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From the Editor a huge range of fillings that there really is something for everyone. From salmon and bacon to classic steak and kidney, mince and cheese and just good old mince, they’re hard to resist. Read on and you’ll find out more. I catch up with an internationally renowned flamenco guitarist who is headed this way to entertain you, and talk with a local makeup artist working at New Metropol Circulation Zealand Fashion Week. Like the pies, there is something for everyone in this issue. Fashion is to the fore as usual, ahead of cuisine, home and motoring. What are you waiting for?
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omething beautiful that requires a lot of training is Paul’s description of his art. He’s talking flamenco guitar, a passion of his that he shares with a wide international audience. Currently based with family in New Zealand, he’s sharing his favourite music genre via a series of small intimate concerts and lessons. Not too long ago he was the one taking lessons. His family arrived from Lebanon, escaping a civil war, when he was a baby, and he grew up inspired by their creative musical vibe. Guitar was his choice of instrument and it was while in Lebanon, working at a bar in Beirut, he first heard a gypsy from Spain playing flamenco music. “I remember sitting back stage, listening to him warm up and I fell in love with it (flamenco) then and there.” Paul headed for Spain, bought a guitar and an instruction book, and started learning. “After nine months, I secured my first gig. I had no idea then that it would become my life,” he recalls. Paul remained in Spain for 14 years, studying concert flamenco guitar at the Higher School of Music of Catalonia and graduating with the highest mark possible. He now performs regularly with flamenco dance companies, recitals of flamenco cante (accompanying flamenco singing) and as a soloist.
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While challenging, which is part of what attracted him to it, flamenco guitar is also very rewarding, he explains. “For me it‘s the feeling of flamenco; the combination of playing music in a community group, the harmony of the sound of flamenco guitar and blend of genres such as classic and Arabic harmonies. “The rhythm is electric, fast and with its own heartbeat; you have to be so precise and clear. “Once mastered, it gives a complete sense of freedom.” Normally Paul performs as part of a group, but circumstances have dictated he’s on his own this time, enabling him to perform and at the same time explain some of the nuances, the essence of flamenco in a more intimate setting. “If I can help others understand [flamenco] that would be success for me. Something I can give back to New Zealand. “I’d love to see flamenco grow here so if there are any interested musicians out there, just reach out to me through social media.”
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Double dance debut An ancient sequence of nature and the space between fiction and reality are brought to life in Night Light – an evening of earthy contrast, to be presented by The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) in Christchurch on September 16.
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ight Light shares double billing with another vibrant work, The Fibonacci and Uku – Behind the Canvas by two dynamic New Zealand choreographers. From floating through time and space, observing nature’s mysterious golden spirals in Colombus’ The Fibonacci to grounding down with feeling in Elliott’s Uku - Behind the Canvas where confronting storytelling is at its most raw, these two divine performances delivered one after the other offer an evening of earthy contrast not to be missed. NZDC Co-artistic Director and choreographer of The Fibonacci, Tor Colombus describes Night Light as “a reflective offering in response to this moment in time that we are collectively living through.’’ Co-artistic Director James O’Hara adds the dance “invites us to listen, consider, regather and also to celebrate how fortunate we are in New Zealand right now.” “We are thrilled to share these two dynamically contrasting yet complimentary
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works in this double bill originally commissioned by NZDC Founding Artistic Director, Shona McCullagh,” says O’Hara. The Fibonacci by Colombus explores energy pathways through dance, sound and place in relation to the mathematical Fibonacci sequence. With meditative movement, the work reveals a tapestry of pattern and form, which provokes a feeling of connection to something deeper than the detail of each individual action. The world premiere of emerging Māori choreographer Eddie Elliott’s Uku – Behind the Canvas explores the power of vulnerability and the strength within struggle. With inspiration from visual artist Andy Denzler, Eddie draws from the pūrākau (storytelling) held within Te Ao Māori and weaves it with New Zealand Sign Language to reveal the complexity of his own human experience. Anticipation and intensity are at the heart of movement paired with cleansing uku (clay) which symbolises the relationship between Hineahuone and Tāne – where we have come from and to where we will return.
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Runway looks for Fashion Week Christchurch make-up artist Kristen Stewart heads to Auckland this month to create some amazing looks for New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW). Metropol ﬁnds out exactly what she’s up to and her predictions for upcoming trends.
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ften Kristen Stewart is found teaching others how to pop the wow into their makeup, however it’s her artistic skills to the fore when it comes to NZFW. Director of the Christchurchbased Kristen Stewart School of Make Up, she’s no stranger to NZFW, having been involved with the event since her mother, Dame Pieter Stewart founded it in 2001. This year she returns to it with her team of make-up artists to create stunning runway looks all week long, from August 23 to 29 in Auckland. One of her favourite beauty trends currently she describes as “fresh skin”. “I am so pleased the trend is going back that way instead of layers and layers of foundation and contouring. “Keeping make-up simple and clean with a touch of something, either graphic liner, coloured mascara, cute cheeks or a stained lip.” Looking back over NZFW memorable moments, her highlights have included spending three eye-opening days there with Pamela Anderson. “She taught me so much, like stacking three sets of lashes.” Working on Annah Stretton’s show where she asked a model to go out with a boar’s head on was memorable also, although the funniest show for her was when organisers used some kind laundry detergent flakes as snow on the runway. “The models were slipping over and off the stage,” she recalls.
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One could argue that Flying Nun deﬁned this era of Kiwi music, and there’s a particularly underground ﬂavour to the world that surrounded it.
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The unruly art and design of New Zealand’s maverick record label Flying Nun is on display exclusively at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū from August 21 to November 28. Metropol looks back on the label’s last four decades.
elebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! The Art of Flying Nun brings together original artwork and design, film, record covers, posters and photography from some of New Zealand’s favourite bands. Christchurch Art Gallery Director Blair Jackson describes the exhibition as “colourful and a lot of fun – and closer to the pop art end of the scale”. “One could argue that Flying Nun defined this era of Kiwi music, and there’s a particularly underground flavour to the world that surrounded it. Seeing it today gives you that same buzz – there’s lots of creativity and weirdness to lose yourself in, and we’re expecting music fans from all over New Zealand to make the pilgrimage to see this vivid slice of Kiwi music history all under one roof,” he says. From rare collectable records and vintage posters to original artworks and paste-up designs, this exhibition explores the art and artists behind the music. Bands represented include Straitjacket Fits, Scorched Earth Policy, the Chills, Tall Dwarfs, the Bats, Pin Group, the 3Ds, the Verlaines, the
Dead C, Look Blue Go Purple, the Gordons, Sneaky Feelings and others. The artists who brought their music to visual life include Chris Knox, Lesley McLean, Ronnie van Hout, Robert Scott, Alec Bathgate, John Halvorsen, John Collie, Jane Dodd, Martin Phillipps and more. “On a purely logistical level, Hellzapoppin’! is also one of the bigger exhibitions we’ve had in a while – there’s so many pieces that the majority of the ground floor of the gallery will be taken up with it, with music videos playing on the walls, and that’s before you factor in the stage we have set up for live gigs,” Jackson says. Hellzapoppin’! launches with a free opening party from 7pm on Friday August 20, with performances from some of Aotearoa’s favourite musical acts. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, local acts (from seasoned professionals to enthusiastic amateurs of all ages) will be invited to perform special one-of-a-kind free gigs onstage. Visitors can also enjoy talks, demonstrations, performances, screen-printing and more.
Credits: The Bats The Law of Things 1988 LP cover. Designed by Robert Scott. The Chills Kaleidoscope World 1986 LP cover. Designed by Martin Phillipps. The Chills The Lost EP 1985 EP cover. Designed by Martin Phillipps. Ballon D’Essai This is the Level Crossing 1982 EP cover. Designed by Matthew Campbell. Downes and Stuart Page, hand-screenprinted by Lesley Maclean. The Verlaines Bird Dog 1987 LP cover. Designed by John Collie. DoubleHappys Cut It Out 1985 EP cover. Designed by John Collie. Tall Dwarfs That’s The Short and Long Of It 1985 LP cover. Design by Alec Bathgate. The Dead C Eusa Kills 1989 LP cover. Design by Michael Morley.
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Art-East Christchurch was recently awarded the Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2021, for its rich mix of art projects that empower artists with alcohol or drug addiction issues, mental ill-health, isolation, and institutionalisation. The award is a part of the annual Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards.
’m still processing it! It’s an honour to receive this level of acknowledgment for our work, which has been very much a labour of love and functioned on very limited time and resources. The highly commended recipients were amazing so we were very blessed to receive it,” says Lis Rate-Smith of Art-East Christchurch. The therapeutic art group was established in 2014 to create a safe place of support for people who are struggling. “I know how many creatives battle with substance dependency and mental illness. When I started studying addiction and going on placements to AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug Services) agencies, I was drawn to the conversations with people who were practising art and how they were benefitting from it in the early stages of their recovery,” explains Lis. The group has had multiple moves
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to accommodate growing numbers of participants and has started to run oneon-one programs for those who may not cope as well in group settings. “I started a small group for a couple of hours once a week in a local Salvation Army building and this has since grown into what is now Art-East.” The Art-East setting is a multidisciplinary studio, incorporating a range of mediums. It also provides the programs offsite in collaborative settings including Christchurch Men’s Prison, and He Waka Tapu Mauri Ora residential programme. “Our purpose is to help people connect with the community through the arts and we have regular visiting artists, outings to galleries, and community events.” Lis loves working with her students and watching the ways in which having a creative outlet can change the course of their lives. www.artsaccess.org.nz/art-east-programme-lifesaving
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Eat If Kaikōura is famous for one thing, it is the seafood and specifically the crayfish. An international delicacy and something the locals are expert in. Down at the waterfront, you’ll spot boat after boat heading out to drop craypots into the sea, coming back a few days later to pull them out of the water full of crays. The local restaurants and bars are big buyers of fresh catches so be sure to scout the menu for the daily catch. If the weather is on your side, classic fish and chips enjoyed on the stony beach makes a delicious and fun lunch, especially if you manage to spy a pod of dolphins or seals splashing in the shallows.
Kaikōura is the place to go if you are wanting to get up close to marine wildlife. Pods of dolphins are often spotted hanging around close to shores, getting playful with boats. If you are up for a dip, there are companies that will take you out to swim with the dolphins, so you can get up close to the majestic animals. Whales are another deep-sea mammal that call the Kaikōura waters home, and there are whale watch boats and helicopters that take tours to spot the giant beauties. Last, but not least, a short drive through town will take you to the seal colony, where you can spot hundreds of seals sunbathing in the rockpools.
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Narropera 7 August Acclaimed Narropera Trio presents Weber’s 1821 opera in Golden Room, Lansdown(e) Homestead. The 90-minute performance will have you on the edge of your seat. Beautiful music, wonderful story. www.eventfinda.co.nz
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Lime Cordial 30 August Due to border restrictions, Australian pop rock group Lime Cordial had to postpone NZ shows, and are now set with a new date for their Christchurch show this August. www.premier.ticketek.co.nz
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Night Light 16 September An ancient sequence of nature and the space between fiction and reality are brought to life in Night Light, an evening of earthy contrast, presented by The New Zealand Dance Company. www.premier.ticketek.co.nz
Frankenstein 7 August - 4 September The Court Theatre’s daring adaptation of the classic novel, Frankenstein explores the story from the creatures’ point of view, rather than his creators. A night of hellish entertainment. www.courttheatre.org.nz
Memories of Flight 13-15 August This three-day exhibition will showcase artists unique visions of global travel in a world of lockdowns and closed borders. All artworks are available for sale, with selected pieces for auction. www.eventbrite.co.nz
WORD Christchurch 25-27 August The largest literary organisation in the South Island, WORD Christchurch is a world class festival of writing and ideas. Come listen, be inspired, and learn from the incredible guest authors. www.wordchristchurch.co.nz
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Flying high in Wigram A new Harcourts franchise will be opening in Wigram later this year, a ﬁrst in the history of the brand. At the helm will be Sarah and Hamish McLeod, who already operate Harcourts Grenadier Halswell.
