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Gather Around the Table
Keep Your Eye On
It’s a Man’s World
Oh My Dog!
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I love winter, with it’s cold brisk mornings, cashmere jumpers and great red wine. Wool is a winter saviour check out our favourite items on page 30. I always say people that wear wool never get sick in winter! We are also excited about our new feature, The Apartment that EYE built - turning an average apartment into an amazing abode! We have chosen International Acclaimed Interior Designer Mal Corboy to do this, who is featured on our cover in his favourite Strangely Normal shirt. We will be updating you each issue with the developments and the final outcome. On a more serious note, today it seems rare not to know of someone who has been affected by breast cancer. It is a leading health issue with approximately 1 in 8 women and 1 in 719 men being diagnosed with the disease by age 85. It is a frightening fact. On the 9th May this year 2017 we lost our wonderful writer Denise Tuson. She was a bubbly fun woman who loved living and loved life. She was young and her death seemed so unnecessary. If you can do one thing to help yourself: slow down. You are nothing without your health. Take time with your friends and family. Enjoy eating together, enjoy down time away from your phone and appreciate each day. I am trying to read more - from an actual book - and to write more. Reading and writing stimulate your brain in a different way. The relative slow nature of reading and writing by hand demands more from our brains, which leads to a better grasp of concepts, ways of applying theses, concepts and remembering the information. Essentially, it is exercise for your brain! Having spent the last 25 years on a computer, I now find my writing has become a display of hideous letters that few can read, hence my love affair with Mont Blanc. My new love, the Montblanc Muses ‘Poudré‘ fountain pen, takes its inspiration from 50’s fashion and the ‘New Look’: sloped shoulder line, ultra-thin waist, flared skirts and fresh tones inspired by flowers. This line is addressed to the women of today, with an elegant but fresh touch aiming to express a special character and a certain lifestyle. Our cover features 2016 Parnell Waiters’ Race winner, Loran Paulich and 2017 Lewisham Outstanding Waiter Award Winner Des Dillion, both professional waiters’ in Auckland. Waiters’ are often unappreciated and we love that the Lewisham awards recognise the best of the best chosen by their peers and the Parnell Waiters’ Race gives them an opportunity to show their skills off to everyone.
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Ready, Set, Wait! NOVEMBER 12TH WILL SEE PARNELL’S FRASER PARK BE OVERTAKEN WITH WAITERS AND WAITRESSES AS THEY SWAP SERVING FOR SPRINTING IN THE HOPES OF BEING CROWNED AUCKLAND’S TOP WAITER.
he 2017 Parnell Waiters’ Race is a celebration of Auckland’s growing global food scene. Originating in Paris, waiters’ races are found in more than 53 countries all over the world. From Hong Kong to Washington DC, from Brussels to Jerusalem or from Buenos Aires to London, waiters take over the footpaths for a day to compete for the grand prize. This year, the grand prize is yet again up for grabs. One lucky winner will receive return flights to London in May 2018, a uniquely ‘London’ hospitality experience and automatic entrance into the National Waiters Race 2018 in London to represent New Zealand! The 2016 Waiters’ Race final, based on the traditional Parisian loaded waiter’s tray, was taken out by Loran Paulich of Paris Butter, who claimed the top prize. “Why did I enter? For a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon with waiters from all around Auckland, getting to know the competition and catching up with old friends, the prize obviously had a part to play in my decision to partake!” says Loran. Will Paris Butter reclaim their throne? Or will it be a Parnell local who takes out the prize? There’s only one way to find out - come on down to Fraser Park on Sunday 12th November for a fabulous day and celebrate the international nature of Auckland’s vibrant food scene. Enjoy the best of Auckland’s street food while you cheer on your favourite restaurants as they fight for bragging rights to take out the Parnell Waiters’ Race. With plenty of prizes, giveaways, food, and fun times for all involved, what are you waiting for?
the WORLD OF WAITERS FOR MANY OF US, DINING AT A RESTAURANT IS MORE THAN SIMPLY ABOUT THE FOOD. IT IS AN OVERALL EXPERIENCE, WHICH STARTS AND ENDS WITH THE SERVICE.
ome chefs have even argued that service trumps food when it comes to customer retention.Yet the profession of waitering is hardly ever celebrated. The waiters’ races were designed to change this. Waiters’ races or the ‘course des garçons de café’ can be traced back to the early 20th century Europe, with footage of races in Paris, London and Berlin. The races were started as a way to improve the recognition of the waiter profession in Paris. Nowadays, waiters’ races are found in 53 countries across the world, as people line the streets to cheer on their favorite restaurant. Last year, Auckland’s very own Parnell Waiters’ Race was taken out by Loran Paulich, of Paris Butter. "A waiter to me is almost like a social worker. What I do and what my goal is to make people happy and in return a happy customer is a happy Loran,” he says. “There is no better feeling for me then seeing somebody walk into the restaurant looking all sad and grumpy, but then completely changing their mood and creating memories for them. Then seeing them leave the place with a huge smile!" Loran is featured on our cover along with Des Dillon, of Soul Bar. Earlier this year, Des was crowned the Crombie Lockwood Outstanding Waiter at the 2017 Lewisham Awards. “I’m close on 42 years in hospitality - it keeps me fit at 60!” muses Des. “It’s clean yet demanding work, you spend so much time preparing and then the chaos begins. I have been privileged to meet a great number of wonderful people, whether it's a special occasion, business or casual. You get to be part of their food and wine experience - it really is quite special - and work with some amazing personalities.”
Model: Gloria, Unique Models, Photographer: Max Lemesh 2016 Waiters Race Winner: Loran Paulich, Paris Butter 2017 Lewisham Outstanding Waiter Award Winner: Des Dillon Make up Artist: Olga Gill, Shoot Co-ordinator: Jill Larson
JDV, founded on food for the soul IS THERE ANYTHING MORE JOYOUS THAN A BEAUTIFUL MEAL WITH SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND A WARM ATMOSPHERE? CHRISTCHURCH-BASED RESTAURANT JDV DOESN’T THINK SO.
DV’s name stems from the French saying ‘Joie De Vivre,’ meaning the Joy of Living or the Joy of Life. An exhalation of spirit is the paramount sentiment that rings through the restaurant, keeping diners’ experience as the number one priority. Founded in the year 2000, the restaurant is now a well-established Christchurch staple that offers an unparalleled experience. The executive head chef Lawrence Harvey weaves the ‘Joy of Life’ theme throughout the entire culinary escapade with his trademark twist on contemporary Kiwi cuisine. All food arrives at the table with exceptional, artful presentation, featuring a meal that is seasonally driven with an elegant aesthetic. JDV aims for as much food as possible to be locally sourced but retains internationally influenced precision, ensuring each visit is top notch. The food on offer is an array of tastes, from succulent pork and ginger dumplings to bluff oysters, coconut-
“All food arrives at the table with exceptional, artful presentation, featuring a meal that is seasonally driven with an elegant aesthetic.” poached chicken salad to a pumpkin brown-butter gnocchi, and sticky date pudding to finish it off; any visit is easily transformed into a unique and decedent dining rendezvous. The extensive menu also features a vast selection of local and fine wines from overseas and at home. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you pick out your favourite pinot noir or pair it with your meal for a gastronomic evening like no other. Those in search of a space for their function can look no further, whether it’s a twentyfirst or a corporate event, the Veranda bar is available straight through the week. Situated above the main restaurant, the private hideaway takes the stress out of an event no matter how creative, with all of the beautiful offerings of JDV’s main restaurant available for catering.
JDV stood tall throughout the devastation that took its hold of Canterbury, remaining a refuge for locals and tourists to escape the rebuild inside a warm, inviting atmosphere. Keen diners from across the country can find Canterbury’s not-so-hidden gem at 190 Aikmans Road, Meriavale in Christchurch city.
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WAIHEKE ISLAND HAS A UTOPIAN FEEL TO IT TO BEGIN WITH, BUT CABLE BAY VINEYARDS IS PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST IDYLLIC PLACES ON THE ISLAND. WITH ITS VIEWS OVER THE COASTAL VISTA AND THE ROLLING VINEYARDS BELOW, ITS AWARD WINNING WINES, AND ITS FINE FOOD, IT’S A HEARTY SLICE OF PARADISE.
able Bay Vineyards has long been renowned as a go-to for good wine and food on Waiheke. Their first vineyard was planted in 1998 on the island, with the vision of handcrafting wines from the highest quality grapes in humble lot vineyards. Now they grow 9 different varieties, from two vineyard sites: one in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, highly esteemed for its grape growing properties and the other, of course, on the island itself. Their Awatere range boasts a selection of fruit-driven single varietal
wines, which have held their own in the competitive New Zealand market. Their 2015 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc was awarded 5 stars (93 points) by Wine Orbit. Their 2013 Reserve Syrah also gained a 5 star rating (96 points) from noted Master of Wine Bob Campbell, and was ranked #1 Syrah on Waiheke and #3 in New Zealand in a write up in Gourmet Traveller Magazine. They have even managed to garner recognition overseas. 2012 Cable Bay ‘Sweet Gloria’ Late Harvest Viognier won Winestate Magazine’s ‘Wine of the Year’ in its category in 2014. Now they are taking lunches to new heights, with their all new: ‘The Lunch’. On the first Saturday of every month, in their award winning Dining Room, they will be hosting a series of beautiful afternoons of wine, food and live music. With an exclusive menu tailored
by the Head Chef, and straight from their own organic gardens, the food is bound to blow you away. Each course is fittingly paired with one of Cable Bay’s sumptuous wines. To add to this already appetising ensemble, a collection of talented musicians are lined up for each afternoon, including Daisy Veale on June 3rd. And if you needed a reason to hop on the ferry and spend the afternoon filling your stomach with fine food, your ears with fine music, and your heart with fine wine...then let this be it. Tickets for The Lunch are available through Cable Bay directly at info@ cablebay.co.nz or online at cablebay. nz/make-a-reservation/. Bookings are required.
East meets West in Newmarket
‘CHEEKY FUSION’ IS THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE THE AMBIENCE OF THIS WELCOME ADDITION TO THE NEWMARKET BAR AND FOOD SCENE.
amboo trims, fairy lights, tropical plants and water features - along with a tiki bar that looks like it’s been plucked off a Bali beach - all add up to create an atmosphere of relaxed fun. Tucks and Bao is directly behind the Olympic Pool and Events Cinema in Newmarket, although it’s easy to forget the bustling corner location once you’re inside. The friendly staff are from all over the world - just like the food. Every dish represents a tasty fusion of classic European cooking techniques with vibrant Asian flavours and spices. Tasty and unique offerings like the beef short-rib slow-braised in rendang sauce are presented with warm service and light-hearted names (ask for a “Short n’ Beefy”). It’s cuisine that’s best described as Asian-fusion street food laced with flavours from around the globe. A popular favourite is the ‘Bao Boy’- the Tucks take on a New Orleans Po-Boy with fried prawns, tomato, pickle, lettuce and sirracha mayo served in a steamed bun. But it’s the pork belly with crispy crackling, hoisin sauce, peanuts and coriander, which is the signature dish of the bao selections. The drinks menu has been designed to complement the bold food flavours. Delicious house cocktails and wines from New Zealand’s favourite vineyards, including Jules Taylor, Allan
“Every dish represents a tasty fusion of classic European cooking techniques with vibrant Asian flavours and spices.” Scott, and Peregrine are on offer, and craft beer enthusiasts are also spoilt with Wellington’s Garage Project and Waikato’s Good George selections available. With four separate dining areas, including a private function courtyard and outdoor areas, everyone from small personal gatherings through to large professional groups are catered for. The Tucks and Bao team have created a fun, friendly, unpretentious vibe without compromising on great service and seriously tasty food. It’s little wonder they’ve had an overwhelming reception since opening in late 2016.
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DINE Tasty Eurasian-fusion shared plates based on punchy street food from across the globe. DRINK Delicious house-made cocktails, New Zealand wine favourites, and refreshing craft beers.
