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For six months Nicole McLean lived a double life – sexy, dangerous jailbird in the stage show Chicago by night, wife and mother by day. She talks to reporter Sue Newman about the challenges of becoming an overnight star.
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Nicole McLean in the starring role of Velma in Showbiz Queenstown’s production, Chicago.
he’s sultry, she’s sexy and she’s oh so dangerous. To some she’s Nicole Weir the girl who grew up in Ashburton, to others she’s Nicole McLean the Arrowtown mum of three, but to anyone who saw the Showbiz Queenstown produc on of Chicago, Nicole will always be the foxy murderess Velma. That on-stage character, however, is as far away as you can get from the real Nicole, the woman who grew up and went to school in Ashburton, who trained as a language therapist, travelled, married Craig and became mum to Maddie, 13, Ollie, 9 and Jed, 5. And no one is more surprised than Nicole that she’s become the most instantly recognised face in the Central Lakes District. It’s a kind of fame that’s taking a bit of ge ng used to, Nicole says. “I s ll can’t believe I’m doing this. I’m just loving every moment of it,” she said, as the show entered the second week of its two-week season. Step back four years. Nicole and Craig were at a friend’s 40th birthday. The microphone wasn’t being used, and with a glass of bubbly or two on board, the couple decided to entertain. Craig played guitar and Nicole sang. “I just wanted to see what it sounded like singing with a microphone,” she said. The reac on from their friends was immediate. With a voice like that, they told Nicole, you should be singing in a band. And they had just the band with the most unlikely name – the Swamp Donkey. Was it an early midlife crisis or was it just the right opportunity at the right me? Nicole’s not sure but overnight she became the lead singer in a covers band playing the Arrowtown- Queenstown circuit.
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Above – The McLean family – Ollie, 9, Craig, Nicole, Jed, 5, and Maddie, 13. Below – Singing and dancing her way to fame, Nicole NcLean, Chicago star.
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cover story continued over page What was more surprising, however, was discovering she had a voice that anyone wanted to listen to, a voice that drew applause and a voice that got people up dancing. She’d always thought of herself as a dancer, learning classical ballet from an early age, ini ally while her family lived in Hong Kong and then in Ashburton from Charmaine Quaid. She was good, be er than good and progressed through the examina on syllabus receiving high grades at each level. She did the same with jazz dance and a er a 20 year break is now back in the studio studying another form of jazz dance. Nicole was no newcomer to the stage when she audi oned for Chicago, but it had been years since she’d been on the performers’ side of the footlights. While s ll at Ashburton College she was a member of the dance troupe of Variety Theatre’s Jesus Christ Superstar. She loved the show, loved learning about theatre but thought dance was as far as her involvement would ever go. If anyone is proof that life begins at 40 it’s Nicole McLean, for her turning 40 was more than just a date on the calendar. She restarted dance classes a er a break of 20 years, joined a band and took a chance on group singing lessons with singing teacher Margaret O’Hanlon, a New Yorker she describes as “the queen of musical theatre”. That decision changed her life. When she discovered Showbiz Queenstown had Chicago on its agenda for its next show, Nicole decided she’d audi on as a dancer. “I knew for that show they wouldn’t be looking for really young dancers, that they’d want people with a more worldly look. I went along to the pre-audi on workshop in November thinking I’d audi on for the ensemble but two or three weeks before the audi on, Margaret said she thought I should go for Velma. She gave me the courage and the confidence to do it.” Nicole spent hours preparing for her audi on. She decided to sing the opening number from the show All that Jazz and had choreographed her own dance rou ne to accompany it to prove she could sing and dance at the same me. Things didn’t quite go to plan. “I was quite calm when I got in there. Then I found they only wanted to hear my voice, but as soon as I started signing I knew it was going really well.” She was called back for a dance audi on that same a ernoon and was later caught with a trolley full of groceries in the supermarket when the call-back came for a second audi on. “When I knew I had Velma I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t quite believe it because there were more than 70 people at the audi on and 23 of those were audi oning for Velma or Roxy.” That was the beginning of a rehearsal schedule that was, at best, demanding. Without an unNicole transformed – mum by day, tough, dangerous prisoner by night.
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derstanding husband, children who were happy to accommodate mum disappearing at tea me and parents who could drop tools from me to me to give Craig a break, Nicole said making it to opening night would have been impossible. “Poor Craig, most nights during rehearsals I just walked out at the crazy me, at 6.30.” Her children have lived the show for months, being the willing and some mes unwilling, audience as she rehearsed songs and dance rou nes, but she admits they’re also proud of what she’s achieved. If Nicole had any doubts about her talent, these were dispelled by the show’s director, Court Theatre’s Bryan Aitken. “We were in the middle of the cell block scene one night and he stopped and said to me ‘where have you been...’” Where Nicole had been for the past 20 years was studying, travelling and working in her 20s, raising children in her 30s. Her 40s, she said, are her me. With a two-week season for the show, Nicole focused solely on being Velma. Mum and dad, Eleanor and Eric Weir became grandparents in charge and taking every opportunity to see the show – again and again. They’ve been part of the hype that has seen their daughter become instantly recognised on the street, they’ve seen her face gazing at them from billboards and they’ve watched her become someone else on stage. And they’re more than proud, Eleanor says. Modestly, Nicole describes the show as “a great experience”. With Chicago wrapped up, she’s not sure where her career in musical theatre will take her. She’s back in the dance studio, preparing for an examina on and back at voice lessons. She’s superfit and says rehearsing and performing for the past five months has been like training for, then running, a marathon. Securing her first starring role in a musical in her 40s has taught Nicole a lesson she’s quickly passed on to her daughter. “Maddie is learning ballet and she sings beau fully. I’ve said to her, don’t leave it un l you’re 40 to do something like this.” And why did she choose now to step back out on stage? It was the right show at the right me. “There is something about Chicago, it’s the ul mate musical for a singer-dancer. Yes, I wish I’d done this sooner, but now it’s me.” For five months she’s made the daily transion from mum to jailbird and back, but it’s now me to banish Velma to the memory banks and become Nicole again, she said. Post show, there’s an element of let-down a er the focus and excitement of starring in a hit musical, of seeing your face on billboards around town, but Nicole is enjoying being able to spend me with her children without other demands on her me – for now. As far from foxy murderess as it’s possible to get, Nicole Mclean with the loves of her life, her family, Ollie, 9, Maddie 13, husband Craig and fiveyear-old Jed.
Having a baby is one of life’s most exciting and challenging experiences. For most people it also adds a few extra centimetres to the waistline which can be difficult to shift. Erin Tasker reports.
