Going Native with Maureen Young

Maureen first fell in love with plants in 1956, while in the sixth form at Warkworth District High School. “All the other 16-year-olds fell in love with Elvis Presley but I fell in love with a fern – Blechnum filiforme.

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Fantail, Tiny House

Jim, a master builder with over 40 years experience, and Shane, having lived in smaller spaces himself, came up with the idea to build their own tiny house – and so ‘The Fantail’ was born!

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8 wired – Playing Their Cards Right

For Søren and Monique Eriksen of 8 Wired brewery, few things go together like beer and poker. The couple were both students when they met at a charity fundraiser in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Søren who hails from Denmark, was an intern for the Danish embassy, and supporting himself through university by playing cards online. Monique was visiting her parents in the city where she’d spent some of her teenage years. 

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Totem Retreat

The sweeping north facing verandah and the light filtering through the trees are a perfect setting for a long evening in a home away from home, with friends on that verandah and bottomless glasses of wine.

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