About Gather Magazine

Gather Magazine is a luxe, bi-monthly, lifestyle publication championing Northland, New Zealand. We are about gathering together and curating the very best from 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 more than just a Northland magazine, we find people from all over New Zealand, and the world, who are all commonly connected to our region in some way. People that are passionate, creative and you may not have heard of before.

Filled with feature profiles, design, architecture, fashion, shopping, food, art, culture, interiors, weddings, DIY and select events through intelligently written, deep and interesting articles. Produced by a team of professionals, Gather Magazine delivers an image rich publication, with stunning, contemporary photography and styling.

 

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

 

Limited numbers of complimentary copies are available from hand-chosen locations in central Auckland, Mangawhai and Whangarei, purchase a copy from our online store, or one of our North Island retailers or subscribe to have a copy delivered to your door every 2 months.

Meet Gather

Gather magazine is led by Jessica Whiting, and she is supported by a team of dedicated freelance professionals. Predominately based in Mangawhai, the contributing team is made up of expert writers, photographers and stylists from all over the upper North Island.

Jessica Whiting

Editor in Chief + Creative Director

Gather Magazine has been a project 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 extensive career as an Art Director, Graphic Designer and Photographer. A keen writer herself, Jessica has written for her own lifestyle blog, Foxes Blog, for nearly 10 years.

 

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.

 

Running Gather Magazine alongside her Mangawhai based design studio, Oh Gosh, has allowed Jessica to combine her love of beautiful content, photography and strong design to uplift businesses, in one stunning place. It is now through Gather Magazine, she creates an outlet that combines all her skills and design flair together in one place.

 

The future of Gather Magazine is a bright one, Jessica is dedicated to bringing our readers inspirational content that will get people excited about our beautiful slice of Northland. She is dedicated to working with inspiring people, passionate about what we do, each member of our team runs their own successful businesses alongside the work they do for Gather.

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Our Team

Ramari Heperi

Sales & Account Manager

Ramari is a true Northlander. Originally from Whangarei, she has lived in Auckland, Wellington and throughout the Matakana Coast, and has now settled back into the north, tackling a pivotal role within Gather Magazine.

 

She brings a wealth of extensive sales experience to team Gather, with over 10 years of sales experience, and having previously worked with national brands such as NZ Post and Lexus Nexis. Ramari thrives on problem solving and relationship building, she is a champion for Gather Magazine advertisers, always looking to see where we can help.

 

Being able to live in her home area and work with a brand like Gather is a dream come true for Ramari. It allows her to incorporate her passions for design, fashion and business with the lifestyle we all love here in Northland.

Kirsty Millar

Lead Editor

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, with her copywriting business, Dot Writes. Kirsty has two decades of marketing and advertising experience behind her, backed by a love of our region and the fascinating people within it.

 

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

Chantelle Campbell

Food Editor

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. She now operates the hugely in demand and highly popular business, Food by Chantelle.

 

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 as our freelance Food Editor.

Our Contributors

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Adrian Daniel

Photographer

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

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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.

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Holy Jean Brooker

Features Writer

Writing for some of NZ’s top magazines, Holly is based in Auckland running her own marketing agency. She has a long love affair with our region, growing up here as a child, and loves her Northland roots.

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

Gather Magazine® is 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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