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llyson was recently in the city for a fundraising event for St Johns in conjunction with Westburn School and Piccadilly Bookshop to release The Baker’s Companion,

the third iteration of Gofton’s The Great New Zealand Baking Book, which first came out 25 years ago. We caught up with her about making magic in the kitchen.

You’ve just released your new book The Baker’s Companion, can you tell us about the book? After Food in a Minute, I wanted to pull all my knowledge of baking into a book. The Baker’s Companion is about trying to explain why your cakes may fail. It’s about making sure the money you invest in baking is a success. It’s about the enjoyment of baking; passing down the knowledge of baking so that when you go to cook, you get the information that’s not written into a recipe. It’s all there. It’s certainly not about glamorous baking or creating expensive items. It’s about enjoyment, good flavour and making sure that when it comes out of the oven, it looks like the picture you see in front of you. The book is focused on beautiful baking – are you all about the sweet side of life or do you get into the savoury side as well? Do I like the sweet side? Yes I do, though I don’t do chocolate, but I love festive food, like Easter, and I do enjoy the savoury side of life as well. Slow-cooked food is something I love – slow-cooked food and baking are two genres I have become known for in my career. Interestingly, I trained as a chef in the late 70s (which is giving away my age) and trained here as a food writer. So my skills are in professional cookery, but I was also a communicator of food. Over the years I’ve worked as a food editor for Next magazine, through which I had to understand all aspects of food. I’ve done a professional apprenticeship, and then I did journalism papers before constantly travelling and updating my skills. As a food writer, it was usually about family food; food writers today concentrate on one genre, such as cake decoration, vegan recipes or gluten-free material. In the career I’ve had, you had to write across all genres. This is the third baking book I’ve done over 30 years. It’s been updated and upgraded over the years, so it reflects where we’ve come today. Things in cooking and baking come in and out of favour. Once upon a time you would whisk up a sponge. Now you melt butter and milk together and bake it. How we bake has changed so much over time.

What’s your favourite recipe from the book? One of my favourites is the Kasbah Date Scones (on page 62 of this issue of Metropol). I love the photo and I also love date scones. This one is made like a swiss roll and inside is a lovely spiral of dates cooking with orange oil and Kasbah spices, like in the Middle East. It’s a lovely modern twist on the scone, taking a traditional recipe to the next level. You’ve been making culinary magic for more than 30 years now and you’re just as popular now as you were back then. Why do you think New Zealand has connected so strongly with what you do? I have been lucky to have been able to follow my dreams. I left home wanting to be like a Margaret Fulton or Tui Flower; being a good editor was my dream. You did a lot of hard work, a lot you didn’t get paid for. I happened to stumble across magazines. I come from a very humble family, a blue-collar working family from Tasmania. I love home cooks; I love family; I love that people try to cook in their homes. You don’t have to make café style food in the house; it’s about small budget, short order cooking. I think somehow in amongst all that, people have enjoyed my food, but they can see I’m just like them. I love learning about food. I love studying food; its role in our lives, how society has changed the way we eat and its impact. I spent four years in advertising as an accounts manager to pay the rent. One of my jobs was looking at how we market food to consumers. I found that fascinating. It doesn’t matter if you don’t cut your own onions. Tomorrow’s children will probably buy them frozen and already cut, but the most important thing is they cook for the family. You can buy ingredients pre-chopped and pre-sliced, but you’re still cooking it; that’s all that really matters. It’s not, ‘ooh she doesn’t peel her carrots’; what’s important is that we are eating them. You headed down our way recently for an event in conjunction with Westburn School and Piccadilly Bookshop that was a fundraiser for St Johns. How does it feel to get to use your profile for the greater good? I’ve been asked so many times to go to places and if I can do something for the community, I always try to say yes. My father was awarded an Order of Australia for his work for the charity Legacy. They raised money and looked after children of the widows of World War II. We spent Saturdays doing sport things with these children without parents; if we got too many presents, we gave to those children; if we won something in a raffle, it was given to those children. My parents instilled in me that we only need what we need. What does the next 12 months have in store for you? I’m a strong believer in a reasonably traditional role of mother. I’m a bit old fashioned like that. We have a family business in Auckland, a factory that makes cosmetics believe it or not. My husband works in Auckland, so at the moment my role is to settle the family into our new home in Cambridge (from Auckland), then put the lipstick on a Friday night with a glass of wine. I have more ideas than I have time to live. I have some ideas, but they’re constantly changing. I would love to work with schools and teenagers, teaching them about what you need to eat, looking at how the world’s normalising ‘treats’ as ‘snacks’. So I have lots of ideas, but first I’ve got 400 boxes to unpack; if someone said the decluttering process of moving takes a weight off your shoulders, the process is nothing other than laborious. So that’s this year, decluttering, then we’ll see what next year brings. Metropol May 9, 2019 9

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ut the 72-year-old is still just Mayor Tim; the fun-loving Southlander with a cheeky grin and a heart of gold. We caught up with Sir Tim about one of his latest charitable endeavours. You’ve partnered with the lovely people at Slingshot to raise funds for the Koha Kai charity through a unique limited edition modem (pictured) with your own mug on it. How important is Koha Kai to you as a charity? What I liked about it was that it was looking at feeding kids and that’s so crucial to their development. It goes further than providing lunches; it looks at the whole process, from horticulture and the packaging of food, to distributing it as well. So it’s about so much more than just providing food. How does it feel to be in a position where you can utilise your profile to make a real difference? I think people who are well-known tend to spend a lot of their time and energy supporting charitable projects, which is a great. Myself and Gary McCormick did fundraise for a school in Kaikoura just recently. As a mayor you’re expected to contribute directly or indirectly to good causes and it’s great to be able to give a good boost to the community. Standing-up for your causes and supporting the average Kiwi have always been important to you… Yes, the opportunities come in all sorts of ways, often unexpectedly, such as Dancing with the Stars. I did the first season of Dancing with the

Stars and raised $75,000 for the MS Society, so you can have fun and enjoy yourself and get the pleasure of giving. Now you’ve got a Sir added to your name, how does it feel to have achieved the accolade? I get teased a little bit by some of my counsellors that now I’m a knight, so now I’m their nightmare! I think it’s part of that Kiwi thing, making light of awards like this. On a more serious note, they are appreciated. Some of the work I’ve been involved in, especially with education projects like Zero Free Schemes, have had a big impact on provincial cities like Invercargill. You were described as an inspirational leader and you’ve obviously made a lot of significant decisions during your mayoralty, why do you think people have connected so strongly with you? Well I like to think I’ve added an element of humour to charitable work and local politics, carrying my concrete mixer behind the mayoral car for example and I think people appreciate that element in my work. Local government can be a rather droll affair at times; I hope I’ve added energy, excitement and humour to it. What do the next 12 months have in store for you? Well first of all there’s an election coming up in five months, then I’ll work out my options from there, but hopefully carrying on the same work I’ve been doing for 32 years as a mayor and I guess another 10 years as a social and political activist.

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TO RESTORE OR NOT TO RESTORE? The future of the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Barbadoes Street is in question, as the Catholic Diocese confirms it is considering building a new cathedral on an empty site.


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Why is restoration something we should fight for? We have already lost so much. If at all viable, I support every effort being made to retain significant historic buildings. It would be a rather sad story to tell if our local heritage landscape of the future was nothing more than just tilt slab, glass and K-bracing. The Christchurch Basilica was a stunning building. It was arguably more attractive in an architectural sense than the Anglican Cathedral and certainly one of the finest Renaissance style buildings in the country. Its heritage status is nationally recognised

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Christchurch City Councillor James Gough about the significance of this architectural icon.

and it will hold special memories for countless people over numerous generations. How passionate do you think Christchurch is about the preservation of this building? I think we are fortunate to have passionate people in our community who fight hard for what they believe in but there will be many others who are just ‘battled out’. I would be surprised if the level of push-back, to whatever decision that the Catholic diocese makes, is anywhere near as vehement as to what it was for the Anglican Cathedral in the Square.

That divided the community and dragged on for far too long. In the end I was just pleased that a decision was reached so the centre of the city wasn’t being held ransom any longer and we could all move forward. Inaction doesn’t serve anyone. There’s an election coming up in October – is there a Gough family hat getting thrown in the ring? There will definitely be a J. Gough name in the mix and that will include seeking re-election for council. Whether that extends to the mayoralty is something that I’m strongly considering but will be determined over the next wee while. What are some of the critical areas for Christchurch in coming months? Short term the well-head work needs to be completed so chlorine can be gone from our water as soon as practically possible. Longer term and without question there needs to be a much stronger commercial lens from the council. Some recent decisions have been very poor for business confidence and the central city, which is key to our progress at this critical juncture. The other major focus needs to be on rates. The level of rates increases are completely unsustainable so in my view this needs urgent attention and the spending on pet-projects has to stop.

What did it mean to you to make the move from Sydney to New York City? I’ve always known I wanted to live in NYC. It is the birthplace of almost every show I grew up dreaming of seeing and performing in. NYC is hard and exhausting, but I’m surrounded by incredibly talented and driven people who egg me on and inspire me to grow and push myself. Of all your stage performances thus far, which role did you most relish playing? I had such a blast playing Frank N Furter. There is something incredibly freeing and empowering about that character. He’s sexy, funny, powerful and an alien – what’s not to love?

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What are the challenges in playing Hedwig in the stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch? Just technically, there is a lot to learn; the show has so many facets to it – stand-up comedy, storytelling, rock music and raw emotional moments. Then you add the makeup, the accent and a character that’s as ferocious as she is vulnerable and you have a lot of moving parts to nail down. What do you think Christchurch people will love about this show? It’s a show that defies category. It’s funny and electric energy every night. The music is incredible. I can guarantee a fun time, but it also speaks clearly to all of us and where we are today. How we see humanity and human connections in ‘the other’. You have described playing Hedwig as a ‘dream role’ – why is that? Playing Hedwig is the opportunity of a lifetime. She’s arguably the most challenging role in musical theatre and forces me to bring everything I have, every single day. There’s nowhere to hide. On top of that, there are very few roles where I can embrace every part of me. I’m a queer actor and I don’t have to leave that experience at the door; in fact, it’s celebrated! I can’t overstate how grateful I am to have The Court celebrate my uniqueness and show others that they can be celebrated for theirs. Pick any famous stage/screen actor… who would you most love to perform alongside? I’d probably choose one of those incredible Shakespeare actors that have also managed to crossover into Hollywood, Ian Mckellan or Patrick Stewart because they have so much gravitas. Wait, also Catherine O’Hara, because she’s an improvising and comedic genius! What’s up next after Hedwig and the Angry Inch? I’m honestly not sure; probably a big long nap followed by a few weeks getting the glitter out of everything I own. Metropol May 9, 2019 13

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When did the acting bug first bite you, Adam? When I was 6 or 7, I was in a production of Oliver and was devastated I wasn’t cast as Oliver and have been on a mission to prove Rockdale Musical Society wrong ever since.


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BEAUTIFUL SURROGACY JOURN Nine months ago, popular New Zealand broadcaster Toni Street got the addition to her family she never thought she would have. Health complications meant she had closed the door on bringing baby number 3 into the world, but then her best friend Sophie Braggins offered to be a surrogate for Toni and her husband Matt France. Lachlan Stephen France arrived on 9 August 2018. We caught up with Toni about her surrogacy journey and juggling being a busy mum of three. First of all, how’s it going being a busy mum of three working around your radio job? I just love being a mum of three; it’s chaotic but I love every minute of it. I actually found the step from one to two children harder, once you have three you’re so busy anyway! Because I’m up at 4:30am I get a lot of my work done before the kids are even awake and I love being around in the afternoons for school pick up and their activities. Lachie has been a really chilled baby, but he’s just starting to move so watch this space! Your best friend Sophie offered to be your surrogate and delivered your third child Lachlan last August then you adopted him in December, can you describe the journey? I still pinch myself that this has actually happened for me. We never thought we’d have a third child

and my best friend sacrificed so much to make it happen. I just have so much love and gratitude for her. The whole process has been completely humbling and emotional and so, so special for all of us. You’ve been fighting to have our 64-year-old adoption laws changed – how frustrating and complex was the process and how would you like to see this transformed? We would have done anything to have Lachie, so we felt lucky to even be in the position to be going through the process. I can only speak to our specific situation, but it did seem bizarre that we needed to adopt our own genetic child... it felt like resources were wasted when we were being vetted by child protection services. Surrogacy has so many manifestations and our laws do not reflect this modern miracle.

