Celene Busher and Darnell Nepia have built their dream home on a one hectare lifestyle block in Algies Bay, and they are very happy with the result. “It’s the Kiwi dream really – that’s how I feel about it,” says Celene.
Daryn, Louise and their two boys started their adventure five years ago when they shifted from their Waiheke Island home of nearly 17 years and bought their little farm in Tauhoa, calling it Salty River Farm because it sits on a tidal arm of the Kaipara.
Carl Thompson is a rising star on the drifting scene. Only two years into professional racing, he’s already in the pro-series and placing as one of the top ten drivers in New Zealand. But he’s certainly not new to cars.
The three shows on at The Vivian this month are as diverse as you can get. From goddesses to a genuine rock god, and with some lovely weirdness along the way, it’s a dreamy rollercoaster of concepts, colour – and political comment.
I have long been a fan of beautiful Matakana, New Zealand’s very own slow living capital and one of my favourite places to get away to that is less than an hour’s drive from my home in Central Auckland.
Our cover girl this issue is Matakana’s very own green goddess, Trish Allen. Trish is an environmental educator and freelance permaculture teacher who loves nothing better than talking rubbish over a keep-cup of coffee.