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JUNE 3rd June: Queens Birthday Weekend Raceday, Ellerslie, Auckland 5 - 9th June: Wellington Jazz Festival 13th June - 1st December: Carried Away: Bags Unpacked Edition, Auckland

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14 -15th June: Winetopia, Auckland 19th June: Child Cancer Foundation’s Wig Wednesday 20th - 23rd June: Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival 28th June: Winter Cup, Alexandra Park, Auckland

JULY July 13th: Deluxe A List Winter Gala, Auckland 18th July - 4th August: New Zealand International Film Festival, Auckland 26th July: SZA Concert 27th July - 12th August: New Zealand International Film Festival, Wellington

AUGUST 1- 4th August: Pop up Globe NZ Tour, Wellington 10 - 26th August: Visa Wellington on a plate

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26th August - 1st September: New Zealand Fashion Week

OCTOBER 6th October: 2019 NRL Grand Final

30th August: Bentley What Women Want, Auckland

SEPTEMBER 6 - 7th September: Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Show

20th October: ASB Auckland Marathon

12th - 21st September: Fleetwood Mac

28th October: Labour Day

14th September: Hola Cubana - Le Ball Masquerade Ball, Auckland 18th September: The 1975

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1st - 4th November: Taste of Auckland 5th November: 2019 Melbourne Cup 9th November: Shawn Mendes, Auckland 11th November - 22nd December: Christmas at the Races 17th November: Toast Martinborough 30th November: Christmas in the Park, Auckland

DECEMBER 5th - 7th December: Hansel & Gretel by Royal New Zealand Ballet 8th December: Farmers Santa Parade


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Editors Lett er FROM TEENAGE YEARS I’VE HAD A LOVE FOR MAGAZINES. I LOVED THE OPULENT GLOSSY FEEL, THE NOISE OF THE PAGE AS IT TURNED AND THE INSPIRATION FROM THE PHOTOS AS THEY BOUGHT A STORY TO LIFE. A MAGAZINE WAS SOMETHING GORGEOUS TO HAVE. I USED TO READ EVERY SINGLE WORD ON EVERY PAGE AS MY HEART FLUTTERED AT THE MAKE UP AND FASHION IDEAS AND I ALWAYS SAVED EVERY ONE! THEY WERE PRECIOUS TO ME. IT IS A LUXURY TO READ TODAY AS YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE CHOICE TO TAKE THE TIME TO SIT DOWN AND READ. Our society searches the internet now for everything from games, to work, to shopping and of course even relaxation - but should computers and relaxation go together? We have everything from calm apps to online meditation, yet surely having a device to help you relax is an oxymoron in itself? I see the internet becoming a dangerous place. There is always going to be something that makes it unsafe - blue whale and momo are prime examples. We have to constantly be aware of what link we are opening and I find I am always having to prove to the computer that I am a human! Of course we must also warn our children of the dangers. It’s like walking through a minefield of hidden bombs, and now that we are all addicted to our computers and phones, we are being told ‘less screen time’. I truly think its time for us to wake up and take on a different perspective, which brings me to my point - reading! Read books, read magazines, read, read and relax. It activates a different level of brain activity and you truly feel replenished and inspired afterwards.

Eye magazine has had a makeover this year and we are now a fashionable bi annual with sections on beauty, fashion, lifestyle, wellbeing, culinary, design, motoring and finance. We hope to inspire and motivate you but also provide you with some form of learning and a nice uffy rela ing read Our fashion shoot was held at the Grand Windsor hotel on Queen Street. It is a stunning location that is very central and boasts a fabulous bar and restaurant. The dress we featured is the stunning Carolina gown from Modes, a gorgeous piece of art! Ina Feni is our model and she is also the co owner of the Proper Pizza brand. See pages 32 to 37. Our 8th What Women Want 2019 is being held at the Cordis again and is sponsored by Bentley Auckland. If you have not yet been make sure you book your ticket, It’s an outstanding day of champagne, shopping, a 3 course lunch with wines from Clarks Estate, a fashion show by Shen and Silver fox models, a charity auction for the Heart foundation and catching up with friends. It’s one of my favourite days of the year.


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SPOTLIGHT ON: CAROLYN TAYLOR DANCING FOR: CURE KIDS DANCING PARTNER: JOHNNY WILLIAMS

Dancing with the Stars New Zealand CAROLYN TAYLOR HAS WORKED IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE CAMERA IN HER YEARS OF TELEVISION AND SHE’S JUST FINISHED SHOWING HER MOVES ON DANCING WITH THE STARS NZ. WE SAT DOWN WITH CAROLYN TO SEE HOW SHE GOT ON. How did you get along with your dancing partner? Johnny is fantastic. Luckily if we had met outside of this crazy Dancing with the Stars bubble, he and I would be great friends. We are ying and yang and our energies complement each other (aside from when he’s been working with me for hours on one thing that just doesn’t stick!) he is chilled, funny, serious when necessary and doesn’t get ustered by much. What was your favourite style of dance? The most comfortable was the Cha Cha. It’s fun, it’s irty and not a serious acting dance’ so you’re able to really focus on the movement of the body. What was your biggest worry about doing the show? Funnily enough I didn’t really focus on worry’ during the e perience. I was having so much fun learning how to dance There is always an element of the unknown’ in a competition like WTS so if anything; I guess that’s where the worry’ would sit. I just wanted to raise money for Cure Kids, represent myself authentically and give my best to onny and the - oor. I’m sad we didn’t make it that far but man, I’m incredibly proud of our performances each week. It takes real guts and courage to put yourself out there like that, and we loved every minute of dancing for the audience and the process behind getting a dance ready for the telly. Will you continue to dance? I absolutely think I will. How and where and what for? Not sure yet, but I’m already talking to Jonny about lessons. I’ve never felt so free and happy and vibrant, dancing seems to light up my soul and that was a totally une pected and magical thing to e perience through being a part of the show. What’s next? Good question! I do have to say, being back on TV lit me up. I didn’t realize how much I missed it aybe I’ll have a look in that direction ne t but I also love my job in Marketing and Communications for The Parnell Business Association it’s so interesting and diverse. There are a lot of possibilities of what’s ne t’ and I’m the kind of person who believes you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one thing. Do what makes your heart sing as much as is possible-while being responsible enough to be able to pay your bills.

Dancing with the Stars NZ airs Sundays at 7 pm and continues Mondays 7.30 pm on THREE.

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The power of Celine Dion L’OREAL PARIS, THE NUMBER ONE GLOBAL BEAUTY BRAND, PROUDLY ANNOUNCES LEGENDARY PERFORMING AND RECORDING ARTIST CELINE DION AS THE BRANDS NEWEST SPOKESWOMAN. Celine Dion is one of the most celebrated and admired women in the world – a true icon. Beyond her powerful voice and unstoppable stage presence, Celine Dion is a woman of substance known for her renowned accomplishments and extraordinary personality. Resilient, selfconfident, unapologetic, generous and bumble, she is the ultimate symbol of female empowerment and a true woman of worth.

“I’m at a stage in my life where I’m excited to use my voice to empower others “to feel beautiful, confident, and to learn to embrace themselves.” Celine Dion


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Karen Walker DISTINGUISHED NEW ZEALAND DESIGNER KAREN WALKER IS KNOWN FOR HER ELEGANT STYLE. SHE’S ESTABLISHED AN INTERNATIONAL FOLLOWING FOR HER READY-TO-WEAR, EYEWEAR, JEWELLERY, BAGS AND FRAGRANCE LINES AND PLAYFULLY MIXES HIGH FASHION AND STREET STYLE, MASCULINE AND FEMININE, LUXURY AND EASE. What is your wardrobe must have? Naturally, I’m never without some new KW sunglasses.

What has been your most extravagant purchase? Of late: Flying my family to Sydney for the Iggy Pop concert.

Trend you never want to see again?

What’s your favourite quote?

I’ve never been a fan of distressed denim and wouldn’t miss it if pre-ripped jeans disappeared forever.

Grayson Perry: “Cool is the enemy of creativity” (or something to that effect).

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An Iggy Pop tour t-shirt for my daughter from the concert we just went to at the Sydney Opera House.

Some beautiful new diamonds. And much more.

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Vicki Taylor GROWING UP IN A FASHION INDUSTRY FAMILY, VICKI TAYLOR WAS ALWAYS SURROUNDED BY TEXTILES SO IT WAS LITTLE WONDER SHE WAS DESTINED FOR A CAREER IN DESIGN. TAYLOR SPENDS HER TIME LEADING THE CREATIVE DIRECTION OF BOTH ‘TAYLOR’ AND ‘THE SHELTER,’ CONSTANTLY DELIVERING INNOVATIVE CHIC DESIGNS. What is your wardrobe must have?

Favourite quote?

A crisp white cotton shirt – with a twist! A white shirt always makes me feel sharp and prepared to take on anything the day can give me.

“Fashion is about creating a form of expression and silent communication for the wearer.”

Trend you never want to see again?

What can we look forward to from ‘taylor’ this year?

This is super hard as a trend is something that only works in context with its counterparts from that same era or moment in time. There is a synchronicity that works when you put these elements together, making it become attention grabbing and therefore popular. Taking one piece out of context is not kind to many trends!

A celebration of 20 years of ‘taylor’. This has meant a walk down memory lane and many smiles as we touch base with many of the people who have enabled us on our ‘taylor’ journey. I’m also working on building our new international brand, Symetria, which is designed and fully made in New Zealand yet sells to the world from Paris. It embraces the northern hemisphere and will celebrate another exciting season selling from Paris.

Latest thing you bought? My new Subdued Sweater – I love the versatility of the curved front, as I can tuck half in or wear it with the scoop at the back or front. What has been your most extravagant purchase? I just had to have this beautiful ivory Uma Wang dress to wear to an event.

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Turet Knuefermann RENOWNED KIWI FASHION DESIGNER TURET KNUEFERMANN HAS QUICKLY BECOME A RESPECTED MEMBER OF THE NEW ZEALAND FASHION INDUSTRY. KNOWN FOR HER TIMELESS DESIGNS AND AESTHETIC, KNUEFERMANN LOVES MAKING WOMEN FEEL EMPOWERED, CONFIDENT AND COMFORTABLE. What is your wardrobe must have? For winter, it has to be our Laurent Blazer with its satin lapel, which brings a little edge to daywear and doubles as a super cool cocktail look. The Bla er’s first fashion moment was when it was borrowed from the boys by Coco Chanel in the 1940s and until today it remains a true sartorial classic, guaranteed to sharpen your look and empower you. We think our one is the best with its gross grain finish, giving an ultimate lu ury te ture you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else – an ama ing look for any shape and si e. Trend you don’t want to see again? Acid wash anything. Latest thing you bought? I’m always picking our favourites from what drops in store – the latest is a soft cotton shirt in a fine Navy Beachstripe from our resort collection, which doubles as office wear, pyjama or beach shirt. ou

never want to take it off There’s something about a collar – be it worn solo or under a bla er or jersey, which makes you feel ready for the day. What has been your most extravagant purchase? Tickets to orocco for a friend and I for three days, slightly over the top but so worth it What’s your favourite quote? “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” What can we look forward to from Turet Knuefermann this year? Creating the ultimate wardrobe requires the building blocks of style: beautiful basics are your shortcut to easy chic and this is what we are offering in store this season: lu urious mi and match pieces that work hard for you and make you feel your best.

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Deborah Caldwell WORKING HER WAY FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR TO WORKING ACROSS SOME OF NEW ZEALAND’S MOST ICONIC FASHION BRANDS, SHE IS NOW THE CEO AND OWNER OF INTERNATIONAL FASHION LABEL ‘STORM’. HER DESIGNS REPRESENT A CONFIDENT, CONTEMPORARY WOMAN WITH AN INNER ROCK N ROLL ATTITUDE. Latest thing you bought? I recently caught up with an old friend and his skin was literally glowing so I asked him what he was doing. Rolling with Madonna apparently, so I had to do the same and invest in an MDNA facial roller. Trend you never want to see again? Anything tie-dyed. What’s been your most extravagant purchase? A few years ago I took my son on a very special trip; we went to Disneyland, Universal Studios and went to some NBA games, which we both loved! We splashed out on facials and massages, which at the time was so extravagant, but the memories we had will last a lifetime.

What’s your favourite quote? “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” What can we look forward to from Storm this year? This year actually marks 12 months since Storm comes full circle and returns to where it all began, to me, so it’s a very exciting time! The new collection sees rich jeweled tones and opulent fabrics of satin, leather and fur. We have some fun novelty sweaters and exaggerated shoulders in cozy merino knits, perfect for winter.

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Cecilia Kang AS A SELF-TAUGHT DESIGNER, CECILIA KANG SPECIALISES IN HIGH FASHION EVENING WEAR. HER DESIGNS ARE UNIQUE, INTRICATE AND KNOWN FOR THEIR FEMININE SILHOUETTES. KANG PRIDES HERSELF ON MAKING EACH GARMENT HERSELF. FROM PATTERNING, DESIGNING AND SEWING, SHE BRINGS HER VISION TO LIFE. What is your wardrobe must have? efinitely some unique and colourful basics. These essential items make day to day dressing infinitely easier and can be worn fashionably throughout the day. I also love to mi and match with different items and accessories so that whatever the occasion, work, brunch, an event, you’re looking great. Trend you don’t want to see again? Probably ripped jeans and crop tops. I just don’t think it’s fashionable In my opinion, jeans feel very masculine; the hard fabric te ture puts me off wearing them. I am all about making women feel beautiful inside and out with elegant garments. Fashion, I believe, is about showing your inner personality in an elegant way. aybe I don’t like crop tops because I don’t have abs Latest thing you bought? Fabrics and fabrics and more fabrics I am a proud New Zealand designer and to make my statement art pieces I need lots of

fabrics. Purchasing unique quality fabrics makes me so happy and I’m always so e cited to start the creative process. What has been your most extravagant purchase? Again, fabrics To me, the most e travagant purchase is the fabrics I purchase to make my garments. What’s your favourite quote? “We learn from failure, not from success” I think its important to remember that it’s ok to fail, don’t be embarrassed to fail and make mistakes, they are things that often bring us most success in the end. What can we look forward to from Cecilia Kang Couture this year? I will be doing a solo show for New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 and my theme this year is ala y travagan a’. There will be lots of garments related to the gala y, universe and nature. I cannot wait to reveal it to New Zealand.

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Charone Mackessack OWNER AND DIRECTOR OF GLAMOUR, CHARONE HAS BEEN PROVIDING HER CLIENTS WITH LUXE EVENT WEAR OFFERINGS FROM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE FOR OVER 8 YEARS. OPERATING FROM A BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE IN THE HEART OF NEWMARKET AND VIA A SUCCESSFUL E-COMMERCE PLATFORM, CLIENTS ARE INVITED TO WORK WITH EXPERIENCED STYLISTS TO FIND THE PERFECT PIECE FOR THEIR NEXT SOIREE. CHARONE’S LATEST VENTURE IS THE LAUNCH OF THEIR VERY OWN LABEL, RONEY. PRESENTING THEIR CORE COLLECTION AS THEIR FIRST RANGE, THIS WILL QUICKLY BECOME YOUR NEW WARDROBE STAPLE. FOR SHE WHO IS FIERCE AND BEAUTIFUL, RONEY OFFERS BEAUTIFUL BOLD COLOURS AND EXOTIC PRINTS THAT WILL EASILY TAKE YOU FROM BEACH TO BAR. What is your wardrobe must have?

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Our Covet dress. It’s so versatile as you can pair it with white trainers and comfortably run around doing mum duties, but you can also dress it up for a bit of nighttime glam by adding a pair of ankle boots, statement earrings and a fur.

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Trend you never want to see again? I’m not a huge fan of socks and sandals – sorry! Latest thing you bought? ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Ultraboost X Shoes. Seriously they’re the most comfortable trainers ever. And, who doesn’t love a bit of animal print on a trainer!

What’s your favourite quote? “She was too much of a warrior to be considered a princess. She never cared for the crown - she preferred a sword.” What can we look forward to from Roney this year? We launched our Core Collection recently and are working on RONEY being available in many boutiques throughout New Zealand. Plus, we are currently creating our next range and many other exciting things are in the pipeline. Watch this space!

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Pia Naera-Scott PIA NAERA-SCOTT HAS CARVED HER PATH IN THE NEW ZEALAND FASHION SCENE WITH HER BOLD, BEAUTIFUL AND FEMININE PIECES. AT ONLY 28, PIA IS THE YOUNGEST NZ DESIGNER TO HOST HER OWN NZ SHOW. PIA IS A DISTINCT, PRINT HEAVY LABEL THAT FOCUSES ON EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED DIGITAL PRINTS, QUALITY EMBELLISHMENTS AND UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL FABRICS. What is your wardrobe must have? This autumn and winter it’s a PIA coat, they come in epic colours (blush pink, navy and grey marl) and it’s the perfect throw over piece. They’re super cuddly too. Trend you never want to see again? That’s a tricky one because most trends make a come back sooner or later, but I wasn’t a fan of the pleather trench coat trend last year, let’s hope that doesn’t make a come back any time soon! Latest thing you bought? Earrings – I love jewellery to wear with my PIA pieces. I have a massive earring collection. Obsessed.

Champs Elysees when I was last in Paris and I’ve worn them to death. I’m going back in June this year so will probably buy another pair because I love big sunnies with my PIA outfits. What’s your favourite quote? “Everything happens for a reason.” What can we look forward to from Pia Boutique this year? We have monthly drops which happen at the first of every month, 16 brand new styles with limited stock. We have also just launched PIA tees, which are exclusively designed. We do have some new styling coming through and a few other exciting things in the pipeline but we can’t reveal just yet so you’ll have to stay tuned!

What’s been your most extravagant purchase? My pram – who would have thought they would be so expensive? But fashion wise, I bought some Celine sunglasses from a store on

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Diane Stephenson DIANE STEPHENSON IS A FASHION MOGUL, SERVING HER LOYAL CUSTOMERS AT MODES IN NEWMARKET FOR 35+ YEARS. DIANE HAS GOTTEN TO WHERE SHE IS TODAY AS SHE KNOWS FASHION AND SHE KNOWS HER CUSTOMERS, HER HARD WORK, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IS TRULY INSPIRING.. How long have you been in fashion? 35 enlightening years. What has been your biggest challenge? andlords from planet lala and staffing Sundays Who inspires you? People who have integrity and taste. My inspiration for going into business was my father, who taught me: things were only simple to simple people and to do anything, do it right . As a result I went into business with my eyes open and still have many of the same suppliers, staff and clients that I began the journey with, 5 years ago. any have actually become personal friends and even though some of them have retired now we still manage to catch up. One of our suppliers retired recently and immediately got bored so he’s joined our team to help the girls over ball and wedding

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GLAMOUR Signature Blazer $299.00

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Berlei UnderState Wirefree $64.95 UnderState Basic Micro Full Brief $16.95

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Beau Hudson Raw Edge Hoodie $114.00 (from Threads)

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Christian Dior Mini Saddle Bag $11,000

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BEST BLOW WAVE DRY & TEA Dry & Tea is the perfect place if you’re looking for some affordable luxury. Whether you need a blow-dry or a full head of colour, Dry & Tea is the place to go.

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BEST NAIL SALON CIGISII NAILS BEST WHISKY BAR THE JEFFERSON From grain to still, barrel and bottle, experience The efferson – Auckland’s finest whisky bar.

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CigiSii promises to relax, indulge, beautify and spoil you. It’s your escape and nail haven.

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BEST BISTRO MORELL Morell is a owner operated local bistro in the leafy streets of Remuera, Auckland. They’re all about good food, family and friend and hospitality.

BEST DAY SPA

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EAST DAY SPA East Day Spa is a luxury spa offering over 70 treatments, each sure to leave you looking refreshed and well pampered.

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BEST FLORIST BLUSH FLOWERS Blush Flowers offers a huge range of beautiful owers, whether it be a huge bouquet or a small arrangement.

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BEST BRUNCH SPOT ODETTE’S EATERY Located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, Odette’s Eatery is the perfect brunch spot, with a divine menu based around fresh local produce.

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BEST HAIRDRESSERS ASC SALON ASC are award winning cut and colour experts, delivering on the best experience & service.

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BEST FINE DINING ANTOINE’S As the epitome of fine dining, Antoine’s’ nostalgic menu is sure to suit anyone looking to treat themselves to a beautiful meal.

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30 AUGUST 2019 CORDIS AUCKLAND Ayala French Champagne on arrival • Pop up store shopping • Three course lunch with matched Clark Estate wines • Entertainment • Shen Fashion Show • Inspiring Speaker • Auction for The Heart Foundation • $1,500 goodie bag each • Best Dressed Prize

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Keep Your Eye On... MARY-THERESE BLAIR WINE WRITER, ADVENTURER AND IMBIBER, MARYTHERESE BLAIR AKA MERMAIDMARY NEVER WANTED TO BE DESCRIBED AS AN OENOPHILE. HER TRUE PASSION IS TO SPREAD THE WORD OF GREAT WINE WHILE MAKING WINE ACCESSIBLE, “WINE IS TO BE SAVOURED, ENJOYED AND GOES BEST WITH WONDERFUL COMPANY.” WE SAT DOWN WITH MARY TO FIND OUT MORE. What is your favourite drink? Obviously wine, but picking just one favourite varietal is almost impossible. I could probably narrow it down to either Chardonnay or Syrah, but it has to be said that Rose is stealing all of our hearts at the moment. What can’t you leave the house without? Sad to say, but my cell phone! I wish it wasn’t the case but it is, I get so much of my work done on the run so my phone is essential. What’s your favourite place to eat in Auckland? I’m a coeliac so I love any place that makes it easy for me to have multiple options. If there’s an epic wine list to match them I’m in heaven. To that end you can’t go past Soul Bar in the Viaduct or Apero on K. Road. What is your favourite holiday destination? Italy! The food, the wine, the people, the coastline, the language. Any part of it is is sublime. What do you do to relax? Hiking with my husband is one of my favourite ways to relax. A few hours walk up to a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean where we can sit and enjoy the view and have a sip of something special I’ve stashed in my backpack – bliss. What are you passionate about? I’m passionate about wine and talking about it in an approachable way. I take wine seriously but I think we should talk about it the way that we drink it, socially and without the alienating wine speak that some wine professionals rely on. What’s on your bucket list? I want to continue to learn as much about wine as possible. Every day in this industry is a reminder that there is so much more to learn and I love that.

