Sally Dawson and Chris Moreton never planned to take up country life. The pair, both real estate agents, were happy in the city until a client purchased a four bay Victorian villa on a rear site in Greenlane, believed to have once belonged to Sir John Logan Campbell.
Pakiri Beach Holiday Park is about to begin a whole new chapter in its long life. The lovely old campground has lots of exciting new changes afoot that will bring it up to date without relinquishing its old-school charm.
Walking into the Sawmill Brewery on a cold Wednesday morning is a cheering experience. It’s not yet 8am, but the brewery is a hive of activity with staff stocking up, brewers striding around and some bracing heavy metal music blasting in the background (on Fridays, it’s all-day musicals).
Leigh artist and illustrator Miki Pogoni moves seamlessly between the different mediums of oil, ink, charcoal, graphite and digital. She has a unique style - but would rather not try to describe it. “I think I’ll just wait until someone else puts it in a category,” she says.
This grand old Warkworth villa seems to have been here forever, but in fact it was moved here from Epsom 30 years ago. Built in 1917 by a timber merchant who lavished his best kauri on it, it now has breathtaking views north to the bush-clad ramparts of Dome Valley.