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Hamish and Sarah became owners of Harcourts Halswell in 2017, in partnership with the Grenadier Franchise. There are 26 salespeople connected to it and it’s envisaged the new branch will have a similar number, including high profile agent Lin Ma, who will bring her team. “We want to expand what we have achieved at our Halswell branch. The most important thing to us is achieving the best results for our clients. It’s never about money, it is always about doing it once and doing it right.” Auction has become a popular method of sale in Christchurch, as sellers can be sure to get the true market value of their home, and buyers can be sure they’re negotiating on the same terms as all other interested buyers. Their achievements at the current branch speak for themselves, so it will be exciting to see this office grow. For the Halswell office, phone 03 322 1197, Sarah McLeod on 021 928 767, Hamish McLeod on 027 555 7047 or email email@example.com
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emma Turner and her partner Max spent 11 months in Lombok, embracing the Indonesian culture, committing to a slower pace of life, and eating a more wholefood, organic diet. “Each week I’d purchase freshly made coconut and cashew mylk from one of the yummiest vegan cafes in Lombok. It
was an eye opener to learn what they used to make these mylks... cashews/ coconut, a squeeze of lemon juice, and water,” she explains. “That’s it! They also used the whole nut (including the skin) so there was no waste. And the taste? Absolutely delicious and super creamy.” Back in Rangiora, Jemma has created her own Mylk Made range of nut mylk bases, combining the simplicity of her favourite Lombok mylks into a sustainable product that is good for people and the planet. The resulting products can be used as milk, for baking and in cooking. “Mum (Corrine Turner) and I work as a team in the business,” says Jemma. “We view mylk bases as a sustainable alternative instead of buying plant mylk in a carton. We believe mylk bases are the way forward. You don’t need any unnatural additives or preservatives for it to taste good. In fact, we stand by it tasting better with less.”
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Maximising the end result Buying or selling property? Now is a great time to do either or even both.
ith strong demand for properties all around New Zealand, and no signs of it slowing, buyers and sellers need to be at the forefront of real estate activity, or they will miss out. That’s the advice from experienced realtor Kathryn Picton-Warlow, whose specialist skills include both marketing and sales. Kathryn has built-up an intimate understanding of Christchurch City and Canterbury lifestyle property and says now is absolutely a great time to buy and sell. “If I was a buyer, I wouldn’t want to be caught out of the market as we don’t know if, or when, it’s going to slow down. I’m currently working with buyers who have missed out on five to six properties. “Every month that they’re
out of the market could potentially be costing them $20,000,” she explains. With seven to 10 potential parties currently interested in each property for sale, she adds that it is also an ideal time to sell. “Rateable values (RVs) are becoming irrelevant in this market and quite often we’re seeing clients who have been bank-imposed with the banks being three months behind current values. “This is proving quite problematic for buyers. I would certainly be looking at selling this side of Christmas as interest rates are likely to rise, however with the amount of people moving back from abroad and into Canterbury, I can’t see these prices slowing down in the foreseeable future. There’s such a shortage of stock.”
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f you’re looking to buy an investment property, make sure you buy something that meets the Healthy Homes standards. “Try to buy as modern a property as you can in the best location as this will give you better returns. “I’d also recommend looking at some of the outside regions – there’s value to be had in some regional towns currently due to the lack of housing. “Also, research what your potential capital gain could be in the right location.”
hotography is extremely important so use an experienced property photographer. “Choose an agent who will market the property correctly and who has the ability to create competition and trust. “Presentation catches people’s initial attention and leaves a lasting impression. At open homes, a house should instantly appear uncluttered, smelling fresh and clean as there is a short time for buyers to form an opinion. “If this process is followed, this will ultimately maximise the end result.”
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When it comes to embracing the grey, there really is something for everyone. It’s a natural process but it does not have to be a gruelling one. When teamed with a precision cut, the result is transformative, explains V for Hair and Beauty Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.
ust because you have silver hair coming in and you want to go grey gracefully, doesn’t mean it has to be a silver colour,” she says. “We help you discover if you are warm or cool based on hair, skin and eyes, and from there we help you decide the best look for you.” While those with a warm base suit silver hair with soft champagne, sandy iris,
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n recent years, the team at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has seen the sort of aging in the neck area on women in their 20s that, in the past, would have been expected to be seen on women in their 50s or 60s. This so-called ‘tech neck’ is a problematic phenomenon, as the constant motion of looking down at our phones is creating deep folds in the skin, which, over time and with repetition, causes the skin to ‘detach’ from the underside of the epidermis.
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Try these: Stand up and stretch throughout the day, i.e. 2 minutes of stretching every hour. Find an online workout or yoga class to do during your lunch break. Schedule short bursts of physical activity into your day (either before, during or after work). Take phone or video calls while standing with headphones on. Set a daily or weekly goal for physical activity and celebrate small wins as you go.
Live your best life. Ever noticed that unhealthy lifestyle habits seem to play on a loop? With excessive stress, limited time, diminishing energy levels and poor food choices, exercise can come to an abrupt pause. Sometimes all you need is one motivating factor.
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Burlington and Alpine View now have their own Wine and Food Club! Monthly events include tastings, cooking demonstrations, trips to local wineries and more. To find out more or book a tour, call Louise (027 614 4170) or Jackie (027 397 8226)
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Practise and prepare
The best way to overcome anxiety is to go over your notes several times, then practise. Record yourself or have a friend listen to and critique your performance.
Identify your audience
Before you start to write your speech, consider who the message is aimed at. Learn about your listeners so that you can determine your choice of words.
Create a framework
Create the framework for your speech. Write down the topic, general purpose, specific purpose, central idea, and main points.
Open and close
Start with an interesting statistic, anecdote, or quotation. Conclude with a summary and a strong, memorable statement.
Use audio visual sparingly
Tongue-tied? Don’t know what to say or how to say it? You’re not alone when it comes to public speaking.
Audio visual presentations should enhance and clarify your speech content. Too many can break the direct connection to the audience.
Adapt to feedback
any otherwise savvy business men and women shy away from stepping up to the podium and making themselves heard. There’s a big difference between talking to yourself in the mirror and facing a live
audience, eager to hang on every word. Practice doesn’t make perfect, but putting in a bit of time to prepare will help you deliver a better speech. Here are some tips from Metropol to help you:
Other top tips: DON’T JUST LOOK: BOOK!
Keep the focus on the audience. Gauge its reactions, adjust your message, and stay flexible.
Be yourself and let your personality shine through. Use humour, stories and effective language. Don’t read your speech; use cue cards to jog your memory. Enrol in a Toastmasters Club, www.toastmasters.org.nz
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Exciting city venues The opening of Te Pae, Christchurch’s convention centre, has been conﬁrmed for late October and already bookings are rolling in.
his is exciting news for the team at Christchurch Attractions, with the company delighting to feature the most iconic attractions our city has to offer for conference and business delegates. “A unique offering for an event is to use Christchurch’s heritage trams,” says sales manager Caryn Stevens. “Delegates can be supplied with a tram pass as part of their conference registration. The trams can easily move delegates from central city hotels to Te Pae and the Town Hall, Riverside Market or the Arts Centre and Museum precinct.” Guests can also be treated to a private one-hour tram ride while enjoying drinks and canapés and seeing central Christchurch - pre-dinner socialising in a very distinctive and memorable way. “Conference organisers have become very keen on their delegates getting out and about,” says Caryn.
“Fresh air and different sensory experiences are good for delegates’ welfare.” Christchurch Attractions’ punting excursion on the Avon from the Worcester Bridge, just a few steps from Te Pae, through Victoria Square and past the Town Hall offers a relaxing time out from a conference. The Christchurch Gondola is another wonderful option for events, conferences and meetings. Situated atop the Port Hills with a cableway ride to the summit, the multipurpose venue space can host a range of activities and functions including buffet breakfasts and lunches, drinks and canapé functions and seated dinners for up to 120 guests. Panoramic views of Christchurch and Lyttelton, and walking tracks at the door make this a unique venue for various events. To find out how Christchurch Attractions can give your conference or meeting that point of difference, get in touch today.
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Enjoy the ambience It has an unforgettable cheeky name along with a warm, casual atmosphere. Two Fat Possums restaurant and bar in West Melton is an ideal venue for functions or events with its dedicated function room that can seat up to 50 people.
he venue is versatile enough to accommodate birthday parties, anniversaries, work dos or business meetings and there is no charge for hiring the space. In summer, guests have the option to enjoy the courtyard area as well. Whatever the function there is plenty of food to suit, including delicious grazing platters, full set menus of the
always popular gastro-pub style food or the restaurant’s signature wood-fired pizzas. Only a short drive out of the city you can experience a country village vibe and there is plenty of parking available. Phone 03 421 6481 Email possums@ twofatpossums.co.nz for reservations.
t’s definitely not one dimensional. Adaptability is the key at the Rossendale Events venue with its versatile indoor rooms and acres of outdoor area. Possible ways of using the spaces are endless. It’s played host to seminars, product launches, corporate dinners, yoga retreats and even school leavers’ dinners – and it’s only a 15-minute drive from the city centre.
At Rossendale Events it’s also a given that you will be very well fed. Delicious, nutritious and interesting food is the hallmark of the venue. Call Rossendale on 03 322 7780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Their experienced professional planners will supply you with an obligation free quote and help make your event or function a memorable success.
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Experts in events If you are looking for a company to manage your event from start to ﬁnish, or to simply take charge of one or more aspects, Multi Events Ltd can cater to any client’s requests.
ith a proven track record, its ethos is that in the event business, people always come first. Through its extensive experience in events, it has gathered specialist personnel who are trained and competent in undertaking all key roles required for any event, and in putting people first. Expert when it comes to all matters of event management, its team has years’ worth of knowledge and expertise. The team understands that no two events are the same and take pride in creating unique experiences for every client and every occasion. Multi Events is the team behind the popular Long Lunch. Created to showcase the rich variety of restaurants and the beauty and history of selected destinations, the Long Lunch is a unique outdoor event that takes place in picturesque settings around New Zealand. Having made its way to stunning spots including Queenstown
and Arrowtown, this November the Long Lunch welcomes an exciting new venue, Christchurch’s very own New Regent Street. The beautiful heritage street will come alive with the help of local restaurants to host a delicious and memorable lunch this spring. One large set of tables winds down the main street or through a beautiful park, with local restaurants and suppliers ensuring guests are delighted with the carefully curated menu. The Long Lunch is a perfect way to catch up with a group of friends or get together with work colleagues in a fun and different setting. Also a fundraiser for a local charity or environmental project, the Long Lunch includes a silent auction showcasing a range of items guests can bid on. For more information, visit www.longlunchnz.co.nz
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Working with fashion Whether you’re in Hanmer Springs for the great outdoors or the great indoors, FashionWorks can dress you for any occasion.
arm coats and jackets to combat the cold, soft and comfy clothes for relaxing by the fire or high heels and glam for a special event; it’s all under the one roof. From casual to smart casual, race day to wedding attire, clothing to accessories, owner Alice Stielow stocks an extensive range of top quality New Zealand labels. Among them are Charlo, Augustine, Tuesday, IvyBlu, Noa Noa, Cooper St, Pingpong, Wish, Django & Juliette, Zafina, and Vassalli
to name just some. No day in Hanmer Springs would be complete without popping into visit Alice and her team. They’re expert at creating top-to-toe outfits, including shoes, bags and accessories whether it’s for a casual outing or a special occasion. Style-savvy staff members are happy to share their expertise in choosing a perfect style and fit so make a date and wander into the Conical Hill Road boutique to check out the awesome selection and latest styles.
Versatile venue with views The Southern Alps are at their majestic best at this time of year; a stunning snowy backdrop for your conference or special event at Brinkley Resort in Methven.
he conference facility is very versatile,” says the resort’s general manager Paul Creswick. “It can be set-up as boardroom-style, theatre-style or subdivided into three separate rooms with soundproof partitions.” Business and pleasure come together at Brinkley, with that versatility extending to weddings.
And accommodation is available for up to 240 guests in Qualmark 4 Star selfcontained apartments with free high-speed WIFI. Brinkley Resort offers the ultimate in hospitality and helps you achieve the most out of your conference dollar spend, in a safe environment only one hour from Christchurch Airport.
The Courtyard, Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs Phone 03 315 7120
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Swimming with options The sporting passions, health and wellness and event management experience of Penelope and Dan Abel come together at their dream property and boutique function centre, Abelﬁelds, on the outskirts of Kaiapoi.
ituated at a quiet rural spot, just 20 minutes from Christchurch’s CBD, Abelfields provides a function room that is perfect for small to mediumsized meetings, presentations, or team building. “The sunny function room flows out to a courtyard/BBQ area and back lawn, perfect for outdoor group activities, with or without our help,” says Penelope, who’s career includes TV production, event management and endurance sports coach. Dan was a New Zealand representative swimmer and is an in-demand internationally recognised swim coach,
teaching private one-on-one lessons for adults at Abelfields indoor heated pool, complete with flume. “I believe learning to swim is something everyone can achieve. We also offer technique development, open water and marathon swimming training.” Abelfields is a homestay with a difference, offering guests a separate wing of the house that includes a double room with ensuite, a lounge with TV and fire and an upstairs lounge with a kitchenette. With beautiful views of the property, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy some R&R.
