Every year, our winter issue bares, on its covers, the faces of a select group of New Zealanders who have done exceptional things. Whether philanthropic or entrepreneurial, the careers of these individuals are marked, not only by extraordinary success but by the way in which their various pursuits are putting New Zealand on the world stage in some way or other.
This year, the covers feature seven Heroes — Paul Baragwanath (art consultant and cultural custodian), Tim Brown (co-founder of Allbirds and global leader in sustainable footwear), Jessica McCormack (renowned diamond artisan), Alex Magaraggia and James Calver (co-founders of eco-friendly food packaging company, Ecoware), Peter Beck (engineer extraordinaire and founder of Rocketlab) and Emilia Wickstead (fashion designer to some of the biggest names in the world) — each pictured in their own environments, their incredible stories profiled in the Heroes section of the magazine.
Following on from the profiles of the cover Heroes, is a comprehensive line-up of ‘Everyday Heroes’ — those in our community who are changing its urban landscape, supporting its people or working to shift our perspective on things like waste and education. These are the movers and shakers of Auckland and beyond who do not seek recognition but deserve it more than most.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we thought it altogether fitting for our winter issue to turn to Queenstown and its surrounding areas, undertaking a deep dive into the people and places propelling the region’s development into one of New Zealand’s most promising.
Of course, you’ll also find the latest and greatest in food (including a visual feast of Auckland’s most delectable desserts) as well as the new design trends to know about, a sleek Black Tie photoshoot with models dripping in Dior and Tiffany & Co. and the best cultural happenings to put into your calendar over the next few months. In our Navigator section, we take you to Norway for an inside look at the world’s biggest underwater restaurant, before transporting you to some of our favourite winter escape destinations (including one perfect for a family getaway).
Vast and varied, and featuring some of the most inspiring people to ever grace the pages of Denizen, this year’s Heroes issue is one you’ll want to devour cover-to-cover.
Denizen Heroes 2019 has six different covers, one for each Hero. Pick up your copy of the latest Denizen magazine from any good newsagent, or subscribe here.