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Was not adding that last piece to your family puzzle ever an option? Absolutely, it was my bestie that encouraged us to explore surrogacy; without the push from her we would have closed the door on having a third baby. How much of an emotional and yet incredible experience was surrogacy? The whole process from start to finish was emotional. From the moment Sophie offered to do this for us, to watching her belly grow with our son, to watching her give birth and her recovery it was incredibly emotional for all of us… but throughout the whole process we all knew we were doing something life changing and it was such a miracle. You’ve also had some difficult times with your health over the past few years. How has this changed your outlook on life? I’ve always known life is precious, as I’ve lost three siblings, but being sick myself made me really worry for my own kids. It’s a scary feeling thinking you might not be around for them. I am very conscious to appreciate each day and to do what makes you happy in this life.

Surrogacy has so many manifestations and our laws do not reflect this modern miracle.”

You’ve done some inspiring roles across both television and radio – what drew you to the industry? I loved the idea of getting to meet incredible people and I couldn’t believe people got paid to report on sport, that was my big passion in the beginning! What do you consider to be some of your career highlights? Reporting on the Olympic Games in China, hosting the America’s Cup in San Francisco and being asked to host a primetime show at TVNZ (Seven Sharp). What does the next 12 months have in store for you? I’ll continue hosting the Laura, Sam and Toni radio show on The Hits and filling in at TVNZ on Seven Sharp. Life will be super eventful at home, Lachie will start walking and I can’t wait to enjoy my downtime with the kids with a few holidays.

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Bic Runga heads home Critically acclaimed Kiwi songwriter, musician, vocalist and producer Bic Runga showed her support for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack at last month’s You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert.


ow she’s stretching out her stay in her hometown, where she is the first artist-inresidence in The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora since the earthquakes. The two residency apartments were closed after the earthquakes, along with the independent charitable trust’s other category one heritage buildings and the Creative Residencies programme has

been on hiatus ever since. However, with the $290 million restoration programme at The Arts Centre now two-thirds complete, the programme has been reinstated to welcome creativethinkers back into the space 20 years after it first launched. Auckland-based Bic – who was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to music in 2006

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and inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2016 – arrived last month for a two-part residency in a freshly restored and strengthened building in the Christchurch cultural centre where she will stay until later this month, before returning for a week in July to hold songwriting workshops. “This residency is a wonderful chance for me to reconnect

with my Ōtautahi roots and give back to a community that has been through so much,” she says. “To be based in such a beautiful Aotearoa heritage landmark steeped in so much arts and cultural history and where many great creators have been before me is a real honour. I can’t wait to see the impact it’ll have on my songwriting.”

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and supply, Lyttelton Coffee Company has been serving and roasting coffee since 2007 through its cool London Street café. Lyttelton Bakery and Glamour Cake has had the sweet taste of success since Bree Scott’s sweet treats went viral a couple of years back. The baked decadence will blow your mind. At Wunderbar you will find velvet wallpaper, doll’s-head light shades and hidden toilets on tap at this local hotspot, but the epic views and huge calendar of live music will see you coming back. For family-friendly dining, The Lyttelton Club offers million dollar views and the historic social hub of Lyttelton is celebrating its grand opening after extensive renovations on 11 May. Meanwhile, from an unassuming two-storey building on the main street of Lyttelton, Roots Restaurant is churning out some of the best food in the country, making culinary waves in the portside town with its award-winning eats.


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Spying the land through their portholes last century, French colonisers set their hearts on Akaroa and it’s not hard to see why. To this day, beauty, adventure and hospitality are at the heart of this quaint coastal village. Located on the south-east side of the deep, sheltered Akaroa Harbour, the charming township of Akaroa has a special point of difference – it was the only French settlement in New Zealand. That’s not where beauty ends. With historic buildings, magnificent harbour and passion for fine

food, there is something for everyone in this seaside hotspot. Explore some of the best fish and chips in the South Island, take a cruise and see the marine wildlife or peruse the waterfront stores to your heart’s content. We’ve made a start on your exploratory itinerary here.



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Take an unforgettable tour and meet our beautiful, friendly alpacas. Feel their luxuriously soft fleece, feed them a snack and snap a selfie, while enjoying the breathtaking views over Akaroa Harbour. Exclusive Shamarra dye free alpaca knitwear is available in our shop.

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The Wharf Akaroa, relaunched at the end of September 2018 as Akaroa’s only seafood restaurant, with a spectacular view of Akaroa harbour. The Wharf Boutique Accommodation, located in the heart of Akaroa’s waterfront, recently renovated, offering guests, affordable luxury accommodation, with unobstructed views of the harbour.

The Little Bistro focuses on providing sustainable, local and seasonal bistro cuisine, which highlights our connection to Akaroa, and Banks Peninsula. Focusing on organic, locally grown produce. In a cosy, intimate atmosphere. Proudly promoting a Canterbury sourced wine list.

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Christchurch is embracing the burgeoning international trend of co-working, with savvy businesses snapping up shared spaces throughout the city. Businesses both big and small are taking up the clever co-working concept, which can prove to be a more simple, cost-effective and flexible way of operating.



Evil Genius Bar & Lair Unit B, 1091 Ferry Road, Ferrymead Situated on the estuary, this coworking lair is said to inspire creativity, productivity and collaboration. There is no slouching with an outrageous selection of ergonomic office furniture, plenty of parking, endless wifi, free printing and scanning as well as wickedly cool breakout spaces. Regus 6 Hazeldean Road, Addington and Awly Building, 287-293 Durham Street, Christchurch Central Rent an office, desk space or meeting room for an hour, day, month or years, or establish a business presence with a virtual address – it’s all here to rent between these two innovative spaces.



Christchurch Community House 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central So much more than just a shared space, Christchurch Community House Trust is a group of non-profit organisations committed to making a difference through modelling a strong, connected community, with ‘hot desking’ for community groups, and a range of tenancy options and bookable rooms. C-Lab 270 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central C-lab is Christchurch’s co-working space for start-ups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Here you’ll find desks and meeting rooms in the vibrant Boxed Quarter laneways. The rooftop balcony is an added bonus.


GreenHouse 146 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central An innovation hub for start-ups, scale-ups and small businesses with 40 desks, meeting rooms and an open event space for up to 100, offering tailored support, programmes and events.


Awesome HQ 192 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central Provided by the Ministry of Awesome, this co-working space is designed to support start-ups, freelancers, small businesses and individuals.


The Collect Suite 1, Level 1, 185 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central Offering desks and meeting rooms, its founders wanted to create a home for freelancers, start-ups and entrepreneurs to ‘create a diverse community where our workspace continually inspires us’. Not just any ordinary shared workspace, The Collect has been painstakingly curated to achieve an inspiring place to work and collaborate.


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GRAND OPENING OF THE PERMIT ROOM Guests enjoyed celebrating the grand opening of one of the newest restaurants in the CBD, Permit Room, which has taken up residence in the old heritage building Isaac House. Drinks flowed and an array of delicious South Indian nibbles were served. 1. Craig Thiele, Sadhana Nathu (Owner), Nick Doig, Anup Nathu (Owner) 2. Glen & Sophie Colvin 3. Paul McEwan, Robbie Deans, Bob & Marilyn Masefield, Barry Corbett 4. Petra Lundstrom-Campbell, Rob Campbell, Jennifer & Phil Paterson 5. Craig Armstrong, Mark Thompson 6. Michelle Shirtcliffe, Mark Spurgeon, Dayle & Brian Direen Photos by Jane Wyles Photography. For copies email: Check Metropol’s Facebook for more from this event.


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Opportunities such as these are unique, only one person will have this chance to own this amazing home, millions below replacement value. Vendor now happily residing in their wonderful new home in Arrowtown, and their instructions are clear, it must be sold. Selling is the only option, price is very much a secondary factor. AUCTION From 10:00am Wed 5 June 2019 (unless sold prior) Holmwood Auction Rooms, 397 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch


Neutral Territory By Kayte John

We may hate to admit it, but summer has officially ended and although the weather is taking a chilly turn, there’s one thing that can placate us – winter trends, as they start to dominate high-street stores with the promise of bringing our favourite knits, boots and jeans back into our wardrobes.





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his season, there’s a trend that’s poised to lift our spirits and the good news is it’s not only easy, it’s oh-so stylish. We’re talking neutrals. Previously, neutral tones have made a great, fail-safe option to pair pieces together, as they’re easy to style. However, this season the key to embracing this trend is to wear neutrals from head-to-toe for a totally un-boring and luxurious look. In the dreary embrace of winter, adding colour may seem like a better option to


act as an instant pick-me-up, but shades of cream, ivory and beige are among an array of wintery hues that will add a sense of luxe to your look. So forgo the urge to add a pop of colour and embrace neutral territory from headto-toe. Think creams, beiges, oatmeals and caramel hues, then layer them together for the ultimate blend. This layering effect of adding different variations of neutral tones can add volume and sophistication to this effortless look.

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The heart of sustainability We’ve been experiencing a shift in how we approach fashion globally, as we eschew fast fashion and seek ethics and sustainability in our attire. Metropol catches up with one of the country’s leaders in this space – Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek. Your story of fleeing Poland at the reach of the Soviet Union in 1987 is an incredibly inspiring one. I understand your family had just $200 to their name? My family left Poland as political asylum refugees in 1985 - I was five years old. During this time Poland was a locked boarder communist nation. It was hard for us to leave and we left everything behind including our friends and family. My parents followed their noses to a refugee camp along the Italian coast, where we stayed for two years whilst we waited to get accepted by New Zealand. Back in the 1980s Europe didn’t have the same influx of refugees as it does now, so we were welcomed with open arms and looked after incredibly well. We were given a house on the beach, I attended school and learnt Italian and have very fond memories of my time there. In 1987 we were granted entry into New Zealand. What is your design philosophy? We have an exciting design philosophy as everything we create has to meet our incredibly stringent criteria for sustainability and ethics. For many years, we only worked with fair trade certified organic cotton, and recently we have started to add other fabrics, like tencel made from eucalyptus trees, ZQ certified New Zealand merino wool and swimwear made from recycled fishing nets. Since I have started

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to live half my year in London it’s really opened me up to meeting new people and learning about new technologies that are on the market. As far as the actual creative design goes, we start with a mood board and think about the creative direction for the season, we design 18 months in advance as we source all our yarn from the farm level (for traceability), so we can’t jump on trends and create what we think is endemic to Kowtow and what we love. In general, reoccurring themes for us are volume, colour, patterns and minimalism. Why do you think the world has connected so strongly with Kowtow and what you do? When I first started Kowtow 13 years ago, the story of ethics and sustainability in fashion wasn’t one many people wanted to hear. However, fast forward to 2019 and we are now living in a very different landscape. Especially after the Rana Plaza disaster which highlighted the affects first world hunger for fashion has on third world labour, people are now wanting to spend their money with brands that they can trust have an ethical and sustainable supply chain and we are one of them. It’s nice to know that we are also very legitimate too; Kowtow was built on very staunch values from day one and it’s only become clearer 13 years on as we take on new information, every product we produce, 100 percent of what we do is made responsibly.