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Let’s talk teams Team building has become a bit of a buzz word in the business world and for good reason.
ome simple yet effective training can help improve the overall function of your company. Incorporating it into your business structure and routine should ultimately make the business more productive. Here are some suggestions from the team at Metropol: Show your team they are valued: Remind them regularly how much you value the things they do. Pass on praise. Reward them: This doesn’t have to be money, but a small
recognition of a job well done. Establish trust, build dependability and strengthen communication. Every now and then, forget about work and let your team de-stress. Organise a cocktail hour, a football game or a barbecue for instance. Think about hiring a professional, someone who does team building for a living to help design an activity that is perfect for your company and the people on your team.
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A local feast
even years on from starting her new venture, TwentyFour Catering, Ashburton chef Chantelle Quinn is quietly confident there is no event too big or small for her to tackle. “It’s always nerve-wracking to start a business, and even more so when what you’re offering is something a bit different,” Chantelle says. “I love getting to know what people really want to eat and then sourcing the very best options for them.” Private in-home dining is
a service that Chantelle has seen really grow since starting TwentyFour Catering. What once might have been considered an option just for the rich and famous is much more common these days as an ‘affordable special occasion’. Chantelle says the work is equally rewarding at a wedding for 250 people or a charity event for 400! “Being part of creating something special for a couple’s big day, well that’s always going to be a privilege and an honour.”
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hat started as an offer of a stroll through six hectares of spectacular gardens now includes a fête with more than 90 stalls and live entertainment. The second annual event for mid-Canterbury St John will raise funds for its community health initiatives and also for local services.
Hosted by Sue and Ted Rollinson at their Awaroa School Road property near Rakaia, the fête includes cuisine offerings and live entertainment. The boutique stalls offer a range of unique, artisan and NZ made eco-products including clothing and accessories, garden plants and supplies, furniture, arts and crafts, jewellery, beauty products, giftware and gourmet food and wine. Tickets include admission and an opportunity to explore the acres of gardens and meandering boardwalk through native forests. Tickets can be purchased on www.eventfinda.co.nz, or from a variety of locations. The event is on Thursday 14 October, from 10am-4pm. Call 03 308 7132 or check out the St John Ashburton Facebook page below for more details. www.facebook.com/stjohnashburton
Canterbury’s go-to caterers for a real point of difference
No event too big or too small, at TwentyFour Catering we cater for it all! Proudly based in Mid Canterbury, we work closely with local producers and love to champion their supplies in our food. From private in-home dining, to corporate events and demonstrations, from weddings to birthdays, our clients tell us we hit the mark every time. No destination too far and no dietary request is too hard. Call us to discuss how we can create the perfect menu for you and your event.
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Come join us for a great day, live music, food and beautiful gardens to explore. Gate tickets on the day $20 (Children 5yrs+ $5) Prebook a lunchbox for $15
Presale tickets $15 Contact St John: 03 308 7132 www.eventfinder.co.nz
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Coffee, cake & conferences
The Waimakariri district is growing fast, especially Pegasus Town and Ravenswood. The residents expect high quality facilities to complement the great lifestyle they have developed. One Pegasus cafe deﬁnitely meets that challenge, as both a restaurant and a function venue.
lat White Cafe and Bar is located close to Lake Pegasus in an attractive timber and stone building. Inside is equally enticing with different seating areas, plants and even books to read over coffee. A cafe is judged on its food and Flat White offers a great selection from cabinet to light meals with a breakfast/lunch menu available daily. There might be creamy mushrooms, seafood chowder or salmon risotto. Everything is made fresh on-site with the cabinet selection ever changing. The chefs at Flat White relish variety. They create new menus every week from local seasonal produce for Friday
evening dining. These menus are innovative. Recently there have been dishes such as feta saganaki with drunken figs and honey drizzle, Bulgogi Korean pork, and lamb Birria Mexican stew. The chefs also create fully customised catering for any special functions or events whatever those might be. The cafe has a range of different spaces that are ideal for private bookings. The enclosed courtyard with its seating and gas fire is totally separate from the rest of the cafe and suitable for a meeting followed by a lunch or drinks and canapés. Phone now to discuss the organisation of your event.
A clear choice Clear, crisp winter days can get the blood pumping, but heading back indoors to luxuriate is sheer bliss, especially in the comfort of your Clear Ridge Apartment at Hanmer Springs.
he 5-star boutique apartments consist of beautifully furnished and appointed two-bedroom suites that are spacious enough to sleep up to six guests, and each apartment has a full kitchen and its own laundry.
Take in the snowy mountain vista or the clear starry nights from the outdoor spa at the end of an action-packed day, or even at the end of a lazy, indulgent one, spent in your luxury apartment.
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A tempting fête
All roads lead to Hanmer on October 29 for a series of exciting events, starting with the Hanmer Springs Fête.
his fabulous annual fête, held in the grounds of the historic Queen Mary Hospital, boasts 150 stalls of which at least one third are new this year, and two thirds back again. Co-organiser Abby France says as always they will showcase some amazing high quality products and excellent entertainment. “Take along your appetite as well as your
Christmas shopping list – there are some incredible food and artisan vendors,” she says. Fête founders, Abby France and Catherine Batterson, suggest visitors “stay and play for the whole weekend”, and also check out the famous Hurunui Garden Tours on that weekend. Tickets are available on the website or at the gate on the day.
Catering for all occasions
Whenever you have a bunch of people together in Hanmer, it’s a good enough excuse to treat them to catering from the local Four Square.
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young person in mind. Four Square Hanmer Springs is giving you a headsup on barbie season - keep it in mind for catering your next barbecue with delicious packs that have everything you need. Talk to the friendly staff about your next gathering.
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A spectacular setting With panoramic views of the stunning mountains, and spacious areas for gathering, Amuri Estate offers the ideal setting for functions and events.
ust 10 minutes out of Hanmer Springs and only 90 minutes from Christchurch, Amuri Estate is perfectly set up for businesses looking to host conferences and other events. The new modern barn style building boasts amazing views of farmland and mountains, and the beautiful lodge makes for easy overnight accommodation, although there is an array of options for accommodation in
the nearby township and local transportation to take you to and from. Amuri Estate also has equipment packages available for hire, Wi-Fi access and tables and chairs to keep the list of things to bring to a minimum. There is a trained event manager onsite who can aid with planning prior to your event, as well as make sure things run smoothly on the day and the stress is kept to a minimum.
Barn style building includes: a large reception hall with capacity for 200 people a small meeting room with capacity for 20-60 people men’s and women’s bathroom facilities kitchen and bar outdoor break out areas
Small lodge accommodation includes: three king rooms joint kitchen and living area separate self-contained one bedroom cottage
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A new cultural icon
Cantabrians won’t have to hold their breath for much longer with the imminent opening of the iconic Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre in October.
hile the centre will bring a host of national and international conventions to the city, this stunning facility is also set up to host local events and meetings. It contains a succession of beautiful and flexible spaces, including 24 meeting rooms with capacity from 20-2000 people. The world-class venue has been carefully designed and purposebuilt to meet endless event requirements. “We are looking forward to hosting an array of events,
from meetings to dinners and live entertainment,” says communications manager Emma Hartley. “It’s highly flexible and it’s for everyone.” A public open day is planned this spring. The cultural and architectural narrative of the unique building is fluid and integrated, inspired by the Māori creation story and including design elements inspired by Canterbury’s braided rivers, snow-capped mountains and open plains. The name Te Pae also holds
significant meaning, drawing inspiration from several phrases in te reo Māori, including Te Pae Tangata – a place to meet and converse. The first of a new generation of convention centres for New Zealand, this unique building includes a specialist in-house AV team operating the latest technology, allowing for hybrid and fully virtual meetings. The backing of ASM Global, a leading world venue management company with more than 300 venues, means
the local talent and experience on the ground has access to the latest in event management knowledge from around the globe. This includes industryleading programmes such as VenueShield, which provides expert information from health authorities around the world, essential in Covid-19 times. Combining this knowledge with a depth of local experience means Te Pae is ideally positioned to establish Christchurch on the map as a world-class destination. The team is all based here in Christchurch, with many being life-long Cantabrians. This connection to Christchurch means the Te Pae team members are local experts, with a love and passion for the city. Discover more at www.tepae.co.nz.
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Homegrown style and service
Big wheels turning Go with the ﬂow on the gorgeous Kaiapoi River Queen where every celebration becomes a voyage of delight.
rivately charter the vessel for special and corporate events for two-and-a-half hours and enjoy the fully licensed bar with freshly made food onboard for most dietary requirements. Public cruises leave in time for lunch and morning or afternoon tea, with tables available for one to 60 passengers. The cruises suit
all ages, with easy access and boarding. Relax and enjoy the scenery from a new perspective, catch a glimpse of birds, and other local wildlife in their natural environments and learn about the area’s local history. With views from all seating areas, front and rear open decks, and calm sailing you’ll never want to disembark.
After 14 years running their boutique homestay in Waipara, Barb and Geoff Taylor’s reputation as excellent hosts is solid.
arb’s Place is a homely BnB in the heart of the Canterbury winegrowing region and under an hour from Christchurch International Airport. The couple will cook up a country-style dinner for guests and suggest a lovely local wine to accompany it. Geoff is the master of the cooked ‘Kiwi’ breakfast,
including home-produced eggs, honey and jams. They also have a large and beautiful garden for relaxing. For guests with a dog that’s in need of a break, Barb’s Place is petfriendly too. You can make the most of Geoff ’s in-depth local knowledge and book a wine tour with sommelier, Barb.
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Unique setting to treasure Known as the gateway to the Port Hills, the eminent Sign of the Takahe is renowned for its cafe, bar, and restaurant where the best in classic European and Kiwi food and beverages are served in the deliciously baronial setting.
ffering casual and family friendly dining at affordable prices, this unique setting always delivers a timeless experience. The great news is, this heritage beauty has also returned to its role as a stunning functions venue. All or part of the historic setting can be hired for weddings, celebrations or corporate planning days. Cool in summer with its opening windows, and cosy in winter, there is plenty of space for small and larger groups, and you won’t find a finer view in town than this one to inspire your blue sky thinking! “We find that a lot of corporate groups love to come up for dinner to relax and luxuriate after a busy day,” says director Andrew Male, “The Sign of the Takahe was originally built as a rest house, so our team loves to continue the tradition of ensuring the ambiance is perfect and that guests are rested and relaxed as they enjoy the incredible craftsmanship of
their surroundings.” The team can tailor a food and drinks package to suit all preferences and dietary needs, and all you’ll need to do is soak up the atmosphere, the historic beauty and the views. “We can serve 100 people upstairs for a formal seated dinner, or 150 for buffet meals and canapés upstairs and downstairs, and of course there is our gorgeous terrace and lawn area as well which takes us up to 250 guests,” says Andrew. “When you see the treasure we have here, you won’t look any further. “We can transform our venue to hold the most iconic parties or create the setting for an intimate gathering where you’ll feel as if our medieval-style manor house is your home,” says Andrew. For a 360° tour of the amazing venue, scan the QR code below and check out the website for more.
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A little bit of bliss goes a long way in every day and Japanz Bakery is delighted to assist with its gorgeous and sought-after cream donuts.
For your hard to buy, ‘has everything already’ friend; look no further.
he flavour range will have your tastebuds doing gymnastics while you choose between chocolate cream, salted caramel cream, jam and cream, redbeans, and custard cream. The team makes its unbelievably good custard cream from scratch,
using vanilla beans in its own secret recipe. You won’t find anything to compare. The cream donuts are highly desired in multiples for birthday parties, office shouts, and special gifts, but they sell out fast so consider placing your order in advance.
ractical and useful gifts with a splash of fun colour make for perfect birthday or congratulatory presents for those impossible to
buy for friends and family. Functional accessories made from good quality materials mean your loved ones will get plenty of use out of their special gifts.
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It must be fête Canterbury’s biggest and ﬁnest fête brings you an exclusive shopping experience held at the spectacular park-like setting of Stover Garden.
