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IT’S TIME TO EXPERIENCE TARANAKI Just a short 90 minute flight away, you’ll find Taranaki, a region that is truly humming. Taranaki is known for its majestic Taranaki Maunga and enviable maunga to moana lifestyle. It’s a region where active relaxers can delight in unrivalled outdoor adventures and unforgettable scenery, then dine on delectable local cuisine, be energised by the lively arts and creative scene, or unearth the fascinating local history. It doesn’t matter how you like to fill your bucket, because you’re bound to find what you’re looking for in Taranaki; where there’s something for everyone all year round.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS Taranaki’s remarkable and photogenic landscape provides countless reasons to ditch the screens and get outdoors. Explore the endless winding trails, discover the exciting environmental work happening at Rotokare Scenic Reserve and experience majestic Taranaki Maunga in all its glory.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE WHĀNAU From parks to playgrounds and underground canal rides to a mountain, there’s plenty for families to see and do together in Taranaki. Head out on the water with Chaddy’s Charters, visit Hāwera’s Tawhiti Museum, and their not-to-be-missed Traders and Whalers experience, or be captivated by Pukekura Park, ‘the jewel in the crown of New Plymouth’.
TASTE TARANAKI Taranaki’s dining scene is on fire, and food fanatics are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat, drink and be merry. You’ll find famously hospitable cafés and restaurants that transform delicious local produce into tantalising dishes served right around the maunga. Nau mai haere mai, it’s time to experience Taranaki – a place like no other.
taranaki.co.nz/visit ARTS AND CULTURE Taranaki is swathed in history and culture, and abundant with incredible art. Visit the mesmerising Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, then let your art journey take you right around the maunga to a range of fantastic local galleries and studios. This creative road-trip won’t leave you disappointed! 2 8 July, 2021 Metropol
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From the Editor Another fortnight has passed, along with the shortest day and some typically Canterbury winter weather. Four seasons in one day might easily be our current theme song, yet we still have much to be thankful for. All around the region innovative new and fledgling projects continue to develop housing, business and civil amenities to Christchurch and its satellite environs. This gradual growth brings many trickle-down bonuses to the local economy, the business sector and the people. The decade since the February 2011 earthquakes has shown the strength of Canterbury and the innovativeness of those who call it home. Investment capital and entrepreneurial talent flows towards economies with sensible regulatory policies, many of which are in evidence in Christchurch.
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Of course, it is not all new developments rising from the ashes. Many standout projects feature renovations or preservations of heritage buildings which have long been a part of the region’s character. Some of those feature in the annual heritage awards, further on in this issue. Others succumbed to the forces of nature yet live again in model and reimagined form, adding to the striking urban architecture for which the Garden City is fast gaining an international reputation. The same may be said for the Metropol Circulation many artistic murals gracing walls throughout the city, one of which features in this issue. They too are adding to its growing cosmopolitan reputation, drawing visitors here and helping to grow the economy. Kia kaha Ōtautahi; working ABC AUDITED PRINTER AUDITED much. together we can achieve �dd��������r���������e���ered
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Time flies for Ladyhawke Whether you’ve been a supporter from her ﬁrst eponymous debut album or a more recent convert, you’ll be pleased to hear 2021 has been dubbed the comeback year for beloved Kiwi singer Ladyhawke (Phillipa Brown). Jess Murray catches up with the songstress to discuss new music, mental health and where to next. help you received and how important it is for New Zealanders to have access to those services? Me talking about my mental health issues has been something I really made sure to do. I know that when you’re going through all that stuff, you want to know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and that you’re not alone, even if it is just a Kiwi musician You’re embarking on an Australasian tour to promote talking about it in the press. the album, performing in I want people going through Christchurch on July 16. What similar things to know they’re can concert-goers expect not alone. I think mental health from the night? is so important, every single New I’ll be playing a huge amount of Zealander should have access to my back catalogue, especially I know that when you’re therapy, and it should no longer my first record, a couple of going through all that stuff, be looked at as something you tracks I’ve never performed just need to “cheer up” from. I live off that record too. And of you want to know there’s found a good therapist through a course, the new record! a light at the end of the friend recommendation. I think if you go to see someone and you You’ve recently collaborated tunnel, and that you’re not don’t connect with the therapist, with talented NZ duo, Broods, alone don’t give up. It took me a long to create Guilty Love (which time to find someone - mostly was a massive success). Are because it took me a long time there any other artists that to pluck up the courage and find you are hoping to work with? the energy to do it. Everything’s all finished now for this album, but I love Looking to the future; what is on the cards for you in collaborating, especially with other artists. I’d love to the next 12 months on and off stage? see what me and Aldous Harding could come up with! I just want to do more and more music! I have a few I absolutely love her and her music, so that could be a things keeping me busy and excited. I stream on really fun one! twitch, just gaming and hanging out at this stage, but my goal is to make music live on stream. I also Mental Health is an important discussion in New have an instrumental side project just for fun called Zealand. Last year was challenging for you, struggling Sleepwalker, it’s a great outlet for me and inspires me with post-natal depression and being diagnosed and to keep making more music! treated for skin cancer. Can you tell us a bit about the After a brief hiatus; you’re back with your fourth album, Time Flies. Describe the sound of the new album. I think it’s a warm nostalgia trip! Synths, hooky guitar and bass lines everywhere.
