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FRONT COVER One of Canterbury’s wellloved television personalities Petra Bagust finds comfort in chaplaincy and helping others.






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A skilful storyteller Actor and director Martine Baanvinger takes centre stage in Lyttelton next month in a new one-woman play ‘Aperture.’


ramaLAB founder Baanvinger, who wrote and starred in the awardwinning play Solitude, showcases the life and work of Ans Westra, a New Zealand Arts Foundation Icon photographer. In 1957, Westra emigrated from the Netherlands to New Zealand and began to take photos of her new homeland. Fascinated by Maori culture in particular, she created an intimate and uniquely historical documentation of Maori life

which led to a successful career capturing the essence of the people of Aotearoa. DramaLAB’s visually stunning and intimate portrait focuses on Westra’s childhood in the Netherlands, her immigration journey to New Zealand and the start of her photography career in the 1960s. Her first publications, including the controversial ‘Washday at the pa’, offered insight into the Maori way of life in rural Aotearoa at a time of urbanisation.


Baanvinger trained at the Theatre Academy in Amsterdam, evolving to create performances in a style where her audiences become part of the journey. Combined with physical theatre influences, this leads to unique creations where both drama and comedy are often equally present. *Aperture is on Thursday July 29, in Lyttelton. Visit the Eventbrite website for more information.


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Making music together Christchurch businessman Martin Brennan has teamed up with Nelson Tasman songbird Aly Cook to bring music to Aotearoa and Australia.


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Exciting times are ahead for one of Canterbury’s well-loved television personalities, Petra Bagust.


anterbury holds a special place in her heart. Petra attended the University of Canterbury, where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1995. “I will be forever connected to Christchurch, because lots of my favourite humans live here, and I fortunately get to visit them because of my work throughout the year,” she enthuses. Petra’s first TV gig was hosting five nights a week at local music station, Cry TV. After graduating from uni, she made the move to national TV with the cult youth programme - Ice TV. The next 18 years cemented her as a TV3 personality, with numerous primetime programmes, including What’s Really in Our Food and Christmas in the Park. A change of networks then saw her copresenting TVNZ’s Breakfast for two years, alongside Corin Dann. Petra has been married to freelance cameraman Hamish Wilson since 2000 and the couple have three teenagers. “To be honest, parenting three teenagers is the biggest learning journey,” she says, “They surprise and teach me things all the time.” Alongside parenting, Petra spends much of her time these days as a media industry commentator and being a chaplain as part of the Media Chaplaincy NZ team. “To help with this role, I’m currently also doing postgraduate study in chaplaincy and loving it. It’s very mind and heart expanding - I just wish I didn’t

leave my assignments to the last minute! A habit I formed in Christchurch as a university student.” Petra’s role as a Media Chaplain involves supporting, encouraging and drinking coffee with a range of people working in radio, TV and journalism. “The media is a high-pressure fast-paced industry to work in, where you can find yourself caught in a storm of controversy, covering heart-breaking stories, and so much more. Sometimes just sitting down with someone who ‘gets it’ is healing.” Her soon-to-be launched project is a new podcast called Grey Areas, in which Petra “interviews wonderful women and men about challenges that growing older creates. It’s an honest, raw podcast where we chat about things most people are too scared to talk about in public. I’ve always had a limited filter to what’s appropriate or not to discuss, so we just talk about it all,” says Petra, with a knowing smile. “Topics such as menopause, sexual intimacy with the same partner of 20 years, grief and loss, all of which we tackle with kindness and curiosity.” “I love to see people move towards wholeness. My new podcast isn’t about solving global issues it’s about relating one-on-one with others on their personal journey. If we can connect by telling our stories, then I’m ready for any topic that comes our way.” Look out for her new podcast by following her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @petrabagust.

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When Matariki fireworks streak into the night sky at New Brighton Pier on Saturday July 10, Sheena Baines will light up too.


vents Manager at Spectrum Lighting and Sound, Sheena has been leading one of the teams responsible for several aspects of Ōtautahi-Christchurch’s first ever Matariki light and fireworks display! Proudly produced by Christchurch City Council, Matariki fireworks spectacular will deliver a cracker pyrotechnic display set to sweet-as Kiwi hits, thanks to Sheena and a huge team of sound and lighting technicians from several local companies. Canterbury has some of the best lighting technicians in the world, she says, and being involved in such a project post-Covid-19 has been awesome.

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A lighting designer with more than 30 years’ experience, Sheena learnt her craft at the Court Theatre, where she worked for 16 years, lighting more than 100 productions and touring extensively with Mark Hadlow for his one man show Sensitive New Age Guy. She left the Court in 2004 to become Events Technical Coordinator for the Christchurch City Council, project managing Classical Sparks, Anthony Harper Lawyers Summer Theatre, Feb 22 Memorial, ANZAC Day and creating and producing popular lighting event Botanic D’lights. A move to Spectrum followed three years ago, having been impressed with the passion and problem solving expertise displayed by the team while she was their client. Now managing a team of seven technical event professionals, plus working as the lighting designer for National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art, Sheena believes “necessity is the mother of invention” and “you are only as good as your last gig - so let’s be exceptional.” Botanic D’lights is a special favourite of hers, “born out of a love


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of lighting and our beautiful Botanic Gardens.” A driving force behind such events is the opportunity to showcase the talent of local lighting companies who are world class in what they conceive, says Sheena. “Tirama Mai is such a showcase event. Spectrum is providing multiple installations and we have enjoyed creating the stories through lighting to fit in with the theme of the event. We are doing some dancing fountains in the old fountain side in Scott Park, as well as creating some bees!” she explains. “My background in theatre and in lighting is all about telling a story and I feel it is very important to tell and celebrate our New Zealand stories, so I am excited to contribute to that.”

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ome countries make the process of becoming eco-friendly easier for their citizens than other countries do, and according to new research just released, New Zealand ranks among the world’s top 20 most caring countries. Nature group Outforia delved into World Bank data to reveal which nations are taking the most sustainable measures overall, ranking New Zealand 13th in the world. Heading the list are Sweden, Norway and Finland, followed by Iceland, Andorra, Palau, Suriname, Bhutan, Canada and the Central African Republic to make up the top 10. Research showed seven countries around the world whose entire population is exposed to levels of air pollution that fall far below the World Health Organisation’s guidelines and New Zealand is one of these countries. Alongside Brunei, Canada, Estonia, Finland, the Maldives, and Palau, New Zealand scored an impressive zero percent air pollution rating. With 80.08 percent of renewable energy being produced and used, New Zealand is arguably one of the “greenest” countries in the world. The research looked into CO2 emissions, air pollution, forest land, agricultural land, renewable energy, and threatened species of mammals, birds, and fish to reveal not only the overall most ‘caring countries’, but the locations with the lowest CO2 emissions, the lowest air pollution rates, the most renewable energy and much more. The research concluded that greener countries have better outdoor knowledge and understand how to effectively use their natural geography and resources to create a more efficient and green nation.

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Canterbury has thrown on her glad rags and is playing prestigious host to all things arts this month.

Voices Found 3 July The songbirds at Christchurch City Choir present an evening of music by female composers. Hosted in the beautiful chapel at St Andrew’s College.

Tirama Mai 25 June - 10 July Christchurch’s inaugural Tirama Mai lighting event will celebrate Matariki in the heart of the city and in New Brighton. Explore the lighting trails from 6pm to 11pm every night.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 16 July Concert one of three in the Come Together series, Liberty Stage presents Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. A supergroup of some of New Zealand’s best artists and musicians will perform his classic hits.

Lime Cordiale: NZ Tour 19 July Popular Australian pop rock group Lime Cordiale is set to hit the stage in Christchurch July 19. Formed in 2009, the band consists of brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach, with various touring members.

Paige on tour 23 July She’s making waves in the music industry, getting recognised by superstars such as Lizzo and Billie Eilish. Make sure you don’t miss this Kiwi singer on the rise.

The Secret Garden: Spring Version 21 – 23 July Enchanting Productions puts on a 90-minute family-friendly version for Cantabrians. And it is no secret that this Tony Awardwinning musical is going to be a hit.

Go Live Festival 24 July 16 emerging and established Christchurch artists will be taking the stage for a night of music. Among the lineup fan favourite There’s a Tuesday (pictured) will make an appearance.

Twelfth Night 12 – 14 August Top Dog Theatre and Isaac Theatre Royal collaborate to showcase one of Shakespeare’s top tales; Twelfth Night. A romantic comedy for the ages.

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Head to the moon Christchurch will host the inaugural South Island Moon Festival from September 30 to October 2.


he city’s newest cultural event is set to illuminate it with a vibrant display of art, lanterns, performances and food this spring. The Moon Festival is a traditional time of celebration in China and many East Asian communities, where families gather to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes and recite moon poems. The inaugural festival will feature an exciting and diverse range of local artistic talent, with a focus on both traditional and

contemporary cultures of Christchurch. Audiences will enjoy spectacular lantern displays, food and beverage providers and free outdoor entertainment for the whole family. The festival will be run by Strut & Fret NZ, the team behind the revitalisation of the World Buskers Festival, which famously takes over the streets of Christchurch each summer. The festival programme will be announced on August 17.