A tranquil venue Having celebrated two years of the beautiful Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery doors being open, the iconic Kiwi Brand has created the perfect destination for your next conference or function.
he picturesque setting on the banks of the Waihi River in Geraldine, the impressive glass frame and a spacious interior unites the space with forest fauna and the nearby flowing stream. The inviting conference room offers beautiful river views and comes equip with everything you need for a
streamlined experience; most importantly an artisan inroom menu that showcases the delicious Barker’s range. The friendly team are available to discuss any requirements you may have to make your function special. For more information or to book, phone 03 693 9727 or visit the website.
he Geraldine Summer Fete is a shopping extravaganza like no other, 200 top-flight, stalls to kick start Christmas shopping, this home, garden and lifestyle fête showcases an array of top-notch products and creations in an elegant setting designed to make it a day of indulgence for all. Wander through Stover’s stunning garden while soaking up the friendly relaxed atmosphere, listening to live music and savouring the local food and wine that this unique shopping event brings you. With an amazing selection of products from all over New Zealand, this will be a
memorable day out. The Geraldine Summer Fete is held in the picturesque town of Geraldine. Nestled beneath the Four Peaks range, the backdrop to this day of indulgence is simply stunning. The warmth of early summer is perfect for a day out with friends. Save the date. Thursday November 4 is a day not to be missed, so head to Geraldine and make a day of it. You can buy tickets on the website or at the gate on the day. Free car parking.
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shburton’s Boulevard Day is Mid Canterbury’s finest shopping event. This year marks the 45th running of this exclusive fete in the heart of Ashburton. Organisers are overwhelmed at the amazing feedback for holding the fete in the Ashburton Domain, and this year promises a new and exciting atmosphere. They will be showcasing the finest selection of stallholders to ensure all attendees an
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enjoyable day of indulgence. Wander beneath the stunning trees, listen to live music and enjoy the friendly, vibrant atmosphere of this unique event. With an amazing array of products to choose from, you won’t be able to resist taking something home. Mark the calendar now, September 27, from 9am to 3.30pm. Check out the Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fresh air and green spaces are integral to any event or celebration held at Christchurch’s premiere historic venue, Mona Vale. Special Guests
pstairs you’ll find space, light, and plenty of break-out areas which are fully air conditioned, or throw open those distinguished windows to let the breezes off the Avon drift in. Downstairs in the dining room, refreshment times are an occasion themselves, or enjoy the patio with its stunning garden and river
views. The garden is the perfect space for activities, lawn games, and team building exercises, all with free parking on site. Mona Vale can host 110 people for sit-down dinners and lunches, and up to 250 for canape events. Menu choices are extensive, so visit the website for more details.
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A balanced approach Ashburton fusion restaurant Formosa blends inspiration from the contemporary aspects of the west, with its Asian roots to create a unique and perfect balance of the yin and yang.
mber Huang and her team cherish that balance and always bring something new and fresh to their discerning diners. Special dishes, new beverages, and in-season ingredients are their signature, and guaranteed to satisfy all taste buds. Suitable for parties of up to 18, 36, and 50 seated guests, Formosa offers three private dining spaces which can all be reserved for a larger event, accommodating up to 120 guests with space for a reception and seated lunch or dinner. Each dining area is distinct, catering to the vibe of your event. There is the red parasol area with its fun and casual ambience, the comfort of the Chinese lantern area and the elegant VIP area. You can book for desserts, catering, weddings, and all private functions.
As well as dining in, there is an extensive takeaway menu offering tempting lunch specials, and shared meals available as a family feast, a meal for two, or even a sushi platter with 40 mouthwatering pieces in salmon and karaage fried chicken flavours. Soups, buns and dumplings, greens, light suppers, rice and noodle dishes, and delights from the wok make for a stunning array of taste sensations, which leave everyone, including gluten free and vegan diners, spoilt for choice. Those with a yen for the hot and spicy will find themselves in foodie heaven. Sleek and stylish, Formosa is a favourite of couples and families, children and adults, small groups and large companies, thanks to the passion, dedication and commitment of its team.
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Roll up, roll up Pastry is a versatile component of many dishes, comprising a major component of creations such as pies (sweet and savoury), Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, and croissants.
combination of flour and fat (butter, lard, or suet), pastry falls into five basic types: shortcrust, filo, choux, flaky and puff. Shortcrust is arguably the most versatile as it can be used for savoury and sweet pies, tarts and flans. Basic pastry is usually two parts flour and one part fat, but technique is also important. Here are some tips from Metropol about how to achieve perfect pastry:
Your choice of flour is vital for the type of pastry you want to make. Softer flour with lesser protein makes a shortcrust pastry that is crumbly rather than tough. Ordinary plain flour is fine. If making puff pastry, adding a little strong bread flour with lots of protein to your plain flour can be a good idea.
Purists recommend cold ingredients, cold equipment and marble boards. Keeping the butter cold also helps when making short crust pastry because it doesn’t melt into the flour when you are working it in. With puff, cold butter provides a barrier and air pockets between the pastry layers creating its flakiness.
Fat provides flavour and also stops unwanted gluten development in pastries. Always rub butter into the flour before adding liquids. In flaky or puff pastry, the butter is left in chunks so that when it melts in a hot oven, it leaves air pockets between the thin pastry layers.
Add water gradually, a little at a time until the dough looks lumpy but no longer crumbly. If you add too much and the pastry is sticky, add a little more flour, cutting up the pastry and tossing the pieces in flour and then pushing back together. Excess kneading to break up flour usually means tough pastry.
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Tasty, versatile and keto-friendly “Love and sausage are alike. [You] can never have enough of either.” – author Dean Koontz
ete Nolan at Bangers’n’Bacon agrees. He loves the company’s clean-eating keto-friendly English Breakfast sausages accompanied by a rasher of bacon, a fried egg and slice of tomato for breakfast at the weekend. Chief cook (and bottle washer), Pete says his Italian sausages make a great winterwarmer pasta dish using gluten-free keto pasta, while the original pork and peppered pork sausages make the perfect keto bangers and mashed cauliflower, and the chipotle sausages wow a one-pot winter warmer casserole using low-carb seasonal vegetables or a keto sausage and cauliflower-rice chilli bowl. All products are gluten-free, preservativefree, filler-free, additive-free and taste so good, you really don’t need sauce! They were originally designed for the owner’s children who have a wide range of allergies and intolerances, and you can taste the difference. “Keep an eye out for them in your local supermarket and if you don’t see them on the shelves, ask the in-store butchery manager for Bangers’n’Bacon. You too will fall in love with these keto-friendly, low-allergy products,” adds Pete. Just pop into the factory reception at 4/1004 Ferry Road in Ferrymead during the week or Mt Pleasant Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning. Phone 03 384 BACON or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click-n-collect from the website. www.bangersnbacon.com
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Charing Cross Cheesery at Riverside Market, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch is expanding its cheese-based treats - more gourmet toasties, Macaroni cheese and cheese scones. But the big star will be our yummy cheese fondues in a cob loaf. Don’t miss out!
Open: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm 8 Colombo Street, Cashmere Ph 03 337 0403
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In addition to their delicious seasonal menu, great coffee, scrumptious cabinet food and friendly service Willows Cafe boasts the most breathtaking views overlooking the Hororata Golf Course. Call in to see us for your break-time while travelling around the country. Catering available for individuals and large groups. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Open 7 days. Ph. 03 318 2799 2597 Homebush Rd, Glentunnel
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Sweet or savoury and perfect for every season, the humble pie has a lot to offer, whether it is a Kiwi classic mince pie or adding a little ﬂair with a frangipane tart. Your pantry can become a wonderland of inspiration, when you have the right bakeware to create a masterpiece encased in a delicious pastry package.
Le Creuset, mini cocotte set
Keep it classic Ceramic pie dishes add a hint of tradition to your cooking and are the perfect host for that family apple pie recipe that has made its way through generations.
It’s not all savoury when it comes to a casserole, and the shallow dish is perfect for a tarte tartin or a frangipane. Suitable for both stove and oven, this is a must for versatile and stylish cooking.
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Make it personal Dress to impress in an individual ramekin, mini casserole or tart tin, and give everyone a little gift of culinary indulgence. These allow for dietary considerations, and make it easier to serve the messier dishes.
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Transformative tins Making serving easy with non-stick surfaces and a removable base, these tins will ensure your robust crust stands proud as the pastry centrepiece when it comes to serving. Try with a shortcrust pastry quiche or lemon meringue pies.
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Perfect Crusts Get the perfect crust with the assistance of ceramic pie weights, to avoid your pastry rising too much and reducing space for your delicious filling.
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Ginger Biscuit & Apple Frangipane Tart Courtesy of Le Creuset SERVES 8-10
Ingredients BISCUIT BASE 400g ginger crunch biscuits, finely blitzed 110g butter ½ jar crystallised ginger FRANGIPANE 150g butter 150g caster sugar 4 organic/free range large eggs 2 teaspoons almond extract ¼ teaspoon vanilla paste 150g ground almonds TOPPING 20 pink lady apples, sliced with a mandoline into rounds 250ml orange juice 200g caster sugar 250g melted butter Icing sugar, to dust
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Preheat the oven to 160ºC/ Fan forced 140ºC. Begin by blitzing the biscuits into a fine crumb and then melt the butter and finely chop the ginger. Next, combine the biscuits, ginger and melted butter together in a bowl and firmly press the mixture into the base and sides of your cast iron shallow casserole dish. Aim for the base and sides to be equal thickness, just under half a centimetre or so. Place the dish into the pre-heated oven and allow the base to cook for 5-10 minutes, until the biscuit base looks like it is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. For the frangipane mixture, combine the butter and sugar, whipping until it becomes lighter in colour and fluffy in consistency. Then add in the eggs followed by the almond extract, vanilla paste and finally the ground almonds. Mix together well. Spoon the frangipane mixture over the biscuit base and place into the oven at 170ºC/ Fan forced 150 ºC. Cook until it begins to turn golden. This should take around 20 minutes While the frangipane is cooking, take a mandoline and slice the pink lady apples. Once sliced place in a large bowl filled with the orange juice and sugar, this will help to soften the apples so you can mould and roll them into the rose shapes without them snapping Allow the apples to soak for at least 10 minutes or until the frangipane is cooked To make the apple roses, begin by rolling one apple slice, place another slice around this and repeat until you have a rose-like flower. Cut a small hole in the top of the frangipane and place the rose into the hole to ensure it stays in place Once you have covered the entire base with apple roses, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with warm custard.
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A toast to excellence Raise a toast to The Elmwood, a national ﬁnalist in the Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence in both ‘Best Local’ and ‘Excellence in Gaming’ categories. As there were a record number of entries, this is in itself a cause for celebration for owners Marty and Naomi Fuller (pictured).
hat does it take to achieve a finalist placing in the awards? In the three years Marty and Naomi have owned The Elmwood, they’ve made a lot of changes to create the perfect vibe. The restaurant and bar are beautifully appointed; the garden bar heating makes an ideal year-round outdoor space; and the gaming and TAB areas are a safe environment for those wanting a flutter. “We provide fabulous food and drink; the restaurant’s always busy; our catering for functions is second to none; and we deliver premium coverage of sports on large screens – we’ll have the All Blacks test games live so fans can get up close to the action,” Marty says. That’s how to achieve recognition and a finalist placing. Winners of the Hospitality NZ Awards are to be announced at a Gala Dinner in Auckland, September 9. Marty and Naomi plan to have ringside seats. The Elmwood is at 1 Normans Road, Christchurch. Phone 03 355 5345. www.theelmwood.co.nz
The ultimate venue Open seven days from 4pm until late, Boo Radley’s is the classiest space in town for meeting up with friends, family or work colleagues.
ere’s where to access the ultimate in live music and performance, with open mic events, stand-up comedy, burlesque and bands keeping
the crowds entertained and the vibe pumping till the wee hours. The key to any happening place retaining its following is
to look after its people, and Boo Radley’s has that down to a fine art. You only have to cast your eye over its food and beverage menus to know this is an establishment ahead of the game in customer service. As for functions, it is quickly becoming the venue of choice. Anniversaries; birthdays; engagement parties; hen and stag parties; weddings, workdos, and bourbon or cocktail masterclasses. You name it, Boo will book it out and
stage it. But why stop there? Impress the guests with a crafted cocktail menu specific to your theme then bask in the praise of colleagues enthralled by the entertainment arranged for their pleasure. Clever you! Thanks to Boo. All gigs are listed on Boo Radley’s Gig Guide, so gather your mates, plan a date then get yourselves ready to celebrate. Find Boo Radley’s at 98 Victoria Street or phone 03 366 9906. www.booradleys.co.nz
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THE ELMWOOD Strowan Eat - Drink - Play New Menu - Daily Specials • Functions • Quiz Nights • Meetings! Watch the All Blacks tests live! Superb food, great prices. Ample free parking! Your new local! Open 7 Days 10am-11pm HNZ Excellence 2021 Finalist ‘Best Local’
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CENTRAL BARK CAFÉ Papanui
WAFFLE HAUS City
Central Bark Café PET friendly café. Let our experienced baristas create amazing coffee for you and then whip up a Puppuccino for your four legged friend! Our cabinet food showcases our hand crafted goodies or choose from our expansive menu. We cater to a broad range of dietary requirements. Open 7 days.
