup a community vet service for those who cannot afford the cost of veterinary care. For sports vet Sara Bagheri, delivering her first chiropractic course to international ... More >>

Thrive Fund Award Winner – Jess Mavromatis

Friday, 10 July 2020, 7:40 am | Real Communications

Winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine has won the inaugural Thrive Fund Award forNorth Canterbury women who are taking their businesses to the next level. Waipara-based winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine has been awarded the first Thrive Fund ... More >>

Business outside the box

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 10:15 am | Real Communications

While many businesses have pressed pause on new projects, Waiau-based coach Marina Shearer accelerated the launch of her initiative Thrive13 forward a month to help Year 13 girls during uncertain times. More >>

Business Outside The Box

Monday, 6 April 2020, 3:09 pm | Real Communications

North Canterbury businesses are facing unprecedented challenges amid the evolving Covid-19 situation. Each week we’ll profile a local business which is thinking outside the box to adapt to a new reality. Let’s share ideas and support local ... More >>

Thrive Fund Applications Open

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 5:48 pm | Real Communications

Female-led North Canterbury businesses needing support to solve business issues are invited to apply for assistance from the Thrive fund set up by Real Communications director Gina McKenzie. Ticket sales from a recent Thrive networking event have kickstarted ... More >>

Wetland Project Fosters Cultural Values

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 5:46 pm | Real Communications

Saltwater Creek dairy farmers Barb and Greg Morriss discuss how their wetland project has improved cultural and ecological outcomes with Makarini Rupene, Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō (Mahinga Kai facilitator) for the northern zone. When Barb and Greg ... More >>

Inaugural OxMan triathlon attracts over 400 competitors

Tuesday, 24 December 2019, 6:12 am | Real Communications

Over 400 people participated in a new long-course triathlon hosted at Geoff Spark’s irrigation lake in Eyrewell on 16th December. More >>

Commitment to change lifts audit grades

Friday, 20 December 2019, 11:27 am | Real Communications

Commitment to change lifts audit grades Caption: Eyrewell farmer Scott Evans (left) chats with environmental consultant Paul Reese during a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) audit. Scott has received A and B audit grades for his farms. More >>

Sponsorship boosts Cust School’s agricultural event

Friday, 20 December 2019, 11:13 am | Real Communications

Students at Cust School enjoyed hands on learning at their recent agricultural day thanks to a community sponsorship initiative by Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL). More >>

Cultural land awareness creates brighter future

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:33 pm | Real Communications

Life has turned full circle for Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō (mahinga kai facilitator) Makarini Rupene as he moves his focus from Kaikōura to the Waimakariri area where he grew up and still lives today. More >>