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Addington Cup Week is getting ready to be the most exhilarating event on the spring calendar.


his year, we are more than ever looking forward to sharing Addington Cup Week with Canterbury,” Addington Raceway CEO Brian Thompson says. “We are excited that on Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 of November, we will be able to offer Cantabrians the opportunity to dress up, enjoy live entertainment, celebrate life with friends and colleagues, and experience the very best of harness racing action.” Planning is well underway with enquiries running hot to secure some amazing

hospitality packages. There’s no grander occasion to celebrate, network and thank staff, clients and friends, than at Australasia’s biggest harness racing event of the year. For a crowd of 40 or more, private marquees reign supreme. These stylish individual marquees can be branded and are wellpositioned, offering an indooroutdoor flow to your own courtyard with a scrumptious ‘taste of spring’ luncheon and their own private bar. The most popular Johnny Globe Marquee – located on the

outer track – is a fast seller. Not surprising, with all-day Lanson champagne, fantastic food, an MC, band and prime viewing of the home straight. The Boot Party gets glammed up with individual boots and personalised number plates, always the hot favourite. With MC and a band, this is the indoor/outdoor pad to party in, with great home-straight views. To soak up the entertainment and access personal mini marquees, Emerson’s Village rocks a backyard brews and BBQ vibe. Lanson Champagne will be flowing in the Blossom Lady Lounge on the newly renovated top level of the Metropolitan stand. Floor to ceiling windows

look over the track and winning post – with a bird’s eye view of the fashion awards. For single and casual crowds, the inclusive hospitality at Spectators is perfectly positioned on Metropolitan’s ground floor for intimate race action. For friends and fashionistas who wish to mingle in a more social area to enjoy the races, dance, and clink glasses, the lively Lindauer Lawn and roof top party is back again. And for revelers who like to be amongst it all, with a larger, party atmosphere, The Edge Public Village is where the action happens. “This year we see our responsibility to create an amazing event even more important. We’re in need of a good time here in Christchurch and Cup Week at Addington has always provided the ability for Cantabrians to celebrate.” Brochures are out, so it’s a race to book your hospitality packages which have traditionally sold out for Addington Cup Week. General admission and the Lindauer Lawn and rooftop will be capped this year, and go on sale 1 September. Addington Cup Week 2020 will be a sure-bet sensation! Join the party!

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Delta Goodrem once told us she was, Born to Try.

But to describe what this powerhouse performer has been able to achieve as simply ‘try’ would most certainly sell her short. Named after the Joe Cocker song Delta Lady, it seem Delta wasn’t Born to Try; she was born to sing.


t was something that in my heart I knew was what I wanted to do,” she says of the career which will bring her to New Zealand next year for her Bridge Over Troubled Dreams Tour. “Truthfully it was a feeling I had. My parents were so incredibly supportive of my dream.” At the age of thirteen, Goodrem recorded a five-song demo CD, financed through TV commercials and minor roles in several Australian series. Long story short, it secured her a record deal with Empire Records. But it was her role as shy school girl and aspiring singer Nina Tucker on Neighbours which made her a household name, launching her music career. “I was so lucky to have had my parents. Nobody knew anyone in the industry; I was just a kid that wrote

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songs from what I was seeing in the world!” Goodrem’s first ever headline tour of New Zealand will commence on 22 April 2021 at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre, before moving to Auckland’s Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre on 23 April and hitting the Christchurch Town Hall on 24 April. “There’s nothing like being on tour and being with people face to face and to share in the magic of live music,” says Goodrem, who is heavily involved creating her shows. “From day one when I started making music, it was important to me that the overall feeling had to come from my heart; being authentic is what people respond to and I deeply love putting on shows. Nothing gets me more excited than creating a world for everyone to come to.

“Visually, I love to make sure a tour represents the energy of what this new album embodies. There are going to be incredible musical moments in bringing to life the surprise elements of this new album and all of the favourites from my previous records. Anyone who has been to my shows knows that I like to have a lot of fun and this record and tour is no different.” The singer-songwriter who has been in self-lockdown in Sydney also recognises the opportunity for fans to let loose. “I know many people are going through challenging times right now; come next year I want to invigorate and empower everybody in the room to have the best night of their lives and we’ll sing and dance through it all.” It’s also an opportunity to allow her fans to connect with her new music and reminisce over the old – the ‘old’ including 17 Top 10 hits, four number one albums and selling more than nine million records worldwide. The ‘new’ includes Let It Rain, released in January as Australia battled devastating bushfires, with proceeds donated to bushfire relief. Keep Climbing was released in her social media Bunkerdown sessions in May. “I’d like this song to remind people to not be afraid to find the strength when they feel stuck between where they are and where they want to go,” Goodrem explains. “To find that part in you to keep climbing and to continue to believe that it will lead you to that next moment in your life.” Continuing to let the music do the talking, she released Paralyzed on the grand finale of The Voice Australia 2020; a narrative of when your whole world stops and has to be reset. “Sometimes we are forced to take the difficult cards we are dealt with in life, in our stride. Of course it’s a personal song, but it’s there for everyone who is asking themselves for patience and a chance to stop and rewind,” she says. Forming what she describes as her “new era of music”, she’s since come to realise the powerful lyrics mean something unique to everyone. “So many people have experienced it.” Seemingly busier than ever

during lockdown, Goodrem has also been undertaking highly-acclaimed performances for global event One World: Together At Home and Music From The Home Front where she shone as one of four hosts, delivering a showstopping duet rendition of the Men At Work classic Down Under with Colin Hay. But a project that is even closer to her heart has been the launch of the Delta Goodrem Foundation, in partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. Established to help fund medical research into blood cancers and autoimmune disease, the foundation stands in recognition of her own health battle – one with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was just 18. “I think [that experience] cemented for me that health is the most important thing,” Goodrem says. “And also the understanding that someone is going through that fight right now; you don’t know what someone is going through. Part of my DNA is this huge empathy and compassion for someone’s journey. “Being able to talk to people as a survivor is a real privilege.” But it is perhaps the establishment of the foundation which has been the biggest takeaway for her and $1 + GST from every ticket purchased for the Bridge Over Troubled Dreams Tour will be going to support the foundation’s work. So what do the next 12 months have in store for this powerhouse performer? “Hopefully lots and lots of new music, I’ll be continuing to bring out new songs and heading out on tour see you in person. I’m truly looking forward to it.” She may be Australia’s sweetheart, but she might soon be ours too.


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those who have participated individually and collectively. “E Tū Tāngata is more than a programme; it’s a conversation that we need to have around the dinner table, classroom, maraes and community.” An online learning programme, E Tū Tāngata encourages personal reflection, group work and community contribution. But it is so much more than scratching the surface, with very real research at its heart. Psychologist Gabrielle Bisseker leads the research team behind the programme, ensuring a strong evidence-based foundation for the social enterprise. She is supported by the University of Canterbury’s Dr Myron Friesen, who has a focus on developing, implementing and evaluating E Tū Tāngata using the Theory of Change framework from Harvard University. And it has had Sir Steve Hansen’s support from square one, with the former head coach of the All Blacks describing the programme as embracing humanity at its best. “Everyone wants to be valued and cared about, it is the greatest thing that can happen to any individual because it gives them worth and if you have worth, you can go out and achieve whatever you want to do,” Sir Steve says. Pointing to our high suicide rates in New Zealand, Sir Steve says it’s critical that we start looking at anything we can do to help in this area and starting the conversation is the first step to solving it. “Success creates a perception, but doesn’t actually define who you really are; I think your character does that,” Sir Steve says. “It’s not about one person succeeding; it’s about all succeeding together. Jay wanted to put together E Tū Tāngata to start that conversation, understand the key principles around this and how we can be successful together.” In the words of sportsman of the year Israel Adesanya, “If you see one of us shining – whether it be the netball team, the Black Caps, the sailors – pump them up; embrace them, because if they win, we win. If I win, you win.”

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iwis have long valued hard work and recognition. Just don’t achieve too much; that’s the message that’s coming through loud and clear to our young people, whether it’s on the sports field or in the classroom. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya called out tall poppy syndrome on a national stage as he was awarded the New Zealand sportsman of the year title at the Halberg Awards in February, encouraging the public to embrace the country’s success stories instead of knocking them down. “New Zealanders are known as friendly, hardworking and laid back, but live here for a while and you’ll also discover that sometimes we have a bad habit of criticising, resenting and cutting down those poppies who seek to do something different or succeed,” E Tū Tāngata founder, Jay Geldard says. A new social development programme designed to tackle tall poppy syndrome, E Tū Tāngata was launched last month in Christchurch. “E Tū Tāngata seeks to change the narrative. Instead of objections and unhelpful criticism we want to raise the bar,” Jay says. Most Kiwis, when asked how they see themselves out of 10, will answer a ‘six’ or ‘seven’, including Jacinda Ardern and Bill English who were asked this question in a 2017 Leaders’ Debate. “This is seen to be ‘the right answer’ for New Zealanders,” Jay says. “However, when we apply the E Tū Tāngata mindset to this conversation, it creates an environment where we can call out greatness in ourselves and others. Surely, we don’t want to be a nation that undermines ourselves or systematically cut others down to make ourselves feel better. This should not be a part of our DNA. Instead, we need to Stand Together / E Tū Tāngata.” Jay describes the programme as a toolkit to help us understand the way we see ourselves and others. “The feedback from schools and workplaces hints at the transformation possible when people’s eyes are opened to this way of being; change has 1genuine 17/05/18 2:11 PM occurred within

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Lou Heller wanted to be an architect, became a florist and is now styling women! But it’s this creative trifecta which makes her so exceptional at what she does.