Enjoy fresh Belgian Waffles, Gourmet Shakes, award winning Deep South Ice Cream and Mojo Coffee. Relax and watch the world go by outside or sit upstairs and enjoy the New Regent Street vibe from above. Perfect after dinner or after show treat.
Pet Central Papanui Superstore 11 Langdons Rd, Papanui Ph 0800 48 77 38
12 New Regent Street Ph 0210 284 4410
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BOO RADLEY’S FOOD & LIQUOR City We are an award winning southern-USA styled bar & restaurant with a distinctly NZ twist. We offer a great sharing plate selection, complemented with exceptional cocktails, craft beers, and a hand picked wine list. We are available for function hire including wedding receptions, birthdays, work functions and engagement parties and have live music every Wed to Sat which is free of charge for functions.
LAKEHOUSE RESTAURANT Lake Hood - Ashburton A stunning lake side restaurant offering a low and slow American BBQ menu plus a lunch and dinner a la carte menu. Great indoor/outdoor areas for catching up with friends. Moor your boat at our water entrance and enjoy our al-fresco deck or a cool refreshing drink. 5 minutes off the main highway from Ashburton.
PENNY BLACK VICTORIAN TEAROOM The Tannery Penny Black serves light breakfast and lunch, morning and afternoon teas, cakes, and beverages that recall a time gone by, when ‘taking tea’ in a fine establishment was an occasion. Treat yourself to one of our unique High Teas or order a decadent cake for a special event. Tanu, Mauly (Owners) and the team look forward to hosting you! You can be sure of a warm welcome, outstanding service and fabulous food.
Level 1/98 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central Open 7 Days Ph. 03 366 9906
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THE WHITE RABBIT GARDEN CAFE Motukarara Q: What makes a mad hatter mad? A: Missing a trip to the White Rabbit Café. You will leave smiling like a Cheshire cat and feel fitter than a March Hare after you’ve had your magical food and quenched your thirst with one of our delicious drinks. Our food is of the highest quality fit for a Mad Hatters Tea Party.
FLIPS PANCAKES Canterbury
Flips offers delicious, homemade pancakes served with toppings made from scratch using fresh, locally sourced produce. Everything is carefully handmade with love. If you are a ‘foodie’ on the lookout for delicious food made from natural ingredients, Flips Pancakes will deliver just that! See you at the Clearview Fete!
Whether you are passing through Amberley or looking for a great destination café to visit, you’ll be made to feel welcome at Bunco’s. We take pride in making everything onsite including brioche burger buns, pies, homemade ice cream and sweet treats in the cabinet. We have a great selection of glutenfree pies and slices too! We are a locally owned family business and treat all our customers like they’re part of our family.
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FIG RESTAURANT & BAR Papanui
CAFE MAYFIELD Mayfield
MOSAIC BY SIMO Addington
Serving a range of fine cuisines that can truly be described as international to suit any occasion. Situated on site at the Quality Hotel Elms in Papanui and open daily for breakfast and dinner, they pride themselves on their mouth-watering food - including a range of gluten-free and vegetarian options and their comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Coffee from 6am. All day snacks. Dinner from 5pm.
Cafe Mayfield offers a variety of options on our new café menu or dine out on fish and chips from our take away menu. Large range of freshly made sandwiches, slices and scones to select from as well as lots of other delicious cabinet food. We are child friendly with an exciting new play-ground area. Offering a vast range of gluten friendly and vegan options, we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit!
Being New Zealands first authentic Moroccan Restaurant, we feel a great responsibility to introduce our guests to the wonderful flavors and hospitality of Morocco and provide an unforgettable dining experience. Savour the many layers of herbs and spices, infused oils and fragrant waters, the sweetness of syrups, honeyed fruits and nuts, the pungent saltiness of preserved lemons and olives. So, take time to share the pleasure of eating at Mosaic by Simo.
456 Papanui Road, Christchurch Ph 03 352 4903 email@example.com
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SWEET SOCIÉTÉ Sydenham
SIGN OF THE TAKAHE Cashmere
THE AFFORDABLE FOOD TRAILER COMPANY
Stocking the well-known French-inspired J’aime Les Macarons. She Universe Chocolates, Italian Gelato, and mouthwatering freshly creamed donuts. Sweet Societe offers a twist of European tea, meringues, cupcakes and more. With a wide range of gluten-free treats, you can be sure to find something for the whole family. All freshly baked and delivered daily. Open 7 Days.
This is Christchurch’s best kept secret! With a castle like feel, this is a welcoming bustling cafe by day and a lux chilled out bar & casual dining restaurant by night. Family friendly and affordable, a unique heritage building experience just 10 minutes from the CBD. Menu and online booking on website. Cafe | Bar | Restaurant High Tea | Weddings Functions | Beer Garden
356 Colombo Street, Sydenham (inside Colombo Mall) Ph 03 365 2771
200 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere Ph: 03 925 8766
You dream it – we transform it! We start with a blank canvas (the size and model of your chosen trailer), and can do a fitout for any business or purpose you can imagine (not just food!). If you have an idea and want professionals to design and fitout a vehicle to make it work - talk to the experts now. We work with you to suit your budget and needs... and can make the whole process very cost effective. Call Pete: 021 0259 4977
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CRAFT ROOM CAFE Heathcote
YE-CHON KOREAN BBQ Riccarton
LITTLE RIVER CAFE & STORE Little River
Located in the Heathcote Valley, our space is owned and operated by a small team of friendly locals and is eclectic and up-cycled with all-day sunshine and an easy-going vibe. Our team bake everything in our cabinet including plant-based, gluten-free, and vegan options. We proudly serve Prima coffee which roasts locally. We also feature local arts, crafts, and products. We are all about supporting local.
Ye-Chon is a Korean BBQ spot serving up a generous range of traditional Korean Cuisine in a contemporary setting. Ye-Chon specialises in “Korean Barbeque”, a dining format rooted around communal values. Their in-house wet-aged cuts grilled over charcoals and generous hospitality is sure to keep you craving! Open 6 days: Mon-Sat 11.30am-8.30pm
We are famous around Canterbury as specialists in rustic home-cooked savoury and sweet foods. We have heaps of great gift ideas in our store, championing all that is local and you will not find a better wine or craft beer selection anywhere on the Peninsula. Open 7 days.
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Views and venues
The view is unsurpassed. The food makes innovative use of ingredients, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Harbour House Cafe is at the heart of Governors Bay, a fun place to gather and bring the community together.
ut it’s more than that,” says owner Nic Graham. “It’s a destination. Once you drive over the hill or through the tunnel and have Lyttelton Harbour as a backdrop, it is as if you are in a different world.” What more spectacular setting for a family brunch, an intimate dinner or a bigger celebration. “We can cater for all kinds of functions. Recently our Europetrained chef Verdi Malik created special food for a totally vegan birthday. We make superb hors d’oeuvres for drinks functions and
with the versatility of our indoor spaces, we can have fully seated or buffet events.” But you can experience the delicious food at the cafe at any time of the day – for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its eggs Benedict is famous – deservedly so with the cafe’s smoky butter hollandaise and house-made potato rosti. Equally tempting are the chicken waffles and the delicious array of tapas. “We are very proud of our food and of our team’s focus on service. Come and give us a try.”
79 Main Road, Governors Bay | Phone 03 329 9825 | www.governorsbay.nz/harbour-house-cafe
A winter love story We may well be looking forward to putting winter behind us, but let’s face it, Canterbury can still experience chilly weather right up to, and into, spring. That means food that warms, nourishes and feeds the soul is as necessary as that snuggly scarf and overcoat we can’t imagine being without.
sian fusion restaurant The Dish provides the perfect solution to winter weariness.
The physical space of this eatery is Oriental décor at its most ambient; the cares of the
day slip away as welcoming wait staff look after patrons’ needs with a warm efficiency
and meticulous attention to detail. The menu caters to every palate and dietary requirement, including gluten free. Favourites in chilly weather are the tender and succulent beef cheek Massaman curry, served with mashed kumara and roti chips; the wok fried Angus beef cubes with black pepper and garlic, mushroom and green beans, and the lamb shank aromatic curry with roasted curry and kumara chips. For devotees of pork, the twice cooked, wokfried pork belly with spicy herbs, Sichuan peppercorns and beans will see you replenished and nearly repleted. Finish with something yummy from the Temptation Desserts, and yes, you’ll be right back in love with winter! The Dish is located at 376 Montreal Street. Phone 03 925 9787. For bookings of up to 10 people, please use the booking calendar and receive an automatic confirmation. www.thedish.co.nz
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HARBOUR HOUSE Governors Bay
THE PEDAL PUSHER Addington
Harbour House is here to bring you delightful coffee, scrumptious food and refreshing beverages, served with a smile in front of picturesque views of beautiful Governors Bay. Talk to us about hosting your next function or catering platters for a BBQ at home, or a menu specially designed just for you and your event. Relax with us and spend some time on the deck enjoying the spectacular views.
Delicious meals, refreshing beverages, relaxing atmosphere. Book your function now! Come and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service. Open: 7 days 11am till late.
79 Main Road, Governors Bay Ph: 03 329 9825
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In your glass Jumping Goat Whisky Liqueur & Vodka Liqueur Organic coffee liqueurs that will keep you jumping till dawn. Mixed with 33 percent alcohol. Apparently, the story started with a goat herder in Ethiopia discovering coffee when his goats started jumping around but I’d rather hear the stories after a night on it at someone’s house? Wouldn’t you?
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The National Distilleries signature dry bouquet of seven core gin aromatics does not fail to impress. Its symphony of florals includes New Zealand flax seed, rose petals, organic rose hip and chamomile to produce a beautifully balanced gin with hints of sweetness and lingering floral. Superb artwork on the cover creates an outstanding brand.
THE DISH City The Dish welcomes you to experience our Asian Fusion menu… once you have tasted you will keep coming back again and again! We offer a tremendous range of entrees and mains… and are vegan and vegetarian friendly. Try our brand new Dumpling Menu – you will be impressed! Lunch Special - $15 Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm-9.30pm Open 7 days 376 Montreal St, City Centre Ph 03 925 9787 Find us on:
AMIGO CAFE Sydenham An abundance of proper deliciousness freshly made daily. You’ll feel like a local the moment you walk in and will notice the many regulars who love our food. A seriously tempting brunch menu and selection of slices and biscuits to enjoy with afternoon (or morning) tea. We use delicious Hummingbird coffee beans and along with our talented baristas you get the perfect brew every time. Visit us for an experience like no other. The Colombo Mall 23/363 Colombo St. Ph 03 377 7699
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Shirley 03 386 0528 205 Hills Rd
Blenheim Road 03 343 1523 280 Blenheim Rd
Parklands 03 383 2478 60 Queenspark Drive
Brougham Street 03 366 5737 151 Waltham Rd Eastgate 03 381 3660 227 Linwood Avenue
Hillmorton 03 338 7733 7 Halswell Rd Rangiora 03 310 8200 28 High St
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Pie vibe is important. Sometimes the feel of where and how you buy your pie can affect your experience.
