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ello Christchurch and Metropol readers. I am excited to have taken the editorial reins of such a well-loved iconic lifestyle magazine and have already started exploring this beautiful vibrant city and its wider environs. I am especially looking forward to meeting those who call Christchurch home, and discovering what makes it so special for each one of you. This issue looks at those seeking to escape the city for a scenic or adventurous holiday, maybe soaking in Hanmer’s hot pools, sliding down the slopes at Mt Hutt, or hitting a mountain trail to get in some biking. Of course, now the Trans-

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Tasman bubble has opened, overseas travel is another option, but we will save our ideas on that until the next issue. Earlier this week TVNZ’s The Apprentice Aotearoa burst into life on our screens with none-other than local businessman Mike Pero in the CEO hotseat. Metropol caught up with him for a chat about Circulation his new role, and Metropol just how tough it is. Also in this issue we talked to The Breeze Breakfast Show host Hilary Muir about life, love and making waves, check out the latest in health, beauty and fashion, ABC AUDITED PRINTER AUDITED and showcase all our usual �dd��������r���������e���ered sections. Enjoy your read! Lynda Papesch


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Hilary Muir breezes into our interview. Bright, bubbly and full of life; just as she sounds on her morning radio shows. By the time we meet, she’s already done her early morning start at The Breeze, and most of a full day, yet the enthusiasm hasn’t dimmed.


nthusiasm for people, for life and for causes are what keep Hilary on the go. She’s always been a people person and her various roles reflect that. Breakfast show presenter, popular MC, marriage celebrant, funeral celebrant, mother, friend and confidante. And she loves a good anecdotal story. Those who tune into her show regularly know all this, enjoying the banter between Hilary and co-host Fitzy (Dave Fitzgerald) and their choice of topics. She adores radio and its people dynamic. “I wake up in the morning, bounce out of bed and make the most of the day. I love people, company and radio.” Thirty-seven years’ radio experience hasn’t dimmed her joie de vie; she’s still eager to hit the airwaves each morning, seeing every day as an opportunity to bring to life on radio the lives of Cantabrians. “There’s so much choice whether it is people or topics. Whatever we talk about is relatable to our listeners.” Originally from the deep south – Invercargill and then Dunedin – Hilary has been with The Breeze since its inception two decades ago this year. She has always worked in radio – 15

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years in Dunedin, including seven years also reading news on Regional television, two of which were with Jim Mora, and a parenting programme on TV called Parent Time. “I’ve always worked with male DJs; it’s an awesome contrast,” she explains, naming James Daniels and latterly Fitzy as her most recent co-hosts. Christchurch stole her heart several years ago and for Hilary it is home. “It’s such an evolving place; I really love the people. They have so many stories to tell and some have been through so much, yet they still stand strong and proud of their city. There’s a real courage amongst the people here.” Work hard but take time out to relax is part of her personal ethos. Time out is spent relaxing with family and friends, and holidaying in her regular go-to destination of Kaiteriteri in Nelson Tasman. For the last 20 years she has spent summer holidays staying at the same bach and loving its simplicity. “No dishwasher, no wifi, everyone takes their own linen and it’s so close to Breakers Beach. A perfect holiday bach.” Then it’s back to Christchurch, swapping ocean waves for radio waves, and the beach for The Breeze.

one on one I wake up in the morning, bounce out of bed and make the most of the day. I love people, company and radio

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Guitar legend rocks on WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

The first international performer in 12 months to cross the Trans-Tasman border without quarantine, Australian journeyman John Butler is bringing his music to Christchurch this month. The guitar-roots rock legend will front the John Butler Trio (JBT) in its only South Island concert at the iconic Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch on Saturday, May 15.

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he multi-award-winning artist was to have headlined the Bluesfest at Byron Bay earlier this year, until Covid-19 canned that. The group’s seventh studio album HOME debuted at number one on the ARIA Charts and was nominated for Best Independent Blues & Roots Album at the 2019 AIR Awards. John is a journeyman from way back. “I started playing the guitar when I was 16, and I’m 43 now,” he recalls. “I began busking instrumental songs when I was 21. As a teenager I used to write songs just for myself, so it took me a while to make my first demo tape. I remember the first person who asked me for a tape came back two or three times – and when I still didn’t have one, she walked away shaking her head. I realised at that point that I really had to get off my butt and do it.” That first cassette sold over 3500 copies – a number that a fair few signed artists would be happy with, let alone a busker. Many performers would have stopped right there, content to jam their youth away, but Butler knuckled down to building a profile. “It was a gradual progression from busking to playing in bars and clubs,” he remembers. “I did gigs in the week and busked at the weekends, but as more and more gigs came along, I just wasn’t around to busk anymore. I had all these songs written, so I decided to share my act with

drums and bass and formed the John Butler Trio.” Butler’s recorded catalogue has paved the way to major success, although he has never rested on his laurels. In the mid-2000s he set up his label plus a charitable organisation – The Seed Fund – which provides grants to artists and musicians. His involvement in a long list of environmental campaigns is as integral to Butler as his music. “Ah, don’t get me started!” he chuckles. “I’m laughing here, because otherwise I’d have to cry. The hydraulic fracking that’s going on in Australia and the UK and USA is out of control, and completely evil. They’re messing with our water now, and I like clean water and clean air. Does that make me a fundamentalist? I don’t think so. At least the environment is a mainstream issue now, not a left-leaning concern as it used to be. Personally, I pick and choose where I can be involved, and where I can be most potent to a campaign.” Add Butler’s perspective and worldview to the new songs on HOME and it’s no wonder that they add up to such an immersive experience. Crowd-stirring anthems feature in the form of Tahitian Blue and Running Away, as well as atmospheric drones in Wade in The Water. If you’re looking for big country-rock sounds, look no further than Miss Your Love.

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Arriba, arriba! Latin festivities! Cantabrians are set to get a taste of South American culture later this year when the Latin Street Festival “explodes” into central Christchurch later this year. Performers, artists, street food, live music and more is on the agenda for the exciting event.

cheduled for October 31, the event promises “an explosion of Latin cultural celebration,” and is supported by Christchurch City Council. It features live dance and music performances, cuisine and crafts to engage locals in authentic Latin and Hispanic culture. It is the second rendition of the festival, after a successful first run delivered “a full Latino experience in the heart of Christchurch” in November. It was held in Cathedral Square, which is earmarked for the second event, too. Event organisers say the local Latin American community is growing significantly in Christchurch, which is attracting more locals to join in cultural activities like Latin dance, or to experience Latin cuisine and language. Visitors will be able to participate in dance workshops, create arts and crafts, and connect with the language and food of Latin and Hispanic Heritage. Event organiser Denise Lovato was born in Argentina and wanted to bring a slice of her heritage to Christchurch. She is also organising more Latin events, with the Latin American and Spanish film festival later this year, too. The free event is in conjunction with the University of Canterbury and The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and will run from October 27 to 31. Visit for more information about the Latin Street Festival, and other ways to experience South American culture without needing to leave the city.

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Firing K st Most of us have seen his beaming smile on real estate hoardings and advertisements, and now Mike Pero takes centre stage weekly on TVNZ 1’s The Apprentice, Aotearoa.


ero definitely knows business – he should do, given he’s made many millions of dollars for his companies. Aged 31 he launched the mortgage broking business that still bears his name and 20 years later expanded into real estate sales. The winner of multiple business awards, he’s a motorcycle enthusiast and a six-time National Motor Cycle Road Racing champion. And now a television star! The prominent business mogul heads a team of advisors in The Apprentice, pitting contestants against one another in challenges to test their business acumen. The first episode aired last week and although the trademark smile makes an appearance, Pero’s final words to failed contestants are still the familiar “… you’re fired.” That said, the boardroom bullying that is a trademark of the original Donald Trump series in the USA, and Lord Sugar’s UK style too, has disappeared as Pero, and his advisors Cassie Roma and Justin Tomlinson, take a more “Kiwi” approach. “I made it clear that my appearance on the show was conditional upon me not fitting the same description given to Trump and Lord Sugar. The producers Great Southern TV agreed that I could say what I liked, within reason, and run the boardroom as I felt necessary. The only prerequisite was I had to lose at least one candidate per episode.” His style is to offer constructive, educational and inspiring advice to those on the show and at home to apply to their own business endeavours. He’s there to bring out the best in them. “Yes, I have the difficult task of dismissing one candidate each episode and that was difficult, even from the first episode.

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“I would go home feeling quite sad after a firing. The standard of candidates was so high. “My last three words to all candidates was “[name] … you’re fired!” I can still remember those words to each and every one of them. I’d like to add to those words and say “[name], you’re fired, from this show, but you’re going to continue to be a success. Go away now and show the world how good you really are – I hope we meet again!” As to what he personally looks for in an upand-coming business executive: “Like most Kiwi CEOs, all you want are good hard working team members that believe in fair trading, honesty, effort, commitment, drive and loyalty. “The easiest way to succeed, I believe, is to recruit the right type of people from the beginning. You need people you can rely upon and people that will think like you – preferably smarter than you. They will be self-motivated and capable of making good decisions that bring value to the organisation.” Age, gender, religion and nationality have no bearing on success, he says. “I have employed all types – from teens to 70-year-olds, a number of religions and various cultures. With youth you can get fresh ideas and entrepreneurs that haven’t had a fall yet, but at the other end of the table I have found the wisdom that comes with age. The mature approach, often more cautious and not out there trying to earn a stripe. Women also bring a special intuition and a special sense that many men don’t have. “I always advocated at least one woman (or more) on a board. They tend not to be too focused on egos. We men are always out to prove a point.”

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Kiwi tyle I always advocated at least one woman (or more) on a board. They tend not to be too focused on egos. We men are always out to prove a point

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Why do we have pets?


“I am certain that almost as soon as man began to walk this earth, we also began our long association with other creatures. These encounters soon developed into close animal-human relationships that we would describe today as having pets,” says Geoff Mehrtens of the Wigram Vet and The Good Dog Spa.


here are images from cave dwellers that depict early domestication of horses and dogs,” he adds. “Humans are sociable beings who thrive with healthy social interactions. Unfortunately, modern society leaves many of us exposed to loneliness and stress. Covid-19 has accelerated this problem for some and has touched even the most resilient and well balanced of us in the past year.” Geoff says that veterinarians have seen a strong trend in people valuing their pets even more as they grapple with the huge

global ramifications of Covid-19. “Lockdown is much more bearable when we have our favourite moggy snuggled up in bed with us. The overwhelmingly positive attitudes of dogs uplift our spirits daily and let us restock our depleted happiness reserves. “As a veterinarian, I am in one of the most privileged positions in society where I and our team can intervene daily to help these pets that mean so much to us. Such job satisfaction is not found by everyone.” Recently Geoff caught up with Buddy, a working sheepdog from the West Coast. He suffered potentially life-threatening

injuries in a tractor accident but today is back running in the surf on his daily swim at the beach. “His owners spent more money than was economically sensible on his pelvis rebuild and I feel honoured to have been involved with his treatment,” says Geoff. “He became a favourite of the nurses and the physio. Even the day-care girls and the groomers got to know him. It was quite emotional for us to see him again. “Pets give us so much love and affection and demand almost nothing in return. We are lucky to have them.”

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Awesome road trips WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

New research has revealed that the Great Ocean Road in Australia is the most beautiful road trip route in the world according to Instagram data. Others at the top of people’s bucket lists include Big Sur in California, and the United Arab Emirates’ Jebel Hafeet.


any people are still wary of international travel and staycations are continuing to rise, however travellers can tick off their bucket lists without leaving the comfort of their car. Researchers anaylsed more than seven million Instagram hashtags associated with the world’s most popular road trip destinations, calculating how many

Instagram pictures are shared per kilometre of the journey; the country with the most Instagram posts per mile being crowned the most picturesque in the world. The results reveal that Australia’s Great Ocean Road (pictured) is considered the most beautiful road trip route in the world; covering 253km of road in the ‘land down under,’ with an impressive 1,321,570

hashtagged images of it on Instagram. That equates to nearly 5224 photographs per kilometre. Stretching alongside the south-eastern coast of Australia between the cities of Torquay and Allansford, the beautiful route was constructed in 1932 and has continued to be one of the most popular tourist excursions in Australia.