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What is a cosmeceutical? Cosmeceutical is the word to describe the amalgamation of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, products that have active pharmaceutical grade ingredients to make visible differences to the skin, all backed by clinical

evidence. The skin is the body’s largest organ and its primary function is to act as a barrier to the environment. Any product applied to the skin has to be able to penetrate into the dermis to where the active cellular regeneration is occurring.

Cosmetics vs Cosmeceuticals A cosmetic product might smell and feel nice on your skin but it’s only ever going to be a ‘coat and cover’ solution, meaning it blocks the skin’s ability to lose water making it feel more hydrated but it’s only a temporary result. Cosmeceuticals, however, have higher concentrations of active ingredients, often with a driver to penetrate into the skin and carry these active ingredients to where they are going to have an effect. What are the ingredients to look for? Vitamin A – speeds up the skin’s cell renewal process – to reduce pigmentation, refine skin texture and reduce fine lines. Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant to stimulate collagen production, firming the skin. AHAs and BHAs – the alpha and betahydroxy-acids are exfoliators and re-texturisers to refine and brighten the skin. Antioxidants – strengthen the skin to slow the signs of aging. Cosmeceuticals need to be prescribed by a dermal therapist or your cosmetic doctor after a full skin analysis. See Dr Brigid or Denise at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic to be guided on the best products for you.

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Stack up your style with these beautiful Swarovski encrusted bracelets. DYRBERG/KERN

The limited-edition statement blazer jacket that will take your breath away this winter. MIDAS JACKET,




On-form florals looking beautiful in blue. LOOBIES STORY DAMASK FRILL BLOUSE,


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Feminine sporty boots with the rich soft feel of lambskin and wool lining. WOMEN’S UKIUK,


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Make all your denim dreams come true in one exceptional jacket. DUAL CHARCOAL DENIM CROP JACKET, Shop 1, 181 High Street



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The coat that


ebrano has a fabulous selection of coats to snuggle into this winter; coats that define who you are; coats that make you stand out from the crowd. There is an emphasis on texture and print, in fabrics ranging from wool through to the very versatile and body-moulding ponti through to the timeless glamour of faux fur. It’s all about dressing to your personality, whether that be a sophisticated trench, a military type with double breast buttons, an anorak style coat, a cape, or the latest two-


There’s much to be said for the winter coat. This is the one garment none of us can do without. Not only does it provide that much needed top layer to ward off the chill, but it is the first thing people see when you walk down a street or enter a room. In many ways, your winter coat is the statement piece in your wardrobe and because of that, it should also be the key piece in your wardrobe. in-one – the coatigan – this is definitely the season of self-expression. With labels like Chocolat, Curate, Isle Jacobsen, Lounge the Label, Maaike, Mela Purdie, Moyuru, Obi, Obi Black, and Rundholz Black, to name a few, these are quality, investment garments guaranteed to turn heads and guaranteed to make your winter positively sizzle! Find Zebrano at 169 Victoria Street, phone 03 962 2035 or visit


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Stepping Up NZ family-owned and operated Mikko Shoes has finally opened the doors to its first South Island store; a beautiful boutique in central Christchurch.


ounder and buyer Michaela Longstaff established Mikko in 2013, after noticing a gap in the market for fabulous footwear

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looked beautiful but were also a joy to wear, Michaela soon found herself in Europe – the origin of shoe making with its rich history of character and craftsmanship. Six years on, each style is still handpicked by Michaela from the Northern Hemisphere for the anticipated season ahead and, until now, could only be experienced in the North Island or online. But after noticing an ever-increasing list of online orders heading to Christchurch addresses, Michaela decided it was time to open their sixth Mikko store in the Garden City. “At our core, we are passionate about helping women to find the right fit,” Michaela says. “So whilst we offer an online fitting service, I was determined to find a beautiful storefront in Christchurch where women could fully experience our range, be inspired and looked after by our highly experienced styling staff.” Michaela was also keen to interact more directly with the women who have been supporting Mikko from Christchurch since the Auckland-based company first launched. “Having a physical presence here now means we get instant feedback from our customer, which helps us to better improve our service and range selection, season after season,” she says. No matter the trend, functionality, comfort and quality are at the forefront of every pair on offer. From Arche of France’s Loire Valley to Hispanitas of Alicante in Spain, behind each of the brands stocked at Mikko is a family-owned business that is passionate about these same key principles. Each shoe is made with the softest of leathers, cushioned insoles and durable, shock absorbent outsoles. Cutting edge technology is married with tried and tested traditions for the ultimate, well-rounded design. With an array of silhouettes available for work, evening and events through to everyday flats and sneakers, each style seamlessly fuses function with fashion. Oh, and did we mention, they stock handbags to match, too? Find Mikko Shoes at 143 Victoria Street, Christchurch or visit


White Out

As we head into the cooler months, we start to crave black, brown, navy, mustard and burgundy. And, as soon as we make it through the seasonal divide, we seek to cleanse the palate with pretty pastels – adding the soft sartorial shades of yellow, green, pink and blue to our wardrobes.


ut the collections arriving in stores right now may inspire you to go a little bolder for spring 2019 with golden yellows, lime greens and bright oranges making the fashionable cut this year. Yet one look that is equally as bold as it is pure and one that can breathe fresh

air into your wardrobe year round is white on white. Whether it’s an all-white suit combo to make it through the cooler months or a little white dress and white blazer on a sunny spring day, you’ll find a white on white combo to meet your needs.

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By Kayte John

With winter fast approaching, one wardrobe essential worth investing in is a pair of boots and we’re in luck, as the cooler seasons see an abundance of winter boot trends that strike that right balance of form and function. If you need a little inspiration, these five fashionforward boot trends will have you stepping out in style this season.

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Walk on the wild side - If you’ve scoured through fashion pages in the last couple of months, you may be aware that the leopard print trend has returned and it’s the ideal motif to mix with neutral tones such as beige, grey and black. For first-time leopard print wearers, small doses like a pair of boots are the perfect way to try out this trend. Buckle up - Adding edge to more traditional feminine footwear, buckles are everywhere. From one chunky buckle to four buckle straps, there’s an abundance of styles out there to suit you. Details like a buckle on a suede boot give them a western look which is another huge trend in boots this season. High and mighty - The sky is the limit when it comes to thigh-grazing boots and they’re not just being worn on the limbs of New York models. This boot trend might seem unapproachable at first glance, but embrace it and pair with a midi dress, a skirt and tights, or your favourite pair of skinny jeans. Architectural heel - It’s time to hail the unusual with the sculptural heel as we see a variety of geometric shapes and sizes that will incorporate a sense of wonder and drama into your look. Keep your outfit simple and let the footwear turn heads. Ankle biters - Don’t discount this classic bootie. The ankle boot can be styled all year-round, proving to be a worthwhile investment. From flats to heels, this timeless boot comes in array of styles and colours this season.


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Always Aotearoa


Inspiring design creativity

The practice of jewellery gifting may be firmly rooted in tradition, but the process leading up to the gifting has been modernised. Technology has revolutionised the art of jewellery design and manufacturing, inspiring greater creativity and granting more autonomy.


n a market flushed with the ordinary, Polished Diamonds is turning its commercial hand to creating something extraordinary. Using CAD technology, the talented team can create the ultimate engagement, wedding and ‘just-because’ rings, combining breath-taking GIA certified diamonds and coloured gemstones with exquisite craftsmanship.

Their hashtag is ‘Always Aotearoa’ and, if pondering a subtitle, let it be ‘Never Made Offshore’.

“We custom make each ring to ensure the ultimate engineering precision,” owner Daniel Joines says. “We utilise Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology, which enables our clients to see the proportions of their ring before it is made and work to 0.01mm, less than a human hair – precision is the difference between ordinary and the ‘wow factor’. For your ‘across the room sparkle’, visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street, call 0800 233 299 or check out


ocal and loyal to New Zealand, Dual is a denim clothing boutique that Cantabrians should be proud of. Now located at 5/181 High Street, in the heart of the ubercool SALT district (St Asaph, Lichfield and Tuam Streets), Dual does denim like nobody else. Two years ago, Phillip Sunderland and Stuart Montgomery bought the business from its former owner and spent 18 months redesigning and revisioning the brand. “Denim is timeless; it’s anti fast-fashion. Our clothing is about design and quality,” Phillip says. “These are unique one-off garments - made only eight hundred metres from our store.” Phillip says the first year of business is about customer reconnection and reintroducing Dual as a brand dedicated to denim. The second year, they’re looking to grow nationwide,

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focusing on key wholesale customers, followed by a big global push, but with the manufacturing firmly and forever New Zealand-based. “From the outset, our intention was that Dual production would never disappear from this country. We’re the only denim brand made solely in New Zealand.” Business partner, Stuart Montgomery, handles the complexities of the manufacturing process, and Phillip and Stuart work together on the brand direction before handing it over to expert designers and garment technicians Kat, Gina and Ellie. “If only more people understood the ripple effect of making and buying local,” Phillip says, “always Aotearoa is a truly great promise for today’s world.” For more information, email or visit


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W Love the skin you’re in Bespoke Cosmetic owner Nicky Blue has had a fascinating career, touring with some of the biggest names in music as a wardrobe mistress.

Creating and maintaining modern hair design.

atching makeup artists work their magic built the foundation for a love of makeup and great skin that has proved a common theme throughout her career and she worked locally as a makeup artist on commercial photo shoots before retraining in cosmetic tattoo and skin needling. For Nicky, it’s about so much more than making women look good; it’s equally about making them feel good. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing women, but what I’ve found is that no matter how extraordinary these women are, we’re all the same; we all have the same concerns and worries,” she says. “Everyone I’ve ever met, it doesn’t matter how much money or fame they’ve accomplished, they’re still searching for the comfort that

comes with looking and feeling good.” An important part of the business for Nicky is the supply of Cane + Austin products, developed by board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Craig Austin; a range that she passionately believes in. “It’s a range that women can understand, use and get results from,” Nicky says. “Women want skincare to be simple and straightforward or we don’t do it. These products slip into existing regimes nicely.” She is also the New Zealand distributor of Freedom natural deodorant and stocks her favourites from the Youngblood makeup range, providing simple lessons in makeup. “It’s a satisfying mix of creative work, sales, marketing and distribution, while getting to meet wonderful people.”

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It’s official – tie-dye is making a comeback! The bleachstained print is a huge trend for 2019, having popped up all over the catwalk and made its way into the wardrobes of celebs. Beyoncé wore it on the beach, Dree Hemingway chose the print for a red-carpet event and Justin Bieber turned up to church wearing it.


he tie-dye trend is keeping with the designer movement of bringing more colour to fashion, but it is one of those tricky, quirky patterns that can be quite difficult to get right. We’ve all dabbled in it at least once, and many of us may have come to the conclusion that the psychedelic print is not for us as it evokes images of the colourful dye splattered on cheap t-shirts. However, in the 1960s, tie-dye was seen as a symbol of the counterculture and a way to express freedom and individuality – and the

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s a nurse, I could really see the value in what my coach did – help people to help themselves, and become more confident and resilient. That is what inspired me to become a life coach.” Now, drawing from her experiences as a registered nurse and trained life coach, Karen provides one-on-one personal coaching sessions, individual programmes, and group workshops for workplace health and wellbeing programmes. Karen works on work/life balance, self-confidence building, goal setting, dealing with stress, relationships and communication and empowerment by positive thought. “Usually it’s mental barriers

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– like fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not being good enough and fear of change – that impedes our progress; I help clients understand and find the way to move beyond those old beliefs,” Karen says. Karen offers a free half-hour one-on-one session to prospective personal clients to establish whether Karen’s the right coach for them. “Because it’s a two-way street, it’s important to have a good fit between coach and client.” Karen will hold a life balance workshop in Christchurch in June (maximum of 12 participants). Those interested in registering should contact her via her website. Phone 021 040 5862 or visit


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Winter can be a challenging time with its shorter days, lower temperatures, dismal weather and somewhat drab scenery, but then there’s the great stuff about winter, like meeting your friends for coffee in a cosy café, or shopping for something snuggly yet fabulous at your favourite mall, or best of all, planning a totally new hairstyle and colour to make your winter go from woe to wow!