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ive months a er having a baby, I am the lightest I have been in 10 years. I can hear women around the world swearing at me right now. When I last braved the scales I was 8kg down on my pre-pregnancy weight. I know I am one of the lucky ones. Women struggle every day to lose the weight they put on during pregnancy. At a me when their sole focus should be their new wee person, many are distracted and disheartened by what they see in the mirror. It’s not easy. So what’s the secret? There is no one answer, every woman is diﬀerent. I barely put on 10kg while pregnant and when I jumped on the scales 10 days a er Riley was born I had already lost 10kg. What I would have given in days gone by to magically lose 10kg in 10 days and it turned out all I had to do was have a baby! It was a lot to lose but it was clear looking in the mirror, there was plenty more to lose. Riley needed to be my sole focus though, so I didn’t stress about it. There was li le me to think about it anyway with all the learning that had to be done about how to be a mum. Riley (weighing in at 8lb 14oz) arrived via emergency caesarean two days before Christmas – the wee bugger just didn’t want to come out. That meant recovery me and even if I wanted to go and run a marathon to shed some kilos, I
couldn’t. I was limited with what I could do for the first six weeks. You’re not allowed to drive a er a caesarean, hang out washing or even vacuum. There’s only so much being housebound one can handle though, so eventually it was me to test the water and get outside. I started slowly – a short walk to the shop around the corner, building to a walk into town. Once I was fully mobile again, I tried to go for walks as o en as I could – made easier by the fact Riley was a summer baby and the weather was mostly beau ful. A er about 10 weeks, I started back at the gym. Going to Curves for a 30-minute work-out three or four mes a week not only helped regain fitness, but it also helped with my sanity. Ge ng out of the house and some me to yourself is something every mother needs, but it’s not always easy. Ge ng to a gym just isn’t a realis c goal for some. Not everyone has reliable, willing and flexible babysi ers. I o en wonder how on earth solo mums manage, par cularly if they don’t have any family around. I’d be lost without my husband, parents and in-laws. I’m one of the lucky ones in so many respects. Riley is a cool wee dude, but his one issue has been day sleeping. He goes through phases of not wan ng to sleep in his cot during the day. It’s frustra ng and we persevere with rese ling, but if it doesn’t work, we walk and he sleeps. If it’s late a ernoon and you see us out pounding the pavements, you’ll know we’ve had a day where sleep wasn’t our friend. Even when I don’t feel like a walk, we go. At least it means he’s ge ng some sleep, and at the same me it’s helping to work oﬀ all the bad food I’ve typically snacked on during the day. I may have lost weight, but I’m not exactly a poster girl for post-baby nutri on and I do worry what’s going to happen once I finish breas eeding. They say that breas eeding helps you lose weight and although that’s not the case for everyone, I think that’s been the key for me. It’s so easy when you’re feeding baby, to
feed yourself. You’ll rarely see our cupboards without chocolate in them. If I was to improve my diet right now, I know I’d lose more weight. Being a mum can be stressful though, and chocolate helps calm the nerves. That’s my excuse anyway. At least I have the exercise part in hand. I walk, I go to the gym when Nan’s available during the day, or a er husband Logan gets home from work, and I’ve got the treadmill, Zumba DVDs and the Nintendo Wii at home for those a ernoons when Riley decides to have a sleep. I really don’t have any excuses. Recently I wiped the dust oﬀ the Wii Fit board and jumped on. It had been a good two or three years since I last used it and according to the body test, I’d lost 11.6kg since my last visit. But it also told me that I was s ll in the overweight category and I have to lose another 10kg to reach my ideal body weight. There’s plenty of work s ll to be done but at the moment I’m almost 18kg down on my heaviest recorded weight, and I feel good. When you’re pregnant you have all these wonderful ideas of what motherhood is going to be like, and while it is amazing, it turns out many of those pre-baby ideas were fantasy. When you’ve got a young baby, they dictate so much of your life. You’re on their me schedule. While pregnant, a friend and I decided we’d go for regular walks together a er our babies were born to help lose our baby weight, but in reality trying to synchronise ourselves and our babies for a regular walk, hasn’t happened. We’ve been walking together once but we do catch up at least once a week … for coﬀee or hot chocolate with a group of other mums, for which we drive to a café for. It’s probably not great for our waistlines, but it’s a me to share our experiences and learn from others. It’s all one big learning game this PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 300513-TM-151 motherhood thing. Mum Erin, and Riley Tasker enjoy a quiet moment together on the couch.
What the health professionals say:
never tell women in the first six weeks to lose weight, as we want women to be able to make lots of milk to make baby grow, and this in turn makes a happy mum and happy household. “It is important to eat a good diet, cu ng out takeaway food, fizzy drink and lollies will ensure the excess weight will come oﬀ. “If these foods have been cut back on during pregnancy, there shouldn’t be too much to lose. Also the best exercise is walking.
What the mums say:
e asked some new mums what their secrets to losing weight had been. Here’s what they had Ge ng out for a walk each day to say… will help baby sleep, make the “I go out walking for at least an mum feel good, and it’s also a hour most days, and have a few good way to show oﬀ your new fitness DVDs that I do when the baby and meet other mums who weather’s bad or I’m running short may be out walking. on time before going to work. I’ve “In Pukekohe the antenatal also been trying to cook low-carb group formed a walking group. meals.” Anyone could join and they would “Breas eed, breas eed and walk for about an hour then meet more breas eeding! It’s as if the at a café. fat is literally being sucked out of “A great way to keep contact you.” with other mums.” “Walk/run (front pack, stroller, Former Ashburton midwife or just grab and run) your child Ruth Davison around the streets while crying -
this makes you go faster than if they aren’t crying!” “Go on a special diet avoiding anything that may cause your child to be irritable (dairy, gluten, egg, tomatoes, onion, legumes) un l all you can eat is ... well, not much!” “A walk a day is fresh air and exercise for mum, and a sleep for baby. You both win.” “Stay healthy when you’re pregnant and keep ac ve, then carry on a er baby too.” “I reckon for me it was taking care of myself before I had my baby. Don’t fall for the eating for two trap, stay active and eat well.”
What the net says:
ost mums don’t reach their prepregnancy weight un l their babies are one year old. So don’t stress; motherhood is stressful enough without worrying about your weight. If you do want to start working oﬀ those extra kilograms, from the me you get home from the hospital, 10-20 minute relaxed strolls are good for you. For more formal workouts though it’s recommended you wait six weeks. If you are breas eeding you may no ce the extra weight comes oﬀ steadily. That’s because when your body produces breast milk, it uses up extra calories. But on the other hand, many breas eeding women find they are more hungry so they tend to eat more. Easy post-baby strengthening exercises you can do at home include: The plank – Kneel on the floor. Bend elbows and place forearms on ground, clasping hands, forming a small triangle with hands and elbows. Straighten legs and balance on forearms and toes. Once balanced, make sure your bo om is level with the rest of body, forming a straight line. Crisscross – On back, clasp hands behind head and slightly li the tops of your shoulder blades oﬀ floor. Straighten and li le leg a foot oﬀ the floor as you twist at waist, bringing right knee slowly in toward le shoulder. Be careful not to round your back or pull on your head or neck. Hold for two counts, then twist to the other side for one rep. Aim for 8 to 12 reps.
Just for mothers
tudio Fit, based at the Gym Company in Ashburton, runs a class specifically tailored to the needs of mums wan ng to regain some post-baby fitness. Fit Mums runs twice a week and allows mums to work out with their babies in tow, in strollers. Mums and bubs work out in a group environment. Studio Fit group fitness manager Anna Johnson said each new mum was diﬀerent, depending on the type of birth they’d had and what their fitness levels had been like pre-baby. The group’s focus tended to be on good strong walking, ac vi es like lunges, building stomach muscles back up and strengthening joints. For many of the mums that take part, the biggest plus of the group is being able to take their babies along. Fit Mums is s ll reasonably new to Ashburton, formed a er Studio Fit’s Rachael Rickard had a baby herself. “She was looking for something she could do with Hazel and with like-minded people of similar fitness levels,” Anna said. At the moment, mums taking part in the fitness programme had babies aged between about 11 weeks and a year. Anna is a mum of two herself and enlisted a personal trainer a er her first child, and entered the Guardian’s weight-loss challenge a er child number two.
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Stress-check yourself magazine WITH A LITTLE APPLICATION BY MYLES HUME
ome mes you get home from work and ask yourself: I wonder if anyone is as stressed as me? Stress is diﬃcult to measure and, as Kiwis, it can be hard to talk about. But to add a bit of context and understanding, a research-based assessment app called Stress Check can measure your stress level with a 20 ques on survey and provide advice on the areas of your life that need a en on. It puts forward ques ons about your work, personal and social life, where you are given the op on of five mul choice ques ons ranging from always to never. During my 20-ques on examina on my stress level was found to be 48 out of 100, which the app classes as moderate. It said I had “challenges”
with nega ve feelings that arise from stress, which exacerbates the problem. It also found I some mes did not feel as though I was “captain of my own ship” and felt I was not always in control, which I put largely down to my unpredictable job. I was baﬄed to find how accurate this assessment was, with some of the suggested aspects of my life causing the stress being right on the bu on. I can be pre y easy going but I have been told I have high expecta ons of myself, which can be my downfall at mes. One of the key aspects of this app is its ability to oﬀer up solu ons to the parts of life that are causing stress. But they only go so far. To deal with the nega ve mindset that comes
from stress, it said I could suﬀer physically, so peaceful management techniques such as yoga and deep breathing may help. But I don’t know if that’s really me. To deal with the control it said I need to be er organise my life, but my diary is usually full. If I’m to do my own assessment, I think the exciting world of journalism with ght deadlines and various stories could play a roll, but it’s all part of the job. To me this app emerged with some personal and accurate answers which shows it was put together by a group of professionals in the field. It was interes ng to know where I sat on the stress spectrum, and with a “tracker” system, you can see if your stress levels are growing or declining with regular surveys.
Learn how to deal with stress by Mark Doyle
’m stressed, you’re stressed, we’re all stressed. Modern day job descrip ons never men on the word stress, but read between the lines and it’s there. Some people cope well with it, some don’t, and some don’t even believe it exists. What can we do in today’s workplace to manage this invisible force called stress? Stress: Pressure or tension exerted on a material object: “the distribu on of stress is uniform across the bar”. Sound familiar? Whether you manage staﬀ, projects or meet customers in the frontline of business, stress can enter the workplace at any me, aﬀec ng how we do our jobs and how we are around colleagues. How we manage stress is the big challenge. Stress can rear its head in many ways depending on individuals. Some close oﬀ to everyone, solely focusing on their immediate task. This can be diﬃcult for colleagues who work closely with these individuals, especially if they are in a team. Some people become edgy and tetchy, and become aggravated at the slightest li le thing. Then there are the types who just wilt and turn on the waterworks for all to hear. All of these are just diﬀerent reac ons to the same thing, stress.
what is stressing you out. Another viewpoint can help you and give you fresh ideas to resolve an issue.
