A selection of published work.



Guide To Cladding Options and Materials. Builderscrack.co.nz

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home.

External cladding covers and insulates your home. Building code requirements since 2004 require a dry cavity behind your cladding, further protecting your home from rainwater. Recent news has exposed a flaw in New Zealand law: cladding is only required by law to have a 15-year lifespan… Read on


This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Hole (and what to do about it). Builderscrack.co.nz

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage…

What damage could my guttering be causing?

  • A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia.
  • Poor drainage can create problems for your driveway.
  • Water damage can cause the timber in your roof to weaken and rot.


  • Water can wick its way horizontally… Read on


Why Hydration Matters, The Upside to Aging.com

Human beings are about 60% water. We need to replace that water regularly; 6-8 glasses a day and more in hot weather. Most of us, if we’re honest, will own up to not drinking enough. Dehydration is more than being thirsty, however. It is severe and can be fatal. What then, about our elderly loved ones, who may not remember to drink enough, or who may have become cognitively or physically impaired? What are the effects of dehydration on the elderly and what can be done to prevent it? … more

Me Time – Family Times, Autumn 2019 issue

I hurt today. In a good way, I promise. You see, it’s Tuesday, and I take a ballet class every Monday night. I have danced since I was five. It is the one constant love in my life that is truly good for me (as opposed to, say, chocolate or musicians). So, on Monday nights I work hard, and on Tuesday I hurt. I also feel energised, positive, and strong – a feeling that lasts several days… more



Fiddler on the Roof, Kirwee, 7th August 2019

Kirwee Community Hall is the seemingly unlikely setting for the tale of a poor Russian Jewish man and his trials. He has five daughters to marry off, modern ideas are encroaching his pastoral life, and that’s just the start of his troubles. The themes of love, generational conflict and the struggle between tradition and change explored in Fiddler on the Roof are universal, whether in rural 1905 Russia, modern day Kirwee, or anywhere in between…. more

Les Miserables, Christchurch, September 2018

If you already have your tickets for Showbiz Christchurch’s production of Les Misérables, then you are fortunate. If not, what are you thinking? Hurry while they are available. Les Mis, as it’s affectionately called, has run continuously in London since 1985 and toured globally. It is more than a musical, it’s a cultural phenomenon. Which it almost has no right to be… more