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Each fortnight at Metropol we’re privileged to showcase the new and noteworthy. On our pages, across cuisine, fashion, home, beauty, health, hospitality, architecture, motoring, events and travel we aim to bring a definitive collection of what’s worth knowing about in Canterbury and the South Island. And in this issue, we start as we mean to go on: With a stunning front cover relating to an exciting addition to the city. It is a shot from one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded designer’s latest collections, because that designer, Juliette Hogan, has just opened her first South Island store at The Crossing. She speaks with our assistant editor, Jess Murray, about why she chose Christchurch (during a global pandemic), and the importance of supporting local. Further into the magazine, we cover an innovative new sport gaining traction globally and running in the red zone – drone racing. Then, in our Cuisine section, we showcase an old favourite making a new return. Viaduct was a fixture on Oxford Terrace’s The Strip and its delicious multi-dimensional menu, large sunny balcony and exhilarating nightlife is now reimagined on The Terrace. These physical additions are not the only newcomers to the city, though. Because as Mayor Lianne Dalziel outlines in her monthly column on page 66 – we’re attracting some new residents, too. The appeal of Christchurch has long been known to those of us lucky enough to call it home, so there is little surprise it’s catching on, really.


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of gates and poles with flags. The sport – which has been gaining popularity internationally in recent years - has found a local home at the Crown-owned

red zone in Burwood. Here, Red Zone Drone Racing Inc leases its course in Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)’s East x East space.

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Nathan van Slooten. Like any sport it takes skill and practice to finesse, requires specialist equipment, and rivals compete for titles and glory. “They’re pretty quick – they have a top speed of 160kmh when going in a straight line and you’re still pushing 100km/h around corners,” says Nathan. “Crashes are a part of it – if you’re not crashing, you’re not pushing yourself hard enough. Of course you’re not intending to crash but you’re always pushing to go faster and faster. It’s a good thing that most of us build our own because that makes it easier to sort them out.” The Christchurch club formed in 2016 – about a year after drone racing emerged as a sport globally – and it’s growing in popularity as technology improves and drones become more affordable. “The drones we use are different to usual ones – they’re built for speed and for flying around courses. This means that most of the drones used in our club are built by the people flying them.” Those without their own

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Strait for Christchurch WORDS JESS MURRAY

Her eponymous brand is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable fashion labels, and has long been inspired by the landscapes of the south. Now Juliette Hogan has put down roots here with a new store The Crossing. Metropol catches up with the designer about bridging the Cook Strait, where her love story with our city started, and navigating an industry in flux.

What made you choose Christchurch to open up your first store in the South Island? “The Juliette Hogan brand has always had a strong affinity to the textures and palette of the South Island landscape, and it has been a longstanding dream location for a store. The more we travelled looking for the right location, the more perfect Christchurch felt. I have to admit, it’s my favourite store so far. I absolutely love the curved oak wall, to me it feels so welcoming and protective, and hope this is how our customers respond to it as well.”

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You’re a business owner and a mum – which must be busy enough without lockdowns thrown in the mix! What’s your philosophy or approach to making sure you have the time, space and energy you need and want to balance your business and family lives? “My life is what I have made it and I feel so fortunate that I get to do what I love. For me that means being challenged and busy as a mother, partner, and business owner. I do work hard to keep a balance making time for family, work, and myself. I walk every morning; podcasts keep me learning and motivated and good books and travel give me both escape and creative inspiration.”

I have to admit, it’s my favourite store so far. I absolutely love the curved oak wall... JULIETTE HOGAN

The pandemic has fuelled the movement to support local. You manufacture almost all your garments locally, why is it important for you to be New Zealand made, and why should Kiwis get behind this? “At Juliette Hogan, our clothes are predominantly NZ made (97 percent). I’m proud to be part of Mindful Fashion NZ. Cofounded by Emily Miller-Sharma of Ruby and Kate Sylvester in 2018. We are working together on a number of initiatives to help create a thriving and sustainable future for Made in NZ clothing including developing a meaningful garment manufacturing apprenticeship programme to fulfil skill shortages and create more jobs within our clothing industry.” Can you please tell us how the last 12 months has impacted the Juliette Hogan brand, and how this is reflected in your latest designs? “2020 certainly presented us with some extraordinary challenges, but the surprising outcome for me has been the genuinely rewarding learning and growth opportunities that the year has provided. In the 17 years since I launched Juliette Hogan, I have never had such a strong impetus or the opportunity to really step back and make big decisions on where we wanted this business and brand to be, and how we were going to evolve to get there. Reflecting the timeless and enduring design aesthetic of Juliette Hogan, 2021 sees a new approach forgoing the constraints of traditional seasons and what is yet to come. In addition to reworking our seasonal calendar, we also launched our JH Lounge collection in June 2020. This collection had been in development for some time; however, the timing was really perfect to launch to market.” So, looking forward now. What does 2021 have in store for you, and the Juliette Hogan brand? “We have lots of exciting projects in the pipeline including new product lines and working closely with our wonderful brand partners Amisfield, Audi & Bobbi Brown on exciting events and experiences. We are looking forward to being more connected to the South Island with the new store to have a deeper understanding of what our South Island customers need. Personally, I’m looking forward to spending time with my family exploring our beautiful country.”

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Crazy for catnip Drooling, purring, vocalising, zooming or even dozing are all signs cats can show after exposure to catnip. Ourvets Halswell Practice Manager Lauren Harvey gives Metropol the lowdown on the perennial herb, which can be a handy tool for cat owners.


atnip (Nepeta Cataria), a perennial herb, is known to produce euphoria for cats due to containing a chemical called

nepetalactone. Sensitivity to catnip is an inherited trait, says Lauren. “Even bigger felines like

tigers and lions can be sensitive to it. Although around one third of cats may not be affected at all by catnip. “When your cat sniffs or chews the plant (or even rolls around in it) they may show all sorts of interesting signs. Your cat may drool or purr, they may vocalise or zoom around like they’re on a mission – or all the above!” She says how your cat reacts depends on how they are exposed to the plant. “If they sniff the plant, they may become excited or go crazy. However, if they eat the plant this may have more of a sedative effect and they will likely be more peaceful and relaxed.” Catnip is relatively easy to grow outdoors or as a

houseplant, and it can also be purchased in toys, sprays, scratching posts or dried specifically for cats. “If your cat is affected by it, you can use it to help make their things that they may have otherwise ignored, like a new bed or scratching post, more interesting to them. “Luckily, catnip is not harmful or addictive to our cats. In fact, our Kitty City Hotel and Cats on Cranford catteries often use toys containing catnip or may even have a plant on occasion to give the cats some fun and entertainment while they enjoy their stay.” To book your cat’s stay in the aformentioned catteries or for more infomation on Ourvets, visit the website below.

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Book in to break out You are locked in a room with an hour on the clock where the only way out is through a series of codes and puzzles. Whether you’re a team leader or clock watcher, Isaac Neeley manager of Escape Artists Christchurch says everyone plays a role within the team no matter how small they think their contribution was.


ecember 2015 was when Dan Varcoe and his wife opened the first escape room in the city. They too were the masterminds behind the trials and tribulations of the rooms. Isaac says escapees are pushed to the limits to make their way out, with every person a crucial piece of the puzzle. “Escape rooms require a wide range of different thought processes, this allows different teams members to shine through and express their strengths and skills by solving puzzles that some other players may not.” This all-ages activity is great

for children’s parties through to corporate team building. Although, children 11 and under require an adult to assist them in solving the puzzles. “We want escapees to have a sense of accomplishment and be proud of themselves that they managed to escape our rooms. We strive on making sure all teams escape the room. Everyone is a winner here and we want them to feel like that,” says Isaac. Lock in (pun intended) your timeslot on the website below. But get in fast because getting in, (to break out) is a popular pursuit.

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We are one: Remembering March 15

Two years on from the Christchurch mosque attacks, people will come together at a national remembrance service, Ko Tātou, Tātou We Are One, to remember and honour those who died and build on the spirit of unity that came out of the tragedy.


o Tātou, Tātou We Are One will be held at Christchurch Arena at 3pm on Saturday March 13 and jointly led by the local Muslim community, Christchurch City Council, the government and Ngāi Tūāhuriri as mana whenua. “It will be an opportunity for people to come together in unity, to show compassion, love and support for all our communities, and the value we place on being an inclusive and diverse country,” says event organisers. The programme for this year’s service has been based on what was planned for last year, which was cancelled due to Covid-19, and was put together with input from those most affected by the attacks, including survivors and families of the victims. “The service provides a chance to acknowledge the unity shown in Ōtautahi-Christchurch, New Zealand and the world in response to the tragedy, and to express appreciation for the responders and all those who helped and to stand in solidarity with the bereaved, injured and all those affected.” Students from Burnside High

It will be a good opportunity for people to come together in unity, to show compassion, love and support for all our communities, and the value we place on being an inclusive and diverse country

School and Cashmere High School will perform music at the service. The two schools were heavily impacted by the mosque attacks. Cashmere High School lost two students and a past student in the attacks, and one student from Burnside High School died. The service is free to attend, however due to limited capacity in Christchurch Arena, bookings will be required. More information on how to book will be released closer to the time at The service will also be live streamed for people to view worldwide. In the interests of sustainability and minimising waste, people wanting to leave tributes around the city are asked to make sure the tributes are entirely compostable, with flowers left unwrapped, and any ties or attachments able to be composted.

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business of farming The oldest university in New Zealand, Lincoln, has a long connection to the country’s primary industries and is at the forefront of agricultural research and business. But not only does the institute teach the country’s future generations of farmers – it also partners with people, government and entities to offer advice, research and solutions.


incoln Faculty of AgriBusiness and Commerce will be attending the Wanaka A&P Show this month, connecting not only with prospective students – but with farmers and agriculture businesses. “We work with farmers and agriculture businesses to connect them to researchers,

scientists and advisors on any and all aspects of agribusiness,” says Rob Reynish, the faculty’s business development manager. He says the school is well placed with a range of experts and research opportunities to help not only solve farmingrelated problems, but to increase performance of successful operations, too.

“We can help with financial advice to providing scientific insight into new farming techniques like precision agriculture.” The faculty’s advice is so highly sought-after, its Farm Budget and Farm Technical manuals – which started life at student study aids – are now used around the world

and considered essential publications for farmers, growers, consultants and students. Look out for the Lincoln AgriBusiness stall at the Wanaka A&P Show, or contact Rob directly on 027 536 5898, (03) 423 0233, via or at the website below. 16 04 March, 2021 Metropol

It’s show time!