The Lula Inn A HIDEAWAY RETREAT ON DOWNTOWN AUCKLAND’S PRINCES WHARF, THE LULA INN EATERY AND DRINKERY TAKES DINERS ON A VACATION WITHOUT EVEN HAVING TO STEP FOOT OUT OF THE CITY.
ruly suited to the South Pacific inspired menu and atmosphere – The Lula is one of only two venues in the city which sit directly over top the water. Secure yourself a seat on the harbour deck and enjoy brunch or dinner with breath-taking water views, atop the lapping tide. With a focus on fresh, local and sustainable produce, the menu is largely based on South Pacific island dishes, featuring a delicious array of seafood and many nostalgic kiwi favourites, making the vibrant inn the perfect getaway for locals, whilst providing visitors with their unique taste of the South Pacific. What’s a vacation without a couple of cocktails? Well-known for their extensive selection of specialty cocktails, The Lula Inn have an entire drinks menu dedicated to island inspired mixed, shaken and stirred beverages. If you’re yet to be convinced, The Lula Inn boasts its very own gin palace. With a selection of 39 gins from both New Zealand and abroad, you’re bound to surprise your senses as you sample your way through the broad range with a perfectly matched tonic. For something a little less
tropical, a great selection of international or New Zealand wines and locally brewed craft beers are also available. Enjoy the urban garden décor and relaxed atmosphere seven days of the week, open from brunch until late each night. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, ‘Live at Lula’s’ comes to life, with live entertainment taking the stage. Beginning at early dinner, the weekly DJ and band appearances – regular and guest – provide zestful performances into the early hours; great for either an afterwork winddown or a fun night out on the waterfront. A social setting like no other, The Lula Inn is available for functions as well. From as small as eight people right up to 500, the venue hosts a selection of areas available for your own private celebrations and events. This South Pacific hidden gem in the heart of downtown Auckland is the ultimate city getaway, open Monday- Friday 11am late, and Saturday - Sunday 9am - late.
Nottinghill SNUGGLED IN THE HEART OF PARNELL, YOU’LL FIND A COSY LITTLE SPOT TO WHILE AWAY THOSE LAZY DAYS. BOTH A CAFE AND RESTAURANT, NOTTINGHILL KITCHEN IS A WELL-ESTABLISHED EATERY THAT’S THE FAVOURITE FOR MANY LOCALS TO EITHER GRAB A COFFEE ON THE GO OR SIT DOWN TO HAVE A BITE.
t’s a cosy, friendly place with a vibrant culture, but there’s more to this place than that. The brains behind the kitchen have put together a menu that’s got a delicious British twist. It’s reminiscent of a local brunch establishment; one where you could bring your whole family. The staff here see a lot of the same people who pop in daily because Nottinghill kitchen has become such a staple in their lives. It’s a family made up of a community - you’ll have to pop by and see why! Wholesome, hearty and yet, still healthy, this is one of the many reasons that locals have flocked to Nottinghill Kitchen throughout the years. The ingredients that the chefs use are all cooked fresh, and sourced from clean foods. There are no additives involved - perfect for people with allergies. Celiacs can dine safely knowing that their meals are created with the utmost care and attention.
Will you opt for the classic English Breakfast, or perhaps venture out and pick the Pimms Cured Salmon for lunch? While all the options are both filling and delicious, Nottinghill Kitchen also doesn’t fall short when it comes to supplying hungry mouths with healthy, nutritious meals that also tingle the tastebuds. Part of this comes hand-in-hand with their joint collaboration with the gym down the road. Pre- and postworkout smoothies have been carefully crafted just for these gym-goers. The staff at Nottinghill Kitchen understand the importance of protein and a balanced diet when exercising, while still holding onto authentic English flavours. There’s no judging if you’re after hearty rather than healthy, however! Try the fish and chips, flourished with a hint of curry. If you’re after a quirky, adventurous meal, there’s plenty to choose from that’ll take you on a trip back to a quaint English town. Bottom line is, there’s something for everybody here.
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Patrón Tequila: the luxury spirit taking the world by storm EVERYONE HAS A TEQUILA STORY. SLOWLY SIPPING A LUXURY SPIRIT ON THE ROCKS IS NOT OFTEN THE FIRST IMAGE THAT SPRINGS TO MIND.
atrón is working to change that. Creators of the 100% agave category, Patrón has been leading the way to transform the perception of tequila around the world and encourage consumers to be open to tasting the difference of Patrón. President and International and Global Chief Operating Officer Dave Wilson sat down with us to talk tequila & tonics, agave, and what makes Patrón, Patrón. What makes Patrón different to other tequila brands? I’ve been in the wine and spirits business my entire career - since 1979 and the last four years with Patrón. It’s a privately held company with an ownership that really values the employees, the culture and the product itself.
John Paul DeJoria is our owner and Ed Brown is our CEO and they truly treat the people who work at Patron so well, there are 1,700 employees in Mexico. Everything is simple if we’re going to do it, we’re going to do it the Patron way. It’s unusual to find this philosophy these days. This partly because it’s privately held and partly because he owns it. It’s all about quality, the Mexican environment. Many companies don’t value the countries they work in and we invest in water treatment facilities, education and that’s the Patrón way. I say I’ve got the best job in the industry - I really do believe that. Tequila has a certain association with it, especially in New Zealand. Images of shots with salt and lime come to mind! How do you change that image? It’s the biggest issue we’ve had to overcome. Everyone has a “tequila story” - and it’s usually not a good one! We’ve come across the same issue in the US, but most of these experiences are
“We often hear people say, I was always a gin & tonic drinker - now I’m a Patrón Silver & tonic drinker.”
derived from the cheaper categories. Patrón created the 100% agave category - it really is a beautiful spirit. The way we have to overcome it is through training and education, typically in small groups. Explaining to the consumer, the bartender, the difference between the 100% Agave category and the mixed category. And, of course, sampling. Once people have the chance to taste it then we win them over. We often hear people say, I was always a gin & tonic drinker - now I’m a Patrón Silver & tonic drinker. There’s no magic bullet, a lot of the times it is just training. We also have invested a lot into our digital platforms. Now, you can go online and find out how Patrón is made. Today’s consumer really values transparency - they want to know the story. Patrón is an easy story to tell and digital platforms allow us to tell it in a way that wasn’t possible 10 years ago.
To me, it’s the authenticity of the brand. I want them to know the backstory of how it’s produced - I believe it’s a really legitimate question to ask as many brands are just built upon their marketing. The quality of the product speaks for itself. Today’s consumer, whether they live in California or New Zealand, that should want to know. The other side of the brand is that are we good stewards with our people and with the environment? I think this is really important. So many companies talk the talk but don’t live it. We’re not just here to make a profit, we’re here to give back as well. If you see what Patrón has done in Mexico and throughout the company. We’re the largest employer in Atotonilco el Alto - we’ve changed that part of Mexico forever. We invest in orphanages, senior homes, and religion is so important there so we invested in rebuilding the cathedral. We don’t like making this part of our marketing - it’s just the right thing to do. What are your tips on the best way to drink Patrón? To me, there is nothing like experiencing Patrón Silver on the rocks. You really get a chance to taste the agave, and what makes Patrón unique. Silver, in particular, is an extremely mixable brand. Patrón & tonic is an extremely drinkable cocktail, especially with an orange slice. It is absolutely delicious! It’s really taking off in London - they refer to it as a “patronic”! We’d love for New Zealanders to approach Patrón with an open mind. Taste Patrón and we have no doubt we’ll convert you.
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rom as far back as his school days in Napier, Jeffers has forever excelled in all things involving the artistic crafts. Boasting a high school portfolio of drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics, he managed to secure his first role in the industry at the age of only 17, when he began an apprenticeship with a local jewellers – the very first position for which he had applied! Fast-forward to now, and Jeffers has been a manufacturing jeweller for 30 years. Moving to Auckland saw him work as head jeweller for both Howick Village Jewellers and Partridge Jewellers Queen Street, and briefly for Carats High Street. However, it was the part-time position with Mt Eden Jewellers that opened a whole new window of opportunity for Jeffers. After a dedicated ten years of working one day a week with – then owner – John Howell, Jeffers was handed the reins to the business by Howell on his own retirement. Whilst continuing to service Howell’s pre-existing customers, Jeffers has seen a significant growth each year in new clientele over the past seven years since becoming owner. His dedication to the craft has earned his jewellery a reputation of being both exquisitely and exceptionally well-made. The intimate means of craftsmanship in each piece of individual jewellery can be seen through the lens of Jeffers, who takes progressive photographs of his work as he forges it, using traditional goldsmith methods – starting from a block of gold. The precision and passion involved in the making of these pieces is today, a rarity, which sets Mt Eden Jewellers apart. As recently as November 2016, Jeffers relocated his business just five doors down from its original home on Mt Eden Road. Though the move was a small one, it gave Jeffers the chance to give his business a much-needed face-lift. Beautifully polished wooden floors and original brickwork walls compliment the space, and Jeffers onsite workshop allows guests to witness first-hand the raw craftsmanship and finesse of Jeffers in his element. Venture away from the norm and visit Mt Eden Jewellers for a personal treasure that will carry meaning and history from its start to finish.
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Mercedes-Benz NEW ZEALAND’S LONGEST ESTABLISHED MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIP, COUTTS NEWMARKET, HAS CHANGED ITS NAME TO MERCEDES-BENZ AUCKLAND.
he centrally located landmark Mercedes-Benz dealership started trading as MercedesBenz Auckland on 1 July. The Dealership, located on the corner of Great South and St Marks Roads underwent the name change to better reflect their dominant Auckland position.
A new era has begun under the banner of Mercedes-Benz Auckland and has already seen exciting upgrades to the dealership premises including new signage, paint colour scheme and interior design. The showroom and service reception facilities now incorporate the latest Mercedes-Benz
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“The strong new identity has resonated well with our long-term clients, as it has with those who have moved to the marque more recently, attracted by Mercedes-Benz brand and product styling initiatives as well as the broadening of our model range. The new name provides the dealership with a clearer identity as we continue to provide superior product and customer experience.” The welcoming atmosphere in the showroom and After Sales facility is one-of-a-kind. The architecture and the character of the building itself is distinctive, but the passionate team also stands out from the crowd. “Please accept our invitation to explore the new look and enjoy a coffee while you peruse the extensive range of Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles,” says Dealer Principal, Trevor Walmsley. “With New Zealand’s largest inventory of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in stock, we’re confident you’ll find a vehicle purposebuilt for your lifestyle.”
The all new E-Class Coupé Elegant, sensual design with longdistance comfort for four people, the new E-Class Coupé combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology. It also offers the intelligence of the E-Class family with full smartphone integration, a widescreen cockpit and the latest driver assistance systems. The new Coupé exhibits a puristic, surfaceaccentuated design with reduced lines and sensual forms. Both hot and cool, the reduced design idiom represents beauty and elegance while emphasizing the Coupé’s sporty and luxurious personality. A powerful engine and comfortable suspensions with selective damping guarantee a sporty and agile driving experience. The Mercedes-Benz Auckland sales team has a combined total of over a hundred years experience with the brand, and the After Sales departments are staffed by a wealth of factory-
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STEVENSON RENOWNED MUSICIAN ADAM STEVENSON QUIT HIS DAY JOB IN MEDIA TO FREE UP TIME FOR FAMILY AND OTHER VENTURES, AMONG WHICH IS HIS BUSINESS OF PLAYING MUSIC FOR NEW ZEALAND’S ELITE. THE MUSICAL MAESTRO HIMSELF HAS SHARED WITH US HIS PAST, MUSES AND MEMORABLE STAGE ENCOUNTERS.
Please tell us about your background in music. Well when I was growing up, there were always guitars around the house and a piano to play. My mother was, among other things at the time, a music teacher, and got me into piano lessons at age five. At about eight, I picked up the guitar and taught myself to a certain point. From there I started playing music at local cafes around the age of 12. Music and playing for people has accompanied my life ever since – there wouldn’t have been more than a month go by over the past 20 years where I haven’t played some kind of public gig.