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Wongi and the giant peach Christchurch residents are often surprised and delighted when a new work of art appears on the walls of their city, which has become known as the ‘street art capital’ of New Zealand. Julia Strelou talks to one of the artists.
ongi Wilson is the man behind the giant peach which popped up in the Wilson’s car park on Manchester Street earlier this year. A wall of bright pink renders the piece unmissable, as a hand reaches tenderly for a single ripe peach, passers-by cannot help but take a
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second glance. “The mural plays on the idea of old and new, and how since the quakes Christchurch isn’t referred to as The Garden City as often. It has been referred to as the Street Art Capital of New Zealand,” explains Wilson. One of the original artists who
helped utilise the power of street art to uplift the city’s spirits after the February 2011 earthquakes, he was involved in some of the city’s most renowned pieces including the Rollicking Gelato Cone, and Giant Spray Cans. “The city was a blank canvas, the artists had creative
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freedom, and the result was an exciting, everchanging place that attracted artists and viewers alike.” Although Christchurch’s street art has been noticed globally, the part urban art plays in the rebuild will decide whether this reputation will stand the test of time. “If we really want to be internationally renowned, wall owners should commission credible artists, limit the creative restraints, and trust they will create a great piece of art.” The peach is a seasonal fruit, and Wilson explains that this represents the changes the city has undergone. A city destroyed gave artists the way to create an urban art gallery, but as the city regenerates this newfound identity is at risk of being lost, he believes. “As the city rebuilds, there is a concern we’ll lose the reputation. The key difference now is that the city isn’t a blank canvas and the developers rightfully want to control what is going onto the beautiful new buildings. Street art is about freedom of speech and if the artists are controlled too tightly, it loses the essence of what makes it exciting.” Time will tell if the vibrant colours and carefully selected subject matter give Christchurch a long-lasting international street art reputation.
Marking time with the devil After Narropera Trio’s afternoon performances of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, the Trio now turns its attention to another great work, Carl Maria von Weber’s brilliant opera, Der Freischütz (The Devil’s Marksman).
s with the Mozart’s Figaro, Der Freischütz will be presented in two performances (July 25 and August 7) in The Golden Room of Lansdown(e) Homestead at 132 Old Tai Tapu Road (behind the Bicycle Thief Restaurant). Both performances begin at 3pm and finish at 4.30pm, as there is no interval. What links Mozart to Weber? Mozart’s wife, Constanze Mozart was Carl
Maria von Weber’s first cousin. Der Freischütz has been, and still is, many an opera-fan’s favourite opera. In the homestead’s beautiful miniature concert hall, Dorothee Jansen (soprano), Cathy Irons (violin) and Haydn Rawstron (narrations and piano) bring to life a wonderful story, into which are placed a dozen pieces of gorgeous music from the opera.
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On a pleasant Sunday afternoon in The Golden Room at Lansdown(e) Homestead, a capacity audience thoroughly enjoyed The Narropera Trio’s performance of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.
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What’s on Wāhine Exhibition 3-31 July Wāhine is a multi-media, immersive exhibition sharing the honest life stories of Maori women. The beautiful portraits displayed at Tūranga are supported with powerful interviews and real-life recordings. www.thewovenwomen.org
Christchurch is playing host to music, arts and everything in between over the next few weeks. Get out those calendars! Gindulgence 10-11 July Taking it indoors for winter, Gindulgence is a weekend celebrating all things gin. Spend an afternoon sampling delicious gin, chatting with distillers and finding new favourite creations and signature cocktails. www.gindulgence.co.nz
The Boss 13 July The Boss is a full production from nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Three hours of world class music, featuring more than 20 of Springsteen’s greatest hits. www.premier.ticketek.co.nz
Motorhome Show 10 – 11 July The NZMCA motorhome, and leisure show is perfect for budding explorers looking for some guidance. The Christchurch Arena will showcase industry leaders, and let you soak up expert advice. nzmotorhomeshow.co.nz
Narropera 25 July & 7 August Acclaimed Narropera Trio presents Weber’s 1821 opera in Golden Room, Lansdown(e) Homestead. The most popular German romantic opera ever. The performance will have you on the edge of your seat. www.eventfinda.co.nz
Graeme James: NZ Tour 10 July Back in New Zealand after a two-year stint in Europe, indie folk artist Graeme James is returning to share new songs and stories from the road. Catch him at Blue Smoke in Christchurch this July. www.eventfinda.co.nz
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Edith Piaf à L’Olympia à Paris 7 August New Zealand’s award-winning pop-classical contralto Yulia is performing with orchestra and band to revisit the historic performances of Edith Piaf. Yulia will channel the great chanteuse live on stage. www.premier.ticketek.co.nz
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Can you elaborate more on the unrecognised honeys? Manuka has had the limelight for a while now. And no bad words against it, but we know New Zealand produces a range of native honeys worthy of some recognition (which we think taste better too). Kamahi, honeydew, pōhutukawa, rewarewa, the list goes on. We think it’s about time manuka moved over and shared the stage. WORDS JESS MURRAY PHOTOS ISABELLA GRIFFITHS
The beekeeping industry becoming increasingly unsustainable, matched with the rise in demand for alternative alcohols, alerted apiarist Wilbur Morrison and business marketing major Edward Eaton to a gap in the market. Metropol talks to the two self-starters to see what all the buzz is about.
Tell us a bit about Buzz Club’s token tipple. The kamahi with Hawke’s Bay lemon mead has natural fruity and floral flavours, a light honey nose, and a fresh citrus twist making it the perfect summer afternoon drop. So, what is Buzz Club’s point of difference in the beverage industry? Unlike beer, wine or cider, mead production results in extremely minimal waste. No pulp, mash, hops, skins or stems are left unused. Mead also bypasses the use of any fertilisers or pesticides in the production of the honey, being a direct result of the pollination of native environments. The mead industry relies on manpower over machine for honey production. This means less carbon is emitted during production and harvesting, and each keeper’s craftsmanship is reflected in their product. Currently we can trace our honey to geographical areas and we have also recently achieved 100% traceable honey, to ensure premium quality. We can’t wait to share this journey, right from the hive to the can.
