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Plenty of Warmth this Winter

 There’s a nip in the air of course as July takes hold, but there’s no shortage of warmth here on the Shore. Each month we feature some incredible local people and, this month, we have some heart-warmers!

Meet local ‘Wild Boy’ Brando Yelavich who, in February 2013 set off on an epic adventure to walk around the entire coastline of New Zealand and survive ‘in the wild’. It was a pleasure to meet this intrepid young guy back on his Shore home turf ahead of this issue, and our story by new contributing writer Rebecca Jones conveys some of the highs and lows of his life-changing journey. 

He had a simple idea to ‘get out there’ and do something amazing to learn more about himself and life. His self-belief and perseverance have reaped huge rewards for him developing as a young adult and he has a great story to tell.  

Another story full of heart is our feature on Tina Cross and her passion for the Women’s Refuge cause, to tie in with the cause’s annual awareness month in July. Tina shares her reasons for choosing to become an ambassador for this charity with us in this issue, and reveals her plans for a countrywide cafe tour, as well as letting us in on her new song and album. 

There are few occasions that spread warmth as much as weddings do, and this month we’re pleased to introduce a new wedding feature. Supported by distinguished diamond expert Adrian Turner and his talented team at Fifth Avenue Diamond Jewellers in Shore City, this feature will share with readers photos of Shore newlyweds.  If you know someone on the Shore who has recently married please get in touch, we’d be delighted to feature their photo! 

Our Channel People Q & As shine a light on locals in our community, and include this month a senior Shore lady who is petite in stature but a heavyweight in the local community.  Joan Lardner-Rivlin is involved with over a dozen community organisations and has spent a lifetime bringing people together through her numerous community roles. She is a glowing example of the warmth and energy that exists on the Shore, at all ages, and in all seasons.  

Enjoy July.


by Heather Vermeer