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Nelson Tasman’s Great Taste Cycle Trail. PHOTO Dean McKenzie

The beauty of winter WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

Glistening ski slopes, temperate hot pools, wining and dining by an open fire are all hallmarks of an awesome autumn or winter holiday in our own glorious country. You don’t even need to stray far from home with a bounty of activities and attractions within easy reach of Christchurch. The following pages list some of Metropol’s top picks for your next South Island staycation.

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Christchurch is such a central South Island location that like the tentacles of an octopus, many roads lead out of it to exciting destinations within a short driving span. Half a day’s drive will take you to Nelson Tasman, Marlborough, the West Coast, Central Otago and Southland. A few less and you can be in Akaroa, Hanmer Springs or Kaikoura in time for morning tea if you depart early enough. As a region, Canterbury has so much to offer all ages and budgets. For skiers there are 24 ski fields within easy reach. For hikers and bikers there are plenty of trails to head out on, foodies and wine buffs are spoilt for choice and so too are couples looking for a romantic get-away. Canterbury and its surrounding environs are indeed your oyster!

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Canterbury’s Waimakariri and Hurunui districts are located between Christchurch and Kaikoura and across to Hanmer Springs. This North Canterbury region serves up the full menu of New Zealand attractions. Meet the people putting the region on New Zealand’s wine and food map, take in the panoramic views, cycle or walk the Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail, let your hair loose on a jetboat, cast your rod and catch your dinner, carve up the wild surf if you dare, or schuss down a pristine piste. It’s all there for the doing!

Awesome Akaroa Home to rare Hector’s dolphins, Akaroa is southeast of Christchurch. The area boasts its own beach on the eastern shore of Akaroa Harbour, a museum where visitors and locals can read about the town’s development, especially its 19th-Century British and French colonial history, and many exciting excursion opportunities. Take the car, head out on a cycle trail, hop on a sightseeing boat or a sea kayak or even opt for a scenic helicopter flight around Akaroa; it’s all ready and waiting for you. Some tour operators even leave from Christchurch, making it much easier to explore this seaside town.

Top of the south North of Kaikoura lie Marlborough and Nelson Tasman. Home to vineyard eateries and cellar doors, boutique brewers and gourmet restaurants, the Top of the South is a cornucopia for foodies. Activities abound including cycling the wine trails, hiring a boat and heading out into the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, taking a charter cruise, a ride in an historic airplane or visiting the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Other activities include exploring Abel Tasman National Park and scenic Golden Bay, skydiving over two islands, experiencing a white-water rush or taking a trip down memory lane at Nelson’s Classic Car Museum.

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Think laterally

Selwyn’s ski fields Stretching across the great Canterbury Plains from the Pacific Ocean on the east to Arthur’s Pass National Park the Southern Alps and bounded by the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers, Selwyn District has six boutique ski fields. From beginners to advanced skiers, the uncrowded slopes and great snow at Broken River, Cheeseman, Porters, Craigieburn, Temple Basin and Mt Olympus are dedicated to skiing in Selwyn.

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Cardrona Near Wanaka, Cardrona is all about insane rails, boxes, kickers, and halfpipes, while at the same time also offering beginners, intermediate and advanced runs on various sides of the ski area.

The Remarkables The majestic Remarkables Ski Field near Queenstown has everything from beginners and intermediate runs serviced by a six-seater express lift to slightly steeper intermediate runs serviced by three quad lifts, and some backcountry areas giving that “big mountain” feel.

Coronet Peak This high ski field towers above Queenstown and is often first to open in the area. What sets it apart from the rest is the night skiing every Friday and Saturday. Three chairlifts and one T-bar take you to many winding runs.

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Nothing says winter like snow. Crisp, sparkling and so very inviting for the myriad of skiers and snowboarders looking for adventure or a day out. With numerous ski fields in easy travel distance, Christchurch is indeed spoilt for choice. From powder to transitional, corduroy to hard pack, our slopes offer something for all levels. Here are some of Metropol’s suggestions for you to check out.

Mt Dobson


In the Tekapo area, club field Mt Dobson is a great place to learn with wide runs and lots of room to manoeuvre. A traverse from the top of the chairlift or T-bar will take you to some awesome advanced terrain, before getting back the groomed runs again.

Ohau Snow Fields is a familyrun commercial field in the MacKenzie High Country. Nestled between Ohau Range and the Ben Ohau, the 165 hectares of terrain includes a chairlift, poma tow and magic carpet servicing the mostly beginner to intermediate slopes.

Treble Cone The largest ski field on the South Island, and close to Wanaka, facilities include a six-seater express lift, quadlift, poma tow and magic carpet servicing 550 hectares. There are long cruisy runs to practise technique, while adventurous types will be served in the Saddle Basin and Summit slopes.

Mt Hutt Rising to 2,190 metres, Mt Hutt provides 365 hectares of ski field, complete with a six-seater chair lift taking people from the base all the way to the top of the field. With four terrain parks and even a few black runs to try, it’s good to go for all levels from beginners to advanced.

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Adventure, bikes & culture

If snow is not your style, there are a myriad other options for exciting winter escapes. Here are some of Metropol’s suggestions:


Only 1.5 hrs from Christchurch, Forest Lodge is nestled amongst some of New Zealand’s best skiing, as well as an onsite ice-rink, the lodge is a snow enthusiast’s dream! Ph: 03 318 8601 E: W: Forest Lodge, Mt Cheeseman Skifield Rd, Castle Hill

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Arthur’s Pass National Park Nature lovers, hikers and mountain climbers flock here to discover the magnificent flora, fauna and vistas of the Southern Alps. Spend some time in New Zealand’s highest township, Arthur’s Pass Village - the gateway to discovering this alluring mountainous area on foot. The scenic TranzAlpine train journey also stops here, en-route daily between Christchurch and Greymouth.

Castle Hill (Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area) Lake Coleridge For a high-country escape, and some great fishing, head to this picturesque setting. New Zealand’s first hydro lake and a famed fishing spot, Lake Coleridge and the surrounding area is home to everything from skiing, horse treks, farm tours and four-wheel driving to high country garden tours and golf, including the challenge of no. 10 at Terrace Downs High Country Resort.

The area is of special cultural, spiritual and historical significance to Ngai Tahu who named it Kura Tawhiti (treasure from afar). Hidden amongst the limestone outcrops are traces of 500-yearold charcoal drawings traditionally said to have been left by the Waitaha, the first people to travel through this area. These limestone rock formations are the water eroded remnants of limestone formed during the Oligocene age 30-40 million years ago.

Walks, biking and exploring Walking is a great way to explore all the corners of this stunning region. Or you can hop on a mountain bike; there are plenty of trails for the daring, alongside gentler options for those seeking a leisurely ride. Alternatively, canter through the backcountry on horseback or dart through jagged gorges by jet boat. Top walks to research are: Devils Punchbowl, Rakaia Gorge Walking Track, Washpen Falls, Cave Stream, and Harts Creek.

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A feminine perspective Law truly is an awesome profession! So says litigator Charlotte Houghton, a new partner at Anderson Lloyd.


member of the firm’s Christchurch-based litigation team, Charlotte recently became a partner shortly after a 12-month parental leave break with her second son. Her promotion (together with the appointment of three other female partners in 2021) puts Anderson Lloyd ahead, having the highest proportion of female equity partners of any large law firm in New Zealand. Her expertise is in contentious personal and corporate insolvency disputes, debt recovery and security enforcement. “I also advise on complex commercial disputes including disputes between directors, shareholders and trustees and disputes in relation to construction contracts.” A favourite aspect of her job is the opportunity to become

an expert in areas that she may not otherwise have been exposed to. “In big litigation files you often get to dive down into the detail of industries other than the law. For example, I have learnt a lot about farming, mining, construction and so many other things. “Another facet I enjoy is building relationships with clients. One of our values at Anderson Lloyd is to ‘keep it real’ which is about being authentic to the core and forming deep relationships. This is a value that resonates with me as I think we are in a position of privilege when it comes to representing our clients. “No one is particularly happy when they have to contact their litigation lawyer; they are stressed and often in very difficult situations, which we get

to help them through (and I love that). I love helping people and it allows me to draw on my psychology background as well.” Charlotte initially graduated university with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in psychology and education. Approaching the end of her degree, she was drawn to part of a psychology paper about the legal obligations on psychologists (around disclosure and the duty of confidentiality). “I found myself more interested in that than anything else I had studied. As I had already completed one degree, I was able to do first year law and part of second year law concurrently. I have never regretted that decision to follow my gut and study law.”

She’s happy to encourage others into law, although she adds that it should be for the right reasons. “It can be a hard profession to work in. Our clients often find disputes stressful and there can be tense moments. But helping them through that is very rewarding and as the saying goes: ‘if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life’.” Now Charlotte’s looking forward to building, expanding and strengthening her own practice and the firm’s litigation practice together with her litigation partners in Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin. Add to that raising “two good wee men” and running a few half marathons and that sums up her bucket list for the next few years. Metropol 13 May, 2021 23

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Pier Law’s recent merger with Strowan Law has brought in a wealth of experience and knowledge.


ier Law provides comprehensive, clientcentred legal services through the collective experience and expertise of lawyers, legal executives, and support staff. Following the recent merger with Strowan Law, they have enhanced their capabilities in the areas of law they are renowned for. Moreover, they now offer a wider range of services to Family Law clients including adoptions, care and contact arrangements for children, Oranga Tamariki matters, domestic violence,

guardianship disputes, orders preventing removal of child, paternity, relationship property matters and relocation, as well as a team of legal aid providers. They match each client and legal problem with the Pier Law team member(s) best suited to understanding and achieving the needs of the client and the situation. Pier Law are a firm that understands that what is valuable to clients is a mix of creative problem solving and practical advice.

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Urban tree plantings have been found to improve people’s mental and physical health, improve air quality, conserve water, preserve soil, and support wildlife.

icoh is a company committed to the environment and actively involved with planting thousands of urban native trees through its annual Big Green Day Out. This year’s plant-a-thon helped beautify Cranford Basin. Duane Smithson, Christchurch branch manager, says the day was an amazing success. “Staff volunteered their time to don gumboots, pick up spades and plant trees, assisted by their families, supporting organisations and of course our beloved Crusaders. It was a great opportunity to help shape and grow the new Northern Corridor of Christchurch.” Ricoh helps plant thousands of native trees annually throughout New Zealand. The environment and sustainability are among the company’s core values and it practises what it preaches. “A sustainable society is one that balances planet (the environment), people (society) and prosperity (our economic activities),” says Duane. “Whether that’s through improving our own business efficiencies, providing recycling for our machines and toners, supporting organisations championing green policies, or planting thousands of trees annually, we aim to lead businesses in being sustainable.”

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fashion, health & beauty Always remember to stay hydrated. Weleda 24h Hydrating Facial Cream

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Avoid dull and dry skin this winter, and look out for your head, shoulders, knees and toes with these skincare superstars. Metropol has your winter routine must-haves whether it’s for added Vitamin C or pre-ski, stay hydrated this chilly season.

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Creating brow beauty Some are born with great eyebrows, some achieve great eyebrows, and the rest of us have great eyebrows cosmetically tattooed upon us, preferably by Angela Millar, semipermanent eyebrow, eyeliner (and at the end of May) lips specialist at KM Surgical.


ngela’s brow and eyeliner work is bespoke to your face and desired look. Digital technology, together

with nano needling enables adjustable speed and needle configuration. Clients can achieve feathered, powdered,

ombre or a combination finish on their brows, and as with the eyeliner, the pigments can be placed further into the skin for a

stronger and longer lasting look, or with less depth for a softer look. Brow micro-pigmentation takes between two and twoand-a-half hours. The first hour is spent shaping the existing brow, mapping and drawing before the micro-pigmentation begins. Angela loves the fact that “perfect brows are with you throughout your day. You wake up with them, they go swimming with you or to the gym and out to dinner that night.” Angela’s work is also popular with clients with alopecia or who are going into a course of chemotherapy. Angela says clients are aged from 18 to 87 and choosing both subtle and bolder looks in brows and eyeliner. KM Surgical offers the fabulous advantage of also having laser and filler specialists on site. “We integrate to correct unsatisfactory work done elsewhere, and to combine all the client’s facial treatments,” Angela says. Plus, reassuringly, dermatologists are on site if there are medical constraints or skin imperfections.