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Trendsetters of the Digital Age INFLUENCER MARKETING IS THE NEXT BIG THING WHEN IT COMES TO DIGITAL MARKETING IN NZ. Millenials are now the largest consumer demographic and are looking to fellow consumers on Social Media to inform their purchasing decisions. With highly engaged and loyal audiences in niche markets, in uencers are the trendsetters of the digital age, they have the ability to use their authentic voice to in uence consumers to purchase. Whilst in uencer marketing has been adopted for several years now by some of NZ’s bigger brands and well-known in uencers, a new trend is starting to emerge. icro In uencers are now hot property with their smaller yet substantial followings and very loyal engaged audiences. Kimberley Smylie director of the newly launched platfrom The Social List is helping to bridge the gap between brands and micro in uencers in NZ. There are so man up and comin in uencers it u e potentia Kimberley says but until now they have not been accessible to brands. n ess ou are e immersed in t e in uencer industr it is ard to kno ere to start in order to find t e ri t in uencer for our brand Kimberley has launched The Social List to create a professional and educating environment for brands and micro in uencers to connect. “There are so many unkno ns in t is industr and anted to create a p atform t at not on connects brands and in uencers but pro ides industr trainin and support . The Social ist offers a membership to in uencers across NZ to help build and grow their personal brands via insider training and exposure on the website. e e p in uencers be seen and et noticed b brands Kimberley is also excited about the next phase of the launch of The Social List offering online workshops to small businesses educating them on all things in uencer marketing and how to optimise their campaigns to help get a better return on investment.

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A New Fox in the Coop OFTEN NEW ZEALAND IS USED AS A TEST MARKET BEFORE ENTERING AUSTRALIA, BUT IT’S THE OTHER WAY AROUND WHEN YOU ARE EXPANDING A BRAND OR CHAIN, WHICH WAS THE NATURAL PROGRESSION FOR SUCCESSFUL SILVERFOX MGMT GROUP IN AUSTRALIA. FOUNDERS, GEORGIA AND BRIGITTE SAW THAT NEW ZEALAND WAS AHEAD IN MANY WAYS SHAKING THE DIVERSITY TREE, BUT THERE WAS NO AGENCY SPECIFICALLY CATERING FOR THE MATURE MODEL. AND LIKE AUSTRALIA, THERE’S AN INCREDIBLE TALENT SOURCE, BUT IT IS TOTALLY UNDERREPRESENTED. So, the opportunity arose to open an agency in Auckland to complement their other agencies in Sydney, Brisbane and elbourne. Another positive, is their models now have a uid representation in both countries which make campaigns easier and widens the pool for brands looking for something unique and fresh. It has been the case in the past, that if you were too short, too old or too large, you were turned away, but thanks to models like ate oss, Ashley raham and Carmen ell’Orefice, the market is more open to promote ‘real’ people and diverse models, and this is Silverfox’s speciality. We talk with New Zealand Managing Director Rebecca Swaney, to learn more about the mature market. “For me the journey to buy the New Zealand licence started when my husband Richard bought me a ticket for the John Kehoe Mind Power course - without asking me! That was a game changer for me. Like many women, I was incredibly tough on myself. When opportunities arose, if I didn’t tick every box in the skill set needed, I would think I couldn’t do it. After the course I realised I had quite a strong list of skills.” What stereotypes would you like to see challenged about older women? “I do feel mother nature plays a part in how people perceive older women. I think with our body clocks changing in late 40s and early 50s, society takes that as its cue … “well if Mother Nature has said enough, well enough then”. But for women in their 40s, who are hitting their stride, in the prime of their life, in their element – it’s the me time, growth time, more social time and often more money time. Mother nature be damned. Women themselves have to get

on board with questioning what beauty is? For too long we have seen beauty as an impossible 10/10. I myself see beauty in so many people when I walk out the door. But so many people don’t see it in themselves.” Have you seen a shift toward using mature models? What can they offer the industry? eaut is beaut , confidence is confidence, no matter t e a e People in the older demographic are more style and beauty aware than ever before. According to a Canadian study, the purchase intent doubles for women over 35, if they see people in advertising that are their age, so we are here to wake up the industry, and show them what the silver generation has to offer!” What do you like about working with mature models? What is Silverfox looking for in their models? “With maturity comes a bit of no nonsense; they aren’t too precious. Professionalism in this business counts for a lot, such as turning up on time, being prepared and getting the job done. My models have real life experiences, are aspirational, they have lived and they are relatable because of that. What better ambassadors for your product could you possibly want?” If you feel you have what it takes in the ‘silver’ market or are after a Silverfox for a campaign contact Rebecca at Silverfox MGMT New Zealand.

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Why Older Models #AGEPOSITIVE “The perception in society of what it means to be old has changed in t e ast fe ears oda fift is t e ne fort omen and men of my age are the ones who have the money and the buying power.” Harald Schindel, Model, 59 “I turned 62 in December and people always ask how I look the way I do at my age. It’s a question of spirit. It’s not just a question of what I eat or what I put on my skin. It’s about how you think.” Yazemeenah Rossi, Model, 62 – Silverfox MGMT International ou can t define peop e b a e an more as consumers t s about mindset and common values. It’s become tribal. Brands that succeed will adopt a generation-less approach.” Beth Bentley, Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation, Weiden and Kennedy

More than one in four Japanese are aged 65 or older, making it the first countr to it t e per cent mark Financial Times

“Older shoppers have the disposable income but they are not necessarily spending it on clothes, because many retailers are not targeting them successfully.”

“Having rocked out to the Rolling Stones and pogo-ed to the Sex Pistols, baby boomers are never going to be told what we can and cannot do.”

Maureen Hinton, Director of Research and Analysis, Verdict

Alyson Walsh, Blogger, “That’s Not My Age”

“They went wild because I was a 60 year old in lace underwear and yes, my nipples were showing. There was a lot of reaction and it was so positive because older women want to see themselves

en ou s o an o der oman in a campai n, not on does she have the power to inspire a younger person, but also the power to inspire her generation.”

and younger women want to feel that they’re not looking at a limit ahead of them.”

Ari Seth Cohen, Founder – Advanced Style

Jacky O’Shaughnessy, Model, 66 – Silverfox MGMT International

“Only 1% of global innovation (and 10% of marketing spend) targets adults over 50, despite the fact that it is the fastest-growing consumer demographic.” Sara Bonham, Cofounder, Perennial “Purchase intent doubles when women over 35 see people in advertising that are their age in relevant advertising.” Dr. Ben Barry, Associate Professor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Ryerson University “Growing old for me was always a destination. Now that I’ve arrived, I’d have myself now over me in my 20s, 30s or 40s any given day.” Amanda Bransgrove, Model, 52 - Silverfox MGMT New Zealand


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Clinique For Men Super Energizer Fresh Daily AntiFatigue Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% $40.00

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BLUNT Classic Houndstooth $129.00

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IWC Portofino Chronograph $9650.00

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Miltzen Tortoise 46 $499.00

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BEAUTY “NOTHING MAKES A WOMAN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE BELIEF THAT SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.” SOPHIA LOREN


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Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift $118.00

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NZ Secret Cleanser Cream $441.18

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Antipodes Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum $54.50

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Paudha Nourish and Repair Face Oil $33.00

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Natures Beauty Bee Kiwi Manuka Honey Night Cream 100g $22.50

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Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peal $159.00

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It’s a beautiful thing. It makes you stand a little taller. Laugh a little louder. Live a little fuller. It lets you be you, in all your glory. And nothing should get in the way of that. At Caci, we know that healthy, glowing skin helps you feel great. And we can make it happen. We tailor Treatment Plans just for you, giving you beautiful results. So you leave with a spring in your step. We’re about much more than skin. We’re for you. 0800 588 566 A

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New Zealand Secret – an honest approach to skincare NEW ZEALAND SECRET IS PASSIONATE ABOUT THE POWER OF NATURE; IT’S THEIR BELIEF THAT SKINCARE AND HOME CARE PRODUCTS DON’T NEED TO CONTAIN CHEMICALS AND HARMFUL INGREDIENTS IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE. INSTEAD, THEY LOOK TO NATURE FOR THE SAFEST, MOST NATURAL INGREDIENTS POSSIBLE WHEN FORMULATING THEIR PRODUCTS. WE SAT DOWN WITH CO-FOUNDER OF NEW ZEALAND SECRET, MONA MASOUMINIA. Why did you get into luxury skincare?

What’s your favourite product from New Zealand Secret?

Products labelled ‘luxury’ is often a big lie – if you knew the chemicals that are loaded into some of your favourite ‘luxury’ items you’d be appalled! I believe that we have realised what luxury is all about when it comes to skincare. It’s about being genuine and honest. We care for each and every detail and that’s why we’re able to succeed!

My favourite (and the favourite of many) is the serum. It has natural anti-aging, unique peptides that no other skincare has. All the ingredients are backed by clinical trials which have proven its anti-aging effect. Our serum keeps the skin tight, moisturised and glowing all day.

What inspired the brand New Zealand Secret? We were inspired by the beautiful landscape of New Zealand. With our skincare range we utilised the amazing properties of plants, minerals and other natural resources that are completely unique to NZ. What we discovered is that NZ grown products are the most Bioactive in the world which meant that only very luxury skincare should be made from them. What’s your beauty regime? I think it’s important to clean my skin and moisturise before bed – it’s the best time for it while the skin is resting. It’s also important for me to know the ingredients in the products I use and that they are free of anything toxic! Of course this is why I always use New Zealand Secret.

What’s the future for New Zealand Secret? We are continuing to expand, and are now known in many Asian countries and the feedback has been great. We are also looking to open in luxury department stores in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia this year. America has shown an interest and we have been in some boutique stores in Santa Monica and plan on being in some bigger department stores in 2019. In addition, we’ve successfully launched in Auckland Duty-Free. Ultimately, New Zealand Secret will be the home of other luxury products, all NZ-made. New Zealand Secret is here to reveal the secrets and benefits that are only to be found in New Zealand.

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We promise your future using our past, none can equal, it’s unique Perfection is more than an Obsession for us Let us show you what natural skincare really is We create beauty from within

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Escape to Beau Visage Beauty Spa FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALK INTO BEAU VISAGE SPA, THE ENERGY JUST FEELS DIFFERENT. LOCATED ON ONE OF AUCKLAND’S BUSIEST STREETS, DOMINION RD, THE SPACE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED BY THEIR TEAM. AN OASIS AMIDST THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF LIFE, BEAU VISAGE IS AN ESCAPE WITH THEIR LUXE TREATMENTS AND PREMIUM CUSTOMER SERVICE. The treatments at Beau Visage Beauty Spa & Wellness combine well being and proven effectiveness with a perfect blend of incredibly effective products. Moreover, the team is committed to helping each and every person that walks through their doors, so that Beau Visage continually transforms lives, giving their clients solutions and a clear plan moving forward. This includes massage, spa treatments, laser treatments and anti-ageing solutions. However, it is skincare in particular that truly sets Beau Visage apart. The team at Beau Visage are experts in effectively blending medical treatments with natural solutions for long term care. This is achieved through Cell Reverse, a luxury skincare range aimed at developing, testing and providing high grade medical and natural vegan skin care solutions to New Zealanders. Cell Reverse is a skin care company with a difference. Their products are created to be effective in rejuvenating your skin while meeting high ethical, environmental, and organic standards. Moreover, Cell Reverse has both a medical range, for treating skin issues, and a natural range in order to maintain healthy skin.

Their medical grade products combine age-defying formulas, medicine and science to effectively treat your skin. These products have led to improved overall skin tone and visibly reduced skin pigmentation, redness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Cell Reverse’s natural vegan skin care range includes ingredients such as aloe vera, bergamot, cucumber, desert lime, kakadu plum, lavender, lilli pilli, lime, neroli, olive leaf extract, oregano, papaya, pineapple, quandong, radish root, rosehip oil, rosemary, tea tree and ylang ylang. This range is 100% natural, vegan, contains bio active ingredients and is cruelty free. Combining the expert care at Beau Visage with these premium products results in a skincare regimen that truly creates confidence and results. Whether it’s for a massage, long term skin treatment or simply just to treat yourself, book in at Beau Visage and experience the luxury for yourself.

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The perfect solution for a younger you IN NEW ZEALAND WE HAVE LAWS IN PLACE TO PROTECT ANY KIND OF PATIENT INCLUDING THOSE SEEKING COSMETIC WORK, AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU IS A SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SAFER RESULTS. Dianna Morgan is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience as a healthcare professional and has worked in the Cosmetic Industry for 14 years. She has been recognised for her level of expertise by multiple leaders within the Cosmetic Industry and has a ourishing business in the heart of emuera. Dianna shares with us “It can take a lot of courage initially for women to even book an appointment, acknowledging they aren’t happy with the way they look and/or feel. But then it’s about choosing the right person who will listen and hear what it is in fact they want. Lastly and most importantly, it’s then about will they deliver and not create a change I don’t like? And that’s ere ua ifications and re istration are t e minimum benc mark in New Zealand.”

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She takes her profession very seriously staying abreast of all the latest techniques and products to ensure she can offer the right product and procedure for every customer that comes through her door. She elaborates for us “It’s not about having a preferred supplier or only using a trend-based product, as some products actually don’t work on some clients and some won’t last due to the clients make up or metabolism, so It’s vital to understand as many different types of skin, ethnicities and products available, to give the best, long-lasting results to each customer.” Dianna’s career has involved working with Allergan where she learnt her injecting techniques from multiple, internationally renowned injectors for over 6 years. During this time Dianna was also teaching Doctors and Nurses the art of injecting BOTOX® and dermal fillers. ianna also travels the world and in Singapore recently she mastered the anatomy and safe practices around Asian skin and aesthetics. Dianna later founded Cosmetic Solutions expanding her reputation in Auckland as one of the best appearance medicine nurses in the industry and continues to pursue further experience and education in the latest Cosmetic Appearance techniques available. She was the first from New Zealand to complete a course at the prestigious Esteem Institute of Cosmetic Appearance in the Gold Coast, Australia. Cosmetic Solutions based in Remuera, provide New Zealanders with some of the most up to date nonsurgical procedures in the appearance medicine industry. Dianna prides herself on empowering clients with knowledge about any treatments before proceeding with them. So, for a free and thorough consultation to address your needs, contact Cosmetic Solutions. They are passionate about obtaining natural, undetectable results and are dedicated to offering the very best service and outcomes.

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Brows: the envy of all women DIRECTOR OF FLAWLESS BROWS, EMMA GRUNDY, IS PASSIONATE ABOUT THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, EYEBROWS. RUNNING THROUGH LASH + BROW IN MOUNT EDEN, EMMA IS A PERFECTIONIST AND STRIVES ON GIVING THE MOST NATURAL AND FLAWLESS FINISH TO HER CLIENTS. Services include: •

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Restoring Your Comfort; Restoring Your Confidence UP TO HALF OF ALL NEW ZEALANDERS EXPERIENCE ISSUES WITH THE VEINS ON THEIR LEGS. Varicose veins, and/or spider veins are more common in women than men. You may think they just look unsightly or associate them with age, but the symptoms can be further reaching than that. Sufferers may experience tired or heavy legs, swelling, itching and eczema which can lead to ulceration of the skin. This can of course have ow on effects to confidence or self-esteem. It’s more than an aesthetic issue, it’s uncomfortable. What people may not know, is that veins can be treated non-surgically and with virtually no down time, with Palm Clinic’s old Standard Walk in – Walk out service. Dr Sam Dunn explains how the clinic manages to hold such a proud position as a leading New Zealand vein treatment provider whilst delivering minimally invasive techniques to ensure comfort and confidence at every step.

‘Clients love our care as we ensure there is minimal disruption to their routine and they know that we develop a customised care p an, specific to their needs.’

We’ve specialised in the treatment of veins for well over 20 years, in this time we’ve really become one of New Zealand’s most e perienced vein clinics. eritage is important and I stand behind our care and variety of cutting edge technologies and approaches that we use to restore comfort and confidence to our clients. We treat each case as unique. There are several treatment options, each of them safe, non-surgical and administered by an e perienced vein Doctor. on’t allow your confidence to be compromised by a condition which, in the right care, can be successfully treated. If you’re troubled by symptoms or would like to see an improvement in the appearance of your legs, contact Palm Clinic about their gold standard, non-surgical treatment approach to varicose veins.

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DR SAM DUNN Accredited Doctor New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine

Beyond Beauty IT’S HUMAN NATURE TO WANT TO LOOK YOUR BEST.

DR STEPHEN MILLS Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon FRACS

When we look our best, we feel our best and this confidence extends through to our relationships, careers, attitude and ultimately our quality of life. But nobody wants to look ‘done’. It can be a fine line between minimising the effects of time and looking like you’ve had a touch up; we speak with Dr Sam Dunn from Palm Clinic about what’s possible with cosmetic medicine and how we can go about rejuvenating our appearance without it looking obvious or unnatural.

“Our emphasis on natural results, means our clients never leave Palm Clinic looking ‘done’.

BONNIE MORROW Advanced Cosmetic Nurse

We take a ‘less is more’ approach to everything we do, and because our practitioners are a ua ified cosmetic doctors or cosmetic nurses e a so ensure both quality and safety every step of the way. We pride ourselves on our ability to bring inner beauty to the surface in a way that looks both natural and appropriate. Never over the top, never in your face.” Dr Sam Dunn is an experienced Cosmetic Medicine Doctor who is accredited with the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine. “We have a selective and discerning clientele here at Palm Clinic. Our clients have trusted us for years and know they can rely on our utmost level of care and attention to detail to get the results they’re looking for.”

JENNY MACDONALD Advanced Cosmetic Nurse

Dr Dunn leads a professional team which excels across the full spectrum of cosmetic and surgical options, from gentle beauty and skin therapy treatments to cosmetic medicine, cosmetic surgery and liposuction/body contouring. Rounding out Palm Clinic’s team is the esteemed Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon, Mr. Stephen Mills (FRACS), who can offer assistance where a little extra is needed. Popular treatments provided by Dr Mills include eyelid lifts, liposuction, body contouring, face lifts and breast enlargement and reduction. Both surgical and non-surgical options are available to have you looking and feeling your best. To find out what could work best for you, book a consultation today.

KAREN EADY Advanced Skin Therapist

139 Remuera Road • 08004PALMCLINIC • palmclinic.co.nz

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How does TruSculpt ID work? TruSculpt ID employs a unique form of low frequency monopolar radio frequency energy that penetrates deep into the adipose tissue and is able to treat the entire fat pad. Given each patient’s unique biological complex, the TruSculpt ID is able to adjust the energy output to compensate for fibrous tissue ensuring each patient receives an optimally effective treatment.

How is the procedure performed? An initial evaluation is performed to frame the desired treatment areas. A total of 6 hand pieces may be used to target an area that is larger than 3 Cool Sculpting cool max applicators (approximately 12 SculpSure applicators). Each hand piece is gently applied using a piece of double sided tape and then wrapped around the body ensuring full contact. Patients have reported experiencing mild heat with an overall high level of comfort during the 15 minute session.

How do I know if I am a candidate? Unlike other non-invasive fat removal procedures such as cool sculpting and SculpSure TruSculpt ID does not have any BMI (body mass index) or weight restrictions. Almost anyone can be treated with the TruSculpt ID.

How many treatments will I need? 95% of patient’s will only require 1 treatment per area. We can treat multiple (as many as 3) areas in a single 15 minute session!

Is the treatment painful? No! Patients report the treatment feels like a warm stone massage. Some feel the heat in the first minute to be a bit intense but then adjust to the treatment.

How long before I see my results? Results will be noticeable immediately (firming, improved skin tone and texture, some reduction), however, fat cells are removed over a period of time and maximum results will be achieved at 12 weeks. Results will be noticeable immediately (firming, improved skin tone and texture, some reduction), however, fat cells are removed over a period of time and maximum results will be achieved at 12 weeks.

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Smoother, more confident you!

TruSculpt ID benefits

Finese Face and Body Clinic is proud to be the first TruSculpt ID provider in New Zealand, as part of an exclusive partnership with Cutera. TruSculpt ID is the latest technology available to permanently and noninvasively remove body fat. “We have been leaders in non-invasive cellulite and body contouring treatments in Auckland for 17 years,” says Sue Crake, owner of the Remuera salon. “US-based Cutera is a global pioneer at the forefront of medical aesthetics. We are thilled to introduce their latest in body contouring treatments. TruSculpt ID has proven results. It is a pleasant experience and allows us to provide a personalised solution to our clients.

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Treats an area 3 x larger than Cool Sculpting’s coolmax (largest applicator) Just 15 minutes Painless Safe for use in obese and morbidly obese patients Tightens the skin by remodelling collagen Amazing results – some patients have reported over 35% reduction in fat (measured by ultrasound in clinical trials) Treat ALL areas including the abdomen, love handles, bra rolls, chin, thighs, arms and calves

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Finesse Face and Body Clinic 591A Remuera Road Remuera Auckland 1050 09 520 5331

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Dr Frances Pitsilis – Skinfresh SKINFRESH IS ALL ABOUT SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS, WHILE OFFERING THE WIDEST RANGE OF NON SURGICAL TREATMENTS FOR FACE, NECK AND BODY FOR ALL AGES AND SKIN TYPES. CLIENTS WANT THE BEST RESULTS ALONG WITH NO PAIN OR DOWN TIME. THEY ARE AT THE LEADING EDGE. Skinfresh uses only doctors and nurses with the safety and professional standards of a medical clinic. They are the first and only Cosmetic clinic in New Zealand to have vein visualisation technology to make Dermal Filler treatments safer. Dr Frances Pitsilis, Skinfresh’s founder, has extensive experience and qualifications in Anti Ageing edicine. Skinfresh is the first clinic to offer internal health optimisation to help appearance. They can help many skin problems like osacea, Acne and elasma (stubborn pigmentation). Skinfresh’s facial slimming treatments include wrinkle injections as well as the first and only clinic in New Zealand with truSculpt fat dissolving technology. These are both walk in, walk out treatments with no down time. Skinfresh was the first to have truSculpt fat destroying technology in Australasia which can treat each body area in just under 0 minutes. It is safe and effective. Areas include abdomen, anks, inner thighs, saddle bags, knees, back fat, ankles, under chin.