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What was the inspiration behind Buzz Club? Over 70 percent of New Zealand’s food production relies on pollination from bees, as do our 188 native plants. But due to low native honey prices, more keepers are leaving the industry and less of New Zealand is being pollinated. We modernise the world’s oldest alcohol (meal) to an extent unseen before and give unrecognised honeys a stage to stand on in one of the world’s fastest growing alcohol markets.
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Nature inspired classy glass WORDS JULIA STRELOU
Masters in glassblowing and coldwork, Hamish Webster and Greg Swinburne have an exciting new combined display at Christchurch’s Form Gallery, on now until July 30.
e are holding only two glass exhibitions this year, and the other one was cast glass,” says gallery manager Ryan Dewsbury. “Compared to other art disciplines there are few glassblowers and the facilities are relatively scarce. With the added skill of coldwork, Greg’s and Hamish’s pieces make for unique work in this country,” he adds. Webster’s pieces, a mixture of colours and patterns, are reminiscent of the beauty that can be found in nature. He says that his inspiration comes from the environment and a childhood spent living rurally. Having grown up with dyslexia, Webster enjoys using art as way of
communicating and connecting with people. Swinburne’s exhibits represent a period of spiritual searching in his life. Many of his offerings and statues reflect this in the way they seem to be reaching for the heavens. All the pieces on display have been constructed by hand. Dewsbury explains: “Once the blown glass forms are completed, they are put, while still hot, in a kiln overnight. In the kiln, they cool down at a controlled rate to allow all stress to be relieved. When cold, the sculptures are cut with diamond tools and then there is the long and laborious job of grinding and polishing.”
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fter more than two decades, the organising committee has decided the November event will be the grand finale. Held every two years, since its inception in 2000 it has raised more than $750,000 for Cholmondeley Children’s Home and shone a spotlight on dozens of
emerging artists. In 2019 it attracted more than 6000 attendees. The largest sculpture exhibition in the South Island, this year’s event will be held once again at Loudon Farm, Teddington, Banks Peninsula, with tickets available in October. Selection of this year’s sculptures is already underway, via a curatorial panel comprising of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu Lead Curator Felicity Milburn, and manager/ curator at Ashburton Gallery, Shirin Khosraviani. Organising committee spokesman Ady Shannon says all work selected for the 2021 event will be eligible for the Sculpture on the Peninsula Award, and the $10,000 prize. The award will be judged by arts commentator and writer Dr Warren Feeney. All work on exhibition is also eligible for the $1500 People’s Choice Award. “Sculpture on the Peninsula is an event that represents the best of current art practice in New Zealand, providing artists an opportunity to balance their own creative vision with the challenge of this outstanding setting,” says Ady. “It has always attracted established and emerging artists from across New Zealand. Past exhibitors include Aaron te Rangiao, Alison Erickson, Cheryl Lucas, Graham Bennett, Hannah Kidd, Mark Whyte, Neil Dawson, Paul Dibble, Phil Price, Sam Mahon, Tim Wraight, and the late Bill Hammond.
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Grand sculpture finale
Many of the region’s best creations will be on display in this year’s Sculpture on the Peninsula event in November, which will sadly be the last.
Holiday fun in Otautahi Term two school holidays run from Saturday 10 July to Sunday 25 July which means there’s plenty of time for young and old to have fun.
hristchurch City Council libraries throughout the region have numerous awesome school holiday programmes, some of which need to be booked, while others are just “drop-in” and enjoy. Craft activities include learning to code with the libraries’ newest eResource Prenda Code Club. Budding young techies can build something awesome such as a website, video game, app, animations or programmes.
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Paige Tapara has been making waves in the music industry from ﬁlming covers on YouTube to being an award-winning artist with millions of streams on Spotify and Apple Music, and she’s only 23.
owever, while she may be young, she has an old soul – both in sound and wisdom. Her last EP, Always Growing, is jam-packed with an exploration of sexuality, coming of age, mental health, and relationships. “I think a lot of issues in mental health stem from lack of communication. We need to be speaking more openly about experiences we go through so people can understand that they’re not alone in their experiences,” she says. “It can be really daunting as a young
person who’s trying to explore their sexuality or battle with mental health and feeling like you’re the only person in the world going through that experience.” One she knows all too well. “I’ve lost a family member due to lack of communication about their mental health and I think it’s important we learn to talk about it, and I want to be an example of that.” Paige also believes in the importance of representation in the industry because “All listeners and viewers can feel related
to, understood and, ideally, we’re making music for the public, and it’s important we include everybody.” The rising star recently announced her first-ever headline tour taking place this month at four locations, including Blue Smoke at The Tannery. What can concert-goers expect from the night? Lots of fun, new songs and the company of upcoming artists yet to make their debut on the music scene, says Paige. Tickets are still available for her July 23 Christchurch show from Moshtix.
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nterestingly, many injuries can be prevented through heightened muscle awareness, stretching and core strength, which promotes accurate muscle functioning and supports healthy posture. Typically, unnecessary accidents occur when you are distracted, over-tired, and not listening to your body’s early warning pain signals or personal physical limitations. Other times it is a recurring migraine pattern or neck pain, an arthritic or postural predisposition but the reality is that your ability to function normally and optimally is limited and can come to an abrupt halt. Thankfully, whatever your pain equation, there is a professional healthcare solution available from the ACC registered team at Muscle People Physiotherapy. Their diagnostic expertise spans over 20 years with three separate branches in Wigram Skies, Bishopdale and Christchurch City Centre, for added convenience. The highly qualified Muscle People team of specialists, understand that pain-management is an individual marathon, not a race and that their 1-on-1 customer-focused treatment approach is just as important as their follow-up care thereafter. Add an extensive list of treatment modalities, a variety of exercise training options, and you will feel the difference between feeling stuck and demotivated to championing your way across the recovery finish line. Key exercise programmes that focus on core strength, corrective posture alignment and overall
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Regular exercise has been found to improve mental health, build-up ﬁtness and help to stave off numerous medical conditions.
xercising during the colder winter months may not be as pleasant as jogging along the beach in summer, yet there are many forms of indoor workouts that can be embraced to achieve the same end result. The latest Ministry of Health statistics show that only about half of all New Zealand adults do at least two-and-a-half hours’ activity a week. Men are slightly more likely than women to reach these levels in a week.