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Celebrating 30 years Three special concerts for music lovers round out the Christchurch City Choir’s 30th anniversary year programme.

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ot to be missed on July 3 is the Voices Found concert with soloist Adrian Lowe at St Andrew’s College Chapel in Normans Rd. Celebrating works by female composers from throughout the centuries, it will be the choir’s first performance in the chapel and its first with Lowe. Then on October 9, the choir will perform A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms at Christchurch Town Hall with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, two international soloists and recipients of Peter Barton Student Scholarships.

Three decades after its formation, the choir is going strong, says Music Director and Conductor Dr John Linker. “We are also seeking new members, especially basses and tenors,” he says, adding that prospective members could attend some rehearsals before auditioning. Board member Joanna Dodgshun is particularly excited about October’s Brahms concert. “It is a major choral work which usually forms an important part of the repertoire of a symphonic chorus such as our choir,” she explains. “It is exciting,

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challenging in parts, and is a fabulous work to sing.” John agrees, adding that the work is also offered as a memorial for those who died in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. The final concert for the year will be Handel’s Messiah on December 4 at Christchurch Town Hall. For more information about upcoming concerts and joining the choir visit the website below.

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Stay safe around bait Winter is a time when critters such as rats and mice sneak inside looking for food and warmth.


t’s also the time for laying poison and bait to deal to them so homeowners need to be extra vigilant, especially with pets around. Ourvets Halswell

is full of good advice about what to do if you suspect a pet has ingested deadly bait. “We see a lot of cases where animals have eaten rat bait,”

says practice manager, Lauren Harvey. “If you suspect an animal has eaten bait then you need to act immediately; get them to a vet so they can be administered an emetic or antidote.” Some baits are more toxic than others, and some have antidotes. Common anticoagulant rodenticides that there are antidotes available for include brodifacoum, dopaquinone, warfarin and bromadiolone, she says. Another key factor in saving a pet is to make them vomit within an hour of ingesting poisons. Symptoms of toxicity are delayed by about four to

five days and include lethargy, pale gums, and a moist cough. Bloody urine or black tarry faeces can also be seen later on in the process, says Lauren. “I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to seek treatment as soon as possible, even if it is after hours.” Ourvets Halswell is actually located in Halswell, Christchurch and welcomes all pets and pet parents. Open six days a week, it has a team of highly experienced and dedicated vets and veterinary nurses to cater for your pet’s needs. Phone them on (03) 322 8331 or visit the website below.

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Investing in a post Covid-19 world Covid-19 has impacted on investing and not necessarily in the ways we might have expected.

ance Dawber-Ashley of Saturn Advice says, in March 2020 when it became clear Covid-19 was likely to affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, share markets did what they usually do in times of uncertainty and fell sharply. “In the United States, markets fell more than 30 percent by March 23. The drop in our local share market was similar.” However, no one could have predicted what was to follow; a strong rebound fueled by supportive government policies. Fast forward to June 2021 and he says many international share markets are at or near record highs, and interest rates at or near record lows. “A surprise to many is the strong rise in house prices over the last 15 months to record levels. In March 2020, some commentators predicted a significant fall in house prices due to the ‘enforced recession’. Low interest rates, expat Kiwis returning home and reduced housing supply means the opposite is the case.” So where to from here? he asks. “Investors who prefer the safety of term deposits are hurting from low interest rates. Today, a six-month bank term deposit is likely to pay interest at around 0.8 percent per annum. Just three years ago, the rates would have been close to four times higher. “The bad news is this situation is unlikely to materially change any time soon.”

So, what are investors supposed to do? “Firstly, we don’t suggest trying to time markets. Those investors who cashed up in February/ March 2020 fearing the worst from Covid-19 likely paid a heavy price. Secondly, create an investment strategy consistent with your financial goals and stick to it. Thirdly, ensure your investments are diversified across assets and asset classes. Finally, the reality for conservative investors is returns from fixed interest investments are likely to be modest for the foreseeable future. That creates a dilemma to either stick with a conservative approach or to take additional risk in expectation of better returns.” “Vast amounts of often contradictory investment information is available to the public which can be confusing and challenging to make sense of. “This is where a financial adviser can help. Do yourself and your investments a favour and get in touch with me for a no obligation chat, even if it is just to confirm you are on the right track!” Lance is a financial adviser with Saturn Advice with offices in Christchurch and Auckland. He can be contacted by calling 0800 757 858 or by emailing The information provided is of a general nature and should not be treated as personalised financial advice.

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Precious time together

SCHEDULE FAMILY TIME Regardless of ages and stages, set aside time for regular family catch-ups and activities. Try to select a night, weekly or fortnightly, for a family activity or maybe even a Zoom gettogether with those away from home.


One of the greatest gifts families can give to one another is regularly spending time together.


tudies have shown that quality time helps strengthen and build family bonds and also provides a sense of belonging and security for everyone in the family. Strong family bonds also encourage better behaviour in children, improve academic performance, strengthen parent-child communication, and

teach children how to be good friends. Naturally parents and extended whanau play a vital role in building strong family connections, although today’s busy lives often mean planning quality time together. Here are three suggestions from Metropol for family get-togethers.


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Options for creating family traditions are endless. Think about attending the same local festival every year, entering a half (or full) marathon annually, a yacht race or a fishing contest. Try and make them events everyone will enjoy.

EAT MEALS TOGETHER Pick certain times when everyone eats at the table and ditch the phones and other electronics during those meals. Maybe start the day with breakfast together or end it with dinner and conversation together. Also think about a weekend picnic, something to involve several generations.



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andem karts allow children between four and seven years of age to come along for the ride, while the junior karts allow those aged eight and over to get their thrills in safety. The adult karts are perfect for those with a need for speed. Discover your inner Shane van Gisbergen with single, double or four ride combos. If you crave the ultimate challenge, then take part in the Individual Grand Prix. The fastest in the 10-minute qualifying session is awarded with pole position for the 10-minute race itself. With the Individual Grand Prix, groups of more

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Colour, texture and textile can make a world of difference to how you feel, especially when it comes to fashion.


ool is a must for winter warmth, whether it is in the form of merino inner and outer layers, cashmere scarves, chunky socks, and of course a luscious thick coat. As a fashion textile, manufacturers and designers have unlimited choices in colour, texture, thickness and pattern, and of course what they do with their raw materials. Add a sunny yellow colour range into the mix and you’re guaranteed to feel good. The benefits of wool start with it being a natural and renewable fibre which New Zealand produces in plenty. It also has a naturally high UV protection (higher than most synthetics and cotton), is fire retardant, biodegradable, breathable, hard wearing and feels good to wear.

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1. Untouched World, wrap up for effortless warmth, Kapua Wrap in Cinnamon 2. Sophie Divett Jewellery, never dim your sparkle, Bespoke Vesper Ring in 18ct White Gold, 3. New Order, pleated chiffon brings soft femininity to winter dressing, Et Alia Sawyer Skirt in Forest, 4. Ecco Shoes, a contemporary approach to chic stylish dressing, Shape Sculpted Motion 35, 5. The Fitting Room, for a warm colour and fun style, Cleo Atlanta Plunge Bra and Briefs in Maple, 6. Rangiora Shoe Lines, it’s all in the details, Bresley Delvine in Dusty Pink.

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Sophie Divett Jewellery offers hand-crafted and custom-made jewellery pieces.

nspired by Aotearoa’s beautiful natural landscapes, mountains, flora and fauna my collections feature castings from leaves, seed pods and other plants,” says Sophie. Her new High Street showroom features ready-made collections of handmade sterling silver, gold plated and solid gold jewellery including rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and brooches. A large portion of Sophie Divett Jewellery is offering a custom service where she will work with clients to design a one-of-a-kind piece for their special occasion. Sustainability is a huge focus in every piece she makes whether it’s using recycled diamonds and metals, ethically sourced gemstones and ring boxes made from renewably sourced trees. “We support Trees That Count by donating a portion of every sale to planting new trees, and a tree for every engagement ring purchased,” she says. “We are so excited to have opened our new space in Ōtautahi’s CBD. The regeneration of our central city needs more independent artists, makers, and retailers to make it a diverse, and interesting place that will bring locals back into the city and away from malls. We are so proud be a part of this new era of our city!”

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Breast of the bunch Dr Grant Bellaney

Thinking about a breast reduction? Take comfort in knowing you’ll be dealing with the best of the bunch. Metropol catches up with Dr Grant Bellaney from Encorė Cosmetic Clinic, to discuss breast reduction by Tumescent Liposuction.

What are the ‘breast’ reduction options? 1. Breast Reduction by Tumescent Liposuction (BRTL) performed by dermatological surgeons such as Dr Bellaney. 2. Breast reduction by surgery (SBR) typically performed by general or plastic surgeons.

