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This state of the art facility will provide the highest quality sales and service to Mercedes-Benz customers. Dealer Principal Jeremy Spicer and his team look forward to welcoming you to the new landmark, Ti Rakau Drive dealership. We also have fluent Mandarin and Cantonese speakers in our sales, finance and service teams. Come in and see our specialist team for all offers on vehicles, including genuine parts and servicing options.

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CONTENTS SUMMER 2018 12 16 20 34 38 62

Editor’s Letter

Merry & Bright Beauty Must Have’s

The Eye Magazine Great Women Awards Winner

Fast & Luxurious

Keep an Eye On Ina Feimi

Eye Paparazzi

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ESCAPADE Grab your friends for NZ’s great escape games, it will leave you wanting to go again! escapadenz.co.nz AUCKLAND MUSEUM Create and unforgettable experience this summer with the Auckland Museum. aucklandmuseum.com AUCKLAND ZOO There’s lots to see and do all year round at Auckland Zoo, including events, keeper talks, behind-the-scenes experiences and more! aucklandzoo.co.nz

What is your favourite food?” This is a question I cannot answer. One day it’s pizza, and the next day it’s fine dining and then it’s tacos with all the stuffing falling out. Food is mood dependent and I have no favourite but my love for good food runs deep. I love food; I love thinking about it, talking about it, cooking it and of course eating it! This issue we have been inspired by the immigrants who have settled in our country offering us a taste of their world. Our flip cover sends some love to this group of people who have come to New Zealand, and opened great restaurants and worked hard to produce awesome food. A big thank you and high five to you all! On this side our cover features the Rexton Ssangyong, with all the bells and whistles. This car is big! It can move, it looks so stylish and is only $39,990+ORC! See pages 56 to 57 for our fun beach shoot. We have the pleasure of driving one of these and have been seriously impressed by the Chanel styled beast with it’s ease and style all in one big gorgeous package. Summer is here and our habits change - we stay up later, we spend more time outside, we shop more, and we dine out more. My summer is going to be spent up North with my amazing husband, wonderful step children and my perfect grandchild. I am grateful for every moment I spend with them all. The summer deadlines and Christmas rush will be mad but I know how happy we all are to be together over this holiday period. I will crash on Christmas day with a bowl of trifle and glass of something alcoholic in my hand simply being grateful for my world. I hope you too can find your ‘grateful’ space and create a life of contentment for yourself. ASC Salon, we are so sorry for the wrong advert printed in the last issue – here is their brand advert that we should have printed, and it is gorgeous. Our faux pas so big whoops to us. Enjoy the summer

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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 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 patients 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! Finesse Face and Body Clinic is proud to be the first TruSculpt ID provider in the New Zealand, as part of an exclusive partnership with Cutera. TruSculpt ID is the latest technology available to permanently and non-invasively 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 thrilled 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 3x larger than CoolSculpting’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 fact (***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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Congratulations Anne Batley Burton Winner of The Eye Magazine Great Woman Award brought to you by Twenty8 Anne is a powerful advocate for the cats of New Zealand. Using her celebrity status in the media she uses her notoriety to “speak” for cause and is the founder of The New Zealand Cat Foundation. Anne is also a business women, Champagne Importer and sells wine barrels and capsules to New Zealand winemakers. Anne is highly respected and we are proud to call her the winner of the 2018 Eye Magazine Great Woman Award brought to you by Twenty8.

Congratulations to the runner up Kym Samuels Kym is a successful business women who owns and operates one of the largest New World supermarkets in the country and is an active contributor to the group, Foodstuffs. Kym is committed to changing people’s lives – she is an active supporter through sponsorship or partnerships which she has built over her years in business with organisations that look to make a difference to New Zealander’s. This was very close, congratulations Kym!


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Heather Walton

Owner of Black Group Realty Heather has been fearless in the face of significant adversity. Heather has gone on to reach the highest levels of recognition in one of the largest real estate companies in New Zealand. She has been recognised as the number one salesperson year after year, has received international recognition for her success and has one of the highest customer satisfaction and referral rates at Ray White. Heather’s positive affect on those around her is palpable. She has taken the time to mentor and advise others and brought them along the success journey. Heather is inspirational, knows how to empower others through engagement and has a collaborative approach to her work and life. She has left a lasting impression on the wider community undertaking voluntary work, supporting a large number of charities as a speaker or hosting events. Heather has championed diversity in a heavily male dominated industry, proving by doing that women can consistently perform at the top tier in a challenging industry including as a business owner all while having huge dedication to her family.

Megan van Lieshout Lifestyle Coach

Megan grew up with a very strong sense of community, so keeping that close is very important to her. In this modern day lifestyle, we are losing community in lots of ways and as it’s a value of hers she tries hard to keep it solid. 10 years ago Megan was the founder and chairperson of The Franklin Silver Lining Trust, which was created to give special breaks to our local people going through times of adversity over the past 10 years The Franklin Silver Lining Trust has now given 1,000’s of breaks to local families. Recently, Megan has also been the driving force behind the new initiative to bring a mind health centre to the area as a resource & education facility for young adults, equipping them with tools and skills to cope with the modern pressures and stresses that are rapidly becoming an epidemic...she was the promoter, organiser and a fighter in the big charity boxing fight night event held in August in Pukekohe with $60,000 raised in one night! Megan is the organiser of ‘wilderness walkers’ that she created to get women back out into nature to enjoy the basics again. This is a tramping group and now has 50 members. This has created a wonderful women’s network of nature and wilderness loving women. None of this could be possible without amazing people beside her and Megan wishes to acknowledge all of them too.

“Champagne Lady” Anne Batley Burton, aka “Champagne Lady” and “The Cat Lady’, was one of The Real Housewives of Auckland and is the Host of her own TV Show, “Keeping up With Champagne Lady”. On a business basis, she was the first female company director in NZ and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Auckland University. She is a Champagne Importer www.champagnelady.co.nz and the only Dame of Champagne in NZ, and also sells wine barrels and capsules to New Zealand winemakers. Since becoming well-known through RHOAKL, she has used her notoriety to “speak” for the cats of cats of NZ. She has been looking after stray cats for around 20 years, is a Committee Member of the Community Cat Coalition, the founder and Chair of The New Zealand Cat Foundation. If they are unable to be re-homed The NZCF takes them to the “Pussy Palace “ at her property where she has over 200 cats that would otherwise be put down. They are cared for in the sanctuary on a daily basis with all their veterinary needs taken care of. This is at a cost of around $12,000 a month of which the vast majority is funded personally as donations are few. Anne is a powerful advocate using her celebrity status in the media for these cats and is currently fighting the Councils who would like to put any cat without a registered, working microchip into a “pest” category which would mean that the poor strays would be killed and any pet cat would also be at serious risk. Anne is the recipient of the Saint Francis of Assisi Award for outstanding services to animals and also of the Queens Jubilee Medal for services to animals.

Kym Samuels

Owner of New World Eastridge Who is Kym Samuels? Kym is 49 years old, the owner operator of Eastridge New World, mother of two wonderful sons and wife to Paul Samuels for 28 years. Her faith underpins all her decisions in life and influences where she invests her time. As a result, helping people is one of her passions. Through her business she is able to feed breakfast to students in 6 local schools, supply food banks, educate children in healthy eating, provide food for “Everybody Eats” café in Ponsonby, give assistance in fundraising activities for schools, church’s, sports clubs and charities and help lead and guide her 200 staff. Kym sits on the board of World Vision NZ helping to raise funds for the most vulnerable children in our world also being on the board of Dignity Freedom Network an organisation that is working towards eradicating temple prostitution in India by 2023. Every Sunday evening during the university term Kym and her husband cook dinner for 120 students. Most of them live in student hostiles which don’t provide a meal on Sundays. Kym’s passion is to help people get more out of life, from inspiring her team to think big, she has 5 of her staff who now own their own supermarket business, to helping those who can’t help themselves.

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Gen Clements Learning Coach

As Gen’s career has developed, evolved, as well as growing up and being involved with a wide variety of interests, she has found a passion for children and being an advocate for them. She has competed in a fight night for one of her students, created and run events to raise funds or support for children in need. Most recently Gen has been involved in the set-up of a school for children who are the least served in education, the Academy for Gifted Childen. At the Academy for Gifted Children the school focus is on social and emotional wealth as well as care, curiosity and creativity. The next venture Gen would like to be a part of is how we can assist young mothers with the birth of their children whether they are loved by themselves or another family and look after the wellbeing of the mother’s mental welfare to ensure they are set up for a successful, loving and happy life.

