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A new home for music! Rock and classical music continue to live in harmony under a super-sized roof at the new Rockshop and KBB Music store at 51 Main North Road, Papanui.


he new home for the iconic brands means more floor space to display the extensive stock, easier access and dedicated car parking. A Kiwi owned destination serving music lovers for over 34 years, the new store is over 400sqm of music lovers’ paradise – combining the best of rock n roll and classical music under one roof: Top of the line instruments and the world’s best musical equipment. The Branch Team – all active musicians themselves - will help you choose what to try,

buy or even rent. A second Christchurch store has been a decade in the making since the Canterbury earthquakes forced the instrument, musical equipment and print music specialists from the CBD to Hornby. With an unparalleled selection of stunning Kawai acoustic pianos at the premise, a new store also means display of new to Christchurch products: Timpani, marimbas and a vibraphone sit comfortably in the generous additional music space. If it is rock you are after, you

will find a huge selection of drums, cymbals, e-drums and percussion; electric, acoustic and bass guitars in dedicated spaces; DJ equipment as well as PA systems, software and home recording setups.

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Renovations and Extensions New Homes Design and build options

INTERNAL COVER Photography by Charlie Rose Creative; Styling by Alchemy Styling; Hair and make up by Dry & Tea; Outfit by Madisons Off Broadway; Model from NZ Models.


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And just like that, we’re halfway through October. Which in Canterbury can only mean one thing: Cup Week is right around the corner. While this extraordinary year’s festivities will look different, sans A&P Show and with pandemicinduced capacity reductions – there is no denying we could all use some celebrations to look forward to. So, in this issue, we’re celebrating everything Addington Cup Week; from the thrill of racing to the glamour of fashion, and joys of socialising. Get a rundown on the race days and hospitality packages on offer at Addington on page 39. See our racewear fashion picks for women and men on pages 48 and 59, respectively. As well as some bonus style tips from the fashion insiders at The Crossing, on page 41. We’ve also got your culinary requirements covered; whether you’re heading out for a pre-races champagne breakfast or brunch, looking for a post-party dinner or hosting an at-home soiree in need of catering. No matter if you’re an equine enthusiast, sporting buff, fashion lover or social butterfly – there’s never been more reason to dust off your fascinator and enjoy a day, or two, of Canterbury’s famous Cup Week.

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All that jazz Dust off your dancing shoes because the Christchurch Big Band Festival is gearing up for its 14th annual musical extravaganza this Labour weekend. Through rain, shine, earthquakes and now a global pandemic; the sweet sounds of smooth jazz will be gracing the city’s ears during the unique fiveday music festival.


erformers from all over New Zealand will flood in, followed by hundreds of partners and supporters, for the muchanticipated event. Riverside Market, Salt (Evolution) Square, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Tūranga Library, and many more quintessential Canterbury locations will serve as the backdrop for 24 mini concerts. Run by the community for the community, it is an event for everyone to enjoy whether you are part of the swing dance community, a proud parent or supporter, jazz enthusiast or a curious passer-by.

A new and unique feature this year is the debut of the Big Band Ball at Welles Street on Sunday October 25. For $40 you can get your swing on and dance the night away to three amazing big bands. Continuous canapes and a cash bar will equal a great night - and perhaps some sore feet for the famous big band picnic the following day. The festival runs from October 22 to 26, 2020, with something for all ages from early child to the retired. For more information about the festival, programme or ticketed events visit the festival website.

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Breaking the silence Nikki Cleine woke up one morning when she was 34-years-old and realised she couldn’t hear herself speaking. Now, the Christchurch mother of three is sharing her story to help others hear again.