Skinfresh’s newest treatment is the Plasma Bt Surgical ™ technology for tightening upper and lower eyelids – part of the Silky Eyes ™ treatment. Combinations give the best results. Skinfresh now have the Neck Lift Protocol™ that uses a unique combination for each client. Combinations selected from a huge range of treatments give the best results for non surgical neck life and tightening. ermal fillers, truSculpt , laser and light therapies, Plasma Bt Surgical and Vampire individualised for any skin type will reduce double chins and rejuvenate wrinkly necks. An international lecturer on Cosmetic and Anti Ageing edicine and New Zealand most loved T doctor, you can find r Pitsilis’ channel on ouTube with over 100 videos containing information on health and appearance.

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Hello, Hello Dental HELLO DENTAL’S AIM IS SIMPLE – PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL, STATE-OF-THE-ART DENTAL SERVICES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. FOUNDED IN 2018, THE HELLO DENTAL PRACTICE IS BACKED BY DENTIST DR SHIRLEY WAN. RECENTLY, SHIRLEY WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN® SO SHE CHOSE 14 YEAR OLD ELLA WOODCOCK, DAUGHTER OF ALL BLACK TONY WOODCOCK, TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF INVISALIGN®. WE CAUGHT UP WITH SHIRLEY AHEAD OF THE TREATMENT TO FIND OUT A BIT MORE.


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What is Invisalign® treatment? Invisalign® is the worlds premium clear braces treatment. It is a new technique compared to the traditional metal braces. Invisalign is free from metal wires and hooks, as it is removable clear aligners which get changed weekly and through a series of different trays over continuous months your teeth move into a prescribed perfect smile! Who is Invisalign® treatment for? This treatment is suitable for both teenagers and adults as it is bespoke to each individual. It can help correct early crowding in teenagers who are still transitioning from deciduous (milk) teeth but can also align elderly patient’s teeth. Invisalign® can also be used prior to full cosmetic makeovers such as veneers and crowns and can help minimise the amount of drilling that is required. How is Invisalign® different to braces? The immediate and main difference is the discreetness of Invisalign . It is barely noticeable and significantly more comfortable than the traditional ‘train tracks’ that are associated with traditional braces. They are removable which means you are able to keep good oral hygiene throughout your orthodontic treatment. It does also mean that clients are required to be well disciplined in remembering to put their aligners back in their mouth after a meal!

t is bare noticeab e and si nificant more comfortab e t an t e traditiona train tracks t at are associated it traditiona braces Does it hurt? Not at all, it will feel tight at first but this dissipates after the initial two days. What is the treatment process like? Initially we focus on your smile design. It’s important our clients can see their 3D predicted results before treatment even begins. This is a fun and creative process. We make sure patient expectations are met but also realistic. During the Invisalign® process we see our clients on a monthly basis. These are usually short 20 minute appointments to ensure the aligners are being worn correctly and to check on oral health. Keep your eyes peeled in the next issue of Eye Magazine to see our Q&A with Ella and see how the process is going.

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Dry Eye Therapy At Oasis Spa you will receive a full clinical evaluation and a tailored dry eye treatment plan using leading edge technology. All in a luxurious, relaxing environment.

Escape to Chuan Spa, Auckland Life can be stressful, but Chuan Spa at Cordis, Auckland has the perfect answer – a rejuvenating spa experience to melt away the stress and bring you back into balance. You’ll begin with a glass of premium sparkling wine to begin your “Chuan Escape” package experience. Next you’ll be treated to a soothing classical facial and spa massage. On departure, guests will be given the gift of Chuan Body Salts so they can take home a piece of Chuan indulgence. Available for just $185, this promotion is available until Friday 14 June 2019.

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Caci has become an iconic brand in New Zealand since their first clinic opened in 1994 in Newmarket, Auckland. They have revolutionised the beauty industry and now have over 50 locations offering skin treatments, hair removal and appearance medicine. The team at Caci focus on making skin and beauty treatments simple, accessible and affordable by personalising treatments and payment plans for each customer. All treatments are developed to ensure customers get the best results – because it’s all about looking and feeling your best!

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LIFESTYLE “‘I HAVEN’T BEEN EVERYWHERE, BUT IT’S ON MY LIST.” SUSAN SONTAG


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Eat, Love - Travel ‘IT’S AN ABSOLUTE RULE: NO MATTER HOW HARD THINGS GET, WE MUST FIND A WAY TO HAVE FUN. GO SOMEWHERE NEW, ENJOY SUN, SEA, MUSIC, GOOD FOOD, NEW CULTURES AND COME BACK RECHARGED’.

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This is the mantra of Ina Feimi, who is co-owner with her fianc Stuart, of Proper Pi a in O’Connell Street and Fokker Bros in the iaduct. Ina says ‘They both are ‘the face’ of what fast food done-right is for me, but we all need time-out.’ Ina emigrated from Albania to New Zealand in 201 to be with Stuart and e plore a brighter life together. Think going from y Big Fat reek Wedding’ to ife of Pi’ e cept that instead of an ungrateful tiger she had a very kind-hearted partner to swim in life’s waters with her. Ina said she couldn’t believe she had moved to a country where sometimes she could be the only person around, which was completely the opposite to Albania and the constant company of family and life Before arriving and settling down in Auckland though, they made travel a priority. The need to be wise with money, birthed their philosophy of smart and affordable travel, coupled with a strong belief of time-out and timetogether makes life timeless. They spent two years traveling all over the world, place after place, plane after plane, ship after ship; a contagious virus planted deep within them both. In the past, Ina would travel two-three times per year with family, friends or even alone sometimes but had never travelled with a partner.

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Ina shares with us ‘I believe that if you want to know not only yourself better but your partner, travel with them. When you travel, you are out of your comfort zone, so you get the chance to see how the other half behaves in situation that are out of their control. You learn the do’s and don’ts faster than living together!’ Also this was Ina’s first time living with another person other than a family member. Sometimes she found herself thinking how ama ing it is, that two different beings with no ties of blood could co-e ist in a relationship without losing their own identities. Ina goes on to share, ‘Don’t get me wrong, I know that most people would say that’s love but come on, love is not always the answer when it comes to a longterm relationship. There are so many other elements needed in it, especially if both of them work in the same environment. Love mi t be t e c err on t e top but t e foundation fi ured in m case is to respect the other, knowing that they do their best and can have a hell of a lot of fun. From the start of our relationship, we agreed that we would work hard but also appreciate the company of each other and enjoy life.’

It’s this promise and est for fun and passion for travel that has taken the pair to countries and 94 cities and they tell me they have only just begun. But how do they do it you say with two busy businesses to run and all their money invested. Well Ina prides herself on doing research and finding out all the best deals and looking in places you might not have ever thought of She tells me you don’t need to be e tremely rich to enjoy regular travel and you don’t have to go to the most e pensive hotels or choose the supreme suites, as you’re often not in them for long ou also don’t have to travel on the most e pensive airline or only during the peak season. Think outside the square. Ina tells me to also not rely on company taglines like owest airfares guaranteed’ or massive search engine websites. es, they might have the cheapest on that day or quite often they don’t but they usually come with very limiting conditions leaving no e ibility. oing into a travel agent allows agents to link ights on one booking through their wholesale network, saving a lot of money rather than purchasing individual tickets.


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? Most beautiful place on Earth: For a long time, I was vouching for Bora Bora or the Maldives till I saw Isle de pines in New Caledonia, and it’s so close to New Zealand. Mind-blowing beauty with waters of so many shades of blue like Bora Bora but more character. I can’t deny that Bellagio in Como and St Paul de Vance in Cote D’Azur haven’t left a strong mark in my memories too. Most beautiful country: Malta. Every country has beautiful places and cities but I have never seen a whole country with so many different faces, all of them beautiful in their own right. Rich in history, culture and architecture, it’s a joy for the heart and mind to visit all three islands of this little country: Malta, Gozo and Comino. The average spend there, is 50 Euros per day. I could have the breakfast in Valletta which is a UNESCO World heritage city with a massive number of historical buildings and it feels like Italy or France. Afternoon walking on the narrow cobble-stones street of the silent old City and my mind would be transported to 1001 Arabian nights or enjoy a modern evening vibe in St. Julian – a very cosmopolitan city. It’s the new IN place to go for the rich people from what I have heard, funny that it’s so cheap - almost everybody can afford the beauty of it. Places I would never return: Alexandria, Egypt and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I enjoyed Cairo in Egypt and Siem Reap in Cambodia, but I really can’t bring myself to go back to any of these places it’s like once it’s done its done. Underrated places: Budapest, Istanbul, Langkawi, Saranda, Malta, Taormina, Rhodes, I would love to go back in these cities. Overrated places: Bora Bora, Cancun, Marseille, Zurich, St Tropez – there are so many other options out there that I find way better. It’s good to have a look at them but for me the hype didn’t match the reality.

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Best place to go for Spring: Barcelona. The mix of Mediterranean culture with the Latin blood is irresistible. Drinking sangria, enjoying modernist landmarks, shopping on La Rambla for new items or enjoying food from Mercado de La Boqueria, it’s energising. Best place to go for Summer: I can’t decide between the south of Albania, the Greek Islands or Croatia. For the ones who haven’t tried it, those three places give you the vibe that Ibiza/Saint Tropez has but more relaxed and affordable. Amazing summer parties, astonishing blue crystal waters, music in the air, good fun, lots of adventures and bikinis everywhere. They are made for Summer. Best place to go in for Autumn: Paris. Nothing compares with Paris on an autumn day. It’s just pure magic. Best place to go for Winter: ueenstown NZ and Innsbruck Austria. Both these places transform during winter like a fairy-tale land. The harmony between nature and handmade landscapes is almost majestic. You have to pinch yourself to understand the surrounding is real. Favourite place to relax: Thailand, Koh Samui. The nicest people, not so crowded like the other islands, and beautiful white beaches with a city to entertain yourself during the night. Favourite place to go: Italy. An absolutely must go: Italy. No words – it has it all

Places that deserve their good name: Paris, Montecarlo, Nice, Vegas, Ubud, Rome, Venice, Val Paraiso, Hong Kong, Positano & Cinque Terre, Amalfi coast, ueenstown, Amsterdam, Seoul, New York, Bangkok, Vienna, Dubai and many many others. These are the places that you get what you expect. Unique experiences: Iceland and Cappadocia. They both are so majestic and mystic that you must give in to the place. So, after all of this travel and with so many more countries to check off their list, I ask Ina and Stuart the inevitable question, which is your favourite City? And they answer as you would expect and with such joy.

‘We love Auckland. We have seen so many other Cities and they are all beautiful but Auckland is still our first c oice en it comes to ere e ant to i e and ro our ife and business t s so beautifu , ad anced in man a s, untouc ed in so man ot ers t s t e best of bot or ds and t e p ace e o e to ca ome You only need to follow Ina’s Instagram page to enjoy her passion for life, food and travel and she shares many other tips to help you enjoy travel for less. Follow her on @belainaa or visit them at either establishment for an infusion of their travels into their incredible authentic pi a’s or finger licking burgers


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Boom Boom Clap THE TRIP OUT TO KAURI BAY BOOMROCK AUCKLAND IS WELL WORTH IT. AS YOU CLIMB THAT LAST 500 METRES TO THE TOP, YOUR BREATH IS TAKEN AWAY, AS THE PANORAMIC VIEWS OPEN UP LIKE A FLOWER IN BLOOM. This unassuming venue in my opinion is the wedding venue in Auckland. Being highly sought after, booking ahead is essential, however the team aim to please and love to tailor a special experience so they will always offer alternative dates. Known for its location, views, impeccable food and outstanding service, Ollie and his team have the right recipe to ensure your event is seamless, welcoming and a true five-star e perience. But it’s not just weddings they are well known for, this ultimate-e perience destination, can cater to small or large 5-250 private or corporate groups for dining, gra ing and rela ing, as well as team building, shooting, golfing, off roading, hiking and more! The staff are outstanding and really hands on, giving you both local hospitality and international service. Sourcing a plethora of local and international wines, Kauri Bay Boomrock prides itself on an outstanding offering including an impressive list of craft and popular beers. Champagne or top shelf, you can rela by the fire or dance the night away depending on your event and mood but the view never gets boring. The bay opens its arms to you, showcasing the impressive 500-acre Clevedon coastal landscape. This purpose-built site boasts two locations, The odge and The Bunkers. Due to their unique location, they take the hassle of transportation out of your hands collecting you from hotels, airports or a designated location. You can travel by coach or arrive in style by helicopter, as they have their own helicopter pads and are more than happy to assist you in booking with Heletranz. The team’s attention to detail is second to none and their calm manor has you relaxed from the outset. With a rustic yet elegant vibe, the table dressings remind you of something in rural France but the food is New Zealand produce at its best, showcasing the culinary prowess of head chef Jeroen van Bilsen. A selection of menus is available to choose from to suit your taste or event style or, ask Jeroen to custom design a menu for you to compliment your occasion or dietary requirements. From line caught fish to Invercargill lamb to Stewart Island salmon, only the best will do. elicious playing on traditional dishes sees ingredients like Duck and Venison modernised with candied or smoked beetroot with celeriac or ha elnuts pummelled for intense avour. You wouldn’t think that this stunning bespoke venue could be duplicated but they have another site in Wellington called Boomrock. Waves thunder against the cliffs and echo back out across the sea, giving this remarkable place its name. Surrounded by 1 00 acres of farmland, Boomrock sits on top of a 250m cliff, overlooking the Cook Strait and Tasman Sea with stunning jarrah oors and big rustic beams.


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As of September 2019, The Lodge at Boomrock, will be offering seating for up to 120 guests or cocktail style for 150 with superb views of the South Island outline. This is the ideal venue for your special wedding day, conference, corporate team building event, private celebration, or even stag do. It is the perfect location to showcase New Zealand to international guests and as with the Auckland location, they will arrange all transport on your behalf. With new extended decks and lawns, a stunning new ceremony location, a larger capacity and a fully enclosed wet weather option, this really is at the top of the venue game. New Resident Chef Gareth Cowie, can design a menu to suit your requirements and budget that will include local and seasonal produce. Gareth shops at all the local markets and chooses his seafood from the fishmonger himself. A few standouts for me on his set menu are the Market Fish Crudo with a divine kombu lime dressing or the Goat curd tortellini with honeycomb, walnut velouté, braised baby leeks and potato glass. As a kiwi, I have to recommend the Banoffee pie, and if you don’t know what that is – you HAVE to try it! Similar activities are on offer at Kauri Bay like extreme golf, claybird shooting, knife throwing, cooking challenges and coastal tours. Enquire with the team to design a package to match your timeframe and desired experiences.


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I like to think of myself as inclusive, as broad-minded and certainly not racist. I also like to think of myself as well travelled but I want to share with you a few travel stories that opened my eyes to what I feel is the root of man’s fear of difference. When I would drive through south Auckland, although I have many Pacific Island friends, if I’m honest, I would struggle with the dilapidated houses with temporary structures and tarpaulins, yet with a digital sky dish and the latest commodore parked outside. It wasn’t until I travelled to Samoa and spent time with friends in their fale’s, observing their culture, that the light bulb clicked. Firstly, they rented these homes so they couldn’t update them or fi things themselves. Secondly, the temporary structures and/or tarpaulins were to separate festivities and such from areas of sleeping, food prep and prayer. It is taken very seriously that these should never cross over as that is considered disrespectful. As far as the sky dish and latest Holden goes, they don’t have these in Samoa, so this is the ‘go-to’ spoils they enjoy in the western world and are symbols of status and comfort. After understanding, asking, listening and observing, I got it, I understood and I’ve never had that irritation again when driving past. Because I understood. Similar story: many people dislike it when Chinese spit in the street, but it wasn’t till I travelled to China and learnt about their culture that I understood why. Often our spit is full of to ins or mucus and should be disposed of. The Chinese take their health and well-being VERY seriously, and the street is considered dirty and the street washers blast the curbs daily so whose right or wrong here?

Reality or Utopia? PETRA RIJNBEEK SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME, MAN HAS FEARED THE UNKNOWN, THE DIFFERENT, THE UNEXPLAINABLE. FROM TRIBAL DANCE TO WITCHCRAFT, FROM RELIGION TO LANGUAGE, FROM SKIN COLOUR TO SEXUAL PREFERENCE, THOSE WHO CHOSE NOT TO SWIM IN THE SLIPSTREAM HAVE BEEN PERSECUTED, CONDEMNED AND OSTRACISED.

Gay people. My brother and I once went for a drink in a gay club when we were younger and when he made a comment that they’ll all try and touch him, I said “You’re not that hot, what makes YOU so special that they all want to hit on you? Just like all women don’t hit on you, it’s the same. “Stand down goal attack” he laughed and rela ed. Did you know that there’s basically only ONE major point of difference between Muslims, Christians and Jews? It all comes down to Jesus Christ and who he was and when. So, the whole treat each other well is the same, don’t cheat or kill etc etc is all the same. Yet religion has sparked so many wars over one point of difference! I pose this to you. Just try not to worry so much about what your neighbour is eating or who they’re praying to or sleeping with. Just be a good neighbour. Help when they need it, say good-morning, smile and be courteous and be a good human. Some like to drive, some walk, some take the bus – we are all different. But we all need to eat, we ALL need love, we all bleed and we all hurt. Let’s try to not make others lives harder than they already are. Imagine all the people, living life in peace. John Lennon


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Pacific Jemm by Eichardt’s to Offer Exciting Opportunities This Winter THOSE LOOKING FOR THE BEST IN LUXURY LAND AND LAKE WILL NOW BE SPOILT FOR CHOICE AS EICHARDT’S PRIVATE HOTEL ANNOUNCES ITS ACQUISITION OF THE REGION’S FIRST PREMIUM NAUTICAL OFFERING, THE PACIFIC JEMM. The 24-metre Falcon 80 S is a welcome addition to the Eichardt’s Private Hotel offering (including the country’s most exclusive accommodation The Penthouse) and will allow adventurous travellers to see a truly unique side to Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu. In true ichardt’s style, the Pacific emm oo es old-world charm with smart teak finishes and plush in-built furnishings. Along with the recent appointment of our new Yacht Manager, Samantha Millington, who adds a wealth of knowledge & experience to Queenstown’s only luxury superyacht. With a professional background in boutique lu ury hotels in her career, with many years working on yachts throughout the Mediterranean and around the world Sam is a great addition to the team. “Having worked with superyachts around the world, I’m excited to brin m e perience to ueensto n and t e acific emm team ensuring the standards are up to that of Eichardt’s Hotel and to superyachts internationally. Currently we have the only u ur super ac t on ake akatipu but it suc a i in u of overseas visitors to Queenstown we are excited to look after both our local guests and visitors alike.” “After our recent refurbishments we are now heading into Winter with a variety of exciting new activities & experiences that will bring a point of difference to Queenstown and the surrounding area. The addition of a tender means e a e t e e ibi it to take uests to and from the shore for picnics in more secluded areas of the lake, a private chef will be on hand to meet any of your dining needs and our superb accommodation offerings mean that you will wake up with a view like no other,” says Millington. Complete with all the modern amenity one expects of the hotel experience, the lavish vessel includes four luxury suites and has at its beck and call two crew, alongside ichardt’s’ famous chef who will prepare custom menus with an emphasis on locally-sourced fare.

The acquisition is a coup for the Imperium Collection, owned by Christchurch-born businessman Andrew Co , which has a stronghold on the lu ury boutique market of ueenstown with its two hotels, lakeside apartments, private residence and restaurants The Grille, No5 Church Lane and the revered Eichardt’s Bar. “We are thrilled to be able to extend our luxury experiences in ueensto n onto t e ater e acific emm as recent under one a si nificant up rade to brin it to t e standard t at our guests expect, and will offer signature experiences akin to the standard set by The Penthouse,” says Cox. Three expansive terraces provide the perfect vantage point to e plore hidden coves, mountain vistas or insta-worthy backdrops looking back to the famous ueenstown bay. Options for cruising include scenic daytrips to Glenorchy and a helicopter over to the West Coast for crayfish before anchoring up to cook the catch. For the truly adventurous, guests can super-charge the e perience with their pick of an Aston artin, amborghini allardo Spyder, Audi 8 or Porsche 911 to race to lenorchy before again being helicoptered over the Southern Alps, gathering West Coast delicacies and devouring the freshest Kiwi seafood aboard a cruise back to ueenstown. Custom fireworks displays such as the upcoming Winterfest festival over gourmet dinners that light up The emarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak mountain ranges will set the scene for intimate wedding or milestone celebrations. “As a luxury brand we are constantly looking for new ways to deliver incredible experiences and memories for our guests. e acific emm i continue t is tradition, us erin in a ne way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover what makes New Zealand truly world-class,” says Cox. With overnight stays for up to ten people, a stay on the Pacific emm is designed for ultra-high net worth individuals and families looking for a different perspective. Alternatively, day trips and private functions can accommodate up to 45 guests and will be custom built for each e perience.

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A Northland Experience for Body and Soul FOR LOVERS OF QUALITY ART, SUMPTUOUS FOOD AND GORGEOUS NATURAL VISTAS, THE GALLERY AND CAFÉ, HELENA BAY HILL, IS A MUST-GO NORTHLAND EXPERIENCE. SITUATED ALONG OLD RUSSELL ROAD - NORTHLAND’S SECRET COAST ROUTE, THE GALLERY & CAFÉ IS SET IN AMONGST PICTURESQUE, SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS DESIGNED AND CREATED BY OWNER AND ARTIST PETER BROWN. APPEARING NEAR THE PINNACLE OF HELENA BAY HILL, THE GALLERY & CAFE OFFERS EXPANSIVE VIEWS OF NATIVE BUSH, RUGGED VALLEYS AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND IS JUST 14KM OFF STATE HWY 1. Pete’s “Field of Dreams” vision was to create an environment that people would want to visit, and visit they do! The Gallery has been in operation since 2003, with the Café opening just over a year later. After 15 plus years of experience, the combination of extensive art works, breath-taking views with the edible delights born out of Janet Pope’s café, just works. The experience is magnified by the obvious love and commitment owners and staff have for what they do. There is a tangible camaraderie among those that work there, and visitors are graced with warm hospitality and a dedication from staff to provide quality service sprinkled with bursts of joyful banter. If you ask Pete what his recipe for a thriving gallery is, he’ll tell you it is a commitment to supplying and displaying the very best art in the best way. With a focus on quality and variety, The Gallery is home to world class art works produced predominantly by New Zealand Artists and designers. Paintings, photography, prints, glass works, jewellery, and sculptures for both indoors and out, adorn the gallery and the extensive gardens. Art works can also be freighted

locally and internationally catering to both those living close and those adventurers travelling from far and wide. In anet’s licensed caf you’ll find all your breakfast, luncheon and morning/afternoon tea requirements. The menu includes a vast array of fresh, delicious cuisine from delectable homemade cakes and slices to an ever-changing menu that re ects seasonal, locally sourced produce. Gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options are a permanent feature. The organic, fair-trade coffee is also enjoyed by the most avid coffee connoisseur. Janet and her crew will happily accommodate functions, and The Cafe is a wonderful venue for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. The next phase is an extension to the outdoor space to provide an events venue with an intention to accommodate weddings and larger functions. The Gallery & Café, Helena Bay Hill, truly is a Northland e perience for body and soul. ou can find them on Facebook, Instagram or on their website. Or you can meander along the Secret Coast Route and experience it for yourself.

