About Gather Magazine

Gather Magazine is a luxe, bi-monthly, premium lifestyle publication championing Silverdale to Whangarei. We are about gathering together and curating the very best of our region, in one place. We are a personal recommendation to our readers.


We bring our readers the special places they wish they knew about, the people and businesses to inspire them and the very best spots to eat, shop and do. We are centrally focused around Mangawhai, Waipu, Matakana and Warkworth areas, and cover the upper North Island: all the way from Silverdale on the edge of Auckland, to Whangarei in the North.


Produced by a team of professionals, Gather Magazine delivers an image rich publication, with stunning, contemporary photography and styling.

We showcase interesting, creative and innovative businesses and people within and from our region. Filled with feature profiles, design, architecture, fashion, shopping, food, art, culture, interiors, weddings, DIY and events through intelligently written, interesting articles.


Gather Magazine is printed in full colour onto thick, professional stock and perfect bound. Designed to be beautiful and rival the best publications — our readers don’t want to let it go.


Free for a limited time, pick up a copy from one of our pick-up points, read online or subscribe to have a copy delivered to your door.

Meet the Gather Team

Gather magazine is made up of a team of dedicated professionals based in Mangawhai, complimented by expert contributing writers and photographers.

Jessica Whiting

Creative Director +
Editor in Chief
Kirsty Millar Gather Magazine

Kirsty Millar

Lead Editor
Chantelle Campbell Gather Magazine

Chantelle Campbell

Food Editor

Gather Magazine has been a project over 30 years in the making, one that Jessica has been wanting to create since she could hold a pencil. Jessica has a polite obsession for all things design which has guided her throughout her career as an Art Director, Graphic Designer and Photographer. Allowing her to bring creativity and passion to everything she touches.


A champion of local business, Jessica has been the driving force behind multiple creative endeavours, including the successful Auckland Fair designers market and The Workroom online creative business resource. She has an extensive rap sheet in marketing, working alongside some of New Zealand’s most recognised brands in her previous advertising life.


Jessica has written for her own lifestyle blog, Foxes Blog, for nearly 10 years and now through Gather Magazine, she creates an outlet that combines all her skills and design flair together in one place.

Kirsty showed wordy tendencies from a young age. Her stories bled off A5 exercise books and she never skimped on adjectives or drama. Fast-forward to now and she’s taken that passion to cool places. Kirsty has two decades of marketing and advertising experience behind her, backed by a love of our region and the fascinating people within it.


A little bit chameleon, she’ll adapt to any subject matter and can pull the best yarn out of anyone. She has a unique way of storytelling – fiercely, gently, soulfully, honestly, and always with true and genuine connection.


Prior to fulltime writing, Kirsty held marketing and strategy roles with Fonterra and other NZ household brands. She spent more than six years in advertising, working on global brands in account management positions – Auckland, Christchurch and London.


Her role with Gather is a writer’s dream, an opportunity to celebrate local people over a collection of punchy words.

Chantelle Campbell has developed her extensive career around her passion for food. She has been part of the food industry for over 14 years, and was the Catering Manager for her family’s successful Auckland based corporate catering business for 7 years.


In 2016, Chantelle and her family made the shift to beautiful Mangawhai, bringing along her love for food and an excitement for sharing her unique offering with the area.


Chantelle is passionate about the amazing local produce our region boasts, and loves to only feature the best ingredients from across our region. She incorporates these unique flavours into her demonstrations, catering and cooking lessons, and now is sharing those passions for taste with Gather Magazine readers.

Our Contributors

Adrian Daniel


Based in Whangarei, Adrian is an accomplished photographer. He has a clean, fresh style and works with local & international brands, generating beautiful content.

Kelly Evans

Architecture & Interiors

Kelly is passionate about beautiful homes and spaces, she writes for her nationally recognised blog, the Home Scene Journal, and is excited to share her finds with our readers.

Dalong Ye-Lee
Dalong Ye-Lee

Photographer & Features Writer

Dalong is a Mechanical Engineer living a double life as a photographer. He shoots fashion, product, food, automotive and events, and is passionate about sustainability.

Kate Taylor

Features Writer

Kate is a passionate, multi faceted writer. She writes for her own established website, One Take Kate, where she covers film, entertainment, lifestyle, travel and more.

If you would like to collaborate with Gather Magazine, get in touch…

Gather Magazine is a registered trade mark. Published by Oh Gosh Limited.

Proud member of the Magazine Publishers Association of New Zealand. ISSN 2537-9402 (Print) & ISSN 2537-9410 (Online)  


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