• Members of the Channel Mag team: Aidan Bennett with Tui, Kim McIntosh and Liz Cannon.

Warmth is just around the corner

Welcome to our August 2022 issue of Channel Magazine. For me August is always a month when I feel like summer is just around the corner. Things are still a little chilly, but warmer weather is just a matter of weeks away.

That’s why we decided to look forward to Summer Holiday Breaks in this issue. We have provided our own special places where we love to go for a summer break and have also asked a few prominent Shore people to give us theirs. Roll on summer!
In this 112 page issue (116 pages including cover) there is lots of reading for everyone. I constantly get great feedback on this FREE magazine that it really is loaded with content, and we make no apology for that. It is a magazine for the whole community.
Christine Young has done a very good interview in this issue on the Shore’s newest Dame. Dame Judy McGregor lives in Devonport. Christine chats to Dame Judy to make readers well aware of why this exceptional local was recognised with this high honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022.
I have enjoyed doing two special features for this issue. Being rugby mad I caught up with Pete White – cheekily called Peter O’White for this feature – about his recent experience touring with the victorious Irish rugby team in New Zealand. Looking after visiting teams is something Pete’s been doing since 2002 and he loves it. Mental health is a hot topic in 2022 and one local, Baywater’s Sue Kohn-Taylor, is leading the way at the top of the cliff on this issue with her Mental Fitness business. My chat with Sue in this issue may inspire readers to adopt a more proactive approach to looking after their own mental fitness or encouraging friends and family.
Father’s Day is coming up early next month so we have asked some prominent local politicians about their plans for the special day and what September 4th will mean for them.
Have a great August and make sure you spoil Dad on Fathers Day!
Kia nui a Akuhata

Aidan Bennett, QSM
Publisher, Channel Magazine
Founder & MD, Benefitz
Email: aidan@benefitz.co.nz