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remember saying to my husband, ‘Did I just say that out loud?’ He said ‘yes’, and I realised I couldn’t hear myself. It was really shocking,” says Nikki, of that morning. “I haven’t been given a reason for my hearing loss, it came out of the blue. I failed a hearing test in my early 20s, and it gradually deteriorated to the point where I became profoundly deaf.” Nikki says her hearing loss had a significant impact on her work and family life. “Think about how many people you talk and listen to in a day. I had a busy job as a customer service supervisor. [Plus] school activities, work life and my personal relationships were all affected. “The kids stopped talking to me – they started talking to their dad. I had to leave my job and I was worried I’d never work again. Hearing loss is chronic and unrelenting. Every communication is a struggle.” Only 40 adults receive government-funded cochlear implants each year, with more than 230 currently on the waiting list.

Luckily, Nikki was referred to the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP), and underwent surgery for a cochlear implant in 2011. SCIP is one of the two charities, along with The Hearing House (THH), which benefits from Loud Shirt Day. The annual campaign raises funds and awareness for the charities, which deliver cochlear implant services to Kiwi children and adults. “By the time I received my cochlear implant my confidence and quality of life were at rock bottom. Being isolated from life going on around you, and not being able to participate, makes it a very lonely world to inhabit. “I no longer have to stand on the sidelines watching everyone else living and laughing because I’m right there with them.” “The day my cochlear implant was switched on was one of the best days of my life,” says Nikki. “I could hear my kids. I had never heard anything my three-year-old said, ever.”

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Life on film

Four Canterbury photographers have been recognised in the prestigious NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year competition. ‘A Year in Aotearoa’ is currently on display at the New Zealand Maritime Museum in Auckland, but Metropol has selected four of the six winning photos from, locals, Toby Dickson, Struan Purdie, Alden Williams and Nathan Secker to share here.



Three months after the Christchurch mosque shootings, a remembrance event was held at Hillmorton High School for the victims of the terrorist attack. Alden Williams, finalist Society and Culture

A large male sperm whale rests on the surface of the ocean while two dusky dolphins investigate his head in Kaikōura. Toby Dickson, finalist Aerial

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C. The mirror-still waters of Lake Lyndon captured with a wakeboarder braving the nearfreezing water. Struan Purdie, finalist Aerial

D. Early morning light breaks through the Christchurch fog on a midwinter’s day, captured from the Port Hills. Alden Williams, finalist Landscape




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Get summer ready We’re quickly ramping up for the time of the year when we can really make the most of the Kiwi love of the outdoors. Give your outdoor living and dining zones a designer look with the latest in rattan outdoor furniture from WovenVeranda – offering both contemporary and classic collections – in the Old School Collective, Main North Road, Waikuku.


ith UV-stabilised PolyCarbon woven upon commercial grade aluminium framing, it’s furniture that’s made to last! We’ve pulled together our favourite pieces.

IF IT SUITES! Comprising of a chair, two or three seater sofa, or mix and match modular options, The Lagoon enables you to create your

own lounge suite – sculpted to your outdoor space. This deluxe double-layered wicker suite will look the part in your space.



The Gentle Annie and Gentle Andy Swing Seats are the ultimate combination of tradition and trend. The Gentle Annie displays weaved lattice work and cosy cushions, while the Gentle Andy has a clean smooth line that is also accompanied by cosy cushions.

We’re all about versatility and the Minchin chair is just that – equally at ease paired with a dining table like WovenVeranda’s Solid Teak Table (pictured) as it is sitting pretty in a conservatory, with a lower concave area from the knee down offering additional ergonomic comfort.

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Supportive in pink Canterbury is turning pink for breast cancer this month – with fundraising walks, relays, breakfasts and even buildings turning pink.


housands of Cantabrians are set to take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities including the Relay

for Life, Pink Ribbon Walk, Pink Ribbon Breakfast and the annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal, which is this year buoyed by the

airport and Canterbury Museum being illuminated in the colour. In the Canterbury DHB region around 400 women are

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diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and sadly around 77 die. The initiatives celebrate breast cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost, promote breast health awareness, and raise muchneeded funds to work towards Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand’s vision of zero deaths from breast cancer. The Relay for Life on October 10 saw teams moving for 12 hours, while the Pink Ribbon Walk on October 17 is a 5km or 10km walk for groups to dress up in pink and lap Hagley Park. Meanwhile, the Canterbury Museum, Fanfare Sculpture and Christchurch Airport and Airways Tower are illuminated in pink for the Global Illumination campaign to draw attention to the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal, where collectors take to the streets to collect change and donations for the foundation. Anyone can also register to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, where guests are invited to attend and donate to the cause, too. Find out more at www.