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he team at Kudos Hairdressers in Merivale are just the ladies to take your somewhat dull and dated hairstyle and give you the makeover you deserve. With two new senior stylists and one apprentice recently welcomed onto the team, owner of Kudos, Michelle Farmer, says the salon is buzzing. “Corrin, Michelle and Yana are well-known faces in the area, so it feels pretty much like we’re one big family in here now!” Michelle is equally excited to share with clientele news of two of the latest products to have hit the shelves. First up is Insta Recharge; this is the one product every girl should have in her bathroom and purse. So much more than a root concealer, this little game-changer disguises regrowth, extends the life of grownout highlights, achieves fuller-looking hair, and, with a sweep of its powder over patchy eyebrows – voila! You’ve suddenly got brow definition that would make even Jennifer Lopez jealous! The other great product is Wella colour Koleston Perfect ME+. This is the first and only professional hair colour brand to feature breakthrough technologies – Pure Balance Technology and ME+. Pure Balance Technology is designed to minimise the formation of free radicals during the colour formation, which results in an even pure colour with natural depth, shine and significantly less hair damage, while the ME+ component reduces the risk of developing allergies to hair colour, yet also delivers a more balanced true-to-tone from root to tip. With vibrant shades spanning the naturals, brunettes, reds and blondes, you’re going to set winter alight - wherever you go – just you and your crowning glory! Find Kudos at 204 Papanui Road, Merivale, phone 03 355 4734, email kudos@merivale@ or visit and follow them on Facebook.


A fringe affair Bangs are proving they’re not prepared to remain on the fringe of fashion this year, as we see our fave celebs get the cut. By Clementine Page


ringes make a bold statement and while they’re pretty darn easy to get wrong, they can be beautifully transformative when done right. Effortlessly cool and always eye-catching, there’s almost always a fringe to frame every face, be it a full frontal fringe or effortlessly blended side bangs. Argue all you want about maintenance and the awkward grow-out phase, fringes have been a timeless edition to any haircut for decades and celebs are proving this wicked trend won’t be falling of the fashion radar anytime soon. Messy or manicured accompanying long locks or short bobs, fringes of all varieties have been hitting the catwalk, red carpet and social media of late, gracing the heads of some of the world’s greatest models, actresses and musicians. A gang of celebs have rocked the red carpet with bangin’ bangs over the last year or so, including Emma Roberts who showed up to the Critics Choice Awards last year with a blunt bob and sci-fi style fringe (which looked extra glam with a pair of long


jewelled earrings). Emma Watson opted for the edgy look of ‘microbangs’ (think super short and roughly chopped) on the Vanity Fair red carpet in late 2018, and others have followed suit this year with a variety of looks from the sultry side sweep tucked behind the ear as seen on Kylie Jenner, through to Miley Cyrus’ debut of a choppy fringe alongside beachy waves. Selena Gomez jumped on the band wagon for Coach’s New York Fashion Week show with rough bangs blended into new waist-length brunette hair. Sleek and corporate or edgy rockstar – fringes work with any style you’re going for and make for a perfect wintery look.



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The impact of a disaster is often measured by a handful of factors; the number of fatalities/injuries, the number of homes and buildings destroyed, the cost of cleanup and repair, and the level of violence/destruction that took place, to name a few. Rarely does it account for the emotional wounds inflicted on those directly and indirectly affected; those left to pick up the pieces.


ver the years following Christchurch’s earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 and the consequent effects that the tragedies had on the mental health of many, a review was conducted by the University of Otago that assessed the psychological consequences of the Canterbury earthquakes on a range of affected individuals. The research was recently published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal

of Public Health and it established that there was, unsurprisingly, an increase in psychological distress amongst people who were exposed to the sequence of earthquakes in Christchurch. In light of the recent tragic events of 15 March 2019, it is important to remember that profound sadness, grief and anxiety are completely normal reactions to an abnormal event, whether it is a natural or manmade disaster, and it is also important to acknowledge

your feelings to help you recover. Clinical psychologist Ian de Terte who commented on the review, advises utilising one’s own adaptive coping strategies that they have used previously. Reach out to your loved ones and if you feel you require assistance and advice, seeking counselling is a positive option. Psychiatrists play important roles in disaster planning and preparedness, and in short and longer term responses. God forbid should another disastrous event happen again, individually tailored approaches to limit our stress and keep ourselves safe will become indispensable during those times. In addition to this, our overall evolving understanding of the impacts that previous disasters have had on mental health, such as widespread distress and how we respond to it, is ultimately how we can prepare for any future disasters in our small but special city. Those in the midst of any disaster are more than likely to suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder following the events. First and foremost, it is important to understand how they are feeling. Talk to them and acknowledge their spoken feelings. Encourage treatment and positive treatment planning as this is paramount for recovery. Invite your loved one to accompany you for a walk or other peaceful activity. Above all, be patient. The importance of reviews like this cannot be undermined. Dr Sarb Johal, a private consultant clinical psychologist who also commented on the review, says that without timely high-quality research we risk missing opportunities to reduce the impacts of disasters when they occur. “We must press on with strategic investments in high quality, New Zealand-based research to understand our hazardscape and its potential and actualised consequences for all of New Zealand’s communities.”

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t has been fascinating,” Richard says, “My main conclusion being that you just can’t surpass a set of dentures completely hand-made and bespoke to their owner”. The drive to computer-generated dentures simply doesn’t replicate Richard’s ability to create a set of dentures indistinguishable from a person’s own teeth. Key to Richard’s stunning results is his passion for studying faces and features. Regarded as gifted by colleagues, Richard has an innate ability to recreate a face as it would be if structured by its natural teeth. “It is common to be left with a ‘denture face’ after a number of years,” Richard says. “Cheeks collapse and lips thin, distorting the integrity of facial structure.” He finds women often bring their husbands in to get a denture face restored to its original more masculine appearance. Experience plus possessing the eye of a practicing artist enables Richard to visualise how the patient’s face would look at its best authentic self, at its current age. “The face fascinates me. It shows its owner’s history, illustrates the character and sustains life through its role in eating. Once it is restored there can be quite a dramatic change – patients can look in the mirror and see a younger self looking back. It always moves them and it can take a little time to adjust to this different yet completely authentic self.” Richard’s ‘after shots’ of patients are authentic too, he is strict on no use of stock photos to misrepresent his skill. The process begins with Richard observing the face, plus getting to know the personality behind it. A technical phase utilises moulds in different ways. Richard’s own-recipe wax is used to create lip stents as tools to reshape the face, helping decide where the teeth will sit, and where to place the teeth in the skull shape. This skilled and thoughtful analysis sets Richard’s work apart. Fittings occur to ensure the patient and Richard are happy and then the finishing stage can begin. This is a critical element, where Richard’s artistic side comes to the fore. The denture is handmade, incorporating the shape of teeth and gums, tinting and colouring and the character features that make the denture indistinguishable from real teeth are added. Creation of the dentures occurs in both the clinic and the art studio space at Lovebite, with the whole process in Richard’s hands only. Far from a 9–5’er, Richard sometimes works on a denture in the small hours, unable to put it down. He puts in long hours, but like any creative enterprise, it is not work, “it’s an expression for me, I love it”.




Vegan for pegan By Clementine Page

Move over keto – there’s a new food fad dubbed the ‘pegan’ diet and it’s working its way to the top, promising to promote optimal health through the ultimate combination of benefits from two popular eating regimes – paleo and vegan.

hile the two styles may seem like they’re at odds, the main principle that ‘peganism’ takes from both is a focus on real, nutrient-dense whole foods – in short, anything you can find based on the concept of ‘hunting and gathering’. Primarily consisting of fruits and vegetables, alongside small to moderate amounts of meat, certain fish, nuts, seeds and good fats, ‘peganism’ limits dairy intake and avoids heavily processed foods like sugar, oils and grains, instead embracing low gylcemic fruits and vegetables like strawberries, grapes, peas and kumara and heart-healthy oils such as olive, avocado and coconut. When done right, the diet not only aids weight loss because of the filling fibre and less calories offered by fruits and vegetables, it also claims to help control diabetes through balancing blood sugar levels – although (sadly) you will have to abolish coffee and alcohol. Whole foods – fruit and veggies – are famed for their antiinflammatory and detoxification benefits, which will evidently lead to a healthier you. So whether you want to up your health game, embrace a new diet that doesn’t limit your food options, or you’re a once-steadfast carnivore looking to welcome a more plantbased style of eating into your dieting regime, ‘peganism’ could be for you!

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Spiced Apple Dulce De Leche Bars By Olivia Galletly

JAZZ™ apples are now back in season and back in store. These award-winning apples are the perfect balance of tart, sweet, juicy and crunchy, making them perfect for these delicious spiced apple bars. Dulce de leche and spiced apples are sandwiched between two layers of oat-y crumble biscuit – a tasty autumnal treat. Ingredients Crumble and base 250g butter, cubed 200g plain flour 150g rolled oats 140g brown sugar 50g coconut 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Filling 720g JAZZ™ apples, peeled, cored and quartered 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 380g tin of dulce de leche (caramel) Recipe created by Olivia Galletly of The Hungry Cook. For this and more of Olivia’s recipes, visit

Method 1.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 20 x 20cm tin with baking paper.


Place all crumble ingredients in a bowl or bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until completely incorporated.


Press 2/3 of the crumble mixture into the lined tin. Place the remaining mixture in the refrigerator. This will make it easier to crumble up later. Use the back of a spoon to smooth base

out evenly. Bake for 15 minutes then set aside to cool.


Cut apples into thin slices then place in a pot over a low heat along with the ground spices. Cook for 10 minutes or until apples have just started soften. Be careful not to let them get mushy.


Smear 2/3 of the dulce de leche over the baked base then top with apples. Use your hands to crumble the

remaining crumble mixture over the apples.


Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden brown. Leave in the tin to cool completely before cutting into squares.


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What drew you to hospitality? The people, the energy, the round the clock sense of fun… and of course, the food. How did you see Earl standing out against other culinary options in the city? I see it more as complementing the other offerings here in Christchurch; all these unique, individual passionate operators doing their own thing, beating to their own drum, creates an eclectic and vibrant hospitality fabric for the city which gives our customers so much choice, appealing to everyone’s taste. Earl will appeal to those diners geared towards great wine, conversation and simple food done well.

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Restaurateur Tom Newfield and business partner, Chef Sam Campbell, opened Welles Street in 2017. Now they’re the Earls of a new culinary kingdom at 128 Lichfield Street in the city. We caught up with Tom to find out about Earl. You haven’t even been open for six months, but you’ve had Nigella Lawson and the Prime Minister dining in, how does it feel to get that level of kudos? I’m super proud of what my team and I have created, we are just excited to share it with everyone. Of course,

rather humbled to host these two guests in particular, both of whom were extremely lovely, in fact I was more nervous of my 10 year old nephew’s review on the same dish that Nigella ate; he can be a harsh critic – but in the end they both agreed, the Earl of Burger is a ten out

How would you describe Earl’s vibe and your culinary offering? Earl serves as a canvas for producedriven dishes synonymous with the flavour, energy and relaxed vibe inspired by the coastal European culture. Our food philosophy is to take simple and traditional dishes and execute them using exceptional ingredients, whilst having some fun. This presents a skilful yet still unpretentious blend of cuisines and ideas. The vibe is casual yet refined – like an understated bistro you find in neighbourhoods of big metropolitan cities, but right here in the SALT district of our own inner city. What does the next 12 months have in store for you? Lots, but also more of the same, as I think consistency is the key. As an emerging lifestyle hospitality brand, we are basing our foundations on accessibility and informality, so with any new venture (which you may see open in the next 12 months), you can expect nothing less than our all-inclusive hospitality to be on offer where fun and flavour go hand in hand.