What’s your favourite style of music? I like so many different styles of music depending on the weather, the time of day, the mood. It could be classical, jazz, 60’s, or contemporary electro, with unprecedented accessibility and connectivity to new music, I’m always exploring. As a musician who performs for the elite, who are some of the more distinguished people you’ve played for? I am fortunate enough to play for great people and great companies. Rank Group, Russell McVeagh, ANZ, Barfoot & Thompson, Experience Group, Jucy Rentals, Pak ‘N Save, BNZ to name a few. One of the great things about this whole business is that I have never advertised. In fact I have made a point of not overly promoting myself. Instead, I’ve let word of mouth naturally filter through my target audience so the whole model becomes self-fulfilling and somewhat a natural qualifier. What is your most memorable gig? There have been a few that is for sure. We’ve played some very big gigs, such as the Barfoot & Thompson 90th Anniversary to over 3,000 guests at the ASB Showgrounds.
We created a full show with choreographed dancers and finished the gig with Peter Thompson coming up on stage and helping us sing ‘We Built This City” – it was a very special moment. Our band Whistlejacket has played at the Ohakune Mardi Gras to massive crowds at zero degrees, the coldest but most amazing experience. We have helped out where possible with charity events, one of the more special ones being the Starship Foundation’s 21st birthday where we played at a fundrasising ball at the Viaduct Events Centre. Playing music has created some of the most unique and special moments of my life. I’ve been invited to play on big boats, islands, in very grand and beautiful settings and have celebrated many important milestones with people. Music has connected me with wonderful people (if you’re reading this you’ll know who you are!). I am grateful for the longstanding relationships I have with the people I play music for. It’s a lot more like playing for friends and family than a ‘client function.’
character to try and over please people. My clients want to see a genuine person; it’s this kind of trust that I have established with the people I play for that builds loyalty. What are your goals going forward (next 5-10 years)? Moving forward, on the music side of life, I just want music to continue to deliver the rich experiences that I am already very grateful for. It is a beautiful thing when your passion can open doors and experiences for you. Our band Whistlejacket will be recording more music in 2017 and working on some live shows later in the year.
Who are your musical heroes/inspirations? I am a big fan of the Beatles, in particular John Lennon. In a way, I like to emulate their style, donning a suit but never losing the knack for bit of cheeky humour and not changing
“At about eight, I picked up the guitar and taught myself to a certain point. From there I started playing music at local cafes around the age of 12.”
Ten tips to meeting people without social media ONCE UPON A TIME, BEFORE THE DAWN OF THE INTERNET MEETING NEW PEOPLE MEANT LEAVING YOUR HOME AND PHYSICALLY INTERACTING WITH HUMANITY.
or some it’s odd to think that there was time where people would purposely leave the comfort of their homes to meet new people, especially now when the term, socialising, includes binge watching netflix while on Facebook
wondering if we should friend request our colleague instead of physically striking up a conversation. We won’t lie, social media is great but so is living a life outside of it and meeting new people, below are our ten top tips to meeting new people without social media!
1 2 Find your local bar that has a happy hour and good atmosphere.
Attend local group lessons that interest you, such as dance lessons, art lessons, poetry classes.
Attend a concert,
Go for a walk in a park with your dog or a friends dog, easy way to start a conversation.
and strike a conversation.
Do more things alone. Friend groups can be intimidating for others to approach you and you’re more likely to socialise with others when you’re alone.
Become a regular at your favourite gym class, be friendly compliment them on their technique afterwards, perhaps even ask them to show you how to do it.
If you take public transport, spot the regulars. Make an effort to sit next to them
music brings people together - introduce yourself other concert goers and enjoy those beats together!
Be your friends plus one to their “other” friend group hang outs - they’re bound to share similar interests.
Late night Shisha bar’s are a relaxed environment that attracts all sorts - we wouldn’t share mouthpieces though.
Have a BBQ with your neighbours, after introducing yourself to them invite them over to have a BBQ - if have no BBQ invite them for a dinner party.
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THE MOTHERIN-LAW DIED A LITTLE WHILE BACK.
rom the “Herald”: “Act Party leader David Seymour says he believes he has the numbers to at least get his voluntary euthanasia bill past the first hurdle. Speaking after his private member's bill was pulled from the ballot today, Seymour said 40 MPs had indicated they would support it, while 27 said they would oppose it. Another 50 had said they were undecided.” And this, from a different edition: ‘Speaking to reporters after the caucus meeting, English told reporters he was an "active Catholic and proud of it". But while his Catholic faith was an important influence, it did not define him, he said.
He said his opposition to euthanasia and abortion remained the same. But his position on gay marriage had changed. "I'd probably vote differently now on the gay marriage issue. I don't think that gay marriage is a threat to anyone else's marriage."’ This article isn’t about marriage equality but, before moving on, I have to note that our Prime Minister appears to have voted against marriage equality because it was a threat to “anyone else’s marriage.” This is the problem with young William: he just isn’t any good at fibbing. John Boy, of course, was a master craftsman at fibs, evasion and memory losses yet I, for one, continued to vote for him. The sad fact is that Billy Boy is a bad fibber and voted against marriage equality because he believes that there is a loving and omniscient God who directs, via good old Leviticus: If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. By the by, while wandering through Leviticus, I thought you should be warned that there are a number of offences, the penalty for which is death and having a bit of blood on you. For example, I’d be a bit careful around the parents: For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father
or his mother; his blood shall be upon him. A menage à trois with Mumsy and daughter – oops: And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you. Childlessness awaits he who bonks his uncle’s wife (or his brother’s wife): And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. There is some good news: you only get exiled "if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness." Back to my mother-in-law. She was an exceptional woman: a theatre nurse, a flight hostie on TEAL’s flying boats, AREINZ, Social Welfare Director, artist … . She had her peccadillos: a bit nuts over animals – various attempts to steal the neighbours’ chickens by feeding them a metre a day closer to our place, for example – but she had a sharp brain. Then, she started getting forgetful and, in the space of 6 months, went from forgetful to a serious bout of dementia. In the end, she’d be screaming if she were left alone. My father-in-law wasted away looking after her because we had this family obligation to keep her with us. There’d be episodes of getting out of bed, getting into bed, out of bed, into bed, out of bed … . Taking her clothes off; putting her clothes on – clothes on, clothes off. Screaming, not screaming … In the end, though, my bride and her father just couldn’t cope,
with all the will in the world, and she was hospitalised, followed by dementia care in a rest home. The point of all this is that there is this rump of baby boomers, just about to launch into the dementia zone and the story of my mother-in-law will be played and replayed in thousands of families. The emotional cost is severe. The physical cost is severe; fortunately, we saved the father-in-law because Nana’s departure for hospital allowed him to get some rest and to eat regularly but most European families don’t have two generations in the one house; pity the remaining spouse. The financial cost is ruinous. It was about $5,000 a month to have Nana in the rest home. Now, that $5,000 comes out of a family’s finances or out of the tax take but, wherever it comes from, it’s a total waste of money. In the rest home, Nana had no quality of life and it was scary to see all the others there in a similar state. One man, across the corridor, kept on calling visitors (not his) into his room and asking them to go and find his wife. Another man kept on crying out: “Joyce”, “Joyce”. $5,000 a month to have your loved one stare at the ceiling, regardless of whether you were visiting. These people are as broken as people can be, yet they have to live on as nothing more than shadows, at enormous expense. When I addressed the Select Committee on assisted death, my submission said:
Mental incompetency – my views on a definition: A. While mentally competent, I want to be able to define situations whereupon my life should be terminated or allowed to come to an end. B. In the situation where I am apparently functioning physically but I am demented, there would be a simple test: do I recognise my children? If I do not, I do not want to live. I accept that there are likely to be more technical ways of defining the requisite level of dementia for the purposes of an exit; I have proffered this definition simply to show the nature of the situation which I fear. C. If I am in a persistent vegetative state with no reasonable prospect of an imminent escape, I want to be able to provide that my life should be terminated or allowed to come to an end where two doctors diagnose persistent vegetative state with no reasonable prospect of regaining consciousness within the next 6 months. What has Bill’s God got to do with me and my desire not to be a vegetable?
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“Let it be” sofa by Poltrona Frau The “Let it Be” sofa has an intention implicit in its name – a famous song by The Beatles that is evocative of a period of newfound freedom from traditional formality and convention. This Ludovica + Roberto Palomba project also reinterprets the ancient Italian concept of the Roman triclinium, where people lay down, ate, talked and lazed about.
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EYE NEWS 100% New Zealand Made FaceWorks skincare range has been developed by Dr Teresa Cattin who undertook extensive research when formulating their 10, naturally derived, 100% New Zealand made, cruelty free products. From their soap free Gentle Cleanser, the Environmental Protector spf30+, through to their Overnight Crème and Moisture Serum, FaceWorks have combined trusted botanicals with scientifically proven ingredients to nourish, treat and protect your skin from our harsh environment. Order online at faceworks.co.nz, email: contact@ faceworks.co.nz, call the clinic on 09 486-5540 or pay them a visit at Unit D/43 Apollo Drive, Albany. Follow FaceWorks on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news. faceworks.co.nz
On the 1st November, the renowned Langham Auckland will see itself rebranded as Cordis, Auckland. The hotel will be joining the existing range of Cordis Hotels and Resorts – a new generation of modern upscale hotels by Langham Hospitality Group – though excitingly, it will be the very first of its kind in the Pacific region. As of early July, the hotel will begin its transition, with refurbishments being made to all 411 rooms and suites, lobby lounge and the exclusive club lounge, all this is in addition to the recently renovated banquet venues. Each Cordis hotel is individual in style, architecture and design, reflective to its location and surrounding culture. Cordis Auckland will be no exception to this, with award-winning and New Zealand based design firm – Space Studio – appointed as interior designer for the project. Franz Mascarenhas –managing director of The Langham, Auckland – is confident that “Cordis, Auckland will succeed and continue to be the social centre of Auckland, hosting major events, conferences, international delegations and the city’s most glamorous weddings.” With much anticipation, the changes are expected to be completed by February 2018. cordishotels.com/en/auckland/
Evolving the essence of the ‘86’ Motorsport users and enthusiasts alike can be excited, as Toyota makes a few subtle changes go a long way with the new look 86 sports coupe for 2017. With improved aerodynamics and a gentle retuning, the new model offers greater stability with an ease of handling making for a comfortably smooth ride. A contemporary take on the original exterior sees a lowered nose, widened grill and streamlined LED headlights, creating a noticeably more planted profile and enhancing road-holding performance. The interior adorns a sweep of black buckskin Grandlux upholstery, decorative carbon instrument panels, high grade black seat fabric, and chrome plated interior handles, resulting in a cosmetic finish that looks as smooth as it feels to drive. The new 2017 Toyota 86 remains at the forefront of its niche, staying true to its reputation of harnessing the thrill and fun of driving to the fullest. 8
Whisky tastings at The Jefferson We all need to start somewhere, and there is no better introduction to the world of whisky than a guided tour with the experts at The Jefferson. Simply book a ‘knowyourwhisky’ tasting with us and start your journey to better knowledge and enjoyment of our liquid gold. This tasting caters to new and experienced whisky drinkers, exposing them to six whisky varieties and decrypting insider lingo. Touching on what whisky is and how to drink it, this
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The Continental Cars Porsche Surgeon’s Charity Ball Auckland Plastic Surgical Centre & Continental Cars Porsche are proud to present the Surgeon’s Charity Ball for Operation Restore Hope NZ. Operation Restore Hope NZ is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, non-sectarian charity that surgically repairs cleft lips and palates for underprivileged children in the Philippines. A team of volunteers travels every year to the Philippines to treat children who have birth defects, especially cleft lips and palates, along with any scarring. Of course, because of the
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Air Singapore presents Winetopia 2017 New Zealand’s largest wine tasting event was back in Auckland, and this year the sell-out event also included an additional debut occurrence in Wellington. The weekend offered a chance for wine lovers and makers alike, to come together and experience some of the hundreds of wines from different regions around New Zealand. The festival featured expert talks and tasting master classes by leading wine gurus and award-winning sommeliers as well as delicious food pairing and live entertainment. Visit winetopia.nz for more information.