Try not to worry about the smaller things. Just priori se your list of tasks.
Lack of sleep aggravates stress, so go to bed early.
So what can we do to combat this agitator?
You’d be amazed at how beneficial a bit of exercise is. Go for a run, a cycle or chase the kids around the garden!
PERSPECTIVE Ask a colleague to take some me to look at
PLAN Write up a plan on what you should do whenever you feel stressed. There are plenty of ps online and self-help books out there that are great helpers. Do not rely on the novelty stress-ball to
squeeze out your stress. Be proac ve. Exercise, get out of the oﬃce at lunch me, and chat to friends or colleagues when you feel stress coming on. We all want to be at our best at work and at home, so keeping the stress levels at a manageable level will make life be er for you and everyone you meet. Life is for living! Mark Doyle is client services manager for Shamrock Recruitment Group in Wellington, whichcaterstorecruitmentneedsforbothclient and candidate and specialises in commercial and executive recruitment and psychometric assessment services. See www.srg.co.nz
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PHOTO KIRSTY CLAY 300513-KC-027
hanna flour, also known as besan, garbanzo or gram flour, is a flour made from ground chickpeas. Channa flour is a nutri onal powerhouse, high in fibre, iron, carbohydrates and rela vely high in protein. It is also gluten free. Most commonly used in cooking in parts of South and Southeast Asia, channa flour is used in recipes like pakoras, onion bhajis and papadums. Chickpea flour can be stored in the freezer but bring to room temperature before using. For the vege phobic, this recipe is fantas c for contributing to your five-plus a day. This recipe has been in my family for many years and while they may seem a li le fiddly, they are well worth the eﬀort. Even the children love them!
FOR FOODIES BY MARG BROWNLIE
Channa flour is made out of chickpeas.
SimpliCooking Mike and Laurie invite you to come and browse in our warm and inviting store. You will be welcomed by helpful and friendly people who are able to find the products you are looking for in store. If we don’t have what you are looking for in store today we may be able to source it for you! We specialise in Gluten Free products, packaged, frozen and in our bulk bins. The featured ingredient in this issue is ‘Channa Flour’ which we have loose in our bulk bins, so you can buy just the amount you need. So come and have a look, we are sure you will be surprised when you see our wide range of products! SimpliFood! SimpliGreat!
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Vegetarian fritters: One recipe that V s should become a family favourite iff you give it a go. PHOTO MARG BROWNLIE
Vegetarian fritters (gluten free) 1c cabbage, finely sliced 1/2 c silverbeet or spinach, finely sliced 1c grated pumpkin 1/2 c frozen peas 1/2 onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 c channa flour 1 1/2 t baking powder 1 1/2 t salt 1/2 t each of turmeric and chilli powder 1 1/2 t each black mustard seeds and cumin seeds 1c approx, cold water chopped coriander (op onal) Oil for frying – Place the prepared vegetables and coriander in a large bowl. – Dry roast mustard and cumin seeds in medium-hot pan to release the flavour. Add to the veges. – Si channa flour with baking powder, salt and turmeric over veges. – Bind with the water. Start by adding 1 cup to
obtain pikelet consistency. If ba er runs oﬀ the spoon, add more flour. If it struggles to drop from the spoon add a li le more water. – Heat oil to med-hot in the pan. Place spoonfuls of the ba er in oil, cook un l the surface bubbles, turn over and cook other side. – Serve with yoghurt dressing. YOGHURT DRESSING. 1t cooking oil 1t each cumin seeds and black mustard seeds 2c natural yoghurt 2 carrots, grated or 2 bananas, finely diced 1/2 red pepper, finely diced 2T mint, chopped Pinch each of salt, sugar and chilli powder 1T lemon juice – Heat oil to medium/hot, add seeds, shake about un l they pop. Add to other ingredients. S r well. Store covered in fridge.
Chickpea flatbread 300g channa flour 200g plain flour 15g salt 1cm piece of root ginger, peeled, finely chopped 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1T finely chopped fresh coriander 1 1/2 t black onion seeds (Klonji seeds) 1/2 t turmeric 2T vegetable oil 200ml water 1 red onion, peeled, finely chopped 1 spring onion, trimmed, finely chopped 3t bu er or ghee To serve 1 lemon, juice only 2T chopped fresh coriander – Mix together the channa flour and plain flour in a large bowl un l well combined. – Add the salt, ginger, chilles, coriander, black onion seeds and ground turmeric and mix well un l combined. – Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredi-
ents, gradually add the oil and water, s rring well, un l the mixture comes together as a dough (you may not need to use all of the water). Cover the dough with a damp tea towel and set aside to rest for 15-20 mins. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. Fla en each ball slightly between the palms of your hands, and top with some of the chopped red onion and spring onion. Roll the dough out on to a lightly floured surface to a diameter of 20cm. Heat a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. When the pan is hot, add one of the bread discs and cook for 3-4 mins, then brush the uncooked uppermost side with a li le bu er or ghee. Turn the flatbread over and con nue to cook for a further 3-4 mins or un l golden brown on both sides. Brush the cooked uppermost side of the bread with a li le ghee or bu er. Repeat the process with remaining breads, keeping the cooked ones warm while cooking the others. Squeeze over a li le lemon juice and sprinkle with fresh coriander. These flatbreads are fabulous served with a good hearty Indian curry.
High country merino Lamb Lamb rump
Red wine jus
200 grams high country merino lamb rump – Cooked to your liking
1 large cabbage, remove vein and slice ϱϬŐƌĂŵƐŶĂƚƵƌĂůƐĂůƚĞĚďƵƩĞƌ 200 grams streaky bacon, diced 1 shallot, peeled and sliced 1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced 100 grams carrot, peeled and julienne 50ml fresh cream Small bunch of parsley, chopped
– DĞůƚƚŚĞďƵƩĞƌŝŶĂůĂƌŐĞƉŽƚ – Add the bacon, shallots and garlic and ĐŽŽŬƵŶƟůƚĞŶĚĞƌ – Add the cream and allow it to reduce – Add the cabbage and carrots and cook by half – Remove from the heat so the vegetables do not over cook – Season to taste and add the chopped parsley.
1 litre beef stock 500ml red wine 250 grams carrots, peeled and diced 250 grams onion, peeled and diced ½ leek, cleaned and diced 1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced 20 grams fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 25ml canola oil 50 grams tomato paste 50 grams red currant jelly ϮϬϬŐƌĂŵƐĐŽƌŶŇŽƵƌ 100 grams salt 5 grams ground white pepper
Winter is on its way, so why not warm the hearts (and bellys) of your loved ones with this delicious Lamb ZƵŵƉĂŶĚ<ŽīŵĂŶĂďďĂŐĞZĞĐŝƉĞĨŽƌĨŽƵƌ͘
– Heat the oil in a large stock pot – Add the carrots, onions, leeks, garlic ĂŶĚŚĞƌďƐ͕ĐŽŽŬƵŶƟůǀĞŐĞƚĂďůĞƐƐƚĂƌƚƚŽ colour ʹ ĚĚƚŚĞƚŽŵĂƚŽƉĂƐƚĞĂŶĚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƚŽ colour – When the vegetables are well coloured but not burnt, add the red wine and reduce by 80 percent – Add the red currant jelly and the stock ʹ ^ŝŵŵĞƌƵŶƟůŝƚŚĂƐƌĞĚƵĐĞĚďǇϭͬϯ ʹ dŚŝĐŬĞŶǁŝƚŚĂůŝƩůĞĐŽƌŶŇŽƵƌĂŶĚŐŝǀĞĂ good base seasoning ʹ WĂƐƐĂŶĚƌĞĨƌŝŐĞƌĂƚĞƵŶƟůƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚ
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Fight that winter frizz
inter can be a great chance for hair to recover from summer salt and sun – but rain, wind and extra moisture in the air during the colder months can make keeping it well-behaved a nightmare. If your hair has a bad case of the winter blues, here are a few things you can try.
WHY DOES IT HAPPEN? Hair is extremely sensi ve to moisture in the air – so sensi ve that it is used in some hygrometers, instruments used to measure humidity. Kim Reed, salon manager at DNA Hairdressing in Ashburton, explains how exposure to extra moisture can actually dry hair out. “In the same way that doing a lot of washing or dishes can strip the moisture from your hands, if your hair gets wet a lot it can dry out. “Moisture is drawn to moisture, so rain and extra humidity open up the hair follicles, draw the moisture out and leave it dry.