Livestock, equestrian, a Jack Russell race, wearable arts show, veggie growing competition, rides, live music, kid’s entertainment and delicious food are all on the agenda for this year’s Wanaka A&P Show.

his month the town will come alive for one of the South Island’s largest and most popular agricultural and pastoral shows set on the shores of Lake Wanaka. With 40,000 attendees and 1000 exhibitors and competitors expected to descend on the Wanaka A&P Showgrounds on March 12 and 13, the weekend is gearing up to bring the fun and thrill of rural living to town. Kid’s events include live storytelling by Taranaki drag queens Erika and Coco, and the Wonky Donkey Man, and a daredevil bike show. There is live music from local and national acts, live cooking demonstrations, and a wearable art show – not to mention rides, games and food and drinks vendors. The livestock schedule is jampacked, too. With two days of dog trials, equestrian events, and livestock judging – as well as educational sessions to showcase what it takes to breed and grow New Zealand’s primary industries. Buy tickets online at the website below, with $1 from every adult ticket going straight back into the local community via the Cheers Wanaka initiative.

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All about Aotearoa Today’s child is tomorrow’s adult and what better way to absorb knowledge on our country’s indigenous language and culture than to provide learning tools that feed the mind and fire the imagination?


uzzles in Te Reo identify numbers, colours, shapes, seasons, months of the year, native birds and modes of transportation, while magnetic learning resources – e.g., useful everyday phrases in Te Reo, and stories and legends, such as The Legend of Matariki, (packed inside a traditional kete) are very fridge-friendly. Children’s books, like Molly Morepork and Kaha the Kea, as well as storybooks in Te Reo – like the popular “Kuwi” books, enthral and entertain. Laminated posters in Te Reo of numbers, native birds,

ocean species, insects and flora of Aotearoa provide pictorial learning, and plush toy native birds that emit their real sound when their tummies are pressed, bring fun and laughter. Kapa Haka costumes with poi makes the learning experience of Kapa Haka a more authentic one. Jessamy and Megan of Canterbury Playcentre Shop say that while there’s good representation of New Zealand made instore, they’d love to see more, and encourage artisans and others who work in this field to contact them.


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Have you signed up yet? Jo Fife | Director | Workplace Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Challenge starts on March 15 and is a great way to feel happier, healthier and less stressed.


tress, if not dealt with, can cause havoc with our bodies and minds. Many of us have symptoms of stress but don’t realise that’s what it is. Tiredness, tension headaches, aches and pains, being more short tempered than usual and having trouble sleeping, can all be symptoms that we are stressed.

If left unchecked, it can lead to depression, anxiety and other serious illnesses like high blood pressure, heart issues and diabetes. Taking part in the Wellbeing Challenge is a fun, social and proven way to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing. Sign up today for the next Challenge starting March 15.

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To help us provide care and support free of charge to our patients and their families, email or call us on 03 375 4643. Alternately, smaller items can be dropped directly into any one of our hospice shops.

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WHAT IS YOUR UNIQUE APPROACH TO REAL ESTATE? “I care. I know that sounds really corny, but I actually take a real interest in my clients and their next step in the process. From meeting them to seeing them settled in their new home, I want the best possible outcome for them and really do go the extra mile. Once a lady needed a piece of paper signed, so I picked it up and drove it across town, got it signed, and then drove it back again.”

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND? “I come from a retail background, and also worked for nearly 20 years as an office administrator in schools. I have always been in a role in helping people in some way shape or form. I truly want the best for people, and believe in doing the best by people.”


The business of caring Karen Glassey has spent her career helping people, and it is this caring philosophy which drives her approach to real estate. The Mike Pero Real Estate agent chats with Metropol.

“I have been a residential real estate agent based in Russley and Avonhead for three years, but can help people buying and selling houses all over Canterbury. There aren’t enough houses for the number of buyers at the moment – so if you’re thinking of selling, now is definitely a great time.” Contact Karen on 027 567 8605, 0800 527 364, via, or at the website below.

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Protecting your privacy A recent Apple update is being touted as big news for consumers, who can now opt out of brands using their data. It’s just the latest move by the tech giant to give users more protection for their ever valuable data, and is being labelled as “seismic” for consumers and digital media alike.

he iOS 14 update – which powers iPhones - allows users to control how they share their data, as well as who and what they share their data with. With the change, iPhone users will need to be asked by apps - like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - for permission to share their data. They will see a pop-up window in each app which needs to warn if their data is being tracked for advertising purposes, and give them the option to opt in – or out – of this practice. Such data tracking has come under fire for ethical reasons, and been linked to election interference and spreading controversial conspiracy theories and misinformation, as outlined in hit Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma. It is also the foundation of digital media models which connects advertisers to consumers based on personal data like age, location, gender, interests and other insights.

Such insights are often collected when signing up to and using an app. An article from CNBC labels the move “seismic”. “Apple is making a huge change to settings on users’ iPhones in the name of privacy, and it will fundamentally change the way apps track your data in order to create targeted ads,” says the article. An article on the same topic, on, says the change is “groundbreaking.” “While most people, consumers and tech giants alike, would agree that an increase and focus on personal data security is a good thing, it does have a very massive effect on one thing in particular: advertisement personalisation. “Simply put, it could be harder for advertisers to reach their target audience like they do. That means online advertising, at least to iOS devices, could become significantly less effective.”

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We’re delighted to welcome Partner Ashley-Jayne (AJ) Lodge and Associate Jack Brown to our Christchurch office, strengthening our national Employment Team. AJ and Jack have extensive experience providing innovative and tailored solutions to often complex workplace issues, and their arrival reinforces our commitment to grow in support of our clients across Canterbury. 22 04 March, 2021 Metropol

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Perms have come a long way! Hearing the word perm probably conjures up thoughts of big bubble perms (or Dolly Parton in the ’80s!) but the reality these days is far removed from this


erms are not just for the older generation; whether you want a looser, loppy curl or tight ringlets are more your style, perming techniques can be used to create a look that is fashion-forward and on-trend. Even Hollywood is undergoing a perm revolution, with many celebrities such as Emma Stone, Jonathan Van Ness and

Olivia Munn rocking beautiful bouncy curls! Perms can also be used on short hair to add body and volume without adding curl. Perming in 2021 is also much gentler than perms of the past – as technology has advanced, the products used for perms are kinder on the hair, and are less likely to cause damage on otherwise healthy hair. Due to the shape of the hair

shaft, curly hair is more prone to dryness, but your stylist will be able to recommend you suitable products to care for your new ‘do. The team at H&B love fashion perms, as they are a fabulous way to live your curly girl dreams. For more information or to see if a modern perm is right for you, phone (03) 381 8939.


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Fashion Report







1. New Order, take any outfit to the next level with a stylish extra layer, Eb&Ive Solo Cape in Olive Green, 2. The Fitting Room, feel fancy and frivolous in luxe lingerie designed to perform, Freya Offbeat Bra and Briefs in Earl Grey, 3. Sophie Divett, make best friends with a bespoke diamond ring, Torci 9ct Yellow Gold Ring with Australian Sapphire and Recycled White Diamonds, 4. Rangiora Shoe Lines, chunky chelsea boots are an enduring seasonal favourite, Belle Scarpe Rochester, 5. Ecco Shoes, a colourful sneaker is the secret weapon of high low dressing, Ecco ST.1 Sneaker, 6. Untouched World, snuggle into chic new season knits, Alba Sweater made in New Zealand from merino and tencel.

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

Slow down the ageing process Slow down the ageing process with cosmetic medicine from the longest established appearance medicine clinic in NZ. • Natural looking results • Cosmetic Injectables • Profhilo® • Platelet Rich Plasma • Lasers • IPL • Dermal Therapy Transform Clinic Merivale Ph: 0800 2TRANSFORM katie_transformclinic Katie Transform Clinic

La Biosthetique La Capsule Hydratante

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A gorgeous skincare capsule filled with hyaluronic acid and ocean moisturisers to deeply hydrate the skin and fight the visible signs of aging. Powerful capsules packed with intense hydrating serum.

Promotion valid until 31st March only!

BONUS – Purchase a 60-pack of La Capsule Hydratante for just $150.50 and receive a 7-day travel pack (worth $25.50)! Hair Art & Beauty Ph: 03 381 8939

We are passionate about creating a supportive, community feel at our studio.

Join us on your health journey for Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates, Yoga and Barre. MIND

Collagen Replacement Therapy Revitalised, radiant, smoother, tighter and younger looking skin for all areas of the face, neck and body. Your non-surgical solution for: hair loss, wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, bags, pore size, acne scars, age spots, smile lines, thin lips, sagging skin, neck bands. Special price for March, just $169! Beckenham Beauty & Medi Spa Ph: 03 3316 133 26 04 March, 2021 Metropol

Snoring? Want to sleep? SNOREX products are custom-made, safe, easy and comfortable. Even the worst snorers are silenced! Oraltech Ltd Ph: 03 377 4318


Fancy footwear for fall It’s a sizzling summer at Rangiora Shoe Lines as customers up and down the country (yes, both South and North Islands) are snapping up sandals, shoes and sneakers in the end-of-season sale. But that’s not all that’s happening at the “best little independent shoe store in North Canterbury” - owner Rebecca Barker has had a sneak preview of the first autumn arrivals and here’s just a little insight as to what she saw…


nee-high boots, courtesy of Minx, in a galaxy of colours – think pink, orange, purple and winter white. Wow! Bresley brings the winning combo of neutral tones and classic design with shoes tailored to meet the work/ leisure lifestyle, in timeless shades of black, navy and the still oh-so-hot chocolate. Yum! Speaking of yum, Gelato sneakers in white, and white with pops of colour, remain firm favourites, as does the EOS sneaker, which has every wearer walking like a Greek goddess! In the nine months since Rebecca took over the business, she cannot believe the support she has received, both locally and nationwide, thanks to online shopping. “Rangiora Shoe Lines can’t thank New Zealand enough for that. It’s amazing to know how far, and how well, the business is known and appreciated. It’s wonderful!” Visit the store at 162 High Street, Rangiora between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturdays and 10am to 3pm on Sundays, or check out the website below.

The Fiji treatment at Le Plaisir Renowned beauty brand Pure Fiji is now at Le Plaisir, a must-visit hair, beauty and skincare destination in Silverstream.


Rebecca Barker

Minx Venom boots in denim

Woden May ll sneakers in soft white/pink

nown for its nourishing, moisturising and beautifying natural ingredients, Pure Fiji’s beauty products are used in top salons the world over. Taking traditional blends used by South Pacific and Fiji islanders for centuries, the natural bath and beauty products use modern technology to deliver results for contemporary lives. Pure Fiji’s blends provide protection, nourishment and enhanced hydration for skin – and are now available at Le Plaisir in Silverstream, Kaiapoi. Le Plaisir has a team of experienced and highlytrained professionals delivering its range of luxurious and functional treatments in a tranquil salon. From hairstyling to beauty treatments such as

facials, waxing and deluxe manicures and pedicures, relaxing massages using Pure Fiji’s luxurious oils to treatments using cutting edge technology. These include LED Light Therapy, IPL/SHR hair removal and is the only North Canterbury salon to offer High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) - a non-surgical skin tightening and body contouring treatment. Book an appointment on (03) 327 2404, via or at the website below. Metropol 04 March, 2021 27

Scarfie life The tones of the Gabby Scarf from Stilen sounds like a recipe for success. Olive, wine, rust and cream – gorgeous!