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A much-loved dessert in southern Italy, spumone is a simple dome or loaf-shaped icecream cake, served sliced into wedges. Ingredients 50g savoiardi biscuits 60ml espresso coffee (or milk), cooled GELATO 4 cups full-cream (whole) milk 200g sugar 100g 70 percent dark chocolate, roughly chopped

30g unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup pouring (single/light) cream



CUPETA 100g whole, raw almonds 60g sugar Edited extract from Tortellini at Midnight by Emiko Davies, published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $57. Available in stores nationwide.

Method 1.



Gelato: Place milk and sugar in a saucepan. Heat until almost boiling (you mustn’t let it boil). Sugar should have dissolved and surface of the milk, frothy. Remove from the heat and pour half of the milk into a container. While it is still hot, add the chocolate and cocoa to the milk left in the saucepan and whisk until smooth. Cool, then chill in the fridge. Leave the container of milk and sugar to cool completely, add the cream and chill in the fridge. Churn the milk gelato in an icecream machine according to instructions. While the gelato is still soft, pour it

into a loaf (bar) tin lined with plastic wrap and smooth it out with a spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer to harden for a few hours or overnight. Churn the chocolate gelato in the ice-cream machine until soft and creamy.


Cupeta: Place almonds, sugar and 1 tablespoon water in a single layer in the bottom of a frying pan set over a medium heat. Cook until the sugar begins to melt and turn caramel brown. Shake the pan occasionally as the sugar melts, then toss the almonds with the caramel until toasted and well



coated. Pour mixture onto a chopping board lined with baking paper and leave to cool. Before it is completely cool and hardened, chop finely with a heavy knife. Dip the savoiardi biscuits into the coffee (or milk) and place a layer of them evenly over the fior di latte gelato in the loaf tin. Sprinkle over the chopped cupeta, then smooth over the softened, just-churned chocolate gelato right to the top. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until the chocolate gelato has hardened. Turn out onto a flat serving plate.

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JOLLY SEAFOOD AND MUCH MUCH MORE Possibly the most extensive Chinese menu in Christchurch. All day menu available including Peking Duck, beef, roast duck, Pork Buns (gluten free options available). Brand new modern décor with extensive lighting features and seating for 200 people. Open for Lunch and Dinner. A truly special function venue which comfortably seats 200 people. Fully Licensed.

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The only Mediterranean food outlet in the local Rolleston area and forever popular in the Shirley area. Serving Delicious Souvlaki, Hot Grill Salads, Moroccan Tagine, and many more tasty dishes. Newly added to our Rolleston Branch is Burritos & Chicken on Chips! A family of four can dine for around $50, with average prices at $14-$16 for dine in and takeaway items. At the Shirley Branch from 2nd week of March we’ll have upgraded menu. Something fresh & new for all customers Open 10am-9.30pm seven days a week

Shop 24/9 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

GREAT NEW LUNCH MENU Gold Card Lunches Mon-Fri Mon /Tue Woodfired pizzas $20 Tues Quiz night - free entry & prizes $15 Burgers Wed $15 Curry Thur / Fri Function Room - fundraisers/private functions Takeaways available

Opening hours: Sunday 9am - late Mon - Sat 11.30am - late

2/114 Marshland Rd, Shirley

Weedons Ross Road West Melton Village

03 925 9897

03 385 9673

Ph. 03 421 6481

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ly)FlaImage (x1 only) The THE CHOCOHOLIC! When chocolate dreams meet alcohol angels, heaven is only a sip away! Our new cocktail menu is now live and ready to take your taste buds on an exquisite taste explosion. From a classic ‘Charlie Chaplin’ to our new DESSERT COCKTAILS like this ‘CHOCOHOLIC’, discover a large selection of cocktails that will leave you wanting more. It’s certainly worth the drive!

Open 7 Days til Late





IRT HARNESS JEWELS Saturday 1 June 2019

Open 7 days, 9am – Late

Described as the Oscars of harness racing. Everyone is welcome, and it is a chance to get dressed up to the nines and celebrate the thrill and glamour of this exclusive event. Entry is by gold coin donation, with proceeds going to St John. For more information or to book your hospitality package visit

284 Lincoln Road Addington

75 Jack Hinton Drive Addington Christchurch

Book your pre-show dinner or drinks and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service.

IVORY BAR is a stunning 1920’s styled establishment offering European shared plate cuisine, cocktails, champagne, crystal and craft beers.

93 Ivory Street Rangiora


03 4233 143 More information at


Beckenham Location


Image (x1 only) BOOK YOUR TABLE FOR MOTHER’S DAY The Eatery will be open 8am-4pm Pizzeria 6pm-10pm

Treat your mum to a special experience at The Birdwood

76 Malcolm Avenue Beckenham 03 332 3256

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03 335 0095



03 338 9094


Image (x1 only) NOT JUST A CAFÉ We cater for all needs, whether it’s a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or just a work function. We have all you needs covered. Good Food, Great Coffee, Great Outdoor Area. We are open for pre game drinks during home rugby nights with bar snack menu and lots of free parking available. Make Mrs Hucks your next choice. Available 7 days a week. Mon-Thur: 7am-3pm. Friday: 7am-7pm. Sat, Sun: 10am-2pm.

New to the city and serving the most healthy, freshest salads & pita bread/ wraps for you to enjoy... Delicous & freshly made to order. Our salads are full of nutritous ingredients with a wide range of options to choose from. Taking salads to the next level with friendly staff making a great place to eat & relax. Open: Mon-Sat 7am-Late

12 Show Place, Addington (off Whitleigh Ave)

03 982 5472

9 Ash Street Christchurch (Off Madras Street)

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West Melton

Christchurch Central


A microbrewery and taproom with a difference • Open 7 days a week, for brunch, lunch and dinner • Pizza menu available daily • Menu caters to all dietary and lifestyle requirements • Ingredients sourced from local, trusted producers • Enjoy the sunny garden bar Open from 8am Mon-Fri and 10am weekends



Melton Estate are hosting Sir Tim Shadbolt and funny-guy Gary McCormick on Sunday 19th May for an afternoon of fine food and laughs. Join us for a two course Winery Lunch and Comedy Show - “A New Knight for a New Day”. Tickets are $68pp and available at

The Kiwi Viking is sure to bring a smile to your face and stomach, with our almighty selection of boats (subs), hamburgers, sandwiches and salads. Enjoy great healthy produce at a reasonable price! One of the newest and freshest additions to the food offerings located in the ever-growing Lichfield Courtyard. Try our famous Bacon Sandwich Breakfast for $7 w/coffee, or the $10 Lunch. T&C’s apply. Open Sun-Thu 8am to 1am and Fri-Sat 8am to 3am

380 Colombo Street, Christchurch Ph. 03 363 8413


Hoon Hay Location


Image (x1 only) THE PLACE TO GO FOR A THAI MEAL THAT YOU WILL NOT FORGET…… Fresh Daily, delicious flavours 5th Year Anniversary 10% off all meals Dine in or Takeaway or home delivered meals Fully licensed Restaurant Tues – Sat Lunch 11am-2pm & Dinner 5pm-9pm Sun – Dinner 5pm – 9pm

Corner Weedons Ross and Johnson Roads, West Melton 03 347 4968

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THE EARLYBIRD CATCHES THE BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER DEAL! Book the first table for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating Christchurch eateries and you’ll get 50% OFF the FOOD BILL for 2 to 4 DINERS! Choose from 90+ fantastic Christchurch restaurants and cafes. Use promo code METROPOL to get $5 FREE CREDIT!* Book now at

150 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Phone 03 925 9899 Springfield

YELLO SHACK CAFE A 45 min drive from christchurch and nestled at the base of the southern Alps, next to the famous pink donut. See why this iconic cafe has been serving customers for 24 years - Breakfast menu Mon-Sun - Innovative Cabinet food. - Sublime home baking. - Woodfired Pizzas Fri-Sun - Private functions and outside catering.

9 Coppell Place, Christchurch Ph 03 339 0320

*Promo code can only be used on new sign ups. $5 free credit to be used towards booking fee. Booking fee is normally $10 per reservation. Credit must be used within 30 days of signing up.

Main West Coast Road Springfield, Canterbury Open 7 days 03 3184880

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First is more

Eating out is a luxury, so discovering new dining experiences with limited ‘fun-funds’ can often feel risky for restaurant-goers. First Table reduces the financial risk of trying somewhere new by offering an incentive to dine early, creating a win-win experience for foodies and restaurants alike.


f you haven’t heard of it yet, First Table is an online restaurant booking platform. The concept was inspired by a Queenstownbased restaurant which offered a 50 percent deal on the first table of the night as a local’s secret. Crowds attracted crowds and the rest is history. Food lovers booking on First Table get half price at affiliated restaurants. You pay a $10 booking fee to reserve a table for two to four people and receive 50 percent off the food bill. The catch? There really isn’t much of one, just that the available reservation times are restricted to the ‘first table’ of breakfast, lunch or dinner, while








Distillery tours & tasting Open Tue-Sat 11am-5pm Purchase instore or online 11 Sandyford Street, Sydenham 56 May 9, 2019 Metropol



For freshness, quality & great customer service


Authentic Gin, Vodka and Single Malt Whisky crafted right here in Christchurch.

drinks are full price. It’s a must for those devoted to sampling the best of their city’s cuisine! Rooted in New Zealand, it’s exciting to see First Table expand to other parts of the world including Australia, the UK, Ireland, and Indonesia. Check out which Christchurch-based restaurants are available for booking at www. Leave a review of your experience and you’ll have the chance to win Review of the Week and $50 First Table credit. Pictured is Welles Street, one of Christchurch’s many superb food places that operates through First Table.

What be�eer lunch than ba�eered snapper, chips & salad with a glass of wine while si�hing in our outdoor area in the sun. 48 Fitzgerald Ave

Ph (03) 366 0258

Fully Licensed

German style donut filled with jam. Home made fresh every Thursday and Saturday.