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t’s a staple of growing up in New Zealand and the good old-fashioned pie has now hit new levels of stardom in our gastronomic repertoire. Celebrity Chef, Peter Gordon, who has prepared pies for the Queen, was a judge in the just announced 2021 Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards. “A great pie is a very good thing, and we do many really great pies in New Zealand,” says Peter. Award-winning pies start out by not just looking great, they need to be the correct weight before any further judging. Most of the categories need to be 280g or less and no soggy bottoms. Bakels have 12 award categories but, in my search, I cut it down to some simple rules. Pie vibe, pastry, meat/filling, taste and price. Prices range from the $2, “dear God no” pie all the way to the $10.50 Cassels milk stout pie. Finding a great pie for mid-range $5.50 was a challenge but they are out there. The Hills Road Bakery has a stunning steak and kidney. Pie vibe is important. Sometimes the feel of where and how you buy your pie can affect your experience. Who doesn’t like a Hororata pie straight after a day at Mount Hutt? Craig Minehan from Hope River pies in Lyttleton told me: “Good cooking makes a good pie, pastry is important, but the filling is what it’s all about.” Their beef cheek, red wine and grain mustard is brilliant. Piesofcanterbury, which I teamed up with in my search for the perfect pie, has received a lot of feedback on the best finds. As always, the Fairlie Bakehouse, which has a cult following, stood out. Behind the legendary bakery/cafe is a buzzing factory, where Franz Lieber (internationally trained chef/founder) and his tight-knit team create an amazing array of gourmet pies that are all ‘made with love’. Fairlie Bakehouse believes fresh is best and make all baked goods fresh onsite daily. It takes pride in using quality, locally sourced produce. Other top mentions from our search go to The Sheffield Pie Shop, Michaels Hillmorton Bakery, Gorgeous Foods, Sissys Kitchenette, Crisp Cafe, Una Bakery, Bakehouse Cashmere, Country Kitchen and Le Bakermen. Couplands and Kai Pai bakeries won awards in this year’s Bakels contest, but in 24 years the supreme award has never gone to the South Island. Maybe next time? In the meantime, send your pie feedback to piesofcanterbury.
FLICK THE BEAN Kaiapoi
THE CHINA KITCHEN Papanui
Flick the Bean is a newly opened coffee shop located next to the Challenge Waimak in Kaiapoi. Experienced & Friendly Baristas serving Switch Coffee, homemade slices, the most delicious scones and hot food. Looking for a new local, come check us out Mon-Fri 6am-2pm, Sat 7am-1pm. On your way to work, txt 022 382 3877 and we will have your coffee ready for you.
We make the freshest and best authentic Chinese food to delight your palate and feed your soul. Our food is made with healthy ingredients using our very own recipes. Try our homemade Dumplings, made fresh for you everyday and our new Dim Sum lunch menu. No MSG. Gluten free options available. Dine-in or takeaway + Menulog and UberEats. BYO wine & fully licensed. Open Tues to Sat 11.30am-9.30pm, Sun 11.30am-9pm.
We take inspiration from traditional Taiwanese cuisine and mix the diverse Asian cultural style, fresh flavours and chic setting. To find out more about Formosa, just scan QR code above. Open Mon-Sat only.
5 Main North Rd, Kaiapoi Christchurch 7691 Ph: 022 382 3877
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YESCHEF EVENTS & CATERING South Island YesChef Events & Catering brings you a wide variety of catering options from our fully self-sufficient mobile kitchen. Our menus offer: Casual ‘Food Truck Experiences’, fully serviced ‘Canape’ & ‘Fork & Talk’ packages and ‘Grazing Tables’ just to name a few… the options are endless!
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SALMON HEAVEN Bush Inn Just arrived at Salmon Heaven Bush Inn, top quality, sashimi-grade New Caledonian Crystal Blue Prawns – if you haven’t tried these yet put it on the must do list, they are “to die for”! Salmon Heaven also now open at 124 Parnell Road, Auckland. NZ family owned and operated.
ARBOUR WOODFIRED PIZZA Lyttelton Housed in a new building with a clear roof, repurposed 120-year-old Lyttelton fishing boat as the bar, and packed with plants, Arbour Woodfired Pizza is like walking into a giant glass house. With a menu that follows the seasons using almost 100% NZ sourced ingredients, our highly experienced, dedicated pizza chefs work with our beautiful woodfired oven to produce stunning artisanal pizza you can’t get anywhere else. Visit us for an experience like no other.
Now Open - In the Provedore of the Bush Inn Centre Ph. 021 184 6113
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Gin giants of Geraldine Aotearoa has a growing number of gin distillers yet few have made such a mighty impact in such a short time as Geraldine couple Saskia and Andrew Lewis, creators of Humdinger Gin.
eptember 1 last year saw the first bottles of their gin produced, and a few short months later it has already
achieved national and international recognition in three prestigious gin and spirits competitions.
Humdinger won two silver medals in the London Spirits Competition, 2021; two bronzes in the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), 2021; and in the New Zealand Spirits Awards, 2021, for Dry Gin in the Gin Category, a gold medal. Andrew says paramount to the brand is that people know exactly what goes into each bottle. “We have big glass doors at the distillery, so visitors can see everything. The truly natural botanicals are on display. We’re fully transparent in everything we do.” Andrew and Saskia never
forget those championing them either. “The support from locals, friends and family means we can run the still frequently, which enables us to really refine our recipe, the process and equipment, to the point where our gins are consistently winning awards. Without that tremendous support, we wouldn’t be where we are today.” Visitors can sample Humdinger Gin at 3a Talbot Street, Geraldine. Phone on 027 463 4790. Visit and like the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ humdinger.nz. www.humdinger.nz
Cosy commuting cuisine For commuters living in or around Christchurch’s satellite villages, it’s a godsend to know there are eating establishments on their route into or out of the city that serve fabulous food, seven days a week.
ne such eatery is The Cosy Café at Northcote, where patrons are assured of the warmest welcome and
dedicated attention to service from owners Amy and Sam Lester. Everything is fresh and
home-made onsite, and caters to all dietary requirements, gluten-free and vegetarian included. Cabinet goodies of
pastries, savouries, cakes and slices make for the perfect take-away or “bring-a-plate” request. The breakfast menu tempts the morning commuter with a generous representation of hot meals to set patrons up for the working day ahead, as well as the more Continental type of breakfast fare, featuring pancakes, muesli and freshly toasted bagels. Mid-morning sees a wellbalanced brunch/lunch menu, offering lighter meals, like toasted sandwiches, English muffins and soup-of-the-day (seasonal), alongside heartier items, such as the always popular BLT; burgers and fries. Loved by locals, with regulars enjoying a bit of banter with the team while having a coffee or tucking into their favourite meal, truly, life doesn’t come any cosier than here at The Cosy Café. The Cosy Café is located at 24/150 Cavendish Road, Christchurch. Phone 03 352 0412. www.facebook.com/cosycafe1
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HUMDINGER GIN Geraldine
SPICE HUB Heathcote Valley
THE MILK BAR West Melton
Crafted in the heart of Geraldine, the Humdinger Dry and Citrus Gins are worldclass. Winning Gold & Silver Medals in their first year of operation is testament to the diligence of the distillers. The Dry Gin is an absolute classic with a beautifully long finish, while the Citrus Gin is fragrantly enticing and refreshing. Order online or have a tasting in the Distillery to find your new favourite.
Spice Hub’s menu includes all your favourite chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian curries. All you have to do is decide what to eat and place an order. We have something for everyone. Come and try our secret recipes that are cooked to perfection using the finest blend of authentic Indian spices and richest ingredients to make your tastebuds go WOW!
Fish n Chips, Burgers, Nachos, American Hot Dogs, Milk Shakes/Slushies – every flavour! Soft Serve Ice Cream, Kids play area, OldSchool Space Invaders Machine. Licensed. Dine In/Take Away. Hours - 11am to 7.30pm(ish) - 7 days.
3a Talbot St alleyway, Geraldine
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Located on Cavendish Road, locally owned café with a wide range of homemade cabinet food, full breakfast, brunch and lunch menu available. Providing gluten free options and can cater for any other dietary requirements on request. Enjoy our Hummingbird roasted coffee blend made by our experienced baristas. Open 7 days, 7am – 4pm.
For the freshest seafood caught locally and around NZ, Fisherman’s Wharf is the place to visit. With plenty of fresh fish cooked to perfection and there are plenty of other dish options to choose from. Fisherman’s Wharf is in the heart of Lyttelton over looking the working port - the view is top class and forever changing. A very relaxing nautical vibe.
Gold Card Lunches Mon-Fri Mon/Tue Wood-fired pizzas $20 Tues Quiz night - free entry & prizes Wednesday $15 Burgers Thursday $20 Steak Night Sunday $10 Waffles Function Room - fundraisers/private functions Takeaways available. Open 7 days: Sun 9am-late, Mon-Sat 11.30-late
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In your kitchen
ROOM 205 COFFEE HOUSE
Wine is the answer...
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.
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Contact us directly for your next business meeting, function or party bookings. Room 205 are available for all your catering requirements… Serving fresh homemade food (GF, VG, DF, KETO) and barista coffee. We can cater for up to 60 people in our upstairs area that. 205 Fendalton Road, Fendalton (corner Clyde and Fendalton Road) Open 7 Days. Ph 03 351 1488
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All your future BBQ’s won’t be eatable without it! “Bloody Good Sauce” is a unique smoky plum flavour and derives its name from the very words spoken by a group of blokes salivating after their first smell and taste of our amazing sauce. Available now at select stores or online at www.driedfruit.co.nz and various fetes.
Offering you this amazing Lunch Special! Enjoy an Authentic Thai Meal. Only $12 ( Thai spicy on request ) also serving iced lemon tea and iced Thai milk tea. Pop in and try our yummy food - you will keep coming back time after time… Open Monday to Saturday 88D Riccarton Road (03 343 3318) (corner of Riccarton and Straven Rds)
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A Bakery treasure trove at the bottom of the hill. An easy location for you to pop in and stock up on our bakery products. Delicious hand made cakes, Danish pastries, pies, sausage rolls and Underground Coffee. Catering also available. 73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph. 337 8214
MRS HIGGINS OVEN FRESH COOKIES Enjoy oven fresh cookies just like grandma used to bake. L’affare coffee, real fruit ice creams, cookie desserts and shakes, delicious pies and more. Great for office shouts or corporate functions just give us a call. 10 New Regent Street Ph. 022 416 5077 9.30am – 4.30pm 7 Days 72 5 August, 2021 Metropol
At Gatehouse Café we have a large variety of keto options here on the outskirts of Christchurch. Bring the kids or dogs down to our park like surroundings and enjoy a delightful meal while relaxing away from the busy city life. 185a Kirk Road, Templeton Ph 03 344 2052 www.gatehousecafe.co.nz
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Come visit our store for all your delicious and healthy fresh fish. So many options available. See our Facebook page for our daily catch. Mon-Sat 9.30-7pm, Sun 9.30-3pm Shop 2, 125 Main South Rd, Sockburn Ph 027 300 7070
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Billie Jack’s offers a full KETO menu at our new shop found at The Yard Eatery in central city Chch...everything GLUTEN FREE, everything SUGAR FREE. Come and see us for lunch or dinner ! Open hours: Wed to Sat 11am-7.30pm 173 St Asaph St, Entrance on Sugarloaf Lane email@example.com Ph. 027 664 2870
Customised Cooking Classes Get a group of your friends or workmates together. Fiona will demonstrate and cook the food of your choice. You will sit down to a feast at the end of the night and go away inspired. $75pp. Ideal for a mid winter outing for book groups, social clubs, sports groups, and birthday celebrations etc. www.fionasfood.co.nz Ph 027 2295671
COTTAGE PANTRY & GALLERY
In addition to a great range of dried food ingredients, come and explore the attached cottage where an extensive range of British sweets, Dutch liquorice, Kiwi favourites, handmade chocolates, fudge and beautifully wrapped gifts await you. Open 7 days.
“Meltonia” is all about ‘Making Canterbury Sparkle’ – celebrating everything that Canterbury has to be proud of. Visit our Cellar Door in West Melton or shop online. Open Thurs to Sun 10am to 5pm.
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cnr Weedons Ross & Johnson Rds, West Melton. Ph 03 347 4968 www.meltonestate.co.nz
Proud to announce we are now situated in our own store on Lincoln Rd - we create a range of baked goods such as celebration cakes, savouries, bread, including a variety of Keto & Gluten Free options We also bake authentic Filipino desserts. Open Tue-Sun - check Facebook for hours. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 027 563 2125 or 027 841 2233
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Gather | Eat | Drink Arrive at a completely styled & furnished event complete with a private bar. Platters & Grazing stations paired with local craft beers, wine and cocktails. We make fab events easy to organise and memorable with views to boot. Level 1/217 Marine Parade Ph 03 423 3170 www.levelone.nz
HALSWELL BAKERY & CAFÉ Our pies are full of tender, slow cooked beef, rich, flavoursome gravy, encased in soft flaky pastry. 346 Halswell Road Open 7 days Ph 322 4600 email@example.com www.halswellbakery.co.nz
Feeling like dessert on these cool nights? How about one of our own lollie cake cheesecakes to sweeten the day. Only available at Country Kitchen Bakery Redwood.
Say it with fudge! With a wide range of products and delightful giftware, The Fudge Cottage has something for everyone.