Autumn essentials Loved Lincoln local, Belleza has been providing women with gorgeous garments from top quality brands for years. Owner Anna Green recently opened her second store at The Crossing in the heart of Christchurch CBD, opposite Country Road. The boutique brings a thoughtfully curated collection to the city, with plans to blend clothing with her passion for interior design. She shares with Metropol some of the must have looks and accessories for the change of season.

Tall poppy Wear as a crossbody, bum bag or a purse (with the strap removed). The Poppy Rust Bag from Stilen screams versatility.

Star quality You can never have too many sweaters. Add the All Star sweater from Mi Moso to your collection. Wow while keeping warm.

earth organic hairdressing 181 High Street, Christchurch Central | Ph. 03 365 7393

The Experts in Dentures With specialised expertise and leading edge technology, our registered and qualified technicians handcraft the finest quality NZ-made dentures with optimal fit, comfort and natural aesthetics, customised just for you.


NEW LOCATION Addingtown Mall next to Cò Ba Restaurant Ph: 03 338 6264

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Call us today for an obligation-free, complimentary initial consultation.

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Merivale Denture Clinic Ph. (03) 355 4704 206B Papanui Rd, Merivale |

BRINGING YOU THE LATEST TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS • Cosmetic Dentistry • Metal Free • Holistic Dentistry • Dental Implants • Dental Hygiene NEW CLIENTS WELCOME

1st Floor inside Merivale Mall 193A Papanui Rd. P: 355 8297


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Beautiful womenswear sourced directly from Europe including a large range of feminine Linens, Cottons & Silks from Italy.

The German word for hair is Haar, so for Caroline Haar naming her own salon Haar Design was an apt decision. After 20 years in the industry and multiple awards, including being a five-time winner of the Canterbury Westland Hairstylist and Colourist of the Year, it was time for Caroline to find a boutique oasis of her own.

Having celebrated a first birthday, Caroline says the Merivale salon is going fantastically with a high percentage of clients rebooking. “It feels like they are at home, there’s a very relaxed atmosphere here,” she says of the salon. With free parking, there’s ample reason to book in on the details below.

Size 8 - 26 Shop on line or call in store next time you visit Dunedin Ph: 022 387 0639 King Edward St, South Dunedin (03) 355 1000 Metropol 04 March, 2021 29


Facing the facts Don’t let your smile be the reason for your frown. If you’re feeling self-conscious of your teeth, maybe it’s time to make a conscious decision to improve your smile. Metropol catches up with Richard Greenlees from Lovebite to get the downlow on dentures.

DO DENTURES NEED TO LOOK FALSE? “Absolutely not! I work closely with each patient to reclaim their smile. Each case is unique, combining skill, experience, knowledge, and revolutionary techniques, I can create beautiful bespoke dentures that reflect each patient’s individuality.”

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER? “A full denture service, this includes full dentures, metal

change and when a patient first sees the transformation it can be a big surprise for them but once they look at the whole picture i.e. the improvement to facial structure they are really happy. The Oral Lift is not for all people but more the discerning patient who is looking for a transformation and something special, a change and a lift.”


(named an Oral Lift) and for best results I need the patient to work with me. Some people have had their teeth taken out when they were young, over time bone loss can happen (losing volume in the face) this is what I work on to recreate a more youthful appearance. “This is a treatment that requires patience as it is a big

“This is possible, the structure and shape of a patient’s face can be transformed. To attain this top level of treatment

Find Richard at 402 Montreal Street, phone (03) 379 1222 or email

partial dentures, implant supported dentures and firsttime immediate dentures. In addition to dentures, I also do crown and bridge work, veneers, and implant work in conjunction with likeminded dental surgeons.”

Do you do this? Stop hiding your smile...

Let member Richard Greenlees give you the confidence to smile once again. Dentures - Veneers - Implants. 03 379 1222 30 04 March, 2021 Metropol

By appointment only, consultation fee applies

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Saba Leila Trench Coat


A transitional trench for autumn is hardly revolutionary, but the appeal of these not-too-hot, not-too-cold salves endures for a reason. Timeless coverups, trenches are wardrobe chameleons which can adapt to any dress code.


his autumn, trenches come in classic beige as well as a seasonal palette of terracottas and yellows sure to brighten those grey summerless days. When deciding what to team with your trench, the power of beige lends itself to almost anything – bright patterns, party dresses, activewear, or even, dare we say it, more beige tones. Our favourite looks for this season include a trench layered with a hoody

Acne Studios Odande Cotton Trench from Workshop

Camilla & Marc Francesca Jumpsuit

underneath and sneakers for instant casual cool, or paired with a silky dress and heeled, knee-high boots for something more glamorous. For such a wardrobe staple which can last style-wise for years, it may be wallet-wise to splash out and invest in a piece which will last quality-wise, too. Offerings from Saba, Moochi, Camilla & Marc and Acne Studios – all available at Canterbury retailers - certainly tick that box.

Moochi The Trenchie

Oroton Trench with Scarf

Put your best face forward in 2021 Let Face Value help you achieve your skincare goals with a complementary no-obligation consultation.



on facials, peels and skin care treatments with every booking for injectables during March. The offer must be redeemed before 30 April 2021. Terms & conditions apply.

For a personal consultation at no charge please call 03 363 8810 145 Innes Rd (corner of Rutland St and Innes Rd), Merivale, Christchurch Metropol 04 March, 2021 31

Toe-tal foot health AGATA

“Continuous improvement” may be a business buzzword – but it’s a concept that is right at the heart of the Feet First Podiatry practice.




ere, leading podiatrist Charlotte is highly skilled with many years of experience, but she wanted to offer more to her clients. Agata, Feet First’s

European-trained podiatry assistant has established a client base of both general and cosmetic podiatry. Julia, a New Zealand-trained podiatrist,

Cosmetic Nail Restoration Nail Restoration is a painless application that restores the appearance of an individual’s natural nails. Nail Restoration is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of toenails damaged by fungus and other nail disorders.

knowledgeable in all aspects of foot care, has now also joined the team. Both Agata and Julia offer some timely advice.




37 Main South Rd, Upper Riccarton Ph. 348 7910

Open Monday to Saturday Late nights Wednesday & Thursday


we now have shoetherapy Open 7 Days 178a Williams St, Kaiapoi

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“Unfortunately, summer is over. Soon your feet won’t be on display in strappy sandals, but before you tuck them away, take the opportunity to give them some pampering or address any more serious issues.” Agata specialises in the cosmetic side of podiatry with her medi-pedis (medical pedicures) trimming toenails, reducing any hard areas of dry, dead callused skin, removing any corns from your feet and toes, and treating and reducing any cracks in your heels. Nail restoration is one of her favourite treatments where she is able to remodel nails affected by fungus, defects or trauma. Julia brings fresh eyes and new ideas to Feet First Podiatry. Julia fully agrees with Charlotte on the importance of proper foot care for all. Feet First Podiatry emphasises regular podiatry visits but especially for high-risk patients as a preventative measure. Charlotte and her team cater to all aspects of podiatry from palliative care to orthotics. Email, phone (03) 348 7910 or visit the website below. .


Putting snoring to bed 464a Papanui Rd Ph 0800 239 662

Don’t sew a tennis ball into the back of your PJs. Don’t suck on a pacifier while you sleep or gargle with garlic Haveremedies a consultation before bedtime. These are not effective as cures for snoring. with the experts Instead get a customised Snorex device and regain your sanity.






noring is more than an irritating and unpleasant noise. Nearly everyone – men, women and young people snores now and then, but for some people it can be a chronic problem. Sometimes it may also indicate a serious health condition. In addition, snoring can be a nuisance to your TM

partner. The Snorex is a plastic oral device worn in the mouth.

Impressions of your upper and lower teeth are used to create a stone cast of your mouth and then a high quality plastic from Germany is moulded over TM

this cast. Finally the Snorex is carefully constructed to hold the lower jaw forward. This crucial position is what keeps the tongue away from the back of the mouth and keeps the airway open.

570 Barbadoes Street Ph. 3856696


Thai Massage Therapists

Let’s talk about your hair 66 Springs Rd, Hornby. Phone 349 2000

For your wellbeing

Trusted & award winning business. Denise Lim has been the sole South Island franchise owner TM

for Snorex since 1995. “I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of people over the years to get a good night’s sleep - not to mention saving a few relationships.” Enquire about the snoring solution on (03) 377 4318, 027 682 1752 or via

We can advise the most suitable option for you. Service provider of Ministry of Health & Sweet Louise

570 Barbadoes Street Christchurch Ph 385 66 96 | 0800 009 447

FREE! In-salon treatment and the accompanying take home treatment valued at $70! When you have a cut and colour and purchase any shampoo and conditioner in the extreme, bleach recovery or blondage range. Call today to make an appointment with one of our blonde specialists to guide you on the perfect blonde for this summer.

Ph: 0800 379 4315 127 Westminster Street, St Albans. Ph. 365 2215

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Plasma pen is the world’s most advanced, noninvasive, skin lifting, skin tightening & rejuvenating device used to treat wrinkles, crepey, loose, sagging skin & loss of elasticity on your body and face. This is such an incredible treatment that will lift, tighten, resurface & regenerate all areas of your skin!

Sprains and strains Functional training studio Biomechanical assessments Headaches and migraines clinic Work injuries and gym rehab Pre and post surgery rehab

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Artists impression of new specialist imaging facility at Kawarau Park, along Frankton Ladies Mile Highway, Queenstown, due to open later this year.

World class radiology, locally Most people do not consciously think about when or what they might need an MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, mammogram or X-ray for. Southern Lakes residents can now rest assured that when the need arises, they will have the very latest in imaging technology on their doorstep. Queenstown, Wanaka and Central Otago communities are set to benefit from Pacific Radiology’s new purpose-built imaging facility currently under construction at Kawarau Park along Frankton’s Ladies Mile Highway.

