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It took 20 years for Graeme and Joy McVicar to obtain consent to transform their picturesque Cashmere farm into a residential housing paradise. Thanks to their tenacity and the recent endeavours of the new owners Cashmere Land Developments, Cashmere Estate now awaits.


Enquire about Cashmere Estate online, via sales@cashmereestate.co.nz, by calling Chris on 027 730 4050, or visit the on-site office on Mc Vicar Drive.


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estled into the foot of the inimitable Port Hills, the subdivision offers the tranquillity of rural living with the convenience of city life. “Just ten minutes from Ballantynes,” is how Cashmere Land Development’s Hamish Wright describes the prime location of the partly sold out premier development. The 140 hectares of gently elevated and green-bordered land will house approximately 380 sections across its six stages, and is widely regarded as one of the last remaining hill areas set aside for development in the city. Surrounded by 100 hectares of nature reserves and walking tracks with land packages starting from just $375,000 it is a boutique oneoff opportunity. Stationed below the Christchurch Adventure Park, the gradually sloped sections offer a very rare chance to reap the rewards of the coveted suburb of Cashmere. Favoured for its easy access to the outdoor-lover’s

playground, the Port Hills, the leafy suburb is family-friendly and zoned for sought after primary and secondary schools. Cashmere Estate offers residents the best of both worlds. Not only does it boast an outlook to the hills and nature reserves and have Halswell Quarry and Victoria Park right on the doorstep – it’s close to local hospitality and retail offerings. Cashmere’s much-loved local hospitality offerings like the Sign of the Kiwi and Sign of the Takahe, The Cup, The Birdwood and Protocol are within walking distance, with the city’s everburgeoning café, bar and shopping scene a short drive or bike away. “This carries appeal not only for families looking to establish themselves in the local community,” says Hamish. “But also for young professionals who want to be close to both the action of the city and the peacefulness of the Port Hills. “Empty nesters or retirees will also be choosing a lifestyle

location perfect for outdoor pursuits and socialising with friends and family – everyone will want to be invited over for a drink or barbeque here!” Sections range from 470m2 to 1160m2 in size, with development currently at stage three for an estimated July 2021 completion. The estate’s main road and access to Christchurch Adventure Park was recently paved and named McVicar Drive to pay homage to the family which farmed the land and first saw the potential to give hundreds of Cantabrians the opportunity to live in this idyllic location. Lucky purchasers can follow the development’s progress on a dedicated Facebook page, as well as regular email updates from Cashmere Land Developments. “So far, we’ve seen the reserve land be established and existing residents of Cashmere and Worsley’s valleys are enjoying the new flora and fauna in the area,” says Hamish.

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As we send our last magazine of 2020 to print, it seems hard to believe this time last year we were unaware of a mysterious illness which was about to dramatically redefine the months ahead. It’s fair to say: We had no idea what was coming. While much of the world succumbed to Covid-19’s devastating effects on lives and livelihoods, our little islands were spared the full brunt of this pandemic. Our team of five million has a lot to be proud of when counting their accomplishments for the year that was. It’s not every year you can pat yourself on the back for not leaving the house much. But you should pat yourself on the back, because while our individual experiences of Covid-19 may have been anything but universal, 2020 has been a universally challenging year. And we wouldn’t have got to December, staring down the barrel of a relatively normal (whatever that means anymore) holiday period without each person playing their part. Whether that was as an Essential Service worker, a family that juggled home schooling with WFH, and all those now dedicated to supporting local business and charities. For all the uncertainty which has permeated our collective 2020, one thing is very certain: It’s time for a break. For all those lucky to have some time off this holiday season – enjoy. Cherish the time with your friends and whanau, and we’ll see you again in 2021.

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The Arts Centre Mākete 2 Worcester Boulevard A relaxing Sunday shopping experience in the heart of the city, against the backdrop of the historical Arts Centre.



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Celebrate the holiday season with fun festive events around Canterbury

Santa’s Mega Grotto QEII Lesiure Centre 193 Travis Road, New Brighton The Covid-19 friendly version of the Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade. Featuring 40-plus floats, lights and music.


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Shands Rd Christmas Lightshow 650 Shands Road, Prebbleton Synchronised light displays, rock music, display rooms and carnival rides.



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YMCA Carols by candlelight Victoria Square The community Christmas Eve carols which have been running since 1948 featuring the Salvation Army Band.


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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Canterbury Museum Rolleston Avenue See the world’s best wildlife photographs in an exhibition direct from the Natural History Museum in London.

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Jersey Boys The Court Theatre, Addington The award-winning pop culture phenomenon tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Ticketing info and showtimes at courttheatre.org.nz.



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The Edge NYE 2020 North Hagley Park A family-friendly night out headlined by The Blackseeds and featuring a countdown and fireworks.


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Bread & Circus – Backyard Buskers Festival 2021 Featuring the best hand-picked local artistic talent, celebrating the rich, dynamic and diverse creative culture that thrives across New Zealand. View the acts and schedule at breadandcircus.co.nz.

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From home in the portside township of Lyttelton, music has taken alt-country troubadour Marlon Williams around the world, from The Yarra Hotel of innercity Melbourne, to The Troubadour in Los Angeles.



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I very overzealously reached out to them and asked if we could make music together. Within a couple of days, we had decided to make an album

t was the latter where Bradley Cooper spied his Kiwi-born and bred talents, seeking Marlon out to appear in his 2018 Academy award-winning film, A Star is Born. There have been several film and television appearances since and more still to come out in the New Year. But it’s making music that still has his heart. Marlon’s new album Plastic Bouquet hit the streets on December 11, his first new music since 2018’s award-winning Make Way For Love, made post breakup from Kiwi folk singer-songwriter Aldous Harding. Collaboration – a strong theme of Marlon’s career – has once again proven a winning formula, this time with Canadian folk duo Kacy and Clayton’s musical talents providing the cumulative glue, with the three musicians finding common ground between a lifelong shared passion for western country, folk and troubadour traditions. It was driving through Europe with his band when he came across the duo’s ‘Springtime of the Year’. “It was an incredible vocal performance and song and it was just one of those musical moments when you get stopped in your tracks,” Marlon says. “From there I very overzealously reached out to them and asked if we could make music together. Within a couple of days, we had decided to make an album.” He hopped on a flight to Saskatoon for Christmas 2018 and together they wrote and recorded the bulk of what would become Plastic Bouquet over the course of just three weeks. “This year being what it is, even February feels like a lifetime ago. So it’s been almost two years to the day. It doesn’t normally take that long, but in this case it has, so we’re super excited to get it out.” Every December, Christchurch enjoys the start of summer as Saskatoon begins to freeze over. But despite hailing from opposite sides of the world, there was an immediate connection between the trio. “We found a dynamic that worked well, because we all love old Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard and have the same sense of humour,” Marlon says. “We’re kindred spirits.”

If there was a theme to the 11-track project, it was the dichotomy of familiarity and strangeness, he says. “It’s the idea that we both come from the same place musically, but obviously culturally and geographically from somewhere very different, having faith that everything would blend together in a way that makes sense.” Music has been something that has always made sense for Marlon, whose career has been a natural evolution. “I’m not a well organised person,” he laughs. “I don’t plan a lot and I don’t think about the future that often, life just keeps rolling on and now this is what I do; I don’t do anything else.” But he admits there came a time in his third year at university when, with a tour on the cards, he had to make a call between committing completely to music and finishing his degree – the only caveat from mum, visual artist Jenny Rendall, that he take it seriously and commit as much time to his musical pursuits as he had been committing to university. This lack of planning ahead mirrors his approach to making music as well. “I don’t go into it consciously with intention, unless I’m collaborating, then it might be more systematic.” Right now, he’s driven by the freedom to explore. “I’m most thankful for this time in my life, being where I’m at right now I’ve got time to figure things out, make mistakes, try and give things enough space to go somewhere new. “Simply put, freedom of creativity.” Marlon has been hunkered down in his homeland during the global pandemic, which thankfully fell outside a big tour cycle for the singer, who spends eight to nine months a year on the road. He’s spent the time writing, reading, working on a film soundtrack and learning te reo Māori, the latter for an album he’s working on that will be exclusively in the language. But for now, he’s enjoying some down time in Diamond Harbour before his New Zealand tour kicks off in February, that will take him from Invercargill to Auckland. He’ll be performing locally at the James Hay Theatre from February 25 to 27.

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HUMAN KIND A HOPEFUL HISTORY Rutger Bregman Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, $34.99 This international bestseller provides a new perspective on the wide-held belief that humans are inherently bad. Unpicking famous sociological experiments, historical events and philosophical arguments, Bregman shows us the reality of humanity’s kindness – that it is a powerful force for change.

On the shelf What simpler pleasure can there be than getting stuck into a riveting holiday read. Whether you’re stretched out on a beach towel or sun lounger, or snuggled up in your favourite chair at the bach or at home, here are Metropol’s page-turning picks to take with you on your summer break, or to gift the bookworms in your life this Christmas.

THIS IS NOT HOW IT ENDS Jehan Casinder Harper Collins, $17.99 This award-winning Kiwi journalist chronicles how the power of storytelling helped him to survive depression. A gritty, vulnerable and compelling book which challenges our understanding of mental distress, and gives tools and hope to reshape our life stories. Told against a backdrop of the biggest news stories of recent years.

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Lisa Jewell Penguin NZ, $26 A gripping psychological thriller to keep you tethered to your reading nook, this novel is set a decade after the disappearance of Ellie. Her mother, Laurel, has never given up hope of finding Ellie, and a new man in her life – or more specifically, his daughter – reignites her quest for answers.


