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  • July 24, 2023

On a breezy summer day at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), we sat down in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden with gardener, Katie Bronson to revive our interview series, NYC Makers. Before her career of more than 18 years as a gardener, Katie received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Pratt Institute and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Landscape Design from George Washington University. She now also has a certificate in Plant Identification from the New York Botanical Garden and teaches courses in plant identification and horticulture through The Garden’s initiative to continue environmental education. If you’ve ever

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  • July 21, 2023

If you’ve found recent furniture shopping to be an overwhelming process, you’re not alone.

With a flood of imported furniture pieces now on offer via social marketplaces and low cost furniture stores, the first differentiator one can fall back on is often whether an item is New Zealand made.

Buying locally made goods is already a life-time ethos for many Kiwis, but coming to terms with what can be spending, effectively the cost of a small car on furniture, can still take a moment to wrap your head around.

In the minds of many, New Zealand made equals designer and

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