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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Paula Baxter – Client Manager

After completing an apprenticeship in typography many moons ago I have worked in print media ever since. My enjoyment of seeing the end product, hot off the press, grows with each publication I’m involved with.

My role at Nourish is a varied one, from organising advert bookings and monthly ezines to being Vicki’s chief taste tester – no day is a dull one!



Bron Alexander – Creative Director

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!


Brydie Thompson

Brydie Thompson – Photographer

Working with the talented and inspiring team at Nourish is an honour!

I love photographing fresh exciting recipes that use local seasonal ingredients.

I’m obsessed with photography and enthusiastic about continually learning. I’ve a Bachelor of Media Arts Degree (photography major) gained from WINTEC in the days of film and 20 years experience behind the camera. My background is in editorial photography, with many years spent working for both newspapers & magazines. Along with photographing events and portraits I’m a mum living in Papamoa with my husband and two little girls.


HollyRussell Portrait for web (1 of 1)

Holly Russell – Photographer

I am multi-disciplinary maker with a passion for food, interiors and lifestyle imagery. I’m committed to capturing authentic images that are subject driven and responsive to the scene.

I enjoy working in the team environment at Nourish HQ, alongside stylists, writers, designers and chefs. A shoot day can go by surprisingly fast when we are absorbed in the details and in pursuit of the perfect image!



Nikki Crutchley – Proofreader

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


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Mrs Goodness

I’m an architecturally trained secondary school teacher, turned mum, who has become very passionate about the idea of living a ‘good’ life. For me, this means a fulfilling, healthy life, which is not experienced at the expense of others. I strive to make daily lifestyle choices that are ethical, responsible, practical, and sustainable – for me, for my family, for my community, and for our environment. My blog, Mrs Goodness, is my way of sharing my experiences and ideas, and hopefully inspiring others to make positive changes to their lives.



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.