Why opt for the alternative (BRTL) option over surgery? It is able to give a significant reduction and comes with a much lower complication rate than traditional SBR. It’s also a form of keyhole surgery so leaves very little visible scars.

Is there an age restriction? Over the age of 40 most women will have at least 40-60 percent or more of their breast tissue composed of fat and significant reduction by BRTL is almost always possible. That said, they have found that younger women’s breasts are still

able to be reduced by BRTL but the technique’s success is definitely less predictable in women under 40. Most practitioners proficient in this technique believe that BRTL is the procedure of choice for most women seeking a breast reduction – particularly if they are over 40 years old.

What is the recovery time like?

Apart from heavy lifting, most normal duties can be resumed within a week for most people. There is usually a ‘bruise like’ discomfort for 2-3 weeks after the procedure and temporary lumpiness of the breast can persist for 2-3 months. Other side effects are either mild or rare and will be discussed during any consultation. For more information, consult the table on the Encorė Health website. Contact the day surgery clinic at 248 Papanui Road in Merivale, phone 03 356 0214.

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personal touch All About You is a leading, local beauty therapy salon that has been in operation for many years, long before its present owner, Tracy Cox, bought the business in 2016. Now, with two salons located in both South and North Christchurch, its visible presence is on the rise.


he main focus is skin health and laser hair removal. Paramount to Tracy and her team is that clientele feel as if they’re being pampered, rather than processed. “Our point of difference is we come



from an holistic, hands-on approach. To lie in a heated bed, having a facial of up to an hour’s duration that is tailored to each client’s needs is a unique experience these days. We pride ourselves on our personal



touch. We know our clients well – their families, their stories,” Tracy says. Being major stockists of Environ (called the skincare of the decade), and Aspect Dr (a medical grade skincare range), clients can enhance their treatment plans with premium skincare products. The business offers a membership described as exemplary. “That’s why our client base is long and loyal. We are results driven,” Tracy says. You will find them in Centaurus Village, and at 248a Papanui Road. Visit the website below.

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Beauty Report La Biosthetique Growth Booster Want longer, luscious locks, but struggling to achieve them? Try La Biosthetique Growth Booster, which increases cellular activity at the follicle, stimulating hair roots and increasing hair growth by up to 67%, so you can achieve your long hair dreams faster than ever!” with attached image for Growth Booster. Hair Art & Beauty Ph: 03 381 8939 96 Cranford St, St Albans, Christchurch

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With Cosmetic Tattoo/ Micropigmentation they won’t swim, swipe or sweat off! Phone or email Nicky for your appointment/free consult. Bespoke Cosmetic. Ph. 021 249 1499 Before


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Hot Stone Massage Hot Stone Back Therapy - 25min $85 Hot Stone Full Body Therapy - 60min $139 Using heated polished basalt stones to provide a deep tissue warmth, combined with Swedish massage movements that will have you in a state of absolute BLISS! Beckenham Beauty & Medi Spa Ph: 03 3316 133

Paying lip service Harsh winter conditions aren’t always kind to lips, but there are a few tried and true remedies for keeping yours looking luscious.

Avoid licking your lips constantly. Try home remedies such as aloe vera and honey. Apply your lip balms at night.


Use sunscreen on lips regularly.

ydration is number one. People tend to hydrate less in winter, but it is essential to still drink plenty during the colder months. Dehydration will leave your lips dry and chapped. Here are a few other tips from Metropol to leave your lips plump and kissable.

Maintain a healthy diet. Load up on Vitamin A. Always treat dry and chapped lips.


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A true feast for the eyes, this ROYGBIV-realness is a great way to liven up any wardrobe. These head-to-toe suggestions, from red to violet, ensures that there is something for everyone. Because as Coco Chanel once said, “the best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”


ot only do these colours make for awesome statements pieces, but there is also a deeper connection to the arrangement of the hues. Pride month is coming to a close,

with the inaugural Pride Day occurring June 28. In honour of the rainbow flag and all it entails, here are Metropol’s picks to stand out from the bunch. Because who wants to fit in…

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Luke Rose Jewellery Poppy Rock Ear Wires

Auguste Maya Merino Sweater

Ruby Mirella Crop Blouse

Ketz-ke Upright Top

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Working the lens WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

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el Radford Brown (pictured left) has carved both a career and a business from the modelling game, and is always keen to help others follow in her footsteps. Aged 16 when she was scouted by a prominent makeup artist, that encounter led to her being signed as a model with Portfolio Models when the agency was first established 28 years ago. Fast forward and she now owns the agency, offering other would-be models their chance to work it for the cameras. The early years enabled Mel to gain a solid understanding, experience and insight into the modelling industry from a young age. Her initial modelling years in Christchurch were


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followed by four years in London, gaining experience in a strong international market, and working for a hair, fashion and styling agency. This in turn helped her accomplish her true passion of acquiring a booking role within a model/talent agency and stood her in good stead when she returned to New Zealand and bought Portfolio. Mel says that modelling can be all about timing and developing into a person’s maturity, such as looks, height, size, body shape etc. It is also important that models have a good understanding of the local market, know what the mainstream briefings are and their suitability for the market. Her advice for aspiring talent is to ensure they sign with an agency that is passionate about what it does, and to work with some wellestablished clients within their portfolio. “That an agency has a strong reputation and has been in the industry for a substantial amount of time with credentials to back it up is important. And management needs an in-depth knowledge of the industry and a good business understanding; after all they are representing you,” she adds. “An agency and model should work together as a team to succeed.” Her agency offers ‘Confidence/Deportment/ Modelling Workshops’ on a regular basis for children, teens and young adults (male and female). The courses are contemporary and finetuned to present day industry needs. Mel says that ideally such a course is the first step for anyone actively seeking representation or interest within the modelling industry, adding that they help provide insight into students, their personalities, potential and natural capabilities. “The majority of our success stories have evolved from our professional workshops, although some students also purely enjoy our workshops for the confidence and self-esteem aspect which we encourage immensely. If we can assist and help in this manner, then that is a great job done by Portfolio which gives us much satisfaction.” When it comes to age, looks and size, she says that the talent/commercial division in particular of an agency, seek ‘real people’ or relatable looks that you would expect to see in day-to-day advertising, and can be quite across the board. “We are always on the look-out for new signings that we feel fit within our client briefings and scout anywhere, anytime!”


Wigs with wow! The loss of hair, for whatever reason, can be a traumatic experience, but a fabulous wig can go a long way in boosting a person’s confidence in their physical appearance. For many, it can become their most favourite fashion accessory!


ut before investing in a wig or hair piece, Eleanor Burgess of Georgies Wig Shop advises people to think carefully and do some research. “Not all wigs are equal - especially in the structure. You want to be assured that not only does your wig look fantastic, but that it’s of the highest quality. That is the point of difference at Georgies Wigs.”

Eleanor’s team is warm and supportive, and clients can either visit the shop or have consultations in their own homes to discuss the specifications required for their custom-made wig. For those who love to walk on the wild side, the recent instore arrival of wigs in pink, pale blue and purple, promises full-on fun times ahead; while for ladies

embracing their silver locks, scrunchies in various shades of grey, make updos and ponytails absolutely gorgeous! No matter the reason why, or the colour or style you seek, if it’s a great head of hair you’re wanting, look no further than Georgies Wig Shop. Visit 570 Barbadoes Street, ph (03) 385 6696 or check out the website below.




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Gentle approach to skincare

Dedicated to the selection of the most natural and highly competent formulations in skincare products, Beauty Progress has chosen GERnétic for the entire well-being of its clientele.

GERnétic was created in 1978 by Albert Laporte, a French cellular biologist and gerontologist, who specialised in the study of the biological aspects of ageing. Laporte developed a cream that both healed burns and scars quickly, but also improved the overall health and condition of skin. “The range is based on advanced biotechnology and cellular biology; the latter being a discipline that studies the physiological properties of cells, including their structure, nutritional needs, life cycle, division and death,” says owner Wendy Barker. “GERnétic recognises that cellular therapy is a powerful way of treating any organ, including the skin. It can harness the body’s

ability to recover its health and harmony when its cells are properly nourished.” She says the products encourage skin to repair itself, balance its functions and strengthen its immunity for better protection against environmental aggressions. “The Synchro cream is one such product in the range. Renowned for its unrivalled anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, regenerating and healing capabilities, it can also be purchased from Beauty Progress.” The beauty salon is located at Unit 1/171 Waltham Road. To book your appointment phone (03) 379 4315, email, or visit the website below.