Bakehouse cashmere

9c Normans Road, Strowan Ph. 03 355 0932 Open Tues to Sat

Open: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm, Sat 6am-4pm Sun 8am-4pm 8 Colombo Street, Cashmere. Ph 03 337 0403

Marvellous Meatballs It seems like an impossibly glamorous occupation, to travel the world playing polo, so why did Alex Rowland-Jones and George CooperDixon give it all up to sell meatballs? After years on the road, tired of living out of suitcases, the call of home was too strong to resist and they decided to come back to New Zealand to put down some roots.


nspired by one of their mum’s favourite homemade recipes, they had been talking together for years about setting up their own food business. After fine tuning their own special

meatball recipe to perfection, ‘Balls & All’ at the Colombo was launched and is now open to delight your taste buds! Their delicious meatballs are rolled fresh everyday onsite and made from only the

Yello Springfield! It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Whether you’re on your way to go skiing at Porter’s Pass or to see the ‘Springfield Donut’, stop by the Yello Shack.

best quality locally sourced ingredients. For the very reasonable price of $13.50 you get three mouth-watering meatballs served on top of your choice of base; mashed potatoes, fettucine pasta, or cannelloni beans. The dish is topped off with a splash of their very own homemade meatball sauce (sorry we can’t tell you the recipe – it’s top


ocated on West Coast Road, you can’t miss this bright, cheery, yellow café which is fortunate because you really don’t want to miss it. When you’re on the road, sometimes you just want to see a friendly face which is just what you’ll find at Yello Shack. Yello Shack café is centered around quality food and service. Their love for seasonal produce is evident as many

secret) and a sprinkle of herbs cut fresh from mum’s herb garden. It doesn’t get fresher than that! To get your meatball fix, roll in to see them at 363 Colombo Street, Christchurch. To find out more check out their Facebook page ballsandallnz/ or phone Alex on 027 727 3542.

of the vegetables are sourced from the family farm, Yaxley Produce. In addition to their new breakfast menu, you can order your favourite cabinet food items like Yello Shack’s popular pork and apple filo. The Yello Shack creates scrumptious, seasonal food for their menu, including a variety of delicious handcrafted woodfired pizzas. Salads are created daily and in winter soups are available for dine-in or takeaway. The barista-trained staff take pride in producing Vice Espresso coffee, which pairs well with a homemade scone or muffin - baked fresh every morning. Gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free options are always available. Don’t leave your next visit to the Yello Shack to chance. The venue is available for hire for your next celebration and if you prefer to take the Yello Shack wherever you go, you can pick up your order from Yello Shack to cater your next event. Phone 03 318 4880 for venue hire, catering enquiries, or phone orders. Metropol May 9, 2019 57

The Beyond Beleaf 100% vegan patty from BurgerFuel

Something extraordinary has arrived at BurgerFuel. W

hat if we told you that the latest BurgerFuel burger looked, cooked, smelt and tasted like 100% pure NZ beef, but was made entirely of plants? BurgerFuel are exploring an extraordinary new frontier with the latest generation of meat-free protein alternatives. In the name of the environment and delicious everything, they’re proud to introduce Beyond Beleaf – the ultimate alternative protein experience that will blow your carnivorous mind with plant-based beef. The Beyond Beleaf burger

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fuses the BurgerFuel experience with an innovative, 100% vegan, plant-based product from Beyond Meat that looks like beef, cooks like beef, and tastes like beef (except it isn’t). Served as a minisized burger, the Beyond Beleaf contains all the delicious ingredients you’d expect to find in a gourmet cheeseburger - and it tastes so close to

the real thing it’s hard to believe it’s 100% vegan. Experience the extraordinary with the Beyond Burger patty, vegan provolone cheese, vegan aioli, salad, relish and their delicious mini artisan buns. Here’s the lowdown on the Beyond Burger patty: •

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The Beyond Burger patty is the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like a fresh beef burger that is free from gluten, soy, or GMOs. It’s 100% vegan, high in iron, high in protein and made from all-natural ingredients – the colouring comes from beetroot! The primary source of protein in The Beyond Burger® comes from peas. Production of the Beyond Burger patty uses less of the earth’s resources (like water and land) and produces fewer greenhouse gasses.

For humanity and beyond, this is a burger for everyone. Available until stocks last from May 1st.

Fast Food Icelandic Style The inspiration behind setting up the Kiwi Viking restaurant has been a long time coming for owner Sam Ragnarsson.


riginally an IT consultant from Iceland, Sam worked all over the world before deciding to settle in New Zealand, and realise his lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant. A passion for good Icelandic food and a chance to be part of the Christchurch rebuild was an opportunity that was too good to resist and the Kiwi Viking was born. The Kiwi Viking offers a genuinely healthy fast food


option and great value for money. In homage to the Viking legends of adventures at sea, there is a distinctly maritime theme. The menu features a mouth-watering selection of Boats (subs) or Rowboats (hamburgers) that come with a delicious array of fillings. Also on offer are Rafts (Sandwiches), Tussles (Salad) and Viking Oars (Fries). Drop in for a scrumptious breakfast for only $7, which includes a big bacon sandwich with a coffee or water included, or a delicious lunch for as little as $10. Even better, for those late night munchies, you will find the Kiwi Viking open past midnight every day of the week. Sam has taken great care in recruiting only the best staff who really care about their customers to ensure your visit will be a memorable and enjoyable one. The Kiwi Viking is open from 8am to 1am Sunday to Thursday and 8am to 3am Friday and Saturday and you can find them at 150 Lichfield Street, Christchurch. To find out more, phone Sam on 03 925 9899 or visit

Food for all Historically, Isabella Hucks was the owner of the Mrs Hucks Royal Theatre Café and local philanthropist, giving aid to WWI veterans. When Isabella Hucks passed, it was said that she thought of her café’s patrons more as friends than customers.


lthough today’s Mrs Hucks lacks familial ties to the historical figure, the eatery is built on the same philosophy. Owner, Max Zhao, understands the expectations associated with running an eatery named after the local legend as he admits, “I’m learning to be another ‘Mrs. Hucks’; this is the reason I love to work here.” Striving to serve the everyday working Kiwi, Mrs Hucks offers a number of different specials throughout the week.

For example, every morning the $8 breakfast is available from 7-9am, perfect for the professional heading to work. Also, each week a different $10 lunch is offered, which has included fish tacos, nachos, noodles – the possibilities are endless. With everything made fresh and in-house, you’ll find yourself at Mrs Hucks for breakfast, brunch or lunch. They also offer Friday after work drinks till 6:30pm, with a small bar snack menu in place.

Mrs Hucks is located at 12 Show Place, Addington, Christchurch serving the surrounding business park employees and those who are fortunate enough to stumble

upon this good food find. You can also find Mrs Hucks on Facebook and Instagram. For venue reservations or catering enquiries phone 03 982 5472. Metropol May 9, 2019 59

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream! Available for all private hire events and functions. Weddings. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Corporate.

The Rollin’ Pedaler

Traditional Ice Cream Tricycle. Providing not only Ice Cream but an experience.

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. Una Bakery 73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph: 337 8214.


Catering for any occasion High tea, work shouts, parties, picnics or just because! Club sandwiches, savouries, filled rolls, slices, cream cakes, birthday cakes & much more. Orders essential.

Beautiful wine for your beautiful Mum.

346 Halswell Rd Open 7 days Ph. 322-4600

Give a bottle of gift wrapped Ataahua Wine this Mother’s day. Order online at and you can have it delivered!


Handmade Meatballs? Balls and All, packed full of flavour are handmade for your daily cravings. Beef, Pork or Veggie with Gluten free options- for a lunch to suit all.

Balls and All

Find us at The Colombo 363 Colombo St & keep up to date on our social media @ballsandallnz

Gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired sheep cheeses including: • Marinated Labneh • Marinated and plain feta • Halloumi Available at Fresh Choice Merivale, Barry’s Bay Cheeses, Harbour Co-op Lyttelton, Piko Foods, Christchurch Farmers Market. Kinder, Simpler, Smarter Food. Contact us at

Wine Of the Month Pinot Noir. Match our Pinot Noir with a hearty roast chicken, the fruit driven red with it’s warm fruity taste will compliment the roast meat flavours.

Customised Cooking Classes Get a group of your friends or workmates together. Choose what you’d like to learn and come along for a fantastic foodie night. Guaranteed you’ll go away inspired!! Ideal for a mid winter outing for book groups, social clubs, sports groups, and birthday celebrations etc.

Fiona’s Food

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Cellar door open 7 days Straight 8 Estate has some great Harvest Specials on at the cellar door. Come out for a drive to grab a bargain, wines from $10.90.

Straight 8 Estate 2321 Main Sth Rd, Burnham, Ph (03) 347 6878 or 027 722 8416

Come and treat yourself to a scrumptious Scallop pie or maybe an Italian eggplant pie!! Fairlie Bakehouse pies in store too

MRS DENTON’S Fine. Food. Fast Takeaway Cafe, Delicatessen

168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Opening hours Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm Saturday 9am to 2pm Sunday closed Ph. (03) 357 4516 027 469 0206

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MOOCHI HEIGHTS OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE CBD Beloved New Zealand fashion label moochi recently hosted an opening event for their new store in the heart of Cashel Street. From humble beginnings in Mount Maunganui, owners Chris and Kellie have created a destination brand offering everyday luxury. Pop in to meet the team and view the new season. 1. Elle Green, Anna Threadgill, Sophie Harrison 2. Jessica Amor, Charlie Jackson 3. Maddi & Chrissie Dalgety 4. David & Petrina Winchester 5. Bec Callaghan (South Island Manager), Milly Baker (Manager) 6. Michelle & Georgia Marsh Photos by Jane Wyles Photography. For copies email: Check Metropol’s Facebook for more from this event.







FAT EDDIES’ FUNDRAISER FOR BONE MARROW CANCER TRUST St Patrice Day was a Bone Marrow Cancer Trust fundraiser for their $12 million dollar Ranui Apartments project which expands their capacity from 26 to 68 family apartments. This will provide accommodation to patients (and their families) requiring any type of medical care when attending Christchurch hospital. 1. Amber MacDonald, Alex Davids, Mike Turnball, Andrew Bell 2. Kimberley Amiot, Darryll Park (The Oxford Group) 3. Phil McGoldrick, Alan Stewart, Stig Eldred 4. Veronique Hocking, Brigid McClellan, Suzanne Bell 5. Tim Browne, Jeremy Spencer 6. Amy Hodgetts, Serena Mayen Photos by Jane Wyles Photography. For copies email: Check Metropol’s Facebook for more from this event.

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Date scones are a perennial favourite. Here I’ve given them a make-over with an amazing spice blend with flavours redolent of the markets of Fez, Morocco. Prep time 20 minutes

Cook time 15-18 minutes


Ingredients DATE FILLING 2 cups well-packed stoned dates, chopped Grated rind of 1 orange ½ cup orange juice (or use water) 2 teaspoons kasbah fragrant spice blend (see below) or mixed spice 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or dark or soft brown sugar 2 tablespoons honey, quince jam

or apricot jam 25 grams butter DOUGH 2 cups self-raising flour ¼ teaspoon salt 50 grams butter, cold, grated ¾-1 cup milk, plus extra to glaze 1 egg Coarse sugar crystals to decorate, optional



Method 1.

Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan bake). Set the rack in the centre of the oven. Line a baking tray with baking paper.


To make the filling, put the dates, orange rind and orange juice (or water), spices, sugar, honey or jam and butter into a saucepan over a moderate heat. Warm, stirring until the dates have become mushy. Set aside to cool.


To make the dough, sift the flour and salt into a bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles crumbs. Make a well in the centre.


Mix ¾ cup milk and the egg together and pour into the well, stirring with a dinner knife or the handle of a wooden

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spoon to make a firm scone dough. Add extra milk if required.




Turn out onto a floured bench and knead only to bring together. Roll out to a rectangle about 0.5cm thick. Spread the cooled date mixture over the scone dough. Beginning at the long edge, roll up. Brush the tops with milk to glaze. If wished, scatter over coarse sugar crystals to decorate.

KASBAH FRAGRANT SPICE BLEND 1 tablespoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cassia 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons dried rose petals, optional A few drops orange oil or pure orange essence Mix together and store in an airtight container

Bake in the preheated oven for 15–18 minutes or until the roll is well browned and, when tapped underneath, sounds hollow. Remove from the oven, place a clean tea towel on top and allow the roll to steam for 3–5 minutes.


Cut into slices and serve warm with plain yoghurt or butter.

Recipe extracted from The Baker’s Companion, by Allyson Gofton, published by Penguin NZ, RRP$55.00. Photography by Lottie Hedley.

From slippers to snow boots, the shelves are groaning with gorgeous footwear at Style Footwear Ashburton. The team – Melissa, Brian and Trudy – are thrilled with the winter range and hope customers will be too.


trong again this season is ankle boots – there are a few long boots in the range with some exclusive lines amongst them. Mid-height block heels are very popular and super comfortable to wear all day. The ‘athleisure’ look is still in style, with dress sneakers and basketball style boots featuring strongly. Black is and always will be the strong colour in winter, but there are few stand outs available – metallic blues, cherry red patent, khaki and a great range of navy blue. Stocking top brands such as Ziera, Sugar ‘n’ Spice, Bear Paw, Toilno, Saimon, Cabello, Klouds and more, there is something for everyone, including a range of handbags, scarves and jewellery.

