In celebration of Country Life's 25th anniversary, we're resurfacing stories that have captured the interest of our listeners and readers over the years.
This 2008 piece about writer Christine Fernyhough's midlife change from the Auckland business world to a spectacular high country station in Canterbury is one of them...
Fernyhough left the city to become a farmer just four years before Cosmo Kentish-Barnes visited her at Castle Hill. In 2007, she published the bestselling The Road to Castle Hill: A High Country Love Story.
In 2019, Christine moved to 25 acres on the clay soils of Hakaru in Northland, an hour and a half north of Auckland.
For over 30 years, Christine Fernyhough has built an extraordinary collection of over 4,000 everyday objects of mid-century New Zealand craft, design and folk art. She talks to Jim about the collection.
Christine Fernyhough's Museum of the Everyday is a collection of objects related to New Zealand craft, design, folk art and social history.