One of the beautiful things about life, is that we discover new things which we love. South Australian photographer, Tahnee Granger, tells us how she became a photographer and talks with us about finding purpose, courage and laughing your way … Continue reading Foraging Fields: Take five with South Australian photographer, Tahnee Granger
At Omika, we seek to inspire others – it’s one of our most important values. Today, we spend a moment, in awe, with Rebekah Petty, principal dancer with the Victorian State Ballet. Rebekah, tell us a bit about you. My … Continue reading Never, ever give up: principal dancer, Rebekah Petty.
Today is World Music Day. A few years ago, I met this young, jaw dropping individual who not only studied nursing, midwifery AND interior design, but at the ripe old age of 25 is the Founding Director of West Coast … Continue reading From Midwifery to Music – Founding Director Kathryn Raats
This Friday is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Omika aims to help women live courageous, purpose driven lives – living courageously manifests in many ways, such as standing for what is right. Whilst this national day … Continue reading I’m Not Clay – Bullying No Way
We are honoured to feature a guest post by Ariel Pearse, Miss Tourism International 2016/17. Ariel has lived in both Auckland and Brisbane, she is studying social entrepreneurship and has volunteered for eighteen months as a missionary for The Church … Continue reading International Women’s Day
It’s Book Week! Many of us are scrambling madly to find costumes for our little ones, as schools embark on their annual tradition of the Book Week parade… or perhaps you’re a teacher and are lucky enough to dress up … Continue reading Book Week!
In our lives we all have life changing experiences that we will remember for life – Ariel Pearse was recently selected as a top 6 finalist in Miss World New Zealand 2016. We asked Ariel to share what she learnt from the experience. Ariel, did you ever imagine you would be competing in the Miss World competition? What were your reasons for entering? I’ve always known that it was an attractive option for someone who wants to get involved with charity on an international scale. It was one of the avenues I wanted to take in order to learn more … Continue reading Be Authentic: an interview with Ariel Pearse
It was our pleasure to catch up with Ariel Pearse, Miss World New Zealand 2016 Finalist. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Ariel lived in both New Zealand and Brisbane Australia, before embarking on eighteen months of volunteer work as a … Continue reading Ariel Pearse – Miss World New Zealand 2016 Finalist
The moment I met Gustavia I knew we would be great friends. What I didn’t know was that behind her warmth was a story that would inspire, encourage and give hope. The past has a way of shaping us into … Continue reading New Beginnings: Gustavia Lui, Founder of Staavias
Running. A single word that conjures up feelings of exhilaration, peacefulness, strength… or perhaps, dread, exhaustion, wide eyed confusion? For a few years, I had a New Year’s resolution to “become a runner” – why? Not only did I want … Continue reading A perfect fit: Running with Naomi Ellis
At eleven years old, Juliette Jones was faced with the tragic loss of her grandfather, Nonno, who passed away due to Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Motor Neurone Disease is known in many parts of the world as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis … Continue reading Funding a cure: Twelve year old Juliette Jones turning lemons into leMoNaiD
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting Patrice Tipoki Arkins, currently starring as Fantine in Les Miserables. Patrice was nominated for a prestigious Helpmann Award for her performance as Fantine, and has recently announced that she will grace the stage … Continue reading Patrice Tipoki Arkins: starring as Fantine at London’s West End!