Donna Logan

High Profile Horse Trainer Donna Logan was one of New Zealand’s first Women Jockeys in the 1980’s and became one of New Zealand’s first Thoroughbred Horse Trainers in 1985. Donna was born in Kawakawa, Northland. She left Whangarei Girls High at 15 years old and helped run her Fathers Demolition business, House Moving business and drove a D8 Bulldozer. Donna then built the largest Stable at Ruakaka, Northland over a period of 30 plus years. Much of that time in Partnership with her husband Dean. After Separating from Dean in 2004 she continued training in partnership with him until his death in 2015. Donna then formed a Training Partnership with Chris Gibbs soon after that and won many big races in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. Donna still has the Ruakaka Stable with 60 horses that is running second on the NZ Premiership. In 2018 she became Singapore’s first ex pat Women Trainer and has trained over 800 winners. Donna continues to do many motivational speeches in Schools and employs 35 people in 2 countries. Donna also has a daughter Samantha who is a Trainer in Cambridge and a son Robert who is studying Business and is going to work for NZ Bloodstock.

Grazielle Thake

Personal & Professional Coach Graziella Thake has 27 years of committed experience in program writing, delivery, coaching and support facilitation for business leaders. Graziella’s background is in psychology and she has valuable experience working with businesses within the share economy. Born in India of Maltese and Italian decent, she grew up in over ten countries which have equipped her with the tools to easily work with people from all walks of life. With a Masters in Psychology, and having worked as a forensic, organisational and sports psychologist, Graziella has solid experience in the fields of mental health and leadership. During her working life Graziella has founded the Renew Mothers Program, is a former Director of the evolution Quotient , the current CEO of The Optimisation Hub and board member of Renew Mothers, the global dialogue foundation and GCU. Graziella has long been committed to social responsibility ever since she was a young girl always finding a way to contribute on a voluntary basis and in her work she began volunteering at 16 and continued doing so through her studies. In New Zealand 7 years ago, Graziella started renew mothers just to serve one community but it grew very quickly past her local community and now provides an organised platform for creating positive social outcomes for mothers and their families. Her asset to Country, organisation or board to which she contributes her shear capacity to bring people together and galvanise a cause and see it effectively led . She single handily developed charities and is willing to always stand up and do something to lead from the front and the back . Renew mothers is her heart and belief that together we can create a better world and we can develop leadership through families to re-build peaceful happy healthy communities

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Lisa King

Founder of Eat My Lunch Award winning social entrepreneur Lisa King is on a mission to ensure no children go to school hungry. Lisa is the co-founder of Eat My Lunch, a social enterprise business launched in 2015 with the belief that clever business solutions can solve big social issues. For every lunch you Buy, Eat My lunch Gives a lunch to a Kiwi kid in need. Lisa demonstrates a unique combination of generous spirit and exceptional business acumen. After 15 years working in large FMCGs, marketing some of the country’s biggest food brands, Lisa decided to put her corporate experience towards doing something that would make a positive impact in the community. As a mother of young children, she couldn’t fathom that in a country like New Zealand, 28% of children live in poverty and thousands go to school every day without lunch.


Tina Matthews

Teacher & Founder of South Auckland Puppy Surrender Tina Matthews is the beauty and brains behind South Auckland Puppy Surrender, which she started in 2016 to help save the lives of innocent animals in South Auckland. Tina serves her community in many ways – by day she is a teacher in a low decile primary school the rest of her time is committed to rescuing puppies who otherwise most likely would not still be around. Tina recognised the need for an organisation like hers in early 2016 and unlike most of us who would talk about it Tina joined the rescue ranks and started to foster and desex kittens, this operation grew and Tina realised that there was a much greater need in her community for dogs, particularly young puppies. It was from here that she founded the South Auckland Puppy Surrender. You will often notice through Facebook when Tina has incoming arrivals, you will see her and her son out on rescues or updating following vet visits. Her organisation rescues and fosters dogs with the help of her awesome army of foster carers before they are rehomed in their forever home. Tina has found dozens of dogs their forever home, she puts in endless hours of work in order to save these dogs. South Auckland Puppy Surrender has a strong ethos and is committed to having all dogs desexed and vaccinated before they leave their care most of this is done during Tina’s ‘free time’. Tina not only cares for the dogs that she rescues but also contributes pet supplies and food to the community pantries in the South Auckland area as she believes that no animal should have to go without. Tina is a woman of courage, inspiration and incredibly selfless, she is committed to creating change within her community and making this world that we live in a better place.

Laura Furey

Managing Director of Designer Rugs Laura Furey has been in the design industry for 20 years firstly supplying and working in interior design before managing Designer Rugs. Laura managed Designer Rugs for 9 years before buying out the NZ & UAE Business 4 years ago. Laura works on developing the UAE Market and supplying other international countries including China, US, Europe and London. She also works on developing strategies in NZ to grow local talent and local product. Laura launched Kiwi Icon collection which is now a highly successful collection under the Designer Rugs Brand: Zambesi, Kate Sylvester, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblet, Boh Runga, Kevin Roberts and Codi Design. Every 3 years Laura holds the Evolve Awards giving designers and architects an opportunity to create and develop their own rug designs that are then launched into the ongoing ID Collection. The competition encourages design growth for the local industry. Laura also lectures to design students twice yearly to educate them on the superiority of NZ Wool products, NZ design and buying local and quality products. Laura works with numerous companies for events with media packages and large sponsorship deals. Next year she will be running Curated Platform NZ - A Design Event with international press, sit down 5 Course degustation Dinner with Chef Julian Guilo and NZ Heart Kids Foundation. Laura also works with numerous Charities including: SPCA, Child Cancer, Hospice, Women’s, Refuge, Save the Children Fund and Artspace.

Rebecca Stewart

Co-Founder & General Manager of Pomegranate Kitchen Rebecca Stewart is the co-founder and General Manager of Pomegranate Kitchen, a catering social enterprise which trains and employs cooks from a refugee background. Language barriers and the lack of local experience means it can be very difficult for former refugees to find the right training or job opportunities, so Pomegranate Kitchen provides a way for them to use their existing skills and enter the job market. Enabling them to share fresh and authentic food from their cultures is our way of recognising the rich contribution former refugees make to our society, and making sure our city is a welcoming new home. Rebecca was born in Wellington and is happy to have returned after working for notfor-profits in New Zealand, Australia, India and Fiji, in areas as varied as sexual health and Indigenous youth justice. She studied a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Victoria University and a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne.

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ou may have seen the headline ‘Perfume is the new second-hand smoke’?. Which makes me feel a bit silly for all the times i’ve stopped to compliment a wearer on what now appears to be ‘eau de toxin’!. So is it media sensationalism? Unfortunately not… Whilst the ancient art of perfumery involved plants - herbs, spices, oils, fruit and flower extracts, resins etc - the vast majority of todays ‘perfumes’ or ‘fragrances’ contain an average of 14 synthetic substances, and they’re not required to list them. The effects of these chemicals can be short-term - breathing issues, headaches, nausea and brain fog - or potentially more sinister, with some linked to cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergies. Many are also endocrine disruptors - compounds that meddle with our delicately balanced hormonal system - so can trigger weight gain. We affectionately call these ‘chemical calories’. My suggestion is to seek out organic, natural fragrances based on essential oils and/or plant extracts. Or learn to blend your own with carrier oil and organic essential oils. But if you can’t bear to part with that expensive perfume just yet, try and save it for special occasions only, and spray lightly onto clothing or hair rather than directly to the skin. And please keep in mind, your aromatic addiction may also be someone elses ‘second-hand smoke’.

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INA FEIMI Ina Feimi, the oldest daughter of an Albanian family, with roots in the hospitality business. Ina Feimi came to New Zealand two years ago with her partner, Stuart Deeks; to build a new business together. After searching all over the world for a concept that they both would love, they finally found Proper Pizza. Ina didn’t know much at the time about pizza. Her expertise was in a different field but she is a very fast learner. For months she has studied the product, the New Zealand market and also building relationships with the local suppliers. She has worked into building the branding, adapting it to this country and also helping with the menu. Proper Pizza delivers outstanding pizza, the type you have never tried before and will become addicted to. Together, Ina and Stuart own the trademarks for two different concepts and they have two stores in the CBD in Auckland. Ina’s days are kept busy working for the two businesses, creating manuals and checking that operationally they don’t have problems that will affect the outgoing of the shops. Also keeping an eye on the social media and has a passion and flair for fashion. After living in Europe she found herself drowned by fashion – she considers beauty to be so important.