Spanish Styles

Paradise for Garden-aholics, Gift-aholics & Foodies 5 Archibald St, Tinwald Ashburton Open 7 days a week Phone: 03 3086858

Instore & Online

Phone: 03 308 7620


Shoe care is also important and Style Footwear stocks Footcom and Scholl products, to provide the best options possible. Melissa does the majority of the buying and always has her customers in mind. Attending buying meetings twice a year and being in regular contact with her suppliers means the latest releases are never far away. Sizes 35-45 are stocked in most ranges and the team will endeavour to source the perfect shoe for you. Custom fitting is done in-store for free, as no two feet are the same. Follow Style Footwear on Facebook and Instagram. Visit which offers laybuy as a payment option and free shipping.

177 Burnett Street, Ashburton

Visit Lushingtons in Ashburton for a fabulous day out. All your favourite pleasures in one place, an extensive nursery for indoor and outdoor gardens, Gifts galore and yummy food in our café.

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shoe style Winter



By Clementine Page

Tuxedo Kitchens White and off-white have long reigned supreme in the world of interior design, particularly when it comes to kitchens, where we seek bright, clean spaces. However, it seems we’re seeing a return to black kitchen cabinetry, splashbacks and marble countertops, and contrasting black with white walls. It’s got our kitchens looking chic, with parental practicality.


lanning a kitchen fitout or renovation in 2019? This year interior colour trends will embrace a darker colour palette, with fewer colours and a greater emphasis on black, contrasted by simple white, rich browns,

grey, taupe, beige, natural wood and other neutral tones. Black brings elegance and mood to a space like no other hue, and while opting for a predominantly black kitchen is a

brave move, it’s one that can prove highly successful when done right. Transform an old, tired kitchen into a sleek and contemporary space using glossy or matte black cupboards, drawers and countertops. Black leathered-finish marble is coming in hot, as are charcoal coloured appliances like rangehoods, fridges and ovens. And if you can’t bring yourself to go all out, a monochromatic kitchen space is classic yet adds a touch of modernity – splashes of black through handles/knobs, trims, appliances and pendant lights can be all that’s needed to update a worn-out space. Wow guests this year by adding a bit of visual drama to your home. Freshen up your existing kitchen or pay homage to the trend by furnishing your new place with a bold black kitchen fit out.



Aaron Pero | | 64 Kilmore Street GRENADIER REAL ESTATE LTD. LICENSED REAA 2008

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0275 227 667

the weighty responsibility of coordinating with the plumber, electrician and other builders necessary to renovate your kitchen, Dream Doors Kitchens Christchurch utilises the services of trusted craftsmen to make your dream kitchen a reality. Similar to how craftsmen are critically assessed, so too are the materials used to renovate and build your kitchen. Dream Doors Kitchens Christchurch only uses custom made, locally sourced cabinetry to meet your specifications. Adrian and the team are confident enough in the calibre of their work and materials to put a ten-year guarantee on each kitchen completed by Dream Doors Kitchens Christchurch. Whether you’re starting from scratch on a new build or you’re looking to update your kitchen, you can expect it to be done right the first time with Dream Doors Kitchens Christchurch. To make an inquiry, phone 03 338 1081 or submit one online at Facebook: Dream Doors Christchurch Instagram: dreamdoorskitchens





It’s no surprise that Dream Doors Kitchens Christchurch earned Best Franchisee of the Year for the sixth year in a row. With the company’s expertise and attention to detail, you’ll be left dazzled while admiring your new kitchen.


ream Doors Kitchens Christchurch is skilled in renovating kitchens because they manage projects from start

to finish. Adrian Kay, owner of Dream Doors Kitchens Christchurch states, “We really look after our customers; we

manage the whole process for them so it goes smoothly and according to plan.” Instead of leaving you with

Follow us on Facebook @Dream Doors Christchurch for design inspiration

Amazing Kitchen Facelifts!

isee NZ Franchear of the Y for 2018 6th year in a row

Replacement doors, drawers, panels and benchtops Or a complete brand new kitchen, all made to measure

P. 03 338 1081

Artisan Timbers are the experts in unique authentic and inspiring timber flooring Talk to us today about how we can help you bring your existing timber flooring back to life, or a complete new installation.

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When choosing kitchen colours, should they match with the colour scheme of the home or can it be a total contrast? It is nice to have some continuity between the kitchen design and colour scheme and the interior colours and finishes of your home. It is a much easier process for us at Armstrong Interiors as we can provide expert guidance on colour schemes. What is your one kitchen must have? An island is the one thing that is very important for today’s living. This can double as a dining space, entertainment area for coffee and drinks, or a place for the family to gather and enjoy whether someone is in the kitchen cooking or not.

Angelique Armstrong Armstrong Interiors Ltd

Creating the

heart of the home

Lacey Exton has joined the talented team at Armstrong Interiors, bringing with her two years of experience working in a high-end kitchen and joinery boutique company. Metropol catches up with Lacey to get the lay of the land when it comes to designing the heart of the home.

When designing a kitchen what is the first step? Making sure the plumbing is in the correct place for your sink, dishwasher and filter fridge. It is good to engage your kitchen designer early and the design stages with the architect, prior to when the floor slab is poured. When renovating to sell, what are cheap but effective ways to give you kitchen a boost? The kitchen bench top and the back splash are hard surfaces that can make a huge difference to modernising the look; this will also bring a new lease of life back to your kitchen. Other good ways are updating joinery cupboard and drawer fronts, and adding floating shelving or box storage.

What part of the kitchen should you invest the majority of your budget? Island and bench tops needs to be of high quality and durable to last. This is the ‘wow’ piece where you can really make a statement. Today stone suppliers have a vast range of natural stones and granites from all over the world. Engineered stones have also improved over the years and there is a colour and style for all design looks. However, if you are a keen master chef, it may be the appliances that you would like to indulge in.

Visit, phone 03 356 2636 or check them out on Instagram armstronginteriorsltd

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LAP OF LUXURY Family is at the very heart of The Mighty Staggz operation, the local Oxford, North Canterbury business that specialises in building unique fibreglass swimming pools.


t’s what drives husbandand-wife team Quentin and Nicky Stagg who, alongside

raising their own four boys, are passionate about creating a product that can provide

endless hours – and years – of enjoyment for families like theirs. Quentin, who has worked in the industry for more than 15 years and has vast experience working with fibreglass, decided that in 2017 it was time to go out on his own and create a business with a difference.

“A pool can mean a lifetime of enjoyment, its our job to make sure it is.”

For custom built pools, spas & lagoons Ph. 0284105752 I I

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“Not only do we see it as a pool, we see our purpose of producing and creating an environment where people can gather, create long-lasting memories with their loved ones, and spend hours unplugging and enjoying their pool. Our business represents our family and our passion for building and constructing custom-built fibreglass swimming pools, a unique one-off design made especially for our clients.” Specialising in everything from 25m school pools, to small custom-built spas and lagoons, the couple is dedicated to creating quality builds and making sure they fit with their clients’ needs. Working with The Mighty Staggz also means you deal directly with the business owner from start-to-finish, eliminating the need for middle men. “With our unique building method, we can construct anything you imagine, and we can bring it to life,” Quentin says. “We pride ourselves on using quality products to establish a stunning result and provide a genuine down-to-earth service.”

YOU & YOUR ARCHITECT: A CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP Every person is unique. As architect Craig South explains, your home should also uniquely reflect who you are and how you want to live.



ig weekend get-togethers or coffee for two on the deck? Enjoy reading in the sun or love to garden? We’re all different; good architecture acknowledges this and is responsive to people’s lifestyle choices. We deeply value our clients and recognise that their aspirations are fundamentally important to the whole design

process. Every project starts with an in-depth conversation on their brief, aesthetics and lifestyle. Having that understanding from the outset is vital to achieving the end goal of a truly bespoke home. We approach every new project with creativity, an open mind and a willingness to listen and respond. We appreciate our

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: clients’ commitment and the trust they place in us. In return, we offer a robust process that is collaborative, thorough and responsive. In our own practice, rather than being defined by a particular style, we prefer to be defined by our client-focused process. In turn, this leads to homes that are uniquely

designed for them. We are not known for having a defined brand and that is very much a deliberate choice. We believe our approach to design is special because it goes deeper than simply asking ‘how many bedrooms’ or ‘what size’. We like to ask the ‘why’ questions and explore what clients are really seeking

to achieve to ensure a deeper understanding of what they want out of their new home. We also like to celebrate the uniqueness of every client, creating homes that will fit their aspirations and how they want to live. Some people worry about prioritising their lifestyle choices in a design, because they


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If condensation and ventilation issues are a problem in your home, the team at Snow Temp Heating Solutions are the people to call before winter sets in.


overing both residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration, the Christchurch business has been in operation for the past 35 years, and run by Graham Milburn for the past three. With individually tailored maintenance programmes available to ensure equipment is maintained to the highest possible standard, Snow Temp also offers a handy 24-hour/365-day emergency breakdown service. With experienced installers and a commitment to excellent customer service, Graham and his engineers regularly receive positive feedback from new and existing clients. “They comment on how fresh and nice the house smells,” he says. “The condensation is gone and, even though the house has been shut, it’s like you’ve had the windows open all day.” If you’d like to know more about Snow Temp Heating Solutions, call 03 379 3589, or email today.

Get it white By Kayte John

The days might be getting darker as we make the seasonal shift to the cooler months, but that doesn’t mean our homes need to follow suit. In fact a clean, serene white interior might just be the antidote to the winter blues.


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hite may seem to be a safe choice in comparison to bold colours, but it brings an understated look that can make a big impact when styled right. The beauty of white is also its ability to be regularly restyled with ease. So how do you ‘get it white’ when it comes to incorporating this fresh favourite into the home? Firstly choose your tone by deciding whether your white will have a grey or blue undertone, or a more yellow tint to it. Cooler tones will give the room a serene Scandi-style, while warmer tones will provide

a warmer, rustic ambience. White interiors are easy to apply to your kitchen and can maximise your space. A great way to style it in the kitchen is to pair it with indoor greenery which is a trend that has exploded in popularity. Your bedroom is another room where the all-white look can be applied. However, you want it to be serene without it feeling like you’re sleeping in a hospital bed. To avoid this, throw in some neutral tones such as beige and cream. This paired-back look is perfect for creating an effortlessly stylish space.


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It’s the colour of a summer ocean and an expansive sky. The art world’s love of this inky, energetic cobalt blue is well-documented. And they’re not alone! Rich, deep and inviting, cobalt blue is the new power player of the homewares sphere. With its electric charge and ability to instantaneously uplift, the right hue of blue is as bold as it is beautiful. WEST ELM STACKED BLOCKS CUSHION COVER


his colour is lighter than its more formal cousin navy, but has a deeper richness than cheery sky blue. Its name derives from cobalt salt mixing with aluminium oxide – creating a fathomless beauty. Its undertones can range from grey to purple. Throughout history, dating back 3,000 years, it has been used for porcelain, tiles and glass – and was then devoured creatively by many an artist such as Monet, Renoir, Matisse and Van Gough. Ceramics and surroundings through to artworks and interior homewares have instant impact with cool, emotive cobalt blue. And it can look quite French. The sultry shade is in love with velvet – from cushions to couches and with delicious deep buttoning. It can have a metallic quality, so shimmer with a metallic cobalt vase or bowl against a light-wood coffee table. Copper brings out cobalt’s warmth. Gold elevates it to regal status.