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Reawaken your collagen Autumn and winter are great times to address the signs of ageing that are the most annoying, such as loose and sagging skin, and the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has Ultherapy® to do just that.


r Brigid Lee says that Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, noninvasive procedure that can lift and tighten the neck, chin and brow, and improve lines and wrinkles on the chest, without surgery or downtime. Ultherapy® uses precise micro-focused ultrasound technology with visualisation (MFU-V) to target the deep structural layers of the skin without disrupting the skin’s surface. It delivers a precisely controlled amount of ultrasound energy at the correct depth and temperature to stimulate collagen growth in the three targeted tissue levels. After a treatment, the body’s tissue repair process stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, creating a gradual lifting effect over the next three to six months.

With global ambassadors for Ultherapy ® such as Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow this nonsurgical procedure promises to kick-start the skin’s failing collagen and put it on high speed rewind to reverse the signs of ageing. Dr Lee says the ideal candidates are those who are in good physical condition, with mild to moderate skin laxity who are looking for a subtle and gradual improvement to the brow, cheek, jowl or neck areas. Or those just wishing to delay the signs of ageing! Ultherapy® lifts, sculpts and tightens the skin from the inside out, without surgery and with no downtime and it’s on special during May.



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Snuggling into soft, lush and luxe knits is a universally acknowledged joy of the cooler months. Layered over dresses, skirts, jeans and trousers, quality wearable knit jumpers, jerseys and cardigans are always a wardrobe winner. Metropol has you covered with this season’s picks of the knits.

Tonal palettes are trending. Country Road Knit Hooded Poncho and Collared Rib Dress in Barley

Monochrome with a twist. Paloma Wool Yinyang Sweater Cut it out. Oroton Button Front Crew Knit in Grey Marle

Preppy is back. Seed Heritage Cable Knit Cardigan

Toasty toes, thanks. Witchery Luxe Cable Knit Sock

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fashion Make a statement. Loewe Oversized Cropped MohairBlend Sweater

Fluffy indeed. Acne Studios Kanu Sweater from Workshop

All about layers. Cos Bubble Sleeve V-Neck Cardigan

Say bye to lint. Ruby Wool Comb

Rug up. Ruby Mohair Scarf

Sweater vests are a hit. Loulou Studios Monbasa Scarf Sweater from Workshop

Take care with your knits. Ms Brown Wool and Cashmere Wash

Snuggly feet are essential. Classic NZ x Karen Walker Slipper

Blanket or scarf? You decide. Stansborough for Karen Walker Blanket/Scarf

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Keep warm, stay chic. Marle Cait Cardi in Clover


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Fluff your brows ladies

Beauty trends take a significant turn this year. What was once an obsession, now makes us cringe. I’m talking about dramatic lashes that could pick you up and fly you away, highlighter that’s brighter than the sun and well, we can’t forget about overdrawn brows. This year however, it’s all about simplicity and we are all for it!

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luffy brows and natural, dewy looking skin are the go-to this season; a combination that will make you feel 10 years younger. Fluffy brows provide a subtle face lift as you are forcing your brow hairs to remain upwards, in turn, lifting your face (try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze for this). Natural and dewy looking skin underemphasises fine lines and wrinkles. Pair this look with a deep lip colour if you feel like showing off your adventurous side.



20s to 30s:

It’s still possible to even out your skin tone, hide blemishes and boost your skins appearance using a little bit of foundation; however, if you have some blemishes you would like to cover even more, use only a touch of concealer to do this. Dampen your brush or sponge using some water before applying liquid or cream products, this will help loosen up the texture and allow for a more airbrushed finish. Try the Too Faced Dew You Foundation - it’s magic in a bottle.

30s to 40s:

If hydrating sprays are not part of your makeup routine - you are missing out! Try the Mario Badescu Facial Sprays before, during and after your makeup application to help hydrate your skin. For an added benefit, spritz your foundation brush with some spray before applying your cream or liquid foundation, this will allow the foundation to sit on your skin so much better. You can use the same technique for cream or liquid bronzer too.


Avoid full coverage foundations as these tend to emphasise fine lines and wrinkles. Instead try a lighter coverage foundation such as the Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid Foundation - this is a favourite of ours! Apply a pea-sized amount or two to a foundation brush and gently blend it into your face (never use your hands to blend in foundation). For an added dewy effect, combine some foundation with your favourite moisturiser before applying it on your skin.


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Fashion Report









1. Cutler + Co., stylish casual corduroy winter wear, Leo Jacket in Lead, 2. The Fitting Room, shine in beautiful sunny autumn colours, Prima Donna Wild Flower Full Cup Bra and Briefs in Lemon Sorbet, 3. Matthews Eyewear Eyecare, add colour to brighten the darkest days, Face à Face Jackie 2, 4. Wink Shoe Store, walk the walk with panach, EOS Pollis Boot, 5. Marion & Co. Jewellery, scintillating sterling silver hand bling, Semi-Precious MultiStone Ring, 6. MVR Tailoring, pin these stripes to your suit for effortless style, Bespoke Suit.

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Snug and snappy. North Face Salty Dog Beanie

The best of a shirt and jacket in one. Patagonia Isthmus Men’s Quilted Shirt Jacket

Functional Fashion WORDS MORGAN TAIT

High performing clothing you’ll look good in should be a non-negotiable in your winter wardrobe, with items that can take you from activity to après with ease. Metropol has rounded up some cool-weather inspiration.

Timeless shades. Garret Leight Rimowa X GLCO Sun

Toasty and tailored. Macpac Merino Blend Footprint Socks

A high-performing cardi. All Birds Men’s Wool Cardi

A boot which can do it all. Timberland Men’s 6-inch Premium Waterproof Boot

Go anywhere in this go-to. Patagonia Women’s Classic Retro X Jacket in Nest Brown


Cosy and cool. North Face Women’s Oh Mega Fur Pom

Far from basic base layers. Icebreaker Women’s Motion Seamless Tights and Anatomica Sports Bra

Macpac Narvi Down Coat

These boots were made for… everything! Sorel Women’s Winter Carnival Boot

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THE BEAUTY REPORT. We’ve pulled together some of the best products, concepts and services to hit the beauty world.

Mother’s Day month special on now Spoil your mother, spoil your wife or spoil yourself! Foot Care Package (50min): Essential oil and massage treatment for $50 valued at $65. Therapeutic Body & Pedicure Package (90min): Comprising of a 60min therapeutic body massage and facial treatment, a foot spa, buff, shape, scrub & cuticle detailing, callus care & essential oil. $99 valued at $110. Ph or txt 021 292 4287 |

Lips to love Local zero waste beauty brand Ethique has new lip balms made of 100% natural and fair trade ingredients and packaged in plasticfree compostable tubes. The five flavours are Pepped Up, So Cocoa, Sugarplum, Juicy and Nectar.

Developed to heal burns in a Paris hospital GERnetic’s advanced, highly concentrated and effective products address the specifiic needs of the skin with exceptional results. Contact award-winning aesthetician Wendy Barker to learn more.

Wildflower winter wellness Wildflower Botanicals has a range of winter wellness solutions for all ages. Our 100% pure essential oil blends can be used for diffusers, massage, or baths. The deCongest inhalant blend is perfect for clearing sinuses and supporting immune health. The Cold & Flu balm can be massaged into the chest and back, and applied to the soles of the feet. For little ones from 3-24 months, try Baby Be Well balm.

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Skin probiotics You’ve heard of probiotics for your gut, but a Kiwi company has now put them in skincare to actively balance your skin’s microbiome. Containing live probiotic strain BLIS Q24, Unconditional Skincare Company’s Hydration Serum is the newest offering from Dunedin biotechnology company, Blis Technologies. 36 13 May, 2021 Metropol



Mastery cosmetic tattooing Virginia Scott offers a wide range of permanent makeup artistry and beauty therapy services, including eyeliner and eyebrow tattooing, lip liner and full lip tattooing, scar camouflage, post-reconstructive areola re-pigmentation, lash treatments, and much more. Virginia Scott Beauty Clinic & Cosmetic Tattooing Clinic Ph. 0272 242 175


Good health doesn’t just happen. Here are some of our favourite products for boosting your health and wellbeing.

From collagen to creams After two years in the making, Christchurch-based Jeuneora has launched a collection of seven skincare vegan, cruelty-free and dermatologisttested products. Comprising cleansers, serums, day and night creams and a face oil, the range is beautifully packaged and designed for beauty and wellness lovers.



Got that sagging feeling? Plasma pen is the world’s most advanced, non-invasive, skin lifting, skin tightening & rejuvenating device used to treat wrinkles, crepey, loose, sagging skin & loss of elasticity on your body and face. This is such an incredible treatment that will lift, tighten, resurface & regenerate all areas of your skin! The Beauty Parlour 205 Fendalton Road Ph: 03 377 8883

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Tax deductible personal training At Total Fitness we offer a Stress Management Exercise Association Endorsed Programme. This makes our start up Ignition Package and ongoing Personal Training a deductible expense. • Get Fit • Lose weight • Reduce Stress • Personal Training, Massage Therapy and Nutritionist 104 Victoria Street (access on Montreal Street) Ph 03 365 5410

Ready when you are! A healthy sex life for you and your partner. Herbal Bona is a dietary supplement for men - to support erectile function, sexual performance, libido and sexual stamina. Herbal Bona combines Horny Goat Weed Extract, Ginseng, Ginkgo and other natural sexual performance enhancing ingredients in one simple supplement. Buy one, get one free on our 90-day bottles!

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“Hair is one of the most common body parts that gets ignored; however just like any other health issue, hair issues can be diagnosed and treated. – I can help you.” Dr. Padmaja Redekar Certified Trichologist (IAT)

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Now trending in wellness WORDS MORGAN TAIT

Whether you see wellness as a commodified buzzword or a holistic wellbeing tool to embrace; there is no denying the influence of the concept. And in 2021, as the world continues to prioritise its health and wellbeing for pandemic-related reasons, there are some new wellness trends on the scene. Metropol has compiled those making waves this year. PREACHING ABOUT PREBIOTICS


You’ve heard of probiotics – and the associated health benefits – but have you heard of prebiotics? A type of fibre, prebiotics feed probiotics to help them do their thing. Find these in foods like artichokes, garlic, onions, leeks, oats, asparagus and bananas, as well as in herbal supplements.

Immerse yourself in the soothing meditative experience of a sound bath. Intended to encourage listeners to release repetitive thoughts and balance energy, a sound bath is a therapeutic experience. Usually occurring in a class taken by an instructor or sound therapist, but you can also DIY with curated playlists.



Getting good quality shuteye is top of the wellness to-do list in 2021, and people are employing a raft of tools and techniques to help them achieve their best night’s sleep. Think sunrise alarm clocks, sleep sprays, silk bedwear, luxe linens, digital detoxes, weighted blankets and natural sleep remedies.

Yes, the substance which helps plants get nutrients (and makes them green). This pigment is getting some serious attention from wellness warriors, especially on Tiktok. The power of chlorophyll – consumed as chlorophyllin - for humans is said to be in its abundance of antiinflammatory antioxidants.

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Via Sollertia is Latin and means the way of expertise, skilfulness, artfulness and dexterity.

50 shades of silver When it comes to embracing the grey, there really is something for everyone, it’s a natural process but it does not have to be a gruelling one. When teamed with a precision cut, the result is transformative explains V for Hair and Beauty Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.


ust because you have silver hair coming in and you want to go grey gracefully doesn’t mean it has to be a silver colour,” she says. “We help you discover if you are warm or cool based on hair, skin and eyes, and from there we help you decide the best look for you.” While those with a warm base suit silver hair with soft champagne, sandy iris, strawberry beige, or translucent butterscotch tones, those with a cool base suit silver dove, champagne lilac or platinum iris. “Getting your colour undertone is so important and when this is done right it gives your face an instant brightening, lift and can take years off,” Vicki says. “Get it wrong and you will feel drab and look drained and older… consultation is key!”

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Now 21 years in business, through good times and bad, Via Sollertia has always been committed to leaving no stone unturned to design, create and supply the perfect piece of jewellery just for you, no matter your budget.

Book your hair appointment or complimentary consultation at now! 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 3pm Saturday Via Sollertia Jewellery 11 New Regent St, Christchurch 03 366 8001

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Alas, the seasons of sniffles are upon us. And no one likes to be struck down by a cold or flu! If you are keen to keep the bugs at bay, Metropol has compiled some science-backed tips for keeping that immune system in fighting form.