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Maintaining brain health WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

If you had to choose between good physical health or good cognitive function, which would it be?


t may surprise you to learn that more people fear losing their mind than their physical health, yet according to the Research & Development Director at American-based ChivaSom, Dr Jason Culp, there are five simple ways to help avoid this. A naturopath doctor, his focus on primary care is intended to help treat and prevent chronic or acute diseases using a combination of conventional medicines and traditional holistic philosophies. “Those of us who have witnessed a loved one slip away through Alzheimer’s disease, understand too well about the major detriment that cognitive decline has on all aspects of health and wellbeing,” he says. “Although we cannot be certain of the future, the great news is there are simple and practical ways of promoting your brain health and cognitive function. Additionally, there are specific lifestyle practices that can help to ‘grow your brain’ (or at least form new nerves and neural connections in the brain),” he says. This phenomenon is known as “neurogenesis” (neuro meaning nerve, and genesis create new), and Dr Culp says there are five simple and effective ways to promote brain health and help preserve cognitive function. They are:

A diet that is high in unsaturated fats, such as Omega 3, 6, and 9, can help promote the production of new neurons in the brain. Omega fats can be found in salmon, tuna, raw walnuts, cold-pressed olive oil, and freshly-ground flax seeds. Aerobic activity has been shown to elevate moods and improve cognition as well. Research studies have shown that 30 minutes per day of sustained, aerobic activity has a positive impact on nerve growth and brain function. Adequate sleep (six to eight hours uninterrupted) is crucial for learning retention by promoting the growth of new nerve connections. This process is called “neuroplasticity” and takes place each time we learn a new skill or habit. Non-dominant hand exercises (neurobics) such as brushing your teeth, drinking your coffee, or messaging on the phone, can help you form new nerve connections, and improve emotional health and impulse control. Playing an instrument has been found to develop greater connectivity between different brain regions in musicians. The combination of movements with sounds and visual patterns has led to enhanced neuroplasticity as well.

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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.

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Goodies and gifts galore Big, bright new premises equate to more gifts and goodies at Mickey Raes Gifts & Crafts shop in the Hanmer Springs Boulder Point Precinct.


wner Wendy Lamont recently shifted to new premises, right next door to her previous shop in Chisholm Street (across from the duck pond), and now stocks an even bigger range. Craft goodies, gifts for all occasions, baby clothing, educational toys, wool and yarn supplies and even her own label wedding accessories entice visitors and locals inside to peruse the displays. “Having more space meant I could extend some lines I stock, and add new ones,” she laughs. Wendy still stocks the items she loves – fabrics, sewing, knitting, crochet and quilting supplies, craft kits

and haberdashery, as well as an Aladdin’s Cave of other treasures. All the unique giftware is personally selected by Wendy, who runs the shop herself seven days a week. “I have wedding accessories, party supplies and birthday presents. I have New Zealand author books, New Zealand souvenirs, Buxton and Baron leather bags, purses and wallets, and also Diamond Dotz art kits.” No visit to Hanmer would be complete without popping in to see for yourself. You can message Wendy via Mickey Raes Facebook page to order products or via email to

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Amuri Estate is a special luxury destination where you can relax and unwind or take in some of the excitement of Hanmer Springs Winter Festival this July.


t night be captivated by the moonlight dancing on the snowy mountains, by day stay toasty-warm in the lodge or pop into the nearby Hanmer township. The lodge is small, giving it a feeling of exclusivity and general manager Vanessa Orr says there are never a lot of people around. All the rooms have king-size beds and the views are spectacular from all of them. And it is adults only. The welcoming atmosphere is highlighted by a beautiful cheese board and bottle of wine waiting for you when you check in.

Vanessa says winter is a particularly magical time at their place. “The sunsets and sunrises are really special this time of year. The light is amazing. You should have seen the super blood moon!” Maybe you will need to book ahead for the next one? In the meantime, Amuri Estate is hosting the Winter Festival masquerade ball on July 3, so make sure you book your room and get your tickets by calling Vanessa 027 554 4056 or (03) 3155 351, emailing or visiting the website below.

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TICKLE YOUR TASTEBUDS! Gordon’s Chilli & Honey Flavoured Pickled Onions …not for the faint-hearted! 1kg - $4.50 - call in to taste!

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Decades of deliciousness For decades Pasta Vera has filled homes with a little taste of Italy. Their delicious, mouth-watering range of pasta is made using locally sourced ingredients and a whole lot of love and passion.

or 20 years, the 100 percent New Zealand owned and operated business, has used locally sourced ingredients to produce the highest quality products for their customers. Every good story has to start somewhere. Cantabrian couple Linda Murphy and Phil Bennett (pictured) set their sights abroad and as a result, seeded a dream of starting their own business. “After travelling and falling in love with Italy and Italian food, we returned to New Zealand and have been making pasta in Christchurch for 20 years,” the pair explain. And it’s clear that the business owners’ passion and love for product seeps right down to their staff. “It has been an awesome ride watching the company grow from five staff to where it is today,” says Pasta Vera team member Tania Carman. Keep up to date with Pasta Vera on Facebook and Instagram for new winter warmer recipes with Jax Hamilton, shop specials and competitions.

Best in brewing At Wigram Brewing company the service philosophy is that beer is a language and communication is everything. And with over 17 years in the industry and an extensive range to show for it… it is fair to say they know what they are talking about.


aid range includes pilsners, stouts and all the shades in between, including a honey ale, wheat beers, porters, scotch ales, pale ales and lagers. Clearly there is a strong sense of pride within the ranks. “We were at the start of the craft beer movement and like any craft honed over time, it is now in our blood, our livelihood, our culture and forever

locked into our DNA,” says Promotions Coordinator Caroline McGurk. With that passion came the recent inception of a special project. Hangar57 was set up with the aim of “creating a space for our locals to walk down to and enjoy brews in their own local craft brewery. Hangar57 reflects our love of beer, brewing, family and a distinctly Kiwi

DIY attitude.” Good news! If you fall in love with the space… you can hire it. Whether it is to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or anything party related – make Hangar57 the backdrop for your next event. Visit the brewery at 57 Sonter Road, search Wigram Brewing Company on Facebook, or phone (03) 343 4493. Metropol 24 June, 2021 41




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Favourite foodie ‘grams WORDS MORGAN TAIT

When it comes to meal inspiration, one place you can always count on finding something new is the internet. And in particular, Instagram is establishing itself as a hub not only for recipe sharing, but for bringing food lovers together to indulge in all things edible.


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@Alexskitchenstory Kiwi-in-London Alex Haslop has built quite the Insta following with her delicious and nutrient-packed recipes. Built on the premise of “removing the mental load of cooking,” Alex uses simple ingredients and posts the easy-to-follow recipes on her ‘gram and website. Follow Alex for colour- and vege-ful curries, salads, and stir fries.


@eatlitfood Auckland food blogger Albert Cho is a force to be reckoned with. He’s blown up online for his frank, hilarious and NSFW hospitality reviews in New Zealand and abroad. Albert’s take on Kiwi cuisine is enriched by his Korean heritage, ensuring a scroll through his Insta is an experience as educating as it is entertaining.


@stanleytucci Did you SEE his lockdown Negroni? Since the IGTV masterclass for the three-ingredient cocktail aired, actor and food lover Tucci has been offering up more cooking classes on his IG, and we can’t get enough.


@TwoRawSisters Cantabrian sisters Rosa and Margo Flannagan are plant-powered pros. With their own cooking school at The Welder, two recipe books, and a supermarket salad line – it’s easy to see why they have such a following.


@annabellangbein With 25 cookbooks under her belt, it’s no surprise New Zealand chef Annabel Langbein’s recipes attract eyeballs online, too. Her Insta grid doubles as a source of recipe inspiration and a peek behind the curtain of her hunt, gather, feast ethos.


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Legendary lunches to dining and nightlife Christchurch favourite Viaduct Restaurant has done it again with a revamped menu upping the ante in winter dining stakes along Oxford Terrace.


op of the must-do list at this multidimensional eatery overlooking the Avon River is a new Legendary Lunch with drinks package available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You won’t go hungry with this one, or thirsty either! The three-course menu includes a two-hour complementary beverage package and is ideal for groups, special occasion and all

manner of gatherings. Then again who needs an excuse to wile away the time eating and drinking in comfort and style? A modern tavern on level 1 at the centre of The Terrace, Viaduct has an upmarket yet casual atmosphere. Founder and experienced hospitality operator Jonathan Botherway, together with head chef Robert Kimi are

New winter menu! Check out our delicious food & cocktails! Fine BBQ smoked meats, seafood and salads. Come relax and enjoy the best view on‘The Terrace’. Level 1, 134 Oxford Terrace, Chch 44 24 June, 2021 Metropol

Open 6 days, Tue-Sun from 4pm to late. Lunch Sat & Sun 1pm to 4pm. 4 New Regent St, Christchurch Book online or call 03 365 1560

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

been cleverly designed to transition from daytime and early evening dining to a late-night dance floor, reminiscent of the former Viaduct and di lusso’s famous after-dark atmosphere. “We’ve created the bar and restaurant layout and interior design so that wining and dining can naturally progress into a more casual setting as our guests see fit.” says Jonathan. The new di lusso roof top bar will open alongside Viaduct in September Viaduct is a great functiuon venue, it can accommodate 80 people for a seated meal or up to 200 for canape-style functions. Di lusso will be able to cater for 60 seated diners, and up to 100 guests at canape-style functions. “Viaduct and di lusso are versatile destinations for those seeking a laid-back, high quality hospitality experience – whether that is for a long lunch, or work drinks and everything in between,” Jonathan adds. To book your function contact Jonathan direct by emailing or for other bookings visit the website below.

responsible for the exciting menu offerings, designed for all palates and occasions. From small plates, burgers, shared platters, gourmet salads and large plates to desserts and drinks, options are plentiful and mouth-watering. A succulent selection of smoked meats includes lamb shoulder, pork belly, sirloin and ribeye steaks, and char-grilled skewers. This is barbecuing Kiwi style for you to enjoy at all hours of the day and into the night, casual dining and alfresco on the balcony. A daily happy hour runs from 4pm to 6pm six afternoons a week with $6 house wines and selected tap beers, leading into nighttime wining and dining. The menu is designed to be served for lunch from 12pm till 3.30pm and dinner from 5pm, with a separate snack menu of more charcuterie-style platters for those in-between times. The action doesn’t stop when the kitchen closes. The fit-out of the first-floor bar has

TOP RIGHT: Smoked pork belly burger served with waffle fries. ABOVE: Smoked meat platter for two is a champion of the meat menu.