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What are some of your hottest tips for looking – and therefore feeling – fab? First and foremost, learn to love your best bits and trust your gut. When you do this, it allows you to have less inhibition to know what you love and what you feel great in, regardless of it being a style, trend or influenced by what others might think. Don’t pigeon hole yourself and your style; embrace your evolution. Experiment, play in your wardrobe and spend time falling in love with your wardrobe. Learn your silhouette, trust your silhouette, love your silhouette. If you’re having a crap day and can’t find something to wear, take a deep breath and choose to look at your wardrobe with new eyes. And if you’re still feeling bad… embrace it. We aren’t built to have perfect days every day. And if all else fails, put on a bright red lip and get on with it! Or, as I say, “emulate to stimulate” by emulating the outfit of someone you admire, using something you may have in your own wardrobe. What are some of the key trends we can expect to see coming through this year? For me, the trend element of fashion will never fade and it’s a never ending evolution of new, old and repeat what has been before, but modernised

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to fit within life and style. Being a florist in my past and always wanting to be an architect in my youth, I have discovered that all three (alongside other creative elements) tend to go hand in hand with trends and colours. I love being able to feel what trends are going to be big and have always predicted style ahead of my time. Call it intuition, or call it whatever you like, I generally get the feels for what I see being big by spotting something ahead of its time. I feel lockdown made us shift very quickly and adapt. Through this time we embraced the casual comfort, so I don’t see this leaving anytime soon, but I do feel styles will re-navigate and almost take on a dressy element of that. I for one went the opposite way and wore all my dresses and makeup as I felt this helped elevate me with fronting up to my Zoom clients around New Zealand. I see lots of pastels, but also going off that whole strong feminine vibe of playful floral prints, but done with structure to offset the look. We also have lots of taupes, creams and ecru coming through, worn monochromatic and with structured shoulders to give the muted colour structure and touch of androgyny. I feel green is going to have a wonderful entrance and it comes in shades of forest, mint and other tones that will pair nicely with multiple colour ways that already exist in our wardrobe. It’s such a privilege to do what I do and I know my clients will only reach out when the time is right. A total wardrobe revamp is a cathartic time and something I feel we all deserve to have done at times in our lives. We become stagnant and forget how to evolve by listening to what we love. I always say our clothes are just an extension of how we “feel” and if we wake up not feeling great, we will choose comfort over putting something on that will help transform this. I have had multiple amazing clients who felt they had nothing, but then learnt new ways to use their existing options. This can be freeing and also cost saving, as it will prevent them shopping for the wrong pieces going forward. Another part of it is seeing and feeling what a difference before and after makes to them. That’s what it’s about for me.

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What are some of your key philosophies when it comes to styling women? I have always stood by working with my clients to bring out the best in them. Each and every single one has their own thumbprint, style, aesthetic, and sometimes this can get lost over time. We lose the inhibition of a child to play in our wardrobes like we did as young kids, so I love to be able to give them the ‘permission to give themselves permission to do so’. For years we have been fed style rules around fitting into four different shapes, or a colour palette that we must adhere to. Yes, I feel there are some elements we can choose to take on board, but these can be limiting and, to a degree, inhibit our freedom to explore our style. So I don’t use the strict rules of adhering to colour palettes and body shape rules. We all have that deep knowing of what is the best for us within, so I work by guiding my clients to allow them to work this out however, I still use the principles of line, proportion and colour, within reason. I love sharing tips and tricks with my Instagram followers.

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An exceptional update “Our residents are just so excited. They can hardly wait to see their refurbished serviced apartment or studio and move back home after being off site,” Elmswood Retirement Village sales consultant Donna Monk says.


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A blissful day out Festivities will have a floral feel at this year’s annual Country Christmas Fete on October 29, which has secured a new venue at Amberley House.


ust 40-minutes from central Christchurch, Amberley House’s splendid and seldom open-to-the-public gardens will be open to tour. There’s even more space for extra stalls, with an adjacent carpark, mobility access and bus parking. The Starlets will also be back entertaining the crowds this year. Stall applications have been extended to assist those struggling with the effects of COVID-19, but there’s already at least 35 products which

are brand new to The Country Christmas Fete, Fete Director Mike Sheppard says. He says the event could be one of few opportunities to have a great day out as we head into summer and towards Christmas. “With the shutdown of events caused by COVID-19, including the Canterbury A&P Show, the Fete is likely to be the first real opportunity for people to be able to enjoy a day out. “With fabulous Christmas shopping from many stalls offering unique New Zealand

made products, it’s a great opportunity to get into the festive spirit and catch up with friends for lunch from the wide variety of food offerings, and then enjoy a Pimms or wine to finish the day before heading home.” Great mobile coverage

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Building a legacy WORDS MORGAN TAIT

Melissa Vining and her late husband Blair spent his year-long cancer battle fighting for better care for his fellow cancer sufferers.


ow, donors can buy bricks to contribute their part to the Southland Charity Hospital being built as a result of the couple’s efforts. Blair was given just weeks to live when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 terminal bowel cancer in October 2018. After finding out waitlists meant he may not see a specialist before this time, he and Melissa, along with their two daughters, advocated for better care for Kiwi cancer sufferers. Their quest took them all the way to Parliament, armed with a petition signed by more than 140,000 New Zealanders, resulting in the establishment of the Southland Charity Hospital Trust. Modelled off the successful Canterbury Charity Hospital, which has

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helped thousands of patients since its inception in 2007, the Southland version will provide care to patients in Southland and Otago upon its completion. But its construction is dependent on support from the communities it seeks to help. The Invercargill Licensing Trust has donated a building for the site and about half of the $1 million needed to start work has also been raised. The recently launched buy a brick campaign hopes to bridge the gap. Supporters can buy a brick for $100 and each brick can be engraved with up to two lines of 16 characters each. Purchase a supporter’s brick at

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Heads up! Heads up! Hair Art and Beauty has a new stylist. We caught up with Sharon Screen about a career that has taken her around the world.


ith years of experience I find myself still absolutely passionate about all things ‘hairdressing’. I’ve travelled the world, creating and showcasing fabulous hairstyles from London, to Italy, France, Japan and even on the catwalks of New York. Having been an educator to top hairdressers around the world, I’m now loving being back on the salon floor with clients in a great environment as a member of the fabulous Hair Art and Beauty team. Wether it’s cutting, styling or technical colouring that is required, I’ll enhance your look, create your point of difference and reflect your personality. As a stylist with exceptional avant-guard cutting skills, technical expertise as a colourist and natural flair, I’ll create looks that are totally on-trend and suited to you.

I offer a very personalised and professional service. When not in salon, you could well find me consulting clients on their gardens as a landscape architect (BLA Hons), or perhaps I might be helping couples shape their perfect wedding day…. doing all the flowers and venue stylings as I’m also a registered marriage celebrant. Keeping active is always important, golfing, playing tennis or jumping on my bike for a quick fix and enjoying my family and friends helps make it all worthwhile. When it comes to hair, my philosophy has always been ‘it’s more important what we leave behind than what we take off!’ Come and find me at Hair Art and Beauty on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I welcome new and existing clients.

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Best business resources These last few months have been tough for everyone. But it’s arguably our local small to medium enterprises that have felt the strain of quarantine the most. Thankfully, there are some resources available for support and we’ve collated a list of places you can go for help, advice or support. CANTERBURY EMPLOYERS’ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Collates all of the official information on COVID-19 as it relates to business operation and puts it all in one place. Their team of experts also offer great business advice during these unusual times.

SOS CAFÉ: This not-for-profit initiative was set up to support local businesses, specifically cafés, restaurants, bars and eateries, through the purchasing of vouchers. These can be redeemed later, when it’s safe to do so.

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COVID COLAB 20: A public Facebook page that was set up to support the community and the business industry, it is all about collaboration and bouncing off each other creatively. CHRISTCHURCH SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CENTRE (CSBEC): CSBEC offers a range of services to start-up and existing micro and small business owners. These include business facilitation and consultancy, marketing advice and reports, management planning and budgeting, finance advice and training courses.

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f you’re a fan of their salmon you’ll love their smoked seacaught New Zealand white fish from United Fisheries, smoked aged cheddar cheese, dry cured smoked bacon and smoked flaky sea salt. All items are artisanal, good quality products smoked in small batch smokers (manuka smoked, dry cured) and are hand sliced and hand cut – ready for eager customers. While they do have a large range of smoked goods, there’s also a need to give credit where it’s due. Their NZ smoked salmon is some of the best on the market and here’s why. It starts by sourcing the best local sea salmon, natural air drying, then using manuka wood they gently smoke the salmon in their tailormade, small batch smokers. These time-honoured methods pay off with distinctive colour and infusion of flavour. Holy Smoke products are available at the United Fisheries factory shop on Parkhouse Road and Little Fish Co at Riverside Market so you can have top quality smoked goods at home.

Grilled Prawns with Miso Butter Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

What you need: 500g Sea Cuisine Raw Prawn Cutlets (defrosted) 2 Tbs Butter (melted) 3 tsp Miso paste 1 Tbs Mirin 2 Tbs Japanese sake (optional) 1 tsp Fresh ginger (grated) Garnish: toasted sesame seeds, spring onion, chilli flakes

What to Do: In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, miso, mirin, sake and ginger, mixing well. Add in the prawns and marinate for 10 minutes. Trim and portion the spring onion into 50mm batons, these can be grilled at the same time with the prawns.



Cooking Options: FLAT PLATE BBQ GRILL: Heat your grill on medium high heat. Grill the prawns on each side for approximately 1 to 1.5 minutes or until cooked through. COOKING ON STOVE: Heat your grill pan over a medium high heat. Add the prawns and grill each side for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until cooked through. COOKING IN GRILL OVEN: Turn your oven to grill and move the rack to just below heating element. Using a suitable grill or baking tray add the prawns. Grill for 1 to 1.5 minutes each side or until cooked through. NOTE: Grill the spring onion at the same time with the prawns. TO SERVE: Divide the grilled prawns into four separate bowls or present on a platter. Finish by garnishing with toasted sesame seeds, grilled spring onion batons, chilli flakes. Metropol 6 August, 2020 23


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The transition from winter to spring is nearing and with it comes a change in wardrobe staples. It may be time to say goodbye to turtlenecks and high-rise necklines, and hello to our favourite transitional garment – the wrap. We look at what’s trending in the wrap world.