CAN ANYTHING BE DONE? The best defence against frizzy hair is keeping it well moisturised. An -frizz treatments usually work in two ways – both moisturising the hair on the inside and coa ng it in a protec ve layer to keep moisture out. Regular deep condi oning treatments can help to restore nutrients to hair, moisturise and seal the sha to keep moisture from escaping.
HOME TREATMENTS V PROFESSIONAL CARE
Home treatments can be easy, cheap and fun to experiment with. From salad dressings to fruit cocktails, the ‘miracle treatments’ recommended by friends, neighbours and online forums are endless. So if you have everything you need for glorious locks in your kitchen cupboards, why go to a hairdresser? Sadly, it isn’t quite that simple, Tash Baker of Minx Hair Spa in Ashburton explains. “A lot of those treatments are a quick fix. Their hair will feel condi oned and so , but they’ll have to keep repea ng it to get the results. “Good products will repair inside the cu cle, and professionals can help you pick out treatments that will protect your hair all year round.” And as Kim Reed from DNA Hairdressing said, it makes no sense to spend big dollars on clothing that will be worn once a week, while ignoring the hair we’ll wear every day. “It’s really cool that people can experiment and that it’s so accessible, but it’s trial and error and people need to be cau ous. Some of the home mixes are less water-soluble, and can make the hair impenetrable. “When your hair is fragile you need something that will help to rebuild from the inside, and a professional can show you exactly what your hair needs.”
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SIMPLE TIPS TO KEEP DRYNESS AWAY – Rinse your hair in cold water a er each wash, to close the cu cle and keep moisture inside. Adding a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to the rinse can help to seal the cu cle. – When towel-drying hair, rubbing the hair can cause fric on and frizz. Try gently squeezing it dry with a handtowel, from the ends to the roots. – Tuck your hair in a hat or scarf when facing harsh wind or rain. Not only will it keep your hair dier, it will be less vulnerable to breaking or drying out. – Rather than combing your hair when it’s damp and vulnerable to breakage, get the knots out of your hair before you shower. Avoid using finetoothed combs. – Sta c and extra frizz can some mes be caused by shampoos reac ng with the natural proteins in your hair. If all else fails, consider changing your shampoo.
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any oils found in the home, however, are rich in the vitamins and minerals hair needs to stay healthy, strong and shiny, and can give that extra protecon against winter frizz. But with so many varied types of hair and as many diﬀerent causes of dryness, experimen ng with home hair treatments can be a risky business. Proceed with cau on, and avoid experimen ng before important dates or occasions! – Coconut oil: Rich in vitamin E and with a very light scent, coconut oil is one of the few oils that can penetrate into both the cu cle and cortex of the hair, as its structure is similar to the natural hair proteins. You can try using it as a pre-wash strengthening and condi oning treatment, or a ny amount just on the ends of hair as a leave-in condi oner. Watch how you store it! Raw coconut oil will solidify when cold.
– Extra virgin olive oil Heavier than coconut oil, olive oil is also rich in vitamin E and has been used on hair for centuries. Try using olive oil as a monthly deep condi oner, to restore nutrients and leave the hair so and shiny. A pea-size amount used right on the ends of curly hair can help separate curls and minimise frizz. Beware of the smell! Olive oil can have a strong scent, especially when heated or le in hair. Make sure you rinse it out thoroughly. – Argan oil Unless you hail from Morocco, this one is less likely to be found in your kitchen cupboard – but you can find it at most health food stores and as an ingredient in a lot of hair serums. Rich in minerals and vitamins, it is light enough to be used as a daily leave-in condi oner for most hair types.
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What does your face tell you?
hen it comes to assessing the state of your health, it may be that the answers are wri en all over your face. According to Chinese medicine, your face provides a wealth of informa on about the health of your inner organs. Orthodox medicine also relies on facial signals to help diagnose certain condi ons. To start reading your body’s signals, check out these seven signs to take note of. VISIBLE SIGNALS: Your face provides many clues to the state of your health - don’t ignore the warning signs. Forehead acne According to Chinese medicine, the forehead is closely linked to the diges ve system, and the area between the eyebrows is linked to the liver. Over-indulgence of rich foods and alcohol may cause temporary acne in this area, and frequent breakouts could indicate poor nutrional habits. Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated. You may also wish to get tested for suspected food intolerances, which can aﬀect both the liver and diges ve system.
Congested cheeks Although pimples on the cheeks may have simple causes such as cosme cs or unclean pillowcases, this area is also thought to be linked to the lungs. Zits in this region can indicate respiratory distress; smokers, asthma cs and allergy suﬀerers are prone to breakouts or broken capillaries on the cheeks. Spots on the chin and jawline Zits on the chin and jawline are generally thought to be due to hormonal fluctua ons and may appear on women at par cular stages of their menstrual cycle. Persistent acne in this area, however, may be a symptom of a hormone imbalance or endocrine disorder such as polycys c ovary syndrome, so get your hormone levels checked if you are experiencing other symptoms such as missed periods or weight gain. Dark circles and under-eye bags Dark circles and under-eye bags are mostly
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Only 90 minutes drive to your winter wonderland! Open 10am – 9pm daily www.tekaposprings.co.nz PH 0800 2 353 8283
YOU house of travel
with every breath
magine waking up, swimming straight from your deck and then having your breakfast ĚĞůŝǀĞƌĞĚďǇĐĂŶŽĞ͘dŚŝƐŝƐdĂŚŝƟ͘dĂŚŝƟŝƐĂ place that brings to mind tropical landscapes and climate, crystal clear turquoise water alive with marine life, romance, and luxury DĂĚĞƵƉŽĨϱŝƐůĂŶĚƐ͕dĂŚŝƟŝƐĂŐŽƌŐĞŽƵƐ͕ ƵŶŝƋƵĞĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƚŚĂƚŵĂŬĞƐƵƐĨŽƌŐĞƚĂďŽƵƚ life’s common worries and open our eyes to the ǁŽƌůĚŽĨŵĂŐŶŝĮĐĞŶĐĞĂŶĚƚƌĂŶƋƵŝůůŝƚǇƚŚĂƚŝƐ ǁĂŝƟŶŐƚŽďĞĚŝƐĐŽǀĞƌĞĚ͘ At only 5 hours away from Auckland it is like stepping into a new world. A feeling Aimee, a Travel Consultant at House of Travel felt on her ƌĞĐĞŶƚƚƌŝƉƚŽdĂŚŝƟ͘
DESTINATION BY MAXINE WHITING
tŚŝůĞŝŶdĂŚŝƟ͕ŝŵĞĞǀŝƐŝƚĞĚƚŚĞĞǆƋƵŝƐŝƚĞ islands of Papeete and Moorea. Papeete boasts an 153 year old market that showcases mouth-watering tropical fruit and ƵŶŝƋƵĞŚĂŶĚĐƌĂŌƐ͘ During the evening, Vai’ete Square is the place to be, dozens of food wagons host a variety of island cuisine. To get around Papeete you simply jump aboard a ‘Le Truck’, a brightly coloured vehicle that takes you around the island for ĨƵƌƚŚĞƌĞǆƉůŽƌĂƟŽŶ͘ To get to Moorea all it takes is a simple 10 ŵŝŶƵƚĞŇŝŐŚƚŽƌϯϬŵŝŶƵƚĞďŽĂƚƌŝĚĞĨƌŽŵ WĂƉĞĞƚĞ͘/ƚƐďĂǇƐĂƌĞďĞĂƵƟĨƵůĂŶĚŝƚ͛ƐůĂŐŽŽŶƐ are teeming with life. The relaxed atmosphere
on this island allows you to sit back and take in the beauty and peace. While you there, make the most of the extravagant water life. You could try swimming with the dolphins, snorkelling or even shark feeding. EŽŵĂƩĞƌǁŚŝĐŚŽĨƚŚĞŝƐůĂŶĚƐǇŽƵĮŶĚǇŽƵƌ self on; the glistening waters of the ocean and ůĂŐŽŽŶƐĂƌĞŶĞǀĞƌĨĂƌĂǁĂǇ͕ƚĞŵƉƟŶŐǇŽƵǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞĚĞůŝŐŚƞƵůůǇǁĂƌŵĐƵƌƌĞŶƚƐŽĨƚŚĞWĂĐŝĮĐ Ocean. dŚĞůƵǆƵƌŝŽƵƐǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶ͕ƵŶƚŽƵĐŚĞĚďĞĂĐŚĞƐ͕ deserted coves and abundant fruit trees are part ŽĨƚŚĞŵǇƐƟƋƵĞŽĨƚŚĞŝƐůĂŶĚƐ͘ dŽĞǆƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞǇŽƵƌǀĞƌǇŽǁŶdĂŚŝƟĂŶŚŽůŝĚĂǇ͕ visit the team at House of Travel, East street
Aimee and friends at the Moreea Dolphin Centre.
