About Gather Magazine

Gather Magazine is a luxe, bi-monthly, lifestyle publication championing North Auckland and Northland in 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 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 the North. 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.


Read a copy in your favourite café or salon, purchase a copy from our online store, or one of our nationwide retailers or you can 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. Based in and around 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.

Our Regular Contributing Team

Jo Barrett

Account Manager

Based in the beautiful Hokianga Harbour, Jo is a key member of the Gather team and works hard to look after a selection of our advertising clients. Having worked in publishing for over 10 years, she enjoys helping brands gain exposure and loves to combine beautiful design with marketing.

Jenny Ling

Features Writer

Jenny boasts 14 years of experience working in print and online media. Now settled in Kerikeri, she has thrown off the shackles of news writing in favour of human interest, lifestyle, health, property and gardening stories. Jenny loves the unique Far North region and wants to write about it all.

Jess Burges


Based in Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, Jess is a passionate photographer having worked in the industry for over 20 years. She loves to capture the realness of her subjects and spends time with her husband and children between taking snaps.

Zane Torkington
Zane Torkington


Originally from Leigh on the Matakana Coast, Zane is a keen surfer and is passionate about travel, music and entertainment, he has a relaxed and conversational writing style that flows well, and we love to read. Zane writes for Gather alongside being a successful and knowledgeable mortgage broker.

Adrian Daniel


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

Dalong Ye-Lee
Dalong Ye-Lee

Photographer & 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.

Holy Jean Brooker


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.

Kate Taylor


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.

Karina Williams


With an eye for detail and a way with words, Karina’s role within the Gather team is vital! She ensures every i is dotted and t is crossed and minimal errors find their way onto our pages. Based in Mangawhai, Karina runs her own online businesses and is an amazing mum of two.

Tegan Dunn


Having worked as a freelance writer for a number of years, Tegan has a special passion for our local stories. Originally from Kerikeri, she is now based half the time in Mangawhai and the other in the Bay of Islands. She has a relaxed and personal writing style that often feels lyrical and well considered.

Jean Raleigh


With a penchant for being called a jack-of-all-trades, Jean loves to write quick-witted and bite-size features inspired by her background as a blogger. She is originally from the UK and settled in Northland after falling in love with the area (and her husband). Her writing style is concise and friendly and we love her fun-sized contributions!

Rosie Clements


Based in the beautiful area of Whangarei Heads, Rosie is a considered writer. She loves to turn her hand to anything. From wellness to delicious food places to try, self-care and architecture she is a writing chameleon. Rosie loves to explore our region and see what might be just around the corner.

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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