SAY YES TO THE DRESS: and hello to a look that is both elegant and fun. A wrap bodice, cinched waist and a free-flowing hem is a beautiful style of dress in any pattern. Add a pair of hoop earrings and heels for a daytime look with a bit of sass.



PARTY WITH CARDI: There’s been many a time that I’ve walked into the cold with a cardigan on and crossed it over my chest in an attempt to keep in the warmth. Make your wrap cardigan do all the work. Wraps are so diverse that you can wear them to work or a night out!

C GIRL IN A GOWN: You may think that we’re about to recommend something exquisite and reserved only for special occasions… it’s quite the opposite. Wrap dressing gowns, robes or kimonos will always be in style because not everything you wear has to be for the eyes of everyone else.

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It’s time to in-vest! This style staple has made a welcome return and this sartorial season, designers are offering up just about every shape, size and silhouette imaginable.



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1. Untouched World, layer up this winter with thoughtful designs lovingly made in New Zealand, Ecopossum Coat Cardi, 2. The Fitting Room, looking good starts with the right foundations, Freya Expression High Apex Bra in Black with Brief, 207 Fendalton Rd & 360 Colombo St. 3. Key Black, where all your plus size needs are met – sizes 10-24, Tori dress & the TCD stripe leggings, 4. Willou, cool, calm and exquisitely dressed, Eve pant and Magnolia Tee, 5. The Suit Doctor, expert tailoring equals expert dressing, three button Harris Tweed Sports Coat, 6. Ecco Shoes, get your feet in the style game with these soft sneakers, ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker in White/Dusty Blue,

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Stand out from W the crowd Walking into Magazine Designer Clothing you’re greeted with an array of colours, beautiful predominantly New Zealand-made clothing, exquisite accessories and most importantly, friendly staff. The store thrives on helping their customers find the perfect style, no matter the size, age or occasion you’re shopping for. Metropol was lucky enough to catch up with owner Linda Savage about what makes her beautiful brand so special.

hen they say they have something for every occasion they mean it, covering casual all the way to mother of the bride. With new styles coming in almost daily, “there’s always something new and always something special,” Linda says. With those special occasions finally happening again, make this your destination for all of your outfitting needs. They also offer limited quantities, “so you’re not going to walk onto the street and run into someone wearing the same outfit,” Linda says. Not to mention Magazine Designer Clothing exclusive designs that will really set you apart from the crowd. But that’s not to say that everything you buy there has to be for an occasion.

Maybe you just wish to treat yourself with a very special investment piece. The store offers wardrobe builders that serve as a strong foundation for your clothing and lots of “transseasonal items that enable you to make the most of your wardrobe,” Linda enthuses. Garments aren’t the only thing the store specialises in. While looking at the accessories as they catch the light, Linda says “This is a magpie’s heaven!” We tend to think it would be an accessory lover’s heaven. After all, the perfect outfit must be complemented with some jewellery or even a bag. All can be found at Magazine Designer Clothing. You can find this gem at the Windmill Centre in Riccarton.

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Blazing a trail, both figuratively and literally, the fashionably elite have been hitting the catwalk and the red carpet dressed in a selection of shimmer this sartorial season.



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here are endless interpretations, with an option for every occasion. Dazzling diamantes and floor-skimming metallics traditionally reserved for evening attire have been liberated from their after-hour confines and are sweeping into sartorial consciousness as appropriate attire for, well… anytime! Cut loose in a suitably shimmery midi, step into the limelight with a sequined blazer or bedazzle your teeand-jeans combo with the sparkliest of accessories. Minimalism may have dominated on the catwalks for the past decade, with muted colours and shapeless silhouettes, but ‘70s-inspired DESIGNS have trickled down from high-fashion and the last couple of seasons have seen a resurgence of high-octane glamour, glitter, sequins and feathers. Take the opportunity to shine and add the Midas touch to your wardrobe this season. After all, when it comes to our wardrobes, we’re all about ‘shimmer, spice and all things nice’.



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Fashion is seen as a point of expression for many. You have numerous styles, colours and patterns. From drag (gender bending) to androgyny, the lines between what is considered masculine and feminine are becoming blurred. As a result, fashion is leaning towards more of a gender-uid feel.


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or example, take darling Delta Goodrem on our cover. She looks like an absolute powerhouse and doesn’t have to wear a stereotypically feminine outfit to do it. The celebrity rocks a detailed suit that screams ‘I mean business’. Meanwhile our very own Karen Walker has long courted a utilitarian with an air of androgynous chic aesthetic. For the very first time, Versace Creative Director Donatella Versace made a bold move in showcasing both the men’s and women’s collections together during Fashion Week 2020. This beautiful blurring of the lines enables the focus to be taken off who is wearing the clothes and focus on the clothes themselves. We’re hoping that same attitude will wear off in the storefronts, loosening the limits on who gets to wear what in the world of fashion. In short, men can rock a frilled shirt and equally women can pull off a power suit. Wear the clothes, not the stereotype.


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Being fashion conscious is increasingly weighted towards the conscious part of the term. From ecological impacts on the environment to social justice issues in supply chains and modelling campaigns: designers and consumers alike have sustainability in mind. While still a work in progress, some conscious developments have recently caught our attention.





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Prada’s “refreshingly practical” (as one writer put it) Spring 2021 runway show last month was a pared back collection of well-made, working from homefriendly staples. Such collections may well become the new norm as the industry takes a Covidenforced rethink of the necessity and eco footprint of large, frequently-released collections.

Made from a hemp yarn that’s been processed to have the look and feel of cotton, cottonised hemp requires less water, chemicals and land to grow than cotton – making it a more sustainable choice. Jean geniuses Levi’s have just released its latest range made of this fabric into New Zealand.

Instead of releasing fully produced collections, some designers (like Kiwi labels Harris Tapper and Ellis) are opting for pre-order. The antithesis to oft-problematic fast fashion, pre-order might mean a longer wait for shoppers – but could spell the end of left-over, unwanted stock going to landfill.

Oranges, pineapples, potatoes, banana and coffee; excellent for eating, drinking and also, apparently, for wearing. New fabrics made from food waste are emerging the world over, with cult New Zealand handbag brand Deadly Ponies recently joining the fray with a trio of vegan handbags constructed from organic cactus leather.

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The breast option Like many things, when it comes to breast reduction, there are numerous options, each with its own list of pros and cons. Much like breast size itself, there’s no one size fits all it’s about finding the perfect fit for you.

Why opt for the alternative (BRTL) option over surgery? Is there an age restriction?

Metropol catches up with Dr. Grant Bellaney from Encore Cosmetic Clinic, to discuss breast reduction by Tumescent Liposuction.

What are the ‘breast’ reduction options?

1. Breast Reduction by Tumescent Liposuction (BRTL) performed by Dermatological surgeons such as Dr Bellaney. For before and after photos visit www.encorehealth. 2. Breast reduction by surgery (SBR) typically performed by general or plastic surgeons.

What is the recovery time like?

It is able to give a significant reduction and comes with a much lower complication rate than traditional SBR. It’s also a form of keyhole surgery so leaves very little visible scars. Over the age of 40 most women will have at least 40 to 60 percent or more of their breast tissue composed of fat and significant reduction by BRTL is almost always possible. That said, clinicians have found younger women’s breasts are still able to be reduced by BRTL but the technique’s success is definitely less predictable in women under 40. Apart from heavy lifting, most normal duties can be resumed within a week for most people. There is usually a bruise-like discomfort for 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure and temporary lumpiness of the breast can persist for 2 to 3 months. Other side effects are either mild or rare and will be discussed during any consultation.

For more information, consult the table on the Encore Health website (link below). Contact the day surgery clinic at 248 Papanui Road in Merivale, phone 03 356 0214.

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Beauty from the outside in The French know beauty and how beautiful skin is the outer reflection of inner health.


endy Barker travelled to a renowned skincare house in southwest France to meet the man who created GERnetic skincare – the highly

effective range chosen for facials and treatments at her Christchurch salon, Beauty Progress. During his seminar at the

Laboratoire Gernetic Synthese at the Chateau d’ Ensoules in Beraut, Albert Laporte explained how the skin reflects what is happening inside the body. Through the understanding of cellular biology, his products penetrate

the skin so the digestive system can effectively synthesise the active elements. “You will find all the active vitamins, amino acids and oligo elements are in the exact dosage necessary for the body’s daily needs,” Laporte explained to a group of professionals from around the globe. These are delivered directly to organs such as the liver and can help counteract imbalances in the diet or nutrient absorption. “It is not always possible to get the right nutrients from what we digest. When these creams are applied with effleurage (circular) movements, the fatty molecules – which are two-anda-half times larger than a pore – remain on the skin, while the smaller molecules go deeper, entering the blood circulation, to be absorbed by the body.” Working in tandem with a healthy diet, scientific developments in cosmeceutical products are now providing amazing results, he says - not to mention the pampering. Find about the GERnetic skincare treatments at Beauty Progress on their website.




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Hair Colour Newbie You’ve scrolled Instagram and picked through Pinterest to find your dream ‘do – but can the image translate to real life? Surreal Hair and Beauty’s Michelle Marsh gives us the low down on what to consider before colouring. THE STYLE Balayage and Foilage is where sections of the hair are painted with lightener then colour. It gives a beautiful low maintenance look which is extremely popular, especially with younger or firsttimers, says Michelle. Balayage and Foilage can be tailored to suit both the hair – and budget – of the client. Using just the right amount of colour in the right areas can be more fashionable and on trend says Michelle.