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The information also shows that one in eight adults is physically active for less than 30 minutes a week; only seven percent of young people aged five to 17 are physically active at least one hour daily; and that almost 80 percent of children, aged five to 14 years, usually watch screens including televisions for two or more hours a day. You can stay cosy and warm indoors and get your heart rate up! Here are some ideas:
Online Offerings Find a fitness programme online – yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi – and join the participants. Start with a few minutes daily and gradually exercise longer.
Practical Pursuits Housework such as vacuuming, dusting, and bed-making all helps bend, stretch and work those muscles, so go for it.
Make mine a mocktail July is one month when many take up the ‘Dry July’ cause to raise funds for cancer sufferers, turning from cocktails to mocktails.
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Alcohol-free options are numerous, they look good and taste great. Another plus is no hangover the next day if you drink too many. Here are some tips from Metropol:
GO H2O An obvious choice is water. New Zealand is for the most part blessed to have excellent potable water, whether it comes from a tap or a bottle, still or sparkling. Add a dash of lime, a splash of fruit juice or swig it pure.
FRUITY TUTTI Apples, oranges, kiwifruit and cranberries are a few of the choices. Squeezed, dried, frozen and fresh, fruit offers something for all tastes. Mix them together, add ice, a garnish and enjoy.
Milk is a firm favourite of young and old alike, from milky Milo, to smoothies or occasionally swigged straight from the bottle. Its benefits include important nutrients such as calcium, B vitamins, potassium and vitamin D.
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ast forward and we are living an age where nonalcoholic drinks might be considered by many to be the glasses of life. In a nod to drinking in moderation, Black Pineapple has teamed up with the leading alcohol-free spirit company, Seedlip, for a new kind of cocktail hour at home, developing lower and nonalcoholic options with all the taste and fun, but no hangover. Here’s a sample recipe to try yourself. Of course, if you want more punch, you could add your favourite gin, vodka or white rum.
Add Seedlip x Black Pineapple ‘Pineapple Oleo Saccharum’, made with the discarded skins and cores of pineapples, to the mango tea. Garnish with passionfruit syrup and Foamee and enjoy!
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SWEET SOCIÉTÉ Sydenham 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.
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This golden amber whiskey not only tastes like gold, think burnt sugar and berries. It is sweet and creamy but check out the bottle! It’s gold! See what I did there? Buy six, stack them on your liquor trolley and watch your friends go ‘wow’ when they taste this fantastic drop from San Francisco.
Glen Grant 12Yrs The Glen Grant 12-Year-Old is a sublime single malt with a bright golden colour and aromas of orchard fruits and vanilla. The palate reveals mouthwatering layers of apple pie, toffee, caramel and almonds. On the finish, soft summer fruits linger with honey and hints of spice.
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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.
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.
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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.
Rangiora’s best kept secret! Honest freshly made bakery goods including speciality breads, deli and sweet options to fill your cravings. Be sure to pick up your daily coffee with easy parking options and the peaceful Victoria Park is just over the road. A true Community bakery!
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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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Authentic Moroccan cuisine The tagine is at the heart of authentic Moroccan food. Dishes that are similar to stews cooked in distinctive earthenware pots, using unique spice combinations that encapsulate centuries of Berber culture.
ou can experience a taste of the real deal at Mosaic by Simo, the Addington restaurant and takeaway that’s now an institution for Moroccan food in Christchurch.
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It was established a decade ago by chef Simo, whose reputation for authentic Moroccan cuisine is wellknown in the city. The emphasis with Moroccan food inevitably leads back to the tagine. You can choose traditional dishes like lamb, prune and almond or preserved lemon, chicken and olive tagine served with couscous that’s flavoured with orange. Or you can have your tagine stew with Arabic rice or smoked barley. The restaurant has an impressive array of desserts to follow your tagine meal, and keep it authentic by finishing off with a Moroccan ‘whisky’ a.k.a mint tea. Mosaic by Simo in the Addington Shopping Centre on Lincoln Rd, is a great destination for a spur-ofthe-moment lunch or dinner, or you can book a table 03 338 2882. They’re licensed, although BYO is okay for bookings, and open from 10am until late. See the menu on the website below.
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Born from a love of outstanding coffee and amazing food... Situated in the Ashburton CBD, hidden down an alleyway (between Stoked Cycles and the MSA) you will find one ninety nine. Coffee you could only dream about, no extra charge for dairy alternative milks, and food that will make your mouth water. Plenty of keto, gluten and dairy free options! Open Tues-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat 8am-2pm.
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.
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 and UberEATS. BYO wine & fully licensed. Open Tues to Sat 11.30am-9.30pm, Sun 11.30am-9pm.
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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.
Flick the Bean is a newly open coffee shop located next to the Challenge Waimak in Kaiapoi. Experienced & Friendly Baristas serving Switch Coffee, homemade slices and the most delicious scones! Looking for a new local, come check us out Mon-Fri 6am-1pm, Sat 7am-1pm. On your way to work, txt 022 382 3877 and we will have your coffee ready for you.