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One of us is lying Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high-school whodunit. On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Thursday, he died. But on Friday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. $21.00 10
Groundbreaking Fashion: 100 Iconic Moments The modern history of fashion has always had significant turning points that altered everything that came afterwards - from the first outing of Chanel’s little black dress and the scandal of the first miniskirt to Alexander McQueen’s armadillo shoes and Jean Paul Gaultier’s cone bra for Madonna. ‘Groundbreaking Fashion’ honours and celebrates the most iconic looks and fashion game-changers for the past century. Author Jane Rocca has been a fashion and music journalist for the past 21 years. She writes regularly for popular Australian magazines and newspapers including: Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, HQ and The Age. In the US, her work has appeared in Women’s Wear Daily and Flare.In the UK she writes for the The Face and i-D. Illustrator Juliet Sulejmaniis a Melbourne based illustrator and fashion designer. She’s the founder and editor of The Juliet Report, a platform that aims to inspire and enlighten its readers. $35.00
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THE ART OF GIFT GIVING We just love beautiful, fun and creative things and aim to bring you as many as we can find! We love supporting local businesses but also want to bring you some great pieces from overseas too. Whether you are buying for someone else or treating yourself we have no doubt you will find something here.
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HOME + DESIGN 1. Matisse, Poltrona Frau Mirror Coat Rack $7,836.00 2. Coast, Glenorchy Merino Wool Blankets $449.00 3. Studio 63, Venetia Studium Floor Lamp $8,015.00 4. Lujo, Kyoto Indoor Bean Bag Collection $785.00 5. Trenzseater, Hugo Sofa $11,828.00 6. Eichholtz, Emerald Table Lamp $1,630.00 7. Matisse, Fiam Macrame Low Table $2,928.00 8. Trenzseater, Pavilion Console $4,891.00 9. Matisse, Cappellini Telo Lounge Chair POA
Exotic and Enchanting Just because everyone goes for simple classics, doesn’t mean you have to. If you need colour in your surrounds, vibrancy in your space and life in the form of shapes, then encaustic of Moroccan tiles are for you. Just a glance and you’re taken on a mesmerizing journey of infectious colours and endless patterns, creating a visual feast. Taking Europe by storm, they’re the perfect modern take on an ancient and timeless tile. Now, they’re taking off in New Zealand. Versatile, stylish and playful. Tiledepot.co.nz 12
Top and centre: St Bathans brushed wool throw. Left: Mackenzie wool throws. Right: Bendigo wool blankets.
AUTUMN: EMBRACE THE SEASON With the cooler months upon us, it’s time to stay cosy wrapped in our range of handcrafted, pure New Zealand wool throws and blankets. We’ve also made staying cosy easy to share, send items overseas packaged beautifully with our worldwide shipping service. View the full range online or at our 77 Ponsonby Road, Auckland store.
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The Gallery & Café Helena Bay Hill SET IN RELAXING SUBTROPICAL GARDENS, WITH ARRESTING BUSH AND SEA VIEWS OVER HELENA BAY ON NORTHLAND’S EAST COAST, THE GALLERY & CAFÉ HELENA BAY HILL ARE QUITE UNEXPECTED AND EXQUISITE JEWELS ALONG THE POPULAR SCENIC ROUTE TO RUSSELL.
he Gallery offers an astute collection of outstanding art by established and emerging New Zealand artists, many of whom are Northland based. Sofia Minson and Shane Hansen are well-known painters represented by The Gallery, as are glass artists Lynden Over, Rebecca Heap, and David Traub. Fine wood crafting skills represented in The Gallery include prominent artists, Kerry Thompson and Graham Priddle. Explore The Gallery’s comprehensive selection of paintings, wood art, handmade furniture, sculpture, a large range of jewellery, glass and ceramics or browse online - http://www. galleryhelenabay.co.nz/artworks Take a break and relax in The Cafe with spectacular views, delicious food, and fabulous organic coffee. Classic Kiwi fare includes: Big Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, their famous Seafood Chowder, and just as famous, Chicken Barbecue Stack. The Café offers a range of quality gluten-free sweets including carrot cake, brownies, and macaroons. The Gateau really is to-die-for, as are the Chocolate Cheesecake, Boysenberry-
Apple cake, and a variety of delicious slices. Open 7 days 10am-5pm. Wander through our quintessentially New Zealand sub-tropical gardens and keep your eyes open for the beautiful native birds that frequent them. The Gallery Helena Bay Hill can arrange payment and shipping anywhere in New Zealand or overseas.
"Starfish Vessel" By Graeme Priddle
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T Sheepskin Factory LOCATED ON AUCKLAND’S NORTH SHORE, THE SHEEPSKIN FACTORY IS ALL THINGS SHEEPSKIN UNDER ONE ROOF.
he locally owned and operated company prides itself on its huge range of high quality New Zealand and Australian made sheepskin products. Winter is the perfect time to add some sheepskin to your home. With the many rugs and cushions available in an assortment of sizes and colours, The Sheepskin Factory can beautifully warm up any living space, and the comfort is unmatched. Last year the company added the popular Australian made Emu footwear brand to their range, extending their already wide variety of quality sheepskin boots and slippers. Sizes are available for all ages including a baby-toddler range, keeping both kids and adults snug for the winter season. Additionally, the company stocks a full range of men’s and women’s New Zealand made possummerino knitwear. Whether visiting or overseas, any of the products can be ordered online and shipped with insurance, and all overseas orders are GST free! Open Monday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm, make sure to visit the Sheepskin Factory at Barry’s Point Road in Takapuna for everything you need to keep warm the natural way this winter!
Visit this new exhibition celebrating 175-years of Chinese New Zealanders. Open daily from Friday 10 February. Free with Auckland Museum entry.
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Top left: Appo Hocton, the first Chinese New Zealander, 1876. W E Brown Collection, Nelson Provincial Museum:13043 | Top right: A portrait of an unidentified Chinese woman, circa 1945 by Clifton Firth. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries:34-549 | Bottom: The Gock family, innovative market gardeners in Mãngere, 1960s. Courtesy of Megan Blackwell, on behalf of Fay and Joe Gock.
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THE SEASON HAS WELL AND TRULY ARRIVED, AND THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME TO EVADE THE WINTER WEATHER. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED HOW WITH A FEW MINOR TWISTS; YOUR HOME CAN TURN INTO THE ULTIMATE WINTER HIDEAWAY EMULATING THE COSY VACATION FEEL OF AN ALPINE CABIN.
orte flooring will see that your home doesn’t only feel like a log wood cabin, but looks like one too. The company specialises in a range of wooden flooring instalments, which are perfect for winter maintenance if the weather tends to track through the front door. Delve into the wide range of timber and laminate flooring to create your own homely style. Genuine reclaimed and rescued timber will add a wintry and rustic beauty to your living space. Combined with a furniture piece by Earthwood, these wooden touches are a great way to warm up your home décor and create that snug atmosphere. Throw down some warmth and character in the form of a beautifully made rug by the team at Designer Rugs. The custom-made pieces can adapt an entire living area to suit the seasons. Choose warm, intricate designs and colours to cosy up with this winter, and bring out something cool and fresh for summer. The endless design options add individual charm to any space, and you will never tire of the same old carpet. Keep chaos in order this winter with the best in storage solutions by Blum. Blum makes the most of every space, meaning you can stash away those unnecessary summer items in the sleekest fashion. The furniture fittings which can be customised to fit almost any space make decluttering a breeze so you can focus on creating the most relaxing home surroundings. You can still make the most of the sun this winter without leaving the house! SkySolar brings the sun to your living room with the best in solar panelling. Heating up the home can be costly in the colder months, and one of the benefits of solar panels is reducing those costs without sacrificing your warmth. And if you are simply not one for staying indoors despite the brisker weather, an outdoor spa is the perfect way to brave the elements. Don’t let the winter chills stiffen your bones and allow your body and mind the ultimate form of relaxation in a world class Hot Springs spa.
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oday his expertise as a wooden furniture restoration specialist is widely respected. He works with anything from daily dining tables and nightly bedroom suites to antiques (his favourite), musical instruments, and almost any other imaginable wooden object, including kitchen furniture, large commercial projects, and colour-matching. Many years behind a spray-gun in a purpose-built booth have made Mark a ‘gun’ with the gun. They’ve also made him a master of coating technologies and their applications, from oldfashioned French Polishing through
“A master of coating technologies and their applications, from old-fashioned French Polishing through to modern resistant surfaces such as liquid glass.” to modern resistant surfaces such as liquid glass. At fifteen Mark joined his father’s furniture making business, NZ Woodcreations Ltd. At that stage Woodcreations employed ten people and was growing into the 53% export manufacturer it became. Mark learnt all aspects of surface-finishing and manufacturing of wooden furniture, and today even hopelessly broken or damaged pieces leave Earthwood’s hands seamlessly restored or refinished. Repair sites are almost impossible to distinguish, if they’re visible at all. Mark’s expertise is sought-after all over Auckland district. Quoting is most often done from photographs. Most useful are close-ups of specific damage, plus wider shots of the entire piece from different angles to give an
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Skysolar THE SUN IS OUR LARGEST AND MOST ABUNDANT SOURCE OF FREE ENERGY, AND SKYSOLAR HAVE BEEN HARNESSING THAT ENERGY INTO NEW ZEALAND HOMES SINCE 2013.
he kiwi owned and operated company acts on the firm belief that solar power is the way forward, creating zero emission energy to power your home and ensuring the preservation of New Zealand’s wonderful natural environment for future generations to come. Starting out on Auckland’s North Shore, after four years operating SkySolar is now available nationwide. The team is made up of highly trained and trustworthy professionals spread across a wide range of regions throughout the North and South Islands. Solar installations are different for every household, and the team at SkySolar provide a full service from sales, to design, to install – all to best suit the individual. The benefits of powering your home with solar energy are endless. With zero emission energy, solar panels are not only beneficial for the environment around us, they also provide an
economically friendly solution to cutting energy costs and better managing your power consumption. SkySolar also specialises in larger commercial installations customised to suit your business, meaning you can generate enough power from free zero-emission solar energy to power your entire establishment. By adding solar panels to your home or business, the energy radiated by the sun can be directly absorbed from your roof or building – even on cloudy days. This being your primary energy source, any extra power required will then come from the grid. Correspondingly when you have an excess of energy this power does not go to waste, and is instead exported to the grid resulting in a more pleasant monthly power bill. Additionally, SkySolar offers solar panel options for off-grid locations, allowing you access to renewable power in the remotest of locations. The off-grid options are also a popular eco-conscious solution for regular
“SkySolar offers solar panel options for off-grid locations, allowing you access to renewable power in the remotest of locations.” households, where the homeowner can take full management of energy production versus consumption – incurring zero monthly power bills! With SkySolar customers can take power into their own hands, managing and maintaining better use of energy. You can still make the most of the sun this winter, by shifting to a renewable source of energy, which benefits both your electricity expenditure as well as the environment which surrounds us.
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THE APARTMENT THAT EYE ALTERED
The Apartment that Eye Altered
Cabinetry - Laminex Finished Timber Veneer Messina Rigato and Melteca Purecoat Ink Black
OUR APARTMENT RENOVATION IS UNDERWAY! HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE ADVANTAGES OF APARTMENT LIVING? IT CAN BE AWESOME WHEN THE SPACE CHALLENGE IS OVERCOME AND WHEN YOU KNOW HOW TO ACCOMMODATE ALL YOUR MUCH LOVED PIECES IN THOSE SMALL SPACES TO THE BEST ADVANTAGE.
here are plenty of interior design ideas and advice available to research and customise for your particular possessions and tastes, so it may take a bit of researching and pondering to get it right but will be so worth it! Take one thing at a time, and with good research and advice you will be amazed at what you achieve! Keep to Monotone: To get you started to create the illusion of space, monotone often does the trick. By keeping your furniture the same colour as the rest of the room ,
especially the wall behind can make the furniture appear like inobtrusive built-ins — or even like they’re not there at all. Even bulky pieces like consoles, armoires, and bookcases, when painted the same color as the wall behind, can suddenly seem like like they become part of the space itself. The effect can be very calming, and unifying. Laminex New Zealand For our kitchen, Laminex New Zealand will be supplying the Caesarstone for the benchtop and Laminex Finished Timber Veneer for the cabinetry. Caesarstone is made from up to 93%
quartz, therefore combining the beauty and strength of quartz with the cool, tactile qualities of natural stone. The key difference is that Caesarstone is non-porous and is therefore resistant to stains and is easy to clean. With traditional quartz designs available through to designs inspired by some of the world’s most beautiful natural marble there is a wide selection for a number of tastes. The range of Laminex finished timber veneer panels offers a pre-finished veneer solution which provides a more durable and scratch resistant surface in comparison to traditional lacquered veneer. We like the sophistication and easy alternative to solid wood and that they are carefully crafted to ensure quality and consistency. Incidentally, another favourable aspect of Laminex New Zealand is that they strongly believe in the importance of supporting sustainable building practices to reduce the carbon footprint and deliver environmentally preferable product wherever possible.