Super-powered sleep

Inadequate sleep stresses the body, making it more vulnerable to illnesses and less efficient at recovering. Without sleep, important hormones like cortisol spike and can cause an increased appetite, weight gain, fatigue and supress immune function. To prioritise your sleep, try expertrecommended tips such as going to bed an hour earlier, banning screens from your sleep space and setting aside time to relax and unwind before bed.

Sayonara, stress!

Anyone who has ever dealt with a prolonged period of stress could probably testify how the experience affected their physical health, and science agrees. Ongoing stress can lead to mental health issues, heart disease, high blood pressure and even stroke. On a day-to-day level, mindfulness and meditation techniques can reduce stress and improve sleep, brain function and mood. Try apps such as Headspace and Insight Timer or visit for more resources.



Vitamin power

Protecting your physical health should be top of your to-do list when it comes to keeping winter’s woes away. There may be fewer sunshine hours, but keeping up your vitamin D helps immunity, and supplements of the vitamin have been linked to reducing risk of respiratory infections. Magnesium not only helps muscle recovery for those fitness bunnies out there, but it also helps calm the nervous system, lower blood pressure and is a recommended natural sleep aid. We’re huge fans of the liquid vitamin C sachets, which deliver a high-powered, immuneboosting dose in one gooey mouthful. Feed the good bugs with probiotics and eat wholefoods which supply your body with an A to Z of vitamins and minerals for fighting-fit body function.

Active intentions

As the temperatures drop and the shorter days kick in, it may be tempting to snuggle up on the couch, skip that workout and settle in for nights of your favourite series and comforting snacks. Regular exercise and time outside not only boost your mental health, but is also a functional way to help you sleep at night. Exercise increases long-term health and reduces the risk of illnesses like heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes – and can even make you smarter!

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Super salads go with anything. WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

Salads are not just for summer eating; indeed, they go with almost anything, and ingredients are as varied as those who create the dish.


rom sausages to steak, crayfish to chicken, a salad may just be the perfect accompaniment. Vegetable varieties and availability vary from season to season, and this also makes salads exciting. A summer salad with basil, tomatoes, crunchy lettuce and a tasty Italian dressing may be ideal for a barbeque, whereas

a roasted winter vegetable salad with garlic and herbs works better with a roast. One of my favourites is a pseudoCaesar salad. Use cos lettuce if you can find it, but otherwise any variety will do. Pan-fried chicken leftovers, crispy bacon, croutons, and parmesan work, as do herbed fish goujons, or just a few

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pieces of a spicy sausage for a quick and tasty meal. Potato salad is another one that crosses all seasons and works well with many meats. For a German-style, use chopped gherkins and eggs, bacon, or ham, and even a few chopped spring onions in with your potatoes. This is one salad that can be served hot or cold.

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Green goodness

lemon and parmesan risotto Gluten-free

Serves 4


Ready in 45 minutes



Puréeing frozen peas and adding them to a risotto just before it’s ready provides this wonderful zing of freshness. You can also purée lightly cooked broccoli, zucchini or spinach and use them in place of the peas.

3 tbsp butter or neutral oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1½ cups risotto rice ½ cup white wine 6 cups hot gluten-free vegetable stock, plus a little extra if needed 1 tsp salt ground black pepper, to taste 4 handfuls baby spinach leaves 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 1 cup grated parmesan Finely grated zest and Juice of 1 lemon Pea tendrils or rocket (arugula), to garnish

Heat butter or oil in a large, heavy-based pot, add onions and garlic and cook over a medium heat until softened but not browned (8 minutes). Add rice and stir for 1–2 minutes to lightly toast. Add wine and allow to evaporate fully, then add hot stock, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Simmer gently, stirring now and then, until rice is creamy and just tender (about 18 minutes). If the mixture dries out during cooking, add a little more stock or water—it should be wet enough to fall from the spoon.

HERB OIL 1⁄2 packed cup fresh parsley, watercress or rocket (arugula) leaves 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil a pinch of salt

While rice is cooking, make herb oil by puréeing herbs with oil and salt, adding a little water if needed to thin to a pouring consistency. Boil a jug of water. Place spinach and peas in a bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to stand for 2 minutes. Drain, then purée with a hand wand blender or in a food processor. Add to risotto with parmesan, lemon zest and juice, and stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste and warm through. To serve, divide risotto between heated serving bowls and top with a drizzle of herb oil and pea tendrils or rocket (if using).

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Chocolate & almond butter swirl brownies

Method Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan and line a 20cm x 20cm brownie tin with baking paper. For the non-vegan brownies: For the chocolate batter, melt 150g of the chocolate (saving the rest for the top) with the oil in a small pan over a low heat. Whisk together the dry ingredients. Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the eggs and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour in the melted chocolate and give the batter another stir until the chocolate is mixed through. Make the almond butter batter by whisking together the sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Add the egg and vanilla, whisk again, add the almond butter, stir until well combined and set aside. The batter will be thick.


For the vegan brownies: Follow the steps above, replacing the eggs with the flaxseed. For the chocolate batter, mix 8 tsp of flaxseed with 6 tbsp of warm water in a separate bowl. For the almond butter, mix 4 tsp of flaxseed with 3 tbsp of warm water in a separate bowl. For both mixtures, leave to thicken for 15 minutes before using.

Ingredients For the chocolate batter 200g dark chocolate, chopped into 5mm chunks (150g for melting, the rest for the top) 100g coconut oil 100g white spelt flour 100g golden caster sugar ½ tsp baking powder 2 organic eggs, or 8 tsp flaxseed

1 tsp vanilla extract or paste For the almond butter batter 75g golden caster sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 organic egg, or 4 tsp flaxseed 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste 100g smooth almond butter

Recipe extracted from One: Pot, Pan, Planet by Anna Jones. HarperCollins. RRP $54.99

Dollop alternate heaped spoonfuls of each batter into the tin. Once all the batter is in, use a butter knife to swirl it in figures of eight. Top with the remaining chocolate, pressing each piece slightly into the batter, then sprinkle with a pinch of flaky sea salt. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the brownies are just set with a little wobble and the almond butter swirls are golden. Take out of the oven and leave to cool in the tin completely before cutting.

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The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is getting cooler … but for The Lake House that is not a problem. The solution? A handful of heating options and a bunch of blankets.

Smoke Rolleston

oats are always on the lake, says owner Vanetia Bingham. And the sunsets are particularly beautiful on the deck by the fire. At The Lake House the current buzzword is “new.” With a new head chef at the reins, peruse the new autumn menu and salivate at the selection on offer; seafood chowder, duck confit and twice cooked pork belly are just a few standouts. Last time we checked in with the restaurant, there were behind the scenes preparations involving a second location for the increasingly popular Smoke menu and experience. And as a result, the slowsmoked American BBQ dining experience can now be found in Rolleston. A unique interior features a custom-made fitout where everything is made from burnt wood and it is shaping up to be equally as popular as its Ashburton counterpart. Book via the website below, phone (03) 302 6064 or email info@lakehouselakehood. Or if you’re more of the spontaneous type… just pop in.


Photo: Susannah Blatchford


Photo: Susannah Blatchford



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Lake of luxury


CRAFT ROOM CAFE Heathcote Located in the Heathcote Valley, our space is owned and operated by a small team of friendly locals and is eclectic and up-cycled with all-day sunshine and an easy-going vibe. Our team bake everything in our cabinet including plant-based, gluten-free, and vegan options. We proudly serve Prima coffee which roasts locally. We also feature local arts, crafts, and products. We are all about supporting local.

“Meltonia” is a méthode traditionnelle created using entirely estate-grown grapes, from West Melton, Canterbury. Meltonia is all about ‘Making Canterbury Sparkle’ – celebrating everything that Canterbury has to be proud of. Visit our Cellar Door in West Melton or shop online. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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LITTLE RIVER CAFE & STORE Little River We are famous around Canterbury as specialists in rustic home-cooked savoury and sweet foods. We have heaps of great gift ideas in our store, championing all that is local and you will not find a better wine or craft beer selection anywhere on the Peninsula. Open 7 days.



In addition to their delicious seasonal menu, great coffee, scrumptious cabinet food and friendly service Willows Cafe boasts the most breathtaking views overlooking the Hororata Golf Course. Call in to see us for your break-time while travelling around the country. Catering available for individuals and large groups. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Open 7 days. 2597 Homebush Rd, Glentunnel Ph. 03 318 2799

ONE NINETY NINE Ashburton Born from a love of outstanding coffee and amazing food... Situated in the Ashburton CBD, hidden down an alleyway (between Stoked Cycles and the MSA) you will find one ninety nine. Coffee you could only dream about, no extra charge for dairy alternative milks, and food that will make your mouth water. Plenty of keto, gluten and dairy free options! Open Tues-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat 8am-2pm.

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LAKEHOUSE RESTAURANT Lake Hood - Ashburton A stunning lake side restaurant offering a low and slow American BBQ menu plus a lunch and dinner a la carte menu. Great indoor/outdoor areas for catching up with friends. Moor your boat at our water entrance and enjoy our al-fresco deck or a cool refreshing drink. 5 minutes off the main highway from Ashburton.

Main Road, Little River Ph 03 325 1933

199 Burnett Street, Ashburton Ph: 03 307 7477

Lake Hood Drive, Lake Hood, Ashburton Ph 03 302 6064

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Crafted in the heart of Geraldine, the Humdinger Dry and Citrus Gins are quickly gathering a following. The Dry Gin is an absolute classic with a beautifully long finish, while the Citrus Gin is fragrantly enticing and refreshing. Both were awarded Silver in the 2021 London Spirits Competition, after only seven months! Order online or have a tasting in the Distillery to find your new favourite.

Perfect for your office shout, birthday party or a gift for your special someone. Yours to enjoy! New donut flavours for you to try now! • Custard • Chocolate • Redbeans • Jam & Cream • Salted Caramel South City Mall Colombo Street Ph: 03 943 4066

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EVENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS Event management requires a tremendous amount of organisation and communication skills, efficient planning and advanced background knowledge. Multi Events Limited has a large network of reliable contacts & competent personnel, with hands-on management approach & our strong management team, together with you, we can assure your event will run as smooth as possible. Multi Events Limited prides itself on successful planning and solutions for large-scale music festivals, concerts and corporate events throughout New Zealand, specialising in intoxication management.

URBAN ESCAPE Wigram/Sockburn


Excellent Prima coffee and a welcoming cafe atmosphere in a glass house, Urban Escape makes the perfect space to escape the hustle and bustle of the Urban Jungle. To relax and unwind in comfort with tasty coffee and delicious daily made food. Not only a space for us humans, but also a space for our four-legged fur babies. Looking for a new local, come check us out! Open Mon-Friday 6am-4pm, Sat 8am-1pm.

Thinking of starting a mobile food business? This is the best time to launch your selfemployment plan. We have an excellent range of MOBILE FOOD/DRINK TRAILERS in varying styles and prices. Turn your skill into a profitable and self-satisfying lifestyle. We’ll show you how.

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All Salmon from Stewart Island – beautiful tasting sea run salmon. Try our salmon portions – we have these in 3 flavours – traditional, cracked black pepper and seasonal spice (peri peri) or buy our chilled raw salmon portions and flavour them to your liking! Let us know if you come up with a winning flavour.

The Pantry Restaurant at Mona Vale Homestead is located in the heart of the Mona Vale Gardens. Sit on our all day sun patio overlooking the Avon River or in front of the fire on a cooler autumn day. Dine for Brunch, MADE North Canterbury Lunch Menu or our elegant High Tea. Open in winter Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3pm

Now Open - In the Provedore of the Bush Inn Centre Ph. 021 184 6113

40 Mona Vale Avenue, Fendalton Ph: 03 341 7450

Cafe Mayfield offers a variety of options on our new café menu or dine out on fish and chips from our take away menu. Large range of freshly made sandwiches, slices and scones to select from as well as lots of other delicious cabinet food. We are child friendly with an exciting new play-ground area. Offering a vast range of gluten friendly and vegan options, we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit!