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Authentic cuisine for two decades Neither earthquakes nor ﬁre have been able to break the indomitable spirit of the team at The China Kitchen restaurant. Now in the third location of its 20-year history, this family - owned restaurant continues to produce the same fresh authentic Chinese food that has delighted its customers for many years.
e are not moving again”, says Stella Li, The China Kitchen’s co-owner. It’s not hard to see why she is so adamant. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated with Chinese murals and accessories, while the spacious kitchen is big enough for three wok stations and for staff making trays and trays of the restaurant’s signature dish – dumplings. “We make about 350 dumplings every day – pork and chive,
as well as chicken and spinach or vegetarian. They are particularly special because we make our own pastry. There wouldn’t be a day go by without virtually every table ordering dumplings, either pan fried or steamed. The rest of the menu is equally impressive featuring 102 dishes, all without MSG. “Diners love the chicken and cashew nut dish that has heaps
of vegetables. Another of our taste sensations is the barbeque pork with teriyaki sauce. We cook everything to order so it arrives at the table fresh and hot. That’s often remarked on very favourably by our customers.” Open Tuesday – Sunday 11.30am – 9.30pm. The China Kitchen also does takeaways and is on UberEats, or visit the website below. www.chinakitchen.co.nz
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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. 17 Oxford Street, Lyttelton Find us on:
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Shake Stir Pour Nosh Keeping you warm, nourished and entertained this winter with our daily treats. Tues: Open Mic 6.30pm–9.30pm Happy Hour 5pm–7pm Wed: 2 for 1 Pizza *conditions apply 5pm–close *bookings essential. Happy Hour 5pm–7pm Thurs: $10 Cocktails – mixologist selection 5pm–close. Tapas specials. Fri: Live music 6.30pm– 9.30pm. *bookings essential.
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!
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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.
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.
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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
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CAFE MAYFIELD Mayfield
THE PEDAL PUSHER Addington
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!
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.
1992 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Rd, Mayfield Ph: 03 303 6210
284 Lincoln Road, Addington Ph 03 335 0095
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Futuristic fermentation Fermented foods have been making waves for a few years now, as the power of their probiotics keeps those keen on consuming gut-loving goodness coming back for more. And this trend is showing no sign of subsiding. Morgan Tait looks at the next evolution of fermented foods.
Cultured coffee Putting new meaning on the term “coffee culture”, fermented coffee is where harvested coffee cherries are sprayed with natural yeasts and fermented. This is said to unlock sweet and light flavour profiles. Nespresso has launched La Cumplida Refinada, its latest limited-edition coffee which uses the fermentation technique.
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Long live the cheese! Some food producers are using cultures to prolong the life of food and prevent it being wasted. Named bioprotection, the concept works by cultures and fermentation being added to food to “outcompete” yeast and mould spoilage. The cultures can be added to a huge range of fermented dairy products like yoghurt and white cheese. Yes, that means long lasting cheese!
Sweetening the deal Fermented sweetener with zero calories, fermented honey and sool, a Korean rice alcohol are also amongst those fermented foods tipped to go big. The first two speak for themselves, but sool is a broad range of beverages which can be flavoured with fruit to make a wide range of sweet alcoholic drinks.
SALMON HEAVEN Bush Inn
THE ELMWOOD Strowan
Add salmon to your favourite meal of the day – whether it be breakfast, dinner or tea in winter or summer – so many beautiful salmon dishes that can be made like salmon & pancakes, eggs benedict, salmon pasta, salmon salad, baked salmon portions or the quick and easy salmon pizza or pie. Just enjoy this healthy flavoursome product when you can. Now selling large New Caledonian Crystal Blue Prawns & Wairiri Buffalo products.
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
Now Open - In the Provedore of the Bush Inn Centre Ph. 021 184 6113
1 Normans Road, Strowan Ph: 03 355 5345
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THE MILK BAR West Melton 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. 736 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton Village Ph 03 421 3626
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SIGN OF THE TAKAHE Cashmere
WAFFLE HAUS City
TWO FAT POSSUMS West Melton
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
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.
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
200 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere Ph: 03 925 8766
12 New Regent Street Ph 0210 284 4410
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Aside from the eating beneﬁts, cooking has long been known as a means of socialising, and the kitchen is often referred to as the heart of a home.
nyone can cook, whether it’s cheese on toast for beginners, making your own cheese or, for the more advanced, creating a sumptuous seven course dinner. Creating culinary delights doesn’t have to be complicated, and when hosting friends and family it helps to have a few tools on hand to make it enjoyable for both guests, and host! See a few of Metropol’s suggestions:
Rattan Oval Bar Cart in Natural
Crema Ceramic dinner plate
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Antique brass knife and fork set from Horgans.
RIVERSIDE KITCHEN Central Christchurch
BOO RADLEY’S FOOD & LIQUOR City
Riverside Kitchen is a charming cooking school nestled above the Riverside Market. We offer hands-on and demonstration classes, along with a range of private and corporate events. Whether you want to learn a specific cuisine, brush up on your basic cooking skills, or just want to enjoy an experience with friends, family or colleagues we have a class for you.
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.
Upstairs - Riverside Market Cnr Lichfield St & Oxford Tce Ph 021 168 7209
Level 1/98 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central Open 7 Days Ph. 03 366 9906
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FISHERMAN’S WHARF Lyttelton
LITTLE RIVER CAFE & STORE Little River
HUMDINGER GIN Geraldine
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.
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.
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.