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THE UPKEEP Michelle says it is important to use salon products for aftercare, as these will protect both your hair and the colour. Your hair stays healthy, it aids the longevity of the colour and helps it grow out naturally. Book an appointment with Cherise, Majenta or Ashlie to receive $50 of your first appointment. Check out their work on Instagram at @ashlierosehair @majenta_ kennedyhair @cherise_jayne

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How critical is this connection? What the research reveals is that we should all care about having a good nutritional foundation and if we can ensure everyone has a good nutritional foundation, some mental health struggles would probably disappear. While poor nutrition is not the only cause of mental illness, it is a pretty big risk factor. Research points to a strong link between good nutrition and good brain health, and suggests some people are not getting enough nutrients from their food alone. The ‘why’ is a complex issue, but one of the easiest things to point to is that our diet has changed massively in a short period of time and now consists of many ultra-processed foods which are calorie-rich but nutrient-poor. About two-thirds of the supermarket products are ultra-processed foods which are simply not good for our health – physically or mentally.


University of Canterbury Clinical Psychologist Prof Julia Rucklidge has long recognised the critical role of nutrition in mental health. She has spent more than a decade building a case for revolutionising the way we treat mental illness.


ater this month she is joining Sam Johnson and Ben Warren for ‘Building Blocks for Resilience’, a seminar which looks to share strategies to increase your

personal resilience and manage stress. Metropol caught up with Prof Rucklidge about supporting our mental wellbeing through nutrition.

What are some practical ways we can support our mental health through nutrition? I think it’s fairly simple – eat whole foods; foods your grandma would recognise; fruit and vegetables; healthy fats; fish is definitely up there once or twice a week; eating grains; complex carbs – so things like black beans, lentils, quinoa; ensuring you get nuts, which are a very nutrient-dense food; so ensuring most of your diet is coming from these types of food, alongside reducing your consumption of ultra-processed foods, so potato chips, corn chips, processed cereals and some takeaways. For some people however, all this is simply not adequate enough to provide for the nutrient needs of the brain, so supplementation can play a role. Research is pretty clear on B vitamins; this is a simple way to become more resilient to chronic stress. Stress is a nutrient depleter, so your need for nutrients goes up in times of stress and you need to match that with your intake of nutrients from food. Sleeping well, exercising, meditation, mindfulness, breathing – these types of things can also be really useful. While medication can be beneficial for some people, we need to move away from it being the typical go-to.

The Building Blocks for Resilience will be held at the Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, on Thursday 27 August, 7-9pm. Proceeds go towards supporting Prof Rucklidge’s lab, Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group. Tickets are available on Metropol 6 August, 2020 39


How did you first become interested in the link between nutrition and mental wellbeing? In short, it was because my PhD supervisor in Southern Alberta, Canada in the early 1990s was approached by some families who suggested we could treat very serious psychiatric disorders through nutrition. As a scientist, even if an idea seems wild and wacky and contravenes popular belief, then it’s our duty to explore whether there is any scientific validity and the fact is, not enough people are getting well with current treatments.

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Taking the cake

Traditional wedding cakes will always have their place, but if you’re looking for something which reflects the unique tastes and style of the newlyweds – why not forgo the fruitcake and white fondant for something a little different?


here are many ways to pay homage to the custom of a cake without being tied to traditional flavours or looks which may not align with what you had in mind for your big day. Here are our picks for ways to mix up your nuptial confection choices so you can put a sweet end to your special day, your way.

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CAKE BUFFET Why settle on one or two cake flavours for your big day, when you could have them all? Create an indulgent sweet feast sure to satisfy the spectrum of palates on your invite list with a cake buffet. The serve-yourself table can be a fun and aesthetically pleasing way to add flavour variety, while simultaneously catering to any dietary requirements.

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SAY CHEESE For the savoury-leaning foodies, a cheese cake saves the day. By cheese cake, we mean wheels of cheese arranged atop each other like the tiers of a traditional wedding cake. Decorate your cheese cake with traditional wedding cake toppers like flowers, or opt for those which pair perfectly with fromage, like figs and grapes.

NO CAKE AT ALL Cookie-cutter weddings may be undesirable for some, but cookies instead of cakes could well be the order of the day. Iced with personal messages or the newly weds’ initials, wedding cookies can even be cute keepsakes for guests to take home when wrapped. Or, instead of cookies, you could indulge in wedding macarons, wedding meringues or wedding cake pops.

LET YOUR TASTE BUDS DO THE TALKING Of all the organising, decision-making and double (quadruple?) checking that goes into your big day, choosing which sweet treat you’ll serve has potential to be one of the most enjoyable. So why not let your taste buds do the research for you? Sample your favourite sweet treats and dessert dishes and simply pick the one you just like the best.

DANCE FLOOR FRIENDLY Many couples choose to cut and serve the cake about the same time as the celebrations move to the dance floor. Consider making this timing a feature and serve cake (or cake alternatives) which complement the postdinner dancing. Think cupcakes, donuts or the popular French wedding dessert, croquembouche.

A NOD TO NOSTALGIA Weddings are known as celebrations of the happy couple’s pasts, while toasting to a new future. So why not take this one step further by serving favoured culinary confections from your childhood. Some couples have served stacks of pancakes, cookie towers or even soft serve cones from foodtrucks.



50 shades of silver When it comes to embracing the grey, there really is something for everyone, explains V for Hair and Beauty Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.


ust because you have silver hair coming in and you want to go grey gracefully doesn’t mean it has to be a ‘silver’ colour,” she says. “We help you discover if you are warm or cool based on hair, skin and eyes, and from there we help you decide the best look for you.” Vicki says those with a warm base suit silver hair with soft champagne, sandy iris,

strawberry beige, or translucent butterscotch tones, while those with a cool base suit silver dove, champagne lilac or platinum iris. “Getting your colour under tone is so important and when this is done right it instantly brightens, lifts, and can take years off,” Vicki says. “Get it wrong and you will feel drab and look drained and older… consultation is key!”


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A place of passion Visit the beautiful alpine village of Hanmer Springs, park your car and take a stroll up Conical Hill Road to Tait Gallery. Take time to browse and chat to the gallery owner, William Taylor – his passion for the arts is infectious and his gallery is full of colour and vitality. You may even meet some of the artists in person during your stay!


illiam enthusiastically describes Hanmer Springs as, “the cultural centre of the South Island”. The village might be small, but it boasts two very fine art galleries, one of them being Tait Gallery, which opened three years ago and quickly became known as a sought-after destination. “We represent over 50 different artists and display a wide range of mediums at affordable prices,” William says. He loves to promote established and emerging artists in the space and it’s not just for the adults; there’s

also a children’s section for those between 8-15 years old. The gallery also has a varied selection of exquisite glassware, sculptures, pottery, wood turning, ceramics and jewellery. This gorgeous place of passion is just another addition to the must-sees of Hanmer Springs which make it a hotspot of the South Island. Tait Gallery is located at 34 Conical Hill Road and open Thursday to Tuesday 10am to 4pm. For more information, phone 027 432 5914 or email

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Finding the perfect pair of jeans can leave one feeling a bit like Goldilocks; one’s too short, one’s too long. With their expanding jean range, handpicked to fit lots of different body shapes, Kjole Style can help you find a pair ‘that’s just right’. We caught up with Stephanie Suckling about two new styles in the range and a top that makes the perfect partner.

POPULAR PAIRING: The Denim hunter OT t-shirt is a great basic to complement any jean. It is a good fit, nice neckline and washes well. Who doesn’t love a basic white tee?

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New stock in store now Take a look Chisholm Crescent Hanmer Springs I Ph. 027 591 1832

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ADVENTURE Experience the pure New Zealand high country on a jeep tour and witness the beautiful jaw dropping scenery right at our back door. Choose one of our packages with or without lunch or ask about our Cycleway Transport to enjoy the magical views on your cycle.


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ON THE HUNT: Kjole is the exclusive NZ stockist of the brand Denim Hunter. The DHNew Finch Free Jean is a diverse fit for all shapes and the light blue wash is very flattering.

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Just the essentials


cuisine Instagrammable


This day and age everything is posted online; clothing hauls, makeup looks, new pets and partners… even hospitality hotspots. So we’ve put together some of Christchurch’s most #instagramworthy eats.

Oh my milkshake!

Totally Tubular

Beauty in a bowl

On a roll

Singer Kelis was aware that ‘her milkshakes bought all of the boys to the yard’. Base Woodfired Pizza are doing exactly that at Little High Eatery. Overflowing with whipped cream, donuts, brownies and multiple scoops of ice cream; get your camera ready before it melts.

Uber Eats has nothing on C1 Espresso’s delivery speed – 140km/h to be exact. Your food flies through the air in pneumatic tubes and arrives straight to your table. Food delivery by waiter will seem too boring after sliders and fries arriving by tube.

If you’re looking for a healthy option that is good for the ‘gram and your body, Park Ranger is the place to stop for your next meal. Specifically, their amazing açai bowls could almost be considered art in a coconut bowl. Delicious in both form and function!

Calling everyone with a sweet tooth, we have the desert for you. The Gerry Brownie from Rollickin Gelato is great to share online or with another person instore. Not to mention New Regent Street makes for an awesome backdrop.


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Ingredients 4 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced 4 large pink lady apples, peeled, cored and sliced The finely grated zest of one lemon 85g (2/3 cup) sliced almonds 70g (1/2 cup) fine brown rice flour 55g (1/2 cup) ground almonds 70g cold butter, chopped into small pieces 50g (1/4 cup) muscovado or unrefined raw sugar 3 teaspoons finely chopped thyme



Apple, lemon thyme crumble Gluten-free | Dairy-free/vegan option


feel like all too often we think of apples merely as the base of a dessert, to which we add berries or other more vibrant fruits. Here I wanted to celebrate the humble apple in all its glory, adding only a little lemon and thyme to accentuate, not cover-up, the beautiful natural sweet and sour flavour of inseason apples. For a dairy-free or vegan version, use 60ml (1/4 cup) solid virgin coconut oil, plus a pinch of fine sea salt in place of the butter. The results are not quite the same, but still yum. Any leftovers are lovely eaten cold with yoghurt for breakfast, or warmed through if you have the time and/or can be bothered! If like me, you like to plan ahead to make life easier, double up the crumble recipe and freeze half in a ziplock bag for later use.