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We make the best fresh and authentic Chinese food to delight your palate and feed your soul. Our food is made with true Chinese traditional ingredients and ancient recipes that have been pleasing connoisseurs for decades. Try our Homemade Dumplings and new lunch menu. No MSG, Gluten Free available. Dine in or takeaway and UberEATS. BYO (Wine only) & fully licensed. Open Tues to Sun 11.30am - 9.30pm.

Stocking the well-known French-inspired J’aime Les Macarons. She Universe Chocolates, Italian Gelato, and mouthwatering freshly creamed donuts. Sweet Societe offers a twist of European tea, meringues, cupcakes and more. With a wide range of gluten-free treats, you can be sure to find something for the whole family. All freshly baked and delivered daily. Open 7 Days.

Take the work out of your next dinner party. Providing a genuine customer-focused experience using natural products, delivered by our family-focused team. • Private Functions • Weddings • Events • Consulting & Temp Chefs

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356 Colombo Street, Sydenham (inside Colombo Mall) Ph 03 365 2771

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BUNCO’S Amberley


THE MILK BAR West Melton

Whether you are passing through Amberley or looking for a great destination café to visit, you’ll be made to feel welcome at Bunco’s. We take pride in making everything onsite including brioche burger buns, pies, homemade ice cream and sweet treats in the cabinet. We have a great selection of glutenfree pies and slices too! We are a locally owned family business and treat all our customers like they’re part of our family.

Central Bark Café PET friendly café. Let our experienced baristas create amazing coffee for you and then whip up a Puppuccino for your four legged friend! Our cabinet food showcases our hand crafted goodies or choose from our expansive menu. We cater to a broad range of dietary requirements. Open 7 days.

Fish n Chips, Burgers, Nachos, American Hot Dogs, Milk Shakes/Slushies – every flavour! Soft Serve Ice Cream, Kids play area, OldSchool Space Invaders Machine. Licensed. Dine In/Take Away. Hours - 11am to 7.30pm(ish) - 7 days.

Open 6 days: 6am - 4pm 47 Carters Road, Amberley Ph 03 423 6285 Find us on:

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FORMOSA Ashburton



We take inspiration from traditional Taiwanese cusine and mix the diverse Asian cultural style, fresh flavours and chic setting. To find out more about Formosa, just scan QR code above. Open Mon-Sat only.

We are an award winning southern-USA styled bar & restaurant with a distinctly NZ twist. We offer a great sharing plate selection, complemented with exceptional cocktails, craft beers, and a hand picked wine list. We are available for function hire including wedding receptions, birthdays, work functions and engagement parties and have live music every Wed to Sat which is free of charge for functions.

Gold Card Lunches Mon-Fri Mon/Tue Wood-fired pizzas $20 Tues Quiz night - free entry & prizes Wednesday $15 Burgers Thursday $20 Steak Night Sunday $10 Waffles Function Room - fundraisers/private functions Takeaways available. Open 7 days: Sun 9am-late, Mon-Sat 11.30-late

173 West Street, Ashburton Ph 03 308 7874

Level 1/98 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central Open 7 Days Ph. 03 366 9906

Weedons Ross Road, West Melton Village Ph 03 421 6481

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WAFFLE HAUS City Enjoy fresh Belgian Waffles, Gourmet Shakes, award winning Deep South Ice Cream and Mojo Coffee. Relax and watch the world go by outside or sit upstairs and enjoy the New Regent Street vibe from above. Perfect after dinner or after show treat.

200 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere Ph: 03 925 8766

Autumn Fair. Our seasonal Chef’s specials board includes the mouth watering freshly baked cream cheese and sweet chilli scrolls, pumpkin & kumara ball and of course anything off of the tapas menu to share. This May, to embrace the colder months and keep social we have some exciting events in store to keep you out of hibernation this winter season. 217 Marine Parade, level one Ph. 021 249 3646

12 New Regent Street Ph 0210 284 4410

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This is Christchurch’s best kept secret! With a castle like feel, this is a welcoming bustling cafe by day and a lux chilled out bar & casual dining restaurant by night. Family friendly and affordable, a unique heritage building experience just 10 minutes from the CBD. Menu and online booking on website. Cafe | Bar | Restaurant High Tea | Weddings Functions | Beer Garden

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Delicious meals, refreshing beverages, relaxing atmosphere. Book your function now! Come and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service. Open: 7 days 11am till late.

Serving a range of fine cuisines that can truly be described as international to suit any occasion. Situated on site at the Quality Hotel Elms in Papanui and open daily for breakfast and dinner, they pride themselves on their mouth-watering food - including a range of gluten-free and vegetarian options and their comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Coffee from 6am. All day snacks. Dinner from 5pm.

284 Lincoln Road, Addington Ph 03 335 0095

456 Papanui Road, Christchurch Ph 03 352 4903

Housed in a new building with a clear roof, repurposed 120-year-old Lyttelton fishing boat as the bar, and packed with plants, Arbour Woodfired Pizza is like walking into a giant glass house. With a menu that follows the seasons using almost 100% NZ sourced ingredients, our highly experienced, dedicated pizza chefs work with our beautiful woodfired oven to produce stunning artisanal pizza you can’t get anywhere else. Visit us for an experience like no other. 17 Oxford Street, Lyttelton

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The Dish welcomes you to visit and experience our Asian Fusion menu… once you have tasted you will keep coming back again and again! We offer a tremendous range of both entrees and main dishes… and we are vegan and vegetarian friendly. Lunch Special - $15 Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm-9.30pm

Harbour House is here to bring you delightful coffee, scrumptious food and refreshing beverages, served with a smile in front of picturesque views of beautiful Governors Bay. Talk to us about hosting your next function or catering platters for a BBQ at home, or a menu specially designed just for you and your event. Relax with us and spend some time on the deck enjoying the spectacular views.

Open 7 days 376 Montreal St, City Centre Ph 03 925 9787

79 Main Road, Governors Bay Ph: 03 329 9825

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In your glass Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve

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Started in the 1990s. Gold reserve is luxurious, smooth whisky with vanilla, heather honey, woody, and dark fruit notes. A sweet smoky finish. Just another brilliant whisky from one of the world’s biggest sellers.

700ml, $79.99

The Macallan 15 years double oak The Macallan 15-year-old double oak is my whisky of choice. Its exceptional. Seasoned in Olorosso sherry oak casks and then European oak casks to give it a smoothness and clarity that is simply perfect. Vanilla, citrus, toffee, and butterscotch. James Bond loves it, I love it, you will too.

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TASTE OF KIWI Springfield

COSY CAFÉ Casebrook

A taste of Kiwi food, community, and hospitality. Serving delicious cabinet food and lunch menu, gourmet Canterbury pies, local organic coffee, and weekend breakfast! Great range of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. The only stop you need on the Great Alpine Highway. Come check out the new kids on the block! Open 7 days.

Located on Cavendish Road, locally owned café with a wide range of homemade cabinet food, full breakfast, brunch and lunch menu available. Providing gluten free options and can cater for any other dietary requirements on request. Enjoy our Hummingbird roasted coffee blend made by our experienced baristas. Open 7 days, 7am – 4pm.

5666 West Coast Road, Springfield Ph 03 318 4840

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Big Daddy’s Stores

Shirley (03) 386 0528 205 Hills Rd

Blenheim Road (03) 343 1523 280 Blenheim Rd

Parklands (03) 383 2478 60 Queenspark Drive

Brougham Street (03) 366 5737 151 Waltham Rd Eastgate (03) 381 3660 227 Linwood Avenue

Hillmorton (03) 338 7733 7 Halswell Rd Rangiora (03) 310 8200 28 High St

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Making Canterbury sparkle


he 2017 vintage sparkling wine was created using entirely estate-grown grapes from West Melton. The classic French technique ‘méthode traditionnelle’ (traditional method) is a proven process for producing quality sparkling wine. While the fermentation in the bottle takes longer, good things come to those who wait! Melton Estate is also about making your event sparkle. Birthdays, engagements, weddings and even larger functions, are all great excuses to pour a glass at Melton Estate. Although, who said sparkling wine was only called for because of a big hoorah. Everyone enjoys bubbles and now you can enjoy a local méthode and indulge in an enjoyable few hours sipping away among the vines. You are warmly invited - even encouraged - to venture out to the winery and restaurant, and cellar door on Weedons Ross Road, West Melton. What better way to celebrate our expanding bubble than with some bubbles? Cheers to that.

It’s time to raise your glass because “Meltonia” méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine is here! | | (03) 347 4968

Delicious comfort cuisine Autumn means it’s time to cosy-up at Fig restaurant at Quality Hotel Elms and enjoy its brand-new dinner menu.


ood and beverage services manager Ravi Naidu says, “We aim to keep our menu

international bistro-style, so you’ll see Asian-inspired dishes, pasta and that timeless crowd-

pleaser - classic steaks.” Of course, the new dishes do need to pass exacting tastetesting by Ravi, all the chefs, the hotel’s general manager, and the rest of the food and beverage staff (it’s a tough job!). As a little taster of what’s on offer... for a warm-up there’s a creamy prawn chowder or how about sweet and spicy baked pork belly... on to the main event with fish fillet baked in banana leaf with garden salad, Thai dressing, and lemon... or Chicken Pasanda, a beautiful almond-

based, creamy curry. “Team these delicious dishes with a South Island wine, and you’re in for a fantastic evening,” says Ravi. Fig restaurant at Quality Hotel Elms, 456 Papanui Rd, is complemented by its inviting bar, completing the atmosphere with a fireplace in the cooler months; you won’t be able to tear yourself away. For your reservation, including for large groups, phone 03-355 3577 email ravi@qualityhotelelms. or visit the website below.

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In your kitchen


ALI’S LEMONS Fresh • Traditional • Distinctive

Shop 2, 125 Main South Rd, Sockburn Ph 027 300 7070

Contact us directly for your next business meeting, function or party bookings. Room 205 are available for all your catering requirements… Serving fresh homemade food (GF, VG, DF, KETO) and barista coffee. We can cater for up to 60 people in our upstairs area that. 205 Fendalton Road, Fendalton (corner Clyde and Fendalton Road) Open 7 Days. Ph 03 351 1488




Custom cakes for any occasion birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby shower, gender reveal etc. Orders essential.

Wine is the answer...

Operating Mon-Sat, Oscars Diner offers plenty of handmade food and menu options! Off street-parking, free wi-fi and a relaxed atmosphere make Oscars a great spot for your next catch up!

KABAYAN FISHERIES Come visit our store for all your delicious and healthy fresh fish. So many options available. See our Facebook page for our daily catch. Mon-Sat 9.30-7pm, Sun 9.30-3pm

346 Halswell Road Open 7 days Ph 322 4600

THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD We stock quality brands at great prices. Catering for your everyday kitchen needs as well as those specialty items. If we don’t have it chances are we can get it - just ask. 34b Talbot Street, Geraldine P. 03 693 8632 E.

...What was the question? Ataahua Pinot Noir 2019

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SISSY’S KITCHENETTE Proud to announce we are now situated in our own store on Lincoln Rd - we create a range of baked goods such as celebration cakes, savouries, bread, including a variety of Keto & Gluten Free options We also bake authentic Filipino desserts. Open Tue-Sun - check Facebook for hours. Ph: 027 563 2125 or 027 841 2233

Can’t fly to Italy? Ali’s Limoncello will take you there. Choose your strength: 20 or 27% alc Available at Christchurch Farmers’ Market. Contact Ali:

@oscarsdinercafe Ph.027 310 6369 125 Main South Road, Sockburn


A Bakery treasure trove at the bottom of the hill. An easy location for you to pop in and stock up on our bakery products. Delicious hand made cakes, Danish pastries, pies, sausage rolls and Underground Coffee. Catering also available. 73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph. 337 8214 Metropol 13 May, 2021 53


Bringing the outdoors in WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

Now that winter is mere days away, it is an ideal time to introduce the Norwegian philosophy of friluftsliv into your home. The philosophy of embracing the outdoors, friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv) is not just about being outside; it is also about bringing nature indoors to the lounge, bathroom and even the bedroom.

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home PLANTS AND GREENERY Greening your interior is one way to achieve this. The world has such a rich and diverse range of plants, flowers, nature and wildlife that it is easy enough to create an indoor garden, even if it is just a few house plants. Group them together for effect or scatter them around the home.