It can be tough deciding on what to fill your glass with when it comes time to enjoy a cold brew, and as the popularity of craft beers and brewed beverages continues to increase – the choices become even harder. So, when it comes to the brews making waves as trend-setting tipples in 2021, Metropol has investigated.




So popular are hazy beers, that a new category had to be created for them at the recent 2021 New World Beer & Cider Awards. Featuring flavours of tropical fruit with a typically creamy body and sweet finish, these brews are flying out of craft and established brewery taps countrywide.

Hard seltzer, a fermented and carbonated fruitbased alcohol, has taken the world by storm in the past year. Some are made from wine, beer or cider bases, while others springboard from vodka. Alongside alcoholic ginger beer and kombucha, these brews also got their own new class at the above awards – a first for any national competition in the world. Must be popular!

Our favourite sugar-free probiotic fizzy fruit drinks have taken a quirkier turn in recent times, as they have taken an R18 turn into the alcohol market. The perfect balance of bitter and subtle sweetness, an alcoholic kombucha has a beer element, but with its fizzy, fruity and gluten-free properties is much lighter and sweeter.

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Stocking up on staples

Old Pulteney 12-year-old A deep amber, almost red in hue with a slight hint of sea air on the scent. Vanilla sweetness with a marzipan nuttiness. It’s a deep taste from a northern Scottish distillery for a new palate.

700ml $69.99

Metropol writer Nicholas Henare samples a few of the top drops on offer at Big Daddy’s Liquor this month.

Big Daddy’s Stores Blenheim Road (03) 343 1523 280 Blenheim Rd, Brougham Street (03) 366 5737 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,

Started in the 1990s, Gold Reserve is luxurious, smooth whisky with vanilla, heather honey, woody, and dark fruit notes. A sweet smoky finish and another brilliant whisky from one of the world’s biggest sellers. I first tried it with French chef Manu Fieldel. His food tastes great, the whisky was just as good.

700ml $79.99

Johnnie Walker White Walker


f you are just starting out in your beverage experience this month, see some great introductory bottles that are easy on the palate and good on the pocket too with Big Daddy’s specials. Johnnie Walker is a staple in most beverage cabinets and it is great to see the White Walker on release. Wild Turkey is a GREAT Bourbon and excellent straight. Jiu Jiu Vodka is from Golden Bay’s Kiwi Spirit Distiller, and a nice clean vodka is a great base for any martini. Take 45mls of Jiu Jiu Vodka, 15 ml of dry vermouth, 10 ml of olive brine in a shaker with ice and voila, the perfect dirty martini.

Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve

Wild Turkey Long Branch Wild Turkey and I have had some great nights and the “Long Branch” is an 8-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon refined with American oak and Texas mesquite charcoal making a smooth as silk double gold award winning bourbon. It’s my favourite bourbon for a reason and this small batch refinement is well worth a sip.

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Something special from the Johnnie Walker stables. If you’re thinking “Game of Thrones” you’re on the money. Serve ice cold and this whisky will scare you. From the frozen north of Scotland think black pepper and cinnamon with a smoky finish. Winter is here!

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Jiu Jiu Vodka Jiu Jiu vodka is triple distilled, and charcoal filtered with Golden Bay’s crystal clear aquifer spring water. A magical yet simple mixture creating a superb pure topquality vodka for the discerning taste.

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Ingredients 800g of venison medallions, cubed 2 quinces (peeled and quartered) ½ lemon 1 cinnamon quill 2 cloves 2 cups of pinot noir (or red wine) Mash 4 medium potatoes 1 tsp freshly grated horseradish (or ½ tsp pre-grated horseradish) 1 clove of cooked garlic 50g butter 1/3 cup of milk 1 pinch nutmeg Salt & white pepper Sauce 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp butter Salt 2 shallots, minced 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ cup brown sugar 1 cup pinot noir ½ cup of quince syrup from cooking liquid 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 cup of strong venison stock

Method 1


Cook the potatoes until soft. Peel them and mash in a bowl. Add the horseradish and garlic. Mix with the butter and milk and season with nutmeg, salt and white pepper.


Season the venison cubes with pepper and sear in a hot pan with oil and butter, for a couple of minutes.


When venison is cooked medium rare, put aside in a warm place and season with salt. Add butter to the pan and cook the shallots and garlic until soft.


Add the sugar and the remaining wet ingredients and reduce to the desired flavour. Beat cold butter into the sauce so that it becomes an emulsion.

PHOTO Graham Brown

Oh deer Venison Ragout SERVES 4-5


Served with quinces poached in pinot noir and tasty horseradish mashed potatoes, this is winter fare at its hearty best. 48 24 June, 2021 Metropol

Place quinces, lemon, cinnamon, cloves and pinot noir in a pot and simmer until the quinces are soft. Cool in liquid.


Add the venison and the quinces and warm everything. Be careful not to further cook the venison.

In your kitchen

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Enjoy our butterless range of sweet/savoury in-house baked goods with barista coffee or tea or the nutritious Black Sesame Latte. Try unique food like Spiced Coffee Brownies, Sesame Cake, Cranberry & Cream Cheese Scones, or pastries with Osmanthus flower as an ingredient, for a new experience and taste. 5/21 Bealey Ave, Merivale. Ph: 03 365 0721

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Simply delicious! 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

BIG BANG CHICKEN & SUSHI Korean Fried “Yum Yum” Chicken Spicy, Sweet Soy & Garlic, Lemon. New original style Juicy Tenders in-store now. Online orders: Phone orders: 03 386 2880 114 Marshland Road, Shirley

Treat your tastebuds and support a fabulous local eatery at the same time. The only hard part is deciding where to go first!

VINEYARD VALLEY FOOD CART Chef Barb’s amazing food made daily is voted amazing by her customers. Pies, sausage rolls, bacon & egg rolls, sandwiches and more. Full range of barista coffees plus homemade hot soup. Friday night fish & chips 5-7.30pm. Easy access situated by the gas station. Open 5am to 2pm Monday to Friday. 6 Mt Cass Rd, Carrfields Waipara Junction

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

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 Metropol 24 June, 2021 49

home Jenny Drury (Ketz-ke owner)

Yon Kavvas (Claybird owner)

Designer ceramics WORDS JESS MURRAY

It is hard enough to keep up with the latest fashion trends, let alone the ones within your four walls. Kill two (Clay)birds with one stone with this pairing.


eloved brands, fashion label Ketz-ke and Claybird ceramics have dished out (pun intended) a Kiwi collab worth talking about. Pictured is their 28cm serving plate, available in splat and drip designs, perfect for hosting in style, whether it is to support a charcuterie offering or a high tea menu. Noticeable is Claybird’s perfectly imperfect hand casting and Ketz-ke’s statement prints. This is not the duo’s first rodeo together, in fact it’s their third. A mug and a cake plate have already hit the market, and both were speedy sell-outs. The creative collaboration is available in stores from July, and you might want to get your hands on it while you can.

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Gyrofish Vampire Wine Sippers.

Sawdust Bureau handcrafted Plonk Bar.

Zafferano Provenzale wine goblet in aquamarine.

Beysis jade straws.

Aura Home Maison Balzac carafe in teal. CURATED BY LYNDA PAPESCH

Pillow Talk Briella wine glass.

Bubbly water, wine and even beer looks and tastes better when served in sparkling glass vessels. From hand and mouth blown beauties to mass produced, options of styles, and colours are endless and there certainly is a glass for every drink. Storage options, bars and accessories are also there to suit all tastes. Here are a few suggestions from Metropol.

Five and Dime hexagonal brass finish wine rack.

Horgans black ice bucket. Annabel James shell wine cooler. Metropol 24 June, 2021 51

Artistic combinations Bauhaus design is renowned for its unique aesthetic combining fine arts with arts and crafts, as well as for its enduring influence on modern and contemporary art.