By Emma Galloway from A Year In My Real Food Kitchen – Harper Collins 2016

Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Place sliced apples and lemon zest in a saucepan, add a little splash of water, cover with a lid and bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until apple is tender. Transfer to a two-litre ovenproof dish (or four to six smaller ones if you’d like to make individual crumbles). Place sliced almonds in a dry frying pan over medium-high heat and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often until lightly toasted. Remove from the heat and set aside. Put rice flour, ground almonds and butter in a bowl. Use your hands to rub in the butter until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs (it will feel a little more moist than regular crumble at this stage). Stir in sugar, toasted almonds and thyme. Scatter some crumble mixture over the apples, then squeeze the rest of the crumble together with your hands to form large clumps before gently scattering on top. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes for one large dish, or 30 to 35 minutes for smaller ones, until the top is golden brown and the filling bubbling up and over the crumble in places. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, vanilla custard or plain yoghurt. Metropol 6 August, 2020 45


Gut Feeling

Our tummies are at the top of mind when it comes to the top trends for the coming year, with digestive health dominating our culinary picks.



hile we have long sought to get more fibre and probiotics into our days, as research continues to demonstrate strong links between gut health and total mental and physical wellbeing, we’re increasingly stepping this up with the addition of prebiotics and fermented foods.

FIBRE-LICIOUS FOODS The research jury is out; highfibre foods such as legumes, beans, peas, oats, bananas, berries, asparagus and leeks have a positive impact on gut health, helping to keep the digestive tract flowing.

VERSATILE VEGES Garlic and onion are versatile ingredients packed with prebiotic fibre and some studies suggest these may be even better for your gut than the fibre in some fruits, vegetables and whole grains!

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PACK IN THE PROBIOTICS Fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, yoghurt, tempeh, miso and kefir are packed with probiotics, which help balance the friendly bacteria in the gut. Best part? They taste great.

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CLEVER COLLAGEN Collagen-rich foods such as bone broth and salmon are understood to be beneficial to gut health. Foods like mushrooms, some dairy and certain meats offer dietary ways to get your collagen fix.

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Roast Bolar




We can’t think of a better family Sunday lunch or dinner than roast beef with all the trimmings - Yorkshire puddings, rich gravy and crispy roast potatoes.

INGREDIENTS: BEEF 1.2kg Quality Mark beef bolar SPICE MIX 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon sweet paprika ½ teaspoon dried oregano Good pinch dried red chilli flakes 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ cup oil Juice of ½ lemon CRISPY ROAST POTATOES 1.5kg floury potatoes, peeled and cut into halves ¼ cup oil 25g butter TO SERVE • Your choice of roast seasonal vegetables • Gravy • Yorkshire puddings (find recipe at

BEEF Combine all of the spice mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Rub over the beef bolar and place on a wire tray on a baking dish. Reduce the oven temperature to 200°C and place in the oven to roast for 40-45 minutes for medium-rare beef. Remove beef from the oven and place on a warmed plate, cover loosely with foil and a clean tea towel and leave to rest. CRISPY ROAST POTATOES Place potatoes in a saucepan of salted water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes, just so they are slightly soft around the edges. Drain and place saucepan back over the heat. Shake saucepan to dry off potatoes. Score the surface of each with a fork to scruff them up. Place oil and butter into a roasting dish and place in oven to heat. Add potatoes, tossing well so that every surface is covered. Roast for 45 minutes at least until thoroughly golden and crisp. Sprinkle with a little salt before serving. TO SERVE Serve slices of beef with the potatoes, peas, gravy and Yorkshire puddings if you wish. Metropol 6 August, 2020 47

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Packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and prebiotics, tempeh is the superfood on everybody’s lips right now. Because, although food innovation has given us a variety of plant-based, vegan and vegetarian options, the original meat substitute has proven it’s not going anywhere.


empeh is now tempting locals who are making their way to culinary hotspot, the Riverside Markets, to get their own locally made tempeh fix from Indo Tempeh House, headed by Aji and Nana. Like tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans however, where tofu is made from coagulated soy milk, tempeh is made from fermented soybeans – so it’s great for your gut health. “It’s the best option for meat substitutes and it is so good for you,” Aji says. Nana was renowned for her cooking in her hometown in Indonesia, Aji says proudly. “When we came to New Zealand in 2007, tempeh was hard to find – and expensive!”

So Nana set out to master the culinary art of tempeh. Spoiler alert: she did! The couple first launched Indo Tempeh at the Opawa Farmers’ Market two years ago to provide locals with unique vegetarian and vegan dishes inspired by their hometown and their love of tempeh. Nana’s reputation quickly spread and, from there they made their way to the Lyttelton Farmers’ Market before opening in Riverside in October last year. As well as providing fresh and frozen tempeh to keep in your own fridge, Indo Tempeh also offers ready-to-eat Indonesian classics, from hearty curries to delish satay and rissoles.

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Fresh traditional distinctive lemon honeydew reviver organic lemons sweetened with honeydew from NZ’s beech trees. A unique, sensational beverage to boost your immunity. Drink hot, cold and in your gin. Available at Christchurch Farmers’ Market. Contact Ali:

BILLIE JACK’S Keto friendly foodtruck offering burgers, meals, lunches & sweet treats from our various locations in Canterbury. Wed - KAIAPOI, Thurs - ROLLESTON Fri - MANCHESTER ST Sat - WOODEND Times and venues available on our Facebook page E: Ph. 027 664 2870

JERRY & GEORGE ARTISAN BAKERS Our authentic sourdough breads and pastries can be found at: Friday: Ohoka Farmers’ Market and The Colombo Mall Saturday: Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market and The New Brighton Seaside Market. Ph. 0226 350 332 sourdough@jerryand

FOUR SQUARE SUPERMARKET HANMER SpecialiSes in tailoring grazing platters to whatever occasion you want to enjoy in Hanmer Springs. Priced from $40-$150 vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan grazing options available. Phone or email to discuss your requirements. E: Ph. 03 315 7190

CRAZY DAVES THE FRUIT & VEGE SPECIALIST We have a great selection of winter veggies and plenty of seasonal fruit to keep you healthy. Check out our Facebook page and come in to see us. 227 Blenheim Road, Riccarton Ph.03 343 6234



Celebrate your next occasion with medal winning wines from the McGEORGE wine co. Shop online or at Fresh Choice.

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 Barrington Gifts in Barrington Mall.

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Chasing Waterfalls

Despite what the popular girl group TLC told you - sometimes it is appropriate to go chasing waterfalls. In this case, it’s the beautiful waterfalls dotted around North Canterbury, all just a short drive away.


hether you’re looking for a reason for exercise, an excuse to get out of the house or a backdrop for your next Instagram shot, we’ve got the waterfall whereabouts for you.

Here to help you every step of the way! Marijke (Ma-rye-ka) & Amy Sheppard Licensee Salespeople

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Anne’s Falls – Port Hills: This is the closest of our five suggestions – only a 45-minute drive from Christchurch. Pack lunch and enjoy the two-hour return track. A small trek for what seems like a large pay off to see a beautiful horsetail waterfall. Don’t forget to wear appropriate footwear because the track can get a bit steep at times. Avalanche Creek Falls – Arthur’s Pass National Park: These falls are one of the furthest falls away, but the two-hour drive is the longest part of the journey. The



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• Considerate service • Exceptional marketing • Outstanding sales results stunning three-part falls totalling 80 metres are just a short five-minute walk from the start of the track. View the lower part from the bridge, middle from the lookout platform and if you want to take in all three leaps – follow the Devil’s Punchbowl Waterfall track for about five minutes, turn around and be astonished. Devil’s Punchbowl Falls – Arthur’s Pass National Park: While the name does sound a bit daunting, the falls themselves are rather spectacular; spanning 112 metres. Like Avalanche Creek Falls this waterfall is a two-hour drive from Christchurch but the perk is that you get a two-for-one-deal with the falls being very close to each other. If you’re daring enough to venture to the falls during winter, you may see the spot dusted with snow. Ryde Falls – Oxford: What better company is there to chase waterfalls with than man’s best friend? Lucky for you this walking and biking track allows for dogs, so long as they’re under control at all times. Go searching for that water wonderland hidden in the heart of Oxford. Washpen Falls – Windwhistle: Sometimes chasing these waterfalls takes more than just a sense of adventure, a car and a leg or two to walk on; in the instance of Washpen Falls, a small fee is required. For $10 per adult and $5 per child (under 15) a track guide and the use of walking sticks is available. Although, this is one of the larger walks – you’ll have to allow for two hours to walk the track and moderate fitness is recommended. But if you wish to do more than just look at the falls, abseiling and giant swings are also available! Take chasing those waterfalls to a whole new level.



Annette Pendergast Licensed Salesperson (REAA 2008)

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Dinner is where the magic happens in the kitchen

Escape from the bright lights and enjoy a fabulous Friday night dinner at Urban Revival Delicious food and a well stocked bar awaits you. Sharing our love of food and our perfect ambience you will be welcome to enjoy our lovely fire and surroundings.

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Port & Eagle Brewpub is the new home of Eagle Brewing NZ and all things beer. 184 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 03 926 2941 Book Online at

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A decade after disaster It’s crazy to think that the September 2010 earthquake that rocked the nation and brought so much destruction was a decade ago. The little town of Kaiapoi seemed to receive the short end of the stick, as one of the most damaged areas in the greater Canterbury region.