Exceptional care


ocated next door to the new Southern Cross surgical hospital nearing completion, the Pacific Radiology facility will offer local patients, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives, chiropractors, hospital specialists and all leading health referrers increased access to the very latest in high-tech imaging, diagnostic and interventional procedures. Dr Greg Harkness, Pacific Radiology’s incoming Managing Radiologist for the Otago-Southland region, notes the importance of working in partnership with Southern Cross Hospitals to ensure the current and future healthcare needs of local residential communities are met. “It’s rewarding to be part of such an exciting joint-venture project with Southern Cross Hospitals, enabling us to deliver world-class radiology imaging, diagnostic and interventional procedures to an ever-expanding local community,” he says.

Detailed insights We look forward to our patients and referrers enjoying the benefit of increased regional health services delivered through a brand new, purpose-built facility equipped with the very latest in cutting-edge, high-tech, imaging technology


s New Zealand’s largest private provider of specialist radiology imaging, diagnostic and interventional services with more than 800 staff and 45 clinics nationwide, Pacific Radiology has a proven reputation for their breadth of radiologist expertise across a full range of radiology specialisations including: Abdominal, breast, cardiothoracic, interventional, neurological, oncological, obstetrics and gynaecology, musculoskeletal, paediatric, vascular and veterinary imaging. “We look forward to our patients and referrers enjoying the benefit of increased regional health services delivered through a brand new, purpose-built facility equipped with the very latest in cutting-edge, hightech imaging technology,” says Dr Harkness. Pacific Radiology services to be delivered from the new Queenstown facility will include MRI, CT, Xray, ultrasound and breast imaging services — providing even greater choice for locals and complementing Pacific Radiology’s existing services Cromwell and Wanaka clinics.

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We invite you to come and sample our delicious locally produced, quality gourmet products


Wigram PanTry ColleCTive

Market Day 2 Musgrove Close, Wigram Saturday, 20th March 10am-2pm

Follow our event on Facebook to find out who else will be joining us on Market Day!

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Simply irresistible This is a true story of the enticing allure of the pickled onion. Picture The Picklery at Gordon’s as two customers enter...


t’s a personal crisis,” the man says as he heads to the shelves filled with product. “We’ve run out of pickled onions!” He selects a jar of onions and leaves the shop quickly, unscrewing the lid of the jar as he goes. “He’s addicted to them,” the man’s wife says. “They’re so sweet, crisp and tangy and made even more delicious with Gordon’s own special vinegar. And of course they

do contain high amounts of good probiotics and digestive enzymes.” Gordon’s Pickles actually makes two kinds of pickled onions to satisfy that craving – a traditional and a chilli and honey-flavoured variety. They also sell the raw material for people to pickle their own (the onions are already peeled), because many people have old family recipes, like this one for a Gordon’s Cheese Ball.

Gordon’s Cheese Ball 1 cup grated cheese 1 pottle cream cheese ¼ cup chopped walnuts 4 chopped Gordon’s “Outrageous” Chilli and Honey flavoured pickled onions 1 lemon, juiced Ground black pepper Mix together and form a ball. Roll in chopped parsley

Why buy local? Kiwis are serious about their coffee, and in a time where supporting local has never been more important Metropol catches up with local roasters, Coffee Worx, about the importance of supporting Cantabrian coffee connoisseurs.


he coffee industry is very competitive. Many homegrown coffee roasteries are facing increasing costs and a saturated market. Trying to compete with multinational coffee companies with a large market share, and even larger marketing budgets, can be a real challenge, says Coffee Worx Co-owner Deborah Riach. “Small local businesses are having to battle being squeezed out by these large corporates, especially in supermarkets where shelf

space becomes more difficult to secure against the ‘big boys’,” she says. There are a number of Christchurch-based roasteries that have sold to large national and multinational businesses and all the profits are now being re-directed away from Christchurch to larger cities in the North Island as well as overseas. “The Covid-19 crisis has made us realise we can look closer to home for high quality products that keep our local economy moving.

“Therefore, wherever you see local brands consider giving them a try, if you enjoy what they offer, you are strengthening and securing the commitment and expertise of local businesses into the

future.” As a local company with a proven track record, Coffee Worx are proud to be able to offer our award-winning coffees to the local market in Rangiora and Wigram. Metropol 04 March, 2021 37

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Wedding & Craft Supplies

Baby products & gifts now instore Shop 5, 8 Chisholm Crescent (in Boulder Point Precinct) Hanmer Springs I Ph.03 315 5383

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Bring in this Coupon and receive 15% OFF ON PURCHASES OF $50 AND OVER!!

Location, location, location

Enjoy this gorgeous Denim Hunter top from day into evening.

Salt n Pepper owner, Dharambir Judge, argues that his café has the best view in Hanmer. Situated at the Boulder Point Precinct you can take in the scenic Conical Hill whilst taking in your sensationally smooth Atomic coffee.


Take a look

t’s dog-friendly, which makes stopping in on your walk that bit more inviting. Dharambir says they have great food at a reasonable cost. Freshly baked muffins each morning, cabinet choices and an à la carte menu are all on offer. If you’re making your way over in the afternoon,

treat yourself to an array of the best wines from North Canterbury and beyond. More of a beer person? Tap and craft beers are also available such as locally loved Three Boys Pilsner. And if the view is something you want to share with your family or friends

Chisholm Crescent Hanmer Springs I Ph. 027 591 1832

Luxury 5 Star Gold Accommodation

For the ultimate luxurious getaway, set in the heart of beautiful Hanmer Springs, head to the Village Lake Apartments where exceptional hospitality awaits.


The perfect mix of scenery al fresco dining and your favourite drinks A licensed venue with selection of craft beers, variety of ciders, tap beers and wide range of wine collection. Open 7 days a week.

SALT N PEPPER 1 Rutherford Crescent, Hanmer Springs 0800 555774 38 04 March, 2021 Metropol

on a larger scale, private functions are available for booking. The café will work together with you to create an amazing set menu. So, is Dharambir right? You’ll just have to find out. Visit the café for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Boulder Point.

CAFE | RESTAURANT | BAR Boulder Point Precinct 8 Chisholm Cres, Hanmer Springs PH.(03) 975 1137

NO. 31 R E S TA U R A N T 31 Amuri Avenue Hanmer Springs Ph (03) 315 7031

Included in each room booking deliciously prepared wine and platters The Wallace Peak Cottage I Lodge Accommodation Weddings I Events & Conferences

Ph. 027 5544 056 I 03 3155 351

Time for an upgrade! In a year where best laid plans were thrown out the window and there was no choice but to embrace uncertainty, Red Post Café co-owners Trent and Carolyn took a bold step.


he pair have run the Culverden café since July 2008, and while most of us were negotiating what sweats to wear in lockdown, they were in negotiations to purchase the building the café is in - and were successful. So, what does that mean for the café’s future? “Owning the building has now freed us up to undertake

some long overdue TLC,” says Trent. “Customers should look out for internal upgrades in the form of carpet, curtains, and a paint job. Externally, there are changes to the garden and later in the year – new paint.” But luckily for Red Post regulars, business will not be interrupted during the upgrade. Neither will their commitment to maintaining high standards

of service and food offerings to customers. Keep an eye out for seasonal changes to the café’s menu like warming soups for autumn and winter, and weekly menu specials, too. Check out Red Post Café on Facebook or add the café to your next day out. Open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm Friday to Sunday.

Home to some of the finest artwork in the South Island from over 50 New Zealand artists, including paintings, pottery wood turning, jewellery glassware, sculptures & ceramics. Clarence Lane, 34 Conical Hill Rd, Hanmer Springs P. 027 432 5914 E.

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2 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs Ph: 03 315 7419 or 0800 843 976

A great place to relax and chill or enjoy an adventure or two. Ph 03 315 5144 or 0800 555 596

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Scrumptious dumplings WORDS MORGAN TAIT

Bite-sized flavour dynamos, dumplings are a crowdpleasing snack or meal that are fun and surprisingly simple to make at home. From Korean mandu to Japanese gyoza and Chinese-style wonton, here are some tried and true flavour combos to try - whether you like them boiled, steamed or fried.


umpling wrappers can be found at Asian supermarkets for – usually – much cheaper than the big brand stores, and keep well in the freezer. Whichever dumpling style you choose to make, a damp tea towel will prevent them drying out while you finish pleating the whole batch.

FERMENTED FAVOURITES Kimchi and tofu dumplings are a comforting, flavourful and plant-based mix. Stir fry 2/3C shallots, 3 cloves of garlic, 2Tbsp ginger, 1 grated carrot and 2 chopped spring onions. Cool, then add 400g crumbled tofu, 3/4C kimchi and 1tsp ground coriander.



Pork and cabbage is a classic combo, and pairs deliciously with a chili and vinegar dipping sauce. For the filling, combine about 500g pork mince with 120g finely sliced Chinese cabbage, 1Tbsp ginger, 2 cloves minced garlic, 4 slices spring onions and ½ tsp miso paste.

Try your hand at delicate chicken and prawn wontons, cooked in a toothsome broth. For the filling, mix 300g minced chicken, 200g uncooked and chopped prawns with 15g chopped ginger, 4 garlic cloves, 2Tbsp soy sauce, and 2tsp sesame oil.


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Ian and Gail Shaw, Directors of Food Health Standards and Auditing Solutions.

The secret life of food You probably don’t realise when you’re having brunch at your favourite café, doing your grocery shopping or grabbing a takeaway coffee – but each is subject to a very strict and complex set of food safety regulations. That’s where Auditing Solutions comes in, making sure businesses at every step of food production in New Zealand are meeting the mark.


he Christchurch-based business works with any food-handling firms, like retirement villages,

supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, growers, packagers, bakers, breweries, wholesalers – and even zoos – around New

Zealand to ensure they are meeting the right requirements under the Food Act 2014. Managing Director Ian Shaw

High Tea at Seven Café Served Daily 2pm-4pm

Minimum of two people | Advanced booking essential

Please email

We love catering for your private functions and parties. Our customers say we have the best platters! Order yours now! 178 Williams St, Kaiapoi. | to make a reservation

Cnr Riccarton Road & Hansons Lane Christchurch P.(03) 348 1886 Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.00pm Sat & Sun 8.30am-4.00pm

Recognised national leader in the verification of food control plans and national programmes across the wider food industry sectors in New Zealand. Our personable team are immersed in this process everyday & are here to assist you.



0800 43 82 83

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says many businesses are unaware of their requirements, or not receiving the right verification advice, after new laws came into effect between 2016 and 2019. “We have specialist evaluators and verifiers across the entire food industry, we’re approved by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and are really proud of our constructive and open approach to working with clients to ensure compliance.” The national team of 14 evaluators and verifiers are not only tertiary educated but have to undergo strict and regular training with MPI as well as continuous professional development. The company is also proud of its quick adaption to modern technology, and can audit popular industry tech systems like Safe Food Pro. If you’re a business which deals with food and are not sure of your obligations under the Food Act 2014, or are looking for a new verifier, contact Auditing Solutions on 0800 43 82 83, via info@ or at the website below.