FURNISHINGS: Chaise and chunky throw from Nood, cushion covers and splatter vase (before painting) from H&M Home, all other furnishings are stylist’s own.

MOODBOARD: Background in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash, A4 drawdown swatches in (left to right) Resene Santas Grey, Resene Americano, Resene Jaguar, Resene Grey Chateau and Resene Quarter Surrender, vases in Resene Sea Fog (top) and Resene Americano with splatters in Resene Grey Chateau (bottom), round dish in Resene Lola.

Styling Kate Alexander | Photography Bryce Carleton


auhaus principles focus on minimalism and form following function, meaning spaces that follow these guidelines are filled with simple but elegant geometric shapes designed to be functional but never boring. These are applied in this room where the plinth, painted in Resene Santas Grey, and an hourglass-shaped side table provide symmetrical and geometrical points of interest. The beauty of adding a simple

mural into this kind of minimalist space is that it gives the room a slight creative edge, lifting the space to something beyond its finite parts. Introduce warmer hues with a bunch of dried blooms in wheaten tones and pull more of this colour through with cushions and throws in colours similar to ochre Resene Apache and cream Resene Astra. Add natural textures like a woven rug or

rattan basket if you want a more earthy palette. Gentle colours work particularly well in this look, so bring in an assortment of soft furnishings in neutrals like beige Resene Half Joss, Resene Napa and Resene Rice Cake for added comfort. The versatility of a style that is centred on balance and fewer things means you can achieve a striking composition with minimal effort.

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MEET THE DEVELOPERS the commercial, industrial and apartment buildings construction industry. Clearwater Construction is a privately owned company that strives for “best practice” in all areas of operation including governance. One of its key strengths is that it is a building and development company with a strong civil engineering base, giving it good knowledge about designing costeffective structures. “We are able to quickly cost various options which leads to our design process being more efficient and non-repetitive,” says Mike. Following the 2011 earthquakes, Mike teamed up with Richard Diver to form Countrywide Developments to develop commercial buildings in Christchurch immediately after the damage. “Richard was primarily responsible for finding the sites and tenanting and we were primarily responsible for managing the design and

We are able to quickly cost various options which leads to our design process being more efficient and non-repetitive Mike Sullivan

Sterling, professional construction reputation Mention the name Clearwater Construction and numerous local buildings immediately spring to mind. WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH


uildings such as the Viterra Stockfeed facility in the Rolleston Business Park, Saunders & Co., Buddle Findlay, Nexia, The Bog Irish Pub and Verizon, all in Victoria Street, the CDHB in Oxford Terrace, Access Solutions Nga Mahi St, Sockburn and so the list goes on. Add to it the Vulcan Steel distribution facility in Waterloo Business Park, the Lichfield St carpark at the Christchurch

City Council and many more. All of these help cement the company’s well-earned reputation for professionalism and a high level of technical expertise originating from its roots in engineering and construction. Managing director Mike Sullivan founded the company in 1984 and it has steadily grown during the last 40 years to become a leading and respected player in

build. A great partnership,” he recalls. “We constructed the first multi-storey office block post the 2011 quakes at 85 Victoria St with Buddle Findlay as our anchor tenant.” Since then, dozens of projects have been completed throughout Christchurch and further afield including Auckland. The latter include the Outlook Apartments at Kohimarama and the Bed Bath & Beyond Distribution facility at Wiri. Auckland projects also impressively include the structure for the prestigious Westfield shopping centre on Broadway, New Market. Currently in Christchurch, Clearwater Construction is handling the Spire Hotel and apartments project in Kilmore Street, due for completion this November. Other current projects include several in Auckland, a Greenlane medical centre, the Elm Apartments and Wairua Apartments in Remuera and starting in January a new block of apartments in Parnell.

Clearwater Construction Ground Floor, 123 Victoria Street, Christchurch Ph: 09 835 0422 Metropol 24 June, 2021 53

Visions expertly brought to life Personal service, expertly crafted customised furniture and upholstery, and attention to detail make McDonald & Hartshorne Quality Furniture Specialists the people to call on for a fresh new look


ompany co-director Keith Hartshorne personally deals with clients in one-on-

one consultations, enabling him to determine clients’ needs. In-home visits assist with fabric

selection and measuring up to deliver the best seating design for each client’s space.

“I visit clients because it’s important to see their vision for the space that they want furnished, and so that we get the seating design absolutely right,” he explains. Versatility is the key to success which is why the company proudly source the best from Christchurch (and New Zealand) manufacturers. That, coupled with the skills of expert upholsterer and codirector Steve McDonald, means the business can deliver exactly what its clients want. The pieces are manufactured off-site by local quality suppliers, but its retail showroom displays some of the new furniture available with the latest fabric and leather options. “One is the versatile Milton corner lounge suite, and customised ottoman (pictured), both available in fabric or leather sourced from New Zealand tanneries, and with a choice of inners,” says Keith. Give him a call on (03) 371 7500, email sales@, visit the company showroom at 424 St Asaph Street Christchurch, or check out the website below.

We’ve got you re-covered 100s of fabrics to choose from 424 ST ASAPH ST! P. 371 7500

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HOME Christchurch’s best homewares and gifts to beautify your home and spoil those closest to you.










1. Dandelion Seed Pod Print 80 x 53cm available at Any Excuse 3/4 Eastfield Dr Lincoln. 2. Suzy Platt Marchese Haute available at Art & Frame 130 Riccarton Road 3. Elise Chair Dark Aqua Velvet other colours available at Interior Warehouse 136 Moorhouse Ave 4. Winter Throws available at Coco Gifts 63 Rutland Street 5. Custom Made Credenza available in other finishes at Furniture Dimensions 6. Maison Levy Bleu Cushion available at French Blue 9a Normans Road 7. Climbing Men available at Interior Warehouse 136 Moorhouse Ave 8. KitchenAid Metallic Accessories available at Total Food Equipment 218 Moorhouse Ave 9. Flax Leaf Lamp (Battery) available at Malthouse Cottage Homeware & Gifts 69 Colombo St

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Huawei? Yes way While it may conjure up concerns about privacy for some, there’s one thing for sure – the biggest electronics company on the planet, Huawei, produces a quality product. Metropol’s gadget guru Ian Knott looks at its latest fitness band.


hen it comes to battery life, Huawei absolutely wipe the floor with the competition. Most smartwatches, even the most expensive, get two to five days out of a full charge. Huawei boast two weeks and having been a Huawei GT watch user for a couple of years, I can confirm that I still get 10 to 14 days usage. Its latest smartwatch/fitness band, the Huawei Band 6 brings a heap of mid-level features at a very attractive entry-level price. The sleek rectangular design weighs in at 18g and measures 43 x 25.4 x 10.99mm so it sits well on most wrists – especially with the silicone rubber strap – which is one of the most comfortable I’ve encountered. The Band 6 is water resistant to 50m, so don’t worry if you forget you’re wearing it and jump in the shower or pool. Being at the more affordable end of the market ($129), there are some

trade-offs when it comes to features. There is no built-in GPS tracking, so you’ll need your phone handy if you want to track those long runs or cycles. You also can’t answer calls (you can decline only) or reply to messages in any way. Despite those relatively minor limitations, the Band 6 has everything else you’d ever need, including 96 different workouts and sleep/stress/ menstrual and blood oxygen monitors. Simply download the Huawei Health app to your phone (Android or iOS) and you are introduced to a world of information about yourself that you didn’t even realise you wanted to know. You can also choose between a range of watch faces to suit your tastes and what information you want to see. As a footnote, I hear ‘Huawei’ get pronounced differently by so many. It’s actually quite straight forward – make sure you pronounce the ‘H’ – as in ‘Hwaa way’.

Pros: Almost fully featured at an entry-level price. Huge battery life. Extremely comfortable.

Cons: May lack a couple of features for the high-end user.

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Adairs Moritz FUR SLIPPERS.

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Luxe Microfibre blankets. Adairs Ultrasoft bath robe.


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Who needs an excuse to have breakfast in bed? Cold days, wet days, special days or just any day is the perfect time to lie in, relax and be waited on. From coffee and croissants to Earl Grey tea and toast, so long as it is served with loving care it will make someone’s day. Here are some ideas from Metropol to make serving brekkie in bed extra special.

iWOODESIGN Warm walnut pamper tray

Marimekko OIVA teapot.

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A helping hand Big life changes often go hand-in-hand with big clean-ups. Two very special services offered by Clean Break are helping elderly people move from their homes into care, and helping families put deceased estates in order.

renda Price, the owner of Clean Break has a natural understanding of the elderly, having come from a healthcare background. “It is often heartbreaking for families to go through their loved ones’ things when they die. They find it incredibly beneficial to have someone else help them make decisions around their belongings.” Brenda will walk through the home with the family and note what needs to be packed up and where things need to be sent, she can arrange shipping, too. And uniquely, Brenda will take care of a beloved pet, if the family cannot take it. “I’ll take it home and look after it until I find it a loving home.” Clean Break will clean up inside and sort out the garden and its services also include advising on and organising charitable donations. The families’ satisfaction is where Brenda gets her satisfaction. To discuss how she can help you, give her a call on 022 683 0822, email brenda@cleanbreakchristchurch. or visit the website below.

