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From the Editor We’re living in a uniquely stressful time. Between the fluctuating number of community Covid-19 transmissions, oscillating government alert levels and a general air of uncertainty - the bright side can seem hard to find. At Metropol we’re all about celebrating and supporting the community, and this raison d’être has taken on more relevance in present climes. Evidence shows optimistic people are less stressed, healthier and can even live longer, so on page 10 we share practical tips from world-leading experts on how to build such a mindset. We also share inspiring stories from closer to home, of people who live these ideals every day. Jazz Thornton, a 22-yearold mental health advocate who, by sharing her story, is saving lives and changing the way we talk about such important issues. And Octogenarian John Winkie who will bike across Banks Peninsula to raise money for an important cause. We learn about a local business, Cactus Outdoor, which is pivoting in the face of the global pandemic by using its local manufacturing facilities to create high grade face masks. We find out what Addington has in store for a new-look racing festival, and what boutique hotel The George has on offer for those planning a way to commemorate the end of an unforgettable year. However, I would also like to extend the invitation to our readers to send in your own suggestions for stories you, too, think Metropol should be celebrating in its pages.



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An extraordinary race day It’s a highlight of Christchurch – and New Zealand’s – annual sporting and social calendar, and 2020’s IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day is shaping up to be something very special. With many of the world’s events cancelled due to Covid-19, Addington Raceway is pulling out all the stops to ensure revellers have so much more than just a day at the races.


pread across two distinct areas, the Lindauer Lawn and The Edge Public Village, 2020’s guests will not only enjoy the exhilaration of horse racing – but an exciting mix of new flourishes designed to surprise and delight even the most enthusiastic punters. While Covid-19 restrictions means reduced capacity, it has also been extra motivation for organisers to ensure racegoers have an exceptional day out. From bespoke cocktail bars, live music and DJs, to fabulous fashion, delicious cuisine offerings and even a rooftop

party – this is no ordinary day at the races. Packages begin with The Edge Public Village, where guests still have prime positions for watching the action, as well as cocktail bars, The Crossing Fashion Starts Here best dressed competition, the Speights Lawn and a courtyard of food truck dining options. Those in the elevated Lindauer Lawn option can not only stylishly roam The Edge Public Village area, but also enjoy premier views of the raceway and winning post, plus

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Positive Pursuit WORDS MORGAN TAIT

We’ve been through a lot. And Christchurch more than most. As the times remain uncertain and, yes, unprecedented - it’s hard not to feel unsettled, and sometimes even harder to find a bright side to look on. Yet evidence shows optimistic people are less stressed, healthier and can even live longer - so we’ve compiled our top tips for staying positive when it feels a little impossible.



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Eat your way to good sleep Being well rested improves mood and health. In her new book, Happy Gut, Happy Mind, nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik makes the case for a diet which helps your body cope with the environmental stresses which interfere with sleep. In other words, stressed people sleep poorly – and then try to energise with unhelpful foods. She suggests caffeine in the morning only, staying away from sugar and alcohol, eating whole foods, and giving yourself at least an hour to wind down before getting under the covers at night.

Say thank you Research shows a regular gratitude practice – acknowledging the things in your life you’re thankful for – sets you up for a happier and more optimistic day as you train your brain to focus on what is going well. New Zealand charity, the Thankfulness Project has the mantra, “thankfulness equals happiness” to show Kiwis how looking for the good in any situation turns your attention away from the not-so-good.


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Don’t poo-poo meditation as woo-woo before you’ve given it a shot. Regarded as a highly effective tool to calm the mind, focus your thinking and let negative thoughts float on by. It can be as simple as downloading an app like Headspace or Insight Timer and listening to a soothing voice guide you through a few minutes of breathing exercises. Mindfulness practices like meditation come highly recommended not only by mental health professionals, but by some of the world’s highest achievers like Bill Gates, Ariana Huffington and LeBron James.

Be nice This includes to yourself. Practicing selfcompassion is a key to becoming more resilient, according to psychotherapist Stephanie Maston who wrote a book on the subject. Compassion towards ourselves and others interrupts negative and anxious thought patterns. When you take a moment to stop the spiral, you can even try reading a pre-prepared statement to remind yourself it’s going to be okay. Because it is.

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Eighty years. It’s a milestone held by a cyclist, his bicycle, and a challenging race across Banks Peninsula. Octogenarian John Winkie is aiming to raise $80,000 for research to help those with debilitating spinal cord injuries get back in the saddle again.


ohn will be cycling on his trusty 1940s bicycle from Christchurch to Akaroa, to raise funds and awareness for The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust. Originally an entrant in the nowcancelled Le Race, John will still tackle the course with his cycling buddies. John’s desire to help came after his biking buddy Jim Dollimore took a debilitating tumble while cycling in February. “It was a tribute to him and a tribute to the people at Burwood hospital” he says of his close mate’s

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recovery. He was totally paralysed, but is now back on his feet and on the mend.” Only ever breaking a couple of bones himself, two more of John’s fellow cyclists have also bounced back from serious spinal injuries, through the amazing help and support they received. However, some are not so lucky. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of spinal injuries through accidents in the world. The CatWalk Trust is supporting very promising research worldwide and locally at the Spinal Cord Injury Research

acing Facility (SCIRF). Every year in New Zealand, close to 80 to 130 people suffer acute spinal cord injury, the majority occurring in males between 25- and 45-years of age. A global body of very promising evidence is that a cure will be found. John was aware of the funding needed to for this critical research. East London born, he bought his Duckett Superlite bicycle for his paper round and a London to Wales cycle marathon at the age of 12. It has since had the gears modified for hill rides,


spokes replaced, and it’s repainted black. Immigrating to New Zealand with his wife Maria in 1973, he now resides and cycles regularly in Omaha Beach, Auckland. “My daughter rode my bike in club races in the ‘80s, but it has since been gathering dust under the house. It was just by chance that it was still hanging around, so I took it out a couple of months ago.” The superstar octogenarian is a national bike-industry legend, and holds the title of Masters World Mountain Biking Champion, and will be hopefully competing in the Masters Games next year in Japan. John invented the revolutionary Keywin Speed Pedal when he was General Manager at Franklin Machinery – a twist-out release principle, now a standard by pedal makers worldwide. His innovation is a lifesaver at traffic lights. The six foot, slim 80-year-old attributes his eternally fit agility to “a very balanced lifestyle, no fads and drawing from the theories of Kiwi Olympiad Arthur Lydiard. I just keep going, I’ve always been naturally damn fit!” “I’ll be travelling down to Christchurch with our riding group, The Warkworth Riders, and I’m looking forward to meeting up with my old racer buddies in Christchurch as well. I know there will be some really big hills, but I should finish in around five hours, going at a speed of 20 to 25km/h.” Despite no official race, John will still be a big winner in the race to get people up and out of their wheelchairs.

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Quality and character

For 25 years Wilson and Hill Architects have been delivering quality architecture to clients in Christchurch and beyond, to the whole of the South Island.

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he Crossing, ECan building, and Forté Health represent just a sample of Wilson and Hill’s post-earthquake designs characterising Christchurch. With their workload increasing, directors Chris Wilson and David Hill asked Stuart Hay to join the practice as a partner. A key part of the practice for 17 years, Stuart is a strong proponent of the company ethos. “Our point of difference is the quality of our design. Design outcomes are number one for us, maintaining excellence and delivering the best architectural solutions is our key focus,” he says. Stuart has experience in a broad range of architecture especially in healthcare, retail, and residential design and brings his own client base in these areas. While he finds inspiration in the work of contemporary American architect Rick Joy, his work is always bespoke to site, client, and brief. Stuart has designed and taken the role of project leader for several significant projects such as the Forté Health Buildings and had a significant role in the design and delivery of The Crossing. Stuart joins as partner just as the company is celebrating 25 years in business. “So much has happened in 25 years – it’s interesting to reflect, and consider the challenges going forward” says Chris. David says: “We have some great projects in the pipeline, and the horizon is looking bright for developments that will continue to take our city forward.”

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The power of teamwork American author Ken Blanchard wrote, “None of us is as smart as all of us”. Certainly, success flows from people working together in a team.


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definitely believes in the power of teamwork and has built up her own team of superb sales consultants and administrators. “When vendors choose me to sell their homes, they receive

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“Each of them has also embraced my passion for delivering exceptional results.” Sales consultants Pauline Wilson, Gemma Aitken, Glen Ford and Sarah Fidow echo Alison’s views. They’ve each worked in various aspects of the real estate industry over the years from sales and management to valuation and banking. They place particular emphasis on developing and maintaining the very best relationship with their clients, both vendors and buyers, no matter where their property may be. “We’re proud to sell every property, everywhere.” Essential to the team is smooth, organised administration and that is the role of Office Manager Angela Pye. Attention to detail is her forté and completing tasks to the highest possible standard is her focus. And no marketing campaign would be complete without Nicky Cocks’ styling expertise for home staging. Alison sums up her team’s success in these words. “When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.”

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Conquering her own struggles with mental illness has seen Kiwi woman Jazz Thornton co-found a global charity, write two books and speak at the United Nations, now she speaks with Metropol ahead of her next journey – to the big screen.


azz Thornton is driven by one overwhelming motive – to make others dealing with mental health issues feel less alone.

And when Girl on the Bridge is released at the end of this month, viewers will see just how hard the 22-year-old works to do this.

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taps into the “how” of suicide prevention. Which, alongside behind-thescenes work to increase mental health funding the world over, lies in the conversations we have with each other, says Jazz. We need to have conversations beyond the basic, “How are you? Good” exchanges, she says. “Start saying how you’re really feeling, start telling people and keep saying it until someone listens. “Don’t try and do it by yourself. Talking to people is the biggest and best thing you can do.” When Jazz was a teenager dealing with dark times, there were very few conversations happening on the subject. “I don’t remember really ever talking about it growing up. I think we might have had one health class on it in school, but it was not something we ever talked about. “For so many years I felt like I was the only one. John Kirwan, when he came out with his story it was the first time I thought, ‘Oh this is actually something’.” Seeing these conversations change and stigma be lifted is encouraging, she says. “Seeing people willing to ask for help is incredible to see. “I will always keep sharing my story so people begin to understand the reality of mental health and suicide in our country.” Jazz hopes the film not only brings people together but allows them to understand, “they might not be able to change the entire world, but they can change someone’s world.” Watch the documentary at www.girlonthebridgefilm.com

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The feature documentary, directed by Kiwi filmmaker Leanne Pooley, follows Jazz during the pivotal two-year period she was emerging out of her own struggles with suicide to become a powerful advocate for mental health. “The biggest reason for me is, when I was going through everything, when I was sitting in the psych ward - I felt like the only one,” she tells Metropol. “If people were talking about it when I was going through it, I might have felt less shame and found tools and some hope sooner than when I did.” A survivor of childhood abuse, it wasn’t until after her 14th suicide attempt that Jazz made a decision to “not to be another statistic and to fight for herself”. That fight has ultimately led her to fight for others, too. Since she has started sharing her own story, she has cofounded global mental health charity Voices of Hope; directed an award-winning web series; published her book Stop Surviving, Start Fighting, with her second book to be released in January; addressed the world’s leaders at the UN; had coffee with Prince Harry and Meghan to discuss the subject, and now, been the subject of a documentary. The documentary follows Jazz’s journey as she was embarking on the award-winning 2019 web series Jessica’s Tree, which pays reflective tribute to the eponymous friend whose life she could not save. Girl on the Bridge is being released internationally on September 21 - online so viewers can watch it privately – and