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Contemporary apartment-style hotel in the heart of Parnell. Quest Parnell offers: • • • • •

Heated lap pool & gym Secure undercover parking DVD and Sky guest Select offering 50+ channels in all apartments. Complimentary Wi-Fi Close to CBD, Spark Arena & Museum

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Conference Suite (up to 25 PAX) Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (2 Bathroom) We welcome enquiries about our group rates.

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The Crème de la Crème of Queenstown Luxe ABSOLUTE LAKESIDE LUXE SUMS UP THE REES HOTEL, LUXURY APARTMENTS AND LAKESIDE RESIDENCES PERFECTLY. THERE’S A REASON WHY TAYLOR SWIFT AND SOME OF HER CONTEMPORARIES CHOOSE TO STAY HERE INCOGNITO. Cascading down from Frankton Road to Lake Wakatipu, the schist-clad 60 hotel room, 90 apartment and 5 Lakeside Residences have front row views across Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables Mountains. Spectacular, sweeping and totally unobstructed, The Rees’ outlook has to be seen to be believed. Four local ski fields; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Treble Cone and Cardrona are close thanks to its central location. Crowned Best New Zealand Ski Hotel at World Ski Awards in Kitzbühe, Austria, the hotel is in the crème de la crème of winter hotspots after earning ski tourism’s highest merit for several years running. No need to worry about any snow logistics here either, the hotel’s Ski Concierge service pre-arranges gear hire, lift tickets through to dream heli ski adventures – and it’s all complimentary on the house. For the ultimate wish-list in VIP itineraries and under the radar experiences, The Rees very own ‘Luxury Travel Curator’ elevates service to the next level. Aside from an incredible strong service ethos, sustainability is one of the vital values of The Rees. The team live it, breathe it and practice it. They’ve also been recognised globally for it too. Skål, a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation awarded the hotel best urban accommodation out of 6 countries competing in the same category. Electric car chargers, Ebike transfers upon landing, a working apiary of 40,000 bees, native tree planting to bring the birds back

and a water taxi service from the hotel’s own jetty are just some of its evolving eco initiatives. As the Autumn leaves turn golden and the days get cooler it heralds the start of the hotel’s signature culinary calendar in its award winning True South Dining Room. Freshly sourced and foraged local ingredients shine in the ingenious hands of Executive Chef Ben Batterbury. The calibre of his skill is impressive. For four consecutive years, Batterbury has won the 2018 ‘Beef and Lamb Excellence’ Awards, the year prior he was internationally acclaimed as the ‘HM Awards Best Hotel Chef’. In April Chef’s bespoke menu will be paired with the robust, rich and well-rounded vintages of biodynamic North Canterbury vineyard, Pyramid Valley. Spring celebrates the Pinot Noir with a Crown Range Cellar tasting featuring China Girl, a vineyard producing from grapes grown on Chinaman’s Terrace on the inty folds of Bendigo in Central Otago. In the later months there will be vertical tastings of exclusive French vintages hand-selected from The Rees very own Bordeau Wine Lounge and a curated line-up of iconic Champagne from Taittinger. Whether you’re a foodie, a family or a famous face – The Rees refined service and stunning surrounds offers an unforgettable experience for all.

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Escape ordinary. Prepare to be wowed by an eclectic mix of trendy spaces. The Regent marks the epitome of chic, luxury accommodation in Rotorua city centre. Relax with a cocktail by our heated pool, soak in our restorative mineral pool, or grab a coffee and a muffin to-go and explore the region. To complete your stay enjoy award-winning dining in the Regent Room restaurant- open seven days offering; breakfast, lunches, coffees, and an a la carte or full degustation dinner experience. REGENT OF ROTORUA 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010 p: 07 348 4079 e: reservations@regentrotorua.co.nz

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Eftpos and credit card payment Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown

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Stay & Play at a Katalyma Hotel for genuine Kiwi Experiences A SELECTION OF HAND-PICKED PROPERTIES REDEFINING CASUAL LUXURY WITH UNIQUE DESIGN, LOCATION AND AN OUTSTANDING SERVICE PHILOSOPHY CREATING PERSONALISED AND MEMORABLE STAYS JUST FOR YOU. Whangaparaoa Lodge – Auckland Kerikeri Park Lodge – Kerikeri, Northland

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Exquisite beachside property with large, modern-designed studios and suites all with kitchenettes.Perfectly located to north Auckland’s best golf courses: Gulf Harbour, Wainui, Whangaparaoa, South-head and many more. Offering outstanding service, located on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula near Orewa & Gulf Harbour just 40 minutes north of Auckland city.

Peace, tranquillity and outstanding service at Kerikeri Park Lodge with spacious, modern studio and suites all with full kitchens. Enjoy nearby Kerikeri township, the Old Packhouse market and Makana Chocolate factory. Offering exclusive golf packages at Northland’s best courses: Kauri Cliff’s,Waitangi, Kerikeri and Carrington. Come to play in our piece of paradise.

874 Whangaparoa Road, Little Manly, Auckland reservations@whangaparoaloadge.com +64 9 428 4666 WWW.WHANGAPAROALODGE.CO.NZ

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Wilderness Luxury …. Love Escape THIS SOUNDED THE TRICK. WE’D HAD ENOUGH AND NEEDED A BREAK – ESCAPE FROM THE KIDS, WORK, TRAFFIC, BUS LANES, BIKE LANES, WILSON PARKING, YOU NAME IT. PLUS WE WERE APPARENTLY OVERDUE FOR A BIT OF ROMANCE – AND I GENERALLY NEED HELP WITH THIS STUFF! SO LET’S DISAPPEAR, OFF INTO THE WILDERNESS – BUT IN COMFORT. A LOVE ESCAPE WEEKEND AT TREETOPS ESTATE MIGHT DO THE TRICK - REGENERATE THE BATTERIES, REKINDLE THAT LOVING FEELING, REJUVENATE THE SPIRIT, REBALANCE LIFE AND WORK – IT’S A TALL ORDER. It certainly started with style – we arrive via the impressive gate and driveway, climb up through the forest to the beautiful American style lodge which has a stream running right through it with trout! We get upgraded to a luxury villa on arrival, savour a glass of e cellent wine, and find the tranquillity and peace we hoped for. The villa is relaxed and comfortable a short walk through native bush. Then we saunter down to the lodge for pre-dinner drinks and canapes, a roaring fire, fascinating library, games room, hunting trophies, and a relaxed, private, fascinating degustation e perience. The philosophy is estate to plate ne t day I would understand this better), each course beautifully presented with clever combinations and subtle avours, and yes, fine wines. Time

slips by but the journey home is just a short torchlit walk or golf buggy, you choose – we are a world away already. The ne t morning up early for the 4W estate tour – self-in icted but is this a good idea In fact it was a real treat. Basically it’s a Land Rover tour with a real gamekeeper viewing the wildlife early when they think no-one is around – we see magnificent stags, wild boar, buffalo – and this is all on the menu later. It’s a great way to start the day, followed by a gourmet breakfast, your favourite coffee, with no parking problems here, no queues, and not a smashed avocado in sight. The air is clean as and there is a wonderful freshness from the forest. We take a walk to a beautiful


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waterfall, and return for our outdoor under the forest canopy hot tub e perience. This is fantastic – and definitely scoring a few runs on the romantic front. It gets better. That evening we enjoy a candlelit fireside dinner in our villa with a fine bottle of New Zealand pinot noir and follow the next morning after a slow start with spa massages from the lodges Spa enu our cost, not included . ou can choose from a bewildering range of purposes - deto , boost your immunity, fight ageing, rejuvenate, polish or wrap your body, deep tissue massage. Failing to understand most of this I just enjoyed a

simple back, neck and shoulder massage – groaning for half an hour, perfect! So we spent hours wandering, relaxing, being pampered, enjoying the peace and nature, savouring excellent wine and food, and then sadly have to leave. It’s a wonderful place, and we have beautiful memories of the nature, the experiences, and spending such a special time together. We will do this again and would recommend the ove scape – it definitely works. Allan and Rebecca

Essential Encounters At Treetops Love Escape Take time out to celebrate romance at Treetops Lodge & Estate. Embrace the opportunity to indulge in experiences that will evolve into lifelong memories. A native bush retreat with a relaxing spa, offering Aroha treatments, sauna, outdoor hot tubs along with snug fireside pleasure. Two-day package includes: •

An automatic upgrade to a Luxury Villa with open stone fireplace and jacuzzi bath.

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dinner in your villa, including a bottle of NZ Pinot Noir. Price $1195.00 inc. GST per couple per night. Minimum stay two nights. Available to 31st October 2019. Subject to availability. Spa bookings in advance preferable.

Extended Escape. Stay for FOUR nights but only pay for THREE. See website for details. Available to 31st October 2019. Subject to availability.

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Stay & Play Challenge & reward yourselves An escape for two, to spend two nights at Kinloch Manor & Villas and tackle the Kinloch Club, New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Challenge Yourselves Dubbed “New Zealand’s most cerebral Golf Course” and voted the number one publicly playable course in New Zealand, the Kinloch Club is beautifully challenging. Play the course as a pair or join another group to share the experience, where the only flat ground is found at the tee boxes.

Reward Yourselves Immerse yourselves in the unique luxury of Kinloch Manor, from pre-dinner canapés and cocktails by the fireplace to the centring escape of the spa. Watch Lake Taupo transform from shimmering blue to golden hues as the sun descends.


Savour Estate to Plate Dining Savour the bounty of Kinloch Estate and our sister property, Treetops Lodge & Estate with exquisite 5-course degustation dining, evocatively paired with sweeping views over Lake Taupo. Dine in private nooks with a view, or share conversation and learn from culinary masters at the chef’s table.

Your Private Sanctuary Escape to your own private retreat. Share memories of the day passed and lay plans for tomorrow’s adventure. Relax by the fire in a one bedroom villa or unwind in your luxurious standalone bath in a junior suite. As night descends, savour the sound of silence.

Stay & Play Package Details Two nights at the Kinloch Manor for 2 Daily Meals: Full cooked breakfast Pre-dinner cocktails and canapés Five-course “estate to plate” degustation dinner One round of golf each, including cart on the Jack Nicklaus designed Kinloch Club Golf Course Use of the tennis court and bicycles Complimentary Wi-Fi Prices starting at NZD 1422 per night for 2 people; Subject to availability; Available until Sept 30 2019

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Welkam, Bienvenue Welcome to Vanuatu!

Just over three hours from Auckland, adventure, in its many forms is what Vanuatu does best.

IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, AIR VANUATU ANNOUNCED THAT IT WOULD BE INCREASING ITS COMMITMENT TO NEW ZEALAND, OPERATING SIX FLIGHTS PER WEEK BETWEEN AUCKLAND AND PORT VILA AS PART OF THEIR PEAK SEASON SCHEDULE. Just over three hours from Auckland, adventure, in its many forms, is what Vanuatu does best. Visitors have a plethora of activities to choose from and there’s truly something for everyone. Guests can jump on a quad bike and explore Vanuatu’s main island, Efate, with a self-guided tour of its unspoiled scenic coastline and secluded beaches. Similarly, guests can try out a range of tours and experiences with local guides, zip lining, jet boating, kayaking, cycling and even swimming with turtles. If it’s culture that you’re after, you can step back in time and experience the local way of life with a visit to one of the rural Kastom villages, or stay overnight in a locally owned bungalow for a true taste of traditional island life. Spend a day strolling through the local markets and meeting the friendly local vendors, learning about the sale of traditional handicrafts.

For those that are after some true relaxation, explore the spectacular white-sand beaches of Port Olry and Champagne Beach or plunge into one of Vanuatu’s crystal-clear fresh water blue holes. The additional ights from Air anuatu are scheduled for departures from Auckland at 5:55pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday so visitors can head off after work and wake up ready for an action packed day in Vanuatu. The service on Sunday and Friday will depart at 11:35am. These ights will provide seamless connections to spiritu Santo, Tanna and other Vanuatu Islands.

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Five Star Luxury in Vanuatu VANUATU IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE BEST ISLAND DESTINATIONS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC AND VILLA 25 OFFERS THE ULTIMATE SETTING FOR LUXURY VILLAS IN VANUATU, BATHED BY AZURE SKIES IN THE AQUAMARINE WATERS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN. The privacy, spectacular location and understated luxury make Villa 25 the ideal place for a romantic escape or getaway with family and friends. Conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from town, in a private gated estate, Villa 25 is the perfect destination for both exclusivity and privacy. The property is set on its own private beach with three graciously appointed two-bedroom, air conditioned villas, respectively designed to ma imise both privacy and views, and fitted out and decorated to the highest standard. Each villa includes a fully equipped kitchen and private covered patio with sun loungers and dining area. The cooking facilities in the villas give you the option to purchase the abundant local produce – be it French cheeses, organic beef, fresh fish or seasonal tropical fruits from the market. Or if preferred, Villa 25 can arrange to have a private chef prepare gourmet cuisine for you or organise catering to be prepared and delivered to your villa! A provisioning service is also available.

The poolside Lowana (gathering place) is just a few metres from the water’s edge overlooking a private sheltered beach. The perfect setting in which to kayak, paddleboard or snorkel amongst abundant coral and tropical fish, directly in front of your accommodation. The Lowana features a fully equipped kitchen and dining/lounge area where you can come together with family and friends to share a meal or have a drink, and watch the spectacular sunsets over the water! illa 25’s proficient manager and staff will look after your every need and provide local knowledge on everything from supermarkets to scenic ights, organise yoga, massages and beauty treatments by the pool or in the privacy of your own villa. If you are looking for a luxurious island holiday, Villa 25 is the perfect place to relax, unwind and feel the sand between your toes!

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Murry Sweetpants MURRY SWEETPANTS WAS BIT BY THE MUSIC BUG FROM THE GET GO. AFTER VOLUNTEERING ON THE INFAMOUS EARLY MORNING “SHORT BLACK” PRE-BREAKFAST SHOW, MURRY WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES AS HE WAS ABLE TO TURN HIS DJ HOBBY INTO A FULL TIME JOB. NOW, YOU’LL FIND MURRY ON AIR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 4-6PM ON BASEFM DRIVE, OR DJ’ING AT PRIVATE PARTIES, BARS, CLUBS AND DINING ESTABLISHMENTS. WE SAT DOWN WITH MR SWEETPANTS TO GET THE LOW DOWN ON ALL THINGS MUSIC. How did you get into DJ’ing?

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Way back in 1999 there was a tiny underground radio station called ‘GeorgeFM’. I stumbled upon it and listened all day every day and was continuously winning prizes. After heading up to the studio so often to collect my prizes, I was dubbed a prize pig and subsequently struck off from winning! So the station manager offered me a show and I began to learn how to DJ on air on George FM. I also met my wife at the station so they’re responsible for the last two decades of good living! I worked there for nearly 10 years and since then I’ve managed to roll from one good time to the next as a full time professional DJ.

There’s been some pretty epic spots – Super yachts, on the side of Mt Ruapehu, six years at BlueSky Festival in Fiji or Rock Bar in Bali to name a few. My current favourite though is pretty much every time I play in Queenstown - every night is a Saturday night.

What’s your favourite DJ moment so far? Playing alongside internationals like Norman Jay MBE, John Morales, Crazy P, Claptone and local legends Nice n’ Urlich. If I had to pin down one moment it would be the wrap party of the World Masters Games 2017 at Shed10 where thousands of people were going crazy on a Sunday night.

What band or type of music do you love the most? At heart, its house music, but the roots of these tunes are often in disco, soul and funk, so the origins of the style are pretty high on the list! What’s a band or type of music you’re embarrassed to say you love? Lately I’ve been really loving the West Coast ‘Yacht Rock’ genre – tunes from the late seventies to mid eighties, and bands like Chicago, Michael McDonald, Hall & Oates, Toto, and Steely Dan. These are definitely my guilty pleasures.

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During the day Central Bark offer appropriate enrichment activities to both mentally and physically stimulate your dog in group with other similarly play styled four-legged friends. Central Bark have a stunning premier grooming salon featuring Senior Stylists Masami and Prince. Masami has over 10 years experience across Japan and New Zealand and Prince has over 18 throughout the Philippines, Singapore and New Zealand, along with the many awards and accolades he has earnt along the way. Central Bark works closely with Laura McHugh from Constructive Canines to offer fear free training classes for dogs of any age and temperament both onsite and in home one on ones for a more personalised experience. If you are looking for extended family for your pet, look no further than Central Bark!

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The fight towards a cruelty free NZ BECKY SIMMS IN 2019, IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS STILL A GLOBAL PRACTICE OF TORTURING ANIMALS IN ORDER FOR COSMETIC TESTING TO CONTINUE. RESEARCH BY CRUELTY FREE INTERNATIONAL SUGGESTS ESTIMATES THAT THERE ARE UP TO 115 MILLION ANIMALS WORLDWIDE THAT ARE SUBJECTED TO CRUEL AND INHUMANE EXPERIMENTS IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE AND SAFETY PER YEAR. ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN COUNTRIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR YEARS, IN ORDER TO TRY AND STOP THE USE OF THESE TESTING METHODS. IN TODAY’S SOCIETY, IT IS CLEAR THAT MOST OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING BUT THERE ARE STILL MANY LARGE CORPORATIONS THAT ARE CONTINUING WITH THESE TYPES OF PRACTICES. Some decisions bring hope. A growing global movement has seen many countries such as India, Norway and the EU implementing a total sale and import ban on products that do not meet the crueltyfree requirements.

products. To go cruelty-free you don’t have to say goodbye to your favourite makeup products as many large brands have already switched to alternative testing methods such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs beauty and Urban Decay.

New Zealand has followed in the footsteps of these larger countries by banning animal testing within the country from March 2015. For animal activist groups though, their fight is not over. Unfortunately, the shelves are still littered with products tested on animals, as the ban does not stop the importation of products from overseas that are not cruelty-free.

China has one of the largest cosmetic markets and has recently taken huge steps by working towards changing laws that require all products not to be tested on animals. It is not a ban of the testing but it is a massive step in the right direction for the country in becoming cruelty-free.

On the positive side, the ban has forced New Zealand based companies to find new testing methods, which push more crueltyfree products onto the shelves. Big brands such as Lush are paving the way by using modern methods that do not involve animals and instead focus on creating 100% vegetarian and hand made

The fight to stop animal testing worldwide is far from over, but New Zealand is one of the many countries that has taken a stand against animal abuse. The cosmetic industry is now finding new and innovative ways to produce high-quality products without animals suffering as a consequence.


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Mr Opinionator FROM TIME TO TIME, I EXPOSE RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT ISSUES, WHICH TEND TO IRRITATE ME. Looking back over past publications, I see that I have railed against: 1.

People cutting into queues of traffic rather than joining at the end of the line.

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Errant car alarms (for the avoidance of doubt, add residential burglar alarms to that complaint).

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Trump’s attitude to gun control (for the avoidance of doubt, let’s just stick with Trump simpliciter .

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Hazard lights for immunity purposes.

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Kelvin Davis.

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98 octane petrol.

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Shoppers’ inability to return a trolley to the line with that particular size of trolley.

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Christians.

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Serious Irritation Relief Bill 2015 Government Bill Hon John Key 2015 No 181-1 The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: CONTENTS 1.

Explanatory Note – An Omnibus Bill to implement measures to prevent various irritations affecting the life of r Opinionator.

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Commencement – On the ne t birthday of r Opinionator, by way of a small token for his continued loyal and ferocious support of the right wing.

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Purpose – To eliminate a substantial portion of the daily stressors upon r Opinionator.

10. Christians. 11. Boarding time at the airport. 12. On-board irritations, such as size and number of carry-on bags (excluding me because I’m travelling business, thank you), seat banging, arm-rest occupations and passengers with BO. 13. A lax approach to grammar.

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The ighty odafone Warriors shall remain at t Smart until they win a Premiership and thereafter.

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Any signage at den Park referring to food is prohibited on the basis of deceptive and misleading conduct.

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Trucks are prohibited from the fast lane of any motorway with or more lanes.

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Partial defense of provocation reinstated - The partial defense of provocation in cases of culpable homicide, in so far as it has any effect as a rule or principle of common law in New Zealand, is re-enacted as if the Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Act 2009 had never been passed and, additionally, shall be available if, at or about the time of death:

15. Processing speed of other drivers (generally, abysmal). 16.

rivers who inhabit the fast lane and cause mayhem.

17. Sins on the footpath – pedestrians who seem to be oblivious to the necessity of efficient use of the footpaths. 18. Blokes and their general disregard for hygiene in public toilets, leading to suggested rules for appropriate conduct in the male toilet. 19. Juries and the effect of the intelligence Bell Curve on their deliberations. 20. The Trinity. 21. The issues raised in this Private been pursuing since 2015:

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The deceased was driving in the fast lane of a motorway while not overtaking;

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The deceased stubbed out a cigarette and left the butt anywhere other than in the smoker’s pocket or approved receptacle;

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very person ordinarily resident in New Zealand shall be required to carry a certificate as to their B I, which is to be produced on demand. It shall be an offence punishable by a fine not e ceeding $1,500: i. Being a vendor of fast food as defined by the Act , to sell fast food any person with a B I of over 2 den Park stallholders are not capable of being liable under the subsection). ii. Being a person with a certified B I of 25 or more, to wear any apparel which e poses the area between knees and clavicle. It shall be an aggravating factor at sentencing if the apparel is swimwear. iii. Being an airline, to sell a single seat to any person with a certified B I of 28 or more.