ALL OUR SHIMMERING SKIES Trent Dalton Harper Collins, $45 From the international bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe, this Australian novel is set in World War II and weaves a story of love, danger and secrets. Beautifully written, this adventure tale of unlikely companions is brimming with warmth, wit and wonder.

Jessica Dettmann Harper Collins, $34.99 A story about growing up, giving in, and family. Molly is about to have her first child. Her mother, Annie, is about to re-start her dreams of musical stardom when she is asked to step into childcare duties. For fans of Jojo Moyes, Marian Keyes and Liane Moriarty.

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Bespoke Platters use local Canterbury produce to create delicious platters that are aesthetically pleasing. We cater for all occasions from children’s birthday parties to large corporate functions. Bespoke can produce a grazing table that both looks and tastes amazing while catering for all dietary requirements. www.bespokeplatters.co.nz Ph. 027 322 5345

Ataahua 2018 Riesling Instantly appealing, this is a rich, medium style. Attractively scented, it has strong, citrusy, peachy, slightly appley flavours, showing good delicacy, and a lovely balance of sweetness and mouth-watering acidity. Drink now or cellar. $26.

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. The Cottage Pantry & Gallery 24 Wilson Street, Geraldine 7930 www.cottagepantry.co.nz

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As featured in Vogue, Haute Diggity Dog’s Grrrrona and Woof Clicquot toys are the perfect present. For fashion hounds Chewy Vuiton, Chewlulemon, Miss Dogior and Pugg boots are sure to excite. Full range available at Charli & Coco Shop 3, 54 Holmwood Road, Ph. 03 925 9957 www.charliandcoco.com

Chunky cups and tumblers. Supporting local and the perfect Christmas gift, making takeaway coffee taste (and look) great again. Available from Little Freds Fendalton Mall, Christchurch

Lovingly handcrafted, our Wine Barrel Platters made from reclaimed French Oak staves are the perfect match for your special someone this social season. There’s a size for every occasion. Mia Living theteam@mialiving.co.nz www.mialiving.co.nz

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Italian Linen for Christmas celebrations, lots to choose from at Route 72 Emporium 1697 Cust Rd, Cust. Ph. 03 312 5595

Our fabulous food is available for your gatherings with family, friends, and colleagues during this festive season. Contact us so that we can discuss making your entertaining a breeze so you can relax and spend time with the people that mean the most to you. Twisted Flour & Sugar Merchants info@twistedflour.kiwi Kate 027 2459043

Wishing you a ‘nutty’ Christmas! Wishing you aGrove, ‘nutty’ From all of us at Trickett’s we wish you a veryChristmas! happy Christmas, and don’t forget to go a little ‘nuts’ this festive season! From all of us at Trickett‘s Grove, we wish you Trickett’s Grove walnuts are 100% New a very happy Christmas, and don’t forget to Zealand grown and available in their shells go a little ‘nuts’ this festive season! or freshly cracked and ready to use. Trickett’s Grove walnuts are 100% New Zealand ‘Nutspiration’ visit: grownFor andmore available in their shells or freshly trickettsgrove.nz cracked and ready to use. For more ‘Nut’spiration’ visit: trickettsgrove.nz

Do you want to shop local this Christmas? Give the gift of The Brothers Green NZ Hemp Food to ensure your whānau and friends are getting all the right Omegas and nutrients! Do your parents need anti-inflammatories? The perfect gift is in that bottle.

Chantelle and the team would like to wish all their customers a merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year. Gift Vouchers available – treat your loved ones to an at home dining experience – let our team wow and entertain them.

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Spoil someone special with a unique piece of Artwork or Artisan gift. Dimple Mugs $39, Dipped Jug $49, My Day Job Artwork $110, Harakeke Kete $220 Village Art behind Petrol Station, Little River www.villageartstudio.com

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Hair-raising Hanmer Not just a relaxing alpine resort, Hanmer Springs is its own adventurer’s paradise. Outdoor activities in the area are plentiful no matter the season. Here’s Metropol’s picks of the North Canterbury township’s adrenaline fixes for the summer seasons. WHEELY FUN

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Explore secluded mountain valleys on four wheels with a quad bike tour, or soak up the scenery on a mountain bike. Ease your muscles with a post-ride soak in the thermal pools to finish a day of adventuring.

SHOOT ‘EM UP A local clay bird shooting and archery range make for some heart rate rising action. Challenge your friends and family to see who can shoot the most clays in a claybird shoot out, and who can get closest to the bullseye in an archery comp.

ON THE WATER Centrally located in the Heart of the Village, the perfect place to stay in Hanmer Springs.

If you need speed in your adventure repertoire, jet boating is a great way to get your heart pumping. Or, why not try white water rafting? Take advantage of local operators offering these exciting activities on the Waiau River and Gorge, just a short drive from Hanmer’s township.

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The quintessential Kiwi adventure activity: Bungy Jumping. Pay homage to the locally invented adrenaline pumper by throwing yourself 35-metres off the 135-year-old Ferry Bridge. Don’t worry, you’ll be tied on!

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Hugo’s Hanmer holiday Tait Gallery at Hanmer Springs has a beautiful selection of ceramics, pottery, glassware, wood turning and jewellery, as well as a large display of pictures by artists both emerging and established.


he portfolio includes landscapes by Tony Roche, Ross Lee, Debbie Lambert, Karen Werner, Charles Pickworth, Jane Riley and Jane Sinclair; water colours by Svetlana Orinko, Ivan Button and Devon Huston; acrylics by Michelle Green and Rob Barton; a wide range of prints and framed photos by Indigo Wise, David Shepherd, Ian Gardiner, Sarah Power and Bryan Isbister; mixed media by the award winning Jo Loughnan, and Jill Cowan; abstracts by Paul Smith, Rae Manson and Joe Wiseman; copper creations

by David Kean, and Bulldog Hugo by Sue Lund. Visit Hanmer Springs for your Christmas shopping and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of an alpine village that now boasts four galleries! No fast food centres or shopping malls here… just lots of fresh air and sunshine, along with friendly faces to help and advise! Gallery hours: 10am to 4pm most days over the Christmas holiday period. 34 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs, phone 027 4325 914 or email taylor6@xtra.co.nz. www.taitgallery.co.nz

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We get it – your social calendar is heating up as fast as the temperatures. So how do you get the hottest looks to sizzle through summer? We’ve got the lowdown! EYE-CATCHING


More is more when it comes to eyes this season! Contrasting eyeshadows are catching our eye. And forget the barely there mascara of previous years. This season it’s all about the fan. It’s also the season to let your lower lashes join in on the fun, with coloured eyeliner on the lash line.

Pink equals perfection this season and everything pink goes, from pastel perfection to dusky rose. Want to go bold? Hot pink is the new red lip. Satin lipsticks and stains are a thing right now. Less likely to melt and smear, they’re just what you want in the summer sun!



This summer expect to see plenty of ‘soap brows’; a brushed-up look achieved using soap in place of eyebrow gel. The pared-back brow is also back. Just match your brow pencil to your natural brow colour or better yet, use eyeshadow for a natural look.

Soft, pastel pink blush is summer’s best friend. It adds a bit of playful colour to your cheeks, without overshadowing the eyes which are playing the starring role this summer. All it takes is a couple swipes of powder blush on top of your foundation to perfect this pretty look.

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he temperatures are rising, and so too is our penchant for a deliciously snuggly pyjama to carry us from bed, to lounge and back again. Whiling away a summer morning in sleepwear is a defining feature of the holiday period and the perfect accompaniment to a pot of coffee and a book in the sunshine.

This summer, we’re eyeing up luxuriously soft and breathable natural fibres of linen, cotton and silk to aid our much-needed rest and relaxation. From short and tee sets, to camis and pants and nighties – a lightweight robe is a non-negotiable throwover to ward off cooler mornings and the summer breeze.

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Loved Lincoln local, Belleza has been providing women with gorgeous garments from top quality brands for years. Owner Anna Green recently opened her second store at The Crossing in the heart of Christchurch CBD. Opposite Country Road, the boutique brings a thoughtfully curated collection to the city, with plans to blend clothing with her passion for interior design.

BAG OF TRICKS: Get two bags for the price of one with the Sloane Reversible Tote from Stella + Gemma. Available in mustard (pictured), black and rose – talk about stylish storage options.

MAKE A WISH: This Jocie Cami from Wish the Label, made from 100 percent linen, is a light option for summer. Paired nicely with jeans or culottes, add a pair of heels to go from daytime to night.


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BLACK CAPS: Protecting your head from the sun will always be in fashion. But look good whilst doing so with the Ribbon Tie Cap from Antler NZ. The tie at the back makes it fully adjustable for the perfect fit.







Being jewelled for Christmas

Marion & Co. Jewellery by Marion McKellow hosted a superb Christmas soiree at The George to showcase its range of handmade sterling silver, semi-precious stone and pearl jewellery from around the world.

Photos by Janes Wyle Photography, for copies email janewylesphotos@gmail.com Check Metropol’s Facebook for more from this event.

1. Marion McKellow (Marion & Co) with a car from sponsors, Euromarque 2. Marion McKellow, Hamimah Abbott 3. Kate Loveridge, Sharon Ellem-Bell 4. Myf Colvin, Anne Gordon 5. Myf Colvin, Marion McKellow 6. Marion & Nick McKellow, Sally Ibbetson

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WHAT IS AN APPEARANCE MEDICINE/ COSMETIC NURSE AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN THE INDUSTRY? “An Appearance Medicine Nurse is a Registered Nurse with specialised training in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. I completed my Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics in 2008 and and went on to complete my Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 2013. I worked at Christchurch hospital for a year to get medical and surgical experience and went on to persue my passion in the appearance medicine industry.”