356b Main North Road, Redwood Next to Mobil Ph. 03 352 8111
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Freedom Furniture RAYLE basket
A place for everything An organised home creates a calmer and more inviting environment.
Adairs red earth tufted basket
Interior Warehouse recycled pine wine cabinet
aving functional storage throughout your home will help keep things in their rightful place. The right kind of storage will look different in every home and can work into the design of a room depending on materials and colourways. Wooden cabinetry and cupboards are classic and simple, and extremely practical for storing things
out of the way. They are also good in hallways and tight spaces, as they can nicely sit up against a wall and not take up too much space. Baskets are a nice way to store loose bits and pieces and stops these creating clutter, such as shoes, dog leads or umbrellas. Kept by the front door and this becomes a functional and stylish entrance accessory.
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Styling Kate Alexander | Photography Bryce Carleton
FURNISHINGS: All are stylist’s own
A warm welcome
Stepping into a stunning hallway sets the tone for what’s in store throughout the rest of a house. Make a beautiful first impression with a warm and welcoming wall colour.
his hallway has been given a creative touch with Resene FX Paint Effects medium coloured with Resene Half Alabaster. Resene FX Paint Effects is a semi-transparent product, that you add colour to. By way of different application techniques, such as sponging or ragrolling, it creates a unique effect on your walls. This is particularly handy if you have a few marks that you want to cover! Bring in the darker, plain colour of Resene Explorer on your side wall, echoing it in accents such as your desk and vases or bowls. Paint a pattern in a subtle light colour on the floor, such as
the one here that mimics pebbles. Not only will this create a sense of drama, but also encourage the eye to look around the room. If you’re worried that the space is too small or doesn’t receive enough light from a small window, a mirror will bounce what light there is, creating a greater sense of space. There may not be much floor area, but there is room above, so reach up and use this vertical space with a free-standing coat stand. Stylish and practical, it can be coated in Resene Explorer to provide colour continuity as well as providing a handy storage solution for coats and bags.
‘Tiled’ background in Resene Midwinter Mist with ‘grout’ in Resene Stack, A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from left to right) Resene Explorer, Resene French Grey, Resene Stack, Resene Jumbo and Resene Arrowroot, candlestick in Resene Jumbo, finial in Resene Armadillo, small vase in Resene French Grey, tall vase in Resene Stack with stripes in Resene French Grey, lidded container in Resene Explorer and picture frame in Resene Arrowroot.
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Store owner Ann Reeves
The Clocks Bookshop
Not long ago many predicted the end of books. But during the 18 months that The Clocks Bookshop has been open, book sales have boomed and at least three other independent booksellers have opened their doors in the South Island.
he Clocks has more than doubled the number of books it was carrying when it opened. It still specialises in children’s books, (classics such as Harry the Dirty Dog and The Nickel Nackle Tree, still sell well), along with cookbooks – (Romanian, Baltic or Burmese recipes anyone?), and crime books (Donna Leon, Peter Lovesey and 70+ Agatha Christie titles). But now the non-fiction and general fiction shelves are also overflowing with titles that you may not see in the mass market stores. “What an independent bookshop can offer is discovery,” says The Clocks Bookshop’s owner, Ann Reeves. “That chance to find, via our personally curated selection, words or pictures you may very well fall in love with.” Ann adds of the Elmwood Village site. “We are fortunate to be here and we have such a fantastic customer base. So many people come in and say, ‘How are you going? It’s so good to have you here. Please stay.’” And they definitely are not going anywhere. www.theclocksbookshop.co.nz
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Fiksate Gallery Showcasing NZ’s top urban artists. New exhibitions and workshops, monthly print releases and custom framing. Fiksate is NZ’s leading urban art hub! www.fiksate.com | 54 Hawdon St, Sydenham | email@example.com Metropol 5 August, 2021 77
Dreaming of a great kitchen Almost 10 years ago, Adrian Kay started his own Dream Doors Kitchens franchise in 2012.
ince then, Adrian and his tightly knit team of skilled tradesmen have earned a sterling reputation for bringing a new lease of life to one of the most
lived-in areas of your house. That reputation has earned him and the team the distinction of being Dream Doors Kitchen Franchisee of
the year consecutively since 2013 and being awarded the very prestigious Westpac Franchise Association of New Zealand award for ‘Franchisee of the Year’ in 2017. These accolades are the result of hard work, professionalism
and attention to detail, whether it’s building a new kitchen, or renovating an existing one. The exiting cabinetry is left in place as part of Dream Doors’ ethos of sustainability, while the doors, drawers, benchtops, handles, sinks, taps and other areas of one of your home’s biggest assets all can be brought up to date. Adrian will sit down with you and go through the process step by step, ensuring you know that nothing is overlooked or corners cut to get your kitchen looking and feeling just how you dreamed it would. After nearly a decade, Adrian and the team are just getting started. You will find them at 10a/1 Stark Drive, Wigram, phone 03 338 1081, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.dreamdoors.co.nz
Perfecting your gathering space At Dream Doors Kitchens, they believe the kitchen is a place to gather, cook, share meals, and socialise with friends and family. Whether you require minimal renovation or an entire new kitchen, they can take care of as much, or as little, of the renovation process as you need. Adrian and his team of skilled tradesman take great pride in their work and are ready to help you make your New Kitchen or Kitchen Renovation dreams come true. www.dreamdoors.co.nz | Ph:03 338 1081 | email@example.com 78 5 August, 2021 Metropol
Time to get ready for summer With winter winding down and the prospect of warmer and longer days on the horizon, there’s no better time to get the team at Louvre Solutions to ensure your outdoor entertainent area provides shade and protection from the elements. Make your place the centre of attention all year round with the perfect louvre solution. www.louvresolutions.co.nz | Ph: 0275 356 286
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Take a Superhome tour The Superhome movement tours are back for 2021. Tour organisers are excited to showcase several future proofed Superhomes, designed and built to be environmentally aware and in harmony with nature. Warmer in winter and easier to heat for less cost.
uperhome co-founder and designer Bob Burnett says the tours are a chance to visit some of the country’s most beautiful, sustainable, healthy Superhomes. “Join us for an inspiring day of fun and discovery with expert commentary from owners, designers, builders, and project participants. Hear about what makes a home healthy for people and the planet. Ask the owners questions about what it’s like to live in a Superhome and the process of creating one. “The Superhome movement provides the vehicle for educating residents on what really makes a healthy home. As a notfor-profit organisation, we are not selling specific systems and products. We advocate for what works, based on proven science. There is no greenwash or smoke and mirrors.
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Just passionate people with the desire to improve the way society lives.” Something special happens when you take a tour of exemplary Superhomes, he says. “There is a superb level of interaction, engagement and positive energy.” Experiencing the warmth and quality of the homes, meeting the experts and owners, and discussing innovative ideas that can inform your own project, is a wonderful and immensely valuable experience, Bob adds. The following pages feature just three of the magnificent Superhomes on this year’s tour – to view them all and to book your ticket visit www.superhome.co.nz Every ticket includes a healthy home design guide and Superhome tour book; a wealth of resources for anyone interested in the design of Superhomes.
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6 Runswick Lane, Broadoaks
Blending architectural influences
Architectural designer and Superhome co-founder Bob Burnett and his wife, Japanese architect Shizuka Yasui, naturally chose the best of both New Zealand and Japanese influences when designing their own family home in Broad Oaks on Christchurch’s Port Hills.
he multi-award-winning house served as a Superhome show home until the second Christchurch earthquake in February 2011. Repairs were delayed over the last nine years but have now been completed and the home is better than ever. The Superhome Movement focused initially on new homes, however it also recognises the crucial importance of renovations and upgrading.
“Even new, a home built to New Zealand Building Code produces seven times the carbon emissions required to meet the Paris agreement which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius,” says Bob. “We can’t solve climate change and the biodiversity emergency by only building better new buildings. It is essential that we fix the existing building stock, too.”
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New Brighton stunner Designer Warren Clarke wanted to build an ultra-energy efficient home that would also be a practical family home. The home achieves the maximum Homestar 10 rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council — one of only three in New Zealand to do so.
he layout maximises space by eliminating passageways and making areas multi-purpose. An open plan layout and good indoor/outdoor flow were also important. There is no garage, both to save costs and because Warren believes that transport will change in the future.
124 Bowhill Road, New Brighton
Warren based his design on Passive Haus principals, with north-facing windows to allow passive heating of the slab foundation. He then concentrated on airtightness and insulation. The floor, walls, and roof are all super-insulated. Fibreglass framed windows are low-e and argon gas filled. Mechanical heat recovery ventilation (MHRV) removes the stale moist air and brings in fresh air. In-slab hot water pipes, rooftop photovoltaic panels, and a heat pump heat the interior and keep power bills low. Grey water recycling, acoustics, and energy reduction all helped the home achieve the top Homestar rating. We don’t have winter and summer duvets or winter and summer PJs. It’s the same temperature in every room.”
Foundations: Engineered waffle slab on TC2 land Insulation: Knauf Jetstream blown insulation Windows: Fibreglass extrusion, low-e, argon gas, layered for acoustic reduction Roof: Jetstream insulation, acoustic HushPanel ceiling Heating: Hydronic in-slab by WarmthNZ, air-sourced heat pump, PV panels Ventilation: MHRV Water: Grey water recycling
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When east meets west Christchurch homeowners Vickie and John took their inspiration from a 1909 Bungalow on Fendalton Road called Los Angeles House and Japanese Minka Houses to create “The Big Cottage.”
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he result is a modern reinterpretation of the California bungalow style, with significant Japanese influence. The home incorporates timeless and enduring architecture, with the addition of latest building technologies and techniques to create a comfortable, energy-efficient, sustainable home. The sloping stone and timber walls and a sweeping roofline ground the building. The floor plan is completely different to a bungalow. The Japanese influence on the planning is evident with no hallway. Spaces flow from one to another, eliminating passageways and avoiding wasted space. Shoji sliding doors allow the space to be opened or closed depending on the desired usage from time to time.
37 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton
Super-insulated thermal bridge free construction Warm roof, Gerard singles over PIR insulation CLT Cross Laminated Timber roof panels EcoPanel Walls Airtightness of 0.6 ach Windows: triple glazed uPVC Renewable energy: Solar PV and batteries Rainwater and greywater recycling
Beautiful and energy efficient homes with a difference. Experience that speaks for itself. • Builder of the first 8 Homestar rated home in Australasia (2012) • A founding participant of the Superhome Movement • A 25 year reputation of exceptional craftsmanship
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Paste it on
In the art
Having a feature wall using wallpaper is a fun way to switch up a room without committing to painting all four walls. You can make this as dramatic or understated as you like by sticking with natural colours, or going for a bold block colour to really make a statement in the room.
Art is an individual and personalised part of a home. On a neutral backdrop, a colourful piece of art can become a beautiful feature in the room and really set the mood of a space.
Underfoot A rug instantly softens up a space and brings real cosiness to the room. Adding a rug can bring in colour as well as texture; both elements that will change up the feel of the room.
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A colourful touch Neutrals are safe and timeless, but pops of colour in the home brings life and brightness into spaces. Here are six easy and non-intimidating ways to add a little touch of colour to your home.
Throw it on Blankets and throws are a simple addition to the lounge or bedroom to inject instant colour. Draped over the arm of the couch or at the end of the bed, these cosy accessories can tie in feature colours throughout the room.
If too much colour in your home is a terrifying thought, picking a few small utensils or accessories is a nice way to add some colour. A beautiful bright fruit bowl for the bench or a set of coloured teacups or mugs are nice ideas to start.
An easy injection of colour into a space is with natures greenery. Indoor plants come in many shapes and sizes; they can be potted in the corner of a room, placed on tables and shelves, or even hang from the ceiling.
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Create a mini orchard Nothing beats the ﬂavour of delicious home-grown fruit; knowing exactly what’s gone into, and onto, that fruit is an extra bonus. Even with minimal space, it’s easy to create a mini home orchard. Plan your varieties carefully, and you can step out of your back door and pick your own fresh fruit for most of the year. Terra Viva’s Peter Worsp gives his expert advice on mini orchards.
on’t be deterred by small spaces as most fruits can be grown in pots or in EasyGrow bags set in the ground at planting time. These mesh bags limit the growth of larger roots, which limits the tree’s size, but still allows fine feeding roots through the mesh. Use top quality planting mix, the appropriate fertiliser, and regular watering and hey presto! You’re an orchardist! The secret to bumper crops of fruit is well-prepared soil with compost, sheep pellets, real blood and bone, and 24-month slow food mixed in. Alternatively, for containergrowing, use top quality potting mix as once the tree is in the pot you won’t be taking it out for some time. Regular watering in the warmer/growing months as well as an occasional top-up feeding will reward you with the freshest of fruit.