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An illuminating new project is giving a fresh perspective on Christchurch’s world-renowned street art. Sustainable lighting business, Gen Green, and street art champions Watch This Space have joined forces with project managers Living Space and the help of a council grant to celebrate the city’s street art by darkness.



ompelled to provide the community a free and interesting reason to come into the city centre after dark Gen Green and Watch This Space successfully applied for a Christchurch City Council Enliven Places Project Fund and have also been supported by project management firm Living Space. Gen Green co-founders Greg Dirkzwager and Brendan Stafford have supplied the lighting for the initiative and Watch This Space Urban Arts Trust’s Reuben Woods has helped select eleven artworks and artists to be featured. Greg says, “We really want to be part of the effort to get people back into the city centre and help the businesses there while also creating something interesting for people to do after dark.” Reuben, who did his PhD on the subject of Christchurch’s street art, is passionate about providing both the art and artists a platform to have their work discovered and accessed – and giving the public a new opportunity to engage with the form. He says the art and initiative has taken on a parallel meaning as attention turns to support our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic. “The art has a lot of meaning and to many people in Christchurch as it represents the city during its toughest times. “Some of the works talk about rebuilding and the restoration of Christchurch, so it’s important for us to do something now – and that’s lighting it up.” Brendan says the installation process, hindered slightly by some springtime rain, was well thought out to illuminate certain parts of the art works, while also protecting from potential damage. It also involved extensive co-ordination with building owners to obtain access. The eleven artworks chosen can be viewed on a map at www.watchthisspace.org.nz/#map and includes favourites like Askew on Gloucester Street, Kevin Ledo’s Whero O Te Rangi Bailey at the Crowne Plaza, Rone at Cathedral Square, and Erika Pearce at Allen St.


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Are routine blood tests helpful for your pet?

Wigram Vet and the Good Dog Spa’s Geoff Mehrtens tells Metropol how screening blood tests can greatly enhance a vet’s understanding of your pet’s health and uncover many underlying illnesses.


lood tests make a difference to cats’ and dogs’ wellbeing, sometimes a lifesaving difference. “Blood tests are great value for money and vets love having that background information,” says Geoff. “Your pet’s blood tests could literally be a life saver.” Geoff says many underlying diseases such as chronic renal or liver failure, hormonal diseases like Cushing’s Disease, as well as diabetes and hyperthyroidism (in cats in particular) can all live undetected to the untrained eye. “Undetected these diseases can cause irreversible damage to vital organs. However, early recognition can allow early and successful treatment and management to allow your pet to live to a healthy old age.” Whether it’s peace of mind or to investigate a concern, speak with Geoff and the team at Wigram Vets and the Good Dog Spa about obtaining a pet blood test.

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The Pandemic Pivot

Celebrating small Canterbury businesses innovating in hard times

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Masking disruption WORDS MORGAN TAIT

Christchurch-based apparel maker, Cactus Outdoor, has added a new product to its repertoire: Locally made face masks which use bacteria-busting natural wool filters.


riginally developed for dust protection before Covid-19 made face masks an essential item, Cactus Outdoors have manufactured tens of thousands of the mouth and nose coverings from its Christchurch factory since February. Co-founder and director, Ben Kepes says the locally made masks have been snapped up. “We developed the facemask before Covid-19 for our trade customers,” he says. “When Covid-19 hit we ramped up production to fulfil the massive demand.” The masks have a woollen filter which exceeds high N95 testing levels. “Our masks feature a high-tech filter made from a

specialised woollen fabric. “To this we add organically grown cotton fabric to provide another layer of protection.” Despite supply chain issues, Ben says the durable outdoor clothing, backpack and accessory maker’s Essential Service status meant production could continue during Alert Level 4. “The fact our filter exceeds N95 levels...is made in New Zealand from natural materials, uses our amazing New Zealand-grown wool and is made with love by Kiwi workers has gone down a treat.” • Good business story? Nominate a local business innovating to overcome Covid-19 challenges at editor@metros.co.nz.

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As lives – and livelihoods – remain disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, a new platform to help small business owners monitor their team’s wellbeing has been launched.

he Check In is an online tool for small business leaders to help them facilitate free activities to support their teams and empower team members to support themselves. Launched by cloud-based accounting software platform, Xero, The Check In has evidence-based ideas and insights to assist businesses to cultivate workplace wellbeing. It also includes additional wellbeing resources and policy guides for small businesses that want to take wellbeing further. Managing Director for New Zealand and Pacific Islands at Xero Craig Hudson, says the impact of the pandemic on the small business industry is far-reaching – impacting wellbeing and inflating day-to-day stresses. “All workplaces play a central role in building people’s resilience and positive wellbeing, helping them to be healthy, contributing members to their families and communities. “After specialist mental health services and primary health care, workplaces are the next biggest place of mental wellness support in the country, and 97 percent of New Zealand businesses are small businesses. So it’s vital that small businesses know what to do and how simple it can be.” Likewise, the evidence for cultivating healthy workplaces shows returns, says Hudson. A Deloitte study in the UK found mental health awareness and proactive intervention can result in a return on investment (ROI) of up to $8 for every $1 spent, while reactive support can result in an ROI of up to $4.50 for every $1 spent. www.xero.com/nz/resources/the-check-in

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When she’s not helping her clients draft relationship property agreements or navigate the home buying process, Joyce can be found carving the snow on a Canterbury ski field or taking part in some other outrageous adventure sport. It’s her unique approach and the authenticity only a real person can provide that her clients appreciate most. If you want real practical solutions for your legal needs, contact the team at Godfreys Law today.

Ph: 0800 131 001







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Making success happen Synonymous with multi-million-dollar listings, Kathryn Picton-Warlow forged her successful real estate career while bringing up two sons as a single mother - and wants other women to know they can do the same.


ne of the top performing real estate agents at the number one Harcourts internationally for revenue, Harcourts Gold Papanui, Kathryn believes listening, paying attention to detail, and nurturing relationships is the key to succeeding in business. “I always try to go above and beyond for my clients because I genuinely want to help people achieve their dream result,” she says. “Being able to listen is sometimes all you need to do.” It also helps that she has a deep passion for the industry. “If I am passionate about a product, I have always been able to sell it. With real estate, I am passionate about the people and the product is their homes.”

The home buying process can be an emotional one and Kathryn supports her vendors every step of the way. “It’s the little things that matter to me; the service, the follow-up, the level of care to my clients is very important to me. “Clients become friends and I get to see some unbelievable homes and lifestyle properties.” Kathryn grew up on a family farm, her family instilled good manners and a great work ethic from an early age. “This is a big part of why I am so successful today.” Those values are reflected not only in her business philosophy, but in her parenting of her two teenage sons, too. “I am incredibly proud of my boys, William has flown solo at age 16 while training for his PPL and Tom has represented New Zealand with his ski racing from an early age. “The boys see their mother working long hours and striving for excellence and I hope I have instilled the same values and ethics as my parents have.” While she’s known for her aspirational multi-milliondollar listings, Kathryn says she treats all her listings with the same fastidious care. “I have sold all types of properties across every price point; however, my business has always had more of a lifestyle component to it. “Currently, my listings include an estate in Darfield, a château on Pound Road, and a resort-like mansion at Clearwater.” Competitive industries like real estate may seem intimidating, so Kathryn hopes by sharing her story other women will feel inspired to achieve their dreams. Her advice? “Stay true to yourself, trust your gut, and be the very best version of yourself. Always remember if you look after your clients and do the right thing, your business will flourish.”

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1. New Order, Feel - and look - fabulous in the Patchwork Skirt from new NZ designer et alia label, www.neworder. co.nz. 2. The Fitting Room, The beloved Prima Donna Madison has arrived in a timeless black and white check, www.thefittingroom.co.nz. 3. Wink Shoe Store, Step into spring with a pop of colour in the Lena Tie slides, www.ilovewink.co.nz. 4. Caitlin Crisp, Dress up your go-to everyday jeans or pair with wide leg pants, Horizon Top, www.caitlincrisp.com. 5. Furmoo, Compact packs a punch with the sleek leather Raw Cut bag, www.furmoo. com. 6. Cutler & Co., As an alternative to a white sneaker, the Lorenzo in navy leather is modern, refined and infinitely adaptable, www.cutlerandco.co.nz.

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Whimsical meets all-important comfort with shirring, an outfit go-to making quite a name for itself. The romantic ruffles created by shirring, where elastic is sewn in parallel rows so a garment gathers, offer an of the moment silhouette.




ften fun, floaty and iron-free, countless brands are making a strong case for the sartorial technique, which is being reimagined in dress, blouse, skirt and pant form from high end to the high street. Adjacent to Prairie and cottagecore aesthetics, shirring is nostalgic yet simple – making it a versatile wardrobe addition whether you opt for a monochrome or patterned design. In New Zealand, designers like Ruby have set the scene with its sell-out Mirella series, shirred dresses, tops and skirts in a range of hues from classic black and white, to bold bright pink and tonal olive green. Marle’s Ines Top from its newest collection offers a pared back option, with a single line of shirring giving shape to an otherwise floaty favourite. Pair shirred maxi dresses with sandals, sneakers, heels or boots to suit your day’s activities. Mix shirred tops with jeans, wide leg pants, slip skirts or shorts; and shirred skirts and pants with simple shirts, tees and blouses. In a time where comfort is key due to most of the world being homebound, shirring offers the stretch required for both sedentary and active days. A. Ruby Mirella Short Sleeve Wrap Dress B. Giselle Silk Georgette Top C. Marle Ines Top

Recreating your youthful smile…

Dentures: Implants: Veneers

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03 379 1222 By appointment only, consultation fee applies

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Style casting

Amongst those styles designed for and by New Zealanders, there’s inspiration from what’s happening globally in fashion – from statement spotlight-worthy pieces to elevated essentials. The Zebrano catalogue is an extensive study in garment-ology, dresses, tops, skirts, shirts, pants, denim and coats reign alongside swimwear and accessories. And the Victoria Street store never goes off script so whether you’re after a glitzy garment, or something more every day and offduty – it’s sure to be a showstopper.

Life is not a dress rehearsal, and the team at Zebrano will ensure you look the part - no matter your character.


hether you prefer a flirty feminine feel or more of a beautifully bold style, manager Michelle Carter and her team will help you find your iconic look. “It’s about wearing the clothes you love, everyday - rather than saving them for a rainy day,” she says. And finding those clothes starts with impeccable design. Which is why Zebrano stocks high-end New Zealand designers including Maaike, Obi, Jason LIngard, Curate by Trelise Cooper, LaLa, Moyuru and Rundholz Black. Each piece is carefully chosen for its place in the store, considered as much for its design as for its fabrication and reflection of classic and current styles.



Find Zebrano at 169 Victoria Street, phone 03 962 2035 or online.