Chelsea Winter is unleashing her culinary creativity on the world yet again, but not like you’ve ever seen before. Because Chelsea, who has long been famed for her down to earth approach to butter, cream and meat, has ditched them all for a plant-based model. But if you think plant-based is parlance for deprivation, then you’ve got another thing coming.


fter all, there’s nothing lacking when it comes to Winter’s Banoffee Pie, Chicken-out Mayo Sammies, Oozy Quesadillas, Chocolate Mousse, Elvish Toast Bread, Jellytip Cheesecake, Snausage Rolls (which we have the recipe for on page 66), Macho Nachos, Creamy Alfredo and Gooey Caramel Slice – dairy or no dairy.

And there definitely is no dairy here folks! Despite the surname, Winter is a ray of sunshine; bubbly, passionate and so beautifully down to earth. It’s what has endeared the country to her since she took out the third series of television mainstay, Masterchef in 2012. She went on to put out an


incredible five cookbooks in five years – beautiful, but accessible recipes for everyday Kiwis, culminating in the best-selling New Zealand cookbook and the bestselling book overall of 2017, Eat. But it seems in 2020 Kiwis have had their fill of the classics and were craving something different – Supergood served up just that and was on its third reprint less than a week after hitting the streets! “I think this was the most exciting one yet,” she says of the latest cookbook, which came after a threeyear hiatus. “This book being particularly close to my heart, it was like Christmas Eve for a little kid the night before launch! It’s an incredible feeling seeing all the energy, hard work and love you’ve put into something there as a real, finished thing. Then seeing the book in people’s kitchens and the food being made is a real thrill.” Supergood is a strong reflection of the changes in Winter’s own eating, a natural evolution she has made with partner Douglas and their 15-month-old Sky, who you’ll find, more often than not, attached to Winter’s hip in the kitchen – “I can still manage to do everything except chop,” she laughs. “I’ve been on a bit of a journey of knowledge and awareness over the past few years, intuitively eating more plant-based food, until I got to a point where it’s pretty much all I eat now,” she explains. “And I’ve fallen in love with this lifestyle; this beautiful, sustainable, utterly delicious way of living. Now I’m just beyond excited to share it with people and let them see that plant-based food does not have to be scary, bland, boring or skimpy! No disappointing salads in this book. I think it’s the future.” So how can the recipes be any good without all the cheese and butter and cream and chicken?

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“Trust me, they are. I’ve worked a bit of wizardry to create an entire book of plant-based comfort food – you wouldn’t even know there was no meat or cheese or eggs if you were just flicking through the book. And based on the overwhelming feedback I’ve had from hundreds of home cooks, the recipes are going down a treat with even the hardiest of carnivores! “This is exactly what I had in mind and I’m tickled pink.” When quizzed on its popularity, Winter suspects that it’s all simply down to making a new way of eating accessible. “I honestly think it’s because the book is plant-based, with a gluten-free option for most things – and because people trust my recipes,” she says. “It seems to me that people are more than ready to be inspired for a new way of cooking and eating. They just need the right recipes to do it; recipes that are easy, use mostly normal ingredients and recipes that the whole family will eat, and that’s what I’ve tried to do with Supergood.” So does this self-confessed purveyor of deliciousness and everyday gangly blonde Kiwi have a favourite Supergood recipe or are they all her babies? “It’s way too hard to choose,” she laughs. “The Macho Nachoes and Creamy Dahl with Crispy Potatoes have been hugely popular. The Jellytip Cheesecake on the cover and the Snickalicious (choc peanut) cheesecake are pretty incredible too. And you can’t go past that amazing 10-second aioli!” So, what is next on the culinary cards for Chelsea Winter? “Considering I spent all last summer in the kitchen working on Supergood, this summer I am having a rest! I plan to chill on the beach with the family, eat good plant-based food and enjoy this beautiful life I’ve been given.”