An old favourite made new One of Christchurch’s most well-known restaurant and bars is back. Viaduct was a fixture on Oxford Terrace’s The Strip. Now, its delicious multi-dimensional menu, a large sunny balcony and exhilarating nightlife is reimagined on The Terrace.


ts sister bar, di lusso, is also due to make a comeback as an adjacent rooftop bar when work is completed. The establishments’ returns are at the hands of former founder and hospitality maestro, Jonny Botherway, Viaduct’s mouth-wateringly well-balanced menu is at the core of its casual upmarket offering, and is designed for all palates and occasions by Botherway and head chef, Robert Kimi. Heroing seafood and smoked meats, the extensive and considered menu also includes lighter gourmet salads and sharing options. All of which can be enjoyed on the gloriously large balcony – the largest in The Terrace

complex - overlooking the Avon River, or at indoor seating with window views to the bustling laneway and riverside street below. “We’ve kept the same names, Viaduct and di lusso, as before because they were so popular for what they delivered on: Dining during the day, and nightlife after dark,” says Botherway. “In this new location, these elements are amplified: The al fresco dining is now on the largest and sunniest balcony in The Terrace complex, di lusso will be open air when it is finished, and we have come up with a menu which modernises old favourites and caters to new tastes and trends, too.”

Fine smoked meats, seafood, salads and platters. Local and international brews, specialist cocktails and a discerning wine list. Come relax and enjoy with us on our fabulous balcony overlooking the Avon River. Level 1, 134 Oxford Terrace, Chch Tel: 021 260 8956 42 04 March, 2021 Metropol

Viaduct’s mouth-wateringly well-balanced menu is at the core of its casual upmarket offering. Heroing seafood and smoked meats, the extensive and considered menu also includes lighter gourmet salads and sharing options

gin gin back on New Regent Street! With a nod to tradition, and the colours of today, gin gin serves not only amazing cocktails, but also a local beer and wine list. Head along to the heritage of New Regent St, sit back, relax, and enjoy the comfort of this all-new beautiful bar and kitchen. 4 New Regent St, Christchurch for bookings.

Oysters, Kokonda (a Pasifka-style ceviche), Hawaiian poke and seafood chowder (available as both entree and main) standout amongst seafood offerings. Smoked brisket, pulled pork and barbecue ribs are the champions of the smoked meats selection, and are served as mealsized platters with refreshing sides available to match. Viaduct’s famous Caesar Salad also makes a modernised return alongside a smoked beetroot carpaccio, and a farro and charred broccoli salad. Small and sharing plates include buckets of prawns, clams with smoked tomato bisque, smoked beetroot arancini and fish croquettes. When it comes to ordering something to drink, a rich wine list, popular tap and bottled beers sit alongside a classic cocktail menu featuring a sloe gin Negroni, New York sour and espresso martini. Botherway says the menu is designed to be served for lunch from 11.30am until 3pm and dinner from 5pm, with a separate snack menu of more charcuterie-styled platters for those in-between times. “But the action doesn’t stop when the kitchen closes,” he says. The fit out of the first-floor bar is cleverly designed to transition from daytime and early evening dining to a late-night

dancefloor – bringing back Viaduct and di lusso’s famous after-dark atmosphere. “The ambiance is a careful mix of class and location,” he says. “We’ve designed the bar and restaurant layout so dining and imbibing can naturally progress into socialising and dancing as our guests see fit.” The interiors are a sophisticated mix of natural wood and on-trend textured furnishings – from plush seating to indoor plants. Quirky artwork in frames adorns the walls, and ample windows allow for natural light and panoramic views – another unique feature of the corner site. Di lusso will have an open air feel but be protected from the elements with a roof, louvred walls and heating. The reimagined Viaduct and di lusso are the 32nd and 33rd establishments “built or bought” by Botherway, who has previously owned The Pegasus Arms, Aikman’s, Zanzibar and 205 locally, with others owned and operated around New Zealand

and Australia. He hopes the Viaduct will become a versatile destination for those seeking a laid back, high quality hospitality experience – whether that is for a long lunch, after work drinks and everything in between.




TOP RIGHT: Charcuterie-styled platters pair perfectly with the rich wine and cocktail lists. ABOVE: Barbecue ribs, smoked brisket and pulled pork are the champions of the meat menu.

THE MONDAY ROOM Social dining at its finest


161 High Street, Christchurch 03 377 5262 |

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SIGN, SEALED, DELIVERED When it comes to a meal kit delivery service, options are ever-expanding. Why think, plan, and shop your weekly meals when My Food Bag, Woop or Hello Fresh could do it for you? All you need to do is paint, or cook, by numbers. It really couldn’t get easier.

BE PREPARED Meal prep is the spray and walk away of cooking. Preprepare entire meals and divide them into individual portions, or just get ingredients ready for their night of the week. There are even playlists on Spotify, such as Meal Prep Mega Mix, to help you groove through the task.

Mealtimes made easy

MAN (OR WOMAN) WITH A PLAN The downside of doorstep delivered meal kits is they can be quite pricey, especially if it’s just for one. A handy meal-planner app may be the perfect sous-chef to ensuring you are not stressing over lastminute meal ideas. Try Prepear, Mealime or BigOven.


Despite having 24-hours in a day, finding the time and inspiration for necessary tasks – like cooking healthy and interesting meals – can feel like a chore. So, to make mealtimes easier, Metropol has compiled some tips and tricks for whipping up delicious nosh, (almost) effortlessly.

Tantalisingly exquisite food


rendy Moorhouse Avenue eatery, The Good Street Deli, not only offers delicious high tea, café menu and cabinet food – it also has hand crafted chocolate treats, too. Their popular high teas offer a mouth-watering selection of sweet and savoury items to satisfy any palate, and the unique Callebaut chocolates ensure the highest quality flavours, shapes and colours that must be seen (and tasted) to be believed. The Head Chef Edwin is experienced and passionate about hospitality and cuisine, being a Shanghai-trained pastry chef who has worked for the Heritage Hotel in Queenstown and Waipuna Hotel in Auckland. Open daily from 7am–3pm on weekdays and 9am–3pm on weekends.

The Good Street Deli 12 Moorhouse Ave (inside the Opus building) | Ph: 03 366 0066

IndulgeFood Yourself With Gorgeous Gorgeous Food… Freshly baked, healthy, handmade on the premises, gorgeous takeaway food.

Gorgeous Food Open Monday to Friday 6am-3.30pm |66/68 Springs Road, Wigram Retail Shop 03 344 6043 Kitchen 03 344 6044 44 04 March, 2021 Metropol







3/54 Holmwood Road, Merivale,


Did you know that the word “whisky” means that it comes from Scotland, and “Scotch” and “whiskey” (with an e) generally means that it comes from Ireland? Every beverage has a story and each its own taste, colour and nuance – and it’s these nuances that make choosing your beverage something very personal.

Chivas Regal Rich and sweet with concentrated notes of red stewed apples, homemade orange marmalade, honey, cinnamon and juicy sultanas, selectively finished in Cognac casks. The standard of any gentleman’s whisky cabinet.

700ml $49.99

Big Daddy’s Stores Blenheim Road (03) 343 1523 280 Blenheim Rd, Brougham Street (03) 3665737 151 Waltham Road, Eastgate (03) 381 3660 227 Linwood Ave, Shirley (03) 386 0528 205 Hills Road,

Parklands (03) 383 2478 60 Queenspark Drive, Hillmorton (03) 338 7733 7 Halswell Road, Rangiora (03) 310 8200 28 High Street,

House of Fine Wines and Good Spirits

This comes from the same distillery responsible for the Scottish Single Malt Bruichladdich. The combination of nine classic gin botanicals and 22 locally sourced herbs and flowers makes this gin a true exploration of the botanical heritage of the Isle of Islay.

700ml $79.99

Laughing Club Gin


catch up with Big Daddy’s regularly to see what’s new each week, and see first-hand the great pride taken in making sure that the world’s finest whiskies, gins, liqueurs, champagnes and so much more are brought to you. A whisky-loving friend had doubts that Big Daddy’s collection could be as diverse as his taste, but his jaw dropped as we perused the stock at the Blenheim Road store. It isn’t just about surprising even the most elite of beverage connoisseurs, even if you don’t know your Laphroaigs from your Glenmorangies, a great drink awaits you at a great price so everyone can enjoy something special. So as the Scottish say when raising a glass, Slainte!

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Glenfarclas 12 year single malt whisky Matured in 100 percent Oloroso sherry casks this tastes of fresh and beautifully light sherried fruit with a spicy sweetness and a hint of sappy oak. Fullbodied with a spicy finish.

1 litre $82.99

In 1928 at Raffles Hotel in Singapore the legendary raconteur Lord Geoffrey Reardon founded the Laughing Club. Now, the exclusive recipe he created has been brought back. Combining deep artisan water with exotic botanicals triple distilled in copper pot stills – this is like drinking silk.

700ml $79.99

Knockando Knockando has been producing whisky in Moray since 1898 in the Strathspey whisky producing area of Scotland. From a small village surrounded by trees, this single malt 12-year-old isn’t complex but has a great fruit sweetness with notes of cinnamon and toffee.

700ml, $79.99

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In your kitchen

TWISTED FLOUR & SUGAR MERCHANTS Our fabulous food is available for your gatherings with family, friends, and colleagues. Contact us so that we can discuss making your entertaining a breeze. Then you can relax and spend time with the people that mean the most to you. Kate 027 2459043

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



Hand crafted, unique, artisan and NZ made products including home and garden decor, plants, furniture, clothing and accessories for all ages, arts and crafts, jewellery, beauty products, pet care, giftware, gourmet food, pony rides and more. Every 3rd Sunday of the month during the summer season! Upcoming dates: 21 March 788 Old Tai Tapu Road (child & dog friendly).

Bespoke Platters use local produce to create grazing tables that not only tastes delicious, but will be the centerpiece of your next event. Bespoke caters for all occasions from kids parties to large corporate functions. Ph. 027 322 5345



Chef Barb’s amazing food made daily from her food cart. Pies, rolls, savouries, stunning donuts, sandwiches and more. Full range of barista coffees, shakes, smoothies and real mixed berry ice cream. Friday night fish and chips. Easy access, situated by the gas station.

Gourmet salads customised to your requirements. Interesting combinations and flavours that will excite and wow your guests.

6 Mt Cass Rd, Carrfields Waipara Junction

Mob 027 229 5671




Korean Fried “Yum Yum” Chicken Spicy, Sweet Soy & Garlic, Lemon.