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NOTHING GETS IN THE WAY OF COOKING, NOT EVEN THE OVEN DOOR.
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Our unique Slide&Hide door fits smoothly under the oven to provide plenty of room, as well as better access to the 71 litre cavity – ensuring an easy and flexible approach to cooking. With the added advantage of a smoother closing mechanism to cushion the final movement, the Slide&Hide door is safe, stylish and convenient.
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Benchtop - Formica 180fx Carerra Marble and Cabinetry Melteca Espresso Ligna
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Paterson Patersons will be providing all the bathroom basins, toilets, bath, and showers, heated towel rails, fittings and accessories (which include the tall basin mixers, frosted black glass soap dispensers, and frosted black glass brush sets) and they have proposed a Vanita and Casa Satellite blue tooth mirror in the upstairs bathroom and a Vanita and Casa Rigel mirror cabinet in the downstairs bathroom. There is a S/S brass kitchen sink ordered and S/S brass taps and fittings, which have an opulent, shiny gold look. The Kitchen Clinches It! If you can renovate try and get an amazing kitchen! The rest of the house revolves around the kitchen and even more so when the cooks amongst us are in action. You will see some amazing ideas in our renovation as it progresses 34
but here are some suggestions for you to consider: • Make sure your pantry is a good size and well lit. • Install kitchen sink drawers that tip out. • Keep an over-the-sink cutting board handy to temporarily expand your counter space. • Maximize your under-sink storage space with a pocket organizer (you could even use an over the door shoe organizer for this and cut to shape. • Make the under-cabinet vertical space work for you with the help of Command hooks and small baskets. • Consider rolling cabinet storage. • Or, invest in a Lazy Susan cabinet to make all of that awkward corner space more accessible. • Put shelves on top of your shelves in pantry. • Or shelves underneath your shelves. • Use pan dividors to divide your pans and make them more accessible • Tray racks are awesome to keep your trays upright and easy to find. • Skip the counter-hogging knife block in favor of a magnetic knife strip, especially if counter space (and drawer space) comes at a premium. • Line the area right underneath the ceiling with shelves, especially if your
cabinets don’t reach all the way up. • Hang pots and pans spomewhere up high (But if you like the simplistic look you won’t want saucepans, utensils and appliances cluttering up the vista, so will need to have good storage solutions for all these items. • Keep uncovered shelf space looking uncluttered with baskets. • The insides of cabinets are also great places to put hooks for wipes, gloves, and pot holders. • Pull out vertical cupboards for rubbish bins. Invest in pieces with hidden storage Open floor plans allow for all kinds of multifunctional furnishings, particularly ones that can double as storage hubs. Invest in chairs, ottomans, and even coffee tables with hidden storage room and stash your necessities in privacy and style. But remember a limited materials palette encourages flow throughout the home. Whether it’s a chic closed cabinet or floor-to-ceiling floating shelves, wallmounted storage is the perfect way to best take advantage of all your open wall space. Start by adding a few and then add accordingly as you need them.
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FINALLY AN INNOVATION THAT FOLLOWS MY INTUITION: TWIST PAD FIRE One of the most important ingredients in any dish is intuition. Now you can also rely on intuition when operating the new, flexible induction cooktops, thanks to the unique one-button operating concept: TwistPad Fire, with a high-grade stainless-steel frame and illuminated red light ring. To select a cooking zone, touch TwistPad Fire lightly with a fingertip and set the power level using a rotating motion. Itâ€™s completely intuitive.
Taking design to the next level
MAL CORBOY, INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED INTERIOR DESIGNER IS NOT ONLY RAISING THE BAR FOR QUALITY DESIGN, HE IS ALSO TAKING HIS DESIGNS UP A LITERAL LEVEL TO APARTMENTS.
household name in the design industry, Mal has been designing for over 19 years, winning a plethora of awards, including the prestigious SBID International Design Award in 2014 for best KBB project. He is a professional member of DINZ (Designers Institute of New Zealand) and a Certified Kitchen Designer (AU). Mal Corboy is known for more than just kitchens though, designing sleek bathrooms, furniture and full interiors. His latest project, an apartment in the viaduct of Auckland, was an entire do-up of a dated apartment. Mal worked closely with the client to create his dream space. It needed to be gender neutral to broaden appeal when it came time to resell. However, the clientâ€™s favourite colour was Hugo Boss Orange, a bold hue that brightened the neutral tones, in small doses. Mal incorporated this orange tone into the kitchen splash-back with gorgeous Bisazza mosaic tiles, as well as in the soft furnishings. Corian Venaro white bench tops and gloss-lacquered cabinets were paired with planked oak throughout the kitchen. 36
MAL CORBOY’S number one PICKS
hen it comes to kitchen and interior design, there is only one name that comes to mind: Mal Corboy. And it’s simply because he is, undisputedly, number one. But what are his number ones in life? From food, to fashion, to faraway places, we present the number ones in Mal Corboy’s mind. Restaurant? Oyster and Chop. I am so proud of the fit out we did. Plus, the food and oysters are always great. Favourite cocktail? It would have to be an Espresso Martini.
The bathrooms are reminiscent of a luxury hotel, with Carrara marble floor to ceiling tiles, making the spaces feel large and bright. Metallic fabrics in the bedroom headboard and curtains add a unique touch. Even the TV cabinet is custom designed by Mal Corboy to suit this particular interior. From the plush carpet, right through to the cutlery, everything has been selected and designed with the utmost care and respect for the client’s tastes. The client is delighted with the finished interior, and with Mal’s focus on achieving customer satisfaction, he weighs this as a success. ‘Apartment renovations are always tricky as you are dealing with the body corporate as well as plumbing and electrical issues as most of the time what is on the original plans is never quite right.’ Despite this, Mal Corboy has outdone himself with this gleaming new apartment. Swan Hotel, a haven of luxury.
Car? We used Mini’s as they represent our brand so well. Luggage? Got to be Samsonite! I travel a lot and they really do take a beating. Clothing? In case you couldn’t tell, I love loud shirts! Strangely Normal is a favourite paired with G-Star jeans. When it comes to suits, Working Style is my go-to. Favourite watch? Definately Panerai, they are very elegant and strong. Glasses? Oliver Goldsmith. Just simply great, classic frames. Holiday? I love Noosa, over in the Sunshine Coast. Liquor? This one’s easy, any nice Australian Shiraz. Number one tip? You cannot go wrong investing in a qualified designer. The kitchen has really morphed into the heart of every New Zealand home, so why not do it right the first time! 37
Widely recognized as New Zealandâ€™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 clientâ€™s brief to create outstanding spaces for discerning homeowners in New Zealand, Australia and the USA.
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Design Build Join A conversation with DBJâ€™s Paul Walkinton on the design & build process QUALITY CABINET MAKERS
or Managing Director Paul Walkinton, this has been achieved through constant innovation and improvement. After 16 years in the global banking industry, across New York, London, Tokyo, and Sydney, Paul and his family made the move back to Aotearoa to bring up his two boys. Driving a business in his own unique way was always a part of the plan and the timing
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and reputation of DBJ proved too good an opportunity to pass up. How do you ensure clients are happy with the products and the service? We are very focussed on innovation and improvement. We are seeking better communication and improved efficiencies right across our platform with the aim of making the client experience better from start to finish. Our new and improved lean manufacturing processes are driving the innovation, along with taking advantage of new technology. Strong and open communication takes care of the happy part and service through an improved, motivated and educated workforce. Your background is in the banking industry, how has this informed the way DBJ is run? Banking is a highly competitive business and all companies are always searching for a competitive edge. My experience in banking was clients are willing to pay for quality, service, honesty and integrity. Thatâ€™s what I am trying to bring to the table for DBJ - always willing to go that extra mile.
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In banking, a high standard must always be met. Do you find a similar experience with DBJ? At our end of the market, it is exactly what we are trying to achieve. We have instigated a lean manufacturing program which has been instrumental in cutting down time wastage, increasing quality, reducing errors and increasing our ability to price competitively and meet our deadlines. All targeting a better experience for our clients. What are some of your favourite projects DBJ have worked on? Our favorite projects are usually the ones we are the most sworn to secrecy! For me the best is where the client/ designer/architect/builder are all working together and collaborating to get the best and most innovative product at the best price point. For me thatâ€™s the key - everyone on the same page and working to that goal yields work that is enjoyable and invariably the best finished and highest quality work.
PAUL WALKINTONâ€™S top tips: WHAT 5 QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK BEFORE EMBARKING ON A PROJECT? 1. Who has the most experience in constructing my design? 2. What level of interaction and project management am I prepared to give? 3. What is my real budget (including a 30% buffer) and what other costs should we anticipate? 4. Ask to view current work being done and/or visit factory premises - is it clean, tidy and well run? 5. How and how often will you communicate with me?
5 Top Tips from Bardsleys Lighting 1) Do your research before buying LED. LED (Light Emitting Diode) can offer fantastic benefits including low power consumption and long life, but there can be pitfalls, notably High Frequency Flicker (can cause migraines) and too much blue white light (can cause insomnia). The packaging doesn’t always tell the full story so it is important to speak with a genuine LED expert. 2) Any chandelier can be the “right” one. However, if you want the wowfactor, select the best option to match your space, texture, lighting needs and look. To size, a chandelier as the focal point of your space, measure the length and width of the room and add those figures together. As a guideline,
the sum, multiplied by 83, will equal the diameter in millimetres for the chandelier.
entertaining or dining areas. In general, pendants should hang 710mm to 860mm above the bench.
3) If you have a multi story entrance with windows above the door consider how the light will look from outside your home. If possible centre the pendant or chandelier in the view window. In general pendant lighting should be at least 2.2 M off the floor.
5) For bathroom mirror lighting, side lighting creates the most even light for your face, as overhead lighting can create a shadow. For best results place the wall lights at eye height (approx. 1.7M from the floor and 0.7M to 1M apart to give even light).
4) Pendant lighting adds sophistication and elegance to a kitchen island bench and helps to separate the space from
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of functional furniture fittings, specialising in lift mechanisms, hinges and drawer systems. Space really is a commodity of the future, as in an ever expanding world the amount of space we have remains constant. We cannot make more of it, but we can definitely make the most of that which we do have, and Blum is all about helping to achieve this. Gone are the days of having to navigate your way to the back of your cupboards for those hidden or forgotten items. With designs fit to make the most of any living area, Blum offers sleek, ergonomic, modern storage solutions for the space conscious consumer, allowing you to maximise your storage without sacrificing lifestyle. Blum’s SPACE TOWER is the ultimate solution for pantry storage and organisation. With fully extendable drawers a SPACE TOWER provides both viewing ease and flexible access from three sides. The unit is adaptable in height, width and depth making the most of any storage space, down to the last millimetre. In addition, each
“With designs fit to make the most of any living area, Blum offers sleek, ergonomic, modern storage solutions.” pull-out can handle loads of up to 70kgs without affecting the ease of motion. Not only does Blum save space in your home or office, the company is also devoted to leaving as small a footprint as possible on our environment. Since 1997, Blum has actively implemented environmental protection measures into as many of its fields as possible, with the understanding that responsible ecological behaviour results in a lasting and sustainable product. Blum is no doubt the leading solution to making the most of your storage without costing the earth, or your space.