The skincare and cosmetic medicine industries have grown exponentially in recent times as technologies advance, more people want to HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT TRANSFORM take care of their appearance, CLINIC AND WHAT DO YOU DO THERE? and as stigma surrounding “I have been at Transform Clinic since 2015 and was lucky enough to be fully trained by Dr Ian Little, the such procedures lifts. first doctor in New Zealand to administer botulinum Metropol catches up with for cosmetic reasons. The treatments I offer at Transform Merivale are Botulinum Toxin Type A Transform Clinic Merivale (Botox®, Dysport®,and Xeomin®), Dermal Fillers, nurse Katie Mcindoe. Profhilo, Belkyra fat reduction, Liquid face lift, Platelet rich plasma, PDO threads, Sonophoresis, Dermal needling and chemical peels.”


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natural beauty A PASSION FOR

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

A new era of beauty has begun

Introducing B-Hydrated 4D

Our pick of the week: newly launched Aletheia – possibly the world’s smartest collagen. For the edge you need to achieve ultimate success, Qt’s revolutionary beauty and brain booster, Aletheia, is the next frontier in internal cosmetics.

B-Hydrated 4D is a multi-active hydrating complex designed to de-stress, sooth, smooth and strengthen skin. Ideal for all skin types concerned with hydration and most beneficial for problematic skin i.e. dry/flakey skin/inflamation/redness & acne.

Available in New Zealand’s leading department stores: Farmers, Ballantynes, and Smith & Caughey’s.

Moss Spa – Christchurch www.mossspa.co.nz

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Beauty + nutritional science = intelligently flawless.


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The perfect Christmas treat Hair Art & Beauty are open with extended hours up until Christmas Eve. Pop in for a gift vouched packaged in our beautiful box - customisable to the service or monetary amount required.

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It’s all about indulging and rejuvenating. A gift voucher is always a perfect gift to express thoughts to someone special View our website for a full gift voucher range.

Book your free information and demonstration session with Jodi today! Join us for Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates, Yoga and Barre.

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Santa will be spreading lots of Christmas

Saturday 26 December

Come in and meet our roving Santa! He will be here from 18 – 24 December

cheer to all. Selfies welcome!

Gift Vouchers available from our Centre Management Office located upstairs between Subway and Maxwell Drycleaners.

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

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A day (or longer) at the beach, lake, bush and pool is a Kiwi summer ritual. As such, our beauty rituals must change to incorporate products and practices which protect and nourish our summer skin. Here’s Metropol’s round up of products to include in your beach bag this sunshine season. SUPER SUNSCREEN Obviously. But investing in the growing breed of modern facial sunscreens can have added skincare benefits. Australian brand Ultra Violette is getting some serious attention for its hardworking SPFs which not only protect from UVA and UVB, but also hydrate and can even act as the perfect primer under your makeup.

A RITZY SPRITZ Cool down with a cool facial mist. Preferably, one which packs a punchy list of ingredients to not only refresh, but hydrate and even give a little glow. Cult brands like Tatcha, Olay, Glossier and Kiehl’s all have options which come highly recommended. One spritz and you’re transported straight to the spa.

GET LIPPY Nourish and protect those kissers with a reliable lip balm to stave off chapping and keep things plump and luscious. Options abound from every brand under the sun (ha), but you needn’t necessarily splash on this summer staple. You’ll get change from a tenner with Lucas Papaw Ointment and Burt’s Bees Lip Balm.

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Via Sollertia is Latin and means the way of expertise, skilfulness, artfulness and dexterity.

50 shades of silver 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, strawberry beige, or translucent butterscotch tones, those with a cool base suit silver dove, champagne lilac or platinum iris. “Getting your colour undertone is so important and when this is done right it gives your face an instant brightening, lift and can take years off,” Vicki says. “Get it wrong and you will feel drab and look drained and older… consultation is key!”


Now 21 years in business, through good times and bad, Via Sollertia has always been committed to leaving no stone unturned to design, create and supply the perfect piece of jewellery just for you, no matter your budget.

10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 3pm Saturday Via Sollertia Jewellery 11 New Regent St, Christchurch 03 366 8001 www.viasollertia.co.nz


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with Dr Libby

Dr Libby Weaver is an internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author and speaker, and has just released wellness cards to educate and inspire. She chatted with Metropol about her secrets to de-stress, what brings her joy and a new way we can all make health a daily priority. WORDS KIRSTEN WICK

What do you do to relax? “Having some time to myself early in the morning outside, watering trees and vegies, and watching the chickens, is a joy and brings me a sense of spaciousness, even if my day ahead is incredibly full. I also really love to watch the light changing in the sky. I made a decision a while back that I wanted to see more sunsets so even if my work day hasn’t ended by that time, I do my best to take a break to watch it.” Why is prioritising health and wellness so important – and in particular this year? “Collectively, I think there has been a realisation of just how important our health is, yet it’s so easy for self-care to sink to the bottom of the priority list, unless there is a health crisis. I think that for many who have slowed down this year, there’s also been a realisation that they don’t necessarily want to go back to how they were living previously. “Ultimately, if we don’t prioritise our own health and wellbeing eventually it’s going to catch up with us and we won’t be able to contribute and care for others in the way we really want to. Taking great care of the immune system has become a focus this year, and how we eat, drink, move, think, breathe, believe and perceive really does matter—not just to immune system function but to every cell in the body.” What can we all do to prioritise our health and wellbeing on a daily basis? “Many people share with me that they struggle to consistently take great care of themselves so I wanted to do something different this year that would help. That’s why I created my new Wellness Cards - I wanted to offer a simple way for health to become a consistent priority in your day or week, even if you feel time-poor. The cards are divided across the three pillars that I focus on - biochemical, nutritional and emotional.” Metropol 17 December, 2020 27


stress & finding joy DEALING WITH

With the silly season fast approaching, do you get stressed? “There are always going to be stressful situations in our lives that we can’t avoid. But a lot of the daily stress we experience comes from our perceptions and thoughts, so there is a lot of unnecessary suffering and it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve had a period in my life where I was a ‘Rushing Woman’ and that showed me that I had to make some changes - practically, but also exploring where I was creating stress for myself through perceptions of pressure and urgency. That’s where the gold really is.”

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INGREDIENTS: 300g Sea Cuisine Cooked & Peeled Shrimp 250g cooked white or brown rice, or quinoa, barley, bulgur wheat or sorghum 1 Lemon 2 tbsp avocado oil 3 tbsp Sriracha soy mayonnaise 300g fresh vegetables e.g. edamame beans, carrot, avocado, green beans, radish, corn, cucumber, blanched broccoli, seaweed. The options are endless and is really about personal taste. Optional: Dry seasonings like sesame seeds, toasted nori, shichi-mi tōgarashi, crispy shallots etc.

Coat shrimp with the Sriracha soy mayonnaise. In a medium bowl mix the avocado oil and lemon juice together and season to taste. Add the rice (or grain option) to the bowl and mix through, coating the rice (this adds a citrus freshness to the rice & helps stop it from sticking). Into your preferred serving bowl layer your ingredients starting with the rice (or grain) at the bottom. Portion the shrimp in the middle on top of the rice and build your other ingredients around the shrimp. Finish by seasoning as you prefer. Note: Poke Bowls can be a fun healthy snack or meal and this recipe offers a base to many different variations of ingredients and flavours.


Restaurant quality pasta, at home Christchurch’s Pasta Vera not only supplies the country’s top eateries with fresh pasta, but is on a mission to help Kiwis achieve restaurant-quality pasta dishes at home. Its delicious and high-quality offering now extends to a new retail range, vegan options – and even a celebrity collaboration.


he new retail range of fresh ribbon cut, gourmet filled pasta and pesto is available at New World, Raeward Fresh and Fresh Choice supermarkets around the South Island. This includes a smoked salmon tortellini; a mushroom, walnut and feta ravioloni, and the new vegan products made of highprotein hemp and spinach in a pumpkin and ricotta ravioli, tagliatelle and vegan pesto. “It’s not often you see fresh

vegan pasta, so we think it’s a great point of difference,” says Pasta Vera’s Tania Lasagne. Over lockdown, Pasta Vera was an extremely popular online delivery option, with the business often being asked for cooking instructions and recipes. This ignited a collaboration with much loved local celebrity chef, Jax Hamilton, to create high-quality gourmet dishes that anyone can make in under 10 minutes.

Browse mouth-watering recipes - like mushroom, walnut and feta ravioloni with white truffle, parmesan and mascarpone sauce or vegan tagliatelle with pesto, chilli and pumpkin - at pastashop.co.nz. At its famous factory shop in Wigram, ready meal options are the perfect accompaniment

for your summer holidays – especially the 3kg lasagne range, which can easily be popped into the oven after a long day out for a crowdpleasing meal in minutes. Stop into the store at 1/2 Musgrove Close, Wigram or ask your local supermarket if they stock the Pasta Vera range. www.pastashop.co.nz Metropol 17 December, 2020 29


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In the market It’s a hot market right now – housing market that is. Experienced real estate consultant Marijke Sheppard of Ray White in Rangiora is an astute observer of trends in real estate and shares her advice for potential sellers.


key reason behind the current activity is supply and demand. There had been a noticeable decrease previously in the supply of property coming to the market. People are now more confident to list their properties because all they are hearing in the media is how good the market is. “The Waimakariri region however is still short on supply. Pressure on demand here is due to New Zealanders returning home, people moving from outside the region, first home buyers and investors. All are attracted to the good quality, reasonably priced properties in the district as well to as the lifestyle.”

Marijke adds that the situation is not what we all predicted would happen after lockdown. She says although it feels like it is a seller’s market in Waimakariri at present, buyers and sellers should be aware the market could change rapidly, without a great deal of warning. Marijke believes the method of sale is the most significant consideration for owners looking to sell in this type of market. “It would take a brave agent to be willing to price a property in the current market without testing what the market might pay.” Having an agent you can trust is also an even greater priority.