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Freshen up for spring! Spring is the perfect time of year to look at your skin and to get yourself ready for summer, Skin Rejuvenation Clinic’s Dr Brigid Lee tells us how.


hen you are looking for solutions for your skin issues you want your cosmetic medicine specialist clinic to be at the cutting edge of the latest, safest and most effective treatment options. Profhilo has been hugely popular in the UK over the last four years and has now been launched in New Zealand to much excitement and anticipation. Profhilo is classed as a dermal filler as it is a hyaluronic acid but it is unique in its ability to stimulate the skin to produce collagen and elastin making the skin smoother, firmer and more hydrated. It is great for people who have noticed some of the early signs of ageing. Happy Face is a specialised technique

where dermal filler is used to support the corners of the mouth. Anyone who has noticed the corners of their mouth starting to pull downwards as they age leaving them looking sad needs a Happy Face treatment. As we age our faces start to deflate and slip so treatments that are going to lift and firm the facial tissues are needed. “At the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic we have

specialised techniques using particular dermal fillers to restore and rejuvenate,” says Brigid. These work in combination with Ulthera (high intensity focused ultrasound) and radio-frequency tightening treatments for an ultimate non-surgical solution to restore your natural beauty. Brigid advises people to choose the medical edge to beauty! www.skinrejuvenationclinic.co.nz

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Fast, safe, easy and affordable Fastbraces can straighten both adults’ and children’s teeth quickly - often in three to 12 months. 252 Papanui Rd, Strowan 03 355 7890 www.bradleywooddentists.co.nz

Tel: 03 351 3241


Lips & Lip Lines Tired Eyes Double Chin Downturned Mouth Jowls & Jaw Reshaping Dull Loose Skin Frown & Forehead Lines Crows Feet Facial Volume Loss Non-Surgical Face Lift Fat Freezing For Unwanted Fat We offer the best non invasive technologies, for skin rejuvenation, lifting and tightening

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European Flavour Reap the benefits of continental jet setting just 40-minutes from Christchurch. Molto Bella in Rangiora has an exclusive collection of clothing and homewares from the dreamiest European locations, including the Amalfi Coast, Greece, Spain, Belgium and Denmark.


urated by owner Anette Drewery, each piece is lovingly considered for its style and design. “No one in New Zealand has what we have,” says Anette, who aspires to bring the best of international style to her customers. From Parisian chic, to Italian elegance and Scandinavian design, you’ll find pieces in natural fibres like silks and cottons alongside New Zealand OBR merino. The latest lines of French favourites Rhum Raisin drop twice a year, for summer and winter.

Adorn your home with furnishings and inspired European touches, like books from Denmark, Belgium tapestry and quirky cushion designs, and locally made ceramics. The store itself is tranquil with a pop of fun, just like any good vacation. Peruse the exclusive selection to the ambient sound of the in-store water feature and get to know loved locals Flynn the golden retriever and Ash the cocker spaniel. This is your final boarding call. www.moltobella.nz/shop

FRENCH SUMMER AT MOLTOBELLA 199 High St, OLD Post Office Rangiora Ph 03 313 1366 or 0275 31 41 51


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Effortless summer style The countdown to summer is nearly over, meaning it is time to equip your closet for the sunny season ahead. At New Order Boutique in Rolleston there is always plenty to choose from and a great range of styles.


wner Nikki is just as excited for the new season as we are. She says jumpsuits are still featuring strongly along with pleated skirts and pretty dresses. There is an abundance of natural fabrics, soft colours and fabulous prints - but for those who love a pop of colour, she says don’t worry, there are still some brights coming through. Linen is an especially popular option. “Linen is a must-have for the new season, it’s perfect for summer as it keeps you cool and comfortable – it’s a durable, sustainable fibre and even the simplest designed piece of linen looks beautiful,” says Nikki. Whilst colours are an important aspect of any outfit – so too is practicality and Nikki loves finding pieces that can be styled effortlessly. No fiddle, no fuss. Layering pieces like kimonos are still a stylish and easy addition to any outfit, and it’s often just a matter of popping on a belt and a great pair of earrings to complete your look Head into store at 63-67 Tennyson Street, Rolleston. Open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. www.neworder.co.nz

SKIN CANCER CLINIC One stop clinic for skin cancer detection and medical or surgical treatment Mohs’ Surgery -for precise removal of skin cancers on the head and neck Dedicated Acne Clinic Skinpen-the only clinically proven dermal needling treatment for acne and surgical scars

Meet our new senior stylist Mochi, she hails from Uber cool Tokyo and has been in NZ for 4years. Mochi is into art and fashion and has an ethos to match our own. We are offering a 25% discount for new clients that book with Mochi.

Dr. Mairi-Clare Ferguson and Dr. Emma Trowbridge

Ph 03-356-0214, info@mohsandskincancer.co.nz Encore Health, 248 Papanui Road, Merivale.

PH. 03-365 7393 www.earthorganichairdressing.co.nz


Everyone will notice, no one will know! Spring Special! Book a Dermaplaning treatment during September & receive a complimentary Facial Peel

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What it takes

Once upon a time, your favourite hairstylist might have been an apprentice. To qualify in their chosen career would have required hard work and total commitment.


n the seven years she has owned her salon, Rosanne Marks of Sirocco Hair Studio has taken on two apprentices, and three others have come on

board to sit their final exam and gain qualification. Currently with her are Olivia, in her final year, and Anita, in her second year.

A hairdressing apprenticeship takes approximately four years. The first two years are when the apprentice learns the most units, consisting of both theory

and practical elements. Years one and two sees the apprentice working on product knowledge; the selection and application of treatments, and of permanent colour; hair-ups; blow-drying; finger-waves and cutting. Year three is yet more advances - working on more clients, doing things faster, and learning more challenging units, such as bleach and tone; colour correction; removing unwanted additives from hair, and chemical straightening. Year four sees the apprentice doing all elements of hairdressing and building their own clientele. Last up is the final six-hour practical exam – basically like a full day in a salon, made up of three different services. Rosanne loves having an apprentice inhouse, teaching them new things, watching their passion for the industry come alive and grow. “I would highly recommend looking into an apprenticeship, rather than doing a course; you learn a lot more in the salon environment, and you also earn money while you learn.” www.facebook.com/siroccohairstudio

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Simply spend $100 or more in a single transaction and get a $10 Barrington Gift Voucher! (excludes purchases from The Warehouse and Fresh Choice). Bring your receipt to the Centre Management Office to redeem. Promotion valid 14 – 27 September 2020.

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At the new offices at 256 Papanui Road, Consultant Specialist Vascular Surgeon Peter Laws and the team at Christchurch Vascular Group (CVG) are now offering a dedicated vascular ultrasound service.


neurysm screening is one of the many services available. Metropol asked Peter, “What is an aneurysm?” He says: “Simply put, an aneurysm is a dilated blood vessel. However, if it remains undetected as it dilates, there is an increased risk of rupture.

Such a rupture, if it happens in the community, can often prove fatal.” Thankfully, the risk of rupture is low for small aneurysms but the prevalence in the community is relatively high and increases with age, ranging from 5- to 22-percent as age increases. This is particularly true for the male population. Currently in New Zealand - unlike the UK, America and Sweden - there is no available national screening programme which means there is no way to exclude an aneurysm, unless it is identified incidentally. The easy alternative provided at CVG is a simple, non-invasive, inexpensive test that can be performed in minutes. With Covid-19 on everyone’s mind, now is a good time to get your health in check. Speak to your GP to obtain a referral or simply call CVG on (03) 365 4502 to make an appointment. CVG is currently accepting patients over the age of 65 for consideration, or younger if there is a family history of aneurysmal disease.

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Dream big for beauty’s sake

Sleeping Beauty was put under a sleeping spell for 100 years, but it begs the question: was it really a curse or a blessing? Catching those Zs is a science-backed way to achieve an inner and outer glow, and here’s three ways to do just that.

Beauty sleep

“You look tired” are three words no one wants to hear. Dr Shelby Harris, a New York-based behavioural sleep-medicine specialist says sleep helps repair muscle damage and cell regrowth, improves brain function and regulates your mood. The key? Consistently having between seven- and eight-hours (and no, playing catch up at the weekend doesn’t count).

Princess and the pea

We’re recommending against putting your vegetables underneath your mattress, but we do suggest putting them into your body. So does registered dietitian and founder of wellness education studio, Nutritious Life, Keri Glassman. She says a well-balanced diet combined with at least 20-minutes of cardio exercise each day optimises your sleep – and therefore its benefits.

Screen queens

The one-more-episode mentality is a dangerous game to play before bed. Bingeing on streaming services or having one last scroll through social media keeps your brain active - resulting in a greater struggle falling asleep once you put your device down. The solution? Scientific studies suggest avoiding screens one to two hours before bed. Metropol 17 September, 2020 35

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

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

Wake up looking fabulous with permanent beautiful eyebrows using microblading on brows to fill missing hair and correct top eyeliner.

Virginia Scott Beauty Clinic & Cosmetic Tattooing Clinic Ph. 0272 242 175 www.virginiascott.co.nz

Beauty Progress Ph: 03 379 4315 www.beautyprogress.co.nz

Collagen renewal booster lifting and anti-aging Helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increases skin density and thickness. The active ingredients work in harmony with the skin’s own repair system and mimics the biology of young skin. Stimulates the collagen synthesis to encourage youthful cell renewal. $140 30mL. Moss Spa – Christchurch www.mossspa.co.nz

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Blush Beauty Clinic – Timaru www.blushbeautyclinic.co.nz

Spend $99 or more and get 20% off. 100% ugly-free hair products. No parabens, no salts, no sulphates, recycable packaging.

Nude Skin & Beauty - Dunedin www.nudeskinandbeauty.co.nz

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Luscious natural lashes

The MAX wrinkle smoother

Make the most of what ya mum gave ya with gorgeous, full natural lashes this summer! We’re offering a free lash tint with every lash lift treatment - designed to give your lashes a stunning curl that will last up to six weeks. Use our online booking service or give our friendly team a call now.

This multi-action serum combines a wrinklefighting peptide, smoothing polymer and plant stem cell technology to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Clinically proven to decrease wrinkle depth by 25% clinically proven to improve the smoothness of expression lines by 17% and 90% of users reported that lines and wrinkles on the crowsfeet area looked smoother.*

Elegance Beauty Clinic Ph: 03 351 4203 www.elegance.net.nz

Beauty Sense Ph: 0800 555 630 www.beautysense.co.nz

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Making scents of it

Finding the perfect perfume, or one for a very special occasion, can be overwhelming for fragrance connoisseurs and newbies alike. When you add in the often high price tag, it’s understandable that care and consideration are prerequisites for your hunt. Here are our tips for sourcing your signature scent.

Once you know your family, you can narrow down your search. Start by thinking of the smells you already enjoy and go from there.


KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY Trained “nose” – the technical term for a fragrance master – Johanna Monange, says there are four fragrance families fougère, floral, Chypré and oriental. Floral, the largest, denotes base odours which are sweet, soft and gentle. Chypré is dry and warm, woody scents. Oriental is associated with soft and sensual odours like vanilla, patchouli and sandalwood, and fougère is more masculine and aromatic, based on lavender and bergamot.