FAIRY LIGHTS Add a few strings of fairy lights indoors and create your own green grotto. Stringing lights along balconies and up patio pillars can transform any area into a setting to be enjoyed day and night.

INDOOR GARDENS Hanging baskets, herb pots on windowsills and even purposebuilt kitchen gardens are all ways to go green. Anyone with a biophilic home design is more than halfway there!

RUSTIC ELEMENTS Adding rustic elements such as twig trees, seashells, rocks and driftwood are other ways to bring nature inside to be enjoyed.


hereas hygge is all about comfort, friluftsliv is about communing with nature in your own home, especially when it is too cold to go outdoors. Of course, there is nothing to stop you going outdoors either and experiencing the fullness of the philosophy. For those like me who like to stay cosy and dry with the occasional snowy sojourn, friluftsliv is perfect. At the heart of the philosophy is the belief that one should in some way, connect with nature every single day, no matter if it is raining sideways or snowing or bitterly cold.

BOUDOIR BALM Hanging baskets, herb pots on windowsills and even purposebuilt kitchen gardens are all ways to go green. Anyone with a biophilic home design is more than halfway there!

Your bedroom can easily transform to surround you with nature. Think about hanging a scenic painting – a landscape, a seascape or even a moonscape – -and look to a natural colour palette. Invite natural light in, add a few potted plants and think about mirror placement to reflect greenery.

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PAINT: Walls in Resene Seachange; arch in Resene Awash; floor in Resene Breathless; lipped shelves in Resene Awash; pot in Resene Rhino with stripe in Resene Breathless and triangle motif in Resene Awash; small vase on shelf in Resene Breathless.

FURNISHINGS: Bar cart from Wooden Horse; rug from Grounded Homeware, brass scoop from Good Thing; brass plant pot (on shelf) from H&M Home; plant from Mood Store; all other accessories are stylist’s own.

Styling Melle Van Sambeek | Photography Bryce Carleton

Setting the bar high An intimate corner with an elegant bar cart and a cosy, layered blue setting makes for the perfect sophisticated spot. What is better than entertaining with a tipple from your own home bar? To make your space elegant and sophisticated, layer tonal blues and incorporate metallic accents.


he walls in this graceful nook are painted in the mid-toned hue of Resene Seachange, a soft Scandinavian blue with a touch of slate grey; an excellent example of how a mid-value wall colour can be rich and luxe when layered with lighter and darker tonal hues. Here Resene Seachange is paired with another lighter mid-blue, Resene Awash, on the curved wall feature, and a lighter blue with notes of lilac and grey, Resene Breathless, features on the floor.

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Metallic accents add a sophisticated and elegant look to a space, such as here on the bar cart and again in the floating shelf accessories; remember, if you want to make it a feature, repeating it three times in a space will help do so. The bar cart itself has a distinct Art Deco vibe. The arch painted on the wall in Resene Awash gives a nod to this glamourous era and serves to simultaneously define the area as a place to relax and enjoy while linking the other curved elements in the room together.

Add rustic browns for calming warmth WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

Tobacco brown is the perfect colour to incorporate into your home all year round. The natural essence of this colour will create a dark Scandi vibe during summer and bring the outdoors inside during autumn and winter. This colour can be calming yet will make a statement in any interior space. Here are some of Metropol’s tips for incorporating it into your interior design.

Accents Use soft browns to achieve a timeless, durable and functional furniture striking a marvellous balance with sophisticated colours and simple design.

Home office Your is a well-designed space that inspires creativity and helps to shut out distractions. The lounge chair is perfect for those moments of concentrated thinking while the discreet desk and the tactile walls bring a luxurious feel to the set.


Living room The living room is a functional space that is high on style and comfort. It celebrates the lightness of living with curated minimalism, calming designs and versatile furniture.

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A Christchurch rooftop garden that is small on size but big on innovation won gold at the Registered Master Landscaper awards recently. Natural Habitats installed the roof using an eco-pillow system. Weight is a natural concern when installing a green roof but the eco pillow system is lightweight, requiring no extra structural changes and has the added benefit of providing ideal growing conditions for plants.


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he system utilised for both green walls and roofs uses recycled polystyrene that has been manipulated to mimic soil. Incredibly, the plants behave like they are planted in soil and are happy living in materials removed from our countries’ waste stream. The lightness of the polystyrene means green roofs are constructed off-site and then moved into place with established plants. Because the polystyrene is so light, the pillows of plants can be easily moved on to the roof of the building. The company’s South Island Regional Manager Ashley Shadbolt says, “Our cities need to be climate compatible and green roofs are fantastic because they can play a significant role in helping New Zealand reach its net carbon zero goals - we just need more of them.” Rooftop and wall gardens contribute to better air quality, reduce city noise and provide

a layer of insulation resulting in energy efficiencies. They can keep buildings cooler in summer and warmer in winter. They also mitigate stormwater runoff and provide a habitat for birds, bugs and bees. “We were delighted that the landscape architect and client

chose to use the eco pillow system, it being the first to be installed in the South Island. This project proved green roofs can fit in perfectly in the residential environment as well as commercial,” Shadbolt adds. Plants were carefully selected for the Christchurch climate,

and a low-maintenance easyto-manage irrigation system adds to the roof’s suitability for residential use. Natives and exotics make up a mix of 13 beautifully textured species of 115 specimens, including succulents, ground covers, shrubs and Mexican grass trees.

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Glam up your with the new “Radiant” range of metallic accessories.

Perfecting your gathering space Whether you require minimal renovation or an entire new kitchen, Dream Doors believes the kitchen is a place to gather, cook, share meals, and socialise with friends and family. They can take care of as much, or as little, of the renovation process as you need. Adrian and his team of skilled tradesman take great pride in their work and are ready to help you make your New Kitchen or Kitchen Renovation dreams come true. | Ph:03 338 1081 |

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4 2 2 2 Brookhaven - 6 Teal Close Deadline Sale Terrific on Teal Your Local Real Estate Experts24thinJulyFendalton 2019 at 6pm (unless sold prior) Fully renovated executive home in a peaceful cul de sac in theLower popular Brookhaven area. Beautifully Fees landscaped gardens with entertaining space Chris Spence completeHigher with outdoor fire and water feature. Service Versatile living areas and well appointed entertainers HigherwithPerformance kitchen combined four double bedrooms (master with ensuite and walk in robe) means room Mike Pero - Harewood Pursuing Excellence for both family and guests. Close to the Tannery, Ferrymead shops and reserves and only a short drive to nearby beaches and the Kelvin Howell on 027 441 2252 Port Hills.

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Back in business After a brief hiatus, thanks to a certain pandemic, Mike Pero Real Estate Fendalton franchise owners Kelvin and Jacqui are back in business … and it is booming.


t is an extremely exciting time for us. We’re very motivated, stimulated and impelled by the current market,” says Kelvin Howell. The new home office set-up allows Kelvin and co-owner Jacqui McBride to make the most of their mornings, often taking the time to head out for a walk along the river before their busy day commences. “On any day we’ll be out organising the marketing of a campaign, arranging the dressing of a home for photo shoots, actual photo shoots and videos, attending viewings or open homes and then there’s the writing up of contracts and

negotiating,” Howell mentions. “While all this is happening, we’re fitting in property appraisals, meeting new clients and helping buyers and sellers post-contract. We have a full administration, marketing and IT team assisting and without them we really couldn’t put together the successful campaigns we have, but even then, we frequently aren’t back home until late in the evening. “Anything can, and does happen, and we never clock-off until loose ends have been tied up, and our people are happy.” And it is that drive that cements their business philosophy, that each individual

client should feel satisfied the right thing for them has been achieved with good, honest professional integrity. “We believe that first and foremost we are working with and for people, while using our knowledge and experience to guide, help and support them.” For MPRE Fendalton, it is not just about being real estate specialists. “Our point of difference is that our brand works very closely alongside Mike Pero Mortgages which can also assist with insurance, if needed. It’s a bit like a big family and we are just a small part of a large team. “In addition, when a listing or

a sale contract has been signed up, we work with our clients all the way through to settlement and possession, whether helping to organise and attend building or other technical inspections, assisting with or answering questions about finance, insurance, EQC, conducting final pre-purchase inspections and so on. This means that regular, prompt communication with all parties has to be a top priority, so we pride ourselves on our commitment to doing this, until the keys are handed over on settlement day.” Get in touch with the team using the details featured in the advertisement. Metropol 13 May, 2021 61


Daniel Morrison

Dave Morrison

Restoration Men One of the most precious family traditions is that of handing down treasured pieces through the generations, and although the odd chip or scar is also part of its history, what a gift it is to receive that heirloom piece in near mint condition.

hird generation furniture makers and restorers D J Morrison Ltd understand this better than most, because Dave Morrison and son, Daniel, have had the honour of working on some incredibly beautiful wood pieces in their time – desks, chairs, staircases, bookcases, kitchen benches, bureaus, church pews and memorial plaques, dining room tables, bedroom suites, rocking chairs and rocking horses. In fact, name any wood category and D J Morrison will surely have restored it! When not bent to the task of lovingly restoring treasured heirlooms, father and son can be found working on commissions for new furniture, utilising native

and recycled native timbers, as well as imported timbers. Commissions for new pieces, whether one-offs or repeat projects, are as equally challenging and rewarding to Dave and Daniel as their restoration work. D J Morrison also undertakes retro-fitting double glazing on historic wooden framed windows, which, in a city blessed with a cornucopia of vintage and historic builds, is valuable information indeed. Visit them at 271 Ferry Road, Christchurch, or give them a call on (03) 389 8288.

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A fresh new look When Jackie Hamilton wanted a kitchen refresh, she knew the team to turn to. Our old friend ‘word-of mouth’ only ever has the one name on its lips, and that is Christchurch’s M F Turnbull.


esigned by an awardwinner, Jackie’s kitchen was still functional and beautiful, but after 16 years of loving use the cabinetry finish had become a little tired. “I spoke to Steve at Turnbull’s; he ran us through the options, and we decided on a double-coated lacquer paint finish,” says Jackie. “It brought the kitchen right into 2021 – I could even reuse the handles without any fear of dating the kitchen because the finish is so fresh and contemporary.” The process was easy: Turnbull’s team came to the house and removed the cupboard and drawer fronts, while Steve came to the house himself to touch up the small areas that weren’t removed to

the workshop. “We are really thrilled with it; just can’t believe our 16-year-old kitchen looks like it went in yesterday,” says Jackie. Next, Jackie turned to Steve and his team to refurbish her bedroom furniture. “We’d loved it for 40 years, but the time had come for a makeover,” says Jackie. The light faded finish was renewed with a treatment that revived the original colour of the wood and changed its look significantly. “We are so happy with the outcome, it has come up beautifully,” she says. M F Turnbull has been the go-to destination for surfacing in Christchurch for over 30 years now and has always been ahead of the curve with its

longstanding reuse, repair, and recycle ethos. Turnbull’s has an in-house saying: ‘if you think it could be spray-finished, give us a call because it probably can’. Making-over kitchens by resurfacing cabinetry is hugely popular. “People realise that they don’t need to do a full replacement, they can make a radical change, a shade adjustment, or simply freshen the existing colour. They save themselves money, and of course volume going to landfill,” says Monique Turnbull. Resurfacing old furniture is a favourite with the team. A client will bring in an unusual piece; it might have lovely proportions and be beautifully made, but the appearance no longer

suits. Refinished, the piece can anchor a new interior design scheme. Upholstered items with timber parts can be resurfaced and then the piece can be taken to your upholsterer for recovering. As well as falling in love with a resurfaced kitchen or furniture item, Turnbull’s makes the job so easy. “A great strength of the M F Turnbull team is its ability to communicate,” says Jackie, “they tell you exactly when they are coming - they are excellent that way - and if they get held up, they keep you in the loop for that too.” M F Turnbull is open from 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Visit them or phone (03) 365 2519 to discuss your refresh! Metropol 13 May, 2021 63

Paving the way First impressions count and having the right paving helps enormously in setting the scene, whether it is residential, commercial or civil.


ore than three decades of combined industry experience means Dragon Stone Paving Ltd adds a

wow factor to your property, every time! Its highly qualified tradespeople are experienced in all facets of paving, from

BBQ areas, patios and pool surrounds to car parks, roundabouts and road crossings.