39 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton Ph 03 328 7530
Main Road, Little River Ph 03 325 1933
3a Talbot St alleyway, Geraldine
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In your kitchen
OSCARS DINER CAFE
ROOM 205 COFFEE HOUSE
Fresh • Traditional • Distinctive
Operating Mon-Sat, Oscars Diner offers plenty of handmade food and menu options! Off street-parking, free wi-fi and a relaxed atmosphere make Oscars a great spot for your next catch up!
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
Artisan products to tempt your taste buds. Made from premium ingredients to satisfy the most discerning. Available at Christchurch Farmers’ Market. Contact Ali: firstname.lastname@example.org www.alislemons.co.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
COUNTRY KITCHEN BAKERY Feeling like desert on these cool nights? How about one of our own lolliecake cheesecakes to sweeten the day. Only available at Country Kitchen Bakery Redwood. 356b Main North Road, Redwood Next to Mobil Ph. 03 352 8111 56 8 July, 2021 Metropol
@oscarsdinercafe Ph.027 310 6369 125 Main South Road, Sockburn www.facebook.com/oscarsdinercafe
SISSY’S KITCHENETTE 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
KABAYAN FISHERIES 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
THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD We stock quality brands at great prices. Catering for your everyday kitchen needs as well as those specialty items. If we don’t have it chances are we can get it - just ask. 34b Talbot Street, Geraldine P. 03 693 8632 E. email@example.com www.thekitchencupboard.co.nz
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
home Honey Sky Mural by SpaceFrog Designs at Wallsauce.com
Zafferano Poldina Pro portable lamp in hand-painted gold leaf
Brabbu Design Forces INCA Armchair
Working with murals CURATED BY LYNDA PAPESCH
Wall murals are an easy way to turn a plain wall into an artistic expression and also an art form that dates back to around 30,000BC.
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Rug up for winte WORDS MORGAN TAIT
Our bodies aren’t the only things we need to rug up this winter… our living spaces could also do with an injection of rugs, too. These ﬂoor coverings anchor a room and work hard to deﬁne and differentiate spaces in a home.
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Bloomingville Griffin rug from Sweetpea & Willow
ugs can be used to frame an area, such as one used for seating or dining, or to texture an area like a bedroom or office. When worked into the overall design of a room, rugs can draw all the elements together – whether in colour, style, shape or texture. Functionally, rugs add warmth and help with acoustics – they also make for a cosy nook in front of the fire or, likewise, in a sunny spot. In 2021, interior trends are leaning towards rugs in warmer, earthier and neutral tones made from natural fibres such as wool, sisal and jute. These fibres not only contribute to creating a grounding space which connects us to nature, but also tend to perform well in durability, which is important if you opt for a floor covering in a high-traffic zone such as a hallway. Contrastingly, bold patterns and colours are also tipped to dominate rug trends this year as people opt to express more personality in their home habitats. Think rugs which resemble artwork, and patterns reminiscent of the Art Deco era. And finally, as with interior furnishings, people want tactile elements in their rugs. This means longer pile rugs are making a comeback, no, not a retro shagpile, a more refined contemporary texture which resembles lush and cosy wool.
Rug Society cow print rug
Rug Society geometric foil rug
Personalised birthday favours
Rug Society Ted rug
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River Willow, Fernside, Canterbury
Paved to perfection No better time exists than now to jump in and get your outdoor area work complete. That way when the warm weather starts to appear, it is ready to enjoy!
ith over 30 years of combined industry experience, Dragon Stone Paving Ltd is the expert in all areas of paving, from start to finish of any project. Its highly
qualified team of tradesmen mean you are in safe hands throughout the whole process. Patios and BBQ areas, outdoor living, driveways,
and pool areas are all within the expertise of the team at Dragon Stone Paving. Each job is completed to a high standard and with a fast turnaround too! “From conception to completion, the team consistently delivers, offering a service second-to-none, advising on the best methods of installation to meet budget, taste, scope and specific needs,” says business owner Lee Squires. “The speed at which our team works got us recognised from the start,” he adds. As well as residential jobs,
the team also works on larger commercial and civil projects. These recently include the Avon River Precinct, the Kaiapoi Riverside walkway and pathways and road crossings outside Rolleston Health Hub, as well as subdivision work with Blakely Construction and the new Kaianga Ora Housing with Consortium. Visit Dragon Stone Paving on facebook for amazing before and afters and to see the team at work. To discuss your project, phone Lee on 021 292 2335 or email enquiries@dragonstonepaving. co.nz www.dragonstonepaving.co.nz
Spruce up your outside space Specialist, bespoke paving solutions to large and small commercial sub-contractors and to private residential clients. Contact them today for a free quote.
Dragon Stone Paving Ltd Commercial | Civil | Residential
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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
Linens to love WORDS MORGAN TAIT
Quality tea towels are a kitchen staple. And aside from the obvious practicalities of a kitchen cloth that is absorbent, fast-drying and low maintenance to wash – these fabric rectangles can inject a pop of personality into your space.
raped over the oven door, on a nifty wee hook or cradling a batch of freshly baked scones – a tea towel is a kitchen necessity which has its role to play both functionally
and aesthetically. From luxe and tonal linen and terry fabrics, to quirky pops of colour, don’t underestimate the difference these tiny towels can make to your room.
Shelter and shade for year-round outdoor living Winter is well and truly here, but that doesn’t mean you need to hibernate indoors. Continue to entertain friends and family in your outside space with some stylish and practical louvres. Contact the team at Louvre Solutions, and ensure your outdoor entertainent area provides shade and protection from the elements. www.louvresolutions.co.nz | Ph: 0275 356 286
Stylish & affordable home staging Citta
FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER. Show your home at its absolute best, resulting in a faster sale at a higher price. Affordable pricing and top rate service guaranteed. www.jazitup.co.nz | Ph: 021 123 4418 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie Allport Whales tea towel
Making dream kitchens comes true. Ferm Living Brush tea towel
Annabel James Lobster tea towel
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Spanish revival Background in Resene Wafer, A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from left to right) Resene Mountain Mist, Resene Kalgoorie Sands, Resene Moon Mist, Resene Smooth Operator and Resene Rodeo Drive, cactus in Resene Smooth Operator.
