A city is comprised of people, not its geographic place on a map.
Here's a glimpse into the inspiring lives and stories of exceptional people in New Zealand from the fields of food, fashion, design, art, and culture.


Andy Shiau and Mia Zhao outside Little High Eatery in Christchurch

Unstoppable: Andy and Mia

Andy Shiau and Mia Zhao

In just three years, Mia Zhao and Andy Shiau have managed to bring the city Eightgrains, Sushi Soldier, TOM, Ramen Ria, Midnight Shanghai, Dose Diner, Gelato and Tea and more. While the list of their accomplishments is long, the pair are as humble as ever. Each establishment they’ve opened has been special to them in a different way and is the end result of careful planning and a hands on approach to hospitality. We caught up with them to learn more about how they keep it all together, and thriving.