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The day is done, and your culinary skills might start to feel depleted – while your fridge is probably anything but. Don’t let those delicious leftovers go to waste by creating new and exciting meals with less effort and less trips back to the postpublic holiday supermarket. Here are Metropol’s ideas for making the most of your holiday leftovers.

Pie in the sky

Festive platitudes

Salad stories

Transform that leftover ham and or turkey into a delicious pastry delight. Incorporate peas and eggs for a twist on your favourite bacon and egg number, or incorporate a white sauce for something more cheesy.

Cold meats are right at home on a postChristmas charcuterie, so just slice and place on a platter with any leftover fresh veges, breads, dips and cheeses and let the Boxing Day grazing begin! If the leftover veges aren’t so fresh, give them a quick grill.

When it comes down to it, a salad is really just anything tossed together in a bowl. So let your creativity takeover by combining your leftover roast veges with some fresh greens, nuts, pulses and herbs. Add fruit for fresh appeal, and drizzle with oil or citrus juice for an easy dressing.




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A market with a twist A family market tucked into the quaint village of Tai Tapu is growing each month; offering a child- (and dog) friendly atmosphere which doesn’t skimp on creativity. Just months old, the Gatewood Market has over 50 stalls and vendors.

rranged in a circle around a cluster of trees which host a coffee cart, children’s’ arts and crafts area and live music the stalls offer bespoke jewellery, homewares, cuisine and décor. Browse the stalls while enjoying live music and fare like sandwiches, waffles, and woodfired bagels. Or, sit amongst the shade of trees on the provided picnic rugs and hay bales, or bring your own rug. On the Woodgate family property, the Woodgate and Mckenzie families organise the entire affair themselves, and strive to create a homely, relaxed and vibrant community market. Since its inception in February, the market has attracted a strong following of locals and abroad who enjoy the breadth of its offerings. The next market, on December 20, is going to be even more special than usual – with a bouncy castle, pony rides and face painting. Held the third Sunday of every month in spring and summer, the Gatewood Market is at 788 Old Tai Tapu Rd, next to the Tai Tapu Hotel, from 10am to 2pm. Check it out on Facebook. www.facebook.com/gatewoodmarket

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rendy Moorhouse Avenue eatery, The Good Street Deli, not only offers delicious high tea, café menu and cabinet food – it also has hand crafted chocolate treats, too. Using prestigious brand, Callebaut, Head Chef Edwin

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Peng produces the highest quality flavours, shapes and colours. Mouth-watering flavours include sea salt, berry, Earl Grey, coffee, whisky and more – hand painted in (almost) too-beautiful-to-eat finishes. The galaxy finish is

noteworthy, as the glittery swirl is notoriously hard to create. Edwin is experienced and passionate about hospitality and cuisine, being a Shanghaitrained pastry chef who has worked for the Heritage Hotel in Queenstown and Waipuna

Hotel in Auckland. Open every day (except Christmas Day) 7am to 6pm, high tea from 2pm. The Good Street Deli 12 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch (inside the Opus building) Ph: 03 366 0066

COOK 1.5 hours SERVES 10


75g (½ cup) roasted almonds 4 egg whites 250g (1½ cups) icing sugar 1 tbsp white vinegar 30g (¼ cup) unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line two large baking trays. Trace three circles approximately 20cm in diameter on the baking paper.

Filling 600ml (2½ scant cups) thickened (whipping) cream 75g (½ cup) roasted almonds, chopped 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped 135g (1 cup) raspberries 165g (1 cup) blueberries 165g (1 cup) strawberries, quartered

To make the meringue nut layer, place the roasted almonds in a food processor and pulse until they are ground, and resemble breadcrumbs. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then slowly add the icing sugar one tablespoon at a time, while continuing to whisk. Whisk for 10 minutes or until stiff and glossy. Using a spatula, fold in the vinegar, cocoa powder and the ground almonds. Use the spatula to spread the meringue inside the outlines you’ve traced, smoothing out to the edges. Bake for 45 minutes or until the discs are crisp to the touch. Place on a wire rack to cool completely. To make the filling, whip the cream in a bowl just until soft peaks form and set aside. In a separate bowl combine the almonds and the chocolate. In a third bowl combine the berries. To assemble the torte, place the first disc of meringue on a serving platter and top with one-third of the cream, one-third of the almond/chocolate mixture and one-third of the berries. Repeat with the remaining discs.

Recipe extracted from Now for Something Sweet by the Monday Morning Cooking Club. HarperCollins. RRP $55

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A delicious stop-off on any drive through Springfield, Taste of Kiwi café is a new venture for Cam Clark and Kristina Squires. And the couple are overdelivering on their pledge to serve the best of Kiwi cuisine, community, and hospitality.


ot only are the couple determined to create a hub for the community to gather and host events, but they have created a mouth-watering menu

and tempting cabinet food offerings, all within a fresh and modern new space. “Taste of Kiwi was born through a love of travel and a

passion for people,” says Cam. “Kristina and I have travelled throughout the world, and everywhere we have been Kiwi hospitality has been famous for its genuine people, tasty food, and beautiful coffee. We have aimed to create a space for locals and visitors to come together, enjoy good food and relax.” Serving a full breakfast and lunch menu – which includes the famous Kiwi Breakfast, classic eggs benedict and a modern take on mince on toast which consists of house-made beef mince, rosemary potato cake, free range poached egg and toasted ciabatta – the café

has a tempting selection of cabinet food, too. With fresh baking daily, gourmet pies, and many gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. Kristina, who grew up in Springfield, says her and Cam are enjoying supporting local events, supplying catering and bringing new passion to the community. They enjoy meeting travellers from Christchurch or further afield. Stop into Taste of Kiwi at 5666 West Coast Road, Springfield, follow them on Instagram @tasteofkiwi_nz or visit the Facebook page below for more information about opening hours, events and the menu. www.facebook.com/tasteofkiwinz

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Food for thought As Michelle Freeman and her daughter Charli began to expand their pet family, they became increasingly concerned about the unnecessary and extensive use of plastic packaging particularly with regards to pet food and treats. And as a result, Charli & Coco was established.


s a way of reducing waste, the luxury pet boutique offers customers a pet grocer and refillery. “The raw food products we are stocking are all New Zealand sourced, have no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours and are hormone and antibiotic free,” says Michelle. Coco (pictured) and her pet siblings are raw

food diet converts after noticing the benefits such as a better coat condition, healthier skin and cleaner teeth. But it is the store’s dry food and treats pet refillery that is a head turner for the city. “Customers have the option to bring their own containers to refill or purchase some of our stylish and functional

vessels for long term storage all of which cuts down on unnecessary packaging,” says Michelle. The advantages? Customers are only purchasing what is necessary and pets can try

a variety of new products without wastage. Visit the store at 3/54 Holmwood Road. To get in contact, email office@charliandcoco.co.nz or phone (03) 925 9957. www.facebook.com/CharliandCoco

Delicious Xmas treats… Gorgeous Food Especially our scumptious, freshly baked Xmas Mince Tarts!

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Cheese Maestros

The Universo Team wishes everyone a relaxing Christmas and New Year.

TRAVELLERS BOXES NOW AVAILABLE! Perfect for getaways or a cute picnic at home, order your customised box today and collect from Riverside Market, 96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch.

Our operating hours over the Christmas period will be... 25th & 26th December Closed 27th - 30th Dec 10am-6pm 31st December 10am-8pm 1st-10th January 10am-6pm We’ll be back to normal hours from 11th January 2021. Located in the Christchurch Art Gallery at 49 Worcester Boulevard Ph. 03 379 5214 | www.universo.co.nz

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In your kitchen

BIG BANG CHICKEN & SUSHI From pan fried teriyaki chicken to golden prawns. Sort your Christmas party with our great range of Sushi & Chicken platters. Online orders: bigbangchicken.mobi2go.com Phone orders: 03 386 2880 114 Marshland Road, Shirley

GATEWOOD MARKET Welcome to Gatewood Market! To celebrate the holiday season there will be plenty of fun activities as well as a range of hand crafted, unique, artisan and NZ made products including home and garden decor, furniture, plants, clothing, arts, crafts, jewellery, food and more. Market Dates: 20th Dec, 17th Jan, 21 Feb, 21 March 788 Old Tai Tapu Rd (child & dog friendly)

CLARK ESTATE An authentic, boutique family winery producing powerful, vibrant, single-vineyard wines. Something to enjoy at every occasion. Order direct from the vineyard. Ph. 03 579 4752 / 021 386 831 E. sarah@clarkestate.com www.clarkestate.com

Christmas is almost upon us and we have a full range of cherries, berries, stone fruit, new potatoes, spring carrots and summer fruit and vegetables available now. Relax and shop in a local family-owned business. Check out our Facebook page too. 227 Blenheim Road, Riccarton Ph.03 343 6234



Order your summer and festive season grazing platters now to avoid disappointment. Keto, vegan and GF platters available starting from $40 E: annie.truman@foursquare-si.co.nz Ph. 03 315 7190



Treat your friends and family to beautiful boutique wine from Melton Estate. Visit our Cellar Door in West Melton or shop online. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Cnr Weedons Ross & Johnson Roads, West Melton, Christchurch Ph. 03 347 4968 www.meltonestate.co.nz

Sissy’s Kitchenette offers Keto and Glutenfree baked goods. We serve fresh cakes in a variety of flavours (including novelty cakes). We specialise in Filipino baking, bringing you an authentic taste to enjoy. Visit us at Riverside Market Collective (7 days) sissys.kitchenette@gmail.com Ph: 027 563 2125 or 027 841 2233

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

TI ANI WILD & ORGANIC TEA Kia Kaha. To restore health and wellbeing, try our natural plant blends. We’ve added wild harvested Mānuka, ginger, echinacea, lemon balm, rosehip, olive leaf and calendula petals. Order Online for pick up, delivery or courier. www.tiani.co.nz



From a background of working within a prominent New Zealand communications company, Hayden McKenzie had often pondered the question of how real estate could be done differently here. He decided to put it to the test and Ngātahi Real Estate was launched post-lockdown.


t started as a throwaway idea for a laugh, but then it just took off and became a very real reality,” says Hayden. And, with two more agents recently brought aboard, things have never

been busier. Hayden says the over-arching philosophy at Ngātahi is to bring about togetherness throughout the whole buying and selling process.

