Behind the Market

Words Denise Irvine, Images Whether you are one of the first at Cambridge’s Victoria Square, with your market bag at the ready, or one to lie in on a Sunday and roll on into the Hamilton Market for a coffee and peruse it can be easy to take for granted the work of the Waikato […]

Peplers Fine Foods

Words Denise Irvine Images Brydie Thompson It is a testing time at Peplers Fine Foods, in the nicest possible way. The Te Kauwhata condiment company is trialling some new products, and this morning they’re lined up on the front counter for a run through. There are three vinaigrettes and two pastes, five helpings of flavour […]

Shining a Light on Great Design

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan Images Ashlee DeCaires They say birds of a feather flock together. This is evident when you see local companies like Treetown Kitchens and Mr Ralph Lighting working together, businesses that not only complement each other but hold the same values and outlook. Rachel Williamson, owner of Mr Ralph, worked with Kevin Middlemiss […]

St Kilda Store

It’s a warm, sunny day in the new East Cambridge suburb of St Kilda. The streets and parks are buzzing with families on bikes and scooters, couples walking dogs, and pensioners out for their morning constitutionals.   At the St Kilda Store, sisters Johanna and Eleanor are hard at work and visibly enjoying themselves. The […]