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them! It just so happens that other people seem to find it a bit entertaining too. I am also just unashamedly me. What you see is what you get - I just am who I am. I probably say too much, swear too much and share too much, but that’s all part of what people enjoy. Sometimes, I wake up and think “oh sh*t, who wants to watch drunk me singing terribly in a bar?!” but you’ve just got to own who you are, right?! Also this year I’ve had a lot of people follow my build up to running my first marathon which has been quite amazing! You have a very busy work schedule - what do you do to relax? I am actively trying to relax more. I don’t do enough of it and it often comes back to bite me. in the arse. I over-commit to things and constantly have to live moment-to-moment dictated by what’s in my diary. The reason I’m like this is because I like to think it’s important to make the most of opportunities while you can. But now I’m also telling myself it’s ok to sit down and breathe for a moment. Maybe that can be my 2019 resolution!

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EYE NEWS Pioneers of NZ’s Premium Waters As pioneers of NZ’s premium waters, the people at Otakiri are aware of the toll that some of its operation takes on the environment and ultimately the footprint that is left. As part of our environmental direction and new product development all Otakiri PET products will be made from RPET or Recycled PET. Our labels will also be paper and 100% bio- degradable. This is due to take place through 2019 and is our commitment to the Environment by ‘keeping it green’ and continuing to provide wonderful water. Otakiri Springs, 932 or Reserve. Ask for it by name and taste the difference. otakirisprings.co.nz

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CORDIS AUCKLAND First post-rebrand anniversary 5-Star Cordis Auckland is celebrating its first anniversary following its rebranding with four exclusive Locally Yours packages incorporating local neighbourhood elements. Personalised to suit multi-generational guests, the heartfelt quintessentially Kiwi service will make your visit most memorable. Formerly The Langham, the luxury hotel was rebranded Cordis Auckland last November and a full renovation completed. Key assets, such as the outdoor swimming pool and highly acclaimed Chuan Spa have been retained and improved. Located in Auckland’s favourite Waterloo neighbourhood, Cordis Managing Director, Franz Mascarenhas, says, “We love our neighbourhood and want guests to love it too, from the best coffee shops, coolest restaurants, exploring the city on our electric bikes or shuttle-bussing into main shopping streets, Auckland Zoo, or the Auckland Art Gallery.” Cordis Auckland caters for global travellers, adventurous families who like tailored services including kids programmes, and for quality dining at their signature Eight Restaurant EarthCheck Platinum status hotel since 2016. cordishotels.com/en/auckland

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One for the girls! A toast made by Beekeeper Reuben Stanley kicked off the stunning Streamland Honey event. As he toasted to the female bees he said, “ We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the girls, so cheers to them” A tasty launch held at Takapuna’s Regatta Bar to showcase a new flavour to their stable of honeys, passionfruit honey. First sampled in my mocktail, the passionfruit honey spritz was a delightful refreshing drink made by mixologist and Regatta Bar owner Andy Ruzich. Followed by the honey beer and a culinary feast of honey-fused food. Streamland is a New Zealand company that shares their wares with New Zealanders and the World. With a stable of over 20 products ranging from honeys to lozenges, syrups and molasses, they love that their Bees have been buzzing around in New Zealand’s pure air and with a NZ UMFHA certification, proud to be Kiwis with a healthy passion for honey! nzstreamland.com

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The Eye Magazine Winger Alfa Romeo What Women Want in October raised funds for the Heart Foundation, this year it included a competition for a stunning designer chair by Nikki Connors. The innovative chair was provided by Metropolis Design which offers outstanding interior designed quality furniture packs to completely furnish your house, apartment, or rental property in finest urban style. Metropolis Design delivers and installs their packs free of charge. They include everything: prints, rugs, furniture and coordinated accessories. The portfolio is constantly updated with modern, affordable furniture pieces. Congratulations to the winner of this fabulous chair: Laverne Seaman. metropolisdesign.co.nz

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At the Art of Attraction breakfast, Dr Mike Ashby said that before you go off attracting hordes of new prospects, make sure you’re holding on to your existing customers. Start with a clear picture of customers you want to attract. Look at your best customers – what makes them great? Why do they do business with you? Think about your worst ones and avoid them! Create a powerful value proposition based on the job your customers are trying to do and address the pains they experience as well as the gains they’re looking for. Think about where your best customers hang out and create a presence there – fish where the fish are. Considered one of New Zealand’s top speakers and advisors, and author of Breakpoints, Dr Mike Ashby has helped hundreds of business leaders to change their businesses and their lives for good. Check out thebreakthrough.co

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International luxury lifestyle hotel SO/ Auckland, the city’s newest hotel is one of just seven artistically inspired avant-garde masterpiece hotels worldwide. Stunning rooftop vistas of Rangitoto Island, the Frenchinspired Harbour Society restaurant led by French Chef, Marc de Passorio, along with virtually every traditional hotel concept under challenge, pinpoints Auckland on the map of must-visit South Pacific destinations. The sophisticated and dynamic SO/ Auckland is located in the city’s beating central heart in the former Reserve Bank. Renowned Kiwi fashion innovators, WORLD, are the signature design partners for this imaginatively inspired world class masterpiece. sofitel.com | accorhotels.com

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What’s the point of great cheese plates and fabulous cracker toppings if you don’t have great Crackers, Lavosh, or Flats to go with it? 180 Degrees solved that problem in 2001, after years of glamorous cooking overseas at such addresses as Mayfair and Onslow Gardens, to Provence, and Biarritz, where Jill and Frank catered to the tastes of the super-rich. They returned to NZ and joined forces with Nigel another passionate foodie. Their superb range of Wheat Free Oat Crackers includes Walnut Oat, Hazelnut Oat, Almond Oat, and Chilli Almond Oat can’t be beaten, and just to make things even more interesting they launched a range of 4 Seed Oat crackers last year. It’s all about the best real ingredients and the best taste – no fillers or preservatives.180 Degrees also bake delicious Lavosh in three flavours, and Cheese Bites you’ll refuse to give up. They have just launched a new range of Bites & Flats ready to keep even the most ardent gourmet interested this festive season. These unique biscuits, snacks and crackers for every day are also for special occasions. Their flavour and crispness reflect the care and attention you would have put into making them yourself. Now then, where is that cheese plate? info@180degrees.co.nz

Bold Colour Trends of Europe by Fabuleux Vous Jewellery

The Land Rover NZ Polo Open Championship is, for the first time in the competition’s 42 year history, being held on a Saturday in Clevedon on 23 February. The prestigious, highly competitive polo championship attracts professional players globally, and runs across an entire competition week. The new format allows horses better recovery time, and players more strategic planning time, enhancing the strength of competition. Land Rover supports the most renowned global polo events. SKY Sport is filming live, and new beer partner, Peroni, makes its debut. Watch for the famous Land Rover versus polo pony race, side-line entertainment, and Fashion on the Field with best dressed woman, man, and best shoe prizes. nzpoloopen.com | aucklandpolo.co.nz

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Europe has gone big, bold, and vibrantly colourful with statement earrings and jewellery in both the fashion and fine jewellery arenas. Fabuleux Vous loves the trend and is crafting fabulous earrings and other delicately bold pieces to lead from the front in fine New Zealand style. Fashion jewellery and fine jewellery are usually separated in design concepts but that’s not true in current trends here or in Europe. Consider the examples of Fabuleux Vous’ cascading My Colourful Life, and their diamond-shaped Lacy earrings - large, yet elegantly feminine. Fabuleux Vous has managed a graceful balance between quality and cost. Quality always wins but the pieces remain affordable. Whether it’s fine sterling silver or a playful fashion piece, each is designed as an enduring classic. Each piece expresses life qualities: courage, commitment, kindness, celebration, respect, and love. Fabuleux Vous Jewellery director, Helen Thompson-Carter, lived a previous life as a terminal care nurse so understands these qualities intimately. Enabling the dying process with peace, grace, and dignity was a privilege. It’s one of the reasons this jewellery stands out, and Fabuleux Vous counts amongst their regular ‘Charities of Choice’, both Hospice and the Heart Foundation. Being a part of a community, and the gift of giving flourish within FV culture, but that’s not why you choose this gorgeous jewellery. You choose it because it expresses you, the deeper, most feminine you. Go bold, go vibrant, or go delicate, but choose for the YOU in your heart. fabuleuxvous.com


