Going Native

Ricky Panhuis often gets asked, “What native plants can I plant on my property?” The first thing he asks is “Where in Mangawhai do you live?” 

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Junction Mag
The Oaks On Neville

One of the newest and exciting places to pop up in Warkworth township has been ‘The Oaks on Neville’. Offering its residents a prime location to relax into retirement and enjoy the amenities on their doorstep. 

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Junction Mag
Touchstone Marble And Granite

Touchstone Marble and Granite brings the raw beauty of natural stone benchtops to kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces across the region. After years of flying under the radar, their new showroom is now open to customers with a taste for something unique.

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Junction Mag
Stuart Devenie

“Possessed of a marvellous voice, a fierce intelligence and a wonderfully dry humour,” is how the Artistic Director of the Auckland Theatre Company, Colin McColl describes Stuart Devenie, this year’s Artistic Director of the Waipu Museum Art’nTartan Wearable Art Awards Contest and Show. The acquisition of Stuart is a major triumph for the museum for this, it’s ninth annual contest.

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ProfileJunction Mag
Made By Nature, Boosted By Science

There are many ‘natural’ skincare companies in the world, but surprisingly, there are just a handful that grow their own ingredients, and even fewer who apply biodiscovery to discover new-to-the-world ingredients. One of those is Snowberry, and the ‘Snowberry Gardens’ are located close to Matakana. 

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SpotlightJunction Mag
Peter Bradburn

A tui sounds clear liquid notes and a wood pigeon flaps over the orchard as we walk down a neat path to Peter Bradburn’s studio. Wasps buzz drunkenly around overripe grapes and rain-blown figs. Beauty and decay; perfect for a painter.

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ArtJunction Mag
Lottie’s Soul Food Depot

“If I can make a difference in people’s lives, I’ll put it out there on the plate. The food looks beautiful because that’s my passion for what I do. It oozes my philosophy of wellness. You feel energised the moment you look at it.”

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SavourJunction Mag
Kids Can Cook!

Have you ever searched for a kids' cookbook and felt frustrated at the simplistic nature of what is on offer? Often assuming that kids are novices in the kitchen or know nothing of everyday kitchen utensils? 

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SavourJunction Mag
Something Old, Something New…

“It’s amazing what you can do with a rectangle.” And I am amazed as I stand inside Wendy and Neville’s beautiful, rectangular home tucked away in Grange Street. I have always been a great admirer of a simple shape, well-positioned for the sun, and elegantly finished. This house epitomises that aesthetic.

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DesignJunction Mag
Rui Ceramics

Emma Zhang is a young potter based in Warkworth who grew up in Shenzhen, China. Since discovering clay as a medium, through which she can express her creativity, she has quickly become part of the local craft scene and is grateful for the help she has received to further her interest.

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FeatureJunction Mag
Thinking Inside The Box

For Maria and Joe Artho of NZ IN A BOX®, creating memory card games of New Zealand was an easy decision. Both have travelled to far corners of the world, but to them, Aotearoa – New Zealand will be their forever home.

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SpotlightJunction Mag
Oil And Clay

“I’m inspired by people, 'love them to draw; they have personality, an expression or a posture to capture. But even my still lifes have personality - they move and flow, they’re alive too.”

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ArtJunction Mag
One-In-A-Million Pavilion

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.

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DesignJunction Mag
Salty River Farm

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.

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FeatureJunction Mag