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Bringing Craftmanship and Skill of Afghani Artisans to the World TODAY THE MAJORITY OF AFGHANI RUGINDUSTRY WORKERS ARE FEMALES. ZIA UDDIN OF AUCKLAND’S AFGHAN LOOM HAS A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON PROVIDING A MEANS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM FOR AFGHANI WOMEN WHOSE RIGHTS ARE NEGLIGIBLE COMPARED WITH AFGHANI MEN.
e believe we can utilise these women’s skills to create awareness. It’s important they know their work is appreciated and has not been wasted”. Exquisite examples of these beautiful works are now on display at Afghan Loom’s Parnell Gallery where people can experience the artworks first-hand. Zia was the first Afghani national to arrive in New Zealand, not as a refugee, but on a business trip via
America during the late 70s. He stayed, and being artistic, was drawn to the arts where he found himself surrounded by well-known artists of the day including Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Hundertwasser gave him legal authority to create rugs using his artwork, with the proviso a percentage of the profit was returned to environmental betterment. A later connection with developer, Les Harvey, expanded his already enviable eye for business and trade. Then a chef with his own restaurant in the Auckland CBD for many years, Zia still loved trading. “In school, anything
“Each rug is hand-made and takes a great deal of work, but they are the finest quality available.”
I could purchase and re-sell gave me great enjoyment and I still love it.” His understanding of arts and culture and business saw Zia identify a gap in the market for contemporary designer rugs. Utterly inspired by New Zealand and Pacific culture he recognised leaping into that gap represented an enormous risk since art appreciation is uniquely personal, but in 1987 he left his restaurant and began importing rugs from all over the globe. By 2010, noting that the popularity of Afghan rugs was waning, he realised it was because Afghan wool was being abysmally processed, washed by hand in river water. Having presented a proposal to USAID for assistance in setting up a wool-scouring factory in Kabul for professional wool processing, the project went ahead. It meant wool was properly washed, had no odour,
and jobs were created in Afghanistan. Initially lacking experienced staff to operate the wool processing plant, Zia was recommended a Napier-based wool-scouring factory. Internationally known for our New Zealand wool expertise, the Napier factory tested all the Afghani factory wool and assisted in many other ways, and Afghan Loom is still grateful today. Once the Kabul factory was working efficiently, they hired almost a hundred people to process local wool. The processed wool was sent for handspinning to individual families all over Afghanistan. The yarns, along with design instructions were then sent on to rug-making families to make rugs at home in their own time. The rugs this mainly female workforce produces utilise strong colours and contemporary as well as traditional designs. Each rug is handmade and takes a great deal of work, but they are the finest quality available. These carpets become heirlooms and last for lifetimes. “In Afghan society rugs are integral to our interior decor, and traditionally we had to make our own to decorate our houses,” says Zia. “That was the era of self-sufficiency but now with technology and internet we have easy access to everything.” Today Zia’s pleasure in his trading skills are augmented by the satisfaction he derives from introducing his clients to the right product for them, and seeing their obvious delight once their
choice of rug has transformed their space to something beautiful and elegant. “The idea of creating such an art piece from just wool, whether it’s sheep, goat, or camel wool, fascinates me.” At Afghan Loom they don’t just think inside the circle, preferring to explore design and remove the limits set by traditional rug dealers. Something high-modern, or something interesting in a more traditional style can be had, including a bespoke (made-to-measure) service. Zia’s clients can also design their own masterpiece for a more personal rug. “Our advice is always to have confidence in your own eye. Don’t hold back. It’s such a personal choice and you will live with it most of your life, so choose quality and the right colours. Our inspiration has been gathered from many of the world’s corners, including more recent Pacific-inspired designs, so we can help, but in the end, you must love your choice.”
HEATHER WALTON With over 20 years experience in property developments (within the legal, project development and project marketing areas) Heather and her team are the obvious choice for your next property project. Nothing is too large or too small for this dynamic Epsom based team.
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“WHEN YOU LIST WITH HEATHER WALTON YOU LIST WITH A TEAM OF EXPERTS ALL COMMITTED TO GETTING OPTIMUM PRICES FOR OUR VENDORS AND CREATING LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR CUSTOMERS.” “WE WILL HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT NEW HOME ALONG WITH WORKING WITH YOU TO ACHIEVE THE BEST PRICE FOR YOUR EXISTING PROPERTY.” HEATHER WALTON - OWNER, LICENSEE SALESPERSON Heather Walton was the overall No 1 Residential Sales Person in NZ for 2016 and No6 in NZ for 2017. She was also the NZ Supreme Sales Person 2016 and has been a leading international Elite salesperson in Ray White for over 7 years. Heather has more than 25 years in the NZ property industry. Her property law background (Qualified Legal Executive for over 15 years) and business network is extensive making her an obvious choice when selling your home.
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Having worked in the luxury car industry in NZ for almost 12 years before joining Ray White Epsom Bowen has extensive knowledge in sales and an already established database. In his first two months of Real Estate Bowen sold $21 million worth of property.
With a Masters degree with distinction from Otago University Business school, graduating top student with a Bachelor of Business, Marketing major, and having held positions in sales and advertising, you can be confident of your properties effective marketing and promotion.
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Joe has a genuine desire and ability to listen and understand clients’ objectives. If you enjoy a consultative approach, are looking for something more from your Real Estate agent and want the sale of your property handled with the careful attention that it deserves, then Joe is definitely worth speaking too.
After 32 years within the same large corporate company running a high performing sales team in the luxury automotive industry, Mark turned his sales talent and skill to Real Estate starting the new office here at Ray White Epsom in 2015.
Whether you’re looking for a competitive interest rate on an existing mortgage or looking to get your first rental property, Sara can help you.
EMILY FERRETT - SALES SUPPORT AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATOR With a salesperson’s licence and having had prior residential sales experience, Emily has in-depth knowledge of what is required from the beginning to end of a sales transaction. With a heavy focus on customer satisfaction and the development of a strong office dynamic – Emily is the go-to person here at Ray White Epsom.
JODIE PLAISTER - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST Jodie has been part of the Ray White group for the past four years. Jodie’s role is to support Heather with listings from appraisal through to sale, focusing on marketing.
GARRICK SMART - LICENSEE SALES PERSON (BUYERS AGENT) Whether you’re buying or selling, Garrick understand that the process can often be challenging and complicated. Focussing on taking the pressure off, Garrick can help you make clear and concise decisions throughout the process. Ultimately, a ‘successful sale’ is the goal, and Garrick utilises his experience and expertise to make that happen for you.
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Queenstown Calling NEW ZEALAND’S MOST POPULAR WINTER DESTINATION HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER FOR EVERYONE.
nternational and domestic visitors alike, head to the winter wonderland each year to admire its marvellous scenic beauty, fine dining, warm wineries, thrilling winter sports, and heritage wonders. Boasting close to around 400 accommodation establishments, housing yourself in the resort town can often leave you with too many options to make sense of. In this issue, we showcase a few stand-out places to stay as well as dine in New Zealand’s most famous winter escape. Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkable Mountains beyond, Pounamu Apartments are only a tenminute walk from the main town. A luxurious five-star experience for the most relaxed stay. A little closer in the heart of town is a taste of Paris – Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa. The elegant avant-garde design will truly transport you into a world of grandeur. As well as being a stone throw away from the best eateries in town, Sofitel boasts its own Left Bank Bistro, Jervois Steak house and a wine and jazz bar – in case you find yourself snowed in! Something different sits right on the waterfront of Lake Wakatipu – Eichardt’s Private Hotel – a historical landmark of Queenstown which dates right back to its beginnings as a gold-mining town. Feel a world away as you watch the
coming and going of the iconic vintage TSS Earnslaw steamship right from the dockside. If you have previously experienced the charming Hotel St Moritz, then you need to experience it again! One of our favourite stays in town has recently undergone its most luxurious revamp yet. The newly
“We showcase a few stand-out places to stay as well as dine in New Zealand’s most famous winter escape.” refurbished rooms add to the already outstanding gymnasium and spa facilities and award-winning bar and restaurant. Let the spices warm you up at My Thai Lounge. With a colourful décor and overlooking The Remarkables, the popular restaurant serves up exceptional Thai cuisine like no other. The understated and rustic comfort of The Cow Restaurant with pizzas and pastas is perfect for the season. The warm log fire heats the snuggly fitted surrounding brickwork, for the cosiest winter eats in Queenstown.
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Smart modern clean-cut lines and large glass windows reflect the crisp snow-covered crags of the Remarkables at Queenstown’s Pounamu Apartments. Here’s your luxurious apartment ready to create lifetime memories. We offer our guests the privacy, spacious living, and the amenities of a home. Our friendly reservations team can book you an action packed experience with a Heliski private charter, or have professionals come to your apartment to fit this season’s best snow gear. Tell us what you love doing and we can assist and enhance your stay with us, whether it’s a tour, dinner at a fine restaurant, a winery visit, mobile massage treatment in the comfort of your apartment, or a babysitter. Pounamu Apartments are premier 5-Star Qualmark-rated accommodation. Enjoy our complimentary WiFi, an uplifting soak in our hot tub overlooking the superior views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables, and Free international phone calls. We have complimentary undercover parking, but it’s only a ten-minute fresh air walk into town.
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Eichardt’s Private Hotel – The Height of Excellence GLISTENING WATERS OF LAKE WAKATIPU MIRROR THE ADJACENT SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS – IT’S A LUXURIOUS SIGHT BEST ENJOYED FROM THE HEIGHTS OF EICHARDT’S PRIVATE HOTEL.
ichardt’s is renowned for providing the highest level of service in accommodation and fine dining, however the new Eichardt’s building, which sits adjacent to the original, has redefined the term luxury. The award-winning boutique hotel launched its waterfront restaurant The Grille in December 2016, along with The Penthouse – New Zealand’s first $10K per night uber-luxury rooftop accommodation quarters designed to accommodate ultra-high net worth individuals and families 56
seeking the very best that Queenstown has to offer. The Penthouse boasts an undisturbed 180° view over Lake Wakatipu, although The Penthouse experience begins long before you set foot inside the 240m2 spacious living area. From the moment you arrive at the airport a private driver awaits to chauffeur you via Land Rover Discovery to the hotel (located on Marine Parade). The Land Rover and driver will remain at your beck and call throughout your stay. Your 24hour butler will then greet and escort you via private elevator to The Penthouse. Inside you’ll enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, Krug Champagne and an extravagant selection of Moet & Hennessy spirits replenished daily. You’ll also enjoy a daily complimentary breakfast cooked by your very own private chef. The interior of The Penthouse has been elegantly designed with natural, earthy hues to ensure maximum comfort while complementing the astonishing view of Lake Wakatipu and beyond. The Penthouse oozes elegance with two large
bedrooms, marble bathrooms, fully equipped indoor and outdoor kitchens, a generously sized hot tub, sauna and the largest private terrace in Queenstown. Lounge around and enjoy The Penthouse’s beautifully appointed amenities, complete with sumptuous leather sofas and fully automated lighting, heating and entertainment systems. The spacious living area and terrace offers an escape from busy lifestyles and is also ideal for entertaining. Two additional brand new Lake View Suites located on the level below The Penthouse offer flexibility to host additional guests. For those wanting to embrace Queenstown’s renowned foodie scene, The Grille by Eichardt’s is the place to be. With an interior reminiscent of New York City bistros and genial French brasseries, The Grille stands out from the crowd while ensuring the comfort and sociability of both locals and visitors alike. Featuring a selection of home-grown, free-range, locally sourced and seasonally curated produce, The Grille’s menu is one not to be missed. Savor The Grille’s authentic dining experience by immersing yourself in an evening you will cherish for a lifetime. Try the succulent Cardrona Merino lamb shoulder or Havoc pork, chargrilled cuts of premium Wagyu scotch fillet and grass-fed Tomahawk steak. There is also a sensational range of vegetarian platters and crisp green salads from the chef’s garden. No matter what your taste or eating preferences are, Executive Chef Will Eaglesfield will thoughtfully handcraft each dish to ensure
you’re served nothing but tantalising perfection. The Grille by Eichardt’s’ stunning lakefront location also offers a superb setting for large events with space for up to 150 guests. Smaller groups are also able to enjoy separate, partitioned spaces for lunch and dinner, including the option of dining in the private wine room (offering an exclusive dining experience for up to 12 guests). From multi-course dégustation to generous banquet style dining, Eichardt’s wait staff and passionate chefs deliver meticulous and memorable occasions that will leave your guests in awe. It is rare to experience a location as beautiful as Queenstown and it is rare to experience the luxuries of which await at Eichardt’s Private Hotel. No matter what the occasion, business or leisure, when it comes to indulging in the finer things in life, Eichardt’s Private Hotel is the only place where you can expect nothing but the height of excellence.