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Big boys toys goes bigger New Zealand’s 2018 Big Boys Toys show was the largest since 2008, opening at the ASB showgrounds in November on its 20th anniversary. Events included a car dropped from 80m, opportunities to drive an electric vehicle, check out supercars, medieval warriors in swords-and-axes battle, soaring FMX riders, and barbecue champions competing on the grill. Killajoule, the world’s fastest electric bike with rider-creator, Eva Håkansson was there and FMX stars Nick Franklin and 16 year-old Carlos Hanlon performed death-defying mid-air tricks. Big Boys Toys 2018 really did have it all, so we’re keen to see next year’s annual event. bigboystoys.co.nz

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here’s no denying it, Auckland is a feast of great food. From authentic Mexican and fresh Japanese to delicious New Orleans, impeccable Italian cuisine and exotic Brazilian tapas and drinks, we are spoilt for choice in the City of Sails. The rest of the country is no different, with mouth-watering authentic restaurants seemingly opening up everywhere. Part of the reason Auckland has a plethora of great eateries is simple - immigration. New Zealand is a nation built on immigration with most New Zealanders easily able to trace their ancestry back to Asia, Europe or elsewhere. Immigrants bring with them a diverse language, background and of course, food. Stuart Deeks is known for bringing the successful coffee business, Esquires, to New Zealand. Then, along with his partner Ina Feimi, they launched the first Proper Pizza in Auckland, bringing the ultimate in European pizza to New Zealanders. Stuart met Ina during the very end of his time at Esquires. She was the CEO of her family’s business interests which included those in the hospitality industry and they immediately became friends. “After selling the business we fell in love and travelled together,” explains Stuart. “During this time she introduced me to Proper Pizza, which in Kosovo and her native Albania is the number one pizza brand. I loved it and would go so far as to say is the best pizza I ever tried!” It’s obvious to see the genuine confidence that both Stuart and Ina have in their product. Not only have both of them been incredibly involved in the operational side but also the cooking preparation involved them experimenting with recipes and ingredients. The result is clear from the first bite delicious, thin-crust pizza. After a long discussion, they acquired the rights to New Zealand and Australia and now the company has opened its first store outside of Europe in Auckland. “We had the opportunity to choose international brands that are already well-known in the New Zealand market,” explains Ina. “But after traveling around the world for two years, trying amazing dishes, seeing so many different concepts of cuisine, our hearts never forgot the joy we had when we tried Proper Pizza for the first time - and in the end that’s the road we chose to follow.” Annabelle’s restaurant in St Heliers is truly an icon of great food and flavours. A family-owned restaurant, it opened it’s doors 20 years ago in 1998. Owner Susan Cho and and her husband with their young son moved from South Korea and grew the restaurant from just 20 seats to 75, with Susan also receiving a master chef qualification from AUT. “I first came to New Zealand to gain a doctorate degree in horticulture. While already having a complete master’s qualification, it was only going to be a two-year study exchange,” explains Susan. “Instead, my husband and I decided to immigrate to New Zealand as we fell in love with the natural beauty of this place

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but never in our wildest dreams did we think we would be owning a restaurant!” Growing up in South Korea, food always meant family time. For Susan, every dinner was suddenly transformed into quality time with the family. This was very different to how people spend their time dining nowadays where most people tend to eat by themselves or eat while looking at their phones or television, she explains. With shared meals and different side dishes, every moment involving food was transformed into a sharing moment. Susan’s husband Cho is an architect, and has been highly involved in the development of the interior design of the restaurant as is her son Sang, especially with the business development. “The waterfront inspired us to serve fresh seafood. Some of our dishes are classics and we are really well known for them with our changing seasonal menu. Our menu has mostly western food, always with a little Asian touch and also some fully Korean dishes,” says Susan. Ofir Yudilevich, Director of The Jefferson, Auckland premier whisky bar, was born in Israel and moved to New Zealand in 1988 as a teenager. “My parents had a restaurant so I got into hospitality at a young age and got into kitchens early on,” says Ofir. Ofir worked in many hotels before becoming New Zealand’s youngest Executive Chef at the age of 30 years old, running Langham Hotel, Auckland (now Cordis, Auckland). He then went on to the Philippines to open a Radisson Blu followed by working at the Intercontinental in Fiji. “I came back to New Zealand in 2015 and opened The Jefferson as a place for adults to hang out in a comfortable environment,” he adds. “Whisky is our focus as it is the biggest growing segment of the market and this drive is coming from women in their 30s so they have been our key target market.”

Ofir notes how his two sets of grandparents had weekly gatherings of the families, with everyone sitting all day and eating from midday till night time. One set was Israeli food and the other set was Russian-European influences. “I have been in New Zealand for 31 years,” says Ofir. “It is home and it’s amazing to see the changes in culture as we open our door to more immigrants from both Asia and Europe. It brings diversity and amazing food to New Zealand so it’s all very positive.” The couple behind Besos Latinos, Luis Cabrera and Cecilia Mijangos, echo a similar love of food growing up in Mexico City. Luis explains the importance of food in Mexico, with both he and Cecilia hailing from very large families where an average Sunday lunch could easily have no less than 20 people! Latin America is known for a great variety of recipes, techniques and flavours. “We arrived [in New Zealand] in 2009 with the intention of moving to Sydney, Australia where I had a job offer. Things quickly changed when I had the opportunity to work as the Sous Chef at Non Solo Pizza in Parnell and had the honour to work with Head Chef Antonio Crisci. Through Non Solo Pizza we got a work visa and decided to stay longer than planned!” explains Luis. “After a couple of years working with them, we saw the lack of authentic Mexican restaurants in New Zealand.” Eight years later, Besos Latinos opened its doors, the first Mexican/Latin-American gourmet restaurant in New Zealand. Luis has cooked for All Blacks, rock stars, TV personalities, and even President Obama. Along with managing the restaurant,


Cecilia supports several charity organizations in Latin America and also tirelessly promotes the Latin American culture to kiwis through different events such as the popular “NPH - Latin American Market”. Rather than slowing down, the duo has a new restaurant opening in Wynyard Quarter in 2019. “For us it is very important to represent our culture, traditions and gastronomy in the best possible way to New Zealanders,” says Luis. “We are proud of our origins and maintaining our culture in our business keeps us motivated and passionate about what we do. We come from a warm and friendly part of the world and we enjoy sharing that warmness and love with our customers.” Since then, New Zealand has continued to experience a range of food and styles of eating from this region. Durello’s Marcelo Menoita and his wife Barbara, moved to New Zealand 10 years ago to give themselves and their children a better environment to call home. “I was born in Brazil and learned from an early age that food is one of the best ways of bringing people together,” says Marcelo. Marcelo explains that in Brazil, everything important happens around food. From family gatherings to business meetings to kids parties, if you want to please someone, you share a meal with them. So food is not only what you eat, but it’s a huge part of what you are as a person, regardless if you’re 8 years old or 80! “Everything I’ve learnt in the kitchen was with my mum, Neide Durello. Mum who is of Italian origins was born and raised in the countryside of Brazil,. She was one of nine children, which made her soon realise that love and affection combined with good food were essential ingredients for shared moments of happiness within the family,” adds Marcelo. Almost 60 years and four generations later, Marcelo is bringing some of his Brazilian delicacies to New Zealanders, with the same passion and dedication his family has been doing for decades. Their Brazilian tapas bar will be the first of its kind in New Zealand. It will bring people a taste of the Brazilian culture, in a relaxed and yet sophisticated manner. Amazing tapas, surprising drinks, exciting music all in a happy tropical atmosphere. “Barbara and I have travelled, either for business or pleasure to more than 45 nations, so we did have a few options,” says Marcelo. “Canada, Portugal and the US were on the list, but as soon as we started looking into New Zealand, we knew that this was it. We want to raise our grandchildren here, New Zealand is home for us.” We invite you to try these restaurants, and other places, that share a piece of their culture and rich food history with us. There’s no doubt, that behind New Zealand’s thriving food scene are hard-working immigrants with a common story: a love for their culture and a desire to share this with New Zealanders, in the place they now call home.


