• Aidan Bennett, Christine Young, Heather Vermeer, Crystal Sharp.
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It's spring! Who's pleased?

It seems everyone’s ready for it; a change of season, a welcome in of the longer days, warmer nights, a fresh start. 

Reasons for excitement this season include the mighty All Blacks gracing our Shore for an epic battle with the ever-feisty Springboks. The All Blacks v South Africa test match will be held this month at the QBE Stadium on Saturday 16th and promises to be a sell-out. You’ll need to move fast to get a seat to see our international rugby icons live in our own backyard. Aidan looks ahead to the game in this September issue.

We love to encourage local residents to shop locally and support our Shore businesses from hospitality to health, trades to technology, finance to fashion. And fashion is an sector we turn towards in this issue, given the seasonal crossover.  We show off some of the styles to be seen around the Shore this spring, all from our local retailers. Pack away the black! (Apart from on the 16th, of course.) 

A local hero to emerge this winter, is Andy Maloney. The young Murrays Bay Club sailor won a place on Emirates Team New Zealand, and won the America’s Cup. He talks to our sport-mad publisher Aidan about all that entailed. Share in his winning journey in this issue. 

Our Shop the Shore pages reflect the season with fresh greens, yellows and white to inspire your gift or personal shopping this month. And, as always, we have heaps of people pictured in our pages. See who’s been spotted ‘out & about’ this month. 

Keep it positive this spring.

Heather