Order your Easter grazing platters now to make your Hanmer weekend away extra relaxing. We are especially happy to create smaller platters for couples to enjoy and/ or families. Keto, vegan and GF platters available starting from $40. E: Ph. 03 315 7190

Central Otago peaches, plums and nectarines, NZ blueberries, apples, pears, fresh corn, peppers and tomatoes all in store now. Like our Facebook page and come in and see us at Crazy Daves for all your fresh produce.

New original style Juicy Tenders in-store now. Online orders: Phone orders: 03 386 2880 114 Marshland Road, Shirley 46 04 March, 2021 Metropol

227 Blenheim Road, Riccarton Ph.03 343 6234

In your kitchen



Offers delicious, fresh and authentic Thai Cuisine. We are BYO, in a convenient location in the heart of the city with plenty of parking. We offer dine in, takeaways and delivery service. Catering also available.

It’s time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. Take time out, let Liz from World Cuisine cater for your gathering with great international cuisine that is inclusive of all dietary requirements. Enquire about our in-home cooking lessons & parties.

173 St Asaph Street, Central City Ph: 022 5688 718

For your bookings contact us now at:

CUISINE FROM ASHBURTON’S TOP RESTAURANTS & CAFES Ashburton Clock Tower Garden’s Baring Square East


MRS HIGGINS OVEN FRESH COOKIES Enjoy oven fresh cookies just like grandma used to bake. L’affare coffee, real fruit ice creams, cookie desserts, gourmet cookie shakes, delicious pies and sausage rolls plus more. Great for office shouts or your next corporate function just give us a call. Also available - giant personalised celebration cookies, gift boxes and tins. A sweet treat for any occasion. Come and enjoy everything historic New Regent Street has to offer.

Enjoy our freshly made Three Colour Sandwich and selection of pastries and sweets complemented by coffee and Japanese tea/latte. Try our Seasonal Special Sandwich infused with traditional herbs for well-being and beauty. 5/21 Bealey Avenue, Merivale Ph: 03 365 0721

10 New Regent Street Ph. 022 416 5077 9.30am – 4.30pm 7 Days

CRISP CAFE Low Carb, Keto and Diabetic all day menu and cabinet food that changes daily including a variety of slices, cakes and cheesecakes. Check out our extensive range which is added to monthly either instore or on our website. We are the one stop shop for all of your specialty dietary requirements. 379 Ilam Rd, Ph: 03 351 4414


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cuisine Perfect for events, offering a great selection of fresh, tasty food including light meals, savoury and sweet treats. Breakfast/lunch menu daily. Pouring local wine. Whether visiting the beach, Pegasus Lake or preparing for your next function, pop in and see the amazing Flat White team.

at Pegasus Town Ph. 03 920 4036 Cnr Pegasus Boulevard & Pegasus Main St.

Meet Your Lifestyle Specialists Marijke and Amy Sheppard

Now is a great time to sell. What are you waiting for?

Marijke (Ma-rye-ka) Sheppard Licensee Salesperson

Phone: 027 461 6127 E: Amy Sheppard Licensee Salesperson

Call us today.

there is always more at Route 72



1697 Cust Road, Cust Open Tuesday to Sunday Phone (03) 312 5595 48 04 March, 2021 Metropol

Phone: 027 374 0493 E:

Destination Pegasus Exploring what’s on our doorstep is something Cantabrians have been doing more of this summer and there are still enough sun-filled days left to make the most of it. Scenery is one thing, but let’s be honest, you’re really after something delectable to eat. So, set your sat-nav to Pegasus Town and follow your nose to a delicious brunch or lunch all prepared onsite at Flat White Café and Bar.

I Cafe • Homeware • Gifts The new shop is now open at the Station Cafe in Rangiora. Come visit us for lunch and a spot of shopping.

2 Blackett St, Rangiora Ph: 03 313 6018 9am-4.30pm Tues-Sun

t’s just 20 minutes north of Christchurch, and a stone’s throw away from the lovely Lake Pegasus. Peru-meetsWoodend in your coffee cup at Flat White Café and Bar. Where their own blend of ethically-sourced Peruvian beans is locally roasted just up the road by Three Llamas. Any day of the week, beautiful, local and seasonal North Canterbury food and drink fill the cabinet selection and brunch menu, with locally-made gelato the perfect aperitif. A carefully curated selection of North Canterbury wines also awaits; and the

bi-monthly wine club is an opportunity to learn more about – and sample – the region’s famous drops. Flat White Café and Bar also executes delectable catering or hosting of special events. And on Saturday April 10 will hold an Italian long lunch crafted from local ingredients. Contact Clare and the team on the details below to book your spot. Pop into Flat White Café and Bar Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 4pm and Sundays 9am to 4pm, or phone ahead for bookings and enquiries on (03) 920 4036.


Bright alright If you can’t experience the colours of the world at large, paint your house in them. Or so is the thinking behind an emergence of bright, vibrant colours adorning the interior décor of homes around the globe.


olour psychologists and interior experts alike are attributing the rise of abundant colour choices – like blushing pastels and intense natural shades of greens and blues – to people trying to bring more emotion, joy and happiness into their homes. Apparently, this gives residents of colourful abodes

the stimulation which is hard to come by as their regular, non-pandemic adventures are curtailed. Those trending natural tones are also taking a more neutral earthy turn, with warmer clays and muted mustards and smoky, stony greys also popular; providing a calming balance to more

sanguine shades. When it comes to incorporating these hot hues into your own rooms, if you’re not bold enough to paint your lounge pink or your bedroom moss green - experts suggest choosing a neutral shade with a faint undertone. A cool beige with a green undertone can still have a calming effect, and

a more muted, dusty pink still imparts comforting optimism. Likewise, kitchen cabinetry or skirting boards can be painted in a deep moody navy to invoke grandeur and contrast, or colours reinterpreted into the paint finish itself. Choosing a gloss or matte paint can achieve added texture and interest in any shade.

Beautiful Real Estate. Together.

Licensed Agent (REAA 2008)

Phone: 0800 4 NGATAHI (0800 464 282) Email: 267 St Asaph Street, Chch 8011 Metropol 04 March, 2021 49

Hydronic Heating Solutions for Your Home

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Fine furniture In 2007 the retail store of McDonald and Hartshorne was in Manchester Street. It mainly stocked Danske Møbler furniture, along with New Zealand made furniture from both local and nationwide suppliers.


ebruary 2011 brought serious changes to the business and it returned to doing what it did best when it first began back in 2004 – the restoration and reupholstery of existing furniture, as well as the retail of new and bespoke furniture to repeat clientele. The showroom at 424 St Asaph Street showcases choice pieces, such as the Danske Møbler modular bookcases that are available in three sizes. McDonald and Hartshorne are proud supporters of Jade Furniture, a local quality

furniture manufacturer that’s been in the industry for over 30 years, offering beech frames on suites with a 15-year warranty. All seating is made of Elephant Foam, an NZ made product, as are the feather and pearl cushions, and locally made duvet wraps. McDonald and Hartshorne are also associated with other top leading NZ manufacturers to assist with clients’ furniture requirements. Keith Hartshorne happily works with clients, guiding them throughout the process to attain their bespoke

lounge piece or suite, tailored to their needs, including corner suites which are made-tomeasure.

For reupholstery, Keith can also visit the client’s home, office or worksite, by appointment, to give a free no-obligation quote.

YOUR NEW SUITE IS JUST A RECOVER AWAY... 100s of fabrics to choose from

No job too big or small

P. 371 7500



Hours: 7am-4.30pm Monday-Thursday, Fridays 8am to Midday or by appointment with Keith 0275 663 909






Chaos and Order marks the end of a year of experimentation and self-discovery for Masters candidate, Zara Dolan. Dolan’s works are large-scale monotype prints created using a traditional printmaking press. She uses layering, colour and assertive gestural marks in an abstract expressionist style. Masters exhibition is at The Den Gallery, 181 High Street. The exhibition runs until 20th March 2021. The gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm E. P. 022 185 4159


Expertise and experience A personalised service tailored to your project needs is important because no project is the same, and no two clients are the same. Blair Ward Construction believe understanding your unique requirements through great planning and communication is key to a successful project delivery. Specialising in architectural homes, hill builds and renovations, the small team of experienced, Registered Master Builders are focused on delivering functionality and value in your high-quality, high-performance dream home. | Ph: 021 929 489 Metropol 04 March, 2021 51

There's A Dream Home For Every Budget IF IT’S ON YOUR MIND, WE CAN BRING IT TO LIFE

House & Land | Gated Community | Large Residential Projects | Interior Design | Home renovations

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Subdivide & conquer The housing market is full of opportunities right now, with many people thinking about what they own and the best way to grow wealth from their existing property. Designer Homes believes that subdividing is an attractive option. It can provide you with a solid investment and it’s one way to help increase the nation’s desperately needed housing stock.


uilding a new dwelling on your existing property gives you the choice to sell it or to keep it and rent it out, says Designer Homes Managing Director Rajesh Thakur. “If it’s something you’ve never done before, it might seem a bit daunting. All the paperwork, all the legal stuff.” He says this is when it’s time to take a deep breath and talk to them. The business has decades of knowledge in the design and build industry and will guide you through the subdivision process. It’s a five-step process, starting off with getting your initial subdivision resource consent. This means finding out if the property can be subdivided (in some areas there are bans or limits on subdivision). Once this is confirmed you

can then apply for your resource consent. The rest of the process covers infrastructure (such as road access and drainage), the lodging of various documentation with the Registrar General of Land, LINZ, and obtaining new titles to replace the existing land title. Rajesh says the cost of subdivision can vary depending on the number of subdivisions you are planning on doing, the number of size of the subsections, which region it is in, and what infrastructure is required. “A straightforward subdivision to create one new title might cost anywhere from $50,000 to $90,000,” says Rajesh. An important consideration when thinking about subdividing is whether you’ll be required to pay tax. For most property-owners your subdivision will

not be taxable, if you didn’t have the intention of selling when you initially bought the undivided section and the sale didn’t occur within the bright line period. It’s best to be on the safe side and talk to a tax professional first, though. To top off the positives for subdividing, Rajesh says the profits can be very good: “A section of land that’s been subdivided into three, is likely to earn the owner a profit of 15 to 20 percent.” Once you’ve done your subdivision you and the Designer Homes team can then get together to design and build your brand-new home. Get in touch to talk about your project from beginning to end on (03) 222 2344, 0508 DHOMES or via Metropol 04 March, 2021 53

COOLER SLEEP Our breathable mattress with natural wool and latex makes for a cooler, better sleep. Come see for yourself.