The colour joins other moody dark hues in interiors this season, as primary colours are set aside for now. Even in lighting or kitchen splashbacks, this deep and decadent shade will lift a dull day. It is essentially a cool colour, but its brilliance creates warmth against a grey day. It looks almost princely mixed with the new obsession – the shade of mustard. Mixed with terracotta, it emits the exotic of byzantine era and the bazaars of Eastern Mediterranean. Paired with green, it is nature in its finest combination. The rich colour is balanced and incredibly striking against the contrast of the palest dusky pink. If you decide on a cobalt couch, light pastel cushions and throws will soften the depth. Whether it’s a lightning bolt of this shade from a treasured collection, or painting the walls cobalt, to relaxing under a midnight sky, its jewel-like qualities are heavenly indulgence.

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his year has seen the completion of a number of in-house designed architectural builds in Westmorland. “The homes are built into the hillside, and enjoy stunning views over the city.” With special block foundation engineered floors, Jennian Homes has ensured these builds don’t just look fantastic, but are built to meet the environmental challenges. “We are really enjoying handling whole projects

– beginning with designs created by our team from scratch, through to seeing delighted owners moving in,” Dave says. “The process is made that much easier for clients with our Studio J display centre right here at our office in Sockburn. It is open from 8am-5pm Monday to Friday and it is just great because it removes the need for clients to try to visualise; they can see all the materials and colour options as

they would appear on a finished home.” If you are thinking of building, it’s never too early to talk to one of the team at Jennian Homes. The Jennian team are there to explore your ideas, explain options and offer complete certainty around the process of building with Jennian Homes. “If you’d love an architectural home but budget is a constraint, utilising the in-house design team is an extremely costeffective way to achieve your goal,” Dwayne says. The design team is completed by in-house sales and accounts, and there is a fantastic set of skilled personnel in the key project management group. “We’ve all got such energy and enthusiasm for what we achieve here, and it’s because we work with great brands, great trades

and we get great results. We’ve completed numerous homes for delighted clients and we are proud of what we are doing,” Dwayne says. The team has expanded the area it covers and Jennian Homes Canterbury is now creating dream homes for happy clients from Kaikoura to Waimate. Jennian’s homes are also completed under fixed contracts. “We understand that people can come to building with concerns about controlling the costs. We guarantee there won’t be any unpleasant surprises with your budget,” Dwayne says. Jennian Homes also ensures there are a range of display homes available to view at any one time, which is no mean feat given they get snapped up by impressed buyers very quickly. Both of the Jennian Homes Canterbury display homes in Rolleston and Rangiora are open Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm and an exciting new concept in display homes is about to open in Halswell Commons. Stunning display homes in Ashburton and Timaru are open for your viewing with team members on site.

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heir business ethos has always been about supporting local, so visitors can enjoy browsing authentic homegrown artworks, such as McGlashen pottery from Nelson; West Coast Rimu and Kauri woodware; iconic Christchurch knitwear made by Snowy Peak; paua jewellery from Blenheim, and precious pounamu from Ngāi Tahu. Their selection of gourmet cookies, sweets, chocolates, jams and honey make for the ideal small gift; and their

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X MARKS THE SPOT By Nicholas Henare

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EYES ON STA There is no denying a huge chunk of Kiwi gearheads love a Chevy, though those wanting a late model Chevrolet had to import one privately, until now. Yes, to fill a gap left by the recently departed Aussie-built Commodore, HSV is selling the Chevrolet Camaro in New Zealand, in right-hand drive. I was given the chance to spend 24 hours with the latest right-hook Camaro in Auckland.


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rought to our shores to take on the might of the right-hand drive Ford Mustang, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is available through Holden and HSV showrooms across the country. The right-hand drive conversion process is professionally done by HSV in Australia before the cars arrive in New Zealand; it’s a proper conversion job too. This work, plus the car, puts the price at $104,990 NZD. The only customisable option available is $1,000 for metallic paint, although the Bumblebee yellow of my test car certainly had eyes on stalks. The Camaro 2SS’s beating heart is the LT1 6.2 litre V8 with a fairly substantial 339kW of grunt and 617Nm of torque. This, coupled with an eight-speed automatic box, will allow you to reach the national limit in a blistering 4.6 seconds, which this writer can verify. Inside you get a very driver-focused cabin, containing nods to Camaros of the past while still feeling bang up to date. The driving position is nigh on perfect and the small steering wheel feels good clasped in your mitts. Standard kit includes 20-inch alloys, Brembo brakes, LED running lights, Apple Car Play/ Android Auto, and dual zone climate control. A press of the starter button and those quad tailpipes emit the sort of V8


bellow that would wake the dead. Blip the throttle and it crackles and booms like distant gunfire. There are three drive modes to choose from; Touring, Sport and Track. Touring mode allows you cruise along in comfort with the V8 burble slightly subdued in the background. The LT1 V8 also shuts down four cylinders if they aren’t needed, returning combined fuel consumption of 11.5L/100km. Change up to Sport and things get racier and louder, put it in Track mode and the steering and throttle response sharpens up, plus the shifts on the eight-speed box become quicker. Now, old Camaros have always been lacking when it comes to undertaking the twisty stuff. This is no longer the case as the bendy B-roads out of Waiuku were devoured with such ease. The Camaro also feels incredibly planted and despite the slight girth, you always have the confidence to push hard. That said, you do have to be awake. So how does the new right-hook Camaro stack up when compared to the Mustang? Well, the Mustang is $25,000 less expensive, but the Camaro rides better, is just as exciting and will be much more exclusive. Each to their own of course, but the Chevy just wins it for me.


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Seventh Heaven By Sarah Jarvis

Fifty years ago, Christchurch businessman Graham Bernie fell in love with two beauties. One was a woman called Lynn Small. The other was a 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible. He married one and forty years later bought the other.

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enthusiastically started up a small car company in Moorhouse Avenue and went on to achieve success importing cars out of Japan. Cars have always been a passion. “I think it was every boy’s dream.” Chatting from his luxury home in Heathfield Avenue, the developer and international car broker explains he bought his Ford Galaxie 500 from Turners in Christchurch 10 years ago. “I had been looking for years and finally saw the exact same model advertised for auction at Turners. I knew I had to buy it, so I did,” he says. Lynn didn’t feel the same way. “She initially thought I was a nutcase. I think she’s been in it three times over the past 10 years. “The memories are probably better than the reality,” he laughs. However, there were no regrets, Graham smiles. “And I’ll never sell it.” With a 590 cubic inch engine, the Ford Galaxie has only ever been driven by his two sons, with only 2000 miles being added (now with 38,000 on the clock). This November is a milestone for the couple, who will celebrate 50 years of marriage. “If the house burnt down it would be the first thing taken out,” he says of the car. “After my wife,” he adds.



t takes pride of place,” he says proudly of the full-sized American-made scarlet classic housed in his five-car Fendalton garage. Originally from the West Coast, Graham first met Lynn in Christchurch when he was 20. “She was living next to a friend of mine,” he smiles. Desperately wanting to court Lynn, he soon realised he wasn’t the only man vying for her attention. “An older friend of mine had bought a yellow 1968 Ford Galaxie convertible and offered to take her for a ride. “Who could resist?” he laughs. When the friend arrived to pick Lynn up, he got Graham as well. “I made him take me!” Sitting in the back beside the woman who was to become his wife and mother of his two sons, Graham said he was in “seventh heaven”. “We rode out to New Brighton when there was shopping on a Saturday... I thought it was the nicest car I had seen in my life.” A leather goods salesman, Graham says he thought he would never own a car like it. “It was the size of a small house. To own one was an impossible dream – a pure fantasy.” At age 25, Graham became a car dealer and the rest is history. He



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BEAST MODE By Nicholas Henare

I was at Mitsubishi in Moorhouse Avenue picking up the new Mitsubishi Triton VRX. As you would see in their marketing, it’s “In Beast Mode” and with a price point starting at $49,990.

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ith all the grunt of a great off-roader, the price point is quite exceptional. I had to ask Dave Boyce from Mitsubishi some pretty pointed questions. What are the four features that make it a stand out? “Just four?!,” he laughs. “Styling; it has a great look now, when it was polarising before. Ride quality; it is really quiet and smooth for a ute. Safety; it is class leading on things that count like safety and value for money. There are lots of little things as well; economy, turning circle, Apple Car Play and reverse camera in most models etc. Oh, and warranty. That’s a ‘salesman’s four’,” he laughs.

What’s next for David Boyce at Mitsubishi? “I have a few years left in me and have had the privilege of seeing the network and friendships I have built up consistently coming back and generationally getting smarter about vehicles and business decisions involving them. “Personally, a focus on family, friends and company. Fishing; fishing is good. I am very lucky I have a dynamic and accomplished partner in life, talented kids and a busy work life.” What’s coming from Mitsubishi that we can get excited about? “Our focus and effort is on our new Triton. It is a game-changer. But the big news I just learned is of a definite van return. Mitsubishi is part of a larger global alliance with Nissan and Renault. Expect value, safety and a big impact.

“Don’t ask me when because I don’t know. I suspect 2020. Mitsubishi is on the rise, Triton is match-winner; a new van is a game-changer. There are strong styling innovations as models constantly upgrade but is all in a background of one of Mitsubishi’s core principles – value. That isn’t to say just lowest price but it does mean the combination of features and benefits, particularly safety, economy and warranty delivered at excellent value. That is why we, for instance, can lease our Triton so well.” The Triton handled exceptionally well and, even though David told me I could go up to 45 degrees using one of the four different differential modes, I managed not to damage it. With 3.5 towing capacity and massive cab space with a great tray for transporting anything, I can see it being a useful beast.



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GRAND TOUR OF CHINA SAVE UP TO $600PP ON SELECTED GROUP TOURS OF ASIA DEPARTING BEFORE 14 DEC 2019 F L I G H T S & 2 7 DAY F U L LY I N C L U S I V E C L A S S I C TO U R Experience the many wonders of China on this grand tour that captures not only the historical and cultural aspects of China, but also allows you to discover its many other, less known treasures.






share twin from Christchurch.

PACKAGE INCLUDES • Return economy flights from Christchurch • All Accommodation, domestic transportation, 24 breakfasts, 23 lunches, 24 dinners, sightseeing, entrances fees • English speaking guides • Visa fees for NZ passport holders HIGHLIGHTS BEIJING (3N) - XIAN (3N) - YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (4N) CHENGDU (1N) - KUNMING (2N) - DALI (2N) - GUILIN (1N) - YANGSHUO (2N) GUILIN (1N) - HANGZHOU (1N) - SUZHOU (2N) - SHANGHAI (2N)

B E T T E R TO G E T H E R BARRINGTON 331 7182 I CHRISTCHURCH CITY 365 7687 I FERRYMEAD 376 4022 I HIGH ST LANES 339 3440 HORNBY 344 3070 I MERIVALE 355 2200 I NORTHLANDS 352 4578 I RANGIORA 313 0288 I RICCARTON 341 3900 SHIRLEY 385 0710 I UPPER RICCARTON 343 0869 CONDITIONS Valid for new bookings only departing 01 Jun – 14 Dec 19. Price based on 08, 22 Aug, 05 Sep & 24 Oct 19 departures. Valid for sales until 31 May 19 or until sold out. Due to limited availability of special pricing on departures and availability of airfares the discount may not be offered on all departures. Prices are per person, twin share. Flights are economy class from Christchurch. A deposit of $2000 per person per tour is required within 24 hours of confirmation. Additional charges: Tipping RMB1140pp apply. Not valid in conjunction with other offers (except loyalty discount). $600 discount for tours over 20 days duration, $400 for tours between 15 and 19 days and $200 discount on tours less than 15 days. Price and availability correct at time of printing 01 May 2019. All tours are subject to availability. Tipping is not included and is subject to change—see tour details in 2019 brochures or visit To connect with airline schedules additional arrangements may be required at an additional cost. Further conditions apply, for more information see ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

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