The Cover Story Giveaway

Every good story evolves and this summer edition of Hazed includes the evolution of our cover. This is our very first cover shoot! In it we wanted to celebrate all of the things we love about Summer.

The stars of the cover want to treat you to your very own Kiwi summer experience. Yes, to celebrate, we are giving away the gorgeous pieces you see featured on the cover!
So what are the prizes?
  • Blue Koru platter from Borrowed Earth. 
  • Red table runner from Pauanesia.
  • Pacifica cushions, placemat and napkin set from Bluebell Club. 
  • Wooden spoon from Hibiscus Reloved Furniture. 
  • Hessian print plates, green platters and the milk bottle vase from Factory Ceramics. 
  • Green bowl with cross by Dotty Bits. 
  • Flying Kereru brooch by Native Creative. 
  • Child's apron by Redflax. 
  • An annual subscription to Hazed magazine. 
Drawn on Christmas Eve - one lucky winner is going to have a lovely Christmas surprise. 

My world

Caitlyn Jenner says the hardest thing about being a woman is deciding what to wear...

Cassidy Boon is suing the guy who saved her from drowning for rape...


Do these women understand the true struggles that so many of our gender face? We have so many empowered women working so hard to create gender equality to improve the lives of the women of the third world countries who live such difficult lives.

And these women go and behave like this?

A part of me doesn't expect any less of a Jenner - after all the Jenner/Kardashian family is one built upon the world of consumerism, when you are taught by women like that how can you grow and develop without learning any differently.

And I honestly don't know enough about the Cassidy story - perhaps it's legit. But from the roasting she's receiving in social media it's hard to see it as legit. Ah. The power of social media.

My world as a woman is similar to that of many of my readers. I take pride in being a woman in being me.

But what does being me mean?

Like Jenner I love deciding what to wear, putting on a nice dress and heels, doing my hair and face and feeling beautiful. But I feel just as empowered in trackies and a pony tail. Something I know my forbearers didn't have the luxury or choice of doing. Woman wore dresses after all, nothing less.

I also love having a career, working the 9-5 in the finance industry whilst also raising my precious son. But, once upon a time I wouldn't have had this choice - I wouldn't have been able to leave my son so young to continue my career. I wouldn't have had the choice to work creatively. I would have been at home tending and raising.

For me tending and raising lead to post-natal depression, I lost the ability to function. How many of those before us didn't have the choice to return to routine instead of stay lost in this haze? Or altogether lost.

There was also a choice to become a single Mother rather than stay in an unhealthy relationship. I know even today this isn't a choice granted to many women and was once upon unheard of and considered irresponsible.

I love my hobbies - my ability to work with indies throughout New Zealand, watching their businesses flourish and grow whilst they support their families with their creative incomes. Once upon a time this wasn't considered normal. I'm so glad it's considered normal now.

I'm grateful I get to be me. I'm grateful that so many before me thought hard so I could live this life. I'm grateful that so many are fighting hard to make this life a reality for all.

I just wish some voices wouldn't be so loud and damaging, and I know... that by just writing this it is giving further voice to those I wish didn't have one.

NewCity Market

Daylight savings brings with it the feel of summer, tourists are returning to the square, the trams are often full and we've seen the start of the cruise ship season.

Our stall holders are already starting to recognise success with a couple already reporting four figure days this early in the season!

We're on the lookout for more stall holders willing to give it a go - it's already been proven that with the right conditions, stellar blue sky, mix of products suitable for the tourist market and a willing and proactive attitude results are possible.

Want to try? Want to know more? Email us....

When MOJO matters

Recently I posted about my lack of mojo and with it came a barrage of understanding from my fellow creatives, a general understanding that you know what I'm feeling and that you've been there too.

So, I had a thought - what if we started a monthly catch up.

Every 'Third Tuesday of the Month' I'll be at C1 Espresso at 185 High Street ready to 'hang' with whoever wishes to 'hang' from 7pm.

Come with your craft... or don't.
Come with your husband... or don't.
Come with your child... or don't.
Come with your mojo... or don't.

It'll be super casual, no need to book in - if no one shows up I'll be happy for the hour or two of peace and quiet.

