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

13th year under way

Welcome to our June issue of Channel Magazine. This issue signals the start of our 13th year of publication, with the very first issue of the magazine published back in June 2010.

As I write this I am in my second day of isolation having fallen victim to Covid-19 after steering clear of it for quite some time. It seems that we have another wave at the moment. So far, so good. The symptoms just seem to be cold-like at present, but it’s early days!
In this issue we have a focus on retirement living as well as featuring winter fashion.
We love highlighting interesting local people and Heather Barker Vermeer has done an excellent cover story for this issue on Helen Klisser During. It’s a very interesting interview. I enjoyed putting together my piece on new Mairangi Bay School principal Nathan Janes and also having a chat with Scott Donovan of Life For Men in Takapuna. Retailing has never been harder, so Scott’s passion for his customers is always a breath of fresh air.
Despite Covid-19 still hanging around I have loved getting out to events that have come back over the past few weeks. The two North Harbour Club AIMES Awards functions during May were very special as was the ‘Bike to the Pump Track’ event at Narrow Neck to celebrate the new Devonport Rotary inspired pump track at Woodall Park. We feature both of these events in our popular ‘Out and About’ pages in this issue.
Once again there is lots to read in your monthly Channel Magazine. Enjoy, and have a great June.
Nga mihi arohanui.

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