FURNISHINGS: Chairs from Dawson & Co, rug from Ivy House, plant pot from Kings Plant Barn, lampshades and peg stools from Freedom Furniture, all other are stylist’s own. Styling Kate Alexander | Photography Bryce Carleton
Take inspiration from Californian Spanish-style homes to create a conversation pit that’s a conversation piece in itself.
odern California Spanish style champions simple yet elegant design as it’s known for symmetrical decorating and reframing interior spaces with archways. Warm woods are a staple in this style too, which makes relaxing desert tones the perfect colour palette choice for a new take on this look. If installing new archways goes beyond what you’re willing to do, it’s easy to replicate the same vibe by painting an
arched feature on your wall. In this room, the walls are in Resene Smooth Operator with stripes painted in Resene Mountain Mist. To get an even half circle, attach a length of string (that’s half the size of the width of your arch) to a pencil. Secure one end of the string to the base of the wall where you want the middle of your half circle to be and then carefully mark out the circumference of the half circle on the wall. Once you have your half circle marked out,
use a ruler and a level to accurately pencil out your stripes. This modern, desert-toned palette is warm and welcoming. In addition to the caramel and grey hues on the walls, there’s muted brown Resene Rodeo Drive on the large plant pot, apricot Resene Beethoven on the tall vase and grey Resene Mountain Mist and sienna brown Kalgoorie Sands on the peg stools. The combination of orange and grey is complementary, with one colour’s undeniable warmth balancing the other’s cooler nature. Look to style the space with leather chairs, linen cushions, a large woven rug and, of course, plenty of indoor plants.
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Creating an accepting atmosphere where artists are free to explore, learn and express themselves is the aim of Art Metro’s owner Simon Walmisley, who pointed us in the direction of adult student Grant Philip to talk about his life and experiences.
rant began mouth painting in 2002 after being injured in a diving accident as a young man. A former Territorial Soldier, he has continued to develop as an artist and also uses his knowledge to work with the Defence Force on its “Art in Recovery” initiative for personnel, ex-personnel and their families. You never stop learning as an artist and right now Grant is focussing on working with watercolors, after mainly using acrylics, in the past. He’s loving his classes at
Art Metro. “It has been great. I have been accepted for my ability and my art work, not my disability. You can paint at your own pace and the people here are very accommodating to everyone’s needs.” By the way, you can possibly see some of Grant’s more commercial work next time one of your children goes nuts at McDonald’s. He designed the restaurants’ playgrounds for many years! Art is for everyone at Art Metro. Call Simon to find out more 03 354 4438 or visit the website below. www.artmetro.co.nz
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Using art to express yourself
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Makers of fine furniture D.J. MORRISON LTD Crafting custom premium quality New Zealand made furniture. Made to measure to suit your individual requirements.
Pink Ribbon rose - fundraiser for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ
Talk to us about furniture restoration and retrofitting double glazing to wooden windows too.
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Baby, it’s cold outside. With the inevitable winter weather, it is safe to assume you’ll be spending a lot of time inside. Make those days less dreary by stopping into Total Food Equipment and adding a pop of colour to your kitchen. Owner Sandra McLay shares her new top picks instore.
Kaiser Papyrus Vases This stunning bisque porcelain creation is perfectly imperfect, giving off a paper bag feel. Available in three sizes (16cm, 18cm and 20cm), add a bright bouquet of flowers and you have found at home winter warmth.
Denby Impression Mugs You can’t go wrong with Denby, reliable and oh so aesthetically pleasing. These mugs are small but mighty. Available in cream, blue, pink and charcoal; opt for a matching set or one of every colour.
Zero Japan Teapot Hand crafted stoneware teapot, featuring high gloss (good enough to see your reflection) and easy to clean stainless steel lid and mesh filter – makes for a strong and durable piece. The best part? It’s dishwasher safe, and available in six sizes.
Total Food Equipment also does gift registries. Contact the store for more information on (03) 366 6912 or visit 218 Moorhouse Avenue.
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It’s complex Photos by Jane Wyles Photography, for copies email firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Lea Retirement Village celebrated opening the doors to the Morven Apartment complex. The exciting new addition is made up of eight spacious two-bedroom apartments, with a reﬁned look and feel. 1. Barbara & Ted Mace 2. Pip Yeatman, Juliane Brand 3. John & Rosemary Dunlop, Graham Wilkinson 4. Graham Wilkinson, Natalie Thain, Mark Teesdale, Colin Hair 5. Adrienne Caldwell, June Hayes 6. Lizzie Dyer, Peter Davidson, Shelley Keach
Make your kitchen look NEW again
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Our friendly team can remove all the doors and panels, repair and refinish in a colour of your choice. Lacquered, timber and melamine kitchens refinished.
Kitchens or Furniture Call us now to discuss your options 03 03 365 2519 2159 www.mfturnbull.co.nz | www.kitchenrenewal.co.nz
Boca do Loba ottoman side table
Yorkshire Fabric Shop Istanbul faint paisley pattern furnishing fabric
Yorkshire Fabric Shop colarto collection furnishing fabric
Yorkshire Fabric Shop Istanbul faint paisley pattern furnishing fabric
Yorkshire Fabric Shop, Beatrice chair
Yorkshire Fabric Shop Amalia chair
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Paisley, once only popular as a bandana print, is tipped to be a top trend this summer.
he teardrop-shaped pattern has been a regular on fashion catwalks for decades, and now major textile producers and furniture manufacturers are also embracing paisley. You too can join the paisley parade whether it be reflected in your fashion, furniture or furnishing choices. Developed in Kashmir in India centuries ago, paisley was hugely popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly for interior decorating.