Attention to detail, professionalism and reliability have led Dragon Stone Paving to be the first choice for many projects. “From conception to completion, the team consistently delivers, offering a service second-to-none, advising on the best methods of instillation to meet budget, taste, scope and specific needs,” says business owner Lee Squires. “The speed at which our team works got us recognised from the start,” he adds. Alongside numerous residential jobs, the team recently completed large projects, the Avon River Precinct and at Christchurch Airport, Kaiapoi Riverside walkway and is currently working with Blakely Construction, paving in Kaianga Ora subdivisions. Steintec Accredited, amongst its clients are JFC, Fulton Hogan, Citycare, Sicon, Blakely Construction, Ongrade and Waimakariri District Council. To discuss your project phone Lee on 021 292 2335 or email enquiries@

All year, all weather outdoor entertaining With winter only a matter of days away, it needn’t mean you and your guests can’t still enjoy outdoor living all year round. Contact the team at Louvre Solutions, and ensure your outdoor entertainent area provides shade and protection from the elements. Make your place the centre of attention in summer and winter with the perfect louvre solution. | Ph: 0275 356 286 64 13 May, 2021 Metropol

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Colder weather presents the perfect opportunity to start new landscaping projects, such as building raised vegetable beds and fences, edging paths with paving, setting up irrigation and redesigning the garden layout in preparation for spring planting – all the stuff that makes our gardens better.


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As we move into winter and dig out the thermal socks, gardening might be the last thing on your mind. It may be chilly outside, but there is still plenty of work to be done in the garden during the winter months. No reason to hole-up indoors.

Get your winter vege garden going with peas, broad beans, spinach, carrots and sweet corn. Stay vigilant when it comes to weeds – they can grow surprisingly fast in winter.

TRANSPLANTING AND TIDYING Now is the time if you have perennials that you want to lift, divide or move. Cooler months are also the ideal time to move smaller deciduous trees such as Japanese maples. Don’t forget to deadhead your bulbs and annuals, removing all finished flowers and stems.

JUST ADD COLOUR Winter flowering plants such as camellia, pansies, and hellebores will provide plenty of colour and interest in the garden area close to outdoor spaces if you choose. Berryproducing plants are another option.

HEAT TREATMENT Any form of outdoor heating will extend your use of the garden for a month or two either side of summer. Go for one of the greatlooking portable gas heaters now on the market or try a chiminea, brazier or fire bowl.

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As the weather changes and the autumn evenings become darker and cooler, now is a great time to update that old heating system. North Canterbury Energy Centre can recommend, supply and install. Our friendly team can review your heating needs and make the process of buying the best heat pump for your home easy.

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Beautiful timber furniture Bespoke signature pieces make a house a home and, in that arena, Cantabrians are lucky to have ready access to a nationally renowned furniture craftsman, right here in Sydenham.


rom a new showroom at 19 Elgin Street, Gavin Cox Furniture produces beautifully crafted furniture fit for the best homes. If it can be created from solid timber, then owner Tim Cridge and his team can make it for you. The company has been producing high grade furniture for more than 37 years, with Tim – a former long-serving employee – taking it over in 2005. “Along with a fantastic range in traditional and contemporary designs, we can also help you with any

custom-made furniture requirements,” he says. “Email or call me and I can turn your ideas and requirements into reality. All our furniture tends to be signature pieces in the home, with a demand for feature dining table and chairs, console tables, sideboards and entertainment units. From bookcases to buffets, chairs to coffee tables, dining tables and chairs to entertainment units, hall tables to hutch dressers and now beautiful stairs too. If you want it, we can create it.”

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Tidy cupboard hacks A large selection of one-off and eclectic pieces available at The Vintro Room.

Prints and original artwork with matt boarding and framing options available at Art by J Steel.

As tempting as shoving everything inside, quickly closing the door and delaying the task for another day can be – a cupboard cleanout and reorganise will save you time and stress down the track. Here are Metropol’s tips for revitalising that clutter. HANDY TOOLS Use shelving, baskets, containers and labels to store all your wares. Check out fridge and pantry organiser systems to take things to the next level. Re-purpose old jars for your pantry sundries.

Beautifully unique fine art studio portraits for people and pets. Contact Emma at Emma Steel Photography

Parry traditional handcrafted luxury soaps and balms are gentle on sensitive skin and include the best blend of at least eight natural vegetable oils, Manuka honey, medicinal herbs & finest first-grade bovine colostrum rich in immuneboosting proteins. The Artisan Lab.

Side tables, drums and occasional tables. Something different at Coco Gifts.

CLEAN AND TIDY Clean the cupboards and drawers and when replacing items, consider using drawer or shelf liners. Then, group items by use and place them close to where you’ll use them.

BE RUTHLESS Empty everything out, and decide what you want to keep. Sell some bigger ticket items, or donate to charity.

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Builders to trust When talking to Glen Foulkes of Edge Developments it becomes clear that it is not only houses that he builds, but also solid, trusting relationships.

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len’s been in the profession for 20 years and word has gone around about how good he is. But he’s not into blowing his own trumpet, so he pointed Metropol in the direction of some happy clients to do that for him. “Glen is very easy to work with and he’s a great communicator,” says Mary-Ann Sidey. “He embraced our ideas and nothing was ever a problem.” “And he liked Mary-Ann’s scones,” pipes in Pete, Mary-Ann’s husband. The Sideys’ were impressed that Glen was on-site all the time and that he kept the place clean and tidy, which was important as they were still living there. Pictured here is their build in Fendalton, which was designed by Timothy Hogan of Intrados Architecture. One thing that Glen thinks is hugely important is the relationships he has with his sub-contractors. These have been established over the years and he trusts the tradespeople he works with. Edge Developments are boutique builders, who work directly with clients and architects. Call Glen Foulkes on 021 276 3558, or email

Your trusted, local painters & decorators Whether you’re looking to add market value, increase street appeal, maintain and extend the life of your property or re-invent the look and feel with the latest colours – Picture Perfect have the team and experience to make it happen. Ph: 027 930 9031

Paul & Deb Nichols – The Real Estate team marketing and selling Edge Development’s projects


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Exciting river-front living A second-to-none location on the banks of the Avon River is the location for an exciting new inner city townhouse development.


Street and Cook Construction Ltd project in conjunction with local developer Grant MacKinnon (DMG Group), the Riverbank Quarter is a unique

development of 17 terrace townhouses in Cambridge Terrace. The townhouses enjoy a wide Avon River frontage between Colombo and Manchester Streets in the CBD.

Project manager Brad Shotter of Street and Cook says the townhouses have proven so popular that they have all sold already. Construction is to the same high standard as the company’s previous high-rise builds in Christchurch, and the location is hard to beat.

“The location is second to none, enjoying wide Avon River frontage between Colombo and Manchester Streets in the CBD. To the west is the open green space of the PGC Memorial site, Otakaro Orchard, the Town Hall and the band rotunda,” he adds. “The recently opened Avon River Precinct runs past the front door, and Manchester Street passes to the east. They really are in an amazing location.”

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Plumbing brilliance Peter Diver is a family ownedand-operated business that offers a knowledgeable, dedicated team of plumbers and drainlayers that can tackle anything from the smallest plumbing job to renovation projects, new housing, and major contract work.

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Timeless architectural solutions

Creative yet practical outcomes are the forté of international awardwinning Canterbury architect Alessandro Quadrelli when it comes to designing residential and commercial buildings.

talian-born and trained, Alessandro is the man behind Alessandro Quadrelli Architectetto Ltd (AQA), combining his European origins and experience with a passionate love for the Kiwi lifestyle, landscape and people to create timeless architectural solutions to any clients’ vision. AQA’s mission is to provide creative solutions by delivering high quality architectural services with scrupulous attention to the detail, and by pursuing efficiency and innovation. The Dune House (pictured) is one such example in South New Brighton. Facing the beach dunes, its design is a direct response to its site and microclimate. Alongside the client’s brief, sun, wind, sea and sand have all been considered, creating a stylish home that appears to hover towards the dunes. The company’s multitude of satisfied clients cannot speak highly enough of Alessandro. Mark and Carmel Hooper of Christchurch loved his vision and creativity. “He was knowledgeable, forward thinking and able to solve any problems that arose. Alessandro listened to our needs, was conscious of our budget and took responsibility for all aspects of the consent process,” they say. Contact Alessandro at or phone 021 040 9176 to discuss your next build.

Enhancing the way you live When you’re after windows and doors for your home, you want something that looks good and works well. At Rylock™, these two priorities have always stayed top of mind in all of the aluminium joinery they design. It’s been that way since 1954. Rylock™ is committed to being at the forefront of leading edge design, providing its customers with the most up to date products and features on the market. Talk to the experienced team about providing cost effective and practical design solutions for your next project. | Ph: 03 373 6040 260 Dyers Road, Bromley, Christchurch |

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The Joiner Shop’s award-winning kitchen

Award-winning local joiners Joinery is not simply a trade; it is a highly-skilled craft practised for centuries. Professional excellence in the craft is celebrated in the annual Registered Master Joiners’ national awards programme showcasing a range of constructions, such as kitchens, doors, windows and benchtops.


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Bespoke joinery solutions Whether a one-off piece or a bigger project, the skilled team at The Joiner Shop will deliver top-class results. Operating in Kaikoura, Canterbury, Marlborough and farther, the team would love to help with your new build, renovation or commercial project.

Expect excellence Whether renovating or rebuilding, the best kitchens and cabinetry don’t just happen. It makes sense to consult a Registered Master Joiner for the planning, manufacture and installation in your home.

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Committed to delivering nothing but the best Sydenham Joinery Ltd is well-known as a leading manufacturer of kitchens, bathrooms and timber joinery. The highly experienced team are recognised by architects and designers for professionalism, outstanding craftsmanship, attention to detail and the quality of their work. They work with architects and designers who share a passion for innovation and outstanding customer service. Sydenham Joinery can work with your existing plans or utilise their in-house design services to create your dream joinery. Ph: 03 379 6840 Metropol 13 May, 2021 71


Christchurch and The Joiner Shop of Kaikoura are representative of the high standards that customers are assured of when they use joiners who are masters of their trade and members of Registered Master Joiners. “Sydenham Joinery won the award in the Best Door or Window Category,” says Canterbury Branch President Nathan Busch. “And The Joiner Shop won Best Kitchen under 20,000 as well as the Best Canterbury Region Award. Our branch is immensely proud of these members. Their work and talent have definitely helped to raise the profile of the joinery craft in people’s minds and that is what we set out to do.” Members of the Registered Master Joiners Federation pride themselves on craftsmanship, integrity and client satisfaction. “We are specialists and leaders and innovators in the manufacture and supply of often technically challenging bespoke joinery. Our master craftsmen are committed to delivering nothing but the best.”

A new lease of life Under the management of Christchurch Accommodation, the recently re-opened West Fitzroy Apartments has undergone a full earthquake repair, including foundation restrengthening, a total re-build of the ground floor, and redesign and replacement of all kitchens and bathrooms in all 70 apartments, by the same company that designed the original kitchens 20 years before, Ingrid Geldof Design.


he brief given was to upgrade the apartments so that residents could enjoy a living space both aesthetically pleasing and highly functioning for a further 20 years. Such is the reputation of this award-winning design business, that Ingrid Geldof Design was also commissioned to design a new reception, lobbies, halls, and a gymnasium, as well as to provide input for the selecting of artworks, signage and exterior detailing of the building, which was achieved with the assistance of Room Interiors. The refurbishment of the

apartments was done on a tight budget, yet the team achieved outstanding results, providing a modernised building that is smart, easy to maintain, and all under budget. With such a leading design company’s name once more connected to the building, the value of West Fitzroy Apartments has risen significantly, a win-win for the owners in these post-quake times. Ingrid Geldof Design is located at 12 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch. Phone (03) 377 2557, or visit

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A prominent site adjacent to the Memorial Avenue Gateway Bridge called for a memorable design, and the judges of the NZIA 2021 competition agreed that Sheppard and Rout exceeded that brief with its stunning FMG Office building project, selecting it as a finalist in the NZIA national competition.

he client required a building with a very strong relationship to its site – it needed to form a key component of the point of entry to Christchurch Airport. “The extruded building form is derived from its relationship to the adjacent motorway and Memorial Ave corridor,” explains Associate Director Matt Gutsell. “The folded façade and angled sunshade screen provide a sense of movement, and an effect of parallax as you transition from the off-ramp to slower pace of the airport precinct.” The building’s ground floor is set back to allow the form to hover above the ground plane and the undulating landscape forms below. “The building is part of a sequence of events and forms that relate to each other, evoke dynamism and movement, to enhance the experience of arrival,” says Matt. The effect is striking, a clear and vibrant marker of Christchurch’s international gateway. You can phone Sheppard and Rout on (03) 366 1562.