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Hotel St Moritz unveils new-look in the heart of Queenstown ONE OF QUEENSTOWN’S FINEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS, HOTEL ST MORITZ, WILL START THE VIBRANT WINTER SEASON AHEAD, WITH THE UNVEILING OF ITS RECENTLY COMPLETED MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR REFURBISHMENT.
he charming and singular property, which is a member of the global MGallery by Sofitel collection, has revealed its $4 million-plus room revamp as a result of joining the Sofitel universe. Renowned interior designer Stuart Harris has given “elegant, residential, handsome, enviable” touches to the 134 rooms and suites of the hotel, following the completion of its stunning bathrooms last year. Harris, who has been working with the hotel since its development in 1998, has delivered a distinguished design whilst managing to retain its original charming alpine character. The design is specifically reflective of the Central Otago landscape, and highlights
the sense of cocooning and serenity within the location. Hotel St Moritz General Manager is pleased with the end result and is certain that the recent renovations will continue to elevate the boutique hotel in the luxury market. “Hotel St Moritz’s unique personality is perfectly matched with the open-minded character of the MGallery by Sofitel brand, and I’m delighted with how Stewart [Harris] has animated our personality with this design,” she says. “Stewart’s design embodies the style, stories and allure of Queenstown, with a whimsical twist.” The refurbishment includes a warm décor of locally inspired artworks, an autumnal colour scheme and cream herringbone woollen throws in each suite. Modern wet bars stand in place of the previous conventional kitchenettes, albeit standard functional appliances remain such as toasters and microwaves, as well as each suite now featuring a Nespresso machine for the coffee enthusiast.
Enhanced cabling and high-speed internet ensures visitors stay connected to the outside world with ease. Furthermore, brand-new Smart TV’s in each suite add another whole level of entertainment possibilities for guests. Hotel St Moritz is New Zealand’s only MGallery by Sofitel property – AccorHotels’ collection of 75 boutique hotels around the world – and AccorHotels’ Senior Vice President Operations, New Zealand, Fiji and Polynesia Gillian Millar says, “Hotel St Moritz in Queenstown embodies the understated luxury of the brand, and this tremendous refurbishment reinforces that.”
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The Fireside Love Menu The Fireside Love Menu includes a luxurious Treetops Lodge Room overnight, a bottle of Bollinger Champagne and chocolate dipped fruits on arrival, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, and a 5 course Estate-to-Plate themed dinner fireside in the Lodge’s Library, or GreatHall, full breakfast and the thoughtful ‘afters’ of a late 1pm checkout. Plus, open fireplace and jacuzzi anyone? Escape offers: • Overnight accommodation in a Treetops Lodge Room, stay 2 nights or more and we guarantee to upgrade you to a Treetops Luxury Villa with its own fireplace and jacuzzi. • Welcome bottle of Bollinger Champagne and chocolate dipped fruits • Pre-dinner drink and canapés
• Upgrade to romantic 5 course gourmet Estate-to-Plate themed fireside dinner • Full gourmet breakfast • Late checkout to 1pm • One Treetops Signature Experience of either Maori Food Trail*, Wild Food Cooking School* or 4WD Estate Safari* per couple per night
Rates: $1162 inc. GST per couple per night. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: *Signature Experiences are a group activity and rostered daily, if your first choice of experience is unavailable during your stay or you wish a private experience they can be pre-booked at NZ$175 plus GST per person. Package subject to availability and change, valid to 31 October 2017
Two-Night Luxury Wilderness Adventure Your Wilderness Adventure starts with a hike to our gorgeous Bridal Veil Waterfall, with a gourmet backpack picnic and bottle of New Zealand wine. Incorporated is either a morning at our Wild Food Cooking School, a 4WD Safari to see the game and produce, or exploring the Maori Food Trail with a chef-expert. Included is gourmet breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapés and a five-course Estate-to-Plate dinner, created from our estate reared game, animals, wild produce and organic gardens. Escape offers: • Two nights’ accommodation upgraded to a Treetops Luxury Villa with own fireplace and jacuzzi • Pre-dinner drink and canapés • 5 course gourmet Estate-to-Plate dining nightly with one night upgrade to chefs table • Full gourmet breakfast
• Gentle hike to the Bridal Veils water fall with gourmet backpack picnic lunch inclusive bottle New Zealand wine • Two Treetops Signature Experiences of either Maori Food Trail*, Wild Food Cooking School* or 4WD Estate Safari*
Rate: $1162 inc. GST per couple per night – two-night minimum stay. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Minimum 2-night booking | *Signature Experiences are a group activity and rostered daily, if your first choice of experience is unavailable during your stay or you wish a private experience they can be pre-booked at NZ$175 plus GST per person. Package subject to availability and change valid to 31 October 2017
School-Holiday Family Wilderness Adventures For three memorable family nights, share school holiday wilderness adventures amidst 2,500 acres of 800-year old native forest. Educational and fun, on-estate and included activities include a Maori Food Trail, a 4WD Wildlife Safari and Kids’ Cooking School. For a supplement, there’s even lessons in archery, fly-fishing and a helicopter flight to see a genuine live volcano. Children under 12 stay free and eat free plus you can add an interconnected second Treetops Luxury Villa for just 50%. Escape offers: • Three nights’ accommodation upgraded to a Treetops Luxury Villa on booking featuring fireplace and jacuzzi • Pre-dinner drink and canapés each night • 5 course gourmet Estate-to-Plate dining nightly, children eat free off children’s menu with early evening private family meals – age appropriate • Full gourmet breakfast daily • Treetops Signature Experiences are included; Maori
Food Trail*, Kids Wild Food Cooking School* and 4WD Estate Safari* • Children’s snacks and drinks tray are complimentary during stay • Children under 12 years (0-11 yrs.) stay free in room with parents – sofa bed and/or rollaway/cot or50% off standard rate interconnecting Treetops Luxury Villa (max 2A or 2C twin share)
Rates: $3486 inc. GST for three-night package TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Minimum three-night package | *Signature Experiences are a group activity and rostered daily, if your first choice of experience is unavailable during your stay or you wish a private experience they can be pre-booked at NZ$175 plus GST per person. Children must be 5 years or older and activities do not exceed 1.5 hours. Parents must accompany children on the Signature Experiences | Archery, fly-fishing and additional activities plus a helicopter flights POA. Package subject to availability and change, min three-nightstay, valid to 31 October 2017
Ultimate Hobbiton & Treetops Middle Earth Adventure Ultimate adventure for those who believe in Hobbits! Combine three nights at Middle Earth’s Treetops Lodge upgraded to a Treetops Luxury Villa, with breakfast and 5 course Estate-to-Plate dinner each evening, a private tour of nearby Hobbiton and two award winning TreetopsSignature Experiences and a gourmet picnic lunch at the stunning Bridal Veil Falls. Kids stay and eat free* Escape offers: • Three nights’ accommodation upgraded to a Treetops Luxury Villa on booking featuring own fireplace and jacuzzi • Pre-dinner drink and canapés each night • 5 course gourmet Estate-to-Plate dining nightly, with early evening private family meals – age appropriate • Full gourmet breakfast daily • Private Hobbiton Tour of 2-hour duration, max 4 people included. (Does not include transfers, however can be arranged by chauffeur drive or helicopter) • Two Treetops Signature Experiences are included;
either Maori Food Trail*, Wild Food Cooking School*or 4WD Estate Safari* • Gentle hike to the Bridal Veils water fall with gourmet backpack picnic lunch incl bottle New Zealand wine • Children’s snacks and drinks are complimentary during stay • Children under 12 years (0-11 yrs.) stay free in room with parents – sofa bed and/or rollaway/cot or 50% off standard rate interconnecting Treetops Luxury Villa (max 2A or 2C twin share)
Rates: from NZ$4236 Inc. GST for three-night package TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Minimum 3-night booking | Max 4 people included in Hobbiton Tour (additional people can be added POA). (Does not include transfers from the lodge and return to Hobbiton, however can be arranged by chauffeur drive or helicopter | *Signature Experiences are a group activity and rostered daily, if your first choice of experience is unavailable during your stay or you wish a private experience they can be pre-booked at NZ$175 plus GST per person | Children must be 5 years or older and activities do not exceed 1.5 hours Parents must accompany children on the Signature Experiences | Archery, fly-fishing and additional activities plus a helicopter flights POA. Package subject to availability and change, min 3 nights, valid to 31 October 2017
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Interiors are by Virginia Fisher, the New Zealand lodge designer, and feature her signature expansive spaces, huge log fireplaces, vista windows, stunning designer details, furnished terraces and sensational bathrooms. “My vision was a baronial feel of lush textures – velvet, fox fur, brass and copper – but upon modern calm of whitewash, light and airy,” commented Ms. Fisher.
• Uber-luxury escape in a junior suite (stay two nights and we will upgrade you to the calm sophistication of a One-Bedroom Villa), pre-dinner drinks and canapés, Estate-to-Plate five-course gourmet dinner and full breakfast. PLUS your stay offers exceptional complimentary inclusions of:
A world-class restaurant using produce reared from the private 2,000 ha owner’s estate adheres to the ‘Estate to Plate’ organic philosophy where possible, matched of course with New Zealand and the world’s best wines. Complementing the internationally recognised Jack Nicklaus golf course is a resort offering excellent in-lodge and villa entertainment facilities, Prescriptive Organics Spa specialising in organic wellness treatments including their estate-sourced Signature Spa Experience – the Manuka Honey Body Scrub and Massage. There are tennis courts and opening late spring, an infinity swimming pool. The Lodge at Kinloch features sparkling one-bedroom junior suites and luxurious one and two-bedroom villas in an exclusive, landscaped setting with views over the course to Lake Taupo, the scenic hub of the central North Island. Inspired to harmonize with the magnificent 18-hole lakeside links by Jack Nicklaus, the villas were designed by Andrew Patterson, perhaps New Zealand’s best internationally known and published architect.
• Champagne and Chocolate Truffles; a bottle of Bollinger chilled and waiting in your suite or villa on arrival with house-made chocolate truffles. OR • Two rounds of golf on the Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course (cart not included). OR • Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand’s most popular day hike. Includes picnic backpack lunch and beverages for two people* Stay two nights and receive an upgrade to a beautiful One-Bedroom Villa with oak floors, open fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the stunning view.
Special offer: $505 plus GST per person per night (twin share) Valid until 31 October 2017 TERMS & CONDITIONS: Subject to availability. Upgrade to One-Bedroom Villa guaranteed on booking. *Transfers to/from Tongaririo Alpine Crossing not included. Private guide POA.
