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The excitement is well underway as we go to print with our October issue...excitement for the Rugby World Cup gaining pace, the school holidays arriving, spring being in the air, and the general buzz of another summer on the Shore approaching.
Another buzz is around some of our main centres and how impressively they’re evolving. Takapuna continues to set the bar high with the influx of premium hospitality venues and recent architectural development; the opening up of the Main Beach area, the changes to Hurstmere Road with the Fortieth & Hurstmere laneway, and smash-hit restaurant Madam Woo breathing new life into Lake Road. And Milford is hot on its heels, attracting an ever-growing number of business and residents, and now, with the concept of apartment living gaining pace. This month, Channel Publisher Aidan Bennett delves into the plans for this apartment lifestyle in Milford. It appears a viable option, which seems to appease many parties, has been tabled and could see Milford lead the way as a modern, forward-thinking suburb into the 2020s.
As always, in this issue we chat to some of the great people who call the Shore home and celebrate the good in our ‘hood. Our ‘Out & About’ social pages have always been a popular part of the magazine, and we become increasingly inundated by the numbers of quality events to capture and celebrate here on the Shore. See who you can spot this month!
We had a great response to our Rugby World Cup issue featuring local All Black Jerome Kaino last month, and this month we feature a young Shore schoolboy who joined Jerome, Richie and the boys in London for their opening game. Running onto the field at Wembley, holding hands with Richie McCaw, was a hard-to-believe dream come true for young Jake Thornton.
Let’s hope the All Blacks can make another big dream come true this month...
Channel Magazine: Issuu 59 October 2015