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Despite our winter-cold climate, citrus is very popular in Christchurch and several varieties are available in a dwarf option, making them suitable for container-growing. The EverGrow bags can also be used to restrict size for in-ground growing.
There are plenty of fruit varieties ideal for pots or ground planting. • 12 varieties of apples (6 dwarf varieties) • 7 varieties of apricot • 9 varieties of plum • 7 varieties of nectarine (3 patio dwarf) • 17 varieties of peach (5 patio dwarf) • Also including columnar apples, double-grafted apples and pears, cherries, figs, pears and quinces.
Top soft fruit tips:
feijoas: same growing conditions as citrus strawberries: sun, quality well-drained soil, regular watering blueberries: same acid soil and fertiliser as rhododendrons, plus sun and water grapes: average soil with good drainage, general fruit fertiliser, hard pruning in winter raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries: water well, feed regularly, prune hard in winter once all the leaves are off
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plant in full sun feed with citrus food water regularly grow in well-drained, well-prepared soil
Top fruit tree pruning tips: • • • • •
increased airflow and sunlight penetration for maximum fruit cut branches just above an outward-facing bud to guide growth removing diseased wood and crossing branches shaping the tree to an ‘open vase’ shape keeping the tree small with vigour-reducing pruning in summer
Expert advice is only a phone call away, call Terra Viva today on 03 358 5565. Metropol 5 August, 2021 87
Art, antiques & collectables Those who have missed the antique shops and art galleries that used to populate Merivale many years ago have been delighted to discover The Vintro Room.
own the arcade at 186 Papanui Road, opposite Merivale Mall, The Vintro Room has a large and eclectic range of desirable art, antiques and collectables, with prices ranging from $10 to more than
$1000, with new stock arriving daily. Owner, Maddie Hatton, says “A lot of our customers say it’s great to have this sort of shop back in Merivale, and we are very happy to be here.”
Personalised name signs available from Zelmar Creations One-off and eclectic pieces available at The Vintro Room.
Sabelle luxurious Sheep Milk beauty products available at Coco Gifts.
New stock of art, antiques, furniture and collectables arriving daily at The Vintro Room.
The Vintro Room is always looking to buy special pieces.
Tin Ware and Flowers available from Dusty Old Things.
Specialising in art and unique collectable pieces. Please contact us if you are thinking of selling.
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186 Papanui Rd. Tues-Sat 10am-2pm Ph 0272 696 290
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Having a clean and tidy space is an instant moodbooster but given the myriad of time-consuming tasks which take up our days, it can be hard to do it all. Here are some of Metropol’s quick and dirty tips for targeting forgotten spots at home.
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Knobs, handles and switches: Think how much these are touched! Wipe them at least once a week, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. The same goes for your TV remotes. Curtains and blinds: Not only do these block out light, but they collect their fair share of dust and mildew. Ick! Check the fabric to see if it can be machine washed, or simply wipe blinds with a damp cloth. Colourful selection of reasonably priced, handmade woollen Kilims at Persian Rug Gallery, Northlands Mall.
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Dishwasher and washing machine. Yes, the irony. If these don’t seem to be doing their jobs, or smell a bit funky, scrub with baking soda and vinegar and run a cycle with nothing in it. Hot wash on the washing machine, of course.
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Mural magic at Riverside
The Canterbury Heritage Awards recognise excellence in heritage tourism and conservation, and celebrate the repair and reconstruction efforts that have gone into revitalising the city following its devastation by the 2011 earthquakes.
everal categories make up the awards including the heritage tourism award, in which the Riverside Market mural received a certificate of special recognition. On the east side of the market building, the stunning mural pays homage to the buildings lost in the 2011 earthquake. The complex mural designed by Josh Thompson tells a story of Christchurch’s past, present and future. Since opening last year, Riverside Market has quickly become a buzzing destination in the heart of the city for locals and visitors looking to explore some of the city.
General Manager Rachel Gould says, “Riverside was created as a focal point for the city to regenerate the Central Business District for locals and tourists. It wouldn’t be the success it is without the traders who create a warm, welcome and inclusive environment.” Riverside Market is proud of its work with ethnic communities and has created a strong relationship with the Office of Ethnic Communities. Riverside hosts approximately one event per month for Ethnic Groups and the Market has become a central meeting place for people of different cultures and backgrounds. www.riverside.nz
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Once in a lifetime Riverside Market is impressive for several reasons, the stunning craftmanship and construction at the forefront.
he team that brought the concept to reality, Consortium Construction, have delighted in watching locals and visitors enjoy the hub since its opening last year. General Manager, Brooke Whiting says, “Having the opportunity to work on such a significant, landmark project will always go down in our books as a career highlight. This was a once in a lifetime project for our city, and working with the developers right from the project’s inception was pretty special. Every time I visit Riverside or drive past, I can’t help but feel happy.” The site that borders Cashel Mall, Oxford Terrace and Lichfield Street has proven
the perfect location and has become a magnet for getting people into the heart of the city. The build was unique and challenging in more ways than one, and reflecting on the project, Brooke is proud of what his team achieved. “This was a project with a multitude of moving parts and challenges, and was a risky project that not many contractors would be capable of handling. We’re very proud of how our Commercial Construction Manager & Director of the business Watene Pikia and his team took care of the project. Start to finish, Watene and his crew took care of everything in an efficient and professional manner. Full credit to them!”
In the heart of Christchurch, an inner-city apartment created a unique opportunity for design.
collaboration between Wilkie Bruce architects, Ingrid Geldof Design and Jane Swinard Interiors brought the vision to life, and the team worked closely with the clients to create a comfortable, warm, and functional space. Ingrid Geldof worked on the space planning and layout right from the get-go. A kitchen is the heart of the home, and for this project it was needing a masculine and elegant look, with a welcoming feel. Ingrid says, “The small kitchen space was designed with all the necessary fittings and fixtures for a couple to live comfortably in this inner-city apartment. The bar area was a requirement so was incorporated into the kitchen length, yet by adding the timber slats in
the room we were able to create a separate space from the dining.” A key aspect of the kitchen was the slot window they installed. “It not only lets in south light but looks back at the hills and catches a glimpse of the Ballerina artwork on the wall behind the ‘Piano’ building. This was neatly designed around the joinery and bench top with the skill and creatively of Lyall Park Joinery and Artisan Stone.” At the recent 2021 National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA) Excellence in Design awards, Ingrid was honoured as a Fellow of NKBA. After receiving more than 55 awards herself, she was a judge for the 2021 Excellence in Design awards and is recognised as a leader in kitchen and bathroom design in New Zealand. www.igd.co.nz
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A shift towards a less wasteful home does not need to be diﬃcult. It can be as simple as small swaps of items you use daily. Introducing knitted dishcloths! These soft cotton beauties absolutely meet the mark on a simple, low-waste staple you can welcome into your home. An easy replacement of an otherwise throw-away
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Year-round comfort As winter starts to fade away and the prospect of warmer weather is on the horizon, there is no better time to explore the best heating and cooling options for your home. North Canterbury Energy Centre can recommend, supply and install. Our friendly team can review your needs and make the process of buying the best heat pump for your home easy. Ph: 03 313 0531 | www.northcanterburyenergy.co.nz
motoring FLY ME TO THE MOON
For around AU$1 million plus, you too could own a flying car.
ith a real-life flying car completing its first-ever test flight, and various car manufactures discussing the reality of taking to the skies, the UK-based Pentagon Motor Group decided to research actual costs for future ownership.
The company analysed the average sales cost of flying cars that are currently in production, how much it could set drivers back to gain a licence, and looked into the price of insuring, storing and fuelling their gravity-defying motor.
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Insurance (per year)
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It’s safe to say that a worldwide flying car revolution might be a long way off yet.
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rom the factory floor to Henry Ford’s office, the blue oval has built solid foundations based on teamwork, and this mantra continues with Avon City Ford to this day. Sales staff, product geniuses, the workshop foreman, mechanics, admin, and aftersales care, it is a tightly knit unit with members ready to help each other achieve the best possible standard in customer care and satisfaction. With fresh blood at the helm in the form of the newly appointed New Car Sales Manager Hemi Peek this service culture only looks to intensify. Whether buying a Puma, Ranger or a
new Mustang, you are able to experience this camaraderie first hand from the moment you enter the showroom. Everyone supports one other. The feelgood vibes are something not every car showroom has, but it’s just another day for Avon City Ford. From congratulatory handshakes between staff and customers on the showroom floor to workplace banter in the workshop, this is a business that is well and truly a very happy place. It’s been at its Sockburn Roundabout location for decades, and rest assured, neither the company nor the team business strength is looking like changing. www.avoncityford.com
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our average imitation of Sandringham House or Balmoral doesn’t however fly on the roads like this does. Thanks to Bentley Auckland, I was given the chance to experience the first new Flying Spur to see the South Island. In the past, the Flying Spur was essentially a stretched Continental GT with four doors and a bigger boot. Today, this is no longer the case, as the 2021 Flying Spur is more bespoke, encapsulating the absolute pinnacle of Bentley luxury and sporting prowess. Under the bonnet sits the gargantuan 6.0L twin-turbo W12 engine mated to an eight speed DSG gearbox. Power? Try 476kW and a hefty 900Nm of torque. Inside, the opulence of the Flying Spur cannot be understated, championing quality and technology, with features including a rotating infotainment screen with gauges such as a compass, stopwatch and outside temperature gauge. While the Flying Spur has all manner of fruit you would expect in a car with a start price of $395,000, features such as the knurled metal, lashings of high-grade leather, and the retractable “Winged B” atop that handmade grill are just some of the highlights. Oh, and don’t forget the fridge in between the rear seats. Perfect for those bottles of Bollinger. Moving off and you get the sensation the Flying Spur shrinks itself around you.
It doesn’t feel as big once you get up to speed. All eyes are on stalks however as you waft past shop windows and office blocks. While low-speed rubbernecking is possible, the Flying Spur is also ready to engage you in a way which few large luxury cars can. Once the aforementioned office blocks are replaced with the open road, you can unleash that barrage of power and torque. Planting boot is met not with an instant sensation of speed, but a gradual surge. It’s like you have given your command to the butler and he then applies the power. At a 100km/h, you feel incredibly planted and with that W12 settling down to a brisk cruise, you can devour the miles with ease. You might imagine the twisty stuff would be as bouncy in the saddle as a Polo match, but no. This is where the Flying Spur really impresses. Despite tipping the scales at 2437kg, the combination of adaptive suspension, all-wheel drive with torque vectoring and four-wheel steering means the Flying Spur’s ability to devour bendy bitumen is on par with some of the best cornering sports cars around. It is really hard not to be captivated by this one. Bentley’s new Flying Spur not only sets a new standard for the Crewe based brand, but for the luxury segment in general. So, is it good then? You bet.
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his can naturally be done through your Euro brand’s official dealer, though the zeros on the bill may be more numerous than expected. KBL Automotive Limited is different. Aside from being Christchurch’s favourite European car specialists since 1976, the tightly knit team of mechanics and technicians provide the same dealership level of services as others, without making a hole in your wallet. Whether it’s a simple service and diagnostic check, or a full body-off restoration, you can rest easy, secure in the knowledge that your bank account won’t take a big tumble.
KBL Automotive Ltd will also pick you up and drop you off at any destination within the Christchurch CBD for free. And, if you still crave the sensation of driving your Mercedes, Audi, BMW, or Volkswagen while your pride and joy resides in its care, then you can choose from KBL’s fleet of quality European courtesy cars. The team is also happy to carry out pre-purchase inspections, and mechanical warranty repairs, and uses all the latest diagnostic technology to detect problems. You will find them at 328 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City. Phone 03 3650 531. www.kblautomotive.co.nz
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Meet Russell, The Bellevue’s passionate Care Manager. Bringing a positive difference to care. Oceania has always believed in better and so does The Bellevue’s Care Manager, Russell. Russell’s team at The Bellevue has a shared goal of making a positive difference in the lives of residents, families and each other. Russell knows the secret to delivering the very best care. “Great care means happy, safe and well-rested residents, and relaxed, reassured families.” One of the differences that makes The Bellevue Care Suites stand out is that couples can stay together, even if their needs are not aligned. “It is just wonderful to offer couples Care Suites which allow couples to stay together – just as they always have,” says Russell.
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