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Features Issue 155 / June 2019

Nelson Tasman and Marlborough’s magazine

24 Chambers of commerce Helping businesses network and thrive is an important role for chambers of commerce. Lynda Papesch talks to members and executives to understand more about this apolitical organisation

30 Hanmer Springs An alpine wonderland awaits in and around Hanmer Springs, says Sadie Hooper

38 Global gin revival ‘Mother’s Ruin’ is enjoying a global revival, with craft distillers pushing creative boundaries. Sophie Preece talks to some of the Top of the South distillers

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45 Caring to the end We all know we’ll die, yet few of us face the reality. Sarah Nottage shares her own loss, and meets the Nelson Tasman Hospice people who ease our last days INTERVIEWS

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My Big Idea The Nelson Mountain Bike Club plans to bring a round of the Enduro World Series to Nelson. Paul Jennings and Belinda Crisp expand

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18 The Interview – Brent Thawley Debbie Hannan talks to Brent Thawley who has been tasked with guiding the Nelson Arts Festival into the future

20 Local Connection Tiffany had reached a point of no return with drugs. Yoga helped her to step back, she tells Sarah Nottage

22 Event Showcase The sixth Marlborough Book Festival is sure to continue a history of charming writers and readers alike, says festival trustee Sophie Preece

102 My Education Olivia (Qin) Wang is in her final year of a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. She speaks with Hannah Dawson about life as an international student in Nelson 4

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Profile for WildTomato

WildTomato June 2019  

Local Distilleries | New Hospice | Hanmer Springs | Marlborough Book Festival | Mountain Bike Club | Arts Festival Trust | Fashion Finery |...

WildTomato June 2019  

Local Distilleries | New Hospice | Hanmer Springs | Marlborough Book Festival | Mountain Bike Club | Arts Festival Trust | Fashion Finery |...