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hether it’s an outdoor space that doesn’t see much use throughout the year or a home away from home, the design can make a space come alive. Mal Corboy, internationally recognised and awardwinning interior designer knows this all too well. Mal and his team can turn a dilapidated bach into a tropical paradise, perfect for spending all summer in and even a week or so in the colder months! New Zealand design is all about indoor-outdoor flow. This translates to furniture that can be used outdoors and provide just as much comfort and style. Metropolis Design’s range will have you finding the perfect pieces for outside and inside your home. Whether it’s a complete furniture package or a few new pieces, you’ll find so much to love. Another great way to bring in the seasonal trends is through new fabric. Newmarket’s Lovrich for Fabric carries a range of designer run outs that have been specifically chosen for the season. Moreover, owner Leanne Lovrich can source just about any fabric for her clients due to her smaller consignments. Of course, time is of the essence during the busy last few months of the year. Keep your home engaging by giving your decor a facelift for summer. Head to Harrowset Hall where you will find a gorgeous and eclectic array of fine bed linen and design accessories. Their wide yet beautiful range ensures there is something for every home and their team is on hand to help you choose the right accents. Alternatively, Ponsonby’s Fabulous Faux Flowers is a great way to source a hero piece for your home. Their high-quality faux floral arrangements put the plastic, fake flowers of old to shame. Not only are they arranged beautifully but they also will last the entire summer and more, leaving you one less thing to worry about. Whether it’s a Christmas wreath or a summer arrangement, the team will create a work of art that will wow your guests. Summer is all about creating memories. Treat yourself and your family this year to a spa pool from Hot Spring Spa. More than just an accessory, these pools act as a private retreat and meaningful family time for years to come. Enjoy it all-season round and best of all, relax knowing that you are in the trusted hands of one of New Zealand’s most established spa pool providers.


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fresh and current but also avoiding long waiting times; who wants to order cake and wait six months to eat it?” Predicting Spring trends, Leanne says to look for colour. “Kiwis need to branch out with their textiles. Keep your hard fixtures neutral and have fun with your soft textiles, refresh each season to keep your home engaging. Try clear colours, mixing pinks with reds, rusts with jade green and earthy tones anchored with prints. For advice and great textile deals, visit Leanne in her new Lovrich for Fabric showroom.

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Famed chef Heston Blumenthal brings his BBQ range to NZ AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - RESTAURANT HEAVYWEIGHTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY, VIP GUESTS, INFLUENCERS, AND CELEBRITIES GATHERED IN ANTICIPATION TO MEET ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS AND INNOVATIVE CHEFS, HESTON BLUMENTHAL. uests were whisked away to Kauri Bay Boomrock

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and beyond. From the misty mornings to the soft crackle of the fire, Heston couldn’t help but comment on the beauty of New Zealand, even while working. Here to launch Everdure by Heston Blumenthal, guests were invited to see the range up close, meet Heston himself and sample some delicious food prepared by The Fat Duck Group. “It was an honour to come to New Zealand and explain my philosophy behind the range. It was inspired by the evolution of


cooking and the importance of valuing each ingredient, each dish, each piece of coal. I do believe it is something that we have lost and the Everdure range was designed to bring love and enjoyment back to the art of cooking and eating,” says Heston. Everdure by Heston Blumenthal is a range of BBQs like no other. Working closely with designers and engineers, Heston embarked on a mission to create the perfect modern BBQ. From quick-starting charcoal to the convenience of gas, they’ve each been designed from the ground up, with a modern design aesthetic and the latest technology. “It was a real privilege and a pleasure to have Heston join us in New Zealand to celebrate the launch of the latest addition to the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal BBQ range – the 4K,” says Tane Poulson, Housewares General Manager at Monaco Corporation. “We have spent a long time developing this product and we are very proud of the result, the 4K really is the ultimate in barbequing. The entire range is equipped with many practical and personal features which enable every weekend warrior to become their own BBQ champion.” Heston and his team from The Fat Duck Group served up a one-of-a-kind menu for the 100 guests on the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal barbecues. With finesse, they effortlessly showcased the limitlessness of the cuisine served using the range. The menu featured locally sourced Ora King hot smoked salmon, BBQ brisket, roast lamb saddle, and pineapple upside down cake. .

For more information on the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal range, please contact Melissa Baro from Panic PR.NZ on melissa@ panicpr.co.nz or 027 707 0814.


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NZ’s finest produce meets Bold Asian Flavours AUCKLAND IS FILLED WITH RESTAURANTS THAT SHOWCASE THE INCREDIBLE CUISINE ON OFFER, AND POCKETS OF EATERIES NEAR THE CBD HAVE GARNERED FAME.

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he Viaduct, Ponsonby and Britomart, to name a few. However, it takes a rare and particular restaurant to tempt diners to the suburbs. Big Fish Eatery has tourists and locals alike flocking to Penrose and Stonefields to taste their wares. Serving up a modern take of Pan-Asian cuisine, Big Fish Eatery draws a range of Asian flavours and dishes, all with a distinct Kiwi twist. While the menu is clearly inspired by bold Asian flavours, the produce is as New Zealand as it gets. Big Fish Eatery focuses on serving up the best of this country’s produce, and treats it with the skill and finesse required. The menu includes bluefin tuna and Big Fish Eatery is one of the very few Auckland restaurants serving up this rare and delicious fish. Also on the menu is blue cod and Mt Cook salmon, which

“Each dish is paired perfectly with a unique sauce, handmade inhouse and, of course, made fresh.”

is freshwater salmon free of vaccines, pesticides or antibiotics due to the purity of the environment. It’s no wonder that their sushi is award winning and their sashimi is consistently not only fresh but also high-grade quality and world-class. Of course, it is not just the seafood that has pushed this restaurant into fame. Both the lamb and beef are New Zealand reared with only the best cuts of meat used. Beef eye fillet in the stir frys, and French cutlet lamb all cooked a perfect medium-rare. Big Fish Eatery not only source the best produce but they also deliver it to you in it’s best form. The restaurant goes out of it’s way to create as much as they can in-house and if not, source from independent providers of organic food. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the gluten-free, organic noodles, made especially for Big Fish Eatery by their supplier. Each dish is paired perfectly with a unique sauce, handmade in-house and, of course, made fresh. Big Fish Eatery quickly gained a reputation for showcasing New Zealand’s best produce with fearless Pan Asian flavours. Only downside? Every single dish is prepared daily so once it’s sold out, you’ll have to come back tomorrow. If Big Fish Eatery’s popularity is anything to go by, it’s certainly worth it.

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All you need is love and proper pizza STUART DEEKS BRINGS GLOBAL PIZZERIA TO NEW ZEALAND

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ntrepreneur Stuart Deeks is now the CEO of Proper Pizza Group for Australia and New Zealand. With perseverance and passion he has established a flagship store in Central Auckland and is thrilled about the prospects and challenges of growing and creating a new brand. Persistence paid off when Deeks did this previously with his brother Lewis in 2002 when they brought the Esquires coffee shop franchise to New Zealand. Esquires grew from a single store into a listed entity in twelve countries so he is replicating his experience and success with Proper Pizza. “I was specifically looking for an amazing quality product in a high growth sector which I could wrap my franchising experience and entrepreneurial skills around. “I found the best pizza product I’ve ever tasted in Proper and look forward to growing the company throughout New Zealand, then

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globally by engaging franchisees who want to share in the opportunity as it fits the gap perfectly,� says Deeks. Proper is a Gourmet Pizza brand in Albania where Deek’s fiancÊe hails from. After introducing him to the pizza and when he tasted how good it was they both realised the real opportunity to introduce it here in New Zealand. The product sits at the top end of the branded pizza sector and due to a thin sesame crust giving a unique taste it has a real point of difference with customers. The pizzas are not oily and Proper offers glutenfree and vegan choices with the recipes and branding harking back to their European origins. Proper Pizza will be open seven days from 11:30am till 3am with a marvellous selection of gourmet pizzas. Gourmet Pizza is a high growth sector and has the potential to be scaled exponentially. Most importantly the pizza is the best Deeks has ever tried anywhere in the world. At Proper Pizza they believe in always doing things the proper way and is there anything more proper than Proper Pizza.

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Talking Wine & Cheese with New World Eastridge WHETHER IT IS PUTTING TOGETHER THE PERFECT PRE-DINNER PLATTER OR JUST ENJOYING SOME CHEESE AND CRACKERS AT A PICNIC, CHEESE AND SUMMER ARE THE PERFECT MIX.

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Camembert or Brie? Both soft types of cheese, traditionally made from cow’s milk, camembert and brie are similar in look and often used in the same way. Nevertheless, there are differences between the two that may help guide you in your shopping endeavours. Firstly, the production process varies. Brie has cream added to it whereas camembert does not, giving brie a higher milk fat content. This also gives brie a creamier taste and texture. Traditionally, the size of the moulds is also different which is why camembert may be offered in a full wheel and brie as a wedge of the larger full-size. At first, the taste can appear to be almost identical. Both can be described as having an earthy, nutty and almost mushroom-like flavour. In camembert, this is heightened and deeper while brie, on the other hand, also has a creamy, buttery taste with a salty finish.