ON THE PULSE Beauty and fragrance maestro Mona Kattan, of Huda Beauty, says you should test perfume by spraying it on your pulse points – the inside of your wrists, behind the ears, and inside your elbows. The skin here is naturally warm, making the scent reveal itself over time.

IN THE BOTTLE Mona says the less alcohol a perfume has, the more oil-based it will be – which generally means it will last longer on the skin. Another tip to prolong your scent is to moisturise well before application.



Now available at Oxford Women’s Health For the treatment of difficult menopause symptoms such as: • painful sex • dryness • itching, burning

Bowel Cancer New Zealand has the highest rate of bowel cancer in the world. But early detection can help prevent or cure it. A referral to The Endoscopy Clinc for bowel cancer screening can give you peace of mind.

To find out more, call us on 03 379 0555 Level 1, Forté Health, 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch oxfordwomenshealth.co.nz

Eligibility criteria apply for Southern Cross members

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Experiencing back pain? Dynamic Spines Our Dynamic Spines programme is ideal if you’ve got recurrent back pain as it is proven to strengthen your core. Research shows that exercise-based programmes that focus on improving core and back muscle strength dramatically reduces the recurrence of back pain. For an in-depth explanation, view our Dynamic Spines brochure on-line or call us 03 360 3606 Muscle People Physiotherapy Clinics City Clinic I Bishopdale Clinic www.musclepeople.co.nz Wigram Skies Clinic

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breast care possible Breast health is important. At Canterbury Breastcare, women and men’s breast healthcare – from diagnosis to recovery - is taken care of under one very supportive roof by specialist health professionals.


anterbury Breastcare is kitted out with stateof-the-art equipment to offer full-field digital mammography. Home of national breast

screening programme, Screen South, Breastcare also administers the Canterbury DHB’s diagnostic imaging, as well as providing a private service.

THE TEAM The multi-disciplinary team of radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, breast nurse specialists and mammographers can diagnose and provide treatment options like surgery or ongoing surveillance and clinical management. Canterbury Breastcare has four very experienced surgeons who specialise in breast surgery and are available to diagnose and treat a wide range of breast diseases, including breast cancer. Six breast nurse specialists work closely with consultants to offer outstanding patient care, including information regarding treatments, practical advice, psychological support, coordinating care pathways and being a pivotal point of contact for patients and their whānau.

SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS Two yearly mammograms are provided by Screen South free of charge, for women aged between 45and 69-years-old. If you have noticed any changes in your breasts see your GP before attending a screening mammogram. When you turn 45-years-old you should have been invited through your GP to enrol in this programme. You can also enrol by calling 0800 270 200. If you are younger than 45-years-old or older than 69-years-old, and haven’t observed changes to your breast, you can book a self-funded service.

HOW TO GET HELP If you notice any changes in your breasts, or have a family history of breast cancer, see your GP. Your GP can refer you to Canterbury Breastcare for breast imaging and surgical consultation. Some of these services are funded by public health services and private health insurance. Self-funded options are available too. www.breastcare.co.nz Metropol 17 September, 2020 39


Gardens, gifts and café in one Spring is a time of renewal. It’s also a time to explore, to do something different, to find somewhere new to enjoy. There can be few more alluring places for a new experience than Lushingtons Garden, Gifts and Café at Tinwald, Ashburton. It’s the perfect stop for lunch and a leg stretch en route to and from Christchurch, but because it offers so many tempting delights - it is even better for a day out.


ight now, the garden centre has a huge range of edible plants. “We have stocked up again on edibles after an enormous run on these during the Covid-19 lockdown,” says Miranda Sinton, who coowns Lushingtons with her sister, Sophie Duff. “There is everything from vegetable and berry plants to fruit and citrus trees. Now

is a good time to be planting seeds for summer harvesting and our knowledgeable and experienced team can help with your selections. We take pride in the quality of our plants and grow many of them in our own nursery at Allenton which helps keep the prices competitive.” The café too has new surprises on its spring menu for breakfast and lunch,

Paradise for Garden-aholics, Gift-aholics & Foodies


alongside wholesome homemade cakes and slices. Next to the café is the gift and homewares shop. Worked around a “country comes to town” theme, here you will find beautiful French and Englishinspired giftware. Lushingtons definitely has what it takes to delight the senses and lift the spirits. Once you are there it is not easy to leave.


Stylish, & comfortable for winter

5 Archibald St, Tinwald Ashburton Open 7 days a week Phone: 03 3086858

www.lushingtons.co.nz SUMMER SALE Shop online www.lushingtons.co.nz

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.

Online at

www.stylefootwear.co.nz Phone: 03 308 7620 E: footwear_style@yahoo.co.nz

177 Burnett Street, Ashburton


Weddings Baby Gifts Funerals/Sympathy Gift baskets Potted plants

Fresh seasonal flowers for every occasion Ph.(03) 302-8832 www.alpineflorist.co.nz 40 17 September, 2020 Metropol

Let’s walk together till the end and welcome the new year waiting for us. Let us comfort your heart and make you feel the warm love through the flavours of Formosa food. PASS ON THE PASSION PASS ON THE WARMTH PASS ON THE LOVE ALL IN FORMOSA. 173 West Street Ashburton Ph 03 308 7874 Open Mon-Sat www.formosainash.com info@formosainash.com


Akaroa & Little River

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.


ocated 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. But that’s not where the beauty ends. With historic buildings, a 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.

Akaroa Riviera of the south If you enjoy history, heritage and the items of yesteryear – you will love Beaufort House (c1878) with a magnificent garden, petite vineyard and luxury rooms. Evening drinks & canapés, with a fully cooked breakfast included. SPECIAL OFFER: Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 BEAUFORT HOUSE AKAROA

Call Sharon Ph: 021 190 4456 info@beauforthouse.co.nz


Akaroa on the Beach

Barrys Bay Traditional Cheese

We have three Akaroa waterfront apartments in a tranquil setting, each with spectacular views of Akaroa harbour. Walk from your self-contained apartment accommodation to Akaroa village along the waterfront. Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.

Barrys Bay Cheese 125th Anniversary! Join us for a celebration at our cheese factory with live music (The Eastern), food vendors and speeches about our history. Bring the family for a fun day out or pop in on your way to Akaroa! Date: Saturday 24th October (Labour Weekend) Time: Festivities from 10am – 5pm, speeches at 1pm.


www.barrysbaycheese.co.nz Ph: 03 304 5809 info@barrysbaycheese.co.nz

Ph: 021 336 349 mary@akaroaonthebeach.com www.akaroaonthebeach.com


Maison Par Quay Book direct for a discounted rate and make this House by the Wharf your home. Enjoy the picturesque views of the harbour and explore Akaroa’s exquisite hospitality and charm. www.silostay.kiwi.nz | Ph: 03 325 1977 | info@silostay.kiwi.nz

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Dipping into spring WORDS MORGAN TAIT

A universal joy of warmer seasons is the vibrant and flavoursome fresh produce yields – and using the ingredients in creative ways. As the weather heats up, our preferred snacks tend to cool down, and one way to embrace the colour and crispness of fresh seasonal produce is to create refreshing savoury dips in the colours of the rainbow.

CREATIVE FOOD Creative Food, situated on the main street in Temuka next to the Jolly Potter. Come in for a handcrafted pie, great coffee and delicious treats! 123 King Street Temuka Ph 03 615 5735 @creativefood2018 @creativefoodtemuka 42 17 September, 2020 Metropol

Going rogue

Lovely lilac

Create a vivid red hummus by roasting cored red capsicum with sirarcha until the skin wrinkles and the body collapses. Add to a food processer with a standard hummus base of chickpeas, fresh lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and olive oil.

Known for its earthy flavour, beetroot can become revitalised with a sprinkle of chilli and cumin. Again, add to a hummus base. Or, for something a bit different, choose some purple kumara and omit the chickpeas.

Green with envy

Got the blues

It is hard to disappoint with modern menu staple, avocado. And when it comes to a refreshing, colourful condiment – avo is a go-to. Diverge from old favourite guacamole with an uplifting avocado, yoghurt, mint and fresh lime juice number.

Blue is an infrequent savoury food hue. Flip that stereotype on its head with a blue spirulina and feta hummus. Roast a whole head of garlic in tinfoil for this recipe and stir in the spirulina last for an addition sure to make your platter pop.

THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD We stock quality brands at great prices. Catering for your everyday kitchen needs as well as those specialty items. If we don’t have it chances are we can get it - just ask. 34b Talbot Street, Geraldine P. 03 693 6832 E. info@thekitchencupboard.co.nz www.thekitchencupboard.co.nz

OSCARS DINER CAFE Oscars is your local Sockburn cafe, proudly serving handmade baking, pies, sandwiches and a full menu! Check us out at either location, plus at The Works Sunday Hornby Market every week! @oscarsdinercafe Open 6 Days Mon - Sat. Ph.027 310 6369 125 Main South Road www.facebook.com/oscarsdinercafe


Elegant year end events Commemorate the end of an unforgettable year with an elegant soiree at The George, a Christchurch destination for those who appreciate the finer things. Here, the range of world-class hospitality offerings can be tailored to suit any corporate or social get together.


verlooking the picturesque Hagley Park, The George is an award-winning boutique hotel on the banks of the Avon River known for its immersive sophistication spread across an award-winning restaurant, five conference spaces and the private and stately The Residence. Capitalise on this accessibly luxurious city setting for your

end of year client or social function – whether that is a cocktail party, board lunch, classy high tea, sit down dinner or guided wine tasting. The beauty of The George not only lies in its stunning setting, esteemed cuisine and grand interior décor, but the flexibility of its offerings to elevate your function or event – from canapé to digestif.

This light-filled space overlooks the Avon River and the sprawling Hagley Park, resplendent in its springtime glory. Parkview can host up to 90 people for a seated, multi-course banquet or 150 for a cocktail affair. Enjoy a bespoke, wine-matched menu crafted by the team behind two coveted Cuisine Good Food Award hats and two international Wine Spectator wine glasses.

THE RESIDENCE ELEVATED EVENTS An array of spaces and customisable offerings for any size corporate or social meeting, cocktail party, dinner, high tea, brunch or breakfast.

BESPOKE MENUS Award-winning chefs and sommeliers can design bespoke cuisine and beverage offerings.

Elevate an end of year board meeting, or host an intimate cocktail, lunch, high tea or dinner party at the stately three-bedroom private villa adjacent to The George hotel. Home to a private board-cum-dining room bookended by a display of cellared salmanazars and French bay windows, and a sitting room which opens onto the charming private lawn and rose gardens. Welcome guests with a champagne on the manicured lawn, before coming inside for an intimate cocktail party for up to 35.

50 BISTRO Step into the triple threat of 50 Bistro for stylishly casual all-day neo-bistro dining befitting long lunches, special-occasion dinners as well as refreshing breakfasts the morning after. Divided across a restaurant, conservatory and lounge bar, the secluded yet light-filled conservatory can seat guests in one long table of 22, or enjoy a more casual, multi-table set up for up to 30. As with the other options, tailored menus can be developed to suit the mood and occasion of your special event. A resident sommelier can also guide a wine flight through the world class wine list, and ever-expanding gin and whisky menus.