“We ask the questions, ‘what do agents want? What do vendors and purchasers want?’ This is real estate that’s totally local and connected to New Zealand. Clients feel as if they are part of the family, not just another number in a real estate deal to be quickly expedited.” As the business grows, Hayden plans to recruit more of our best and brightest people to join his exceptional team. “Property sells itself, but it’s the brand and customer service that goes with it that makes all the difference.” Visit Ngātahi Real Estate at 267 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, phone 0800 4 NGATAHI (0800 464 282) or email info@ngatahirealestate.nz. www.ngatahirealestate.nz

Beautiful Real Estate. Together.

Licensed Agent (REAA 2008)

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Pool party! As Kiwis are rediscovering their own backyards are the coolest place for fun and entertainment, the quest for pools has never been higher, and Julie Hastings of Lagoon Pools says if people have decided they want a pool, they really need to be proactive.


would recommend getting things in the system without delay. Lagoon Pools install throughout the year, so anytime is a great time to start the process.” A big trend coming through is for 5-metre pools. A smaller garden or backyard takes on

a whole new aesthetic with a pool that sparkles, reflects light and enhances the outdoor living space in so many ways. Added features, such as spa jets and fountains, bring that extra touch of poolside panache. The range of sizes, up to 12-metre pools, really

does offer something for everyone. Lagoon Pools will undertake an entire project, from pool installation to landscaping, paving, fencing and surrounds, but also readily work in with architects and designers. A visit, by appointment only,

to the showroom is ideal for inspiration, and customers can take home an information pack. Alternatively, Julie suggests emailing a photo of where the pool’s envisioned to be, or an onsite consultation to discuss the area and details. Phone 0800 927 282. www.lagoonpools.co.nz

Calling all Old Girls of The House TGHS

locally owned & operated

Don’t miss out on out centennial celebrations of The House hostel in April 2021! Celebrate 100 years of The Hostel.

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

16th – 18th April 2021 Expression of Interest - call, email or post. Phone or Txt: 027 6222 439 Email: hostel2021@gmail.com


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A culture of design


Tautahi is the name of the Māori chief after whom our city of Christchurch takes its name. In his time, children played on the banks of the Avon (Ōtākaro) River as their elders gathered food (mahinga kai). It is this connection with the city’s Māori heritage that is central to the mission of the twin companies - Ōtākaro Design and Build and Ngātahi Real Estate.

ur two companies were established to create beautiful real estate together,” says designer and salesperson Kian Clements-Ormond, who co-owns Ōtākaro with Calvin Kent. “Calvin oversees the construction side of the business,” says Kian. “And although we are relatively new

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to the market, in that short time we have both gained a real understanding of what clients want in their homes. In particular that is spacious open plan living designed for the sun and seamlessly linking to the outdoors.” So attractive to buyers have Ōtākaro’s homes proved that the company has over thirty

houses either already under construction or about to be built. “If you don’t design liveable, workable spaces, houses will not sell.” In keeping with the company’s distinctive brand and Kian’s own tribal links, each house design has a significant Māori name. Tamahine (daughter), Timatanga (beginning), Piwari (to be beautiful) and Tuahine (sisterhood) are just some special examples. Clients are free to make changes to the designs to suit their individual lifestyles or they can create a new design at no extra cost. The use of natural materials – timber and stone – is a constant feature across many of Ōtākaro’s designs, as is their strong connection to the land they are sited in. The company’s showhome in Marshlands, open by appointment, is a stunning example of this design philosophy with its cedar and schist exterior cladding, the use of timber internally for ceilings and doors, as well as granite benchtops in the kitchen, laundry and bathrooms.

Stylish botanical-themed wallpapers complete the look in the living areas and bedrooms. The total effect is spectacular. Ōtākaro’s homes and house and land packages are marketed exclusively by Ngātahi Real Estate run by Hayden McKenzie. “We aim to show clients how good

it is to buy a new home. We believe people like the link we emphasise about our nation’s roots, about what New Zealand really is.” You can view many of Ōtākaro Design and Build’s homes on the company's Facebook page or on Kian Clements-Ormond - Ngātahi Real Estate Facebook page.

Beautiful Real Estate. Together. Exclusive agents for Otakaro Design and Build Ph: 0800 4 NGATAHI (0800 464 282) Email: info@ngatahirealestate.nz Licensed Agent (REAA 2008) www.ngatahirealestate.nz


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Hydronic Heating Solutions for Your Home

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Aqualine Heating Solutions A division of Aqualine Products Limited 0800 88 99 14 aqualine.co.nz/heatingsolutions

Glamorous heating Aqualine is bringing an exciting designer collection in Hydronic Heating Solutions to your home. Step outside the conventional with these options for your heating in your living spaces as well as your bathrooms.

Griffin Main Towel rail offers effective yet understated style your bathrooms. The ultra slim Griffin features flat cross tubes with a subtle curving. White RAL 9016 as standard, 188 RAL Colours and 8 Special Finishes & Chrome. Trieste Cast Iron Radiators bring a traditional glamour back to your home with styling and can come in the colour of your choice. These radiators will keep your home warm during winter months as well as keeping heating costs down.

Saturn and Moon - A highly sculptural piece of Zen minimalism that is calm, contemplative and relaxing. Saturn features a towel holder handle (Saturn’s ring). With the towel holder removed, Moon blends perfectly into any environment.

Jaga Mini Canal Eco Trench – The perfect climate you can feel but not see, easy to install and virtually invisible after installation, Jaga trench convectors will fit into your architectural plans with no need for compromise. Making use of physical principles, particularly those which counteract the cold air that runs down large, glazed areas.

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Keep your cool


Sleep more comfortably on a breathable mattress with 100% natural fillings

DREAMWOOLBEDS Freephone 0800 753 754

96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, Christchurch


Customised Louvre Roofs for all year round. Over 15 years manufacturing and installing louvres. Louvre Roofs I Gates I Fences I Chimney Cowls Horizontal & Vertical Sun Louvres Cedar Louvres I Commercial & Residential I 10 Year Warranty phone 0275 356 286

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Precision craftmanship Kitchens - Windows - Doors - Wardrobes Experts at designing and installing premium timber joinery for new builds and renovations. Whether you are modernising or building new, Timber Tru’s craftsmen have been creating beautiful homes and commercial spaces for over 23 years. Talk to the team today and get your dreams on the path to becoming reality. www.timbertru.co.nz | Ph: 03 389 2986 | tony@timbertru.co.nz

Resene Merlot Resene Triple Concrete Resene Half Spanish White

As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, why not take the same positive approach to your festive flair? Before you go crazy at the shops on everything from too much tinsel to over-the-top ornaments, consider an eco-friendly approach to your home’s festive décor.

Star in Resene Triple Concrete

Resene Ebb Background in Resene Quarter Spanish White

Styling by Vanessa Nouwens | Images by Bryce Carleton

‘tis the season to be crafty

Tag and star-shaped box in Resene Merlot


he best part is that creating a consistent holiday look throughout your home while spreading Christmas cheer is surprisingly easy to achieve with little more than a few Resene testpots. Whether balls, stars, hearts or angels are your cup of tea, dazzling Christmas tree ornaments can be achieved for far less than the cost of brand-new items. By taking a creative approach, almost anything destined for the recycling bin can enjoy a second life as a Christmas ornament. If you’re feeling crafty, upcycle some wood offcuts from a previous project and turn them into simple shapes using a jigsaw or scroll saw. Paint them in your favourite Resene colours, drill holes near the tops, run through some ribbon or twine, and you’ll have everything you need to trim the tree in no time. The best thing is if you want to change your theme colours next year, you can just paint them again. Or, grab the kids and take them for a walk to the op shop and hunt out some old ornaments that could be made new again. You’re sure to find some quirky treasures that will quickly become family favourites.

Walls painted in Resene Merlot; floor in Resene Half Spanish White; coffee table in Resene Merlot, stars on the back shelf in Resene Triple Concrete; the tree ornaments in Resene Quarter Spanish White and Resene Merlot; star trays in Resene Triple Concrete; small bowl with sweets in Resene Ebb; boxes in Resene Merlot, Resene Ebb and Resene Triple Concrete.

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new things

We have all tastes in Christmas gifts covered at Barrington Gifts.

Give an IBK Gift Card, the perfect way to send love this Christmas. Buy online at imagesbykia.com

From the world to Christchurch IBK Photography is an international photography studio based in Merivale and specialises in a natural photography technique that captures the very best images of each client. IBK works with Aotearoa’s most successful businesses including Portfolio Models, Untouched World, The George Hotel and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. IBK includes Eco-Framing, The Clicking Kids Photography School and The Nature Series eco-art collection sold exclusively at Armstrong Interiors and The Welder.

