Fresh local flavour is at the heart of everything Nourish does.

Fresh – Each quarter Nourish Magazine highlights and revels in the uniqueness of the season.  Along with the belief in seasonality Nourish’s philosophy stems from cooking with fresh ingredients.  If you start with beautiful real ingredients you can’t go wrong!

Local – Nourish celebrates everything local; local producers, local artisans, as well as local stories and characters.  This ethos is followed through with our support of local talent, from chefs to photographers as well as our support for community groups and events.

Flavour – Be it delicious recipes or interesting stories, Nourish’s flavour encompasses more than just what you taste.

The Team


Vicki Ravlich-Horan – Editor

As a self confessed foodie, Nourish allows me to combine my obsession with all things culinary along with the skills and knowledge I have gathered from the last 20 years in the hospitality industry. Born and bred in the Waikato, after several years away, I love being back.  Nourish allows me to highlight the depth and breadth of treasures we have in our own backyard.  Often to the surprise and delight of our readers who now no longer need to look to other regions when discussing great food.

My role at Nourish is varied, from recipe development and photography to writing and researching stories, getting to know and understand our clients and readers alike, as well as discovering great new talent and building a dynamic team to enable Nourish to continue to grow.

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Bron Alexander

Over the last decade I’ve had the privilege of being able to craft meaningful design solutions for both grass roots and larger corporations.

While I believe that design is a way to visually engage with a business, I feel it’s especially important that the designs I create reflect your business objectives and ultimately achieves return on investment.

Having been raised by two chef parents giving me a huge passion for food, combined with my magazine obsession, means working for Nourish is a dream job!



Tracie Heasman

I live with my husband and two children in the beautiful West Coast town of Raglan.

I have always had a passion for photography in every form.  Starting with a career in wedding, portrait and documentary photography, I have since discovered a love for food photography and feel so lucky to be able to fulfill my creative appetite working for Nourish Magazine.



Nikki Crutchley

I live in Cambridge with my husband and two girls. I work from home as a freelance proofreader and copy editor.

I’ve been lucky enough to proofread for Nourish for the last three years and was also proofreader for the Nourish cook book.

I work for a couple of other journals and proofread and copy edit websites, manuscripts, assignments, theses, educational resources … the list goes on!


Megan Muldowney

Megan Muldowney

Megan is a dedicated foodie who loves to share her knowledge. She holds a consumer food science degree from Otago University, and teaches secondary school Home Economics.

As a former cafe owner Megan is passionate about bringing cafe style food into the home, and believes everyone can do it. She’s an avid food blogger who loves to share her ideas and recipes online. Check out some of her creations at



Kate Underwood

Food obsessive, writer, blogger, caterer, cake-baker, instagrammer, creator and eater I am truly passionate about all things culinary. Having a hearty appetite since a young age and a degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Otago – you’d be hard pressed to find a part of my life that doesn’t involve food.

I have several years’ experience in the food and hospitality industry involving marketing, training and education, waitressing, writing and café management. Currently I juggle work for non-profit organisation The Chip Group – which focuses on improving the health of deep fried chips in New Zealand and as part of the Management team for Bugger Café (with sites in Thames and Tirau).

Having started my blog ‘Relish the memory’ as a way to record and share my feasting escapades, through this I offer unique ‘Katering’ services and one-off specialty cake orders.

As a member of the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers I am delighted to be showcasing seasonal ingredients and celebrating their impressive nutrients in Nourish Magazine.

Founder of Relish the Memory.

Helen Chapman

Helen Chapman

I am a born and bred local of Tauranga/Mt Maunganui and fortunate to have a paradise on my doorstep as a backdrop for my photography and when the weather is against me I have a small home studio which is one of my special places.

I love the challenge of creating different looks with every project I do whether it is a wedding, newborn/maternity shoot, or a product shoot.

From my box brownie as a 6 year old to my state of the art Canon camera now, I am always looking to capture something different and seldom have my camera far from me.

Aside from photography my passions are relaxing with my family, anything to do with the water and beach and my animal menagerie.