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Pass the pasta, please! Versatile in form and flavours, pasta is a classic staple on high rotation for many household menus for very good reasons.


ut don’t make the mistake of relegating this ultimate comfort food to winter. Instead, impress your guests (or even just yourself) with these refreshing springtime pasta suggestions that will make anyone say, “Mama mia that is good!”.

THE CREAMY NO CREAM PASTA: Hear us out – for those of you that are dairy-free or vegan, this is the substitute for you. Make like top tier New Zealand chef Nadia Lim who uses a creamy cashew cream sauce in place of dairy alternatives to ensure creamy cravings are satisfied, but dietary requirements are not compromised.

THE NO FUSS FANCY PASTA: Instagram foodie favourite @alexskitchenstory makes using highbrow ingredients look easy (and ‘grammable). Alex shows us how sometimes all it takes is one gourmet ingredient like truffle oil to elevate any dish from ooh la nah to ooh la la. She pairs such luxe components with fresh, nutritious partners like fresh mushrooms and herbs.

Cheese Maestros TRAVELLERS BOXES NOW AVAILABLE! Perfect for getaways or a cute picnic at home, order your customised box today and collect from Riverside Market, 96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch. Ph: 027 312 9447 enquiries@charingcrosscheesery.co.nz

Creative, delicious dishes We cater for all food needs. From a range of delicious platters, through to delicious desserts. Book now!

Taking Bookings now for your Christmas Function! thepedalpusher.co.nz

55 Faringdon Blvd, Rolleston Ph. 03-260 0866 Open 7 Days 9am-Late

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THE NON-PASTA PASTA: If you were wanting to mix it up, try creating a pasta dish… without the pasta. Scandalo, as the Italians would say. Opt for courgette spaghetti, like that pictured, using the refreshing vegetable in season from October until May. You can also try using kumara or broccoli stems, or purchase readymade options fashioned from lentils and pulses.

Aptly combining the best of fresh New Zealand ingredients and southern-USA soul food in an extensive sharing plate menu, alongside the country’s largest bourbon whiskey selection and live music every Wednesday through to Saturday – it’s easy to see why Boo Radley’s is an award-winning bar and restaurant. Expert mixologists from the Victoria Street establishment share some top tipples from the hand-crafted cocktail menu, sure to get your feet – and taste buds – dancing.

BOO’S MAI TAI: A sophisticated mix of house-made raspberry and vanilla infused Havana Club rum, Cointreau, Disaronno, lime and passionfruit.



A favourite with a kick. A combination of Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Harpoon cold brew coffee, Quick Brown Fox coffee liqueur and cinnamon sugar.

A sweet and warm twist on a classic. Maker’s Mark bourbon, chocolate bitter, black walnut bitters and sugar. www.booradleys.co.nz

Dinner party delights It’s a beautiful and tranquil space that Salmon Heaven now occupies in the recently opened Provedore, a gourmet lover’s paradise situated in the Bush Inn Centre.


hat a joy it is to find a fishmongers that thinks outside the square, for alongside the extensive cabinets of salmon – which

stocks hot and cold smoked, as well as raw salmon, in a variety of cuts and packages – there are a vast array of other gourmet products that make

entertaining a breeze for the host or hostess wanting to access everything for their dinner menu at a convenient one-stop shop.

Consider the canapé as your ultimate appetizer. A selection of deluxe homemade crackers from Totara Cottage, delicately smeared with a delicious gourmet preserve from Buoni Sapori, topped with a divine black truffle brie or triple cream brie (aptly called OMG) from award winning cheesemakers Over the Moon, will give your guests something to exclaim about while you’re preparing the salmon. Deborah and Lisa are the lovely ladies behind the counter; having both been involved with the salmon industry for a number of years, what they don’t know about salmon isn’t worth knowing! Gift hampers can be ordered either instore or online. Salmon Heaven have a superb and sophisticated website. Free shipping within New Zealand makes ordering a gift hamper as simple as choosing the contents to go in it then placing your order. Do try to resist the temptation to send it to yourself! www.salmonheaven.nz Metropol 17 September, 2020 45


Best of Boo’s




Delicious Meals, Refreshing Beverages, Relaxing Atmosphere.

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

Locally owned cafe. For lovers of homemade fresh food and locally-roasted, fairtrade coffee. We have good eats, locally sourced crafts and art, and a beaut’ spot for coffee in the afternoon sun on our terrace.

It’s time to book your Christmas function. Come and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service. Open: 7 days 11am till late 284 Lincoln Road, Addington Ph 03 335 0095 www.pedalpusherchristchurch.co.nz pedalpusheraddington

Main Road, Little River Open 7 Days Ph 03 325 1933


TASTE OF KIWI Springfield


Fabulous food in the heart of Christchurch’s Health Precinct.

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

True deals. Great Taste. Daily Specials inside! Receive 10% Off your first online order Limited time only! Open: Tues-Sat Lunch 11am-2pm Dinner 5pm-9pm Sun-Dinner 5pm-9pm

Unknown Chapter Coffee Muffins + Scones Homemade Slices Breakfast and Lunch

276 Antigua Street, Manawa Building Across from Christchurch Hospital Outpatients hello@floracafenz.com

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5666 West Coast Road, Springfield Open 7 Days Ph 03 318 4840

1/66 Port Hills Road, Heathcote. Old Maltworks site not far from the Gondola Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm Sat -Sun 8am-4pm

9 Coppell Place, Hoon Hay Christchurch Ph 03 339 0320 www.hoonhaythai.com

Shop Local

THE ELMWOOD Strowan Eat - Drink - Play New Menu - Daily Specials Functions Quiz Nights Meetings! Superb food, great prices. Ample free parking! Your new local!



We are a local and friendly café in Fendalton. Serving fresh homemade food (GF, VG, DF, KETO) and barista-made coffee. We can cater for up to 60 people in our upstairs area that offers privacy and comfortable seating. Our customers tell us we are the best choice  for their brunch/lunch meeting!

WE NEED YOU we love you WE THANK YOU open as normal under L2 guidelines 7 DAYS Corner of Armagh & New Regent St’s (168 Armagh Street) Central Christchurch Open 7 Days, Weekdays 7.00am-4pm, Weekends 8am-4.30pm Ph 027 346 0140 www.facebook.com/bellechc

1 Normans Road, Strowan, Christchurch Open 7 Days 10am-11pm Ph 03 355 5345 www.theelmwood.co.nz

205 Fendalton Road, Fendalton (corner Clyde and Fendalton Road) Open 7 Days Ph 03 351 1488 www.facebook.com/Room205chch/




Authentic Indian Cuisine Customers rave about how our curries and naans are simply the best they have tasted. Devoted locals bringing you an authentic taste from overseas. Our food is cooked on our premises for you to enjoy in the Restaurant or as a takeaway meal. Open: Monday 4:30pm-10pm, Tuesday to Sunday 11am-2pm & 4:30pm-10pm.

When you have Salmon on hand you always have a meal or snack sorted. See our huge selection of NZ Salmon Products – salmon sourced from Stewart Island. Also in store award winning cheeses, gourmet fruit pastes, pickles and exquisite “Buoni Sapori”- (luxurious flavours the old fashion way!) delights. Gift Packs available on request. New season West Coast Whitebait coming soon.

Ye-Chon is a new Korean BBQ spot serving up a generous range of traditional Korean Cuisine in a contemporary setting. The family thrives to serve genuine Korean food but also share their culture with Christchurch. Ye-Chon specialises in “Korean Barbeque”, a dining format rooted around communal values. Their in-house wetaged cuts grilled over charcoals and generous hospitality is sure to keep you craving!

178a Papanui Road, Merivale (opposite Office Road) Ph 03 925 9904

Now Open - In the Provedore of the Bush Inn Centre Open 7 Days Ph. 021 184 6113 www.salmonheaven.co.nz

95 Riccarton Road, Windmill Shopping Centre Open 6 Days: Mon-Sat 11.30am-8.30pm Ph 03 341 3314 Metropol 17 September, 2020 47




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

We are an award winning southern-USA styled bar & restaurant with a distinctly New Zealand twist. We offer a great sharing plate selection, complimented with exceptional cocktails, craft beers, and a hand picked wine list.  We are available for function hire for up to 110 people as well as having live music every Wednesday to Saturday.

chantelle@twentyfourcatering.co.nz www.twentyfourcatering.co.nz

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

MELTON ESTATE West Melton Visit Melton Estate in West Melton for a wonderful winery brunch or lunch. Taste award-winning boutique wines. Ideal for family celebrations and corporate events. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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PROTOCOL Cashmere Dine at Protocol! Enjoy the delicious new spring/summer menu in the new surrounds of Protocols refurbished restaurant. Try the new $15 lunch menu available Monday - Thursday until 3pm, or dine in our sun soaked courtyard

2 Colombo Street, Cashmere Ph 03 964 2880 functions@protocolbar.co.nz www.protocolbar.co.nz

THE DISH City For people who love to eat good food. Asian Fusion Food at its best. Vegan and Vegetarian friendly food. Licensed and the perfect place for end of year Christmas Functions.

376 Montreal Street, City Centre. Ph 03 925 9787 www.thedish.co.nz

NUMBER FIVE Templeton A huge thank you to all of our customers for all your support we received during COVID-19. We can cater for morning teas and lunches and also welcome you to dine in or takeaway from a wide range of yummy fresh food and delicious coffee. Prompt, fast and friendly service! 5 Kirk Road, Templeton Located in the Templeton Medical Centre Ph 021 177 5507





Join us for Christmas Day for a wonderful Christmas celebration Buffet Meal.

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 including Yum Cha. Also open for dinner. A truly special function venue which comfortably seats 200 people. Fully Licensed.

Come in to The Eatery for our world famous breakfast board ‘The Birdwood’ and locally made kombucha. Linger for our house roasted coffee and warm service. Open daily 8am-4pm. Great wine list and Three Boys on tap. The Pizzeria is your go to place for artisan, hand-stretched, sourdough pizza. Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-10pm Craft Beer on tap and a stunning wine list.