Aimee and friends Moorea Paddle Board Adventure.
ESCAPE TO Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa ++++ 7 night holiday from
per person share twin Airfares are additional
TRAVEL: 01 Nov-15 Dec 13 &15 Jan-31 Mar 14 PLUS: American breakfast daily during your stay at Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa House of Travel Ashburton 196 East Street P: 03 307 8760 | E: email@example.com CONDITIONS: Package prices are correct as at 18 Apr 13 - Costs may vary depending on exchange rates. Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. Full payment is required within 7 days of reservation being made but no later than 4.59 pm 28 Jun 13. Prices include 7 nights accommodation as speciﬁed, return Papeete Airport transfers, return catamaran transfers to Moorea, return Dock transfers on Moorea & Bonus Offers where indicated. A Tahiti Communal tax of 150 XPF per room per night is additional & payable direct to the resort upon checkout. Valid for travel commenced and completed 28 Apr-15 Dec 13 & 15 Jan-31 Mar 14 unless otherwise speciﬁed for sales to 28 Jun 13. Amendment and cancellation fees apply - please check with your House of Travel consultant. HOTEL CONDITIONS: Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa - Based on 5 nights Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa and 1 night pre & post at Manava Suite Resort Tahiti.
kids for free YOU
Ski, travel, stay, eat, play and hire
t only 34.2km away from Ashburton, Methven is the ideal spot for a family day out when you don’t want to travel too far!
DĞƚŚǀĞŶŝƐƚŚĞŽŶůǇƐŬŝƚŽǁŶŝŶEĞǁĞĂůĂŶĚƚŚĂƚŽīĞƌƐ these Kids 4 Free deals and the businesses involved want to remind our region about the wonder and magic that can be ĨŽƵŶĚŝŶDĞƚŚǀĞŶĂƚĂĨƌĂĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƐƚ͊ The Kids 4 Free Campaign (where all children, 10 and under can travel, stay, eat and play for free in the Methven area) is back for 2013 and makes a family ski holiday a reality. There are plenty of reasons to visit Methven, even if you are not the typical ski bunny. Methven showcases plenty of walking and hiking ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ͕ƐƵŝƚĂďůĞĨŽƌĂůůĂďŝůŝƚǇůĞǀĞůƐ͘KƚŚĞƌĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ ƐƵĐŚĂƐŚŽƚĂŝƌďĂůůŽŽŶŝŶŐ͕ĮƐŚŝŶŐ͕ŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶďŝŬŝŶŐ͕ũĞƚ ďŽĂƟŶŐĂŶĚŚŽƌƐĞƌŝĚŝŶŐĐĂŶĂůƐŽďĞĞŶũŽǇĞĚďǇƚŚĞ ǁŚŽůĞĨĂŵŝůǇ͊ŌĞƌĂŶĂĐƟŽŶͲƉĂĐŬĞĚĚĂǇǇŽƵŚĂǀĞƉůĞŶƚǇ ŽĨĞǆĐĞůůĞŶƚŚŽƐƉŝƚĂůŝƚǇŽƉƟŽŶƐƚŽĐŚŽŽƐĞĨƌŽŵĂŶĚƚŚĞ friendliness of the locals is second to none! &ŽƌŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶƚŚĞ<ŝĚƐϰĨƌĞĞĚĞĂůƐĐŚĞĐŬ ŽƵƚ͘dĞƌŵƐĂŶĚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƐĂƉƉůǇƚŽĂůů<ŝĚƐϰĨƌĞĞĚĞĂůƐ͘ ŚĞĐŬŽƵƚŚƩƉ͗ͬͬǁǁǁ͘ĂŵĂǌŝŶŐƐƉĂĐĞ͘ĐŽ͘ŶǌͬŵĞƚŚǀĞŶͬ <ŝĚƐϰ&ƌĞĞͬĨŽƌŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽƌĐŽŶƚĂĐƚŽŶĞŽĨƚŚĞ ůŽĐĂůƐƵƉƉůŝĞƌƐŽŶƚŚŝƐƉĂŐĞƚŽĮŶĚŽƵƚŵŽƌĞ͘
Dine at Terrace Downs this winter and one full paying adult ordering from the mains menu entitles one child to a free meal from the kids menu.
phone: (03) 318 6943 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dine at Shackleton’s Bar & Grill at Brinkley nkley Resort this winter and one full paying adult ordering from the mains menu entitles one child to a free meal from the kids menu. Brinkley Resort, Methven | Phone +64 3 302 8885 Email email@example.com
Dine at Ski Time this winter and one full paying adult ordering from the mains menu entitles one child to a free meal from the kids menu. Stay at the Brown Pub this winter and one full paying adult entitles one child to stay free of charge. Dine at the Brown Pub this winter and one full paying adult ordering from the mains menu entitles one child to a free meal from the kids menu.
Dine at the blue pub this winter and one full paying adult ordering from the mains menu entitles one child to a free meal from the kids menu.
Stay at Ski Time this winter and one full paying adult entitles one child to stay free of charge.
Racecourse Ave, Methven, Mt Hutt | P: +64 3 302 8398
BRECKENRIDGE Lodge &
BELLA BLISS DAY SPA Support Kids 4 Free 2013 Ph. (03) 302 8902 49 South Belt, Methven, Mt Hutt Village age e
YOU configure express
are never too busy
SUCCESS STORIES BY GABRIELLE STUART