96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, 0800 753 754,


NZ Business - Supporting Local

411 Tuam Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch Ph: 03 389 2986 Email:


STOCKTAKING SALE 5th - 15th March

25 to 40% OFF BOOKS

50% OFF CARDS 5th - 8th MARCH

SHOP 1, AVONHEAD MALL, 210 WITHELLS ROAD 54 04 March, 2021 Metropol

PH 03 358 4835

PAINT: Wall in Resene Moonlight; floor in Resene Grey Olive; door in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta with Resene Influential edges; bench in Resene Chorus Line and Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta; kete baskets in Resene Grey Olive and Resene Influential; basket with flowers in Resene Influential; basket of throws in Resene Grey Olive; broom handle in Resene Influential; DIY coat rack in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta with Resene Grey Olive knobs; picture frame in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta.

Resene Moonlight Resene Influential

Resene Chorus Line

FURNISHINGS: Mat from The Ivy House, stool (used as planter) from Collect Living; Kate Alexander artwork from Endemicworld.

Space to stash Many homes don’t have a dedicated mudroom, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a place to stash your stuff right after you walk in the door. This simple and stylish entryway is designed to keep things tidy and takes up next to no floor space.


his soft and understated scheme with walls in Resene Moonlight and floors in Resene Grey Olive, looks warm and inviting to guests and the door in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta offers a cheerful surprise with edges painted Resene Influential. The vintage bench was given an update in Resene Chorus Line

and Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta and offers seating for those heading out to tie their shoes with plenty of space underneath for painted baskets to keep footwear that’s still waiting to be worn out of sight. These hooks are handmade using a small piece of pine painted Resene Quarter Pearl

Lusta – to match the door, picture frame and bench legs – with a few simple hooks painted in Resene Influential so that there is always a place to hang coats, scarves and umbrellas. Kate has also brought in plenty of natural textures like the Sahara Weave entrance mat from The Ivy House, which plays

off the colours in the artwork; the woven kete baskets painted Resene Grey Olive and Resene Influential, which provide extra storage to keep smaller bits and bobs like keys and sunnies; and the old fashioned broom with a handle painted Resene Influential is at the ready for a quick clean-up.

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop,

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Styling by Kate Alexander | Images by Bryce Carleton

Resene Influential.

Recently refurbished chair


Daniel Morrison

Dave Morrison

Artisanal talents ingrained

For the true artisan, much of the pleasure is in the crafting itself, and so it is for Dave and Daniel Morrison at D J Morrison Ltd.

e love what we do, every job is different. Whether we are designing oneoff pieces, restoring furniture or retro double glazing historic windows, we love making things with our hands,” says Dave. Agents for the iconic Liberon wood finishing products created in France, the team specialise in joinery, running the gamut from shop fitouts, furniture-making and restoration, windows, doors, and kitchens, through to retro fitting double glazing on original wooden framed windows. “Our double glazing makes homes built in the 19th and 20th centuries more liveable, while retaining their authenticity,” says Dave. This third-generation family business has had a long love affair with all things wood. They work in native and recycled native timbers, as well as

imported timbers. They also use modern materials when clients request it. The family passion for furniture runs deep with all styles catered to – Georgian through Edwardian to midcentury, and in fact Dave’s brother is the owner of Mr Mod in the city. Access to this level of skill and passion for creating and restoring is a treasure; discover the trove at 271 Ferry Road. Enquiries welcome on (03) 389 8288, via dave@furnituremakers. or at the website below.

The Vintro Room

For the love of

Art, Antiques & Collectables

The Vintro Room specialises in one-off and eclectic pieces. New stock arriving daily.

186 Papanui Rd. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-2pm Ph 0272 696 290

Creating beautiful bespoke joinery and one-off pieces of furniture for your home or office for 45 years. We are also specialists in retro double-glazing of wooden windows. Talk to us today to turn your vision into reality.

locally owned & operated Superior quality Fibreglass Pools Pool accessories, surrounds, fencing etc also available

Reception desk

New World Ilam Floating shelves


Ph.0800 9927 Ph.0800 27 2282 82

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Ph: 03 389 8288 271 Ferry Rd, Phillipstown

Planning for Change

Bu siness planning takes on ne w impor tance in a t ime of unce r taint y.

So here we go again. Intermittent déjà vu and another period of challenge and change with Alert Levels altering and patience slowly eroding in places.

The literature pointed out that this group requires great character and commitment to service, technical expertise, physical ability and the capacity to cope with enormous stress.

It’s the life all of us have come to know and the reality is that it’s likely to be with us all for a long time yet, and what I’m referring to are the effects of a lengthy pandemic on our own individual journeys and psyche.

All of these attributes are found in successful teams and businesses, and I’m reminded of how essential these strengths are when I think about the times we are working in. So much evolution, from the 2020 lockdown, corresponding fears and market consequences, to the never-predicted-by-anyone pre-Christmas property grab where spectacular auctions and strong results for owners fuelled an incredible platform for prices never seen before, to another period in Level Two right now (as this article is written).

It requires resilience and fortitude to manage yourself, your life, your family and your business during all of this, so it’s important to spend time working on these capabilities. Personally, I do this best with a plan in my sights and a team by my side, which takes me to our annual business planning session. With the benefit of guidance from extraordinary mentors Gilbert Enoka and Paul Wright, our leadership team and I have been able to think deeply about what’s needed in our business over the next twelve months (24 months is too far!) – and also what constantly distinguishes great teams. You could easily think that there’s nothing new to consider or develop when you’ve worked on this for over two decades, but the opposite is true and good mentors will push you to enter that space, reminding us that “it’s about movement, not judgement.” So, to what I’ve learnt. Any planning session I’ve been party to – and with the initial plan always followed by quarterly reviews, there have been a lot of them – has always been preceded by an educative session. This year’s session involved a study I knew of but hadn’t considered in depth, and strangely enough it was the second presentation in a week that referred to this same organisation: the US Navy SEALs. Although I don’t personally relate to the tasks this elite group undertake, I’m now more aware of the incredible trust required for them to function, making them one of the highest performing organisations in the world.

It’s hard to know where the market’s going to go as we navigate the year, but all of us have got to get used to constant change. Something that is always made better with the wind in your sails and a team by your side. I’m grateful that our team and our people have the character, resilience and technical ability to keep delivering, and I want to keep assisting that process. As a leader, assisting the process takes all these skills, and the function of business planning is to provide a forum to develop them even more. Have you done your own plan for the year? Have you challenged yourself to be better? If so, all the best, if not yet, then take some time to look at the example of the US Navy SEALs and consider how far trust, character, work ethic and consideration can take you. The journey is waiting and then … be happy this March!

Lynette McFadden

Harcourts gold Business Owner 027 432 0447


new things

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Very vintage For fans of vintage, Dusty Old Things, at 526 Wairakei Road, celebrates its second anniversary of being in much larger premises with a fantastic sale - spend over $20 on China and Pottery (including Crown Lynn) and receive a 20 percent discount!


ere is browsing heaven for all things vintage. Check out the furniture of all eras, including bespoke painted items, as well as crystal, glassware, Kiwiana, vintage lights and accessories, wooden storage concepts, men’s

interest items, kitchenalia and collectables and much, much more in store. Ample parking ensures your visit to Dusty Old Things is the ultimate time out. Got questions? Phone (03) 359 0454.

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Small (2x)

Set of five vintage stained glass lampshades. Quality craftsmanship. Phone Marlene on 03 385 1613.

Fabulous selection of bags, wallets and accessories at The Ivy

IBK: The Book Awesome imagery & stunning stories, available at

Framed and unframed Kiwiana prints available at Simply NZ.

We’ve got cat lovers sorted at Barrington Gifts.

Quality stained glass lampshades See hotspot above. Marlene: 03 385 1613

Crown Lynn crockery available at Dusty Old Things

The Ivy Beautiful homewares flowers inspiring gifts & creations


Ph. 027 827 7572

Mon-Fri 11am-5pm Sat & Sun 11am-4pm The Ivy


55 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch Ph. 03 326 6481 E.



Jewellery, Furniture, Linen, Clothing, Retro, Shabby Chic, Collectables & new home decor

Barrington Mall, Christchurch Tel: 337-2337 South City and Barrington Mall, Barrington Mall, Christchurch Christchurch. Tel: 337-2337 Tel: 337-2337

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526 Wairakei Road Ph. 03 359 0454

Tues-Fri 10.30-4pm and Sat 10-2pm

Autumn garden

Soil away In your edible garden, replace the nutrients lost during the heavy growing season and provide a healthy foundation for your autumn and winter crops by adding in compost, blood and bone and sheep pellets. In your flower garden, mulch flower beds to suppress weeds.

Mighty micros Autumn is a wonderful time to plant microgreens. Sow the seeds into your chosen container with a light coverage of potting mix and a healthy dose of H2O, then cover with plastic. Sit somewhere bright – like a windowsill – and wait for the sprouts to appear.

As the leaves begin to turn, we welcome in the new season of autumn with its chillier temperatures and spectacular showing of red, oranges and yellows. Perhaps you’ll be wrapping up warmer as you head out to enjoy the colour show, but when it comes to your garden – it’s time to get planting!

Palatable plantings It’s a great time to plant broccoli, cauli, cabbage, beetroot, spinach and Chinese cabbages. Lettuces should still prosper in early Autumn, too. It’s also time to sow seeds for winter crops like carrots, swedes, turnips and radish – remembering to protect them with a cloche or growing tunnel should your garden be frost-prone.

Flower power Autumn is a time for potted plants to thrive, and blooms like pansies, violas and polyanthus are go-to colourful friends which can tolerate the cooler temps. It’s also, of course, the best time to plant bulbs in preparation for spring flowering.

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Artistic garden additions A garden is a home’s oasis, it is a tranquil place to experience the art and wonder of nature and science. As industry experts, Grow Landscapes & Lifestyle know all about this - and also stock an impressive and unmatched range of water features and pots to elevate your natural habitat.


huddas, urns, bowls, tiered waterfalls and infinity designs are amongst the impressive array of water features on show at Grow’s Moorhouse Avenue store. The artistic and sophisticated designs showcase craftsmanship from Vietnam

and Bali, with designs made from a range of natural and man-made materials like concrete, fibreglass and cement. “Water features are our speciality,” says the showroom manager. “We have more than 25 models on display all working. We carry many

different sizes and styles in a range of colours – there really is everything you can imagine.” A recent arrival of concrete designs from Bali has proved especially popular during the summer, and there are still a number of items in store. Special orders can also be made. Water features can be delivered and installed by Grow’s team, or it is a simple process for customers themselves. All that is needed is a level surface, water supply and 240-vault power supply. In most cases many homes will have an outdoor power supply, otherwise an electrician can install one. Aside from water features, Grow‘s vast range of pots cater to gardens and outdoor areas of all shapes and aesthetics. The store have everything you can imagine. Lightweight fibreglass and cement models are especially

popular, as are rectangular troughs, and shallow and dish planters – some up to 2m wide – which are an option for showcasing special plants like Cloud Trees. These come in black, white, coffee bean brown, cement colour, glazed, and glazed terracotta. Aside from these garden adornments, Grow has been working in Christchurch for more than 10 years with a team of 13 landscapers. In more recent times, its artificial lawn has become a very popular option – with many customers reporting back how many compliments they are getting on their “healthy, luscious-looking lawns.” Pop into Grow Landscape & Lifestyle at 69 Moorhouse Avenue from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or 10am to 4pm Saturdays, call to discuss the range on (03) 365 9945, or check out the website below. Metropol 04 March, 2021 61

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Welcome to Christchurch!

