24 days ago

One of Canterbury's oldest wineries started in a garage

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours, did you know...

Ivan Donaldson​ first planted a small vineyard in Canterbury soil in the seventies as a hobby.

The vineyard was one of the first ones to be planted in the region and quickly turned into a love of wine for the former neurologist, who sought to pursue winemaking as a full-time career.

This year, the family celebrates three decades since Ivan first released a Pegasus Bay vintage from his garage, with the responsibility now resting on eldest son and winemaker Mat Donaldson​, who has since produced the next 27 of the family’s 29 vintage wines.

The winery now exports to more than 25 countries.

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5 days ago

Do you remember the big snow of 1992?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Cantabs,

It was quickly dubbed “the big snow” and was the heaviest snowfall in three decades.

“Christchurch teetered on the brink of disaster yesterday as the worst snowstorm in 30 years first paralysed the city, then caused widespread flooding,” The Press reported on August 29, 1992.

Do you remember the big snow?

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19 hours ago

Join us for an inspiring evening of wallpaper!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

Learn about the latest wallpaper trends, how to choose the right wallpaper to suit your home and handy tips and tricks. In association with Aspiring Walls and Mason Handcrafted wallpaper.

On Tuesday 18 May 5.30pm – 7pm at Resene ColorShop, 234-236 Lichfield Street, Central Christchurch
OR
On Thursday 20 May 5.30pm – 7pm at Resene ColorShop, Unit 9, 4 Troup Drive, Tower Junction

FREE to attend.

Reserve your place for Tuesday 18 May today by emailing lichfieldst.colorshop@resene.co.nz with your name and phone number.

Reserve your place for Thursday 20 May today by emailing towerjunction.colorshop@resene.co.nz with your name and phone number.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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