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urrent affairs crew Frank Films visited the community following the shakes and again a decade after the disaster. Kaiapoi is the story of their return. The short film has a running time of just over four minutes and within it, a journey spanning 10 years. Arguably the first quake was Kaiapoi’s worst disaster to date, with one third of homes severely damaged, 1,048 were demolished and many community facilities lost. Fast forward to present day and it would receive the award ‘little town, big success story’ (if there were such an award). The film highlights

the council’s new $12 million civic centre, the old railway station now converted into a café, the league club-built spec houses designed to raise funds for new clubrooms and Kaiapoi’s red-zone-turnedcommunity space with sports fields, a BMX track and native planting. But that’s not all! The water-loving river town hopes to upgrade further with the inclusion of an aqua sports park featuring a man-made wave, whitewater course and cable wakeboarding. As the saying goes, ‘make the best of a bad situation’ and we think Kaiapoi did exactly that.



In our fast-paced, modern environment, it’s not surprising that we’re increasingly seeking to create an oasis at home where we can escape the stress of the world and technology. Green may be exactly what you need to do just that.


olour psychology experts will tell you the lush colour engages the senses and symbolises life, growth and renewal, thanks to its association with nature. In the rules of feng

shui too, green represents renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings. Gender-neutral and universallyloved, green is a great option for those who aren’t afraid of a burst of bold colour.


Refresh your mind & soul Lagoon Pools offers you luxury at Its best

Superior quality Fibreglass Pools Pool accessories, surrounds, fencing etc also available

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Here we are in August and the world for many of us continues to offer both significant challenges and unexpected opportunities. It’s relevant to note that one of the biggest questions ( for myself included) is: which of these challenges or opportunities should I truly focus on and which should I leave behind?

Can you envisage the future? Are you like me and astounded at the choices – and at the constant rhetoric about the economy and our community – or are you one for just moving forward anyway? Remaining pragmatic and purposeful in a sea of uncertainty. At an industry level, and being collaborative by nature, I’m intuitively choosing the latter: to work hard within the current marketplace. And, to be fair, there’s plenty to work with. Here are some of the themes I’m noticing.

It’s busy out there. Yes, it is. It may not stay that way, but at this point in time there’s a massive push from buyers to be settled and that demand is creating some very strong results, especially in the auction rooms. Three properties that went to auction at Harcourts gold over a recent ten-day period stand out: 3 Ashdale Lane – 6 bidders and sold for $1,505,000 506 Ilam Road – 2 bidders, “on the market” (selling) at $1,050,000 and additional bidding saw it sell for $1,143,000 7 Wherstead Road – 3 bidders, “on the market” (selling) at $340,000 and sold for $460,000 The position of property owners in all of this is interesting. At a time when many are choosing to wait-out the postCOVID-19-lockdown world, the shortage of properties available for sale (usually referred to in our industry as ‘stock’, a term I use for soup rather than property!) means those actually on the market are getting excellent prices based on scarcity. Markets universally work this way and to those securing the benefits of that, well done.

had planned to travel or to take up lengthy overseas working adventures – is now determined to make the most of carefully accumulated savings. Purchasing property is high on the list, in fact, it’s at the top and this is fuelling interest in both new homes in outlying locations and character properties in well-regarded areas (think good schools close by). This is proving a positive in so many ways: earlier access to the property ladder for buyers and large open home attendance numbers for sellers.

"I’ve got to get some investments." Yes, at the other end of the property spectrum are those that are wondering and, in some cases, worrying about their retirement futures and therefore looking to supplement their KiwiSaver with additional rental income. Buoyed by enticing lending rates and disappointed with the corresponding extremely low interest rates for savings, these are active, educated and cautious purchasers. If you are a member of this group, work with a consultant who understands your requirements, appetite for risk and timeframes. Better still, work with someone who actually has investment property (for obvious reasons). Now, the last of the trends and perhaps the most important.

Expectation Many of us have come out of lockdown with a new set of values and thoughts. I’m noticing that people are genuinely trying to be kinder and more connected. Coupled with this is a requirement for more: more service; more value; and not just occasionally but every time. It’s a time for being customer/client-obsessed – and adaptive. So, are you up to it? Are these the challenges and changes you’ve been noticing? Remember, it’s all part of a bigger set of opportunities that everyone and every industry can take part in. I’m definitely up for it and here’s a good luck wish if you are too! Stay warm, Spring will soon be here!

"I’m not traveling, so I’m definitely buying." That’s right, a whole new demographic – mostly would-be first-home buyers who


Lynette McFadden

Harcourts gold Business Owner

Modern reds

This boldly beautiful space showcases the new trend for striking reds, which, when contrasted with other bold shades and natural textures create an exotic Pasifika look, by way of Morocco.


n this side of the world, with our clear, bright, natural light, we have traditionally opted for bluer, deeper reds such as the Resene Dynamite used here on the lower wall. By pairing it with a truer red such as the Resene Poppy seen here on the upper wall, the overall effect is much less oppressive and in fact opens the room up. Further layering of red tones with the floor vase painted in Resene Raging Bull, the shelf vase in Resene Moccasin and the exotic earthy toned rug, all create a frame which can be filled with contrasting tones and textures.

Red tones in this room are dramatically combined with a blue floor painted in a base colour of Resene Wishing Well, also used in the matching side table. The use of an overlaid stencilled floor pattern in Resene Time After Time is a clever way to add texture and interest to the space, cooling

down the reds, while still enhancing their impact. Elegant furniture and accessories in natural tones and textures, work in perfectly with these dramatic background colours, adding a lightness and simplicity, without sacrificing style and elegance.

Mood board: An exotic, casual warm look created with a background of Resene Wishing Well, stencilled with Resene Time After Time. A4 drawdown paint swatches are in Resene Dynamite (darker red), Resene Wishing Well, Resene Moccasin (terracotta red) and Resene Poppy (lighter red). Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, Metropol 6 August, 2020 55


Whether you call it a couch, a sofa, or a settee, nice and neutral has long been the name of the style game when it comes to picking a stylish seat.

Let Sparky Brighten Your Day NEW Sparky CA is here to meet the urban demand for a compact, good looking small fire. Streamlined panels, fixed log base and a stove-top cooking surface. Clean air approved. Ph: 09 408 2469

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approach this purchase with some trepidation. And neutral, by its very nature, goes with everything


We get it – it is one of the largest pieces of furniture in the main room of the house, so it’s natural to right? But then nobody remembers the wallflower…

Bold and bejewelled: We’ve been crushing on jewel tones for the past couple of seasons and sorry to all the commitment-phobes around; it seems this infatuation is here for the long haul. These richly saturated hues named after the corresponding gems, such as sapphire blue, ruby red, amethyst purple, citrine yellow and emerald green, are not going anywhere.

Size counts: In a large living room, a large sofa is a great option, but when your room is on the smaller end of the sizing scale, smaller may just be better. When you’re going for loud and proud, size becomes an even more important consideration. You want a couch that makes a statement for all the right reasons.

Truly hand made

All of our bespoke products are crafted by hand using time tested techniques and robust materials. We build by hand to ensure you get exactly what you need and to allow flexibility in our products that create unique designs.

Cutting shapes:

Crushing on textures:

Ok, so we’re talking the living room, rather than the D-floor here, but let’s be honest, it’s just as critical to look cool when those shapes are that of your new couch. There’s lots of interesting shapes on trend right now, from modern square shapes to curvier edging. Start with the vibe you’re wanting to create and go from there.

Velvet may have been a hallmark of the eighties, but the luxurious fabric is experiencing a renaissance and is well and truly at home in the modern day. We’ve developed a bit of a soft spot for its sumptuous style. But there are plenty of other textures that can make a statement, such as a hardwearing waffle fabric, or a timeless worn leather.

Natural instinct: Natural colours in various shades are coming through strong in 2020. But don’t go thinking you can’t make a statement in natural shades! Pastel blue, sage and coral pinks are all popular natural couch colours that still make a stylish statement. The best part? They’re all so easy to decorate around.

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Immerse yourself in Bianca Lorenne The exquisite new ‘Korakuen’ collection will bring a sense of peace and serenity to your bedroom. Discover this beautiful range for yourself Instore and online, exclusively at McKenzie & Willis.

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or 30 years, Trellis Warehouse has been supplying Cantabrians with quality trellis products, all of which are custom made onsite at the Addington factory. Using premium grade treated pine, the team produces everything from trellis panels, picket panels and gates, to archways, summer seats, picnic tables and gazebos. If you have a project in mind, give the team a call and they can provide you with a free measure, quote and consultation. From there, if you choose to build with Trellis Warehouse, they’ll organise all of the laminated posts and hardware; arrange delivery, painting, staining and installation. They are also happy to work with retail, trade and wholesale customers. If you’d like to chat about your project, or are in need of some inspiration, the factory in Addington is open to the public from Mondays to Fridays 8am to 4:30pm and Saturdays from 8:30am to 11:30am. There are also plenty of photos on the website and Facebook page for idea inspiration. For more information, email

Talent for trellis If you’re already preparing for the warmer months ahead and would like to install some outdoor features in your garden, then a trellis may just be the stylish answer you’ve been looking for.

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If you have the lofty ambition of creating more space without increasing the foot plan of your abode, a mezzanine may just be the answer.

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Following the latest gardening trends, they also have fibre cement troughs in stock at Grow Landscape & Lifestyle, available in shades of black and white, and coffee bean colour. They are ideal for screening plants, or as vegetable and herb gardens, so check them out now before new-season planting begins. You’ll also find a fantastic range of large, shallow bowls which look great planted with anything from a Kaizuka

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TIPS FOR YOUR PRE-SPRING GARDEN The winter chill will be with us a while yet, but the slightly longer daylight hours are a sure sign spring is on its way. So, it’s time to get the last of your pre-spring gardening done so you can sit back and enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labour come warmer weather.