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iven the secular disposition of New Zealand, ta relief is removed from any entity which promotes the belief that there is an afterlife.

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iven the secular disposition of New Zealand and the shortage of land within urban areas, no further burials shall take place except in cemeteries located on land oned rural 1 .

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amp lights shall be removed from all motorways in Auckland. Parliament does not give a root about anywhere else.

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Taxi drivers must speak good English and accept short trips.

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No cause of action shall lie against any person who, after a car or house burglar alarm has blared for more than 5 minutes, uses reasonable or unreasonable efforts to restore peace and quiet.

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Employees of telemarketers and research companies must disclose, on request, the name and private telephone number of that employee’s manager.

22. The mental attitude of the mighty Vodafone Warriors. 23. People who call themselves octor , when they are not a practising registered medical practitioner or have a doctorate. 24. Clueless receptionists or telephonists. y goodness There seem to be a lot of things which annoy me. This article was intended to be a brief introduction to previous irritations, followed by further catharsis, yet I have used up all my space; next edition, possums.

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The new-look Country Clubs THE ONLY THING CLOSE TO AN ‘ALL-AMERICAN’ COUNTRY CLUB IN NEW ZEALAND WAS THE LOCAL TENNIS CLUB AND IF I ASKED YOU IF YOU WANTED TO HANG OUT WITH A WHOLE LOT OF GYM BUNNIES AT A SOCIAL EVENT, I’M SURE MOST OF YOU WOULD HAVE SAID NO. But fitness, personal health and well-being, has taken a massive left turn and an even more gigantic leap forward thanks to Ne ten Clubs. With health issues on the rise, obesity issues on the rise, stress levels on the rise and many seeking alternative diet options such as vegan, keto and fasting and when you don’t have time to work out but need to look after yourself, or do in-fact have serious fitness goals, there is a new player in town Based on the uber-successful model of lifestyle clubs in the , avid loyd and his son the ne t generation of lifestyle club owner brought the concept into the latest trends and e pertise and launched it into Australia and now in New Zealand. Think of Ne t en Clubs like a one stop shop for someone who wants a holistic approach to well-being both inside and out. With a variety of activities available, 12 tennis courts, si pools, a fully remodelled ergonomic gym and state of the art spin rooms, they have personal trainers P.T on hand to assist you or fully engage to write personalised programs according to your fitness or weight loss goals.

The club is family orientated with programmes not only for all fitness levels but for both the young and the more mature, so mum could be in a spin class, while dad’s in the gym and the kids are in the pool or perhaps in one of the new classes recently added for teenagers, which focus on educating them on how to look after their body, mind and soul. Invaluable information is available about nutrition, calories, stress and an iety, strength and muscle building. Created by the ym anager Sam, who works with all ages, but is currently focused on youth fitness, these new programmes have been a runaway success and a wonderful balance to today’s media focus on unhealthy body images. They also have holiday programmes which are perfect for keeping the kids active during their holidays and which also give the parents a constructive activity to engage the kids in. Also coinciding with the school holidays, is their ever-popular 8-week body transformation programmes. Four times a year breaking for the holidays, there is a 0 programme that encompasses supervised training, nutrition plans, mind-work and meditation. This is NOT bootcamp This is for those who know they need to change where they are at and is tailored to each person’s unique physical fitness and limitations.


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And for those with severe limitations, NextGen also has rehabilitation programmes for those post injuries or those fighting cancer or those living with physical, medical or mental disabilities. They offer programmes that help those who need stress management and those with an iety issues, and those who need hormone or cortisol balancing. For every walk of life and every unique individual, they will tailor-make a life plan to help you be the healthier and happier version of you. What’s more is that they have a full service caf & bar, so you’re able to grab a snack on the go. Pricing really depends on how many services you want to use or activities you want to engage in and they really prefer you come in so they can take you on a tour and get to know you. This means you get to see how real and down to earth this lifestyle club is and how far from a stereotypical gym they are, and from there they can learn about what it is you need to connect to a healthier you.

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Whether that’s to manage your busy life, get more active, eat better, de-stress or be a part of a social scene that’s positive and inclusive. They have a really fun club night once a week with an open invitation allowing you to mi with other members and let your hair down with a glass of wine Wine you say es, they believe everything in moderation, including even going to the gym. So, if gyms have been intimidating or you know you need to turn over a new leaf and don’t know where to start or perhaps you want a healthy activity that the whole family can enjoy, check out Ne t en Clubs. ocated in the Auckland omain. All the staff are super lovely and highly e perienced in many different fields, to be able to help you in what ever capacity you need to feel more connected to your well-being. Check out their website to get more info.

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Edison: Health Through Food VANESSA BENNETT IT’S NO SECRET THAT I LEAD AN EXTREMELY BUSY LIFE. LIKE MANY PEOPLE, MY DAY CONSISTS OF WORK, FAMILY COMMITMENTS, HOME LIFE, CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS, LATE NIGHT EMAILS AND

I have been seeking solutions to attain the ideal diet and lifestyle for most of my adult life. From juicing to sugar-free, keto, carb-free and more - I have tried them all! They weren’t all bad experiences but none really seemed to quite fit me. I based many of these lifestyle choices on articles, information and recommendations from friends. For the first time, I tried a programme that only took into account my personal data, from head to toe.

MORE. WE ALL HAVE THOSE DAYS WHERE BREAKFAST BECOMES A COFFEE AND LUNCH IS A RUSHED BITE IN BETWEEN MEETINGS. DINNER TIME COMES AROUND AND YOU CERTAINLY DON’T FEEL LIKE COOKING AND SO YOU ORDER IN. WHILE I ENJOY THE ODD TAKEOUT, A REGULAR LIFESTYLE LIKE THIS CAN LEAVE YOU FEELING SIMPLY EXHAUSTED.

EDISON CLINIC Thomas Edison famously claimed that “the doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Edison Clinic is based upon this philosophy, utilising the sheer volume of data available to us now to diagnose and treat their clients. Edison provides you with truly personalised health care, combining world-class physicians and clinicians with advanced medical technology, genetic profiling, evidence-based interventions, and proactive, continuous care to facilitate the aspirations of longevity and performance for their clients. Their vision? To provide exceptional, personalised health to you by delivering a seamless, proactive, and integrated approach that ensures quality of life, longevity and optimal health and performance. The only programme of its kind in New Zealand, Edison digs deep into your life and your body. I have always been a strong advocate for health through food and so it was great to find a programme built upon this idea. I was blown away and completely shocked by the results!


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THE PROCESS & RESULTS I undertook a plethora of tests; the team did not skimp on finding out as much as they possibly could about me, about my genetic profile, my diet and my lifestyle. They asked about my family and personal medical history, my childhood diet, every aspect of my current lifestyle and physical and mental wellness. I had blood tests, an C heart tracing , spirometry lung function tests , NA profiling, a body scan and more. From here, a series of user-friendly and easy-to-read reports were provided that gave clear data and reasons behind each recommendation, as well as recipes and advice. They were things I couldn’t possibly have known I was particularly pleased to note it was recommended that I drink one glass of red wine a day for my cholesterol. Who can argue with that The book-like report also looked at genetic profile, including the A 1 gene which codes for the digestive en yme amylase in our saliva. Our ability to process carbohydrates relies on how many copies of this A 1 gene we have, e plaining why some people are able to digest starchy carbohydrate dense meals with ease whilst others get bloated, lethargic and have digestive and weight gain issues. With a score between 1 and 20 possible copy numbers, I was given a 2; a hunter-gatherer type. This made so much sense to me, as I tend to feel bloated after eating heavy, high-carb dishes. The report also provided ways to upregulate or improve the gene e pression through lemon water before meals and foods rich in citric acid, such as tomatoes and citrus, helping my body to process my starchy carbohydrates more efficiently. For me, this meant I needed to have carbs in the evening after 5pm, when salivary amylase levels peak, which I had always been told was an absolute sin Nobody can ever say to me what I should be eating and when - this information has truly empowered all my diet decisions for the rest of my life.

This personalised health report also provided tailored recommendations. As my body struggles to process carbs and I am prone to high cholesterol, one way I can support it is with something called time-restricted feeding, to allow it to fully recover and repair overnight. This means eating in a 10 hour window eg 10am to 8pm, but fasting for 14 hours overnight. This provides me with a myriad of health benefits and improves my metabolic health, reducing the risk of me developing diabetes and weight gain. ather than self-medicating based on old wives’ tales, I was finally following a plan made for me and informed by my own body. This also e tended to supplements, with many interacting with each other in ways I would never have known. ather than grab anything that caught my eye, dison suggested certain focused supplements and dosages based on my current lifestyle and genetic profile. This had an almost immediate effect with chelated magnesium powder instantly improving my sleep. Within two weeks, my skin, body and brain were all feeling the positive impact of these changes. I’m now so well rested each night I feel quite powerful the ne t day compared to before One suggestion was warm lemon water with a tablespoon of chia seeds every morning, something I’ve been doing each morning. The chia seeds form a gel-like consistency and it is so easy to sip throughout the morning. Lemon water alone is very healthy and superfood chia seeds add even more to the nutritional punch. Along with the health report, I was given a personali ed nutrition and fitness plan. It covered what I was predisposed to process well in terms of food types and avoided what I was certainly not It guided me to e ercises that will avoid e cessive in ammation but help me with optimising my cholesterol and keeping my heart as healthy as possible and also provided recipes, solutions and advice on how to mitigate these risks. very single report and piece of advice was not only backed up by data but re ected my profile.


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WHY EDISON? As we get older, we can be more susceptible to diabetes, strokes, heart conditions and may even require surgeries. Investing in our health as soon as possible gives us control by empowering us with information. dison can find out whether or not we’re likely to develop diabetes when we’re 0 or are prone to chronic in ammation, which underpins all chronic disease states like cancer, dementia, cardiovascular disease. So why not invest now? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say and being chronically sick is miserable. Health longevity is a hot topic these days and this is the way to attain it. Moreover, in the dison genetic profiling programme, we are simply a five-digit code number in their system, not a name or a person that can be supplied to insurance companies. Data privacy is paramount and we can expect the same level of security that we would expect at the hospital. By prioritising ourselves, we not only save money long-term but it is also truly life-changing. y family, friends and colleagues have

all noticed a change and most importantly, I have noticed the changes within myself. I’m so much calmer. etting enough sleep and eating the right food at the right time has been empowering and allowed me to re-invest that time into what matters - my family and loved ones. I cannot overstate how life changing this programme has been. It’s even provided me with the comfort of knowing what issues I may face as I get older and how to potentially prevent them now through an improved diet and some simple lifestyle changes. If I can give you one piece of advice, it’s this. Stop listening to hearsay and following cookie cutter diets. Throughout my life I have spent so much on solutions that I thought were right for me. Investing in a personalised programme gives you the power of information and the knowledge that you are making the right changes for you, not for anyone else, but decisions based solely on your profile.

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When Gluten is Poison to your Body IN EVERY FULL RESTAURANT, CHANCES ARE YOU’LL FIND A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GLUTEN INTOLERANT. FOR MOST OF THEM, THE CAUSE OF THEIR SYMPTOMS REMAINS UNCLEAR, BUT ONE OF THEM IS LIKELY TO HAVE A PARTICULAR MEDICAL CONDITION CALLED COELIAC DISEASE. It is estimated that about 65,000 Kiwis – one in 70 people – suffer from this permanent autoimmune disorder that causes the body to react badly to gluten.

Coeliac New Zealand has an online assessment tool to help you find out if you find you have undiagnosed coeliac disease. isit www.coeliac.org.nz to use the online test.

“Worryingly, most of these people don’t know it,” says Dana Alexander, general manager of Coeliac New Zealand, a notfor-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the welfare of children and adults who have been medically diagnosed with coeliac disease.

“If you have a family history of coeliac disease or experience symptoms, it is vital you go to see your doctor as soon as possible to be tested,” says Dana.

e be ie e t at as man as four in fi e peop e it t e disease have not been diagnosed. This poses a serious health risk to them.” When someone with coeliac disease ingests gluten, their immune system mistakes gluten as a threat to the body and releases antibodies to fight the perceived threat. This causes in ammation that severely damages the small bowel, so it no longer absorbs nutrients as it should. This can lead to serious nutritional deficiencies. The symptoms of coeliac disease can vary a lot. Adults may experience diarrhoea, cramping, bloating, constipation, weight loss, lack of energy, nausea and vomiting. Less common symptoms can range from skin rashes and easy bruising to miscarriages and infertility. Children may also have these symptoms, as well as unusually large, smelly bowel movements and stunted growth. People with coeliac disease also have a greater risk of anaemia. If undiagnosed, the disease can cause long-term poor health and even osteoporosis, depression and an increased chance of cancers of the oesophagus and gastrointestinal tract.

Coeliac disease tends to occur in family groups – if any person has coeliac disease, 10% of their direct relatives usually have the condition too. It can develop at any age. “A simple gene test is available that may not necessarily provide enou information to confirm t at someone as coe iac disease, but it can rule out the disease,” says Dana. “As the symptoms of coeliac disease are similar to many other gastrointestinal diseases, diagnosis isn’t easy. If people have stopped eating gluten before the tests can be done, this may further complicate the diagnostic process.” Normally, tests for coeliac disease starts with a blood test, which can identify those requiring further testing. A bowel biopsy showing that the lining of the small bowel is damaged is the only way of establishing for certain if someone has coeliac disease. “If someone is diagnosed with coeliac disease, it is the start of a lifelong programme of managing the disease,” says Dana. As there is no known cure for coeliac disease, the only effective course of action for sufferers is to follow a gluten-free diet. As long as they can avoid gluten, people with the disease can have a normal life, with normal health outcomes.


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COELIAC-SAFE Avoiding gluten is not easy, as this form of protein occurs in many foods. Apart from the obvious sources such as bread, pasta and cereals, gluten can lurk in food starch, preservatives, soy sauce and stabilisers made with wheat. Gluten can even be found where you wouldn’t expect it, for instance in medicines, vitamins and even in lip balms.

Living coeliac-safe takes a high level of care when you’re cooking at home, but when it comes to dining out t ere are p ent of a s t at uten can find its way into a meal due to cross-contamination. This causes uncertainty for coeliac diners, and also risks for restaurants. “To help give coeliac sufferers the assurance that they can dine out it confidence, oe iac e ea and insti ated t e inin Out programme. This assures diners that the restaurant have been training and passed an audit to ensure the gluten-free food they serve is safe,” says Dana. “To be sure, diners should look out for restaurants who display the inin ut pro ramme o o it a crossed fork and ear of eat

Ironically, avoiding gluten seems to exacerbate the problems when coeliacs do ingest gluten. To provide protection against the effects of accidental gluten exposure, medical scientists are developing a promising new vaccine called Nexvax2. Clinical trials are currently underway in New Zealand and abroad. “We’re watching this research with great interest,” says Dana, “as it could make a dramatic difference in the lives of thousands of people who suffer from coeliac disease.”

COELIAC NZ CONFERENCE The annual Coeliac New Zealand conference takes place in Wellington on Saturday 15 June, during Coeliac Awareness Week (10-16 June). Amongst a number of national and internationally renowned experts on gastroenterology, Professor Bob Anderson will provide an update on the clinical trials for the coeliac disease vaccine, Nexvax2.

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2019 - A Vintage Year at Nautilus Estate of Marlborough NAUTILUS ESTATE’S WINEMAKER FOR OVER TWENTY ONE YEARS, CLIVE JONES, WHO HAS MADE EVERY VINTAGE AT NAUTILUS ESTATE SINCE 1998, IS NOT A LITTLE EXCITED ABOUT THE 2019 VINTAGE, WHICH HAS JUST CONCLUDED. IN FACT, HE’S ECSTATIC. For any agri-horti-viti- fans reading this, Clive reports that the 2019 crop levels at Nautilus Estate were ten percent down. This may be re ected across the whole country, when the numbers are finally added up, from the nearly seven hundred registered wineries in Aotearoa New Zealand. The reason for this was the cooler weather during the spring owering period, resulting in bunches of grapes that were smaller than normal. Simply put, smaller bunches equals less juice. The summer of ’19 won’t just be remembered fondly by Kiwi holiday-makers and tourists. It delivered perfect weather during the all-important grape ripening period. These warm, dry conditions continued right through harvest, which meant that Clive and the Nautilus team were able to work with pristine fruit, free from any disease pressure at all. arvest started early in mid-February. The first handpicked fruit at Nautilus was Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, destined for the multi Trophy awarded Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV and its sister wine, the delicious Nautilus Vintage Rose Brut 2019. These wines are made in the traditional way, whereby, like Champagne, the second fermentation takes place in the bottle. This generates a comple , brioche like aroma and that fine stream of bubbles that we look for, in great New Zealand sparkling wine. The Nautilus 2019 harvest continued at a steady pace, in glorious summer weather. In recent years, Nautilus has added Gruner Veltliner, which originates in Austria and Albarino, with its origins in Galicia, northwest Spain, to its range of white

wines. These classic, crisp, fruity but dry aromatic white wines, complement Nautilus Estate’s established varieties of Pinot Gris, barrel fermented Chardonnay and of course, Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Noir is the only red wine made at Nautilus Estate. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the infant 2019 wines were transferred very delicately into small French oak barriques, where they will rest undisturbed, until blending at the end of the year. The aromatic white wines and Sauvignon Blancs from the excellent 2019 vintage will start to appear in wine stores and restaurants across New Zealand, in a few months’ time. Nautilus Chardonnay 2019 will be available in 2020 and the bubblies and Pinot Noir from 2021 onwards. These wines take longer to mature in barrel and in bottle but rest assured, patience will be well rewarded, when they emerge from their slumbers, in the tranquil, quiet cellars at Nautilus Estate of Marlborough. Crafting wines that match beautifully with great local and international cuisine, is a driving force for master craftsman Clive Jones. A stellar vintage is always welcome but takes on special significance, when like Nautilus state, you e port your wines to over forty countries, for discerning wine lovers and enthusiasts to enjoy in the top hotels and restaurants of the world. Time to raise a glass!

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To drink or not to drink VANESSA BENNETT I FOUND MYSELF PRIVILEGED TO HAVE LUNCH WITH THE BEAUTIFUL LAURENCE ALAMANOS FROM THE HOUSE OF AYALA CHAMPAGNE. AYALA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1860, IN THE HEART OF THE GREAT VINEYARDS OF THE MONTAGNE DE REIMS. Laurence is passionate about champagne and all things food and wine. During our meeting we were lucky enough to taste the new Le Blanc de Blancs 2012. This was her first visit to New Zealand and after discussing the normal where have you been’, and what do you like in NZ’ snippets, our conversation drifted to the glass we drink champagne from. This was where Laurence explained that it is logical to drink champagne from a wine glass, so you can then swill the champagne which will open up the avours and when you drink from a wine glass it gives you a fuller taste. I always thought a wine glass with bubbles was in bad taste but quickly learned that it is all about what you want to smell and taste. A tall ute sends the champagne quickly and sharply down your throat and gives you

lots of fi , which you may well want, but it leaves little air space at the top of the glass, meaning the avours and aromas will mostly be lost. Drinking from a larger wine glass allows the avour and tingles of the bubbles to settle all over your mouth and the aroma to waft up more easily. Drinking champagne is known to be stylish and having the right fashionable glass is important to drinkers. y favourite glass has always been the coupe or cup, which is disaster in every sense as it kills the bubbles and the delicious aromas oat away, but they do look so sensational. The coupe was the champagne vessel

of choice in the 20s 30s and 40s and everyone from Balmain to ate oss has designed a champagne glass for their fashion collection. In 2008, arl agerfeld created a breast-inspired bowl for Dom Pérignon that was a tribute to the beautiful Claudia Schiffer. What’s more is that to celebrate her 25 years in the fashion industry, ate oss lent her left breast to be used as the model for a coupe commissioned by London’s 34 Restaurant, sister establishment to The Ivy. There is great argument over whose breast the champagne coupe glass is modelled on. Was it Marie Antoinette or Madame de Pompadour? Or neither?


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Legend has it that the coupe glass was moulded from Marie Antoinette’s left breast, and that she wanted her court to toast her health by drinking from glasses shaped like her bosom. But the glass was designed in ngland over a century earlier, especially for sparkling wine and champagne in 1 . No one truly knows the e act answer. rinking vessels shaped like a woman’s breast was actually used in ancient Greece and they were called ‘mastos cups’ – mastos being the Greek word for breast. Champagne is the drink to clink and toast with. It’s the drink of celebration and the drink that shows wealth, fun and fabulousness. I have never met a soul that does not like champagne. The 2012 Le Blanc de Blancs is a great delight and has low levels of sugar. It is elegant and luxurious and you can see the beautiful light gold bubbles in your glass, of which 100% is chardonnay. It is fresh and delicate with fine bubbles, and so tasty I could drink a lot of it. Simply delicious. We had the

pleasure of drinking both the Ayala Brut ajeur N and the Ayala Blanc de Blancs 2012 and they both are wonderful and a must try this autumn! The Ayala brand is the sponsor each year for ye aga ines famous What Women Want long lunch. Our guests love drinking this beautiful champagne and it just so happens the Ayala has a woman, Caroline

atrive, who is one of the three women winemakers in Champagne (out of nearly 120 International ouses So ne t time when you order your first bottle of Ayala think carefully about the glass you choose to drink from.

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2004 vintage released to the world in 2018 IN 1963, THE FIRST BOTTLES OF WHAT WAS TO BECOME THE LEGENDARY BOLLINGER R.D. APPEARED ON THE MARKET.