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Make sure to ask the friendly New World Eastridge team if you are in store and cannot decide which cheese to choose for a certain occasion. They are on hand to assist with any cheese queries! New World Eastridge’s Wine Club If you are in the store buying cheese for a summer snack, it is hard to look past a beautiful bottle of wine for the perfect pairing. New World Eastridge not only has a wide range of handpicked wines but are developing a Wine Club which will launch early 2019. Rohit Girijadharan, New World Eastridge, Liquor and SAP Manager What is your favourite thing about your department? I have developed a love of wine, and my wife and I had an opportunity to come and work in one of the best countries in the world for wine production – she too works in the industry. I love the wine range here at New World Eastridge, which keeps me on my toes in terms of keeping the shelves full and the range relevant to what our customers want.


able to offer a range and a promotional plan that means our customers are getting the best in show. What is your top tip for a summer’s day out? Apply sunscreen lotion, sport UV glasses and light-hued attire. Jordan Ishigaki, New World Eastridge, Deli Manager What is your favourite thing about your department? I love how quickly things move and the fact that you need to be on top of your game to keep things fresh for our customers. We also get to negotiate with suppliers to get better deals - nothing quite beats the thrill of the chase!

What are your three favourite items in stock in your department right now? If you are into your cider, nothing quite comes close to Zeffer’s Crisp Apple Cider (available in a flagon or can). Garage Project’s Garagista is a crowd favourite when it comes to craft beer, and is packaged beautifully. My favourite wine right now would have to be the Los Pasos Malbec, which I am sure many of you have not tried but you should check out our International Wine section for some amazing wines. What are your favourite summer’s drink and dish? A Monteith’s Red IPA coupled with a freshly prepared lamb salad. What do you like about working at New World Eastridge? There is a non-stop learning culture here at New World Eastridge. I love to challenge the status quo by questioning why we do things and challenging myself to offer something different or finding a better way to do things. We have such amazing support from our supplier’s which means we are

What are your three favourite items in stock in your department right now? My three favourite products in the department would be the Le Rustique Brie, Freshly Sliced Prosciutto di Parma and our made in-store Chicken Fat Potatoes. The brie is very creamy and has a stronger flavour to other bries, which I enjoy a lot. The prosciutto is amazing especially when freshly sliced – this can be cut to the thickness that you prefer. Our chicken fat potatoes are to die for with a crispy outside and the chicken fat that gives the potatoes a full flavour. What are your favourite summer’s drink and dish? Nothing more refreshing than a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and as for my favourite summer dish, freshly caught snapper carpaccio. What do you like about working at New World Eastridge? The atmosphere within the store makes it a great place to work, the way all our staff members treat each other like family and the encounters with regular customers make every day a good one at Eastridge! What is your top tip for a summer’s day out? My top tip for summer would be to just make the most of it, get out there and enjoy the amazing New Zealand summer.

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A Pinot Noir Inspired by Adventurers

CENTRAL OTAGO’S MOUNT MICHAEL WINES HAVE BEEN MAKING AWARDWINNING PINOT NOIR FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

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ather than rest on their laurels, the vineyard has launched an exciting range of affordable, artisan wines, under a new label – ‘The Mountaineer.’Hand-crafted by Mount Michael Wines Head Winemaker Jody Pagey, each wine produced for ‘The Mountaineer’ will offer excellent quality at an everyday price. In true Central Otago style, the debut vintage for ‘The Mountaineer’ is of course, a delicious Pinot Noir. This wine is inspired by the pioneering spirit and sense of adventure displayed by mountain climbers. Hard to miss is the picturesque label, which pays tribute to the beauty and grandeur of the New Zealand Southern Alps. The boutique producer makes under 2000 cases a year

and has been eager to create a collection that all New Zealanders can experience. “We have always taken the view that our wines should be enjoyed by all. Not just be positioned as an elite luxury. Weighing that up against the cost of production has meant our traditional collection hasn’t been affordable to everyone,” explains Jody. ‘The Mountaineer’ is made using Central Otago fruit, sourced from a single vineyard selected for its bright fruit and balance. This bold red is inspired by the quintessential New Zealand sense of adventure. This summer, celebrate and enjoy your own with this vibrant Pinot Noir.

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Hand-made Chocolates and Natural Temptations

NEW ZEALAND OWNED AND OPERATED, MAKANA CONFECTIONS SPECIALISE IN PRODUCING GIFT-QUALITY CONFECTIONS THAT ARE HAND-MADE USING ONLY THE MOST FRESH AND NATURAL INGREDIENTS AVAILABLE.

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ocated in the beautiful Bay of Islands, and at the heart of the Marlborough Wine Trail, Makana Confections’ two boutique chocolate factories offer the ultimate chocolate experience where you can watch the creation of their famous treats, taste the samples, and of course, shop for delicious chocolates. In addition to their gift shops situated in Blenheim and Kerikeri, this year Makana Confections celebrates the opening of their newest store in Newmarket, Auckland. The gift shops boast a wide range of divine chocolates such as their classic truffles, fruit favourites and naturally nutty varieties, which make the perfect gift for friends, family and associates, or for when you feel like treating yourself. A firm believer in freshness, quality and presentation, Makana ensure their products are made with the finest premium ingredients without added artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives to provide absolute customer satisfaction. Makana chocolates are hand-packed to ensure product quality, and their commitment to creating an elegant first impression shows in the presentation of their gifts with clean and crisp packaging and complimentary

gift wrapping. Dedicated to the philosophy “Makana gifts are always appropriate, and always appreciated”, Makana Confections are perfect for any occasion. With an unrivalled reputation for great coffee, sweet pastry, delicious desserts and cooling gelato, all prepared in-house by a highly skilled team, the Makana Chocolate Café in Kerikeri is also not to be missed. The lunch menu created by resident Chefs Paul Condron and Cory Evers is filled with scrumptious dishes such as their mushroom risotto, with arborio rice slow cooked in white wine, parmesan & mascarpone, with a mushroom ragu that will have your mouth-watering. Makana Chocolate Café also offers a selection of sensational savouries and pastries such as their chocolate éclairs, white chocolate passionfruit brûlée, chocolate truffle mousse cake, tiramisu, boozy chocolate cherry cake and chocolate fondant freshly made on-site by Makana Pastry Chef Rebecca Shawyer,. For creamy caramels, peppermint panache or something savoury, whatever your temptation, Makana Confections can guarantee you’ll be tempted, more than once.

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Enjoy an endless summer at Dantes newest restaurant NEW ZEALAND SUMMER IS MORE THAN JUST A SEASON, IT’S A STATE OF MIND. MORNING SWIMS, LONG DAYS, STARRY NIGHTS AND BEACHSIDE BEERS, IT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN OUR DAY. 52


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or most of us, sunny weather goes handin-hand with delicious food and long days enjoying the sunshine. Luckily, in Auckland, we are spoilt for choice over summer with many incredible options that make the most of our beautiful vistas. Moreover, we are lucky to have a true melting pot of restaurants on every corner with dishes from all over the world represented, from street food to haute cuisine. As the dining scene has grown, more and more people are choosing to eat out and becoming educated on different cuisines. As such, within all these restaurants, there is one aspect that foodies crave and which makes all the difference to the dining experience - authenticity. Dantes Pizzeria has this in spades. From the moment you walk through the door, the true Italian origin of every ingredient cannot be questioned. It was this high-quality that has made Dantes a household name for Aucklanders and an awardwinning eatery, including the winner of best of Auckland four years in a row and best in New Zealand for 2015 and 2016, by Metro Magazine. However, it did not stop there, with Dantes also adding pasta to the menu, boldly staking their reputation on this addition and challenging diners to opt for a pasta instead of pizza. The pizza at Dantes is well known for its authentic flavour. It is made with Caputo flour from Napoli, tomato San Marzano, mozzarella cheese from Campana and baked in a wood-fired oven had made in Napoli by Gianni Acunto, the master of the craft. Additionally, Dantes is the only New Zealand pizzeria with Vera Pizza Napoletana accreditation. This dedication to the culinary arts was also taken into consideration when pasta was added to the menu. The same attention to detail is apparent in each dish with authentic ingredients used where possible to create pasta that simply cannot be found anywhere else in the country. A slice of Italy outside of Italy, Dantes has continued to grow and make its mark on Auckland’s competitive dining scene. Of course, for a true dining experience, it is not just about the food. Dantes considers every detail and the location is one of them. Whether it’s a luxe food court or beachside, the Dantes experience starts inward with a restaurant fit out to invoke the senses to the location itself, carefully chosen to reflect their values. Since it’s launch 13 years ago, Dantes has moved from its original home in Kumeu when it was handpicked for Ponsonby Central. After much success there, the team have added Takapuna’s