New this year is the Christmas 2020 Gift Card for a deluxe family photoshoot. Creative Director Kia Dirkson Rodriguez says, “It was immediately decided that after all this year has brought us, family would be the focus this holiday season. It is a gift that will last a lifetime”. Check out @ibkphotography on Instagram, or online. www.Imagesbykia.com

Barrington Mall, Christchurch Tel: 337-2337 South City and Barrington Mall, Barrington Mall, Christchurch www.barringtongifts.co.nz Christchurch. Tel: 337-2337 www.barringtongifts.co.nz Tel: 337-2337

Petronella’s offers excellence in Interior Design. At Petronella’s the design ethos is about partnering with you to create individual spaces that reflect your unique personality, lifestyle and aspirations.

New works by Shannon Williamson now available in the City Art Depot gallery – www.cityart.co.nz

December Christmas Special 20% off all Crown Lynn at Dusty Old Things

Stunning porcelain lamps available at Industria.


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


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Bespoke framing Skilled art installation 96 Disraeli Street 03 365 3811 info@cityart.co.nz www.cityart.co.nz




new things

Getting personal

Hand-printed reversible planter sacks. Starting from $30. Available at The Kowhai Collective.

If you are looking to get a gift for that special someone that reflects how much they mean to you - make it personal. Lezel Broodryk of Zelmar Creations works her magic to ensure your gift is truly one of a kind. Gorgeous gifts and tempting treats for your festive celebrations at The Ivy


lients are loving the fact we can customise our products. One of our most loved products are our family trees,” she says. Normally taking five to seven days, cake toppers, money boxes, keyrings or even night lights can be crafted for customers. And everything is locally made in New Zealand. Visit the store in Northlands Mall on Main North Road. To get in touch email info@ zelmar.co.nz or phone 027 205 0460.

Hang your stockings in style with reindeer stocking hangers from Zelmar Creations


Unique NZ-Made Gifts

The Ivy Beautiful homewares flowers inspiring gifts & creations

100% ŌTAUTAHI HANDMADE GIFTS 10am-5pm Wed-Sat Christmas hours: 10am-5pm daily from 1st-24th of Dec 181 High Street, entry from Tuam Street thekowhaicollective.co.nz


www.zelmar.co.nz sales@zelmar.co.nz Shop 22 Northlands Mall

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


55 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch Ph. 03 326 6481 E. theivy@xtra.co.nz

Calling all Old Girls of The House TGHS Don’t miss out on out centennial celebrations of The House hostel in April 2021! Timaru Girls’ High School ‘The House’ Centennial Celebrate 100 years of the Hostel 16th – 18th April 2021 Expression of Interest - call, email or post

Registrations Open Now. Phone or Txt: 027 6222 439 | Email: hostel2021@gmail.com Post: Hostel Centennial, 1149 Hinds Arundel Road, RD 5, Ashburton 7775 Metropol 17 December, 2020 47

Bring your furniture back to life

YOUR NEW SUITE IS JUST A RECOVER AWAY... No job too big or small 100s of fabrics to choose from

D.J. MORRISON LTD Experts in restoring furniture to former glory. Treat your beloved pieces to a restoration process from the master craftsmen at D.J. Morrison. Talk to us about retrofitting double glazing to wooden windows too.

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Ph: 03 389 8288 271 Ferry Rd, Phillipstown www.furnituremakers.co.nz


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Unique & stunning

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Home & Garden

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Landscape & Lifestyle

69 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch Ph. 03 365 9945 www.garden.co.nz OPEN > Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Public Holidays 10am-4pm Closed Sundays


Easy ways to garden GOING GREEN:

The mental health benefits of gardening have long been documented, and widely endorsed. Studies show getting out in the garden reduces depression, anxiety and stress, increases ability to concentrate and even alleviates the symptoms of dementia.


ut, we get it: Getting into the garden is not always that simple. Perhaps the list of tasks seems overwhelming (or never ending), your home has a small yard with little room for flower beds or a vege

patch, or you simply don’t know where to start. Which is exactly why Metropol has compiled these tips for easy ways to get stuck into your garden this summer.



Pop online and look up what plants and edibles grow well in your climate, and when. Many gardening stores have helpful guides on their websites. Right now in Canterbury, it’s a great time to plant summer annuals like begonias, dahlias and marigolds – and to water them at the root.

Go green in more ways than one by repurposing household items to help your growing adventure. Use tin cans for counter-top or windowsill herb gardens, egg cartons for seedlings, and craft invasive vine trimmings into wreaths. Dry your fresh flowers for long-lasting arrangements which can double as thoughtful Christmas gifts.

THINK SMALL If you’re overwhelmed by the prospect of too much gardening to do, write a list and attack one thing at a time. Perhaps it’s just mowing the lawn, or weeding one flower bed. Or, if you live in a smaller space and feel there’s no point starting anything at all, why not consider indoor plants, a potted herb garden or some hanging numbers?

EAT UP What can be more motivating than getting to eat the literal fruits of your labour? Planting a vege (and fruit) garden can be easy, fun to watch develop – and then be enjoyed on your plate. While planting veges in summer requires a little more attention (weeding, watering and hoeing soil) – you may get faster results, too!

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Reflecting on What


Mattered in

I’m more than a little bit excited to wrap-up 2020! Throughout the year I’ve shared many of my thoughts and I’ve decided to finish with a list of what I’ve enjoyed and valued. Health & Wellbeing

Daily rather than intermittent exercise has become a big part of my life in 2020, as have the new habits of no longer eating meat or drinking coffee. These things have meant I feel better equipped to cope with the daily doses of stress – and in my mad world, that’s a blessing.

Family, Family, Family

In a year like this, I couldn’t have managed without my family. With a ‘bubble’ of seven, an ocean of care and the fact that our eldest is home for Christmas – the first time in ten years! – it’s more than I could have hoped for.


In amongst the hustle, the events, the juggling and the difficulties of doing too much too often and trying to please too many people, I’ve found a place where I value quiet moments – reading, thinking and, yes, sleeping.


It’s easy to let go and stop learning – or to stop at relearning what you’ve already experienced. So this year I started learning Te Reo, which I intend to continue, learnt to cha-cha and learnt how to listen with more intention (which is harder than it sounds).


My Partners

Another form of family, my business partners – besides needing a medal for always seeing the best in me – have my love and respect. Industry standouts Cameron Bailey, who’s in a league of his own, and Chris Kennedy make going to work a pleasure.

Usually a big overseas traveller, like so many other kiwis, I’ve looked at my own backyard instead – and what a wonder it is. Karamea, Stewart Island, Kerikeri and numerous trips to Wanaka replaced the bucket list overseas destinations and I’m grateful for it. Don’t go away till you’ve seen the country rings true. What did you learn this year, what experiences lifted you and what are you hoping for in 2021? Whatever it is, may you find it. Have a happy, safe and restful Christmas and a New Year that brings you a slice of wonder.

Lynette McFadden

Harcourts gold Business Owner 027 432 0447 | lynette.mcfadden@harcourtsgold.co.nz


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In a state of evolution, the Garden City’s architectural typology is nothing short of distinct. New building façades play with eye catching angles, colours and materials – a welcome addition to the archetypal concrete and stone buildings known to the city, as we usher in a new era of forward-thinking urban architecture which pays homage to the past.

Build a better future

At Versatile, it’s our job to make your dreams a reality. And we take that job very seriously, expertly crafting every feature – from the major elements to the minor details – to create a home that will enhance your life and stand the test of time. But you don’t have to take our word for it – experience it for yourself at our brand new show home, opening in January at Acland Park Rolleston. Acland Park Show Home Open January!

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In a state of evolution, the Garden City’s architectural typology is nothing short of distinct. New building façades play with eye catching angles, colours and materials – a welcome addition to the archetypal concrete and stone buildings known to the city, as we usher in a new era of forward-thinking urban architecture which pays homage to the past.

Build a better future

At Versatile, it’s our job to make your dreams a reality. And we take that job very seriously, expertly crafting every feature – from the major elements to the minor details – to create a home that will enhance your life and stand the test of time. But you don’t have to take our word for it – experience it for yourself at our brand new show home, opening in January at Acland Park Rolleston. Acland Park Show Home Open January!

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END IN SIGHT FOR TE PAE www.metropol.co.nz/build

Engineering Consultancy. Geotechnical. Structural. BIM. To many of us, this year will be remembered for a dreadful pandemic, irrational economy and crazy house prices. In contrast, this year will be best remembered by three lads who started up a consulting engineering practice, Tetrad Consulting Ltd. Within a short period of time, the practice expanded to a team of four engineers and technicians. With a focus on improving design efficiency and constructability, the team at Tetrad bring together over 70 years of design experience in the field of structural, geotechnical engineering, and specialist draughting services. www.tetradconsulting.co.nz | info@tetrad.co.nz | 71 Peterborough Street, Christchurch 8013 | Call Us 03 365 0726 52 17 December, 2020 Metropol

Putting the Green in building A substantial three-bedroom house interwoven with nature has been an enjoyable project for the team at Green Builders.


estled into the bush-clad hillside, the home is just 90 metres from the high tide as well,” says Director Reuben

Green. “Jason Higham at Higham Architecture designed the home to be at one with its

Go Green to realise your dream

surroundings, cladding it in linea in sea fog and stria in lignite, with a dark tray roof. “A favourite feature is the natural timber flooring in American Oak in the entry and living and kitchen area, which connects to the 170sqm decking,” says Reuben. Built to capture the views and the sun, the over-height windows and doors are complemented by the overheight ceiling in the living and entry. “Working out of town but sticking closely to our schedule

showcased our rigorous project management,” says Reuben. “And that always includes enabling clients to bring in subcontractors or products of their choice.” The programme is continuously varied for the team, and also on track is a heritage-style house in Sumner, as well as a contemporary bach at Castle Hill. “Our goal is to have everyone delighted with results at the end of a build, and especially that we have very happy clients.”