Your partner in planning success Planz Consultants is an award-winning planning consultancy with staff in Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Auckland. Their highly qualified team has unparalleled experience and the knowledge and contacts to help you get your next project across the line. They also play a leading role in a range of statutory planning and large-scale strategic projects both within the city and further afield. | Ph: 03 377 9829 |

AN ARCHITECTURAL SHOWPIECE! ...Delivered on time and budget Savills Project Management congratulate our project partners Sheppard & Rout and Christchurch Airport on the delivery of the stunning FMG building. Talk to us today about your next project. | 03 974 1188 Metropol 13 May, 2021 73


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Honda Cars Christchurch has been part of the Christchurch inner city landscape for over three decades. Residing in the same place on the corner of Montreal and St Asaph Street, shifting only once across the road briefly after the 2011 earthquake, has been New Zealand’s biggest volume Honda dealer.


he showroom was given a 12-month overhaul by Calder Stewart Construction in conjunction with Lonsdale Architecture, and this year has received top honours at the 2020 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. The Gold Award-winning showroom is very much a case of ‘the same, but different’. In other words, the layout is the same as it always has been, but that is where the similarities end. The aim of the project was to retain all the familiarity of the old showroom but with added modern design touches and compliance with the latest earthquake standards, rather than simply demolishing the existing showroom and starting from scratch. This also meant the team of sales staff, mechanics, parts and technicians could still feel at home as before. As the dealership faces north, it was logical to let as much light in as possible. The large glass windows allow for this,

leaving Civics, HRVs and Type Rs basking in the glow of the day. From the outside, the first thing you notice is the outer façade stretching from end-to-end on the top half of the showroom. From a distance, it reflects a modern and forward-thinking facility. However, look closer and you notice it is full of Honda heritage. Each waving panel is made up entirely of retro-inspired emblems. Inside, customers have access to the café and waiting area; the perfect place to unwind while your Jazz or Civic Type R is getting the works in the servicing department. Talking of service, the company still retains the highest level of customer service satisfaction. With plenty of parking on site and a modern and inviting award-winning showroom built to the highest possible standards. this business is here to stay.

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NO OLD GO Prior to Subaru New Zealand’s marketing campaign for the new Outback, I am ashamed to admit I hadn’t realised what the acronym GOAT meant. It does of course mean, ‘Greatest of All Time.’ With the new Outback, Subaru claims it is the GOOAT. So, is this the ‘Greatest Outback of All Time’? Let’s see.




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he new Outback gets a few styling tweaks front and rear. This is probably the best looking Outback for some time. Under the bonnet is a 2.5L boxer four-cylinder petrol engine like before, but this one is 90 percent all new. Power has risen to 138kW and 245Nm of torque. The SLT gearbox gains a gear, making it now an eightspeed set up. Subaru also claims a combined fuel figure of 7.3L/100km, and towing capacity increases to two tonnes. Standard kit is generous with Subaru’s fourth generation EyeSight safety system combining lane centring function, speed sign recognition and lane departure warning. There are also directional LED headlights, rear cross traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and reverse automatic braking. While the interior itself is very similar to before, the first thing you notice when inside is the large tablet-style 11.6 touchscreen infotainment system. This is by far the highlight of the new Outback’s cockpit, as it was very clear and intuitive. My test car was the flagship Outback Touring which boasts niceties such as heated Napa leather, electric sunroof, heated steering wheel, and a rather good Harman Kardon sound system which gives one the closest experience

to hearing Pink Floyd live. The driving position is more natural this time around and the level of quality materials used for the switchgear and trim is much improved too. This is easily the most refined Outback yet. On the road, that refinement translates well into the drive itself. Honestly, the new Outback feels a completely different animal to the previous generation. The nearly all new boxer four-pot is quieter and peak torque comes in low down in the rev range, leaving you seldom exceeding 2500rpm. Tweaks to the suspension and dampers have resulted in less body roll. Ride comfort has been improved too. Heading on to the gravel trails and dusty inclines behind McLeans Island, it was time to play with X-Mode. Subaru’s off-road modes deal with all manner of terrain well, with X-Mode sending power and torque to where it is needed most. You also gain the addition of deep snow/mud settings to the mix. The entry level Outback kicks things off at $49,990, the mid-range Outback X is $54,990, and my flagship Touring tops out the range at $57,990. In summary, the new Outback exceeds all expectations. Honestly, I was not expecting to like it as much as I did. The GOOAT? Absolutely.


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t this time, laser cut transponder keys and keyless entry into vehicles were just starting to take off, but so many cars were yet to fully embrace this technology. Today, not only do most cars come with these keys, most have also moved into proximity (smart key) technology using “push to start” ignitions. The car simply recognises you have your key or fob with you and allows the car to be unlocked and started

The way we keep our cars locked up, secure, and still in our driveways, has changed dramatically within the last 20 years. Two men who know this are Roger Barriball and Richard Nind, who established Access Locks Specialists Ltd in 2007.

without inserting a key. However, while this technology makes fumbling in our pockets for our car keys a thing of the past, it still cannot prevent keys being lost or stolen. Roger and Roger know transponder keys and smart key fobs better than anyone and can help if you require a new smart key or spare for your car. Staff can programme the required key to match your individual car’s on-board computer. The specialists

also recommend having two key fobs handy. Operating from its showroom and workshop at 170 Waterloo Road, Hornby, and its mobile workshop vehicles staff will come to your rescue, not just for automotive keys, but also the home and business locks and safes. For more information and a full list of services, or to purchase online visit the website.

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Cruise into Mega Motorcycles Mega Motorcycle Centre has become a hub for Canterbury motorcyclists and anyone who loves bikes. Formerly known as Budget Motorcycle Spares, it has grown, as the new name suggests, into a biker’s paradise of mega proportions. “Mega Motorcycle Centre is very much a one stopshop for everything to do with motorcycling,” says Mega Motorcycle Centre’s Sam Davison.


hat started a shop for spares, accessories, and riding apparel, has grown exponentially into a fullyfledged engineering facility with engine tuning, dyno testing and other mechanical work. “We can carry out any form of mechanical tuning or upgrades to your bike,” says Sam. Also, Sam, Dennis and the team of tight-knit mechanics and technicians are some of the most passionate motorcycle enthusiasts around.

They know their stuff and can take on everything from a simple service to a full engine rebuild. Mega Motorcycle Centre also welcomes any brand of bike into the shop. The team knows what unites keen motorcyclists is the love of the ride, regardless of what they are into. So, whether you get your kicks on your Harley-Davidson Softail Cruiser, or your Ducati 916 Sports Bike, you are more than welcome at Mega Motorcycle Centre, 334 Wilsons Road, Waltham, Christchurch.

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If you are a car enthusiast, the BMW M Town is the ultimate in driving experiences; a global event that has BMW devotees fizzing at the opportunity to experience all elements of the new releases. As Metropol’s motoring writers, Ben Selby and I were lucky enough to be invited to Hampton Downs Racetrack near Hamilton last month to try out the best that BMW has to offer.


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The M8 stood out as the best performer, but it was the new M3 and M4 Competition models which took my eye and my drive experience.

he slalom (taking road cones as fast as you can) was an agility test and I had a great time in the convertible Z4. Highly responsive and fun with the roof down, it handled well. Next was the off-road in the X7 M50i. The all-terrain fourwheel drive featuring X-drive made this all too easy, although incline descent using the automatic decent feature and speed control plus the camera system had me doing things I wouldn’t try at home. Seeing just how much untapped potential there is in a beast like that was great. The racetrack element was – of course – what we were all most looking forward to. International BMW drive instructor, Mike Eady and his team kept us safe. The car range included the M5 Competition sedan, a V8 petrol capable of 0 to 100 in 3.3 seconds, with 750 in torque and 430 kW of evil at $234,300. The M8 Competition coupe has similar specifications but a price point of $342,900 The shape on this is just hotness and the performance and holding were something else. I was driving all models in a tweaked sport mode, giving me softened steering but acceleration and breaking at top performance. The M8 stood out as the best performer, but it was the new M3 and M4 Competition models which took my eye and my drive experience. The M xDrive system and Active M differential – complete with M – specific traction control, link up with the dynamic stability control (DSC) system to ensure precisely judged interaction for the driving situation in hand. The M4 is certainly quick off the mark, and a touch bouncy at speed. Insert big smirk on my face here. The new larger “kidney” grills and flared rear wheel arches have prompted mixed reaction. But, change is good and I think it is

going to grow on everyone. Coming in at $168,990 for the M3 and $172,990 for the M4, the models sell in a range of colours named after the world’s racetracks. I love the M4 in Sao Paulo yellow and the M3 in Isle of Man green. It just pops. With 260 participants taking part in the week-long event, it was great to be a part of a well-organised motoring occasion. Ben took out the premium award, scoring a wonderful BMW race helmet, but I was the bad boy who drove too fast and hit to many road cones in the slalom. Next year Ben, next year!

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Time for chit chat

An Afternoon of Style and Elegance 2021 took place at Mona Vale Homestead and Gardens. Founded by Kim Chan - Events with Distinction, this event provided invaluable information for brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the brides! There were also talks from chosen vendors.

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1. Tiffany Joines, Kim Chan, Toni May 2. Megan & Lisa Caldwell 3. Averil Lange, Angela Batt 4. Sophie Allnutt, Sarah Sundberg, Ellie Cox 5. Denise Robertson, Kate Mclauchlan 6. Nancy Peter, Bridget Hope.







A milestone birthday

Christchurch’s much loved icon, the Court Theatre turned 50! And what better way to celebrate than with a black tie fundraiser event featuring amazing world-class talent. Check out the glamourous guests.

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1. Katie Duncan, John McKenzie, Vanessa Reed 2. Cheryl Colley, Annie Bonifant 3. Rob & Sue Allison, George Forbes 4. Sir Roger Hall, Sue Stubenvowl, Alister McDonald 5. Barbara George, Georgina Toomey 6. Sally Forbes, Tina Duncan, Anna Guild

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2020 Maserati Levante 3.0d Diesel 4WD 2018MY NZ New vehicle, Just 2,000kms from new! Rosso Rubino with Pelle-Rosso Nero Stitching, 22” DTM Sports Alloys, Carbon Fibre inlays, Luxury Package with Heated/Ventilated Seats, 8 Spd Auto, 600 NM 3.0 Diesel, Bowers and Wilkins Surround Sound, Red Brake Calipers, Panoramic Sunroof, Driver Assist Pack, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot assist, Push start and more!. Be quick here.

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2015 Range Rover Evoque 2.0T SI4 Autobiography 4WD Top spec ‘Autobiography’ model. 9 Spd Automatic, Navy Blue Metallic with Cream Leather, Glass Panoramic Sunroof, Added Radar Cruise Control, Autobiography Styling and 20” Sports Alloys, Heated/Cooled Seats front and Heated rears, Ambient Lighting, NZ NAV/CD/AUX/Bluetooth Streaming, 360 Cameras etc. Very hard to buy like this!.

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Only 55,000kms! 19” upgraded S Sports Alloys, Red Brake Calipers, Up-rated 3.8 Litre S Flat 6, Heated/Electric Leather Seats, NZ NAV/CD/AUX/Bluetooth/Camera/Apple Car Play, Electric Spoiler, Full Clear Coat Front Bumper protection, Dual Sports Exhausts, Remote Locking, Full Electrics etc. Hard to get at this mileage! A very safe investment.

NZ New, Bucket AMG Sports Seats with Red detailing, LED Lighting, 265KW 2.0 Turbo, CD/Stereo/Bluetooth Phone and Music Streaming/AUX/Reverse Camera/NZ Nav, Radar Adaptive Cruise Control, Glass Sunroof, Sports Exhausts, Heated/Memory/Electric Seats, Red Brake Calipers, 7-Speed Automatic etc. A funky and very fun model to drive!

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