DECIDUOUS FRUIT TREES These usually arrive in garden centres about now, so it’s a great time to stock up on your preferred varieties – just remember to check if your chosen tree requires a pollinator. When it comes to planting, you should aim to dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the one it comes in and backfill this with a mix of topsoil, compost, sheep pellets and feed or organic fertiliser.

STRAWBERRIES Planting strawberries now gives them time to root during winter, ready for Spring growth. Choose a sunny spot for your strawbs, and prepare the soil with organic matter like compost and sheep pellets. Water them well – using a straw can help keep the roots moist and ensure the fruit stays off the soil, too.

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ALL ROSY Planting new roses in rich, well-drained soil with plenty of compost now will lay great foundations for summer flowering. For those existing roses, it’s time to finish pruning while the plant is dormant so new shoots can start sprouting at the first feel of warm weather.

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HIGH STAKES Protect your pre-Spring tree planting from those blustery nor’wester by securing them with some garden stakes. Avoid damaging the trunks by using a soft material to secure trees to the stakes, but don’t tie them too tightly. Trunks should still rock a little, as this helps strengthen their roots.

POPPING POTS It’s also an opportune time to plant up your pots, containers and hanging baskets. Add an instant pop of colour with flowering favourites like Viola, Polyanthus, Poppy, Gypsophila, Hollyhock and Carnations. Add a thick layer of mulch or pea straw to conserve water, reduce weeds and cycle nutrients back into the soil.

SOW WHAT? Early August is an opportune time to sow seeds of tomatoes, cabbage, celery, spring onion, onion, silverbeet, melon, spinach, cucumbers, capsicum, and lettuce. Sow your seeds in trays of seed raising mix to get them ready for later transplanting.

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Leeann Watson

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As we head into the home straight of the general election, and given the challenges of the current COVID-19 environment, it has never been more important to be fully informed and engaged in the election process, to play a real part in shaping the future of our country for the better. General elections traditionally attract positive voter turnout. In 2017, the total number of votes cast nationally was 2,630,173 with a turnout of 79.8 percent of enrolled voters – the highest since 2005. The enrolment rate was 92.4 percent which is also very positive. This shows that there is a strong interest in national politics. However, this engagement in the process is wasted if that decision-making is not wellinformed. Just as there is a lot of information out there; so too is there a lot of misinformation, so finding a trusted conduit of information is vital. Providing the opportunity for two-way engagement between key political parties and local employers is one of the ways that we, as an Employers’ Chamber, can help to cut through that noise. We also advocate on issues that impact local businesses and the livelihoods of our community, such as the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy. We are so fortunate to have a strong democratic process that we owe it to ourselves to make the most of it. I would encourage you to get informed on the issues that will impact you, your family, and your livelihood. Our central Government should represent the whole country, but that won’t happen if we don’t involve ourselves in the process.

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It seems the recent extended stay within the confines of our own homes has led many people to consider whether the grass might be greener over by Rauora Park, where Fletcher Living is experiencing a surge in interest in its One Central homes, post-lockdown. Of the 172 homes currently on offer, ranging from one-bedroom apartments through to four-bedroom townhouses, 100 have now been sold. As the number of residents has grown, so has the sense of community. Many people are notably excited by the fact they will be living on the doorstep of the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena, with its All Blacks and big acts. With more than half of the existing homes now sold, Ōtākaro and Fletcher Living are in the thick of working out what comes next, but rest assured the future development sites will not be sitting idle. In August, Fletcher Living’s placemaking partner, Gap Filler, will be holding the Good Vibes Winter Festival in the area, which will be followed by the A&P City Farm in November and, naturally, a Christmas Carnival in December. Add to the mix record low home loan rates and the next few months offer a great opportunity to scope out what living in central Christchurch looks like. And let’s face it, any excuse to get out of the house these days is a welcome one.


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In case readers aren’t aware, Ministry of Awesome enables and supports high growth entrepreneurship and innovation in Christchurch and, increasingly, across New Zealand. Why is this important? Because our city, our country and the world are undergoing a massive period of transition, stemming from the rapid uptake of technology, globalisation and the urgent requirement to live, work and produce sustainably. With this rapid change comes incredible opportunity to disrupt and innovate. Enter the startup. The biggest challenge Ministry of Awesome and other startup hubs in New Zealand have had is accessing a talent pipeline of potential startup founders. COVID has changed that with a national talent pipeline of more than 260,000 capable Kiwis suddenly unemployed, grounded from OEs, and newly returned. Imagine if each of them became founders of high growth startups with global ambition? Our startup and innovation ecosystem would explode and future New Zealand would be assured of its world-first innovations and high value jobs. We know that startup life is not for everyone. Many of us Kiwis are entrepreneurs but only a fraction of us are startup founders. The difference between a small business and a startup is that the latter generally has an innovation at its heart and an ambition for rapid global growth. While small businesses contribute some 30 percent of New Zealand’s GDP, it is startups that will have a more permanent impact on the future economic landscape of our country. Yes, COVID has thrown us a lemon but there’s no time like the present to make startup lemonade.

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In challenging times it is often the things that bring us a sense of comfort, stability and normality that we fall back to support and guide us through the ups and downs. For me it was getting back into my early morning gym routine, on my bike in the Port Hills, and supporting my kids on the sidelines on Saturday mornings. Structure, routine and enjoyment – it all feels normal and a part of daily/weekly life. As a school, it was critically important after lockdown that we returned back to our site with all of our students and staff in order to provide this sense of normality, routine, structure and connectedness. We had supported our school community very well with a strong remote learning programme, and it was vital we then settled everyone back into school and work in a manner that met the requirements of the Ministries of Health and Education, but resembled school as ‘normal’ as much as possible. We chose to adopt a simple, safe and sensible approach and not twist ourselves in knots creating unnecessary processes, systems and compliance headaches that would in turn create an unrecognisable environment for our students and staff. Structure, routine, normality. Conversely, through these challenging times we are being encouraged to innovate, adapt and evolve so as to meet the new demands of our communities and customers. The Cathedral Grammar School and Christ Church Cathedral have recently broken the glass ceiling on a 139 year old tradition and introduced girl choristers. Equality in action and creating a new normality.

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The latest retail data shows Christchurch tentatively returned to pre-COVID-19 spending levels. This is welcome news for our recovering economy, but it is sustained growth which we continue to work towards, as we know the sugar rush of post-lockdown spending may not last. Retail spending in Christchurch increased by 4 percent during June 2020, compared to the same period last year – led by growth in sectors including home, hardware and electrical (up 26 percent) and apparel and personal (up 16 per cent). But, perhaps the most encouraging news was the 13 percent increase in spending by residents in the central city – one of the city’s areas hardest hit by the loss of the international visitor market. Here at ChristchurchNZ we continue to build on this bedrock of support by extending the invite to people from around New Zealand to visit Ōtautahi Christchurch and explore our city, region and the wider South Island. From the wild West Coast to the bays of Banks Peninsula, from whale watching in Kaikōura to heavenly hot pools and skiable slopes – we sit in the centre of a treasure trove of destinations and attractions. But it doesn’t stop there, over the winter months we’ve been working with partners across the city to prepare a spring season of social, cultural and sporting events events. Our BLOOM programme will return in 2020 to entertain residents and domestic visitors alike and add further stimulus to our economic growth and recovery.

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At the start of any project, architects and designers must consider an important question; ‘How will the buildings and spaces we design affect people we may ourselves never meet?’

t its most basic level, architecture exists to create the physical spaces in which people live, learn and work. But architecture is more than simply the built outcome; architecture influences our society and communities in a broader sense, and good design has the ability to strengthen connections within our communities, improve our health and wellbeing, inspire and anchor us to our place here in Aotearoa. In addition to responding to the fundamental needs of clients by designing buildings which provide for their needs of physical space and functionality, as designers we must also consider how built outcomes will affect members of society who will use and frequent these spaces, both now and into the future. Connecting and consulting with a range of stakeholders is hugely beneficial to final outcomes. Listening to and understanding the nuances of different clients and user groups be it groups from central and local government agencies, school and community boards, local iwi, or building users such as staff, students or members of the public - positively influences the design process and final outcome. Exploring innovative ways to bring the needs and ideas of clients and users together allows designers to create meaningful architecture. Working on a range of community projects of varying scale and complexity, my intent is to create enduring, human-centric architecture for our communities and for future generations to enjoy.

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fter construction commenced in June 2019, foundations were laid and above-ground structural steel work began on the Cambridge Terrace site. Activity paused when the project hit a funding roadblock that September. A scaled-back version of the project resumed last month following a $150,000 lottery grant and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Once completed, the orchard will include a food forest and free edible garden, educational and event spaces, a local food information centre, an outdoor amphitheatre, dome greenhouse and a café. The site will also feature composting toilets, a green roof, and storm water retention and recycling system for irrigation. “The photo voltaic solar array will have to wait at this stage, but we will make sure that the building is solar ready so that it can be added without fuss at a future time – hopefully during construction as support and excitement grows,” Chair of the Ōtākaro Orchard Project Control Group Murray James says. He says there is an approximately $120,000 funding shortfall, which the board hopes to bridge with donations and “assistance from the construction supply chain”. “The team is pleased that within our substantially lowered budget we have been able to retain many of the sustainable and exemplar feature that were part of the original design,” he says. The Ōtākaro Orchard is a project of the Food Resilience Network, an organisation centred around the philosophy of creating accessible and sustainable food sources. The project emerged from the council’s post-earthquake Share an Idea campaign, which invited locals to submit concepts for a rebuilt central city.


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Design work is underway for the new central city home of The Court Theatre, signalling welcome progress for an anchor project outlined in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.


