Kia ora. Channel enters it’s ninth year in good health; with a seemingly endless crop of incredible people to share stories on and at an exciting time of growth.
This month we prepare to expand - rather like most of our team has done this holiday season. From March we will increase our distribution by 10,000 copies by extending our coverage right through the East Coast Bays area, including Browns Bay. This increase is a result of us receiving support and endorsement from the Browns Bay Business Association. We have a policy of working hand-in-hand with our progressive business associations to support local businesses and we are doing this with the Browns Bay association.
To support this expansion Kath Allen, one
of our team members and a Shore local, will bolster Channel’s presence as a point of contact for The Bays area, as well as Milford. Kath has considerable experience in the media industry and is excited about helping us grow the magazine in 2018 and beyond.
This rst issue of 2018 looks at what it means to be a millennial and what some of the Shore people who t within this generational bracket are
doing to follow their passions.
Our cover was shot at Fortieth & Hurstmere
in Takapuna; a favourite haunt of the Shore millennials, which has been buzzing over the holiday season. The six millennials we chatted
to have inspired us with their self-awareness, positivity and drive to make the most of their lives.
Continuing on the millennials theme, we
have Northside magazine printed on the reverse of Channel, creating this double (208 page) magazine for February. This annual North Harbour Club publication again shines a light on Shore young people, this time as a celebration of AIMES Award winners. Every year, the depth and breadth of awesomeness is staggering. If you’re in need of some early year inspiration and motivation, then read some of these stories. They provide a timely reminder that the sky’s the limit if you’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of your passion.
We hope that Channel continues to sprinkle a healthy dose of positivity into readers’ lives throughout 2018 (Gundry’s
Grumbles an exception).
- Heather, Editor