Fortieth & Hurstmere and CBD’s Queen’s Rise to their portfolio, carefully ensuring the environment is one of a relaxed easiness with no expense spared to make this happen. In line with this philosophy, their newest restaurant is located in Auckland’s Browns Bay, well-known for its beautiful beaches and vast views of Rangitoto. Dantes Browns Bay not only serves the mouth-watering food they are known for but also is surrounded by the endless sea views that the North Shore is famous for. The gorgeous location is mirrored by the open kitchen, setting a relaxed tone inside complemented by the friendly customer service. Enjoy a Peroni by the beach or a late afternoon Italian coffee as you indulge in Dantes award-winning, fresh pizza and pasta in this stunning location. Summer may not be endless, but the long days will feel as though they are. With a slice of pizza in one hand and Peroni in the other, what more could you ask for?

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‘If it’s important to you, it’s important to us’

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WHETHER IT’S THE BAND YOU LIKE OR THE EVENTS THIS COMPANY HAVE PUT ON THAT YOU MAY HAVE ATTENDED, ‘NINETY-NINE REASONS’ ARE THE HOTTEST EVENT COMPANY IN TOWN! rances Mahoney aka Frankie and her specialist team, deliver high end events on small and large scales. We spoke to Frankie on why her event management company is different to others.

What’s your favourite part of the job? My favourite part of the job would be that incredible moment when a guest walks in and their first response is an intake of breath or a “wow”! My motto is, ‘if it’s important to you, it’s important to us”. That is something I take with me on every event and love to deliver to get those “wow” moments from our clients. Tell us a bit about Ninety-Nine Reasons. We believe in storytelling and taking people on a journey with a lasting experience and that’s exactly what you need when launching a new product to market or planning your wedding or delivering end of year financials, from corporate, to private, to partnership, we can do everything from design to delivery. We work closely with you at every stage, we want you to think of us like an agency of all the moving parts but without the agency fee or an over-engineered feeling. We like it the Kiwi way, listening, watching, asking, challenging and delivering. Sometimes people have crazy ideas and think that you need to throw everything at an event....you really don’t. A good

event is about the experience, good service, fabulous food, great wine, and good company. What have been some of your favourite events to be a part of? Coming from a Hospitality background I really enjoy being involved in that industry. So having the opportunity to deliver outstanding events for The Lewisham Awards, The Nourish Group, Liquorland, Rockburn Wines and of course the highlight this year had to be working alongside the Panic PR team to deliver the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal launch at Kauri Bay Boomrock. Frankies team have such a broad portfolio of experience from eco-systems to hospitality, corporate and agency experience, to supplier and retail knowledge. Comprehensive service with an honest, real, authentic touch. This personal vibe comes from the top down and Frankie knows good service after running the Air New Zealand lounge, creating events for Westpac NZ and managing one of the most iconic NZ bars, Deschlers. Its always about the people Frankie tells me ”When you get to know your clients and you invest in them, you will understand what they need out of their event and then can deliver, it’s all about the people.”

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Floretique An infusion of rich aromas and exotic flavours, our collection of blooming teas are a wonder to behold. Made by wrapping organic tea leaves around the finest dried flowers, our handsewn tea balls bloom in hot water, revealing a beautiful floral centrepiece - perfect for any occasion. To experience the magic for yourself, go to Floretique.com

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“So, here it is: The Caley. There could POINTS be no finer tribute to Yalumba, its contribution to Australian wine, or its very own Indiana Jones horticulturist.� Ken Gargett,

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QT Wellington unveils their latest creative collaboration: Gallery 4

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he hotel’s challenge was incredibly well received, with over 270 entries from local and national artists. With such a high number of quality submissions, the Capital’s favourite quirky hotel then chose to adorn all 25 rooms on level 4 with bespoke artwork, quite a feat! Gallery 4 (level 4 of QT Wellington) welcomed its first guests on Thursday 1st November to experience and enjoy unique artwork on the walls, balconies and ceilings in the 25 rooms that make up the floor. With collaboration from 19 New Zealand artists, each guest will be able to immerse themselves in the bespoke artwork showcased in the QT Gallery rooms. With art and design at the heart of the hotel’s identity, General Manager QT Wellington Garth Solly is excited to launch these artworks as the beginning of a new collection QT can call its own. “Gallery 4 signifies QT really making our mark and identifying ourselves as a part of our country’s artistic community. We are thrilled we have an art collection where guests can fully immerse themselves in established and up-and-coming homegrown talent, as Gallery 4 boasts works by Angus Muir, D Side, Johnson Witehira and also fosters the next wave of artists.” Shelley Indyk, architect and designer behind the hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms has creatively evolved bold interiors to

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QT WELLINGTON’S ‘YOUR ART. OUR ROOMS.’ INITIATIVE LAUNCHED EARLIER THIS MAY, THROWING DOWN THE CHALLENGE TO THE GREATER ARTISTIC COMMUNITY TO SUBMIT ARTWORKS FOR THE BEDHEAD WALLS FOR 25 BRAND NEW GUEST ROOMS.

hero the art. Guests can luxuriate in artistic brilliance complete with all the perks that people have come to know and love from a QT stay. QT Gallery and QT Harbourview Gallery rooms include the option of a private balcony looking out over the stunning Wellington Harbour. Soon to be a popular addition to the mini bar, QT Wellington pays homage to this creative venture with a book outlining the Gallery 4, ‘Your Rooms. Our Art.’ initiative. It will be available in all 25 Gallery 4 rooms and in QT Wellington’s QTique. QT Hotels & Resorts consistently challenge the status quo. And QT Wellington is a cultural playground built to celebrate creativity for all that stay and play here. The hotel is proud to introduce 25 original canvases in the form of 25 new guest rooms as Gallery 4 – be part of the art, design, curiosities and a dash of the absurd at QT Wellington.

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Colourful, controversial and contemporary IT’S ALL GO AT THE MUSEUM! THE DOMAIN IS WHERE IT’S AT THIS SUMMER BREAK. THE STUNNING ‘SECRET WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES’ EXHIBITION HAS CAUSED AN ABSOLUTE ‘FLUTTER’ AMONGST PATRONS.

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his enchanting and colourful collection boasts thousands of butterfly species for the first time on show from the Shannon Collection. It’s family friendly and interactive and includes a digital garden. This is perfect for nature lovers and young explorers but note it does finish February 17th which will be upon us in no time, so don’t miss out! Also, still on show, is the ‘Are we there yet?’ exhibition. Celebrating 125 years of suffrage in New Zealand, this contemporary exhibition utilises this anniversary to examine the progress and hurdles of gender equality and where to next! This is a great way to start conversations and address social questions within families and cultures new to New Zealand. Probably the most talked about though is the ‘160 years of Kiingitanga’ exhibition. Not only ground-breaking but also controversial, a wonderful first- time

look at the private collection of Kiingi Tuuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII, the present Maaori King. Held in the Maori court, the sharing of this rare collection of taonga (treasures) is hoped to “create a deeper understanding of the shared history and contribution of the Kiingitanga on Auckland”. While you are there, check out the ‘Not one more acre’ exhibition which marks the 40th anniversary of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei eviction from Bastion Point (Takaparawhā) This 506-day protest became a key symbol of the Maori land rights struggle. Important imagery and stories document the 1978 Crown sale crisis. For those with a great eye for art, the New Zealand Studio Glass in the eastern corridor has a small selection of artworks showcasing the skills and techniques of leading New Zealand Glass artists. Arranged by colour, this eye-popping display includes work by Mel Simpson, founder of the New Zealand society of artists in glass. To local Aucklanders, Museum entry is free and currently all of the exhibitions are free to all visitors. To find out more information and plan your visit, go to aucklandmuseum.com where you can see what’s on, when and where, the café hours to plan lunch around your day at the museum and even check out the little shop in the Museum Store to help remember your magical day!