1/187 Wigram Road, Wigram Open 7 Days Ph 03 322 7898 www.jollyseafood.co.nz

76 Malcolm Ave, Beckenham Ph 03 332 3256 www.the birdwood.co.nz

Lunch from 11.30am - 4pm or Dinner from 6.30pm - 8.30pm Adults $139 11-15 years $60 6-10 years $40 Pre-schoolers Free 456 Papanui Road, Christchurch ravi@qualityhotelelms.co.nz Ph 03 352 4903 www.figrestaurant.co.nz


COSY CAFÉ Casebrook


We’re back... Book your functions... Celebrate life’s milestones with those close to you at Universo. Indulge in the ultimate experience by securing one of our 3 spaces or the entire restaurant. Private Events or Corporate Functions

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

Gold Card Lunches Mon-Fri Mon/Tue Wood-fired pizzas $20 Tues Quiz night - free entry & prizes Wed $15 Burgers Thur / Fri $20 Steak Night Sun $10 Waffles Function Room - fundraisers/private functions Takeaways available

49 Worcester Boulevard Ph. 03 379 5214 www.universo.co.nz

24/150 Cavendish Road, Casebrook Ph. 03 352 0412 www.facebook.com/cosycafe1/

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In your kitchen

WORLD CUISINE Imagine a dinner party with friends at your place. With no prep, set up or clean up needed from you. A restaurant style meal delivered or with full service. In the comfort of your own home with family & friends. Let World Cuisine do it all. Contact us Ph. 021 544 029 E. enquires@worldcuisine.co.nz www.worldcuisine.co.nz

MRS DENTONS Come and treat yourself to a scrumptious scallop pie or maybe an Italian eggplant pie! Fairlie Bakehouse pies in store too. Fine. Food. Fast. Takeaway Cafe and Delicatessen. Monday to Saturday 9am to 2pm Ph. 03 357 4516 027 469 0206 168a Kendal Ave, Burnside

HALSWELL BAKERY & CAFÉ Custom cakes for any occasion birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby shower, gender reveal etc. Orders essential. 346 Halswell Road Open 7 days Ph 322 4600 shop@halswellbakery.co.nz www.halswellbakery.co.nz 50 17 September, 2020 Metropol



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

Blooming teas unfurl when steeped in BARRINGTON GIFTS hot water into a blooming flower that is bothteas beautiful watch and also Blooming unfurlto when steeped in tastes amazing. Now available in hot water into a blooming flower flavours at and also that is bothseveral beautiful to watch Barrington Gifts inNow Barrington Mall. tastes amazing. available in several flavours at www.barringtongifts.co.nz Barrington Gifts in Barrington Mall.



Order beautiful Ataahua Wines online and have them delivered to your door! Crafted with pleasure to be enjoyed with good food and great company. ataahuawinesnz Ataahua Wines www.ataahuawine.co.nz

LEVEL ONE CAFE & BAR Intimate and equally delicious our ‘Table of 10’ is carefully cultivated over a 9 course menu enjoyed over 3 hours. Level One’s signature style mixed with artistic fusion and paired with an aperitif, wine & beer selection and nightcap. $158 Get in touch. Level 1/217 Marine Parade Ph 03 423 3170 www.levelone.nz


In addition to a great range of dried food ingredients, come and explore the attached cottage where an extensive range of British sweets, Dutch liquorice, Kiwi favourites, handmade chocolates and fudge and beautifully wrapped gifts await you. 24 Wilson Street, Geraldine 7930 www.cottagepantry.co.nz

GURUJI INDIAN FOODS An authentic indian supermarket with very low prices on quality dry fruits and nuts. almonds, hazel, cashew, sunflower, raisins, sultanas to name a few. 12 Bath Street, Christchurch www.guruji.co.nz


In the mood

Classic all white aesthetics will always have their place, but more designers and homeowners are choosing to create some drama in their bathrooms with dark, moody aesthetics to evoke calming opulence in these important spaces. WORDS MORGAN TAIT



athrooms are as much a place to relax and wash away the day, as they are to reinvigorate and jump start your morning. Darkening the colour tones of this highly functional room can instantly heighten the mood to an indulgent, contemporary feel. Browsing design books, magazines and blogs reveals moody washrooms fitted with natural and earthy material palettes of dark stone, wood and ceramics teamed with soft lighting and brass finishes. It was this type of drama which caught the eyes of judges at this year’s Trends International Design Awards, where Christchurch-based interior designer Angelique Armstrong received all three bathroom awards – two of them for moody, masculine designs. Where such hard surfaces like natural stone or concrete and rough sawn timber may seem oppressive, balance can be maintained with considered and cleverly placed - or manipulated artificial and natural lighting. Naturally occurring textures like imperfections, veins and wood grains also help remove any overly industrial harshness. Reinterpreting a light bathroom space doesn’t necessarily need to mean a complete overhaul, it could include adding concrete-effect paint or panelling, or simply choosing darker tiles and cabinetry.


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An office revolution If you are running a successful business in this time of upheaval, you’ll be paying close attention to social and economic developments both locally and globally. In paying close attention, you’ll be aware that we are right in the midst of a quiet revolution in the ways we work and do business together.


anterbury Office Furniture understands that our workspaces need to innovate to support this revolution. During lockdown, we had to find ways to work and collaborate remotely from home, and often this worked well for firms and individuals. With post-lockdown returns to commercial spaces, research shows that in order to thrive, commercial spaces will need

to cater for doing business in ways that working remotely from home cannot. Owner Howard Nossiter says, “Office and workspace floor plans are destined to change.” These new spaces will encompass new planning geometries, forming neighbourhood-based workspaces with physical distancing between desks,

created by a mixture of collaborative and storage spaces. Assigned workspaces, or “free-address” with “clean desk policies” will also be a consideration going forward. Canterbury Office Furniture is delighted to assist with innovating commercial office and workspace design, through to supply and fit out, to ensure they meet changing

needs. “We can also provide an identical service, working with both individuals and businesses in relation to bespoke or tailor-made home office spaces,” says Howard. A locally owned business, Canterbury Office Furniture is supported by its own joinery and steel fabrication factory, with a strong focus on using New Zealand products.

Commercial Interior Specialists Reception Areas & Office Spaces Team Cafeterias Collaborative Work Spaces Custom Made Furniture, Joinery & Storage Solutions Commercial & Retail Fitouts

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Building a new home or renovating your existing home? Armstrong Interiors collaborate and work with architects, builders and homeowners. Each project is defined by diligent attention to detail and innovative design.

Committed to responding to both brief and lifestyle to create original, authentic and Our experienced and highly regarded studio of award winning designers collaborate from concept design, interior CAD drawings, custom joinery and selections: furniture, flooring, window treatments, wall coverings, styling and individual interiors that stand the test of time turn key installation. We are committed to responding to our clients brief and lifestyle, creating original, authentic and individual interiors that stand the test of time. Call our studio today to discuss your next project.

Building a new home or renovating your existing home? Armstrong Interiors collaborate and work with architects, builders and (03) 356 2636 office@armstronginteriors.co.nz armstronginteriors.co.nz @armstronginteriorsltd homeowners. Each project is defined by diligent attention to detail and innovative design. Our experienced and highly regarded studio of award-winning designers collaborate from concept design, interior CAD drawings, to custom joinery and selections of furniture, flooring, window treatments, wall coverings, styling and turn key installation. Call our studio today to discuss your next project. (03) 356 2636 | oďŹƒce@armstronginteriors.co.nz | armstronginteriors.co.nz | @armstronginteriorsltd


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Al fresco season feels upon us, or almost, which means it may too be time to update your outdoor entertaining areas. Whether that’s a patio, deck or poolside space – here’s Metropol’s pick for items to consider.

Outdoor options


POSH PERCHES Outdoor seating is essential if you plan to while away the days and evenings in your outdoor sanctuary. From elegant outdoor lounge sets, to dining arrangements or comfy and casual bean bags – furnish your exterior entertaining with weatherproof, long lasting materials.

TABLE TALK An outdoor table is an obvious place to congregate to enjoy meals, beverages and each other’s company. Choose a modern square shape or more traditional round in timber, concrete, glass or resin. Pair with casual bench seats or more formal individual chairs.

IN THE SHADE A sun umbrella can transform your space from a sauna to a shady haven, while adding a stylish silhouette – and of course protection from UV rays. Choose long lasting fabrics and strong frames and bases which can withstand those nor’westers.

GAME GOALS What are our spaces, if not for having fun? Spice up your exterior area with some outdoor games like giant connect four, Jenga, pétanque or Scandinavian favourite, Kubb. Start a scoreboard and let the games – and competition – begin.

Custom craftmanship Old technique, classical woodwork to last, look good and function. Hand built with care and experience. Shipped as a custom package or assembled onsite.

redlionworkshop@gmail.com Ph: 021 2499 729

Spring into home cooling As the weather changes and the winter nights become warmer spring evenings, now is a great time to update that old heating system. North Canterbury Energy Centre can recommend, supply and install. Our friendly team can review your heating needs and make the process of buying the best heat pump for your home easy. Ph: 03 313 0531 | www.northcanterburyenergy.co.nz 54 17 September, 2020 Metropol

Jacob Yikes ‘Large Study 2’

Fiksate Gallery Fiksate Gallery is New Zealand’s only specialist urban contemporary art gallery, located in the heart of Christchurch. Fiksate showcases local and international urban contemporary artists.

www.fiksate.com 165 Gloucester Street info@fiksate.com

Not being able to go global doesn’t mean you can’t. Global Living owner Kieran Kavanagh tells Metropol how travel restrictions are seeing Kiwis focus more on what is around them – typically their homes.

urnishing a home with top of the range and custom-made furniture can feel as good as a holiday, and that is precisely what many New Zealanders are doing as a global pandemic renders them domestic, says Kieran. At Global Living’s Moorhouse Avenue store, Kieran says customers are choosing to upgrade their home comforts with the handpicked range of stylish and contemporary furniture. Here, those searching for toptier brands will find New Zealand Made, Kovacs Design Furniture and Scandinavian-inspired Danske Møbler. Or, choose to have something custom-made to suit the size and style of your home. A product can be designed, priced up and made for you – all at no extra cost. Better yet, speak with Interior Consultant Marie Thoen who uses her experience, expertise and eye for design to select the right furniture for your home – even if that means coming out to see the said abode. Besides, well-designed, highquality furniture lasts much longer than a holiday. www.global-living.co.nz

Stylish & affordable home staging FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER. Show your home at its absolute best, resulting in a faster sale at a higher price. Affordable pricing and top rate service guaranteed. www.jazitup.co.nz | Ph: 021 123 4418 | jaz.it.up18@gmail.com

Season for change! Spring’s the perfect time to install your Louvre Solutions roof ready for summer entertaining! Louvre roofs make for year-round hospitality, seamlessly taking your indoor entertaining outdoors during all seasons. As spring warms the weather, it’s time to prepare and be protected from the elements while you await the summer rays and outdoor entertaining.

Contemporary furniture

www.louvresolutions.co.nz | Ph: 0275 356 286

www.global-living.co.nz | 100 Moorhouse Avenue

Global Living specialise in quality furniture that stands the test of time. Proud supporters of NZ made brands Danske Møbler, Kovacs, Pace and RH Design.

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Going Global


Growing self-sufficiency WORDS STAFF WRITER

Vegetable patches the country over expanded this year, as a nationwide lockdown and mile-long supermarket queues inspired many households to grow their own. And for some, the enthusiasm hasn’t waned. Here’s Metropol’s tips for planting out your vege patch for spring. PLANTING SEEDS

WHAT TO PLANT While it is still too early to plant traditional summer vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers, you can continue planting year-round vegetables like celery, lettuce, silverbeet, beetroot, and spinach.

Sow seeds of summer vegetables like courgettes in pots or seed trays for planting into the garden in late October. Remember, it takes an extra six to eight weeks from germination to planting for seeds.



It is an apt time to start planting herbs like basil, coriander, and parsley. Almost all herbs love the sunshine, while others like mint relish the shade.

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When it’s not too wet outdoors, start preparing areas of your vegetable garden for summer crops by adding fresh compost to existing soil.

Quick-maturing crops like radishes, which can take just five weeks to grow, can give some instant gratification for impatient planters.