s a rural woman with a busy lifestyle and far too few hours in the day, going to a gym always seemed completely ŝŵƉƌĂĐƟĐĂůƚŽůŽĐĂů&ŝŽŶĂ<Ğŝƌ͘ƚϰϳƐŚĞŐĂǀĞ the gym a chance, and in just 15 weeks her life ǁĂƐƚƌĂŶƐĨŽƌŵĞĚ͘ ŌĞƌůŽƐŝŶŐϭϰŬŐ͕ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐĮƚŶĞƐƐĂŶĚůĞĂƌŶŝŶŐ to eat healthier, there’s nothing the Hinds woman can’t do: from mountain biking with ŚĞƌϮϬͲǇĞĂƌͲŽůĚƐŽŶƚŽŐĞƫŶŐĂĐƟǀĞǁŝƚŚƚŚĞ ŶĞƚďĂůůƚĞĂŵƐŚĞĐŽĂĐŚĞƐ͘ “I used to send the girls out for a run to warm ƵƉʹŶŽǁ/ŐŽŽƵƚĂŶĚƌƵŶǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŵ͕͟ƐŚĞƐĂŝĚ͘ ͞DǇŬŝĚƐĐĂŵĞŚŽŵĞĂŌĞƌĂĨĞǁǁĞĞŬƐĂŶĚ ũƵƐƚƐĂŝĚ͚ǁŽǁ͛͘ŶĚŵǇŚƵƐďĂŶĚĐĂůůƐŵĞ ƐŬŝŶŶǇ͘͟ <ĞĞƉŝŶŐƚŚĞĨĂƌŵƌƵŶŶŝŶŐŝƐĂĨƵůůƟŵĞũŽďĨŽƌ ďŽƚŚ&ŝŽŶĂĂŶĚŚĞƌŚƵƐďĂŶĚ͕ĂŶĚƐŚĞƐĂŝĚƚŚĞ ĐŚĂŶŐĞŚĂƐŵĂĚĞĂŚƵŐĞĚŝīĞƌĞŶĐĞƚŽŚĞƌĚĂǇͲ ƚŽͲĚĂǇůŝĨĞ͘ ͞/ƚ͛ƐŶŽƚƐŽŵƵĐŚƚŚĂƚ/͛ŵŐĞƫŶŐŵŽƌĞĚŽŶĞ͕ but I’m doing it quicker and easier and I’m less ƟƌĞĚĂƚƚŚĞĞŶĚŽĨƚŚĞĚĂǇ͘/ĚŽŶ͛ƚŐĞƚĨĂƟŐƵĞĚ ůŝŬĞ/ƵƐĞĚƚŽ͘͟ dŚĞĨĂƌŵŝŶŐůŝĨĞƐƚǇůĞŚĂĚĂůǁĂǇƐŬĞƉƚŚĞƌĮƚ ĂŶĚĂĐƟǀĞ͕ĂŶĚĂƐƐŚĞŐŽƚŽůĚĞƌŚĞƌďŝŐŐĞƐƚ challenge was acknowledging that the lifestyle ǁĂƐŶŽůŽŶŐĞƌĞŶŽƵŐŚƚŽŬĞĞƉŚĞƌŚĞĂůƚŚǇ͘ ͞dŚĞŚĂƌĚĞƐƚƚŚŝŶŐǁĂƐƚĂŬŝŶŐƚŚĂƚĮƌƐƚƐƚĞƉ
ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞĚŽŽƌ͘/ĂůǁĂǇƐƚŚŽƵŐŚƚ͕ǁŝƚŚŵǇ <ŝǁŝĂƫƚƵĚĞ͕͚/ĐĂŶĚŽŝƚŵǇƐĞůĨ͛ďĞĐĂƵƐĞŽŶĐĞ ƵƉŽŶĂƟŵĞ/ĐŽƵůĚĂŶĚ/ĚŝĚĚŽŝƚŵǇƐĞůĨ͘Ƶƚ ŽǀĞƌƚŚĞůĂƐƚĨĞǁǇĞĂƌƐ͕ĞƐƉĞĐŝĂůůǇĂƐĂǁŽŵĂŶ͕ ŵǇďŽĚǇŚĂƐĐŚĂŶŐĞĚ͘͟ ŶĚŝŶƚŚĞĞŶĚ͕ŝƚǁĂƐŶ͛ƚĂŶǇƚŚŝŶŐĚƌĂŵĂƟĐ ƚŚĂƚĐŽŶǀŝŶĐĞĚŚĞƌƚŽŝŶǀĞƐƟŐĂƚĞƚŚĞŐǇŵ͘
͞/ǁĂƐƐŝĐŬŽĨŵǇƐĞůĨ͘/ƚǁĂƐĂůůŝŶŵǇŚĞĂĚ͕ ƌĞĂůůǇ͖/ũƵƐƚŚĂĚƚŽƚĂŬĞƚŚĂƚĮƌƐƚƐƚĞƉ͘͟ Her goal was to lose 10 kilograms, and learn to eat healthier – and it was enrolling in a 13ǁĞĞŬƉƌŽŐƌĂŵŵĞĂƚŽŶĮŐƵƌĞǆƉƌĞƐƐŐǇŵ ƚŚĂƚŚĞůƉĞĚŚĞƌŐĞƚƚŚĞƌĞ͘ ͞/ŚĂĚŶĞǀĞƌďĞĞŶŝŶĂŐǇŵďĞĨŽƌĞ͕ŝƚǁĂƐ
ŝŶƟŵŝĚĂƟŶŐ͘/ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚƌĞĂůŝƐĞƚŚĂƚƚŚĞƌĞǁŽƵůĚďĞ ǁŽŵĞŶŽĨĂůůƐŚĂƉĞƐĂŶĚƐŝǌĞƐĂŶĚĂŐĞƐƚŚĞƌĞ͘ ͞DǇƚƌĂŝŶĞƌ͕sĞƌŝƚǇ͕ǁĂƐŐƌĞĂƚ͘tĞ͛ĚƐƚĂƌƚƚŚĞ ƐĞƐƐŝŽŶƐďŽƚŚĐŚĂƫŶŐ͕ďƵƚŝƚǁŽƵůĚŶ͛ƚďĞůŽŶŐ before she was the only one talking and I’d be ŚƵĸŶŐĂǁĂǇ͊^ŚĞǁĂƐŐƌĞĂƚŵŽƟǀĂƟŽŶ͘ ͞/ƚƚŽŽŬƟŵĞƚŽŐĞƚĂůůƚŚĞǁĂǇŝŶƚŽƚŽǁŶ͕ but it was actually quite nice just to go there, ƚĂŬĞƚŚĞƟŵĞŽƵƚĂŶĚũƵƐƚĚŽǁŚĂƚ/ǁĂŶƚĞĚ͘/ ĚŝĚĞŶũŽǇŝƚ͘ŶĚŽĨĐŽƵƌƐĞ͕ŚĂůĨƚŚĞǁŽƌŬǁĂƐ ŐĞƫŶŐƚŽƚŚĞŐǇŵƵƉĂůůƚŚŽƐĞƐƚĂŝƌƐ͊/ƚŽŽŬƚŚĞ ůŝŌŽŶƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĚĂǇ͕ďƵƚĂŌĞƌƚŚĂƚ/ƚŽůĚŵǇƐĞůĨŝƚ ǁĂƐĐŚĞĂƟŶŐ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĂƚǁĂƐŵǇǁĂƌŵƵƉ͘͟ >ŽƐŝŶŐǁĞŝŐŚƚǁĂƐŶ͛ƚŚĞƌŽŶůǇŐŽĂů͘ ͞/ǁĂŶƚĞĚƚŽĮŶĚŽƵƚŚŽǁƚŽĞĂƚŚĞĂůƚŚŝĞƌ͘ EŽƚũƵƐƚǁŚĂƚƚŽĞĂƚďƵƚŚŽǁƚŽĞĂƚ͘dŚĞĐŽƵƌƐĞ ŝƐůŽŶŐĞŶŽƵŐŚƚŽĚĞǀĞůŽƉŐŽŽĚĞĂƟŶŐŚĂďŝƚƐ͕ ĂŶĚĂůƚŚŽƵŐŚ/ĐĂŶ͛ƚƐĂǇ/͛ůůƐƟĐŬƚŽĂůůŽĨƚŚĞŵ͕ learning how to eat healthily has been one of ƚŚĞďŝŐŐĞƐƚďĞŶĞĮƚƐ͘͟ ƐĞǆƚƌĂǁŽƌŬŽŶƚŚĞĨĂƌŵǁŝůůŬĞĞƉŚĞƌďƵƐǇ ŽǀĞƌƚŚĞŶĞǆƚĨĞǁŵŽŶƚŚƐ͕ƐŚĞ͛ƐŶŽƚůŝŬĞůǇƚŽŐĞƚ ƚŚĞƟŵĞƚŽĂƩĞŶĚƚŚĞŐǇŵ͘^ŚĞƐĂŝĚƚŚĞƐƚĂī ĂƚŽŶĮŐƵƌĞŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶŇĞǆŝďůĞĂŶĚŚĞůƉĞĚŚĞƌ ǁŽƌŬĂƌŽƵŶĚƚŚĂƚ͘ ͞/͛ǀĞƉƵƚŵǇŵĞŵďĞƌƐŚŝƉŽŶŚŽůĚĨŽƌƚǁŽ ŵŽŶƚŚƐƐŽŝƚŝƐŶ͛ƚďĞŝŶŐǁĂƐƚĞĚ͘dŚĞĞǆƚƌĂǁŽƌŬ ƐŚŽƵůĚŬĞĞƉŵĞĮƚŝŶƚŚĞŵĞĂŶƟŵĞ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞŶ /͛ůůďĞďĂĐŬƚŽůŽƐĞƚŚĂƚůĂƐƚƚŚƌĞĞŬŝůŽ͘͟
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you magazine DO IT YOURSELF SHANE WOODS gives us some practical advice on DIY projects
lthough the cold weather has well and truly set in, you can s ll get your clothes dry outside if you have a good clothesline in the right spot. And installing a clothesline isn’t diﬃcult, in fact it’s the perfect DIY project. There are many clotheslines on the market that will suit the amount of washing you do and the amount of space you have in your back yard. You can choose from the tradi onal hoist clothesline that many of us grew up with, a space-saving retractable version, or the less common fold-down op on. Whatever op on you choose, you will need to make sure you erect it in a spot that receives the
most sunlight, and ideally away from trees and view if possible. If you are installing a fold-down or retractable clothesline in a small area, choose the outside wall that receives the most sunlight. A hoist clothesline generally recommends the area diameter and hole dimensions for concreting its central pole in place. Simply follow the instruc ons for the depth of the hole, wet the inside of the hole, posi on clothesline in place and pre-mix concrete with water. Make sure to get rid of any air bubbles and use a spirit level to make sure it is in straight. Leave the concrete to cure for about 24 hours, and
then follow the installa on instruc ons of the manufacturer. Job done. The reason you need to wet the inside of the hole is to prevent the dry soil absorbing the moisture out of the wet concrete, which would weaken the stability of your clothesline. If you choose a wall-mounted retractable clothesline, or the fold-down version, the moun ng components are usually supplied with it. When you have decided the best spot to site it, making sure the wall will support it, level and a ach the wall brackets then follow the assembly instruc ons. If the wall isn’t going to be strong enough, ground conversion kits are available.
