• The Channel Magazine team, back: Tanya Rotherham, Crystal Sharp, Aidan Bennett with Tui, Bruce Craig. Front: Kim McIntosh, Nikki Davidson with Maisie.

Welcome to our March 2020 issue of Channel Magazine

What wonderful weather we have had over the past couple of months. It has provided us with a real opportunity to get out and enjoy the delights of living on the North Shore - the beaches and parks.

I have been working at Benefitz for a few years, and have moved across to work on Channel Magazine in the past year. I am loving it. I have a background that includes publishing, so get a real kick out of helping Aidan and the team put together this monthly magazine that celebrates all the good things happening on the North Shore.
In this issue we have a focus on our young folk. Tim Bray Theatre Company has had a strong association with our magazine for a long time, so it is great that we are able to feature their latest kids show – Greedy Cat, originally by Joy Cowley – on our cover. The show is on at The PumpHouse from early next month.
In our kids feature we highlight some of the kids who are shining on the Shore. Aidan talks to the 2019 Fianna Scholarship recipients, Shaquile and Nathen from Albany Senior High School and Christine catches up with the oustanding Cruz Erdmann of Westlake Boys who recently won the Junior Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award and is doing special things in marine conservation.
A particular task for me is coordinating the monthly content we receive from all the schools. I love doing this and reading about the impressive things happening in our local schools. We are fortunate to have many of the best schools in the country right here on the Shore. Our youngsters are spoilt for choice.
This issue has over 130 pages of good positive stuff – something for everyone. I trust you enjoy your March Channel Magazine as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Have a great March.

- Kim McIntosh
Channel & Benefitz team member

Issue 107 March 2020