• The Channel Mag publishing and sales team (minus design dynamo Crystal), from left: Aidan Bennett, Kim McIntosh and Liz Cannon.
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A lot of Post Covid Positivity

Welcome to our August 2021 issue of Channel Mag. Another great issue celebrating all the good things happening on the North Shore.

In this issue we have three particularly interesting features. One celebrates 25 years of the Bruce Mason Centre. Christine Young looks back how the community played such a big part in the establishment of this wonderful facility back in the 90s. Heather Barker Vermeer catches up with Devonport local, celebrity and ‘resident builder’ Peter Wolfkamp, fresh from his latest stint on The Block. Following on from our focus on supporting local enterprise we talk to five local business people in our ‘Post Covid Positivity’ feature about their experience during this challenging period and how they are tackling the future. Some good reading.
Retirement living is also a focus in this issue. It is a fact that we live in the best place in the world and only natural that people would want to retire in comfort here and enjoy everything living north of the Harbour Bridge offers. We have some fantastic retirement facilities on the North Shore and proudly highlight many of these in this issue.
We love celebrating success and achievement, so are looking forward to the special event coming up at Eventfinder Stadium (North Shore Events Centre) in October, recognising one of the Shore’s favourite sons, Sir Wayne Shelford. ‘National Tribute – Wayne Shelford’ will be a great night. Information is in this issue.
Channel Mag always has something for everyone and this issue is no different. Highlights from the community in our Out and About pages; tasting offerings in Eating Out on the Shore; advice from many sector specialists with interesting columns; shopping snippets in Shop the Shore; news from many local schools and the education sector; and grizzles from Gundry!
Happy reading, don’t forget to prepare for spoiling dad on Fathers Day in early September - we’ve got some great gift ideas in this issue.

Aidan Bennett, QSM
Publisher, Channel Magazine
Managing Director, Benefitz
Email: aidan@benefitz.co.nz