Award Winners for Young Readers HOOT ‘Hilarious, touching and thought-provoking.’ From Newbery Honour Winner Carl Hiaasen.

That's what we do! The Art Metro Art School offers tuition in: Abstract; Children's classes; Drawing & Sketching; Impressionism; Oils & Acrylics; Pastels & Watercolours; Beginner and Advanced…

MOPHEAD ‘A story about finding your inner strength.’ 2020 Supreme Winner, Margaret Mahy Book of the Year.

Term 5 adult classes for 2020 begin the week of Monday 5 October. Enrolling now and enquiries welcome.

12 Normans Road, Strowan Phone 355 0995

03 354 4438 465 Papanui Road artmetro@xtra.co.nz www.artmetro.co.nz





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SCARY STORIES FOR YOUNG FOXES ‘A thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship.’ A 2020 Newbury Honour book.

Ph 027 4888 305


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25a Lunns Road, Middleton, Christchurch. P. 03 343 0360 E. info@mhj.co.nz


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Hedging your bets

Spring into Garden Box! With spring on our doorsteps, it’s the perfect time to show your garden some TLC. Garden Box has Christchurch’s largest range of compost, bark, decorative stones, permeable paving and landscaping supplies. Call in today for advice for your home garden or new build. Open seven days at 57 Lunns Road Middleton and online. www.gardenbox.co.nz | Ph: 03 3482915 | ask@gardenbox.co.nz

Luscious additions to any garden, hedges are living walls ideal for creating privacy and shelter, filtering out noise, dividing areas or for creating an elegant garden character. When cared for well, hedges can be immaculate high-impact features. Here’s Metropol’s top tips for cultivating a lush hedge of your own. WORDS STAFF WRITER

KNOW YOUR SHRUBBERY From buxus, corokia, Portuguese laurel and Irish yew to osmanthus, griselinia, camelia, beech and holly – hedging options abound. Ask your supplier for the best variety to grow locally, and to suit the weather and soil of your garden.

HUNGRY HEDGES Early spring is a great time to fertilise your hedge to help growth when the weather really heats up.

THIRSTY WORK Just like other shrubs, hedges need frequent and regular watering. In hot weather, don’t forget to give the roots special attention.

TRIM AND TIDY Pruning ensures hedges’ long term health, but the right tools are needed for the job. Using a shear like a power trimmer or handheld pruner to trim your hedging enhances the production of buds, and also lets crucial sunlight through to the shaded interior growth.

SHAPE UP Contrary to popular belief, hedges should be shaped to be thicker at the base – this ensures the lower part of the hedge remains covered in green growth.

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Mood board: Background in Resene Elderflower with stencilled ‘tiles’ in Resene Peace, A4 drawdown painted swatches in (from right to left) Resene Smoothie, Resene New Leaf, Resene Elderflower and Resene Peace and vases in Resene Peace (left) and Resene New Leaf (right).

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Style stencilled in

Virtually endless in its versatility, stencilling is unmatched in its ability to produce a big effect with very little effort. In this room, stencilling triangular tiles has achieved a casual look with a bit of Mediterranean feel – not unlike the tiles you might find in a Greek or Italian trattoria.


ince many of today’s homes – especially new builds – don’t have a separate formal dining room, it’s left up to the homeowner or decorator to create a dining space within an open plan. In some layouts it isn’t much of a challenge, but others need

an element like a large rug to create a cohesive dining area. Here, by choosing to stencil the rest of the Resene Elderflower floor with Resene Peace except for beneath the dining table - the negative space left creates the effect of a rug to delineate the dining area.

Silver sage greens like Resene Peace, which was also used on the walls, have a restful vibe, which makes them a natural choice for a space you want to relax and spend some time in. Resene Elderflower, with its fizzy yellow undertone, is

another warm and welcoming choice for a dining room – and the ideal complement for yellowed greens like Resene New Leaf, used on the coat rack and skirting boards, and Resene Smoothie, seen on the tall vase and the woven pendant lamp shade.

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Centre Stage Staging properties for sale has become more common in real estate, and what bigger endorsement for the practice than one of Christchurch’s top real estate business owners starting a home staging business. Harcourts gold’s Lynette McFadden tells Metropol about her new venture, Au Staging. What is the Au Staging difference? I’ve worked as a real estate professional for 26 years, so I know what gets people excited when they view a property, and now I can help achieve that emotional engagement by showing people the potential of an empty property as a real home. Most staging is obviously staged, but the way we do staging is it looks like someone is still living there, that they have just popped out. How would you describe Au Staging’s style and furnishings? Our furniture and furnishings are sourced from all over the country and overseas, and I have collected many items over time as I have sought to furnish our own properties. The items are unique and chosen because we love them, my Louis Vuitton print is a special favourite. We can also work with owner’s furniture which is a pleasure. What is the process for choosing items to go into a home? We choose the pieces which go into a home very specifically to enhance that particular home, we’re not just moving the same items from place to place but selecting items which suit the style and functionality of each residence.

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Who is behind Au Staging? It is myself, our creative director Jodi O’Loughlin who had a longstanding background in fashion and our coordinator Rebecca Johansson. Staging the home gives us all a creative outlet and a chance to share our expertise with clients in a new way which is exciting for us, and which delivers an extra level of value to our clients. www.harcourts.co.nz/People/12165/Lynette-McFadden






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The B word

When planning new home projects, conversations about budget and expectations should start early. Don’t wait until the design is underway, suggests Craig South of South Architects.




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etting ready to build a new home is so exciting, particularly if it is for the first time. As architects, it is incredibly rewarding to work with people setting out on that journey and talking with them about their lifestyle goals and dreams. The role of architects at this initial stage is to start breathing life into the brief, getting to know the client, along with their site and life aspirations. Many architects strongly recommend involving either the builder or quantity surveyor early in the process to establish firm build cost expectations. It can sometimes be difficult having those frank conversations around budget, but it is much better to be clear about all the details and associated costings before work begins on the ground. A work to budget promise must entail much more than a lip service commitment that everything will be covered. In fact, fulfilling that promise rests on having good, clear communication from the outset around what the budget is, what it includes and what it will deliver. Even a simple misunderstanding about whether fees include GST or not risks having a big impact if no one has ever taken the time to clarify it. Fundamentally, meeting client expectations rests on communication, respect and achieving clarity and understanding right through the process.

From a design perspective, the architect’s number one priority is always to create an inspiring home for their client that fulfils expectations. Within that, budget parameters play a part in guiding and influencing the size of the home and the complexity of the architecture. In our experience, the wow factor comes from having beautifully designed spaces which can be achieved within any budget. Playful

inspiring design is still very achievable. As the build progresses, the architect’s ability to make changes to align with a particular budget will gradually diminish. It underlines the importance of having everyone on the same page from the outset, to minimise any likelihood of the unexpected as the project enters the construction phase. Early decisions on finishing elements will help keep the budget on track through to the end. Design and construction costs are not the only factors worth weighing up when thinking about budget. Increasingly, people are also starting to consider whole of life costs associated with their plans. How homes constructed today can have a big impact on long term running costs. More energy efficient designs that include a solar system and highperformance glazing and insulation will be more expensive to build initially but the trade-off will be a home that is cheaper to live in. Adding to that, of course, are the comfort, well-being and sustainability benefits associated with a well-designed energy efficient home. Having good discussions right through the whole design and build process remains pivotal to ensuring your new home will deliver the lifestyle you want long term. www.southarchitects.co.nz

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While there are cracks appearing in our celebrated kiwi lifestyle of late, there needn’t be in your kitchen joinery. Local heroes MF Turnbull are again working their magic to return your surfaces to a brandnew finish, bringing you a great deal of pleasure and saving waste to landfill.


o-owner Monique Turnbull explains, “For around the last 15 years, some kitchen joinery has been created using a plastic wrap finish, which owners sometimes assumed was a paint finish. “People are finding that the plastic wrap is cracking - lifting from the base and breaking away. The great news is that we have a technique to remove the plastic and put a completely new surface on the base which is generally still in perfect condition.” Monique says they are resurfacing a kitchen a week at the moment. If this is happening in your kitchen and you’d like to put it right, the process is simple. A quick call to MF Turnbull will see Steve

come out and have a look and provide you with a quote. If you prefer, you can simply email in some photos and receive an estimate before you consider a quote. “We are seeing this effect at all kitchen joinery price points, and you’ll usually see it go at the edges first or inside the panel on panelled doors,” says Monique. “You might see it in just two or three areas to start with. Some people choose to get a colour match in just those areas, but as the rest of it eventually goes most opt to get all of the joinery resurfaced with a two-pack urethane paint finish.” Refreshing and renewing your home doesn’t end at the

kitchen. Rejuvenate bedroom and dining furniture, doors, wardrobe doors and more by spray painting. MF Turnbull can also do French polishing of antiques, and the modern equivalent - staining and clears in polyurethane. “I really like the idea that it’s an environmentally friendly way to refresh your house, our approach means reuse of the kitchen or piece of furniture, rather than throwing it out and buying new,” says Monique. “A client will bring in an unusual piece, it might have lovely proportions and be beautifully made but the appearance no longer suits. “Refinished in a bright colour it can be a real showstopper,

or it could go out the door and start a whole new life with a shabby chic-style distressed finish.” Working with interior designers on a special or much-loved piece that needs to fit a new scheme is a speciality. Upholstered items with timber parts can be resurfaced before being taken to the client’s upholsterer for recovering. Unusual items which pose a challenge are especially welcome - as the team at MF Turnbull thrive on turning visions into reality. Such visions are achieved through consultation with clients, and showcasing samples and all the options available.

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Extend your shelf life

Styled well, shelves can be a catalogue of beloved life knick-knacks on show for all, but done with less consideration can appear as a clustered after thought. Rather than being s(h)elfish we thought we would share our top tips to styling your shelves.

BOOK SMART: This may seem obvious, considering bookshelves are not new on the home décor scene, but experiment with the configuration of your books, stack them vertically, horizontally or in an L-shape. You can even try colour coding the spines, or displaying a particularly special title front on. TEXTURE AND ACCENTS: Add contrasting textures like glass and ceramics, plants, and metallics to bring some eclecticism to your shelves. Rearrange items and try different combinations – layer items, arrange in odd numbers, and with greenery creeping between shelves.

MORE IS MORE: A shelf serves the function of display and storage. Interior designer and blogger Chris Carroll says to avoid only displaying three or four items like your home is an art gallery. Instead, give your shelves personality by creating a visual story. QUALITY OVER QUANTITY While too much negative space is not a positive, too much clutter is also not the goal. Instead, balance the space and interest by only incorporating items you truly love – whether that’s treasured family heirlooms, your favourite book titles, or a coveted vase.