The legendary Bollinger RD 2004 vintage is a cutting edge wine that defines elegance and prestige like no Champagne has ever done before. Back in 19 , adame ily Bollinger released a limited quantity of bottles of eserve 194 in the nited States. The intention was to create some competition for the special bottles , in other words, competition for the prestige cuvees that other Champagne ouses were putting on the market at the time. adame Bollinger took a daring risk in creating a spectacular cuvee, an older vintage that had been recently disgorged . This was a brave move at a time when aged Champagnes were not fashionable. Champagne ouses would serve these recently disgorged wines to family or friends. This type of tasting was considered the ultimate in French Champagne . adame Bollinger saw the opportunity to commercialise this style of wine in order to bring this tasting e perience to the rest of the world. The process of disgorgement is vital in the traditional method of sparkling wine making and involves the removal of the sediment lees collected at the neck of the inverted bottle, at the conclusion of the Champagne’s ageing process. The vintage cuvee is aged in the cellar for many years developing its rich aroma and unique avours. Bollinger . combines the boldness, freshness and rich character of a recent disgorgement with the classic aromas of the 2004 vintage. The wine is highlighted by intense avours of baked brioche, tarte tatin, candied fruit and nuts with heady spice notes. espite the trends of the time, Bollinger decided to break with the norms and create something new for the market. They found a way to meet the demand for e clusive high priced champagne while sticking with the companies’ original attention to detail and high quality. adame Bollinger’s creation broke rules that no other champagne house dared to do. The result A truly one of a kind lu ury wine.

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Food for thought Winter Warmers at Eight Restaurant Warm up at Eight Restaurant within Cordis Auckland this winter and check out their mouth-watering and tummy-rumbling buffet style line up. Taking the American-style grill and enhancing it with New Zealand freshness, guests can feast on slow-cooked, wood-smoked brisket and the full of avor slow-cooked o tail, plus all usual delights from the 8 kitchens at Eight. Of course we can’t forget about desert – you’ll devour their warm apple crumble, topped with golden buttery crunch and creamy Cordis custard. This promotion will be available between 2- 0 une.

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Craftd With an unmatched selection of independent New Zealand wine and spirits, the Craft’d Wine & Spirits Festival is your chance to sample from hard-to-find bottles, rare vintages and award-winning avours all together under one roof, for one day, as part of the lemental A festival. Book a masterclass, or join us for tapas and wine matches in the new Festival Club ounge. There will be a dispensary for bottle purchases, and even a post-event ‘Craftdparty’ for those who don’t want the party to stop. Craft’d Wine &Spirits Festival, GridAKL, 12 Madden Street, in Wynyard Quarter on S da s l ke s o o sale a e fi da or a ra d lo al

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To mark 50 years since the opening of Taylors Winery they are launching an e tremely rare fine wine – The egacy 2014. The egacy 2014 celebrates the founding purposes of the South Australian wine product – to craft new world wines that stand tall against iconic wines of the old world, particularly those from Bordeau .

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Are you the bee’s knees? Straight out of Taranaki, Egmont Honey is a family business that’s appropriately named after the towering mountain that overlooks the entire region. After years of successfully e porting its anuka to the world, they decided to share the honey love with fellow iwis. gmont oney has two e tremely popular varieties on offer – a delicious Lemon ‘N Honey and a Raw Honey. del

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More with Morell orell Bistro of emuera’s new autumn menu will be available from April 0, with highlights including the Pacific aw Fish coconut cream, tomato, spring onion, lemon , Seafood Paella Aborio rice, saffron, paprika, snapper, mussels, cockles, chorizo, prawns, & calamari in a tomato base) and the Hawkes Bay Lamb Rump pepperonata, cavolo nero, roast kumara, minted yoghurt . orell has been open just over a year and is carving out a well-earned reputation as a successful local eastern suburbs restaurant. Suitable for all occasions, Morell is a chic gatsby style fitout with warm hospitality. Morell Bistro 91/95 Upland Rd Remuera

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Winter at St Johns Bar & Eatery Winter brings not only a change of season, but also a change of pace at St ohns Bar & atery in Wellington. They’ve matched their cosy, leisurely dining atmosphere with winter sharing plates and e tensive winter cocktail and dessert offerings. And because Sunday brunch is the most important meal of the week, they’ve made theirs bottomless. Although the nights may be chilly, at St ohns Bar & atery have got your winter sorted.

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The perfect catch with the perfect match Stella Artois is bringing an e citing new pairing to iwi tastebuds; a refreshing, cold beer alongside the sweet and creamy avour of Te Kouma Bay oysters. A refreshing brew with a malty middle and crisp finish, Stella Artois has a full, pleasantly bitter avour that perfectly enhances and contrasts the creamy, salty avour of these fresh Coromandel oysters. e a e a r e a k or o ea a l d a do e e o a Ba s ers a d a S ella r o s s k k e e o s ers ll e ar es ed e er sa e or a o re e e e so e are as res a d del o s as e o e

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Forbidden Recipes TRADITIONALLY WHEN YOU THINK OF CHINESE FOOD, YOU WOULD NORMALLY IMAGINE A TAKEAWAY SITUATION AND NOT A FINE DINING RESTAURANT. BUT FOR THAT EXACT REASON, RED WALL 1939 HAS OPENED IN THE STUNNING NEWLY RENOVATED HERITAGE BUILDING, LOCATED IN THE PARNELL ROSE GARDENS IN AUCKLAND, TO SHOWCASE THE HISTORY AND CEREMONY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE FINE DINING. For 50 years, the late MasterChef Cheng Ruming, served famous World leaders such as U.S President Nixon, Clinton and Bush, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, honoured Generals and even the late N.Z Prime Minister Sir Robert Muldoon. Cheng was also the personal Chef of Chairman Mao, who was so impressed with Cheng’s cooking that he published a poem about his favourite dish from the Chef, titled ‘Zisu Wuchang Fish’. Cheng was only 1 of 16 Chefs in China to be named ‘National Pride Master of Cooking’. Considered a gastronomical national treasure, only the Elite could afford the famous ‘Cheng Banquets’. Trained in the culinary arts of English, French and Russian cooking, he knew how to bring Chinese dishes alive and make them relevant. His dishes are based on the Forbidden Palace recipes, some of them taking three or more days to prepare, but well worth the time and well worth the wait! In 1992, his grandson Liu Jian (Kevin Liu) began to learn from him and the ways of Red Wall Zh ngn nh i cooking method. Following in his footsteps, Liu made waves in the culinary world, which lead him to visit New Zealand in 2016. He stayed opposite the Rose Gardens in Parnell and fell in love with his morning view of beauty and tranquillity. This visit remained in his heart and became the catalyst to move to New Zealand and set up The Red Wall 1939 in those very gardens he loved so much. We talk with Kevin about this journey. e

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celebrities, and they all love your food. What are your secret ingredients?’ He answered only this, ‘Always be clean and hygienic, always use the best local ingredients, and always be passionate and respectful’. I wasn’t quite sure at that time, but now I realise what the meaning of it was, and that is also our slogan of Red Wall team now.’ ‘He is more like a teacher in my life and my career has certainly been in uenced by my Grandfather. When I was 17, I travelled to Germany to build my skills in western cuisine. Over two years, I learned a lot about European cooking, and this era had a big impact on my career. It’s more about the classic and the modern twist.’ How have you transitioned the original re es o re e lo al rod e a d modern times? ‘As mentioned, ‘always use the best ingredients.’ When we design the menu and are doing the food tasting, it’s really tough but full of excitement; there is a lot of hard work done behind every degustation menu. Firstly, we have to consider what is the best and the freshest ingredients in season. Secondly, we think about the origin of the ingredient, why and where we choose the certain ingredients e.g. when we chose the lamb for our main course, I (Kevin) went to several farms to find the best lamb for Red Wall 1939. The interesting thing about the farm I found, is that it’s just beside the ocean, and you can taste the grass that lamb eats. I was told because of this special location, the grass has a naturally salty taste and that’s why the lamb is slightly salty. That really impressed me, and now that lamb has become one of our signature dishes in the Red Wall degustation menu. I was always joking but it’s true that every season we change the menu, all of us (team) will gain some weight as we keep changing, keep approving, keep tasting, every single dish which is actually tested and adjusted many times behind the scenes and it’s full of my heart and soul.’ Like your grandfather, do you have a signature dish? ‘Actually, I designed all the courses for the degustation menu as they all had my consideration and creativity behind them. For this summer degustation menu, I would say Oolong Tea Braised Fresh Crayfish with Oolong Noodle and Crispy Chinese Golden onuts which is my hero dish Crayfish,

hand-made Oolong noodle, hand-made fried donuts, water chestnuts, Zealong Tea, Sesame seeds). The cooking method of this dish was the Braised Prawns that my grandfather made when I was a kid, the taste always reminding me of my sweet childhood. I combine the beautiful NZ local ingredients with that authentic cooking skill and a slight twist. We select the crayfish from the Chatham Islands, and the organic oolong tea from Zealong estate Hamilton. We use crayfish broth and oolong tea to beautifully braise the crayfish, while the hand-made oolong noodle and Chinese dough sticks just balance the texture and absorb the avour from the crayfish. It’s definitely a signature dish for this summer menu and we got lots of good reviews on that dish from customers.’ What local produce have you been enjoying the most to cook with? ‘Apart from being so impressed with all the fresh vegetables and fruits and water in New Zealand, I have also been loving all the divine seafood. For our degustation menu, we use the Ora king salmon from Marlborough sounds, the Crayfish from Chatham Islands, super fresh, super clean and melt in the mouth with our secret sauces.’ What experience will New Zealanders who a ro se o r res a ra fi d a d ers from any other Chinese restaurant?

Rose Gardens represent. Each piece of the 8,700 collection is bespoke and crafted by Jian Ping G exclusively for The Red Wall. Jian and team consultant Yuan Hong Qi, from the Forbidden City ensure the correct protocols are in place and practices adhered and authentic. They combined tradition and custom with modernity whilst also working with New Zealand designer Mao Sheng Cai who showcased moody greys to capture the cloudy mountains. The menu style is a Chinese State banquet full of fragrant avours, offering savoury, sesame and sweet plus sachima pastry and Osmanthus. This is an authentic eight course degustation meal using recipes that are thousands of years old. With modern twists this feast doesn’t disappoint, tantalising all the areas of the tongue and taste buds’ pleasures, leaving you speechless, full and in awe. The chefs use the very best of local ingredients to create exclusive state banquet recipes that have been handed down from the Forbidden Palace exclusively to the Red Wall co-founders. They also offer a traditional Chinese High Tea and a lunch service all of which require a high standard of dress. They can cater for up to 70 cocktail guests for private functions and also have a VIP meeting room, styled in the vein of Mao’s study. We ask Kevin to elaborate on this:

‘We want to deliver a unique dining experience which people can’t get anywhere else in the country. Red Wall’s stunning degustation dinner menu is in uenced by the eight main styles of cuisine in China, from North to South. Recipes from State Banquets, Mao’s favourite dishes and a number of historic Forbidden Palace recipes are featured.

What was the idea behind creating a replica of Mao’s study?

The Red Wall experience is about elegant surroundings, quality local ingredients, unique Chinese cooking methods, avours and textures, and authentic presentation, with great matching wine, or tea if that’s preferred. We hope our guests will enjoy a unique and special dining experience with dishes that are steeped in Chinese history.’

my grandfather served the food for him in this room. Chairman Mao taught my grandfather some Chinese character writing in the study room as well so for my grandfather, this place was full of memory’.

The Restaurant is breath taking and the details are personal, steeped in history and opulent. The porcelain is silver ash and hand painted in bright green, blue and gold. Inspired from a famous song Dynasty 960-1127, ‘A thousand miles of rivers and mountains’ by Wang Ximeng. It speaks of harmony and balance, a lot like what the

‘When we designed the Mao’s study, that was also considered to be a part of the restaurant detail. My grandfather served Chairman Mao and his family for over 22 years, during which most of the time, Chairman Mao was reading books in his study room after working, and sometimes,

Do you need to know Chinese ingredients to e a le o order o fide e ‘There are many Asian restaurants in Auckland with different types of cuisine and price ranges but there is no Chinese fine dining. The impression for Chinese cuisine can be ‘big plate, too much oil. No presenting’ but I don’t think that is the whole perception of Chinese Cuisine. We had lots of top grade restaurants in China.


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Low price doesn’t mean Chinese Cuisine. I found we have top Western restaurants, Japanese restaurants, Indian restaurants in Auckland and I went to most of these top restaurants. The more top restaurants I’ve been to, the more I believe that we definitely can have this Chinese fine dining in Auckland. It’s taken a while to let the market get to know we are here, but I believe in this multicultural friendly country where, everyone has the same concept of best cuisine and fine dining’ so I love to put all my passion and all my culinary skills into Red Wall 1939, and I believe the food will tell. Many Westerners are afraid to try unusual a al ar s l ke ee a d fis eads re these ingredients just in street food or do o fi d s fi e d ‘Red Wall 1939’s roots are based on Chinese State Banquet dining which is a style reserved for dignitaries and royalty. State Banquet dining – and specifically for Chairman Mao –is what my Grandfather did for most of his career. For example, when Mao invited presidents, politicians or celebrities from other countries to dine with him, my grandfather had to consider each of the guests’ hobbies, religions, nutrition and preferences, and then create a menu fusing creativity with traditional

culinary methods and formal styles of dining. Just like the English royalty banquets in Buckingham Palace there wouldn’t be any feet and heads for the royalty family. Dishes in a State Banquet are based on the eight different types of authentic Chinese cooking methods: Sichuan (川菜 Chuān Cài), Shandong (鲁菜 Lǔ Cài), Jiangsu (苏菜 Sū Cài), Zhejiang (浙菜 Zhè Cài), Anhui (徽菜 Huī Cài), Guangdong (粤菜 Yuè Cài), Fujian (闽菜 Mǐn Cài), and Hunan (湘菜 Xiāng Cài). Desserts have also been an issue for many o sa ale es a o ela ora e o these pastries you speak of? ‘Red Wall 1939’s roots are based on Chinese State Banquet dining which is a style reserved for dignitaries and royalty. Guests can enjoy a ‘Bobo Feast’ (Chinese High Tea) for lunch, where the pastry recipes date back thousands of year’s. Royal recipes that were previously served to emperors and their royal families in Beijing’s Forbidden Palace. Back in ancient times, the Royal family got two separate kitchens, one for their formal meal and the other one called ‘BoBo Kitchen’, only prepared the tea items for the royal family. There are hundreds and hundreds of different types of sweet and savoury items and as well as these we have the dairy BOBO, consisting of over a hundred types of dairy BOBO

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recipes custom designed for the royal family. What the royal families get served really depends on the different seasons ,different genders, different weather and different tea matching. For my childhood, my grandfather always made some cakes or puddings for me creating such a sweet memory, so I created a dessert in our BOBO Yan called ‘sweet almond memories’. When my local friend tasted it, he mentioned that it reminded him of the almond icing sugar on his grandmother’s Christmas cake, so it is amazing that my creations bring joy to the guests. When you combine family, history, pride, fine dining, beauty and legacy you know you have something special. From generations of tradition and protocol, culinary genius and service, this restaurant really is like no other. A true International experience on our own shores and teaching us more about Eastern ways. It’s regal, its delectable and its authentic, but you must book well in advance and as I keep telling you, the wait is so worth it.

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A New World of Supermarkets NEW WORLD EASTRIDGE HAVE BEEN CREATING CHANGES TO ITS CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND THE WAY THAT IT OFFERS NEW INITIATIVES TO ITS CUSTOMERS. IF WE TAKE THEIR POSITION ON ELIMINATING SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS FOR INSTANCE, THEY HAVE BEEN AHEAD OF THE CURVE, OFFERING A WIDE ARRAY OF BAG OPTIONS TO THEIR CUSTOMERS. THE FIRST I KNEW OF THE PLASTIC BAG ISSUE, WAS AN ADVERTISEMENT ABOUT DOLPHINS A YEAR AGO BY GREENPEACE ON TELEVISION. SHOCKING IT WAS, TO LEARN THESE INNOCENT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES MISTAKE THE PLASTIC BAGS FOR JELLYFISH AND EAT THEM, KILLING THEM DAYS LATER. SO, IN TRUE KIWI FORM, WHEN SOMETHING MAKES REALLY GOOD SENSE AND AFFLICTS THE INNOCENT, WE ACT. New World was instrumental in driving the ban of plastic bags and many would say the leader. One of the most frequented retail stores throughout New Zealand; they stopped using these and started selling reusable bags. The exposure this had from even just one store, New World Eastridge in Mission Bay, was 25,000 customers per week, creating a tidal wave of support. The law was passed 18 months later – eliminating single use plastic bags from ALL retailers throughout New Zealand. Located in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs, they have a particularly diverse customer base, with a real mix in ethnicity, wealth and age. So, it’s their ‘real’ approach and initiatives, that see all walks of life rubbing shoulders and laughing together. They really are an inspiration, so I sat down with Owner, Kym Samuels, and Store Manager, Matt Hayward. Matt tells me “We talk to our customers and we learn what they need to make life easier or more inspirational. We’ve changed some of our offerings and we’ve also added lines that customers have requested.” Kym jumps in “The catering side of our business is growing and keeps us challenged in providing for our customers’ needs every day - so all the baked goods, prepared meats and deli goods are made onsite fresh every day!” Kym is referring to the newly created “209 KEPA RD” brand. Their hand-crafted products through the store is highlighted with the new branding, so that customers can be confident in the fact that these items have been made in store, by their experienced team members.

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“The catering side of our business is almost as busy as the supermarket itself, so all the baked goods, prepared meats and deli goods are made onsite fresh every day, not just for the supermarket but for the catering orders as well.” They see so many ready-made meals not hitting the mark in either value or taste so they are now offering their own line of fresh ready-made meals, launching later this year. The Bakery is the heart of innovation in store, and the next project they are working on is an American Cheesecake. The Butchery is also one to watch, with Luka Young being the newest member of the NZ Sharp Blacks (NZ’s Butchery Team competing in the States in the middle of next year). He takes over from ex Sharp Black and Butchery Manager, Zak, on this team and we look forward to seeing how they fare. Luka and the team have been instrumental in providing inspirational solutions to our customers through our serve over - from ready to eat solutions to high end/rare cuts, the team are committed to challenging the status quo and WOWING our customers. The key word here is FRESH. We all like to have the freshest of produce but often lack time and inspiration. Once, where it was all about sauces and spices, it’s now about pre-prepared and ready to go. Kym elaborates “Grocery shopping has changed for most part, yes we still have the families that do the weekly shop, but more and more e find peop e stop in e er da on t e way home to select something fresh and ready-made, spending 15 minutes daily as opposed to an hour weekly. e e en find our on ine sa es from c ick and de i er or click and collect are growing. Time is something we are having less and less of, so we are doing our bit to help our customers save time and money.” 209 KEPA is really the upmarket side of the business - a catering solution for parties, meals, conferences, Christmas and more. With great simple packaging you can either own up to your purchase or remove the packaging and claim it as your own! Either way, from the Bakery to the Butchery and the delectables at the Deli, all your bases are covered. Fresh, innovative and problem-solving solutions to your daily grind. Keep an eye out for the meals coming but in the interim, check out uka s artistic are in t e meat section and of course those cheesecakes!

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Temptation wherever you look. A visit to Makana Confections is an experience not to be missed. Drop into our new retail store in Newmarket, try a free sample and tempt yourself with our range of delicious delights. Choose a tempting gift for a friend, or better still, just choose something for yourself! Mmm... Makana really is chocolate temptation.

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The scoop on HempFarm NEW ZEALANDERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FORWARD THINKING WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING NEW USES FOR PRODUCTS, NEW MATERIALS AND RESOURCES, AND THE LATEST IS USING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO MANAGE PAIN, MAKE ORGANIC CLOTHING AND CREATE NEW FOOD SOURCES. Cannabis in its many forms are right in the spotlight at the moment, as the medical world looks for more readily available medications. However it is hemp that is gaining the most traction in the marketplace. This industrial strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant is known for its many commercial uses, including paper, textiles, clothing, plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, animal feed, skincare and food products. HempFarm’s focus on utilizing the whole seed for the food market, with stunning products such as their Pure Hemp Hearts and Pure Hemp Seed Oil. They are is the largest dedicated hemp company in NZ, and 100% New Zealand owned and operated. With their new Tauranga hemp food facility, they are making waves both here and abroad. Beginning with just a handful of seeds and a massive dream, Dave Jordan set out to carve out a new and vibrant industry for New Zealand. After spending most of his life outdoors, guiding on rivers, glaciers, mountains and in the bush, he decided to clean up the land and waterways with hemp for the future health and well-being of the environment. He says: “It is vitally important that we protect this precious environment that we live in, and hemp is the answer to clean up some of the damage we have done to our land and health.” Two years later, his wife Anne and her son Harley joined him on the mission. Anne’s interest is in health and nutrition. She spent most of her youth in the theatre and dance but now takes the stage promoting the benefits of hemp seed oil. She tells us more, “It is the optimal balance of essential omegas 3,6 and 9, and since your body can’t make, it you need to take it. It will have a huge impact on your energy levels, and I need that to keep up with Dave! o e er, it is testimonia s from customers o find re ief from art ritis, ec ema, psoriasis, blood cholesterol and even more that is so satisfying, and keeps driving us forward.” Harley brought technical and creative expertise in design, marketing and web design, allowing HempFarm to reach out to kiwis nationwide. He says “I’m never satisfied it t e status uo e e is a a s on o to do somet in better, uicker, simp er be ie e t is approac eads to better resu ts Over the last eight years, this small family business has grown HempFarm into a well-loved brand it is today. Now with their new strategic partners, they are further developing vital infrastructure for hemp harvesting, processing and production facilities for food and fibre. Used for over 10,000 years, this miracle plant has served humanity in a myriad of ways, but especially as a rich energy source. In today’s depleted modern diet, we have seen the return of ancient grains such as quinoa and chia because we lack essential nutrients and healthy proteins. Hemp has a unique


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nutritional profile with a plant edestin protein, which is readily available due to it’s similarity to human blood globulin. This is why hemp protein powder is so pri ed by health and fitness e perts alike. empFarm has three core product ranges; foods, supplements, and skin care. Overall hemp foods are making a delicious and imaginative impact in the caf and restaurant scene; celebrity chefs such as Simon ault are huge fans of this versatile ingredient. empFarm’s hemp seed oil is cold pressed to preserve the natural health benefits of the essential fatty acids. From the bottle, you can use it as a finishing ingredient for almost any dish, savoury or sweet or if you prefer the convenience of a capsule, empFarm has you covered. The hemp seed oil softgel capsules are taken by iwis to help relieve pain associated with an array of conditions, such as arthritis. emp seed oil contains around 4% A, a natural anti-in ammatory safe for long term consumption. In ammation is the leading cause of degenerative dis-ease, and you just have to look on their website to see the hundreds of testimonials - it’s really quite ama ing Then there are the Pure emp earts, seeds that can be eaten raw as a snack or as a sprinkle on meals. For the keto-minded 100 grams of hulled hemp seed contains over 0% protein and only 5% carbs The amino acid profile contains all essential, which is e cellent for those following a plant-based diet. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as omegas.