261 Kinloch Road, Taupo, New Zealand, Phone +64 7 377 8482, firstname.lastname@example.org www.thekinlochclub.com
The Black Swan Hotel, a haven of luxury ‘LUXURIOUS, SERENE, SEXY AND STYLISH’ DESCRIBES AN EXPERIENCE MANY DREAM ABOUT; HOWEVER FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE IT’S A DREAM THAT COMES TRUE AT THE BLACK SWAN BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND DAY SPA.
ach sense, from sight to smell, is enriched from the moment one sets foot upon the Black Swan’s beautifully appointed 5-star property, and unforgettable setting on Rotorua’s lakefront. Designed to create a modern and luxurious atmosphere, the Black Swan accommodates the perfect fusion of sophistication and contemporary chic throughout its eight guest rooms. Each of the eight rooms offer breathtaking views over the lakefront or gardens, and come with the usual amenities of a 5-star hotel, including air conditioning and individual fireplaces, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay throughout all seasons. The hardest choice one may face at The Black Swan is which room to choose from: The Lakefront Room, Lakeview Room or Poolview Room. With expansive grounds, rose gardens, and stunning scenery, the Black Swan offers the true oasis of calm, while being only 5 minutes away from Rotorua’s city central. Whether one wishes to indulge themselves in the Black Swan’s luxurious facilities such as their swimming pool, sauna and spa pools to venture out and explore Rotorua in a private jetty, or go on a helicopter sightseeing trip, there is something for everyone to savor at the Black Swan. After a day of relaxation or adventure, one can opt to dine at the Black Swan while overlooking the lake and indulging in a menu of Pacific Fusion delicacies. For those truly special
“With expansive grounds, rose gardens, and stunning scenery, the Black Swan offers the true oasis of calm.” occasions the option of private dining is available upon request. With more than an acre of mature gardens, the Black Swan is also the perfect venue for intimate weddings, special occasions, board meetings and small conferences. The main building features numerous meeting room options including the dining room and conservatory. It should also be noted that occasions which book all eight guest rooms, give guests’ exclusive use of the full hotel & grounds. Disappear to one of New Zealand’s hidden gems, a place where dreams come true. Disappear for a while to the Black Swan Hotel, a haven of luxury.
171 Kawaha Point Road, Kawaha Point, Rotorua, New Zealand +64 7 346 3602 blackswanhotel.co.nz
Destination Rarotonga! IT’S ALWAYS GREAT EXPLORING PLACES TASTING, SEEING AND DOING NEW THINGS.
arotonga – off the grid, warm, relaxing and so much to do...
Must Do’s • Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruises & Koka Tours these lagoon tours are entertaining, relaxing & so much fun. A definite might do! • Highland Paradise Cultural Night learn the history of the Rarotongan dance, clothing food & heritage. Amazing night out! Shopping • Goldmine Jewellery - Large selection of beautiful jewellery from the famous Rarotongan black pearl to Karen Walker jewellery at extremely good prices.
• Punanga Nui Cultural market - on every Saturday - not to be missed! Drinks • Lots of cocktails everywhere however try - locally made Square Sun RAP’A handcrafted coconut & banana liqueur purchase from the Saturday Market or directly from Koteka Winery, Muri. Eating Out • Sails Restaurant in Muri has the best view of the lagoon & serves a Taste of Cook Islands dish worth having - ‘Rau Rau Platter’. • Wilsons Beach Bar @ Castaway Resort - Great Yakitori with a lagoon view! Transportation • Hire a scooter or car from Polynesian
Rental & Bike Hire this is the easiest way to get around the island. The scooter is so much fun to zip around on! Accommodation • Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas is your perfect luxury escape, superb attention to detail, island simplicity and supreme style. • Te Vakaroa sets new accommodation standards in the Cook Islands with their sophisticated contemporary design. • Nautilus Resort Rarotonga is a beachfront resort set against a beautiful mountain backdrop. Leave the real world behind and immerse yourself in a tropical island oasis.
Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes POLYNESIAN RENTAL CARS & BIKES HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF VEHICLES FOR EVERYONE.
he 100% locally owned and operated company boasts Mini Cooper convertibles, compact cars, vans, scooters and bicycles. These are available at five convenient locations on Rarotonga: Edgewater Resort, Muri Beach, Aroa (opposite the Rarotongan Beach Resort), and Downtown Avarua next to the Police headquarters. Rarotonga International Airport also has cars and vans ready to pick you up on arrival. Additionally, Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes offer a free pickup service from all accommodation on Rarotonga during office hours, and roadside assistance 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week.
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Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruise
THE #1 CRUISE IN RAROTONGA
THE PERFECT WAY TO UNWIND AFTER ARRIVING IN RAROTONGA
n arrival at the Beach Kiosk at Muri Beach, you are welcomed by the pulsating beats of traditional Cook Island drums and the strumming of ukuleles accompanied by the crew singing traditional songs, which is just a taste of what is on offer for the day! The scenery of Muri Lagoon is stunning. The beautiful crystal clear turquoise lagoon which surrounds four small nearby islands called Motu’s and the long white sandy beach of Muri are just breathtaking. All the crew are friendly, entertaining, funny and laid back. They ensure you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. “I would highly recommend Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruises to anyone visiting Rarotonga, it is great for families and children of all ages”.
FOR A FUN FILLED DAY OUT ON THE SPARKLING WATERS OF RAROTONGA
LAGOON CRUIZES WATER SPORTS HIRE
+682 27350 captaintamas.com
The Black Pearl Goldmine
GOLDMINE, THE TOP JEWELLERY STORE IN THE COOK ISLANDS IS RENOWNED FOR THEIR BLACK PEARL JEWELLERY.
he stunning Black Pearl from Manihiki Lagoon in the Northern Cook Islands is a rarity gifted from nature. The Black Pearl comes in silver toned greens, iridescent pink, gold & blue and midnight black. Goldmine offers other jewels of the Pacific, such as the stunning Polynesian style rings available in Gold, Silver, Amber, Opal, Coral and Jade. As well as gold and silver chains and charms, wedding, engagement and dress rings. Encapsulate yourself in amongst the treasures of the sea, and redefine your sense of luxury.
+682 24823 rarotongablackpearls.com
GOLDMINE SPECIALISES IN BLACK PEARL JEWELLERY.
+682 24823 rarotongablackpearls.com
Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas
A STAY AT CRYSTAL BLUE LAGOON VILLAS IS THE VERY BEST IN LUXURY STYLE.
arotonga, hub of the Cook Islands, remains unspoilt, devoid of traffic lights, McDonald’s and buildings any taller than a coconut tree. Jungleclad mountains cascade to sparkling aquatic lagoon playgrounds, and there’s plenty to do and see, from the bright waterfront town of Avarua to the magic of Muri Lagoon and beyond. As the island is only 32km around, it’s easy to get everywhere, and you’ll fall in love with the laid back lifestyle. At Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas peace and quiet is the natural norm and each stylishly designed luxury villa has Muri Lagoon or ocean views. Catering for the romantic as easily as for groups of friends, or families, these villas complement the outdoors freedom of the beachfront.
The gated sanctuary provides only four large two-storey, two bedroom apartments. These utterly luxurious villas wrap around an impressive infinity pool which flows endlessly towards the tranquil clear waters of Muri Lagoon. The two Lagoon-view villas are 130m² while the two Beachfront villas are 175m². Each is furnished with home comforts, including two large beautifully appointed bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, stylish living areas, and a large private outdoor living space with its own Weber BBQ. Restaurants, cafes, lagoon cruises, aqua and vehicle hires, and night food markets are an easy five minute stroll. Don’t miss out on the Te Vara Nui Village spectacular Over-Water Night Show and Buffet, the authentic Rarotongan music and dance cultural
“These utterly luxurious villas wrap around an impressive infinity pool which flows endlessly towards the tranquil clear waters of Muri Lagoon.” performance by flaming torchlight. Robyn, your friendly, welcoming Crystal Blue Lagoon property manager is a great source of information about what to do and see on the island. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday from Espresso coffee machine and filtered safe-to-drink UV treated water is all part of the service. Crystal Blue Lagoon luxury villa rates include fresh tropical fruit in your villa, a breakfast-starter hamper on arrival, a starter Wifi voucher, daily servicing (excluding Sundays and public holidays), snorkelling equipment for the duration of your stay, and more. Experience us!
+682 55720 email@example.com crystalbluelagoonvillas.com
Highland Paradise PROUDLY CELEBRATING 30 YEARS
idden in the dense bush for nearly 200 years, Maungaroa Mountain (meaning Long Mountain) was the ancient tribal settlement of the High Chief Tinomana Ariki and his people. When he and his tribe converted to Christianity during the early 1820’s, they abandoned their mountain fortress and settled on the coastline of Arorangi, Rarotonga, where they continue to reside. It was during the early 1980’s Raymond Pirangi Senior, a visionary subchief, set his sights on this once secluded mountain hideaway which he shared with his beloved wife Emma. He publicly promised to rebuild a thriving legacy for their young family, for the district of Arorangi and the people of Rarotonga. With the site based 600ft above sea level in the dense bush of the Maungaroa Mountain Valley, this was no
easy task. He sought village and tribal approval and with limited equipment and machinery, began clearing bush, constructing access roads, tapping a natural water supply and connecting power. The dream began to take shape and with Raymond’s candid personality and Emma’s green fingers on July 29, 1987, Highland Paradise opened her gates. The first guided day tours included an exploration of the restored ancient village and botanical gardens. Sadly, the dream was cut short, in 1997 when Raymond fell ill and passed away. With her soul mate gone Emma returned to her provisions store on the coast. Before long, the gardens and dense bush became overgrown and Highland Paradise reverted back into hiding. Thirteen years later, in 2000, Teuira the daughter of the founder returned from New Zealand and decided that the legacy must go on and single-
handedly began the laborious task of rebuilding Highland Paradise to its former glory. Without financial backing and the inability to mortgage on sacred land, she was forced to seek alternative means to begin restoring the site. She sought the assistance of a close network of friends and mentors. It was at this point, that the Highland Paradise Cultural Centre was born and the vision continued.
Paradise CULTURAL CENTER
KA’ARA ISLAND NIGHT Island Night Includes: Free Cocktail or Juice, Interactive Village Tour, Marae Visit, Traditional Umu Feast, Cultural Show, Free Transfers.
MONDAY | WEDNESDAY | FRIDAY BOOKINGS: +682 21924 OR +682 50567 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.highlandparadise.co.ck
most awarded CULTURAL ATTRACTION!
TANOA TUSITALA (SAMOA)
TANOA TUSITALA (SAMOA) & TANOA INTERNATIONAL DATELINE (TONGA) are centrally located in the CBD hub, featuring indoor conference venues, boardrooms, private staging marquees, and banquet/cocktail areas. So – if you’ve got a conference for up to 200 people or are looking for an outdoor venue for up to 800 people, Tanoa is your perfect conference option in the pacific islands. WWW.TANOAHOTELS.COM
Tips for a sublime time in Vanuatu
AFTER MUCH ANTICIPATION, IT’S HOLIDAY TIME! YOU’RE ALL BOOKED FOR YOUR GETAWAY TO VANUATU, AND NOW ALL THAT’S LEFT IS TO PACK AND PLAN YOUR ITINERARY.
acking for Vanuatu doesn’t just require throwing summer clothes into a suitcase. There are a few things that can specifically help your holiday remain stress-free, especially if you’re embarking on a few adventures only available in this relaxing holiday destination.
mozzie repellant, waterproof plasters, and, of course, aloe vera gel in case of sunburn!
What will you need to pack for Vanuatu? Firstly, more than one swimsuit will be needed as you’ll most likely be dipping your feet into more saltwater than fresh.
Port Vila is both the capital and largest city in Vanuatu. There’s the famous Vila Outdoor Markets full of colourful vendors, fresh local fruits and handmade arts and crafts. Browse the range of vibrant exotic dresses and pick your favourite as a souvenir.
Secondly, ample sun protection is another necessity. The sun shines more often than not in Vanuatu, with average temperatures hitting 28°C during the summer months. Make sure you’ve got water-resistant sunblock and a few light shirts that cover your arms. If you’re going out sailing or fishing, these longsleeved shirts can both protect you from the sun and also ward off the chill from the open seas. You have to remember that Vanuatu is a remote tropical island, so not all medication will be readily available. A basic first aid kit will be extremely useful to have on-hand, complete with
What can you do in Vanuatu? Whether you’re happy with a good book and a spot of sun, or have a taste for adventure, you’ll never be wanting for anything to do in Vanuatu!
For those more actively inclined, there’s Mount Yasur, ready for conquering. It definitely is a must-visit, whether you’re eager to climb the 361-metre high summit or prefer to take picturesque views of it on the horizon. Scuba and snorkeling are also iconic island activities that you should try out. Make sure to hire or invest in some reef shoes to complete your day off with a romantic evening walk on the beach.
+64 9 373 3435 airvanuatu.com
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