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f you have a good quality old-school clothesline that is looking a bit worse for wear, there could be plenty of life le in it by simply restringing it by replacing the wire. The quickest way to restring a clothesline is to start in the middle and work up to the upper most point. Before you start, measure out the line you need to thread the top three rows, and stretch the line across each row, adding a bit extra. If you have a four arm clotheline you will need four mes that length to complete the top three rows. Tie a loose loop in the line to mark the spot. A good p is to roll the new clothesline cord oďŹ€ the coil and lay it out in the garden so it will pull through easily. Thread the line through the lower eyelet and through three arms so you have the line
halfway around row three. Hold onto the end of the line a er threading it through the arm to prevent any tangles. Now pull all the line through to the point where you ed the loop. Thread up the other half of row three and pull all the line through. Thread the line through the upper eyelet on row three and then up to the lower eyelet on row two. Restring half of row two pulling all the line through, now thread the other half of row two, use the same procedure to thread up the top row. When the top rows are complete measure out how much line you need for the lower rows, again use one side of the line and stretch the line across each row and allow a bit extra, so for a four arm line you will need four mes that length. Thread up the lower rows using the same procedure.
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Chipping gives security yo magazine VET TALK BY JUAN GRAY
s you may have seen on Fair Go, a very small number of microchips have become faulty. Unfortunately some of these faulty microchips have been used in Ashburton. We ŚĂǀĞŵĂŝůĞĚĂůůŽƵƌĐůŝĞŶƚƐŝŶǀŝƟŶŐƚŚĞŵŝŶƚŽ have their pets chip checked. If your pet has ďĞĞŶŵŝĐƌŽĐŚŝƉƉĞĚǇŽƵƐŚŽƵůĚŐŝǀĞƵƐĂƌŝŶŐ and book an appointment to have it checked. If the microchip is faulty it will be replaced. This is ĂůůĨƌĞĞŽĨĐŚĂƌŐĞ͘ Since the 1st of July 2006 it has been ĐŽŵƉƵůƐŽƌǇĨŽƌĂůůŶĞǁůǇƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĞĚĚŽŐƐƚŽďĞ ŵŝĐƌŽĐŚŝƉƉĞĚ͘tŽƌŬŝŶŐĨĂƌŵĚŽŐƐĂƌĞĞǆĞŵƉƚ͘ dŚĞĚĞĮŶŝƟŽŶŽĨĂǁŽƌŬŝŶŐĚŽŐŝƐĂĚŽŐŬĞƉƚ ƐŽůĞůǇŽƌƉƌŝŶĐŝƉĂůůǇĨŽƌƚŚĞƉƵƌƉŽƐĞŽĨŚĞƌĚŝŶŐ ŽƌĚƌŝǀŝŶŐƐƚŽĐŬ͘ ŽŐƐƚŚĂƚŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĞĚďĞĨŽƌĞ:ƵůǇ 2006 don’t need to be microchipped unless ƚŚĞǇĂƌĞŝŵƉŽƵŶĚĞĚŽƌĂƌĞĚĞĐůĂƌĞĚĂŶŐĞƌŽƵƐ ŽƌDĞŶĂĐŝŶŐ͘/ĨǇŽƵĚŽŶ͛ƚŐĞƚǇŽƵƌĚŽŐ ŵŝĐƌŽĐŚŝƉƉĞĚǇŽƵĂƌĞůŝĂďůĞĨŽƌŚĞŌǇĮŶĞƐĨƌŽŵ the council. DŝĐƌŽĐŚŝƉƉŝŶŐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂůŝĨĞůŽŶŐ͕ĐŚĞĂƉĂŶĚ ƐŝŵƉůĞǁĂǇŽĨŝĚĞŶƟĨǇŝŶŐƉĞƚƐĂŶĚůŝŶŬŝŶŐƚŚĞŵ
to their owner. It is the only way for you to ƌĞůŝĂďůǇŝĚĞŶƟĨǇǇŽƵƌƉĞƚĂůůŽǁŝŶŐƚŚĞŵƚŽďĞ ƋƵŝĐŬůǇƌĞƵŶŝƚĞĚǁŝƚŚǇŽƵ͘ŽůůĂƌƐĂŶĚƚĂŐƐĂƌĞ unreliable and can be removed easily; they can also be hazardous for cats. DŝĐƌŽĐŚŝƉƉŝŶŐĐĂƚƐŝƐŶ͛ƚĐŽŵƉƵůƐŽƌǇďƵƚ /ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůůǇĨĞĞůŝƚŝƐĨĂƌŵŽƌĞďĞŶĞĮĐŝĂůƚŽ ŽǁŶĞƌƐ͘tĞƐĞĞŵĂŶǇŵŽƌĞƐƚƌĂǇĐĂƚƐĚƵƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞǇĞĂƌŵĂŶǇŽĨǁŚŝĐŚŽďǀŝŽƵƐůǇŚĂǀĞůŽǀŝŶŐ owners but unfortunately aren’t reunited with them. Cats are also prone to accidents and ďĞŝŶŐĂďůĞƚŽĐŽŶƚĂĐƚŽǁŶĞƌƐŝŶĂŶĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐǇ ĞŶƐƵƌĞƐǇŽƵƌƉĞƚŝƐŐŝǀĞŶƚŚĞďĞƐƚŽĨĐĂƌĞ͘ >ĂƐƚǁĞĞŬĂĐůŝĞŶƚďƌŽƵŐŚƚŝŶĂĚŽŐƐŚĞŚĂĚ ĨŽƵŶĚǁĂŶĚĞƌŝŶŐŝŶŚĞƌƐƚƌĞĞƚ͕ǁĞƐĐĂŶŶĞĚ ƚŚĞĚŽŐǁŚŝĐŚŚĂĚůƵĐŬŝůǇďĞĞŶŵŝĐƌŽĐŚŝƉƉĞĚ and searched our database as it turned out the owner was another client of ours. Mischievous Missy’s mum was here within the hour to collectt her, the process was so quick Missy’s mum hadn’t even been aware of her disappearance. /ĨǇŽƵĂƌĞŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚĞĚŝŶŚĂǀŝŶŐǇŽƵƌƉĞƚ ŵŝĐƌŽĐŚŝƉƉĞĚŐŝǀĞƵƐĂĐĂůůͲǁĞĐĂŶŵĂŬĞŝƚ happen today!
