Let’s face it, since we’ve all been staying home and staying safe our screen time has increased exponentially. And with the noise of COVID-19 dominating our feeds, we thought we would pull together a list of 10 local Manawatū based accounts that are helping us see the light during this crazy time.

Who?

A Manawatū based wife and mum of two, Jordan Whittaker shares a mix of family bliss (and chaos), creative shots combining photography and graphic design, and all-round good vibes.

Why follow?

Her new obsession with Tik Tok will make you smile and laugh!

 

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Who?

Reuben is a Foxton based artist, who has recently opened his own gallery and espresso bar. Reuben’s feed is primarily made up of self-shot video and imagery of the local beaches but is interspersed with his gorgeous family and great cups of coffee 

Why follow? 

His calming content of sea, earth and sky will soothe any COVID-19 related headaches.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who?

An ex-Feilding local, this Peaceful Plant Eater shares a variety of healthy, vegan meals – always accompanied with the recipe and always with that clean, crisp aesthetic that we wish our kitchen had after we’ve spent hours cooking up a storm!

Why follow?

Her stories allow you to ‘tap’ along and join in the fun of making delicious, healthy comfort food – exactly what we need right now!

 

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Who?

Hailing from a dairy and beef farm, located between Levin and Otaki, Kristy – the Editor of Shepherdess Magazine – brings together all the best bits of rural living. If you’re more of a hard copy type person, this account is the digital version of a new magazine that was launched in March and is still available to buy online now! Check it out.

Why follow?

You’ll feel connected to women and families living all over the country, and maybe even learn a thing or two as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As the handle suggests, Blair and Becs are a husband and wife design and build duo. With three kids and a house reno on the go, they have their hands full and enjoy letting their followers in on the fun.

Why follow?

With current reno shots, past completed projects and a few inspo pics in the mix for good measure – this is an account that will keep you grounded and focused on what’s truly important.

 

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Who?

Storyteller, recipe developer, photographer and food stylist extraordinaire, Christall Lowe is the woman behind Style Tales. Sharing gorgeous photos of food and family from her Feilding based home, Christall’s instagram feed is a work of art.

Why follow?

Christall shares mouth-wateringly beautiful photos of food and supporting recipes that will inspire you to get into the kitchen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Although Studio Rubix is currently in lockdown like the rest of us, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Owners Kate and Toby are using their downtime to share some family workouts and challenges that will either get you fitter and stronger – or give yourself something to laugh at. Kate, a registered dietitian also shares delicious and healthy recipes and meal inspiration that you can make at home.

Why follow?

This local couple will keep you on your toes with their online workouts and challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who?

Curated by Jane Sullivan, this account showcases Property Styling at its best. If escapism is what you need right now, enjoy getting lost in these dreamy set ups of creams, pastels, and textures.

Why follow?

Get inspired to switch up your own quarantine space – or get lost in the fantasy of one of Jane’s!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you’ve tasted the best doughnut in Manawatū, then you’ve heard of these guys. A feed (literally) full of mouth-watering treats, this account is any sweet tooth’s fantasy and it’s about to get even better as the Crafted and Co. team are using their downtime to play with new food ideas for future menus.

Why follow?

Follow the journey of trialling, tasting and testing all things food as the Crafted and Co. team get creative with future menus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We couldn’t do a wrap up of local accounts and leave ourselves off the list. While we call it the official Palmerston North city & Manawatū Instagram account, it’s really a place where we brag about how gorgeous our backyard is.

Why follow?

It’s a great reminder of why we all choose to call the beautiful Manawatū home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Local’s favourite accounts to follow…

@Fantailandflax_ Sharing places, businesses & fun things across Manawatū.

@Petitfourspn Cake and home baking inspo from the Petit Fours Palmerston North team.

@Muchpalmy Photos and recipes of delicious vegan, gluten & dairy free baked food.

Do you have a favourite Manawatū based social media account you’re following right now? Let us know!

In a world that is increasingly digital, it’s rare that a new magazine launches.

Check out our interview with Shepherdess Magazine founder & editor Kristy McGregor.

Read it now.