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Eat, Drink and BE LOCAL

IN TODAY’S LIFESTYLE WE ARE SEEING AN INCREASED AWARENESS IN THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING AND SOURCING FOOD LOCALLY. IN 2017 A CONSUMER NEW ZEALAND SURVEY SHOWED THAT 71% OF NEW ZEALANDERS WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEIR FRUIT AND VEGETABLES COME FROM, WHILST 70% WANT TO BUY NEW ZEALAND-GROWN.

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ur Executive Chef Will, of the Grille and Eichardts, understands that our guests want to experience New Zealand and its fresh organic flavours in each dish. Taking inspiration from our local producers and farmers to create dishes that are on the pulse, in sync with the local produce and communicating the language of the land. “There are two main reasons I like to eat locally. The first is quality – too often produce is either picked too early to survive long journeys to its point of sale, or stored too long. By buying straight from local suppliers you’re getting produce that hasn’t been bashed around on planes, trains and trucks, nor stored in inert gases, nor picked a fortnight before ripening. That extra time on the tree, vine or bush during ripening adds a lot of extra flavour. The second is satisfaction. I enjoy a meal much more when I know where everything came from. I’ve met all my suppliers and visited most of the domestic ones. Hell, I drive past most of them at least once a week. I know the pig farmer plays the bagpipes to cheer them up on

rainy days. I know my berry guy won’t let anyone drive at more than 5kmph through his property to avoid getting dust on the berries. I know the lady who grows our saffron in Alexandra; a microclimate often fiercely hot, and surrounded by wild thyme. All this increases my respect for our ingredients and so my enjoyment of them. Local produce is more enjoyable to work with, to serve, and to eat.” So when you aren’t eating at Eichardt’s or if you are cooking at home, how can you be more of a conscious eater wherever you are? We have some top tips for you: • Get to know your local produce; knowing what’s in season means that you are always eating fresh – eating fresh means more nutrients. • Buy from local farmers markets rather than supermarkets; another huge bonus here is saving on plastic use, as most farmers markets are plastic-free. • Grow your own! To feed the predicted 9 billion people in the world in 2050, the world will need to produce 70-100% more food. If you already have land, you can make a difference and start by growing your own produce; encourage and even trade with your neighbours!

+64 3 441 0450 eichardts.com


The Britten Stables THE BRITTEN STABLES HAS A PHENOMENALLY RICH HISTORY. A HISTORY WHICH OWNERS, ISABELLE AND TIM, ARE DEDICATED TO SHARING WITH GUESTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO SEEK AN EXPERIENCE THAT IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE.

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assionate travellers themselves, they came to realise that the home Isabelle grew up in (which her late father and renowned Inventor, John Britten, personally built decades earlier) had more to offer than most luxury boutique hotels and event venues around the world. So, when the opportunity presented itself after the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011, Tim and Isabelle undertook the enormous task of rebuilding the 930sqm historic dwelling, formerly a horse stables for the near by Mona Vale Gardens and following that, the birth place of the world-recordsetting Britten V1000 motorcycle designed and built in the garage by Isabelle’s late father, John Britten. They restored the original charm of The Britten Stables and transformed it into the exquisite boutique luxury B&B that it is today. It is with immense pride that they welcome you to experience it first hand. They offer a number of luxury spaces with varying levels of privacy to suit your needs. Whether you are visiting for business, family vacation, honeymoon or simply to discover this exquisite part of the world, they have a space to welcome you. They also have stunning purpose built spaces (both indoor and outdoor) perfect for wedding group accomodation, family reunions and retreats. We welcome any enquiries, please get in touch for more information or to get planning!

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I’ll take you on an Escapade! 60 MINUTES. 8X8 METRE ROOM. NOTHING BUT YOUR WITS. COULD YOU ESCAPE?

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scapade NZ, located on Victoria St East, physically locks you in a room—and you need to solve the tricky clues and puzzles to get out. Eye Magazine was invited along to try to escape! Built to test your mind, your teamworking skills, your creativity, your intuition and logical thinking, Escapadenz.co.nz has created a real-life Sherlock Holmes environment. It’s a perfect place to immerse yourself in the challenge offering: fun with friends and family, teambuilding, mind training and corporate event activities. Escapade co-owners, Jayne Lusk and Helen Whittle, heard about the global phenomenon of live escape games four years ago, and quickly saw the opportunity. To create their first brainteasing escape rooms, Escapade worked with two Australian psychologists. Now, the business creates all their own rooms inhouse—and they’ve hosted more than 50,000 people over just three years. You’ve got the choice of five different game rooms at Escapade, each with a distinct theme and mystery to solve. Once the room door is locked

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behind you, you need to rely on your wits, problem solving and street smarts to escape. The layout of the room puts the onus on great communication and sharing what you see in the room with your teammates. The level of detail in the themed game rooms is exceptional. Mathematical equations, brainteasers, drawing, puzzles and games all create clues or unlock the next step and a pace develops. The time flies! While we were playing for fun, I could immediately see the huge potential for businesses and other teams. Not surprisingly teams like the NZ Women’s Black Sticks, All Black Sevens, and Blues rugby have all been through. One All Black even played three different Escapade games in a week last year! I highly recommend these thrilling games for anyone wanting to try something ‘out-of-thebox’ with friends, or for a staff party or a learning and development event. Escapade is crazy and wonderful all at the same time. So, here’s the challenge: the average escape time is 58 minutes. Could you do it faster?

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A living history

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

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A Bali State Of Mind BALI. THE INDONESIAN ISLAND HAS BECOME MORE THAN JUST A HOLIDAY DESTINATION, JUST THE MENTION CONJURES UP A CERTAIN STATE OF MIND - WHITE SAND BEACHES, COCKTAILS AND LOCAL MARKETS AND RESTAURANTS SERVING EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR, YOGA RETREATS AND ANCIENT TEMPLES.

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delicious food, it’s easy to relax and enjoy the view. It took me awhile to find this beauty in these narrow lanes and over-commercialisation but it was there, in the kindness of the people and the beauty of the sunset. Kuta was made to please others and as a result, is not for everyone. Venture a little further and you’ll reach the beautiful shores of Seminyak and Canggu. Stunning beaches, lined with luxe eateries on the beach to relaxed beach bars for the price conscious. Water sports are easily available if you get bored lying on the white sand beaches and enjoying the fresh, blue waves. Heading out of the beach, both areas have a range of shops, market stalls, bars and restaurants to serve up whatever you need. Branded clothes or faux branded bags, full body massages and facials for a fraction of the price, it’s easy to live a life of luxury even on a budget when in Bali. For a slightly greener view, there’s always the popular spot in the middle of Bali - Ubud. Set amidst the jungle, Ubud is surrounded by nature but is also surrounded by someone constantly wanting to sell you something. Tourism is clearly what drives the economy here and even in low season, the famous Ubud market was filled with tourists from all over the world. However, it’s easy to see why, with the abundance of temples and attractions - the Neka Art Museum, Goa Gajah (also known as the Elephant Cave), the Holy Spring Temple and the popular Sacred Monkey Forest. A trip to Bali isn’t complete without at least one day in Ubud which cannot be done without a personal taxi driver. Unfortunately, Bali doesn’t have much (if any) of a public transport system which means that any short or long-haul transport requires a taxi. They aren’t as dear as you may expect but still bargain to what you think is appropriate and tip your driver if they have been particularly helpful. Your hotel will be able to source a driver for you and if not, you will find many a willing driver offering “taxi?” to you no matter

where you are. In fact, it is more accurate to say there is always someone offering you something no matter where you are! While it may seem to be exhausting to constantly be saying “no thank you” as you walk down the street, the kindness of the people doesn’t make it so. Across the small island, everyone you meet is kind, helpful and yes, trying to find some work but are quick to move on the next tourist once you politely decline. If you do decide on a taxi or a round cane bag, haggling is encouraged in Bali. Nevertheless, I do implore you not to take this too far. Many of the prices offered are fair, or a little above what you would be willing to pay in New Zealand or Australia. Think of what value you put on a product or service and remember that this is someone’s livelihood before relentlessly pushing the price down. The negative impacts of tourism are all too clear to see in Bali and many aspects will not live up the island paradise promised in movies, magazines and other media. However, seek the beauty not only in the stunning rice terraces or beautiful beaches but also embrace the traffic, crowds and repetitive nature of the market stalls. And if you still can’t quite learn to love it, head to the beach and watch the sky light up as the world stops every night. With the right company and a cocktail in hand, that experience alone is worth the trip.

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Eye Magazine Issue 80