I know I'm shy. I know I'm awkward in social situations. I know people think I'm a snob because I don't buy into 'small talk'... If you're like me and tend to avoid these sorts of things, don't stress - come talk to me and we can be awkward together!

The aim of doing this, is to provide a space where you can come with the aim of finding your mojo, finding your community and start breaking down those cliques.

First one - 20th October - I'll be there with my iPad looking lame and curious about who might show up, so come and surprise me.

Just not in a 'Tinder Date Surprise' kind of way!

NewCity Market

NewCity Market is seeking expressions of interest from stallholders keen to be involved in the return of a Central City Tourist Market/bazaar to Cathedral Square this spring/summer season.

Cathedral Square has always been the heart and geographical hub of Christchurch/Ōtautahi and long been seen as the most ideal location for an inner city market.

The buildings are down on the north and this unique tourist destination, bathed in all day sun is now available for those that consider they have the right products and determination and wish to seize this new opportunity. 

If you are interested email:

Contributing to Hazed

Our magazine not only features New Zealand's indie design community - but it is also written by the community. We accept a variety of contributions for the magazine from all sorts of indie designers throughout New Zealand.

If you've ever considered writing content for a magazine we offer a great opportunity to get your 'foot in the door' with an acceptive and encouraging community.

How does it work? Pitch your idea to our team with just a few simple paragraphs outlining who or what you'd like to do, by sending an email to:

The contributions we look for can be varied in design and nature - such as:

  • Features about local designers and projects.
  • Q&A's with fascinating members of our community. 
  • Craft labs aka investigative research into ways our designers can further grow their businesses. 
  • DIY's, recipes and tutorials to help our reader's to live creative lives. 
  • Plus so much more... 
Once your pitch has been accepted be sure to follow the guidelines below...

Each piece must have:
  • Column name - all contributors have column names eg. Anarashii Wisdom, Upcycle It, Creative Business, Craft Lab etc. 
  • Title - generally two words, no more than four. 
  • Writer/Interviewer - tell us who is responsible for the words.
  • Photography/Images - tell us who is responsible for the images. 
  • For features about a designer: we need to know where to shop, Facebook page & email address. 
  • For features/articles written by you and not about a designer: we need to know your website and/or Facebook page. 
Pieces submitted without this core information unfortunately can not be accepted. 

We have a preferred layout of our DIY's and tutorials:
  • Introduction - generally a paragraph long. 
  • Starts with a 'You will need' list of ingredients and/or project requirements. Each ingredient should have a capital letter for consistency across all contributors.
  • Instructions - should be numbered 1, 2, 3 etc. To make it easy to follow the instructions. 
  • Conclusion - generally a paragraph long - but not necessary. Some projects may not require this step.
If you have any questions - please feel free to ask. If this is your first time contributing, please don't be scared - if you get it wrong, we won't bite. That's a promise! 

Summer is coming...

The summer edition of Hazed is already in the early stages of preparation, with the blue sky outside we can't help but get in the summer spirit.

We have a few ways for you to get involved in the Summer edition - so thought it a prime opportunity to have a chat with you about the plans and reach out to see if you were interested.

Advertising - we still have a few spots available, but you'll need to register your interest soon.
Half page advertisement - $50
Full page advertisement - $75

If you are interested please get in touch before 31st September

Cover Shoot Giveaway - we are shooting our very first cover for the Summer edition, and we are hosting a giant giveaway to celebrate. We are looking for sponsors with yellow or green pieces who would be interested in sponsoring a prize. Your product will be photographed and featured amongst the giveaway spread within the magazine.

If you are interested please get in touch asap - all products are being photographed on 24th September so we need to have them to us within the next week.

Contributors - we are looking for contributors interested in writing an article for this edition. It may be a feature, it may be a Q&A with a local indie, it may be a tutorial or it may be a gazillion other fabulous things.

If you are interested please get in touch asap - pages are filling fast and we only have limited spots available.

The summer edition is due out mid November, just in time for Christmas.

Enjoy this gorgeous weather! We are sure looking forward to seeing loads more of it!