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With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start ticking off all those maintenance tasks around your home and property.


f you have any plastering jobs on your list, the awardwinning team at Greg Proudfoot Plastering Ltd, are the specialists when it comes to a range of exterior cladding, facade installation and finishing. They work on large projects, such as EQC repairs, recladding and architectural homes; and can also sharpen up plastering on existing outdoor landscape walls and fences. Greg Proudfoot Plastering is experienced in traditional plastering techniques using a sand and cement mixture, which can be used on concrete block walls, landscaping decks

and where you need to match an existing pattern on a house. Interior bespoke fireplaces and feature walls are also specialities. The talented and skilled team have added a number of awards to their resume in the past few years, including the Resene Construction Systems Plastering Excellence Award in 2017 and the Resene Construction Systems Plastering High Distinction Award in 2016. For more on how they can assist with your next project, call the friendly, local team on 021 611 663. To view their gallery of completed works, visit the website below.

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Architectural winners revealed Delivering stylish & appealing finish plastering services in Canterbury

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The people spoke when the Christchurch Town Hall was mooted for demolition post-quakes, and it was saved. Now, after substantial restoration, the judges of the Canterbury Architectural Awards have also spoken – and the heritage building has been crowned an architectural winner.

he public building, built in 1972, took out one of two awards in the Heritage category of the annual awards run by Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects. Judges celebrated the remediation work by Warren and Mahoney Architects, which preserved the building’s Brutalist design and reflection of postwar austerity with the use of reinforced concrete. Alongside remedial works, the architects identified several new elements to increase the value and amenity of the building without lessening its integrity, including a new 1500m2 block for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. There were 25 winners across 11 categories of the awards, which highlighted the diversity of Canterbury’s architectural offerings. From large public-use buildings like the Town Hall and Ashburton’s Bathroom Pavillion (Architype), to Tekapo’s Dark Sky (Sheppard & Rout), CBD The Welder precinct (Three Sixty Architecture) and residential projects like the stunning Chippendale House in Charteris



Bay (Stephenson and Turner), Riverside House (Three Sixty Architecture) and Wrightmann House (Athfield Architects). A complete list of winners can be viewed online

Landscape alternatives Combining landscape architecture and thorough workmanship creates individual landscape spaces. Wood Ltd specialises in residential and commercial projects and creative spaces.

Wood ltd Landscape Alternatives Mt Pleasant Christchurch

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Plumbing & Drainage Leaders in domestic and commercial plumbing and drainage solutions, We specialise in new housing, blocked drains, hot water cylinders and gas conversions. Our tradesmen take pride in bathroom renovations as well as spouting and roof repairs. Make sure you think Maxwell when you think plumbing. | Ph: 03 366 4403

Award winning team The Bates team includes national kitchen and bathroom award winning designers, who provide ideas and concepts. Explore your new kitchen with a winning team. | Ph: 03 388 8111 Metropol 6 August, 2020 79

Exceptional in Otago

It’s been a whirlwind of change over the past four years for Ferguson Builders of Queenstown. Since moving to Central Otago, Rob and Mel Ferguson have seized all the opportunities the area has offered to grow and expand their company.


hen we first moved here and began building, our team was no more than four. Now we have a team of 16 – from builders to office staff and an in-house quantity surveyor (QS),” Mel says. “But one thing that is not going to change is Rob’s close relationship with our clients. He is still the person clients deal directly with. That’s our focus and what has helped us be successful.” It is true that Ferguson Builders’ goal as they have grown has been to find even smarter ways to serve their clients. “The inhouse QS saves clients time getting accurate pricing. We have an office now with plenty of yard space and a meeting area for clients to see samples of the interior products we use in our builds. That presents a professional image for clients and has freed up our own home that we used to work from, to be a living showhome of our workmanship.” The company is the specialist builder of choice for architecturally-designed houses. “We have great relationships with local architects, like Artur and his team at Artektus who create beautiful architectural designs, are efficient and a pleasure to work alongside. Our high-performing employees all share Rob’s passion and commitment for this demanding and detailed type of work.” Ferguson Builders have built several architectural homes at Jack’s Point, including their own family home. Each is exceptional in its construction and finish – a testimony to their craftsmanship.

Designer Joinery Solutions Sockburn Joinery creates stunning joinery designs onsite at their Christchurch premises. They’re passionate about providing expert advice for all projects and as a team, will transform your dreams into accurate plans without the surprises. Their in-house designers specialise in contemporary and modern designs for all sized spaces and are ready to create a custom space for your new home. The team has enjoyed working with Ferguson Builders on this prestigious project. | Ph: 03 342 6044

Specialists in architectural masonry homes Providing quality masonry work to high end residential homes and structural commercial designs in the Queenstown area. | Ph: 021 025 79443 80 6 August, 2020 Metropol

The beauty of stone South Island Stone Masonry have a fantastic team of lads who share the same passion for stonework. Priding themselves on high standards and cost effective service.


“It was the collaboration between us as architects, the builder, Greenroom Carpentry and the clients that made this project so enjoyable and ultimately so successfully achieved.”

Creative collaboration


t is obvious that Ian Cattoen-Gilbert of Totem Studio Architects is more than keen to discuss the house near Cheviot his practice designed. “This was a first family home for our clients. We set out to give them an architectural house, but at a family price. It also needed to be a house that was in harmony with its stunning location on a low plateau overlooking the Cheviot Plains and that made the best use of honest, intuitive materials – cedar, plywood and concrete.” The final design can only be described as a triumph. The cedar weather-board house has sharp clean lines that fit in the rural setting, but the simplicity is deceiving. “For me the best architecture

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is simple things done well with flair and precision. The cedar boards are of random widths to give texture; the plywood is a continuous skin as it curves up to the interior ceiling and to the soffits outside, while the dark aggregate of the polished concrete floors echoes the quarry outside and the black and stainless steel features of the kitchen inside. I’m proud of this house because it’s not extravagant, but nevertheless it’s a little bit exceptional and unique to the clients.” The project was special for Mike Thomas of Greenroom Carpentry too. “The clients are long-time friends of mine. They shoulder-tapped me to build their home as they knew I had trained as an architectural builder. This was my first full-



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project management job from earthworks and foundations to construction. It was a learning curve – but exceptionally enjoyable. It was wonderful working in the countryside and with Ian from Totem to realise a dream for my friends. Having had a taste of it I certainly want to do more of this kind of work in the future.” Mike says what he found particularly satisfying from a builder’s perspective was turning all the design details incorporated by Totem into practical reality. “I’m pretty creative myself and really appreciated working with what Ian had envisaged. “The curved plywood was a challenge, but through all of us combining our thinking we were able to make it work and there is no doubt it is a wonderful feature.”



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A bit of Italy in Fendalton

“We thrive on the challenges and demands of building architecturally designed homes. They make us think; they give us the opportunity to show a high level of detailing.”


raig Feutz of building company Feutz and Goldsmith certainly had all those opportunities and challenges on his hands with his company’s latest build – a fourbedroom Italianate house in Fendalton. “The house was designed by Italianborn architect Alessandro Quadrelli and has a myriad of Italian features from its skinnier and longer-than-standard Romanstyle bricks to its tiled bathrooms and use of marble and different types of timber,” Craig says. “Inward-opening windows are recessed into the building. It’s definitely not a run of the mill house, but one that does give a nod to an older style of architecture. It was our job as the main contractors and project managers to bring this beautiful and complex concept to practical and workable life. The quality of finishing required was really next level, but that is what we specialise in and what gives us real satisfaction.” Feutz and Goldsmith was not just responsible for building the house itself; a project taking about a year and a half. The company also undertook all the earthworks associated with the build, as well as laying the driveway and doing all the landscaping works. “Being on the corner of a busy road, access to the site was another issue we had to overcome and problem solve, but we are very proud of the finished home. It’s timeless and a true representation of the work we excel in.”

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Bespoke and inspired kitchens Trends Kitchens has long established itself in New Zealand as a trusted brand with a stellar portfolio, sealed with a gold stamp of approval from thousands of Kiwi homeowners who have had a bespoke kitchen and joinery designed, manufactured and installed by Trends.

TriStone pure white 100% acrylic solid surface benchtop available at Trends Kitchens


he individually New Zealandowned and operated company has been leading the way for nearly 25-years, drawing on its experience in the field to provide expertise in kitchen and

joinery design, manufacture and installation across our branch network. Chosen by design-savvy homeowners, architects and builders who want more than

just a kitchen, Trends delivers only the highest standard of product and service. The company sources a mixture of trusted local and exclusive high-quality products from Europe to bring homeowners the most innovative products at an affordable rate. The product range is a result of well-considered decisions, and above all shows the team’s devotion to quality. TriStone 100 per cent acrylic solid- surface, silicafree, BPA-free benchtops, Lazio sinks, AGT doors and panels are just some of the options available as well as finer details such as hardware and fittings. Many of the products have 10-year or lifetime warranties and Trends’ own workmanship

is guaranteed for 10 years. All cabinetry is custom-made to fit exact measurements so homeowners have a design tailored to their exact requirements, further strengthening the company’s brand worth. Whether you’re looking to create strong forms or a no-nonsense kitchen, Trends will ensure homeowners have confidence in their decisionmaking and are kept in the loop throughout the entire design process. Combine expertise, craftsmanship and top-of-theline products and you have highly functional kitchen and joinery solutions for modern families who seek beautiful workmanship and attention to detail. Trends is the perfect place to find inspiration and talk with experienced and knowledgeable designers who will offer expert advice. View the range of highquality products on display at showrooms located nationwide, Christchurch, Cromwell, Blenheim, Nelson and Auckland. If you’re building from the ground up or updating for modern family life, visit Trends for all of your joinery needs. From design and manufacture through to installation – you will be inspired every step of the way.

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PERFECT PATIOS - HOW TO PREP FOR SPRING To extend the al fresco dining season and experience all-weather outdoor living, Stratco has a range of options that can be custom designed to suit your needs. Whether you choose an opening and closing louvre, or a fixed roof verandah, you can relax in the knowledge that your custom-made, stylish roof is built to withstand local conditions.

Contact Stratco today and let us create your perfect outdoor space.

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