The hemp hearts taste nutty, a perfect substitute for SA, and they are great sprinkled over vegetables and salads for e tra avour and nutrition. The protein powder is perfect to take your smoothies or porridge to superman mode, and the consistency is smooth and creamy; it’s so good Their e clusive raw hemp akes are the new kale elicious in a salad instead of nuts, a perfect partner with fruit, sprinkled over your morning cereal, used to garnish roast vegetables or mum’s famous potato salad empFarm is even in the final stages of developing hemp milk. It contains all the nutrients found in the hemp seed, and is delicious empFarm’s Promise skincare range, developed with April ansby, is a testament to the effectiveness of natural organic skin care. The three core products cleanser, serum and healing balm super-charge the skin with the benefits of hemp seed oil and carefully sourced and highly effective ingredients such as precious rose otto, frankincense and manuka honey. If you are looking for a health companion that is organic, natural and free from all the modern nasties’, then empFarm has the solution. isit their website hempfarm.co.n to find their ama ing products and learn more about what hemp can do for you.

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A taste of India ONE OF THE LARGEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT CHAINS IN THE WORLD, HOTEL SARAVANAA BHAVAN, HAS MADE ITS WAY TO NEW ZEALAND. Back in 1981 Saravanaa Bhavan opened its first restaurant in Chennai. Today they have grown to be a leading Indian vegetarian chain across the globe, with more than 33 restaurants in India and 75 throughout the world including, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, United States and New Zealand.

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With an exhaustive menu full of popular South Indian meals, Saravanaa Bhavan is simply authentically delicious.

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Holy Cow FOUND IN BOTH QUEENSTOWN AND WANAKA IS THE EVER POPULAR PIZZA AND PASTA HOUSE, THE COW. TOURISTS, LOCALS AND SNOWBUNNIES KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO LOOK PAST THE COW’S DELICIOUS MIX OF HAND ROLLED PIZZAS, SPAGHETTI DISHES, HOT SOUPS AND HOMEMADE BREADS. One thing that they’ll agree with when visiting, is how homely and comforting it is, from the food, to the décor, to the staff. ‘World famous’ in both Queenstown and Wanaka, the out-going duo that make the eateries such iconic favourites are Jose and Malcolm. Born from a passion for wholesome food, great company and good times, Jose and her partner Malcolm decided on the purchase of The Cow in 2001, having previously worked in the Queenstown restaurant in the 1980’s. Along with The Cow(s) this couple both enjoy taking time out to enjoy other hobbies. Malcolm loves his cars and Jose has a huge passion for other fourlegged animals - horses. Known for its rustic ambience and delicious fresh food, The Cow has been a favourite of locals and visitors alike for over 40 years, even attracting the likes of Reese Witherspoon. The Cow has a winning combination of delicious food and welcoming atmosphere which keeps people coming back time and time again.

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customers, that sets this restaurant apart from the rest. This story could be about an Indian abroad or the prodigal son, it could be about the best Indian food in New Zealand or the best customer service in town or perhaps the décor and total experience you have when you are there, but my parting words are these. This is a man who any time he was knocked down, stood back up and carried on. He didn’t get a hand out, he worked hard and is so well respected amongst his peers and customers. You can see his spirit is rich and you can feel his heart is big and all of that passion, pride and talent is poured into every dish they serve. It is all these things combined, that makes this establishment not only an institution, but an iconic New Zealand landmark.

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A Whole New Universo LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF MONTREAL AND WORCESTER NEAR THE MUSEUM AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CHRISTCHURCH, UNIVERSO SITS STATELY AND ELEGANTLY LIKE A RESTAURANT FRESH OUT OF SYDNEY. GLASS FLOOR TO CEILING, LIGHT AND AIRY, CRISP AND CLEAN, THIS IS A RESTAURANT THAT CELEBRATES MODERNITY AND HISTORY ALL IN THE SAME BREATH. As part of the inner-city Art Gallery, Universo takes advantage of the lofty ceilings and treats your eye to plunging copper orbs partnered with leather booths to really drive home the sensation of opulence and aid in your sensory journey of warmth and relaxation.

A raft of tempting dishes all made using the freshest local produce. Whether you’re after a taste-bud tantalising breakfast or brunch to kick start your day or perhaps a leisurely lunch, from 9am – 2.30pm, this lightooded room allows you to soak up the atmosphere and be a part of it all. Big palms and greenery allow the senses to rest and recoup providing a break from the man-made structure. The breakfast menu has a great selection of healthy or hangover dishes, some standouts being the fried brioche and the nourish bowl. But the day menu is impressive, with some real stand-outs like their homemade chilli and cheese bread to start followed by a dish many get wrong: potato gnocchi with pumpkin puree, butternut and burnt sage butter. But the talented kitchen team nails it, perfectly. Soft uffy pillows with a bite, and the right earthy blend of the pumpkin and sage with the sweet and salty burnt butter – oh to die for! From there, there are popular favourites and dishes to please all palettes. For me, it got interesting when I got to the larger meal’s menu, the talented kitchen team’s avour combinations whispered, I love you in my ear. Lamb rump served with shallot puree, peas, carrots and minted jersey benne, yum. Or the vegan fried tofu in prickly ash, chilli and shiitake mushroom with barley and greens. Or crowd pleaser, pork belly with cabbage and bean sprouts accompanied with apple, miso, maple and peanut sauce with a dollop of chilli jam – that is a good time on a plate!

As niverso turns into a swanky bar and finer dining destination at dusk, you will find a mi ologist on hand, the impressive Sam Barnett aka Bambi (check out his new drink creations on their website, like my favourite ‘you’re too good for him’ – a gin-based drink with a peach apple foam) and the indulgent grazing platters are also in play. A raft of tempting dishes all made using the freshest local produce. Head chef Mark Wilson delivers culinary alchemy of the highest order with his fresh take on lunch, brunch and dinner as well as a selection of tasty cabinet fare that includes gourmet sandwiches, salads, muffins and pastries, all made fresh on site daily. All seasonal produce is locally sourced supporting local business’s which is a must says Madlen Shaw, the new owner, as she believes in money going to the little guy. Universo has always been a popular destination but more recently Madlen and her husband Wayne have taken this euro-chic contemporary brasserie to the next level. Madlen shares with Eye magazine ni erso is our first step back into t e cu inar or d after takin a sabbatica in urope t as a stunnin site and ad reat bones to be somet in tru reat but ad ost its a e fe t it needed to be stripped back to bein accessib e and in itin ts ike t e best kept secret as its discreet and unassumin so its perfect en ou ant to one out from t e or d and focus on your company and having fun.” Open from 9am till late most nights, Universo effortlessly strikes the balance between elegant sophistication and casual cool. Sit down, take away or drinkies at the bar, this is the one stop destination for all your social needs!

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Its that hilarious sense of humour and down to earth attitude that has made Morell so popular. The outdoor area with beautiful large pots and greenery is perfect for the 5 o’clock swill and trust me all the locals are there, but Friday night cocktails are just as popular at the cool inside bar with their ever-evolving mi ologist Ash, who has created the Morell signature cocktail “The Sloe Gin Sour”. But many just come to hang out with the paper and a coffee or feel safe bringing a first date, for an easy enjoyable meal. You can hear laughter coming out of the kitchen as Daniel and his Maori & Samoan sous chefs Jessie and Pharel actually boogie while they cook, infusing actual love and laughter into their food. Then there’s Gemma the restaurant manager, who has this Frida Kahlo look and a smile to match, that puts you at ease as soon as you walk through the door. They pride themselves on turning a customer’s day around, whether that’s from bad to good or from good to great! They are warm and unpretentious with personal service and being in such a leafy green pocket you feel you could be anywhere in the world away from the hustle and bustle of life. I poured over the menu and saw some exceptional dishes pass my eyes and I have to say my two picks would definitely be the Hawkes Bay lamp rump which is served with kumara, cavolo nero , pepperonata with a refreshing mint yoghurt to balance out the avours and staying with meat the pork belly with baby carrots and fennel ….so good as it comes with my favourite vegetable cauli ower which has been done in a crush style – yum They like to use local produce where possible, free range and organic, and Sarah adds she wants their customers to know and trust the traceability of all their food too, knowing it’s the best. This definitely needs to be on your places to try and I feel it will become one of your favourites, note bookings not essential – handy

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The best bistro by the Bay BEING A RESIDENT OF THE BAYS FOR TWO DECADES I AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE FAMILY OWNED RESTAURANT ANNABELLE’S. Don’t let the name deter you, it isn’t prissy or offering archaic fare but it’s fresh, modern and welcoming and caters to all tastes with a vast menu that includes incredible cuts of meat and delectable seafood. Susan, owner and Maître D, has been providing memorable dining since she took ownership in 1998. Winner of the NZ Beef & Lamb Excellence Award since 2006, they take their meat dishes very seriously. Susan tells me “Kiwis love their beef and lamb and we know it’s a family favourite, so we always have the best cuts and offer seasonal changes that keep our customers coming back.” And come back they do, just speak to any bays resident and they all know Annabelle’s and Susan well. With the meals described as delightful, delectable and scrumptious it is essential you book to ensure a table on a busy night. Apart from the popular meat and seafood dishes, Annabelle’s actually start their menu with breakfast and all your favourites are there. Eggs Benedict, paleo options, and a popular choice, their corn and feta fritters, served with a yummy soft poached egg and lifted with a fresh green pesto. The perfect balance of sweet, tangy, earthy and herbaceous avours that create a delicious mouthful. This is a must try for diners. Annabelle’s also provide a special kids menu making it a perfect family outing with the beach and the playground only a few steps away. Following the breakfast and brunch crowd are the lunch goers and this spot is a bustling hive of activity come lunch hour. It may

have something to do with their clever menu options for 1 or 2 or the tapas style to share. I don’t know about you but with these finger licking options, I don’t think I would want to share. Starting with crowd favourites, crispy prawns and pork wontons, need I say more? Pork belly bao buns and duck spring rolls are where we start to divide the taste buds but trust me the e plosion of avour in your mouth is memorable. Then of course there’s their dinner service where there’s something for truly everyone. Clevedon coast oysters and west coast whitebait plus crumbed soft-shell crab take seafood lovers to a new height of ecstasy. Offered in classic subtle avours to let the seafood shine and the garlic drizzle down the chin, always pleasing the masses. So last but certainly not least is the dessert menu. Whether you want to have one to yourself, share or just grab a spoonful from someone’s bowl, they start with true kiwi favourites. Cheesecake served with Chantilly cream, sticky date pudding with toffee sauce, double chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and classic Bailey’s crème Brule with pistachio biscotti. And one of my favourites, the delicious waf es with warm sweet berry compote, a tart raspberry sorbet and uffy crisp edge, complimented by a nice strong espresso coffee – who would want anything else? A menu for any time of the day, produce and avours that make your palette dance, wonderful service with a family and local air, a view to die for and dishes to please everyone’s taste. Annabelle’s just went to number one on your restaurant list, don’t forget to book!

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Antoines ANTOINES IS AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED. OWNERS BETH AND TONY ASTLE HAVE PRESIDED OVER ANTOINES SINCE 1973, SERVING PRESIDENTS, ROYALTY, ROCK STARS AND OF COURSE, LOVERS OF FINE FOOD AND WINE. ENTREES Traditional Caesar salad with anchovies, parmigiano reggiano coddled eggs and Caesar dressing Raw spinach salad with sautéed chicken livers, onions, bacon and warm vinaigrette ouble backed blue cheese souf

with spinach and cream

French onion soup topped with cheese and baked MAINS Traditional roast duck with Grand Marnier sauce Chicken, leek and wild mushroom pie Oven roasted lamb rack with a mustard herb crust, served on a kumara and currant cous cous and mint jus Fillet steak grilled and served with chick pea chips and béarnaise sauce

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with rosewater and cassis jelly

Mango and passionfruit tart with meringue and pineapple compote Antoine’s designer bread and butter pudding Caramelised banana mousse with white chocolate ganache and rum macerated prunes

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Tasca INSPIRED BY THE BACK STREET TAPAS BARS OF SPAIN, CAFE TASCA IS A COMFORTABLE LOCAL EATERY - BIG ON AMBIENCE AND TASTY FOOD, SMALL ON FORMALITIES. OFFERING A BIT OF EUROPEAN CHARM AND A RELAXED, CASUAL ATMOSPHERE, THE RESTAURANT IS PERFECT FOR AN AFTER WORK WINE, WEEKEND BRUNCH, OR A GET-TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS. TAPAS Patas Bravas – paprika dusted fried potato chunks topped with housemade tomato sauce & aioli Tuna Montado – seared rare tuna, fresh coriander & avocado smash on bruschetta Gambas al Pil Pil – chilli prawns sizzling in garlic olive oil with Turkish bread COMIDAS Paella i ta – traditional Spanish saffron rice dish with NZ fresh fish, mussels, prawns, chorizo and chicken with lemon & aioli Cordero – lamb shoulder slow roasted in the wood fired oven, basted with harissa and pomegranate mollasses, served with roast potatoes, red pepper and garlic Aubergine ellenos – eggplant filled with melting green beans & tomato, on chickpea & potato smash, with fresh rocket & parmesan cheese (v)

DESSERTS Tiramisu con igos – Spanish version with sponge fingers soaked in espresso and sherry, with figs and mascarpone custard Flan de Naranjas – Crème caramel with zest of orange & lemon Arroz con Leche – rice pudding with apricot compote and cream Churros – Spanish donuts with hot chocolate sauce and cream

tasca.co.nz


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Juno Gin & Fever Tree Tonic THERE IS PERHAPS NO MORE FAMOUS BEVERAGE COMBINATION THAN THE GETTOGETHER OF GIN TO TONIC. There are a million and one G&T variations you can play with, but here’s a classic recipe to get you started. INGREDIENTS 30ml Juno Gin 90-120ml Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water 2 wedges of lemon or lime Ice METHOD Fill a glass with ice. Add gin (add more or less gin to suit your personal taste). Squeeze a wedge of lemon or lime into the glass. Top with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water. Stir with a long spoon. Garnish with another wedge of lemon or lime. Kick back, relax and enjoy!

junogin.co.nz


Gusto Italiano RESTAURANT

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Bringing you the authentic taste of Italy gustoitaliano.co.nz 263 Ponsonby Rd, Three Lamps, Auckland - Ph (09) 361 1556


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New Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin PERFECT GORDON’S PINK GIN SPRITZ Description: Exotic & Fresh Garnish: Sliced strawberries

NEW FROM GORDON’S, A DELICIOUS RASPBERRY AND

Recipe: 45ml serve of Gordon’s Pink Gin, two lemon wedges squeezed. Served in a wine glass with plenty of ice, topped with 45mls Prosecco and 90mls Lemonade. Garnished with sliced strawberries.

REDCURRANT GIN, INSPIRED BY AN ORIGINAL PINK RECIPE BY GORDON’S FROM 1880.

GORDON’S PINK GIN WITH TONIC Description: Exotic & Fresh Garnish: Sliced strawberries

FROM THE WORLDS FAVOURITE GIN

Recipe: 45ml serve of Gordon’s Pink Gin, two lemon wedges squeezed. Served in a wine glass with plenty of ice, topped with 45mls Prosecco and 90mls Lemonade. Garnished with sliced strawberries.

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HOME BREW WEST all your brewing needs GRAINS We have grains! Make unique beers, bread and biscuits.

HOPS We have hops! Flavour your beer, cocktails or ice cream.

FLAVOUR We have essences! Create different cocktails, icings and desserts. Henderson 1/4 Waipareira Ave Henderson Auckland 09 837 7177

Mt Eden 14 Mt Eden Road Grafton Auckland 09 377 1544

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DESIGN “DESIGN IS THINKING MADE VISUAL” SAUL BASS


DESIGN

A revolution that has become a huge success in New Zealand.

An Innovative Concept in Urban Furniture Design: Designer Furniture Packs METROPOLIS DESIGN WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE QUEEN OF NZ PROPERTY, NIKKI CONNORS, TO PROVIDE A PLACE WHERE PROPERTY INVESTORS, TENANTS AND HOME OWNERS COULD ACCESS EXCITING INTERNATIONALLY SOURCED FURNITURE, INTERIOR DESIGNED AND SET UP IN THEIR SPACE FOR A FRACTION OF THE USUAL COST. Metropolis Design offers complete furniture packages at different price points consisting of robust fabrics, timeless furniture classics with a modern twist, as well as contemporary accessories. The packs include all items that you or your tenant need to just move into your property for a turn-key situation and just start living and enjoying. We don’t only supply all the furniture, appliances and accessories you need, we also prepare your property for immediate occupation. This includes making beds, hanging pictures and mirrors, and dressing the space with stylish accessories. Regular visits to international shows and the selective importation of up-to-theminute releases enable Metropolis Design to offer the latest in design directions from around the world, at the very best prices. Furniture and furnishing Designs that are unique and exciting. Our services include: •

Access to some of the world’s finest furniture

Complete home furniture packages

Individual kitchen, bathroom and laundry packs

Premier delivery and installation

Layby options

Financial assistance with organising borrowing to pay for your furniture and furniture packs

metropolisdesign.co.nz


Kouzina Appliances is where you’ll find an extensive range of the best quality, international home appliances. Carefully chosen products that consist of the latest designs are creatively showcased within the showrooms. Here you will

discover premium European and American appliances, including leading brands Bora, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Liebherr, Miele, Qasair, Zenith and many more. Kouzina has the expertise to design the perfect appliance solution for your home and lifestyle.


Auckland 155 The Strand, Parnell (09) 377 7822

Queenstown Shop 12, The Landing, Hawthorne Drive (03) 428 2731

sales@kouzina.co.nz kouzina.co.nz


Honey, I’m home Omaha beach gets a beautiful new gift and lifestyle shop Newly opened store Nomad + Home is a breath of fresh air in Omaha Beach. Offering elegant homeware gifts, vibrant clothing and other items to brighten up your household, their products are designed for a wholesome living environment while still creating an asethetically pleasing look. The store stocks many beautiful brands such as Twenty8, The Upsite, Real World, Ottowloom, Ridley and Roney the Label.

EcoSmart Stix $2489.00

@nomadandhomenz

Coast Marine Bean XL Blend-Cactus From $699.00

Studio of Tableware Sambonet Bamboo Pitcher with ice-lip $399.00 Sarsfield Brook Iwan sofa system by Bullfrog POA

The Perfumers French Pear, Lemon & Herbs Soy Candle (Gift Size) $65.00

Studio of Tableware Christo e Anemone Belle Epoque Champagne Cooler $3,703.00

Le Creuset Stoneware Glace Collection Petite Cafetiere $90.00


Kouzina Wolf M Series Professional Oven POA Electrolux Pure F9 Animal (Model 6PR) Chili Red $1199.95

GIVEAWAY Trenzseater Dino Sofa in Italia Charcoal Fabric $15,213.00

Iconic De’Longhi De’Longhi has launched their timeless new breakfast range, Icona Capitals, inspired by renowned metropolitan cities around the world. The kettle and toaster design has transformed throughout the years, with the latest collection inspired by four iconic cities: London, Tokyo, Sydney and New York. Each breakfast set focuses on colours that are bold and unambiguous, taking inspiration from the dyanimc colour trends of 2019. To celebrate, we have a kettle and 2-slice toaster to giveaway.

TO BE IN TO WIN: Email your name, phone number and ‘DELONGHI’ to cathy@ multimediamagazines.co.nz. Competition closes 1 August 2019. Terms and conditions apply.


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Bergere Armchair British Tan full grain leather with cherry frame $2,490.00

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Chicago Sideboard Black with silver stripes, two doors with shelf $2,100.00

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Blue Label Side Table Bugatti steering wheel with glass top and brass detail $725.00

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Chicago Sideboard Black base with cherry wood top and two doors $1,990.00

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Deauville Love Seat 100% Belgium linen slip cover contrast piping and three scatters $2,490.00

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Parquet de Versailles Solid pine wood parquet oor panels 1000 1000

Ph (09) 214 4115 / 021 610 106 Hopetoun St, Freemans Bay, Auckland WWW.MONTIGNY-FURNITURE.CO.NZ

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THIS IS NOT A BBQ Fisher & Paykel’s DCS Grill is not a BBQ, it’s a grill built for performance, simplicity and durability. The DCS range gives you the same functionality that any professional chef demands for their kitchen.

AVAILABLE AT OUTDOOR CONCEPTS Queenstown: Shop 12, The Landing, 2 Hawthorne Drive Auckland: 77 The Strand, Parnell outdoorconcepts.co.nz


ENDLESS SWIMMING ALL YEAR ROUND

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THE AT-HOME, TOTAL BODY FITNESS SYSTEM

ENDLESS DAYS AND NIGHTS OF FAMILY FUN

Designed for performance, your E-Series Fitness System can provide a workout that's suitable for anyone, from an Olympic champion down to the novice swimmer. No crowds, no traffic, no wasted time - just fitness and what we like to call "aquatic wellness", steps away from your back door.

The kids can splash and play in summer, dad can loosen aching muscles with hydro-massage, mum can tone up with rowing training. The versatility of a Endless Pools Fitness System is amazing: use day and night, across all seasons and for all ages, young and old alike.

Check out all the models and features at selected Hot Spring® stores nationwide. To learn more visit endlessfitness.co.nz or call 0800 ENDLESS.


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Meet the man behind the designs “NO TWO CLIENTS OR SPACES ARE ALIKE; THAT’S WHY I WORK CLOSELY WITH YOU TO CREATE A SPACE THAT IS AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE” – MAL CORBOY HAS BEEN MAKING DREAM SPACES COME TO LIFE FOR OVER 25 YEARS. aving won numerous awards, al holds the qualification of Certified itchen esigner A and is a professional member of INZ esigners Institute of New Zealand but above all, he is firmly anchored in the realities of what his clients want and need. Not only does he design award-winning kitchens, but also bathrooms, furniture and full interiors throughout New Zealand and the world. He gathers inspiration from every aspect of life and produces dream interiors in a wide array of design styles, themes, environments and spaces. With the new studio on College Hill, Mal has starting running monthly seminars, where he shares his tips and tricks, covering everything from initial planning, through to execution.