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Let us take care of: • Thorough cleaning • Rubbish removal • Donations to charities

Talk to us about furniture restoration and retrofitting double glazing to wooden windows too.

• Packing of belongings • Finding homes for pets • Repairs and gardening

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What’s Story? YOUR


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Family at the

Hall of 2012 Harcourts Fame.


“Good stories surprise us; they make us think and feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that a PowerPoint crammed with bar graphs never can.” - Jo Lazauskes and Shane Snow, The Storytelling Edge. Through May and June, the Real Estate fraternity (Harcourts gold included) usually share their stories of success. Full pages in our daily papers and magazines, billboard advertisements and various social media posts to highlight the accomplishments of numerous top performers. These often include (at my last count) at least six different top twenties, each very deserving of their recognition! Harcourts gold Papanui have recently been acknowledged as the number one office for Harcourts internationally out of over 900 others, for the fourth year running. It’s an achievement worth celebrating and one that’s grown from very humble origins. At our recent in-house awards, I shared our origin story to the team, and it reminded me of the years of work that preceded the minutes of glory.

Harcourts gold began as a franchise of four offices (the same four we have 2018 2019



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today - although it once included the West Coast and Wanaka) and was first formed in 1998. We purchased the Papanui office less than six months prior to the franchise being formed and the leap to take on three more was an act of blind faith and trust. This was helped enormously by the support of our long term mentor Stephen Collins. His believed strongly in playing life forward and backing the underdogs (which is what we definitely were). His belief in us and what we could accomplish sustained us in the darkest of moments, and we can never thank him enough.

Our initial start saw us take on a company with only five consultants (the majority having walked out the door when we walked in), and only 17 listings between us. With more debt than we could imagine but a deeply held desire to succeed, we worked to build the business and our profiles. There were four partners then (as there is again now) and although two have since moved on to other ventures, I am grateful to both of them for their commitment over those early years. To be brutally honest with you – what I do remember from those years is a bit of a blur. Work and people, people and work, more people and more work. Debts paid off, larger debts gained, sleepless nights, and the birth of my first child, who recently has turned 21. Success followed, albeit quietly at first but it soon became loudly acknowledged within the Harcourts brand nationally as well as internationally. Over the last financial year (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021) the Harcourts gold team wrote $1,016,266,237 worth of property sales and listed 1,422 properties. We are a company of 140 and have an incredible business comprised of four offices, an outstanding international team, a property management division, and a bespoke home staging company.

We grow people, we give back and

we’re still writing our own individual story. It’s a story that no bar graph or set of statistics could convey. It’s deep, personal and the essence of who our ownership team of John, Chris, Cameron and I are. Thank you for letting me share some of it with you.

Lynette McFadden

Harcourts gold Business Owner 027 432 0447



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Each December, The Pantone Colour of the Year is looked upon to spark inspiration in the interior and design world.


n 2021, for only the second time in its 22-year history, Pantone selected two colours to define the year. The two independent colours, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a bold and brilliant yellow, show how different elements can combine to tell a story of colour. Grey is strong and

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dependable, while yellow is warm and friendly. When used together, these colours create a feeling of comfort and resilience, with an uplifting optimism flowing through. This is Metropol’s effortless and subtle take on using these colours (and their meanings) throughout your home.

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Feed the native birds Setting up a feeding station in your garden is one way to attract native birds, and also to ensure our precious feathered friends have enough to eat during the harsher months. New Zealand Forest and Bird encourages residents to supplement the feed of native birds – many of which eat nectar, fruit, and insects – by giving them their own feeding tables. Getting used to eating at the table might take some birds a while to learn, but it is important


to ensure that any feeding stations are topped up regularly in winter and early spring when natural food sources are more limited. Keep an eye out in the garden for kererū (wood pigeon), korimako (bellbird), kōtare (kingfisher), pīwakawaka

If you want to attract only native birds then do not use seeds and grain. They attract introduced birds that out-compete natives. Avoid bread as well, and milk. The latter cannot be digested by birds and causes stomach upsets. Fermented dairy products such as cheese are okay. Never put out honey or honey/water for birds. Birds love it, so do bees, so this practice can spread bee diseases. Cooked oats or porridge are not a good idea as they can harden around a bird’s beak, says Forest and Bird. Uncooked oats are okay.

(fantail), riroriro (grey warbler), tauhou (silvereye) and tūī. Growing native plants and shrubs is the best way to attract native birds to your garden. Try growing species that provide nectar, seeds, and berries all year-round so birds always have food available to them.


Native birds that you are likely to attract to your garden prefer to eat fruit, nectar, insects, and foliage. The kererū (wood pigeon) prefers to eat the fruit and foliage of native plants, while others like different food. One way to build up a food supply for them is to leave the leaves on the ground when they fall off plants and shrubs. Over time, a thick layer of mulch will build up. This boosts insect populations, which provides a great food source for insectivorous birds. Try hammering some nails into a board and securing pieces of fruit to the table. Half-cut oranges, apples, and pears can attract tauhou, korimako and tūī.

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A wordly affair

OneWorld Collection opened their doors in Christchurch last month and invited customers, designers, family and friends to celebrate. You can find the store at 114 Carlyle St in Sydenham.

Photos by Jane Wyles Photography, for copies email Check Metropol’s Facebook for more from this event.

1. David Fine, Sandra Mclay, Grant Platt, Denise Bird 2. David Dingwall, Elle Chrisp 3. Heather & David Fine 4. Brent & Jacqui Dow, Judy & Ivan Pethig 5. Sara Candlish, Petra Ernst 6. Sue & Sam Hauser-Deakin, Deborah & Tony Young

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The continually evolving architecture of the Garden City brings new visual attractions every day with the changing architectural typography. New buildings facades catch the eye, interspersed with grand old and renovated heritage survivors. Interesting angles, colours and materials juxtaposition with archetypal classic and contemporary concrete and stone buildings, and the buzz of a new era of forward thinking urban development.

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Future accelerators

Aerospace momentum

Most of you will have seen or heard reports from the Climate Change Commission’s recommendations to Government to get New Zealand to carbon zero by 2050.

With an estimated $360 billion value, the global aerospace sector represents a huge opportunity for our region.

The recommendations summarise neatly into more EV, more public transport, less gas, fewer sheep, and better dairying practices, but let’s not forget about innovation and its role as a high impact weapon against pending climate disaster. We must galvanise our Kiwi innovators, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to individually and collectively develop innovative solutions to the myriad problems that must be resolved if we are to avoid disaster. Backed by Orion Group, Ministry of Awesome and Ara Ake, the Orion Energy Accelerator aims to identify and support our most promising energy innovations and help move towards a carbon neutral future. The

programme offers two startup grants worth a combined $25,000 plus potential equity investment from Orion Group. We’ve hit our first milestone with 11 startups from across New Zealand joining the accelerator this month. From electric tractors to powering the energy poor, each of the startup ventures are innovations that will help achieve our carbon neutral future. We can’t think of any bigger problem to solve than climate change. We are so grateful for the leadership that Orion Group has demonstrated alongside Ara Ake in looking to innovation for potential pathways for our low emission future.

Canterbury has the perfect geography and airspace for testing aircraft and autonomous prototypes, and is home to the best in engineering, tech and precision component manufacturing. Aerospace and future transport is one of our key growth sectors – we’re working with iwi, industry, tertiaries, and research bodies to build on the region’s geographic advantages and existing talent pool to ensure sustainable growth for our economy, environment and community. The world is taking notice. NASA has recently partnered with New Zealand under the Artemis Accords to guide the safe and sustainable exploration of space and to explicitly seek international collaboration and outsourcing of key technology solutions. This will enable start-ups, such as Kea Aerospace which

is developing an unmanned high-altitude solar aircraft, to make the most of international connections and information sharing. Closer to home, the Crown and Katōrete Ltd are progressing a joint venture, Project Tāwhaki, which will see Kaitōrete Spit protected and rejuvenated and the development of aerospace R&D facilities, including a possible launch facility. This will enable high-growth businesses such as Dawn Aerospace, which has just received a major funding boost from New Zealand’s largest tech investment firm, to continue its growth and expansion from here in Ōtautahi Christchurch. The momentum of the aerospace and future transport sector is building here in Waitaha Canterbury and we’re here for it.


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Ongoing shovel projects

Illuminating our city

In addition to the Anchor Projects that I’ve been updating you on in this column, our company is overseeing the Crown’s support for 18 local ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects that will provide real benefits for our community.

Tīrama Mai – meaning to illuminate or bring light – is an exciting new lighting event celebrating Matariki in the heart of the city.