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Hillside sleek In completing this stunning SDMC Architecture-designed home on Cannon Hill, Smylie Builders have provided a fabulous outcome for the owners, who faced tribulations in getting back onto their much-loved site post-earthquakes.


opography dictated the design, and we were involved in the whole process from design to completed build,” says Smylie Builders Creative Director Chelsea Smylie. “We were able to achieve a seamless build that fitted within our client’s budget. “The strength was in the partnerships we have between the designers and subtrades.” The homeowners had a clear vision of the aesthetic and

Chelsea was able to work with them on all their interior choices. The result is sleek featuring dark cladding and kitchen, fused with some elements of fun - a kiwi bach vibe, think retro wallpapers and tiles, splashes of colour, and plywood ceilings with negative details throughout. Colorsteel cladding and a 22m roof all on one plain enclose a hidden, plywood-lined band room-slash-teenage hangout accessed via a step from the garage, creating a cave-like feeling. The study is connected to the hub of the house with an internal window above the feature barn track yellow door. “The building process was highly interesting with the combination of timber retaining walls, concrete retaining walls, suspended concrete floors and suspended timber floors, lots of structural steel and suspended walkways, including drive on deck,” says Managing Director Nick Smylie. “We were determined to deliver a home that would make this family feel it was all worth it: personalised; and it had to feel like a fresh start.”

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Smylie Builders cover all aspects of residential building. Building is our craft and we’re passionate about it, from design through to the finished product. Our process is about simplicity, clarity and efficiency. We put people at the heart of what we do; we build for people.

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Bright idea for Dark Sky

In winning the brief to design the awardwinning Dark Sky Project, Sheppard and Rout have once again excelled.



irector Jasper Van der Lingen, along with Jonathan Kennedy and Duncan Barron, led this important development which houses the newly restored 125-year-old Brashear Telescope, an astro-tourism facility, an observatory, experience area, a café/bar/restaurant, retail, a gathering space for visitors and tour groups, and administration spaces. “The clear night skies above Takapō are iconic,” says Jasper.

“And this building contributes to the re-orientation of Takapō towards its setting and dramatic mountain backdrop, rather than the highway.” The large central astronomy dome is the dominant focus from a distance, acting as a marker when arriving into Takapō from the south, heralding it as a centre for the large dark sky reserve of the greater Mackenzie region. The result of a detailed

process of consultation, discussion and negotiation with a number of parties including Ngāi Tahu and local rūnanga, the building is striking, wholly fit for purpose, and has cultural meanings intrinsic at all levels: from form and structure through to the experience area itself. 2020 NZIA Canterbury Awards Judges gave it a rapturous citation: a “bold and brave insertion into the traditional context of Takapō

– an assertive dissent from vernacular orthodoxy – and the result is a successful convergence of horizontal and vertical elements: Rangi and Papa in harmony.” And that the project reveals “a clever interweaving of Māori mythology and scientific discovery through its multilayered spaces. The Brashear telescope adds a suggestion of steampunk, a quirky twist to the simple forms elsewhere.”

Laying the groundwork for a better tomorrow If there’s earth involved, Paul Smith Earthmoving should be too.

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No, you aren’t seeing things. This is a genuine scaled down Aston Martin DB5, and it can be driven – complete with a “missile switch”.

eveloped by Aston Martin and The Little Car Company, the DB5 Junior is a two thirdsscale electric DB5 which the young, and young at heart, can whiz around in ‘til their heart’s content. The detail is staggering, with all the details found on the real DB5 replicated with incredible authenticity. It even has working headlights, brake lights, indicators and a horn. Double Wishbone suspension is featured and the whole car weighs in at 270kg. Sitting at 3-metres long and 1.1-metres wide, the DB5 Junior is made to accommodate parent and child. Grunt comes from an electric power unit sending 5kW to the rear wheels. Novice mode limits the top speed to 19km/h, perfect for when junior is driving the Junior, and expert mode is for when the parent takes over, which means a top whack of 48km/h.

Range is up to 32km/h depending on driving style. Vantage mode operated by a hidden “missile switch” which doubles the power output to 10kW / 13.4bhp and increases the top speed to a still unconfirmed level. This output is now delivered to the wheels through a Limited-Slip Differential (LSD) to improve traction at high speed. Performance is further enhanced by the lightweight carbon fibre body and a second battery pack, doubling the range to 32-64km depending on driving style. The cost? Well, production begins next year with a starting price of $63,000, gulp. Then again, with a real DB5 costing setting you back at least $1 million, this baby Aston is a bargain.

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n curry terms, the range topping GLE 63 AMG is the full chicken vindaloo, hot and spicy. Whereas the $180,100 GLE 53 AMG is more of a chicken madras, in other words, a milder offering in terms of performance. Under the bonnet sits a very sweet turbo 3L straight six. The turbo part of the equation refers to a single turbo, electric compressor and EQ Boost generator, making the GLE 53 a mild hybrid. Grunt is rated at 320kW/520Nm. Also, Mercedes’ Speedshift 9-speed automatic gearbox and 4-Matic four-wheel drive make a welcome appearance. Fuel consumption is rated at a combined 9.4L/100km and zero to 100km/h is despatched in 5.3 seconds. Styling wise, AMG’s tentacles are everywhere. The front spoiler is more aggressive, and the optional matte black AMG alloys on my test car look epic. Inside, AMG sports leather chairs make for a comfortable yet supportive place to sit and the AMG performance steering wheel is lovely to hold. Standard kit includes the latest MBUX infotainment and voice recognition system, side-by-side 12.3-inch digital screens, a head-up

display, heated front seats, ambient lighting with 64 colours and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Safety kits provide active parking assist, active brake assist with cross-traffic alert, steering assist, lane change assist, active blind spot assist and traffic sign assist. On the move and you do make brisk progress, but as this is the AMG Lite, things aren’t as rapid as you would first expect, not slow but not rapid. However, selecting Sport or Sport Plus makes a big difference, especially as it activates AMG Active Exhaust, allowing you to hear more of that glorious sounding turbo six. On the straight and narrow, the AMG Ride Control with air suspension offers a supple ride but feels a bit soft in the bends. Putting the adaptive dampers in Sport Plus will firm things up well enough. If you decide to leave the beaten track, then trail and sand modes are available, that said the average GLE 53 owners won’t be climbing every mountain and fording every stream. There is plenty to like about the new Mercedes GLE 53 AMG, however if I wanted a GLE with some AMG goodness, I would go whole hog and get the V8 every time.

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he GSX at $41,490, gets a very refined 2L fourcylinder Skyactiv engine with 114kW/200Nm. Mazda’s i-Activsense safety comes as standard which features lanekeep, active cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and active emergency braking. Front and rear passengers can slob out in comfort, but 430L is average boot space at best. However, the feel of a premium cabin for this kind of money is peerless. On the move, the 2L four pot pulls well, but the 2.5L petrol in the GTX and Limited, is that little bit more refined by comparison. Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control steering is light and still manages to be direct and communicative. Plus, with the smaller alloys on the GSX, ride comfort, while very supple before, is even more comfortable. The GSX is a great all-rounder as starting point in the CX30 line-up, but thanks to the higher spec $44,990 GTX’s 2.5L Skyactiv engine, forking over the extra $3K would be a no brainer.

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pring is here at last. The days are getting longer and best of all, the weather is getting warmer. Now is as good a time as any for a road trip in our own backyard. However, making sure your wheels are tip top before you hit the road is paramount. At 480 Selwyn Street, Leading Edge Automotive can provide you with the servicing, diagnostics and mechanical knowhow to give you peace of mind motoring

while traversing the open roads of New Zealand. Leading Edge are specialists in late model European cars but are more than capable of working on all makes and models. Leading Edge can do it all. The team’s latest diagnostic equipment can pinpoint any problem and reveal the best way to remedy it. Their experienced team of technicians are always acquiring new skills and attending advanced training seminars, such as specialised electric vehicle training,

to build on their already vast knowledge of technology and how complex components work and interact. Leading Edge Automotive also provide you with a courtesy vehicle from its fleet of 10, which also includes the very popular all-electric Nissan Leaf. So whether your spring journey is a few hundred kilometres, or just around the block, Leading Edge Automotive will give your car the onceover it deserves. www.leadingedgeautomotive.co.nz


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Down in the detail Detail King are automotive detailing royalty, especially when it comes to Paint Protection Film (PPF). PPF is applied to the areas of your car most likely to be affected by stone chips, marks, UV light, and other road grime. Applying PPF also gives your pride and joy the greatest shine possible.


etail King have collaborated with leading professional automotive detailing PPF producers, Ceramic Pro, since inception back in 2016, and the results speak for themselves. With various PPF packages available, whether it’s your daily driven Mazda, or your limitededition McLaren, the bonnet, front bumper, headlights, door inserts and edger’s, wing

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NZ New just 16,000kms, Top spec XF ‘Portfolio’ model with Premium Two-Tone Leather Seats with Heating/Cooling, Glass Sunroof, Luxury Woodgrain inlays, Meridian Surround Sound, Cruise Control, LED Lighting, NZ NAV/CD/AUX/Bluetooth/Music Streaming and Reverse Camera, 19” Portfolio Alloys, Towbar etc. An as new car! Compare this spec and value!

8-Speed Facelift, NZ New, 464 BHP V8 Hemi, LED Lighting and SRT8 Body Styling, 20” Spider Monkey Alloys in Dark Chrome, Brembo Brakes/Red Calipers, Part Leather SRT8 Sports Seats with Heating/Cooling, Heated Steering Wheel, Glass Panoramic Sunroof, Radar/Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert, Rear Heated Seats, NZ NAV, Bluetooth Streaming. A seriously impressive vehicle to drive!

NZ New only 67,000kms, 20” factory Birdcage Sports Alloys in Black, Red Calipers, Full Leather with Red Stitching detail, Heated/Electric Seats, Pinafarina Styling, Stunning Sports Exhausts, Factory Maserati CD/Stereo/Bluetooth Phone, 4 Seater Adult comfort, Reverse Camera and more. Once a $300k plus vehicle, a lot of car at this price-range today!

2017 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG 4.0 V8 Bi-Turbo Estate

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NZ New only 32,000kms, Attractive Loire Blue Metallic with Light Grey Leather, 2.0 Turbo SI4 Petrol engine, Added fold-away 7 Seats package, Heated/Electric Seats, Roof rails and Thule Racks, Black Pack 18 inch Sports Alloys, Touch Screen NZ NAV/CD/ Stereo/Bluetooth/Reverse Camera, Push Button Start, 9 Speed Auto with Stop/Start etc. A very well-suited vehicle for NZ roads!

The ultimate Summer drivers car!, 3.8 Litre Flat 6 Carrera S, Purists 6 Speed Manual, 19” Carrera S Sports Alloys, Red Brake Calipers, Full Leather, Heated/Electric Seats, Porsche PCM CD/ Stereo, Full Electrics etc. Imported into NZ ex UK in 2010/25 kms, Only 2 owners! A perfect car to make the most of the upcoming Summer!

NOW $52,995

NOW $79,995

Hard to find AMG Estate, Only 18,000kms, 469 Bhp 4.0 V8 Bi-Turbo New Generation C63, 19” AMG Sports Alloys, Panoramic Sunroof, NZ NAV/CD/AUX/Bluetooth/Reverse Camera, Two-tone AMG Black/ Cream Sports Leather, 7 Speed Auto with Paddleshift, Roof Rails, Electric Tailgate, Heated Seats, Multiple Airbags and more. Just read the reviews, these are a blast to drive!

NOW $84,995


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Our second issue of spring is here!