KITCHEN DESIGN TIPS •

Begin by creating a scrapbook of ideas. It’s also a good idea to add some of the things you don’t like so you have a clear, big picture idea If you’re planning to hire a designer, make sure you engage one that has the right qualifications. Also check that their design style fits with what you are looking for on’t get too hung up on the refrigerator, sink and stove design triangle. This layout is now outdated thinking and we tend to design more in zones Silent rangehoods are becoming more popular in the modern home. They are perfect for every home cook and allow you to prepare meals in peace without having to worry about the noise. The kitchen is now the heart of many homes and has become more multi-functional. Take this into consideration when designing your kitchen

Remember to consider your lifestyle and the type of cooking and food you like, as this has a big impact on the design of your kitchen

KITCHEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS • • •

We will start to see the rise of the smart kitchen, where we can control more appliances from our phones Commercial cooking methods will be more widely used in the residential kitchen The industrial-style kitchen will have more subtle changes, making it more refined

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T h e L O Z Z a Ta b l e BY MAL CORBOY DESIGN $11,500.00


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Widely recognised as New Zealand’s most awarded kitchen designer, Mal Corboy has garnered an international reputation for his eye-catching interiors and his custom furniture design. He is passionate about form, function and colour, and blends these qualities with the client’s brief to create outstanding spaces for discerning homeowners throughout New Zealand.

Member of: NKBA,DINZ,HIA and SBID

COME AND SEE US AT OUR STUDIO LEVEL 2, 60 COLLEGE HILL, FREEMANS BAY, AUCKLAND 1011

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Your bathroom, your sanctuary BATHROOM RENOVATIONS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF ANY HOUSEHOLD MAKEOVER AND THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU EVEN START THE WORK. LUCKILY WE ENLISTED THE HELP OF AWARD-WINNING DESIGNER MAL CORBOY. WITH OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, MAL NOT ONLY DESIGNS AWARD-WINNING KITCHENS, BUT ALSO BATHROOMS, FURNITURE AND FULL INTERIORS THROUGHOUT NEW ZEALAND AND THE WORLD. HE’S THE GURU WHEN IT COMES TO A RENOVATION AND WAS AN OBVIOUS CHOICE. As our first step we arranged a time for a design consultation with al. is passion for design and ability to understand his client’s wishes is second to none. al took us through his plans and suggested various materials and options. In addition, he suggested some companies that could help us out. amine New Zealand were our go-to for creating a seamless finish in both bathrooms. We used amine finished timber veneer for the cabinetry, giving us a sophisticated finish and featured Caesarstone anilla Noir for the countertop. Caesarstone is made up from 9 % quart , so it combines the beauty and strength of quart with the cool, tactile qualities of natural stone. Another benefit of Caesarstone is that it’s non porous and is therefore resistant to stains and easy to clean, fantastic for the bathroom As the leading supplier of high quality surfaces in New Zealand, amine New Zealand has beautiful options for bathrooms and kitchens of any budget. To cut our stone, we chose the wonderful ranite eaven from erikeri who were fantastic. When it came to tiles we chose Tile Warehouse, who provided us with stunning Bi -Art Sahara mosaic feature tiles and Oceanic rigio atte wall tiles. These mosaics are plastic faced, which is a unique advantage of these tiles because there is no netting on the back. This ensures 100% glue coverage which means they won’t fall off over time.

Paterson’s have been in the tapware business for more than fifty years and helped us out with our bath, shower, taps and toilet. They offer products that have one simple, common thread – they represent e cellence in design and functionality. We had the Subway 2.0 Toilet Suite installed which boasts a high quality slim seat and cover. When it comes to hygiene and cleaning, the suite is simple to care and clean for, allowing a precise, splash-free ow of water right up to the open rim. We wanted the bath to be a big feature in our bathroom and chose the Squaro from Paterson’s. ade from uaryl, which is composed of a fusion of acrylic and quart filling, this was the bath of our dreams and one we can’t wait to spend a lot of time in We also installed the Nivito hythm Pull-out i er Tap and basin, which is made of 100% solid stainless steel and chose a beautiful gold brass-look finish. We are obsessed with it and love showing it off When it came to the finishing touches, we enlisted the help of creative stylist onna Balasoglou who immediately connected with what we were trying to achieve. She purchased accessories from French Country and arrowset all to pull the final product together. Check out our before and after pictures to see the final result to see our bathrooms go from average to sophisticated.


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The Studio of Tableware is regarded as New Zealand’s leading tableware specialist and offers you an unrivalled selection of quality tableware including dinnerware, cutlery, glassware, cookware, kitchenware and gifts.

the studio OF TABLEWARE

NZ’s leading tableware & kitchenware specialist since 1981 5 Harold St (off Enfield St), Mt Eden, Auckland, ph 09 638 8082, www.thestudio.co.nz


No chimney. No consent. No worries.

Biofuel fires are eco-friendly and 100% heat-efficient. They’re clean burning, which means no smoke so you don’t need a chimney. 18 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna (next to Countdown) 0800 468 836 www.nakedflame.nz

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PURE F9

Vacuuming redefined. • • • • •

Powerful Performance - up to 60 minutes run time Self Standing Ergonomic Design - light in hand and easy to manoeuvre. Automatic Suction Power adjustment. FlexLift - shift the position of the main unit allowing easier use for higher places

• 5 Step Filtration and Allergy Plus washable filter • 5 Step Cyclonic Technology seals in fine dust, pet hair and purifies air with at least 98.6% filtration • Multiple accessories including pull-out hose for hard to reach places and 3in1 smart tool

Pure F9 available in three models FlexLift, Animal and Animal Allergy available now from leading home appliance retailers throughout NZ.

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Eye News She is SHEN S

N is a realm of quality and confidence, targeted to the modern on-trend woman.

The S N story begins with designer ary- llen Prendergast, who was immediately inspired by the ancient Egyptian symbol for eternal protection, the Shen Ring. From there, a brand was born. MaryEllen loves designing for women of strength and sophisticated femininity, believing that “design begins with the fabric”. Mary-Ellen stamps her rare blend of quality and cheeky innovation on each S N design. Sourcing fabrics and natural fibres from all over the world, S N creates signature pieces that don’t care for the seasons; rather, they become keepers for life. Women who wear S N enjoy the beauty and intelligence of good design and know how to express themselves. Because the only thing any woman can be more of, is herself.

shenclothing.com

Ethical fashion report Within factories all around the world, workers are being exploited while creating clothes for huge corporations. The ethical fashion report is produced by Tearfund as a way of exposing and assessing how companies are treating their workers. One main issue that they are fighting is the pay, only five New Zealand companies pay their workers a living wage in the factories. For workers to afford food, water, clothing and health care they must be paid a living wage, but according to the report hardly any of the companies they examined did. This has led to uprisings within factories such as in Dhaka, Bangladesh over 5000 workers have protested their pay resulting factories being shut down and people being injured. A fair wage is essential to order for workers to have a decent quality of life and allows them a chance to pull themselves or their families out of poverty.

tearfund.org.nz

Aim High, Dream Big Aim’n is a Swedish activewear brand with the aim to inspire and motivate women around the world to an active lifestyle, and to make them believe in themselves and the power of their dreams. They believe that when you aim high and have big dreams, it will take you wherever you want in life. Aim’n would love to offer Eye Magazine readers 10% off all full-priced and sale items, all you have to do is use the code EYEMAG10 at checkout.

aimn.co.nz

Product’s you’ll want to thieve The Thieves® product line brings safe alternatives to your home so you can replace harsh chemicals with naturally derived formulas that work hard and smell amazing.

GIVEAWAY TO B IN TO WIN: mail your name, phone number and ‘THIEVES’ to cathy@ multimediamagazines.co.nz. Competition closes 1 August 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

Flowers on Wheels

We have a Thieves® bundle to giveaway, including Thieves® household cleaner, Thieves® wipes and Thieves hand purifier.

Pine and inger is a new ower shop on wheels, with its unique style, selling directly from the back of their truck, they offer beautiful bouquets for all of your occasions.

youngliving.com/en_NZ

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“LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING AT ALL.” HELEN KELLER

MOTORING


C 63 S - packed full of dynamism CLEARLY THE TOP DOG, CLEARLY A MERCEDES AMG C 63 S.


The AMG radiator grille emphasizes the dinstictive character of the C-Class top-of-the-range model. From a technical point of view, the new Mercedes AMG C 63 S Estate is no way inferior to its C-Class siblings: thanks to an immensely powerful highperformance 4.0 liter V7 biturbo engine with an output of 375 kW (510 hp) and torque of 700 Nm.

ENJOY THE FEELING OF COMPLETE FREEDOM AND SPACE.


PEFECT HANDLING. ON A BIGGER SCALE. Agility meets versatility. The new Mercedes AMG C 63 S Estate impresses with so many superlatives. Particularly high-quality elements in matt silver and chrome draw even more attention to its looks. The tremendous output of the poertrain is audible in the fullthroated sound of the engine, perceptible in th epowerful forward thrust and visible thanks to the widely ared sidewalls. True to the motto: Show who you are.


Mercedes-Benz Botany • 279 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs, Auckland • 09 535 8889 • mbbotany.co.nz


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Motoring with Mitch OUR MODERN MAN, MITCH O’KANE, TOOK THREE OF TODAYS MOST SOUGHT AFTER VEHICLES FOR A TEST DRIVE. HE TELLS US ABOUT EACH, HIGHLIGHTING QUALITY, EFFICIENCY AND POWER. WHICH WILL YOU BE TAKING FOR A TEST DRIVE? LEXUS UX 250H LIMITED AWD BEAST ON WHEELS •

An absolute luxury vehicle with loads of elegance but also very family friendly

Robust yet sleek interior with three driving modes: normal, eco and sport

Cleverly designed with ultra compact LED headlights and radar cruise control which helps you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front

2.0 litre petrol engine

The starting price of the Lexus UX 250h Limited AWD is $75,900.

lexus.co.nz

LEXUS UX 200 MEAN MACHINE •

Super powerful and great handling in wet weather conditions

Comfort for the driver is second to none

The 10.3 inch display screen is hugely impressive, as is the hands-free power rear hatch

2.0 litre, four cylinder petrol engine

The starting price of the Lexus UX200 is $59,900.

lexus.co.nz

MERCEDES-AMG G 63 S THE ULTIMATE G-WAGON •

Spacious interior with nappa leather upholstery, giving it a luxe feel

State-of-the-art handling technology

Impressive Burmester® Surround Sound System

Great presence on the road

The starting price of the Mercedes-AMG G 63 is $263,900

mbbotany.co.nz


Overseas model shown

Levante. The Maserati of SUVs

WINGER MASERATI 21 Great South Road, Newmarket 1051 Phone: 09 520 1588 www.winger.co.nz Ivan Lecanda 021 574 596 David Nilsson 021 323 218


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Ssangyong Places in Car Race IT MAY NOT BE A BRAND YOU HAVE HEARD OF MUCH, LET ALONE RELATE TO THE SUV MARKET, BUT SSANGYONG HAVE BURST ONTO THE CAR SCENE IN NEW ZEALAND AND ARE TAKING THEIR PLACE AMONGST KIWI’S FAVOURITE LIFESTYLE CARS TO OWN.

The Ssangyong Rexton SUV gives all its competitors a run for their money with high-end specs and a German engine, with in fact, Mercedes automatic transmission! Going all out to lead in this category, the Rexton is now safer, stronger, more spacious, and more stylish than ever. This new authentic SUV drives wonderfully, while the technology inside has reached new heights of sophistication for your convenience, enjoyment and protection. Retaining the SUV legacy while creating a unique style, the Rexton’s shoulder-wing design of radiator grill and rugged front lines project the classic SUV look, while the dynamic character line along the sides add to its stately beauty. The front bumper outlined in chrome underscores the SUV’S bold sophistication. This Black Beauty is truly made for any Kiwi lifestyle as it is uber stylish for inner city living, spacious and comfortable for suburban dwelling and ideal for residing in the country with its towing capacity of up to ,500kgs, making it ideal for horse oats, small boats and trailers, accommodating outdoor Kiwis well known for their road trips, sports events and winter activities.


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This Black Beauty is truly made for any Kiwi lifestyle as it is uber stylish for inner city living, spacious and comfortable for suburban dwelling and ideal for residing in the country with its owing capacity of up to 3,500kgs making it ideal for horse oats, sma boats and trai ers If it’s not the first question, then after specs we all want to know a car’s safety rating. With busier roads and more international drivers, we need all the security we can get. The Rexton comes equipped with nine airbags, including a driver knee-airbag and second-row side airbags. The steering wheel and steering column are specially designed to absorb the force of a collision, minimising the effect on the driver’s chest area. Active head restraints move forward in the event of a collision to close the gap between the occupant and the headrest to prevent whiplash. Other key safety features are the ESP which is the electronic stability program and that combined with the anti-rollover protection (ARP) and the brake assist system (BAS) gives you complete control and certainty on any type of road. So, no matter what comes your way, with the new Rexton SUV, you have 360 safety and impact protection for all your passengers and that The interior capacity is very impressive offering comfort and roominess to driver and passengers alike. Both seats in the first row are ventilated, while the seats in both the first and second rows are heated. p to three different drivers can input their preferred settings for the driver’s seat and mirror positions, and both seats in front are power-adjustable. Legroom in the second row is outstanding; thanks to an optimized spatial design of the interior, and the second-row seats may be double folded to maximize cargo carrying capacity. The e ton can fit four golf bags widthwise, leaving the 2nd row seats free for passengers to use. And a wonderful feature for the mum, tradie or busy dad with their arms full, can open the boot without putting the items down. Simply keep the smart key in a pocket and stand near the back of the vehicle for just three seconds and the boot will pop open automatically – genius!

will help you sleep at night as well as giving confidence behind the wheel. Often on the lips of a buyer when considering an SUV purchase is the care and upkeep question, but what’s so fantastic about Ssangyong is that they have an on-site workshop and customer lounge at their Takanini Dealership. If that location doesn’t suit you, they also have their West Auckland dealership in Henderson and their soon to open Albany Dealership. In total across New Zealand they have 22 dealerships so no matter where you live, move to or travel too, they can look after your SUV needs. The spare parts and accessories, including the upgrade body kit, are readily available from their large storage warehouse in Taupo, so no long waits involved while ordering parts in from overseas and paying huge International costs. And what’s more, while you are having your car-kitted out or serviced, Ssangyong provide you with a Ssangyong Korando courtesy car – they really have thought of everything! Winning the 4x4 of the Year 2018 award from the 4x4 Magazine UK and nominated for World Car of the Year from World Car Awards, this new player is certainly turning heads and taking its place on Kiwi roads. For your closest dealer for more information on their 5 year factory warranty, head to their website.

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FINANCE “MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS, BUT NEITHER CAN POVERTY.” LEO ROSTEN


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Can you afford to retire? Will you still have a mortgage when you do? WE SPOKE TO THE QUEEN OF PROPERTY, NIKKI CONNORS, ABOUT HOW YOU CAN DO BOTH…BY INVESTING IN PROPERTY. “Currently, about 40% of over-65s live off New Zealand Superannuation alone. Another 20% live off NZ Super and a small amount of savings. The reality is, we are going to have increasing numbers getting into retirement who will still have a mortgage on their own home. Divorce, redundancy, illness and business failure also mean a lot of people are approaching retirement with significant debt and end up with nothing in their 50s. Even if you buy a house at 35 and take out a 30-year mortgage to be paid off by 65, you might then have to work until 75 to save extra for retirement. About 54% of people aged 65 to 69 are still working either part time or full-time, and that is likely to grow in the future. Many will have to work longer because they need to. To get to $100k for a ‘no frills’ retirement you would need to put away nearly $50 a week after age 30 ….and for a comfortable retirement you would need to save around $200 a week to get to $400k.

“It is important that property investment is viewed as a business.” But did you know that just one investment property could be the key to having your mortgage paid off within the next few years and to having a supplementary income sooner rather than later? But don’t be fooled, investing in real estate is not an undertaking for the inexperienced. Like any investment or large financial commitment, it is important that property investment is

NIKKI CONNORS Principal of Propellor Property Investments

viewed as a business. You need the right advice and the correct structures implemented. 10 years ago, I saw a need for a credible and truly independent company that could help New Zealanders secure a passive income through conservative property investment. I have now been working with trusted professionals since 2009, giving thousands of clients the best advice and the best investment property to achieve their goals. The property investment model I have developed focuses on customer care and protection. I have lost everything in the past and I do not want that to happen to my clients. That’s why my company, Propellor Property Investments, is the only property investment company that puts together a strategy unique to each of our client’s situation, ensuring their short, medium and long term goals are identified and then achieved. This is not about Real Estate – this is about using property as a vehicle to get where you want to be in the next 10 - 20 years. Therefore the profile of what is the right property for you is supremely important. A Real Estate company cannot give you the correct advice on whether a property is right for you. Why? Because they work for the vendor – not the investor.


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Propellor’s Select rule of 10 is our key to exceptional property investment. The rule states: “Over the life of your investment always aim to pay less than 10% of the value for the best 10% of properties”. And we don’t mean the deposit. We mean the total 10% of the property’s true value. Finding the properties is time consuming and detailed for Propellor but simplifies the process greatly for investors. We do all the hard work for you, essentially in two stages: 1.

The properties we find must meet our 21-point investment criteria. Typically less than 10% of properties have the right combination of location, quality and rentability to make the grade – and often give the trouble free high growth we are looking for. In most cases selected properties will be newly built, mainly due to tax considerations.

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From our schedule of select properties we then identify those that are best suited to both your financial and social needs. This entails analysing total returns and cash ows over 10 years to find the best fit’.

Propellor will then co-ordinate the entire process for you, from finding properties that meet your criteria and arranging due diligence reporting, to sourcing professional independent services such as Accountants, Lawyers and Mortgage Brokers. As respected and knowledgeable specialists, the extended Propellor team are able to give you access to the most appropriate property investment stock from houses for sale throughout New Zealand.”

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Spend an Evening with Nikki Connors, the Queen of New Zealand Property Investment “It’s a business after all, and should be treated as such. Like any business, if the right strategy isn’t in place, it will fail.” Find out how New Zealand’s premier Property Investment expert Nikki Connors went from bankruptcy to the successful women she is today, through property investment.

NIKKI IS WELL KNOWN AS NEW ZEALAND’S

Enjoy an entertaining evening that will be highly inspirational and rich in Property Investment knowledge.

‘QUEEN OF PROPERTY’ AND IT’S BY NO

Learn how you can

MISTAKE THAT SHE EARNED THIS TITLE! NIKKI

Pay off your home mortgage faster

HAS MADE IT HER MISSION TO ENSURE THAT

Eliminate personal debt faster

PROPERTY INVESTORS APPROACH PROPERTY

Build a passive income

INVESTMENT THE RIGHT WAY.

Get access to some of the best investment properties in New Zealand

Property investment commentator

Author of the bestselling book ‘A Fabulous Failure’

In demand Property and Inspirational guest speaker

Principal of Propellor Property Investments

Principal of Metropolis Design

Principal Metropolis Property Management

TV Celebrity

Next Magazine Business Woman of the Year fina ist

The evening includes: •

Complimentary refreshments

A signed copy of Nikki’s latest book ‘A Fabulous Failure’

Visit the Propellor Property Investments website for upcoming seminar dates in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington. 0800 81 81 91 • propellorproperties.co.nz


Debt to Deliver THIS COUNCIL IS LOOKING AT THE LARGEST EVER CAPITAL SPEND ON PROJECTS TO BOTH CATCH UP AND PLAN FOR AUCKLAND’S BURGEONING GROWTH. These projects include significant below the ground infrastructure to cope with housing demand and to improve our water quality; along with public transport investment and local projects identified by local boards. A side effect of this investment is a rise in debt. Whilst this is eye wateringly large – $8.2b now and projected to rise to $14B by 2028 – this has actually lowered as a ratio to asset growth from earlier planning by Auckland Council. Our debt to asset ratio is the lowest it has ever been at 15.9%. PriceWaterhouseCooper were asked to provide an independent opinion on Councils debt raising strategy. I quote from their written opinion presented to our Finance and Performance Committee: “We believe Councils funding strategy and use of off shore debt markets is a consistent, prudent and efficient means of satisfying the above underlying statutory objectives to future proof Councils ability to access long term funding and in ensuring liquidity capacity.”

So, whilst I appreciate that these numbers can be mind boggling initially, they do in fact represent prudent financial practice. Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s, consistently gives Auckland Council an AA rating. This is very good, second only to central government and higher than any other Council in New Zealand. When calculating the rating, Auckland Council’s ability to service their debt is considered. This means that they focus on the ratio between the revenue that Council receives and the debt level that it has. It’s important to ensure that as some of our big projects signal budget overruns we do not get too close as that would potentially downgrade our AA rating. A downgrade is a lose-lose situation for Council as the interest payments on our debt would increase significantly as a result. Careful management is required.

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EMMA PETERS & BELINDA NASH

Corbin Rd Launch

KATY THOMAS, ERIN SIMPSON & KARIN HOREN

Cereal Killa Vegan Shake Launch

LISA ANDERSON & WENDY NOWELL-USTICKE

ROBBIE PENG & HAMAN SHAHPARI

HARRY SADRA & COLIN MATHURA JEFFREE

Landrover Polo Launch DENNIS NYHON, VANESSA BENNETT & FERGUS CLEAVER

JONNY XX WADE, GAILENE WADE & ROSS GEORGE

HI-SO ROOFTOP BAR, AUCKLAND

JACK RICHARDSON, MARCUS BERESFORD & SAM WYBORN


ZACH FRANICH & ERIN SIMPSON

SILVANYA HULME, ANGIE PHILP, TRUDI NELSON, DANIELLA HULME & DEBBIE BYRNAND

Red Carpet Awards Party 2019 LIZZIE LEUCHARS, MASAKO HYLANDS & MICHIKO HYLANDS

EYE_PEOPLE

GUSTO AT THE GRAND, AUCKLAND GUSTO AT THE GRAND, AUCKLAND

Launch of Proper Pizza O’CONNELL STREET, AUCKLAND

TRACEY & TONY WOODCOCK

SIMONE ANDERSON & TRENT FORSYTH

ERIN SOKOLOWSKY & NIC SCOTT

The Grand Finale

STUART DEEKS & INA FEIMI


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