You may recall that after last year’s Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, the Government announced that it would help stimulate the economy with a Shovel Ready Project Fund for well-advanced infrastructure initiatives. Ōtākaro is administering $137m of support for a variety of projects that, together with other funding, have a total value of $248m. Two of these projects have already been completed. The new Taylor’s Mistake Surf Life Saving Clubhouse opened in February, the South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club’s new facility opened in May, and the neighbouring New Brighton Surf Life Saving Club’s new premises are progressing well. Six projects are major cycle routes being undertaken by

Christchurch’s City Council and, continuing with the recreation theme, there are softball, tennis, and other sporting and community facilities in the eastern suburbs. There are two medical projects: accommodation for Bone Marrow Cancer Trust patients and their families, and an accommodation and support services building for the Cancer Society’s Canterbury West Coast Division. Two other projects, the Ashburton District Council’s new Library and Civic Centre, and stormwater and flood prevention improvements at Kaiapoi, are also under way. It’s satisfying to see progress with these varied and worthy projects.

From 6pm to 11pm every night until 10 July, we will get to enjoy a series of innovative lighting installations, projections and illuminated artworks created by some of Canterbury’s best lighting artists. The Arts Centre, Worcester Boulevard, Victoria Square, the Ōtākaro Avon River Precinct, and New Brighton will all have lighting displays to brighten up the winter nights. Lighting events have proved popular in the city in the past, and we know that this new festival will be something the public will embrace and enjoy. So take the opportunity to head to town or New Brighton and see the installations and support the hospitality businesses that will be open

during the event. In addition to the lighting installations, there will be talented entertainers performing on the weekends in the city during the lighting festival. There’s also the Matariki Fireworks Spectacular happening in New Brighton on Saturday 10 July to mark the end of Tīrama Mai and the beginning of KidsFest. We have also installed panels in the central city that have been created by Waltham-based Maui Studios to help tell the story of Matariki. And the highlight for me is knowing that all the installations and artworks have been created by local artists. So this another chance to showcase local talent. Enjoy!

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Inside Montrose Station Homestead. PHOTO Wayne Hurtchinson.

Winning heritage builds This month’s Canterbury Heritage Awards celebrated nine winners across six categories, with Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House taking home the Supreme Award.


ame Anna Crighton, Chair of the Awards, commented that “The occasion was to applaud, acclaim and celebrate the work from all entrants. The benchmark of the entries was set really high – even to make the final is a major achievement this year against stiff

competition. The judges had a difficult dilemma in making their decisions. If left to me, everyone would be a winner!” Kate and Walter Sheppard’s 1888 kauri villa was purchased by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga in 2019 for the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in

New Zealand. The house has been adapted to a visitor destination to celebrate Kate Sheppard’s life and achievements, the suffrage movement and its legacy of social change. A structural remediation project was followed by the development of an exhibition conveying layered stories and timelines in the front four rooms of the house. This exhibition balances respect for the heritage fabric of the house with inclusive and engaging 21st century interpretation. The rear spaces of the house have been carefully adapted for public education and space for gatherings. This project has balanced a respect for tangible and intangible heritage that will resonate with, and inspire, all who visit.


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Other winners were:

Moveable Feasts Heritage Tourism Award – Awaroa/Godley Head Coastal Defence Site (Department of Conservation); Certificate of Special Recognition, Riverside Market Mural (Riverside Ltd). Ceres NZ Public Realm – Saved and Restored Award – Joint winners: School of Art, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora) and Balmoral Fire Lookout (Hawarden Waikari Lions Club). Maiden Group Domestic Saved and Restored Award – Joint winners: Montrose Station Homestead (Wilson & Hill Architects) and The Britten Stables (Isabelle and Tim Weston).

Heritage New Zealand Outstanding Contribution to Heritage Award – Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House (Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga). In Memory of Stephen Collins Seismic Award – Sacred Heart Basilica (WSP NZ Ltd). Warren and Mahoney Future Heritage Award – Tūranga Christchurch Central Library (Architectus). ChristchurchNZ Supreme Award and recipient of the Blue Plaque - Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House (Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga).

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Firing on all rockets WORDS LYNDA PAPESCH

The recent launch of the Crown and Kaitōrete Ltd’s joint venture, Project Tāwhaki, provides a much-needed boost to Canterbury’s fledgling aerospace industry

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he joint venture has bought 1000ha on the Kaitōrete Spit, looking to protect and rejuvenate its unique environment and to develop aerospace R&D facilities, including a possible launch facility. Pundits view it as a significant step towards developing key infrastructure to support the region’s aerospace and future transport industry, one of four “supernodes” deemed to

have enormous potential to boost Canterbury’s economy. The region is already home to a critical mass of aerospace and future transport businesses, with a current global value of $360 billion, estimated to increase to $2.7 trillion by 2050. New Zealand’s space economy was valued at $1.7 billion in the 2018/9 financial year, employing 12,000 people.

NEW HORIZONS Ōtautahi Christchurch is already one of five Antarctic gateway cities, and was the New Zealand region to develop an aerospace sector plan, building on Canterbury’s geographic advantages such as clear skies, flat plains, and easy international access. Nearly a third of national aerospace engineering graduates come from Canterbury universities providing a local talent pool.

GATEWAY TO SPACE Companies such as Kea Aerospace, which is developing an unmanned high-altitude solar aircraft, Dawn Aerospace, which makes reusable rockets to carry small satellites into space, and Wisk, which is a self-flying, electric aircraft that rises like a helicopter and flies like a plane, are part of that aerospace eco-system and could potentially use Project Tāwhaki’s facilities.

CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE The Kaitōrete Spit is an area of significant cultural importance to the two rūnanga involved in Project Tāwhaki. During the next two years, 5000 native plants and trees will be planted and the land will be fenced to help protect it. The spit also has a history of aerospace research, being used by NASA for suborbital rocket launches in the 1960s.

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Our unique paradise islands are parked squarely in the Roaring 40s and one upshot is that while we can always count on plenty of weather, there is an unpredictability in just what that weather will be. The drylands of Canterbury graphically illustrated the volatility of our climate by becoming very wet indeed, in a short space of time.

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f you have a building project on, one of the things you will need to think about is how to keep your site, well, on the site, when it starts to rain. You don’t want to be wondering what to do while the mud and sawdust is washing into the creek, and that’s where MBC Environmental Solutions comes in. Amongst its impressive

array of environmental services, the team offers management of erosion and sediment on construction sites. “We are experts in maintaining stabilised sites while projects are on the go, avoiding muddy trails off the site and runoff getting into waterways,” says Director Mark Hamilton. Mark and his team can come on board your project right from the beginning and this makes for efficiencies in the consenting process. “With our erosion and sediment control service, we tend to work with small to medium contractors on residential sites across Canterbury, who don’t necessarily have the in-house expertise,” says Mark. “As well as taking on the paperwork for our contractors, they get to avoid the headache of neighbour complaints or a visit from an unhappy inspector.” However, far from being office-based pen-pushers, they also offer boots on the ground. It’s the MBC team onsite building the sediment fences and fitting the sediment control socks. “We apply the techniques that Environment Canterbury includes in its Erosion and Sediment Control toolbox,” says Mark. During construction, full monitoring is also available. “We visit each site regularly and consult with the main

contractor and subbies,” says Mark. “If anything comes up, we can resolve it ‘on-the-hoof’, and we pack it all up and take it away at the end of the job.” That’s only the beginning of the company’s environmental expertise though, as its impressive new website demonstrates. The diverse team offers know-how in a broad range of environmental issues and can often combine everything required on a complex site. “One of our really popular services is licensed asbestos removal,” says Mark. “Post-earthquake demolition has so often left sections contaminated with asbestos. We assist with investigation, removal and remediation so that the site is safe to work on again.” So excellent are its work practices, the team at MBC recently received full international standard ISO 45001 accreditation for Health and Safety, and nationally it has achieved an impressive SiteWise Gold Status thanks to exemplary results. The team has recently launched a new website which sets out the range of services available, as well as testimonials from lots of happy clients. Phone to chat about your environmental solutions on (03) 354 4377 or visit


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Mike Beer with model

Heritage building lives again Yet another of Christchurch’s lost heritage buildings has come back to life in model form.


his time it is the historic Canterbury Jockey Club building that has been recreated as an incredibly detailed model to become the latest new exhibit at Quake City, Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition about the Canterbury earthquakes. The model, crafted over five weeks by local artist

Mike Beer, aka Ghostcat, recreates in miniature one of the many heritage buildings that Christchurch lost after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The Canterbury Jockey Club building on Oxford Terrace was designed by brothers Sidney and Alfred Luttrell in the Edwardian Tudor style and was completed in 1912. Between the 1920s and the 1980s the building also housed the Christchurch Stock Exchange. In later years the building was occupied by hospitality businesses and was home to Liquidity Bar and Restaurant when the earthquakes hit. Although it remained open after the September 2010 quake, the building was badly damaged on 22 February 2011 and was demolished later that year. The Canterbury Jockey Club building was classified as a Category II Heritage Building by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Quake City is open seven days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm at 299 Durham Street. Admission charges apply; accompanied children under 15 years visit free.


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