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the influencers

Leeann Watson

Lianne Dalziel

Joanna Norris

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive

Christchurch Mayor

ChristchurchNZ Chief Executive

As I write my final Metropol column of the year, the last twelve months seem to have flown by. And what a year it has been – one that none of us could have predicted and one we certainly won’t forget in a hurry. So I’m pleased to be able to end the year on a positive note. The latest in retail spending suggests our community is heeding the call to support local and to spend to accelerate our economic recovery. In October, more than half a billion dollars was spent at local retailers and eateries – an increase of seven percent from the same month last year. Spending in the central city also increased for the same period, up 12 percent to $39 million. This shows that despite Covid-19, consumer confidence is high. I have no doubt this trend will continue over the summer, with several events coming up which will help to support our economy. Such as the University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies currently underway, the Bread & Circus Backyard Buskers Festival in mid-January, the Council’s SummerTimes events programme, and the cricket (a personal favourite!). Not to mention the Great Kiwi Beer Festival at the end of January, and the Nostalgia Festival in February. I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of these events – and support our local businesses in the process. With Christmas just around the corner, I wish you Meri Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) and a safe summer season.

It’s hard to believe 2020 is finally coming to an end. At the same time, it doesn’t feel like a year has passed with the dramatic changes that Covid-19 has forced on us. I’ll be forever grateful to be part of the team of 5 million that acted together to prevent the spread of this coronavirus, in a way other places have not. I think of us entering the holiday season with the confidence to celebrate with family and friends, as well as enjoying those places special to us at this time. I’ll be spending Christmas and Boxing Days with family, as well as at the City Mission lunch, which I’m really looking forward to. I will also be spending the New Year with close friends in Coromandel as I usually do. Many people travel overseas in this holiday period, so we can expect to see people from all around New Zealand visit Christchurch. Let’s make them feel welcome. I get a lot of feedback from people who absolutely love the vibe of the central city. And I have to say I’m making the most of my annual tram pass. It’s been a tough year for many people, but I am hopeful that next year is a good one for us all. I will be back in time for the Duvauchelle and Little River A&P Shows and Bread & Circus Backyard Buskers Festival – proving that our own entertainers and performers are world-class.

Partly, Vxt, eClean Envirotech and Medsalv. Four companies that encapsulate Ōtautahi Christchurch’s spirit of exploration – and four companies which feature in our most recent campaign highlighting how this city makes innovative ideas real. Christchurch has long been the birthplace of innovation and technology-based start-up companies, from Tait Electronics in the 1950s to Jade in the 1990s and recent successes including Orbica and Seequent. The city’s entrepreneurial spirit has not been subdued by Covid-19. To support Christchurch’s recovery from the economic effects of Covid-19, ChristchurchNZ is helping these entrepreneurs by giving them a leg-up in creating new start-ups and growing existing businesses here. The storytelling in this campaign celebrates the businesses emerging in our city, and both their and Christchurch’s ingenuity, creativity, and personality. This campaign follows on from our recent investment in Canterbury’s existing founder start-up and innovation incubators, Te Ōhaka at Ara Institute of Canterbury and ThincLab at the University of Canterbury. We’re supporting these incubators to build the number of businesses they support and the depth of support available. Each year at least 35 businesses will be provided the best chance of success through these partnerships. Ultimately this work is about creating highvalue jobs and ensuring our city is seen for what it is: An exciting place to live, to work and do business. Expect to see plenty more from us here at ChristchurchNZ in 2021 as we continue to ignite bold ambition and create new and better economic opportunities for the city and its people.

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Marian Johnson

Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council Independent Chair

Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive

Ministry of Awesome Chief Awesome Officer

Christchurch is home to some real superstars who are making contributions to their communities, recognised far beyond our city boundaries. Two key players in Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct (TPH) have just received high recognition from their respective institutions. Professor Gail Gillon, a founding member of the TPH Council, has received the University of Canterbury’s highest research honour for her internationally renowned work aimed at improving children’s learning and wellbeing, the UC 2020 Research Medal. She is the founding Director of the UC Child Wellbeing Research Institute. Her research is acclaimed here and around the world and is informing policies to reduce inequities in the New Zealand education system. Professor David Murdoch, a TPH Council member and Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch, has recently been awarded the University of Otago’s Distinguished Research Medal, the university’s highest honour. He is a recognised world leader in the study, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases. We can all be very proud of having such respected and acclaimed leaders in their fields living, working and researching in our city. Te Papa Hauora has just hosted the Health Research Society of Canterbury’s 2020 poster event, an opportunity for researchers to display their research achievements and mix with fellow Canterbury researchers. You can be sure that amongst those presenters, there are more outstanding leaders in research that will shine here in Christchurch and beyond. TPH is planning to showcase more achievers in health throughout 2021, all of whom contribute to a remarkable regional health system.

Because Ōtākaro Limited was born out of the response to a natural disaster, we’ve never lived in a “business as usual” environment. This inherent agility has enabled us to continue to make good progress on Christchurch’s Anchor Projects in a year that ranks right up there with the most unusual the world has known. To regain momentum, contractors got back to work post-lockdown quickly, successfully implementing social distancing measures on sites where nationalities and languages are as numerous as the façade tiles on Te Pae. This rapid return to work allowed us to keep funnelling millions of dollars into the community through a nervous construction sector, at a time when many people were worrying about their jobs. So, while the doors may not have swung open at the convention centre this year as planned, it has still served us well. This year the Metro Sports Facility has sprung out of the ground. It’s a towering steel skeleton reminding all who travel along Moorhouse Ave that Christchurch will be home to one of the country’s top sports and recreation facilities. The South Frame is now close to 90 percent complete and 95 percent of the first 172 homes in the East Frame have been sold. There’s also a 100 percent chance the award-winning Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will be finished next year, when we open the North Frame pedestrian bridge. So even though it may be through a mask, there has still been plenty of progress to smile about this year. Happy holidays.

I’m sure all of you - alongside every other person in New Zealand (and the world!) - are looking forward to a long-deserved break from the turmoil of what has been a very difficult year. There’s no guarantee that 2021 will be easier, but the best prescription will be recovery and rest with whānau and friends. We work with the high growth entrepreneurs at our startup hub in the centre of the city, Te Ōhaka, where 20 or so high-growth startups are building ambitious and innovative dreams. This means is we are surrounded by optimists. And - even in this hellish of all years - it has been incredible to see how these founders have dealt with the lemons that just kept coming. To be an entrepreneur is to be a world-class optimist. But - to be a startup founder is to be a next level optimist. A startup founder believes that, not only have they got an idea, their idea is so good the whole world will want it. There’s huge risk in being a startup founder and being vulnerable to the inevitable and daily twists and turns of growing a business, never mind in a global pandemic. We are so proud of the startup founders we’ve backed this year at Te Ōhaka alongside ChristchurchNZ, Ara, Wynn Williams, and EY. All 20 startup founders here have not only successfully picked their way through the minefield of 2020, they’ve knocked the year out of the park. Meri Kirihimete all you dreamers and stargazers of Christchurch!

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Inaugural show home wins gold Their first show home and it won gold in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year for Canterbury. Imagine the surprise and pride felt by Jarryd and Shannon Clark of Clark Brothers Construction.


e were pretty confident we had designed and built a really attractive home with a high-calibre finish,” says Jarryd Clark. “But we still didn’t expect to win an award. So it was a very cool feeling to learn

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that we had achieved that milestone.” The four-bedroom house in Rolleston is truly deserving of its success. Designed for Clark Brothers by their goto architect, Luke Seaford of

LMS Design, the cedar, schist and white plaster home has a great deal of eye-catching street presence. Inside is just as beautifully-crafted with the fine attention to the finishing details which is the hallmark of Clark Brothers Construction’s work. “Our aim is always to strive for perfection,” says Jarryd. A feature schist wall in the entrance way echoes the stone of the exterior pillars. The entrance opens through to a separate lounge complete with cathedral ceilings and over-height windows. A double-sided gas fire creates ambience in the living areas and natural light floods in through automated skylights in the high-stud ceilings. The kitchen lacks for nothing

any gourmet cook would dream of. Warm wood and black tones lend an air of sophistication and crisp white Corian benchtops, a walk-in pantry, a built-in breakfast bar and copious storage complete the picture. Modern elegant styling continues throughout the home with black hardware and tapware, tiled showers and LED lighting in both bathrooms. Additional features include custom cabinetry, a large Kwila deck and thoughtful, inviting landscaping. Meticulously designed and with flawless execution, the home is the right blend of quality, functionality and styling.

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Please proceed Proceed Building found 2020 to be a busy and productive year - albeit filled with the unexpected challenges resulting from the global pandemic. Metropol catches up with director and qualified joiner Ian Mayer.


would like to thank my exceptional team for its hard work and dedication through 2020, and particularly for the effort to ensure Covid-19 protocols continue to be followed,” Ian says. Throughout the year the team has been thrilled to have clients return time and again with new projects large

and small. It’s no surprise when Ian alone has over 40 years of experience in joinery and building, while combined, the rest of the team has over 30 years’ experience. Their expertise enables them to run the gamut from remediating leaky homes, to new house builds and architectural builds, renovations, commercial projects, and external works such as retaining walls. “If your project has detailed joinery or complex structural details, we have the experience to assist you through the process from costing to completion,” says Ian. “Recent projects include insurance rebuild work, retaining walls, restaurant and café fitouts, conservatories, and renovating central city apartments.” If you have a plan in mind for 2021, the team would love to help and welcome a noobligation chat. Merry Christmas from the team at Proceed Building! www.proceedbuilding.co.nz

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The best of design A grand manor restored beyond its former glory, a moveable community hub and modern beachside dwelling were the three Canterbury-based winners at the 2020 ADNZ Resene Architectural Awards recently.


he region was well represented across the seven national awards, hosted by Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) and judged by senior lecturers in architecture at AUT, Dr Kathy Waghorn and Dr Anthony Brand; senior architecture academic at Ara, Irene Boles, and Resene Colour Consultant

Rebecca Long. Michael John of AO Architecture won the Resene Residential MultiUnit Dwelling Architectural Design Award for his work on Thornton Earl Manor in Cashmere; Pippin WrightStow of F3 Design won the Resene Commercial/Industrial Interiors Architectural Design

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Windows flying out the door With international travel largely off the agenda, Kiwis are turning their attention to improving their homes, with everything from wardrobes to windows receiving close attention. Martin Ball of NK Windows tells Metropol about the window options flying out the door.