DON’T LOSE ME....MICROCHIP ME
Microchipping is the safe and easy way to ensure your pet is permanently identiﬁable should they ever go missing. Come in for $20 off microchipping 1 Smallbone Drive (on the way to the recycling centre) Ashburton
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Lochlea Lifestyle Resort There are now three newly completed villas ready for ŽĐĐƵƉĂƟŽŶ͊ ^ŝƚƵĂƚĞĚŽŶϲ͘ϮŚĞĐƚĂƌĞƐŝŶZĂĐĞĐŽƵƌƐĞZŽĂĚŝƐƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶ͛Ɛ ƉƌĞŵŝĞƌůŝĨĞƐƚǇůĞƌĞƐŽƌƚǀŝůůĂŐĞĨŽƌƉĞŽƉůĞĂŐĞĚϲϬǇĞĂƌƐĂŶĚŽǀĞƌ͘ ǆƉƌĞƐƐŝŽŶƐŽĨŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚĂƌĞŝŶǀŝƚĞĚĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĨĂďƵůŽƵƐĐŽŵƉůĞǆ ǁŚŝĐŚŝƐĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůǇƵŶĚĞƌĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĂŶĚǁŝůůĞǀĞŶƚƵĂůůǇƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ ϭϬϳƚǁŽͲĂŶĚͲƚŚƌĞĞďĞĚƌŽŽŵǀŝůůĂƐ͕ϭϬĂŐĞĐĂƌĞƵŶŝƚƐĂŶĚĂϳϬƚŽ ϴϬďĞĚŚŽƐƉŝƚĂůǁŝƚŚĂƩĂĐŚĞĚĚĞŵĞŶƟĂƵŶŝƚƐ͘ dŚĞŚƵďŽĨƚŚĞǀŝůůĂŐĞǁŝůůďĞ>ŽĐŚůĞĂ>ŽĚŐĞƚŚĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚǇ ĐĞŶƚƌĞĨŽƌĂůůƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐĂŶĚƚŚĞŝƌǀŝƐŝƚŽƌƐ͘ůŽƚŽĨƚŚŽƵŐŚƚŚĂƐ ŐŽŶĞŝŶƚŽƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶŽĨƚŚĞůŽĚŐĞ͕ĂŶĚŝƚǁŝůůƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŵĂŶǇ ŝŶĚŽŽƌĂŶĚŽƵƚĚŽŽƌĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐƐƵĐŚĂƐƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͛ůŽƵŶŐĞ͕ůŝďƌĂƌǇ͕ ǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉƐ͕ďŽǁůŝŶŐŐƌĞĞŶ͕ďĂƌďĞĐƵĞĂƌĞĂ͕ƉƵƫŶŐŐƌĞĞŶ͕ŝŶĚŽŽƌ ƐǁŝŵŵŝŶŐƉŽŽůΘƐƉĂ͕ŐǇŵŶĂƐŝƵŵĂŶĚŵƵĐŚŵŽƌĞ͘ dŚŝƐŐĂƚĞĚĐŽŵƉůĞǆǁŝůůƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĂƐĂĨĞĂŶĚƐĞĐƵƌĞůŝǀŝŶŐ ĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚŝƐƐŝƚƵĂƚĞĚŽŶƚŚĞŶŽƌƚŚͲǁĞƐƚƐŝĚĞŽĨƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶ͕ ĂŶŝĚǇůůŝĐƐĞŵŝͲƌƵƌĂůůŽĐĂƟŽŶǁŝƚŚŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶǀŝĞǁƐĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĞƐŽƌƚ ŝƐŽŶůǇĂŶŚŽƵƌ͛ƐĚƌŝǀĞƚŽŚƌŝƐƚĐŚƵƌĐŚĂŶĚdŝŵĂƌƵ͘
Adjacent to the resort is Lochlea Estate ^ƚĂŐĞϭŶŽǁƐĞůůŝŶŐƐĞĐƟŽŶƐĞŶƋƵŝƌŝĞƐǁĞůĐŽŵĞ
“New villas to view” Enquiries to Tony Sands, Resort Manager ŽŶƚĂĐƚϬϯͲϯϬϳͲϵϬϴϬ&ƌĞĞƉŚŽŶĞϬϴϬϬͲϮϳϮϳͲϴϯϳ ŌĞƌŚŽƵƌƐ͗ϬϯͲϯϬϮͲϲϴϴϳŵĂŝů͗ƚŽŶǇΛůŽĐŚůĞĂƌĞƐŽƌƚ͘ĐŽ͘Ŷǌ
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by Michelle Nelson
recently purchased property in Rakaia – a two-bedroomed co age, which I call Whare I (small house). And with it I inherited a garden best described as a pizza, so I have decided to enlist some help. Enter Dale Smith, a local hor culturalist with some good ideas for ge ng started – which he does by mowing the overgrown lawn, which way beyond the capabili es of my “ladies’ mower”. There are some lovely trees on the property and an array of gorgeous perennials – but haphazard plan ng has delivered a shambolic and largely unmanageable jungle in some areas, where self-seeded spuds jostle for space with raspberry canes, a rambling grape vine, blackberry and, as I recently discovered, a prolific feijoa bush. However, I’m going to concentrate on the courtyard as a first step. Firstly, the tree planted in the centre had to go. With the top smashed out – presumably in a long ago snow storm – that flowering cherry had plenty to weep about. Apart from being
unsightly, it oﬀered no shelter or shade and shed its leaves in such a manner they blew directly under the verandah and in the front door. Behind the stunted tree, in a raised garden bed, another eclec c assortment of shrubs and trees vied for space against the boundary fence. Several cabbage trees tethered to the fence have well outgrown the space; however I like cabbage trees and would prefer to spare them the fate of the cherry. No problem, according to my landscaping guru Dale: the three red cabbage trees can be transplanted – into the far corners of the secon, where there is space in similar raised beds. However, there is no room for the smoke bush planted in the courtyard. More suited to Australian soils, it will soon outgrow its posion and probably won’t hold up to the winds further back in the garden. Likewise several flaxes will be removed – when planted they would have been delicate and appealing, but these plants spread rapidly and will soon push out the retaining wall if not dealt with. But first, the courtyard garden is cleared of all
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1: The cabbage trees from the courtyard will be transplanted to help fill up gardens at the rear. 2: This overgrown area, alongside the gazebo needs attention. 3: A stunted weeping cherry offered no shade and created a mess. 4: Horticulturalist Dale Smith made short work of the tree.
the overgrown remnants of a summer flower bed. The trellised roses along the fence are also in need of prompt a en on, and straggling shoots soon fall prey to Dale’s secateurs. At the moment the roses can stay put – but I’ll be reviewing that decision in the spring. The area was soon transformed into a winter vegetable patch, sheltered from the worst of the gales which howl down the Rakaia Gorge, and close enough to duck out to harvest in inclement weather. Although I’m making a late start I’ve got some
silverbeet and spinach plants in, and am ready to plant broad beans and snow peas. I’ve also planted garlic and shallot bulbs, to flavour next autumn’s dishes and to help ward oﬀ pests when the soil warms up in the spring. In the corner of the courtyard, I have inherited a ‘girl cave’ – a covered wooden gazebo-like structure, with jasmine climbing over the top – and increasingly creeping through the roof. Although I’ve yet to spend a full summer at Whare I , it was a pleasant spot for an evening barbecue during the autumn months – but it
definitely needs a spruce up. Also at the same end of the courtyard, an outdoor fishpond in the form of a bathtub is an eyesore – a decision will have to be made about the resident koi. And the spot le by the cherry tree needs to be considered – they will be my next projects. Right now I have another problem to deal with – apparently my newly-established vege patch looks very similar to a feline latrine! I’d be interested to hear readers’ ideas on how to deal with this dilemma.
ANY TIPS? re-fire Do you have any su patch ur ways of making yo ve to c of soil look una ra e? in cats as a latr to If so, we would love ail em se hear them... plea rdian. michelle.n@thegua co.nz
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s it fashionable to give teens damage their brains, but did no boundaries at all or are you know that teens who start we, the parents, just giving drinking before age 15 are five up the ba le? mes more likely to develop It’s really hard not to sucalcohol dependence or abuse cemb to teen “tan es” and/or later in life than those who peer pressure at mes. begin drinking at or a er the Bowing to ‘popular’ trends, age of 21? like providing alcohol for Are we too easily overpow16-year-olds and some mes ered by our raging hormonal younger is one dangerous teens? Are we that sad as partrend. It’s one thing to provide ents that we’re worried about a beer at home a er your not being cool, or maybe we teen has worked hard with had strict parents and are worMUM ON THE RUN you, or to have a wine with ried about being the same. BY LISA FENWICK a meal ... but it’s another to In other words, do we not condone teen par es with have the balls to s ck to our alco-pops and copious amounts of beer. guns for teenagers’ own good? Have we gone completely crazy as a society? Maybe I’m wrong, maybe that ‘rite of passage’ How are they physically and mentally able to is something they have to discover for themcope with bulk-loads of booze at that age? selves and we just have to hold our breath and Most of us know that teens’ brains are s ll hope they survive it. In fact I do recall some developing and that too much alcohol can teenage alcohol sessions myself (the old friends magazine g
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in town who remember them have been gagged) and while some would consider it did aﬀect my brain, generally speaking I escaped fairly well. But we got around in cars that were lucky to push 80km/hour with no heaters, and we usually only managed to score a bit of beer or some foul cheap wine like Pink Chardon ... ohhhh, it just sounded so flash. Throughout the ages teenagers have always pushed the boundaries, tes ng out their newfound freedom and manhood or womanhood. I get that, I was one once ... a long, long, long me ago. I have to say I was a foul teen. My gorgeous, tolerant mum should have sent me to live in a school for mouthy teens... but seriously, she should have cut me oﬀ at the knees, metaphorically speaking. I was not beyond swearing at her and dismissing anything she said. How she kept her cool is way beyond me ... my teens aren’t as lucky. The ‘I hate yous’ and the ‘I’ll do what I want anyways’ don’t phase me par cularly, because
I know the passwords to the computers and I’m not beyond throwing one (a computer) out a window if I’m pushed beyond endurance. Wouldn’t that make my Facebook-addicted girlteen feel like she’s missing a limb. I truely don’t get what’s hard about saying no. I do recognise that as your children age, we need to let go a li le bit and have some faith... but I do try to do that in degrees rather than jumping straight into the deep end. Our binge-drinking culture has a lot to answer for, but we, as parents, need to keep up our end of the bargain too. That sleepover your 14-yearold is going to on Saturday night ... is it really a sleepover? Have you rung the parents? I don’t give a toss if my teenragers think I’m uncool for finding out the details of their “outings”. If my 14-year-old ended up at a party drunk and vulnerable, it sure wouldn’t be with my knowledge. So at that age, they might expect that their mum will be ringing to check out their weekend plans are what they say they are.
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