Spotlight on Covid-19

I was in a coffee shop the other day when someone asked me if I was the Mayor. Turns out she had recently moved from Auckland to take up a job here, and it was her chance to let me know how much she was enjoying the move.

The last few weeks have intensified the spotlight on Covid-19. We have seen changes in Alert Levels, which have again caused disruption in our community. However this time we were all better prepared, with systems and practices in place to be able to respond.

The rent she was paying was much lower, and the pace of life was a welcome change as well. She thought the city was great and was only going to get better. It was fantastic to hear a young person speaking about what this city represents to her generation. She said she knew others her age who were moving here as well. This conversation represents the real opportunity our city has at our fingertips. We have enormous benefits that flow from having more affordable housing options and a relatively easy city to get around. We have fantastic facilities and will have several more that exceed anything

a city of our size would normally have. Facilities like the Margaret Mahy playground and our city library, Tūranga, make us a really child-friendly city, and we should never underestimate the value of that for residents and visitors. I know that the pandemic has caused major challenges for many residents and businesses, especially those that rely on international visitors, so we need to ramp up the domestic market. It’s time those of us who haven’t, to invite family and friends to come to the city and have a good look around. It might even make some think about Christchurch as a place to live.


This was foreshadowed by the announcement of the arrival of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and planned roll-out throughout the population. The vaccine is positive news because it provides a degree of certainty and confidence for the community as well as businesses. It is also an important milestone in moving towards operating in an environment with Covid-19 given the likelihood of this pandemic being around for the foreseeable future, following the latest outbreaks offshore. As the roll-out progresses, we will be working with government to ensure there is good science and evidencedbased information around the vaccination for all employers to

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pass on to their employees, to ensure we are all able to make well-informed decisions. It will be interesting to see the impact of the vaccine on how we manage our borders and Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities and how this will evolve as we learn more about the virus and continue to develop technology and systems for rapid tracking and tracing of cases. As the reality is that we need to learn to live with Covid-19 and in such a way that businesses can continue to operate, trade and travel in a Covid-19-safe way to continue to support our economy and the livelihoods of all New Zealanders.






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Having wrapped up a fantastic summer of events, capped off with the biggest coup of all – securing Christchurch as host city for global sailing event Sail GP 2022 – it’s worth a look at why major events form a key part of our economic recovery.

In what might be the best gauge of current developer confidence in Christchurch, we have just gone to market with our largest central city land parcel.

If you were one of the 13,800 people at the Blackcaps v Pakistan test, you’ll know the vibrancy family-friendly events bring. If you were one of the 1.1 million broadcast viewers watching the T20 Black Clash at Hagley Oval you’ll have seen the exposure this gave our city and heard international commentators compliment our hospitality, urban culture, amazing street art and new experiences. If you attended one of the 30 Bread & Circus Backyard Buskers Festival events you’ll have felt the sense of resident pride and community alongside the

laughs and acrobatics. If you’ve invited friends or whānau to visit our city to attend one of these events – or any of the other sporting, music, art or cultural events on show – you may have reflected on how far we’ve come in the last decade and just how much Christchurch has to offer. We’re looking forward to an even bigger and better 2022 – Covid-19 levels allowing – drawing more visitors, adding fuel to our economy, creating jobs, supporting livelihoods and demonstrating why Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city of exploration and bold ambition.

At over 8000m2 the site bordered by Madras, Armagh and Gloucester Streets is the biggest blank canvas development opportunity you will see this close to Cathedral Square anytime soon. The site’s most significant neighbour is Fletcher Living’s One Central, where homes are selling fast, with close to 200 now purchased. Naturally this burgeoning neighbourhood will need and support further commercial developments in the area. So, we look forward to seeing a range of proposals for the Madras Street land. Having recently divested some other significant sites around city, we know there’s a renewed appetite

for development in Christchurch. Our sale of the former IRD building late last year will lead to the creation of a nationally significant centre for research, training and the development of dementia care related opportunities. A stunning new medical services facility is also on the way as a result of our sale of the former Oxford Clinic site last month. So, I will be sure to let you know how we get on with the Madras Street site. I am hopeful a successful sale of this size will also be a call to action for others who have been waiting for the right time to move forward with plans for their own vacant sites around this city.

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A healthy sale Christchurch’s Health Precinct has taken a step forward with the recent sale of a site destined to become a multi-storey medical services facility, proposed to have luxury recovery suites and medical procedure rooms spread across seven floors.


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is being redeveloped into a proposed medical services facility, says HIMG Chairman, Jianping Wang, a prominent Christchurch property developer. “This is an exciting development for the city and Huadu. Huadu sees the Health Precinct as an important part of the social and economic infrastructure of Christchurch and the region delivering better health services and attracting talented people to our city. “This project builds on Huadu’s existing commitment to the precinct and with [this] announcement we can now advance discussions with other parties wanting to be part of this project and the wider Health Precinct. “It will assist with the everincreasing health needs of the garden city and New Zealand for generations to come.” Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive John Bridgman says it is a positive development for the city’s rebuild. “This is a good outcome for Christchurch as the facility

will build on the success of the Health Precinct in this important corner of the CBD.” A consent application Huadu filed to Christchurch City Council last year proposed a seven-storey building for procedure rooms and luxury recovery suites, with spaces for retail

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Accommodating a new build Ten years after the Canterbury Earthquakes destroyed the Cancer Society’s Christchurchbased accommodation and support services building, the $20 million rebuild is set to go ahead.


he project, at 74 Langdons Road, Papanui, is due to begin in May and be completed

by early 2023. It received a $6.5 million boost from the Crown’s Shovel Ready Project

Initiative Fund, set up as part of the government’s economic response to Covid-19. Cancer Society CanterburyWest Coast Chief Executive Elizabeth Chesterman says the charity was thrilled to receive the funding for the “longawaited rebuild”. “Over the past ten years we have had to react quickly and frequently relocate our operations to ensure we could keep providing the services that people with cancer from around our region rely on,” she says. The accommodation facilities provide a “home away from home” for people from around

the South Island and the Chatham Islands who need to come to Christchurch Hospital for cancer treatment. The new building will include modern, welcoming facilities away from the hospital environment designed for overnight accommodation, as well as facilities for support groups and education, with ample carparking. Further funds for the project will be raised via a fundraising campaign. Sponsorship enquiries can be directed to Janice PorterHoare, Fundraising and Events Manager, on 021 198 5392.


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Renovation appreciation It’s a big win with the very first entry for local company Urbane Construction in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Regional Finals. The judges awarded Gold for the sympathetic extension to an existing home.


irector Tom Aiken says this build was special for its use of four species of timber which tie the addition to the original home. “The design of the extension is in complete harmony with the original home, but it brings an

extra openness and warmth,” he says. Built in the late 1980s, the Eyreton home was designed by the owner’s father. The extension by Vernon White creates a seamless transition from new to old by using

similar design features: raking ceilings, rimu windows and trims, balau decking, rusticated weatherboards and reuse of original bricks. The result is a home at one with its setting within parklands cultivated by the owners over 30 years. Tom’s favourite features are the solid timber beech flooring that runs from the new extension through the altered kitchen and dining room areas, into the new wet/tack room as well as the cladding in rusticated weatherboards which were custom run in New Zealand Larch. Every project brings challenges; access to the site and the weather during excavations required Tom’s careful management, with consideration for the owners

who lived on site for the duration of the build. Future projects are just as exciting with extension projects in St Albans and on the Port Hills, a full reclad and repair in Cashmere as well as several smaller projects throughout Canterbury. “We specialise in extensions and large renovations where design and execution is critical,” says Tom. “But we also build unique, architecturally designed homes throughout the region.” Every project receives Urbane Construction’s customised communication with the clients. “All of our clients are special to us and we make sure that their new home or renovation project exceeds their expectations in both quality and delivery.”

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Proud by name and result An entire exterior replaster transformed this earthquake damaged house into a beautiful, healthy home. Greg Proudfoot Plastering worked with other contractors to not only repair this home, but ensure its long-term maintenance – while looking brand spanking new.


reg and his team were engaged to replaster this ‘90s home in Christchurch – but it was not a straightforward job. “Before we could start the remediation of the house itself, there were a few building and roofing details which needed to be sorted,” says Greg. “Attached pergolas were removed,

straightened and new brackets put into the wall by Ben Rogatski at Onform Building, who did an outstanding job. The original design didn’t have parapet cappings, external rain heads or an overflow system, so Iain McPhail from DCM Roofing worked his magic adding that as well as custom made saddle flashings and parapet caps.” When it came to the exterior replaster,

Greg says he chose Resene Construction Systems’ RMAXX, a strong and durable coating which was applied entirely by hand before being finished with Rockcote Acrylic Quicksand and Resene X200 Acrylic Paint. “RMAXX has incredible flexibility with excellent adhesive properties to provide cover and protection to your most important investment,” he says. Our homes are often our most important assets, so when choosing the right person to make earthquake repairs, track record is imperative. “We’re really proud of the quality of the work our staff do and the results we continually achieve for our clients.” Phone Greg and his team to discuss your EQC, insurance or other plastering needs on 021 611 663 or via

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If you haven’t had a good look at your roof lately, chances are Iain McPhail of DCM Roofing has - from the cockpit of his aerobatics plane.

ain’s been in the roofing business for 20 years and often jokes to clients that he’s probably seen their roof, while flying upside down. DCM Roofing offers services from repairs to roof replacement. They’ll give you an honest appraisal, with practical solutions for what needs to be done. “Sometimes that’s what needs to be repaired right now, or a bigger job that could ensure your roof is in good shape for the next 10 or 20 years. We leave it up to the owners to decide,” he says. They can even strip back problem



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areas and then repair using the existing materials, making sure the finished look doesn’t look like patchwork. “We’re independent, so we use materials from a variety of suppliers, to get the best product for the job.” Iain says now is the time for owners of houses built in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s to check their roof. But, he’ll need a closer look than from 3000 feet. So, get in touch for a free quote on 027 445 5597 or via

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The masters of plaster With 33 years in the business, every client of Canterbury Exterior Plasterers is assured of expertise, reliability, and gorgeous results. What you don’t get, however, is a team set in its ways.

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