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artin has noticed a major increase in renovation activity. “We are ready and able to make stunning windows for every home style and situation,” he says. “We offer a range of over 45 colours, with the woodgrain finishes being popular at the moment, as well as opting for different exterior and interior colours.” The sliding door range is popular with clients seeking to enhance their indooroutdoor flow. It comes in four main types; multi slide (stacker), tilt and slide, smart slide, and lift and slide. Included in this range is some of the only true airtight sliders in New Zealand. The team create thermally efficient uPVC windows and doors, “because they are warmer, safer, quieter, and greener,” says Martin. The window profiles are manufactured in Germany under strict environmental regulations. “PVC doesn’t contribute

to deforestation or require massive energy resources or regular maintenance. Most people are surprised to learn about the environmental friendliness of PVC,” he says. Celebrating 20 years in business this year, the team is one of the most experienced in uPVC windows and doors in New Zealand. Martin says: “We’ve seen pretty much every situation and solved every problem so far - we do love a challenge.”

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Repaired the Wrightway Contrary to predictions of what might occur after the Covid-19 lockdown, house prices have risen and seem likely to continue to do so for while. So it’s an ideal time to complete any outstanding earthquake repairs or to have your house assessed for possible damage prior to putting it on the market.


early ten years on since the earthquakes, to be talking about damage and repairs may seem unbelievable to some. But the reality for hundreds of Christchurch families is that they are still living in damaged homes. That damage may have only recently been discovered and identified after a house has been on-sold, or it may be the result of inadequate first-timearound repairs. One company that is only too

aware of this continuing stress on homeowners is Wrightway Construction (founded in 2012 by Hamish Wright). Wrightway is one of a small group of building companies still working closely with EQC to ensure that earthquake-damaged homes are correctly repaired, managing remedial repairs through the EQC-managed process. “It has become apparent that many people require

assistance with their claims,” says Wrightway’s Operations Manager Steve Cole. “It is important for us to reassure them that we have the ‘right’ team and the ‘right’ skills and expertise in place to carry out the repairs properly. Clients can then feel secure to put their house on the market should they wish to do so in order to move on with the next stage of their lives.” “Not only do we work with EQC, but we are finding more and more homeowners are approaching us directly when they have cash settled their claims and are looking for a company that truly understands the earthquake repair process and can support them all the way through from the initial assessment through to final Code Compliance.”

Wrightway’s team of forty dedicated to achieving positive outcomes and peace of mind for homeowners includes licensed building practitioners, concrete repair specialists and quantity surveyors. The company also does house lifting, foundation replacements and re-levelling. Where other expert input might be required Wrightway consults with a group of architects, engineers and surveyors whom the company have been working with for a number of years. “With both the new on-sold claims and the re-repairs I see us being involved with earthquake work for several years to come. Currently we have some 24 jobs underway and many more in the pipeline. We are however always available to discuss future work with clients so we can make our contribution to the restoration of our city.” www.wrightwaynz.co.nz Metropol 17 December, 2020 63


End in sight for Te Pae Construction of the $475 million Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is expected to be completed by the middle of next year – with events ready to be held in the second half of the year. The project was on track to be completed by October, before Covid-19 delays were felt.


tākaro Limited Chief Executive John Bridgman says an exact opening date and first event will be confirmed closer to the time. “Covid-19 has had a major impact on our construction projects, we have a tight construction market and there

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is some uncertainty going forward, but we are acutely aware business events take time to plan and we want to provide our clients with as much clarity as we can as the end of year draws near,” he says. “The venue operator, ASM

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Global, continues to work with the organisers of proposed 2021 events to try to tailor events to their needs, where appropriate, to achieve economic benefits for the city. “Unsurprisingly, any further Covid-19-related disruptions may change this

timeline, but I am optimistic that by this time next year we’ll see Te Pae Christchurch delegates wandering along the promenade to the city’s great restaurants.” The anchor project is designed by Warren and Mahoney architects with Woods Bagot and with close consultation with Matapopore Charitable Trust. In recent years, Christchurch has hosted just nine percent of the country’s conventions, but prior to 2011 it hosted 24 percent. Returning to this level could bring a potential economic boost of about $56 million, according to ChristchuchNZ.


New year, new project? As you bask on a beach this summer, drawing a line under 2020 might add to the pleasure, while fresh ideas and a clean slate draw you towards the promised land of 2021. If EQC repairs, home renovations, extensions, or even a new build are on your brighter horizon, then WD Build and Hardy Projects are your go-to companies for a successful and productive year.


irectors Mitchell James and Paul Hardy, have been at the forefront of the EQC programme since its inception. They help owners with the process from the paperwork at the very beginning, to handing over beautifully finished homes at the completion of the project. Whether you are contemplating a project that brings an ‘as is where is’ home back to life, or

whether your repairs fall more into the cosmetic line, Mitchell and Paul are happy to help. “We have so much experience with the EQC process, as well as bringing our building expertise from engineered foundations to architectural finishes,” says Mitchell. Client Ben McLean is delighted with the result he received.

“Working with Mitchell and Paul was so easy – they made the process really straightforward when we didn’t have a clue about what was required.” The house required foundation repair, partial relevel, new flooring, tiling in the bathroom, internal painting, electrics brought to code, and the underfloor insulation which

had been non-compliant all replaced. The garage had its foundations dug out and replaced as well as blockwork repaired. “The house looks amazing,” says Ben. “And the estimate of four to six months work was actually completed in 12 weeks!” With Mitchell and Paul on the job the work was very well planned, started quickly, ran smoothly and was completed to a very high standard. “I’d recommend WD Build and Hardy Projects to anyone in a heartbeat,” says Ben. If you’re a homeowners who has registered with EQC and now need to engage a contactor to get things moving along, Paul says: “Just pick up the phone and talk to us about an initial free assessment of your home and we’ll make a plan from there.”


WD Build and Hardy Projects have partnered together to help you assess your foundations, property levels and damages or questionable repairs that may be covered under the EQC On-Sold Support Package. If you are eligible you can get your EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS COMPLETED FOR FREE. Call today for a free property assessment.

From the team at WD Build and Hardy Projects, have a safe, happy Christmas.

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Penthouse appeal Picture this – a generous penthouse apartment on the 10th floor of a Gloucester Street building in an increasingly vibrant central Christchurch, with panoramic 270-degree views over the city, Hagley Park, and the Southern Alps. Tempted?


ts new owners certainly were, and when they decided to renovate, H+M Builders together with Wynyard Design Studio needed no persuading to join the ride to the top floor. “Our clients were moving into a fresh phase in their lives,” says Pete Wynyard, Director of Wynyard Design Studio. “They initially discussed

modernising the existing interiors and alter the kitchen, which grew into major alterations throughout the entire apartment, a reflection of their trust from the outset.” The Directors of H+M, Hamish Inch and Matt Stephens agree the abode has many special features. “Random width and depth

whitewashed cedar panelling is quite a central feature in the apartment that separates the kitchen and dining area from the living space but is also used to conceal the buildings existing services core.” Other key features are the bespoke joinery choices throughout the apartment, from concealed doors to designer robes, vanities, specialised display shelving and a statement black and white kitchen all delivered by Bates Joinery. “All needed intricate planning and co-ordination between ourselves and the multiple contractors involved to get it perfect,” says Hamish. Even access to a loft play space for the grandchildren via a unique stair, squeezed between the building’s superstructure is artful. “The new stairs allowed us to rejig and repurpose a loft into a larger more useable space,” says Matt. The process began with

discussing how the owners live and would like to live. In getting to know them, Pete and his team were able to put together a design palette which the clients felt entirely represented their personalities. In selecting materials, the owners pointed out things they were drawn to, and from that Pete distilled the list to the elegant, refined, and contemporary finish. “Kitchen, bathrooms, living, and bedrooms, everything was touched by us. The only challenge was working within the existing building envelope and the building’s interior services that couldn’t be altered,” says Pete. To comply with body corporate rules, various noise reducing products are included in the renovation, and after consultation it was decided that work hours should be restricted, with the louder work taking place in the middle of the day to minimise disruption for other residents.

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Hamish says access was also interesting: “With no service lift and tight stairs, we removed the 14 tonnes of demolished building waste by taking it out in


wheelie bins. “The challenge for us was to get the new building materials into the apartment, so with the help of traffic management to redirect traffic on Gloucester Street we were able to crane the materials in through the penthouse balcony sliders - our planning and experience made that a painless process.” Matt says: “Working with Pete was a breeze: there was clear cohesion between architect, client, and builder always paramount to a quality job. Pete’s attention to detail and desire to incorporate the clients’ lifestyle into this design was unparalleled.” “We would like to thank all our dedicated subcontractors. Without a dedicated team striving for excellence this project wouldn’t have been possible.” Pete says bringing clients’ dreams to reality is the most rewarding part of what they do. “The best part of any project is that the clients love it,” he says. For H+M, Hamish says, “the

opportunity to deliver a project of this calibre for our clients to enjoy is a pleasure.” He would also like to thank Elite Interior Plastering Ltd for its contribution.

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