Now it is being used increasingly in textiles and wallpapers. Considered both bohemian and luxe, the iconic motif is found on everything from ceramics to curtains to bedding, so check it out. Less is usually best so if you are using it somewhere in a room’s furniture or furnishing, make sure it is balanced by some contrasting plain fabrics, walks or fittings. Mix and match; it’s a fun pattern to work with. Here are some suggestions:
Brosa Alexa large ottoman
Oz Design cushion in Seafoam
Satara Australia Nordic round ottoman
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French Bedroom Love Story taupe velvet buttoned bed.
French Bedroom Chateauneuf upholstered rustic French armchair.
French Bedroom pure silk luxury reed diffuser.
French Bedroom Chablis & Roses mink velvet sofa.
FOR HER Sweetpea & Willow aquarius glass vase French Bedroom Palais Royal Ivory & Gold French chest of drawers
Stone Sculptures Landscape Design & Construction
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romance French décor is one of the world’s most enduring styles, and head of the list is the bedroom or boudoir.
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ne of the most embraced and romantic is the country bedroom. From casual to chic, this style is often about soft feminine neutrals and pastels or the complete opposite, more masculine yet soft greys, paired with blacks and crisp white sheets. The French bedroom is a sanctuary, a place for relaxing and romance, often achieved with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture that looks like each piece has been passed
down through the generations. Depending on opting for more casual or chic, these include an antique iron or contemporary upholstered bed, a rustic or sparkling chandelier, rustic accents, light-coloured neutral paint on the walls, distressed or vintage furniture, gorgeous pinch-pleated linen or cotton curtains, fresh flowers, a real or faux fireplace, and a touch of bling. Here are some suggestions for him, her and both:
French Bedroom Absolute 1000 collection white cotton bed linen
FOR HIM Melody Maison Vintage French Cafe wall clock
Sweetpea & Willow calla lilly ceramic vase
French Bedroom Renaissance David bookends
“Acceptance” Add a personal touch with a custom piece by Charlie Jane Art
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A reflection of you... Proudly restoring your loved pieces of furniture. • Finishing & Repair work • Furniture restoration • French polishing
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RE-UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS KEITH HARTSHORNE 0275 663 909
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A family full of energy
Rarely has the expression ‘It’s all in the family’ been truer than with the Brown family of North Canterbury Energy Centre.
ogether, Tracey Brown, his wife Joanne, sons Joshua and Jarrad and daughters Hollie and Zoe work towards the common goal of designing, supplying, installing and servicing an extensive range of refrigeration, heat pumps and ventilation for their clients throughout North Canterbury and Kaikoura. “With so much family
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involvement over many years, we are pretty unusual in the energy field,” says operations manager Hollie. “Our strong relationship translates easily into developing genuine lasting relationships with clients. We treat them as part of our family as well. What is important for us is developing the right bespoke energy solution for every client, whether it’s a domestic or a commercial situation.” Each member of the Brown family has their own specialist area. Patriarch Tracey is a refrigeration engineer with some 40 years’ experience. Joshua has followed in his father’s engineering footsteps, while Jarrad is a heat pump technician and a whiz at computer designing heating systems. Operations manager Hollie directs the office with moral support from mum Joanne and Zoe oversees the recycling and communications aspects of the operation. “No-one just expected us to come into the business. We made our own choices, but we are all now dedicated to our roles and love being in the industry because we are helping to improve people’s lifestyles. This is our future too and North Canterbury Energy Centre will always remain a family affair.”
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The jewel of a building at 94 Cashel Mall has earned a well-deserved win in the NZIA Commercial section local awards for Dalman Architects. A thoughtful project, it carries forward its place in Christchurch history while bringing beauty and interest to the promenade along the mall.
he original building was single storied, however the Christchurch City Council required at least two stories in the new design. “We responded by making this small building look bigger than it actually is; the façade is extended higher than it needs to be, and the tall oriel bay window further increases the building’s presence as well as providing light into the space” says managing director Richard Dalman. Inside, the building incorporates a mezzanine floor designed for offices and facilities, storage, or retail. The team cites the late Italian architect Carlo Scarpa as an inspiration in crafting the façade with pre-cast concrete and copper finishes. The interior enjoys a large volume and ply linings create a natural environment. The original building occupied the site for over a century. Its reincarnation references the scale and the long narrow shape of the original, while providing a stylish and modern commercial premise. Consortium Construction was charged with making the concepts a reality. “We pride ourselves on our practical, pragmatic approach and being easy to work with. Although we tackle large projects, we are not a large corporate ourselves; relationships with clients are always number one and we strive to make the process as simple as it can be,” says Brooke Whiting, General Manager. Working with Dalman Architects on this job was so straightforward, says Brooke, “The site had its challenges and we worked closely with the team at Dalman’s to carry it through smoothly.” The timeline was critical with concrete panels having to be placed before the next-door building was completely up. “The logistics were complex but it was enjoyable working in with the neighbouring build to make it happen.” For Brooke, the building is unique. “The exterior is different - the design incorporated unique concrete panel details in different finishes, plus the amazing copper piece that faces onto the mall, the effect is really cool. The street frontage is narrow and if you blink, you miss it, but it is so worth paying attention so you can appreciate the detailing,” she says.
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Design plus setting plus orientation led to a very clear win for Sheppard Rout in the regional round of the NZIA awards, housing section.
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