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The places we call home Norah Johnson came to New Zealand from Toronto when she was seven years old. Her Irish-Canadian father and Kiwi mother settled the family in Auckland, and though it initially came as quite a culture shock, gradually Norah came to love living in the City of Sails.


n her early 20s, Norah visited Canada on a pilgrimage to her birthplace, but halfway through her trip she began to miss New Zealand. “I missed the beaches, the light – the open skies.”

Norah returned home to do her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Art History and English Literature, followed by a Master of Arts in Communications Studies. After her Masters,

Norah began painting and exhibited at Franklin Arts Centre, NZ Steel Gallery, Megan Dickinson Gallery and Hangar Gallery. It was on a visit to Christchurch, post-quake, that Norah felt an attraction to our city and eventually made the move here. Ōtautahi is now the city she calls home. Of her current exhibition Homage to Home at McAtamney Gallery, Norah has this to say: “I’m an abstract expressionist. Colour and mark making are my primary tools for expression. My work embraces the accidental,

the spontaneous and the experimental. “I work intuitively - interacting with the canvas in a noncritical, unpremeditated way. I seek to bypass the conscious mind (as far as possible) and engage with more subtle, intangible processes of art making. I want to discover how colour and marks interrelate in a harmonious, balanced and abstracted manner to ultimately reveal their lyricism. “Homage to Home is about the universal need and desire to put down roots and cultivate harmony within a landscape that is both domestic and geographical. Motifs and references of Mid-Canterbury and Christchurch have consistently featured in my work since I arrived 18-months ago. My work attempts to provide the viewer with a perceived sense of belonging to a time and place recorded and then distilled in an overall impression of that experience.”

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Serving barista-made Switch Espresso, Fairlie Bakehouse Pies, Grizzly Baked Goods, Pure Wholefoods and other fare – Izzy’s has been a hot spot for locals. Now, the teen – who finished secondary school at St Margaret’s College just last year, is opening a Saturday morning market at the site to help other small local businesses, too. Izzy’s Artisan Market has around 20 local artisan stalls selling pre-loved vintage, thrift and high-end clothing, jewellery, handmade art and wax and soap products, herbal and eco goods and delicious loaves of fresh bread. Izzy says she wants to create a fun weekend event for the local community. “There are so many great people who live in our area, and so many talented local people who sell, re-work and make products that we think people will love to see and buy.” A portion of profits will also be donated to Izzy and her team’s favourite local art producers, SCAPE Public Art. Visit www.facebook. com/ for more information.

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Getting down to business For many, 2020 has proven to be a gamechanger, with lockdown providing the opportunity for a lifestyle reassessment.


e’re finding a lot of people are looking for employment alternatives,” NAI Harcourts Grenadier Business Sales Manager Athol McCully says.

“They may have gone through lockdown and reassessed, they’ve lost their job and they’re looking to get into a business of their own and there are vendors

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“The timing wasn’t great,” says Maddie. “And I admit I had my doubts about whether we could make this work, but we had a lot of support from neighbouring retailers and are starting to build a regular base of customers and thanks to them, it has gradually built up.” It has been many years since Merivale had an antique shop, art gallery or a shop full of unique and vintage collectables so The Vintro Room, which combines all three, is a welcome addition. Maddie has always been a hunter and collector of art and antiques, and puts the blame firmly on her parents for her inability to pass up going to auctions or sorting through estates in search of the perfect piece. “They are collectors too, and my brother has his own business in Perth as a designer and manufacturer of art in steel, so The Vintro Room was probably an inevitable and very happy outcome for me.” Based at 186 Papanui Road, beside the Nurse Maude Hospice Shop, The Vintro Room is open from 10am to 2pm Tuesday to Saturday with new stock arriving every day. “We deliberately keep the prices very reasonable and rely on a fairly quick turnover so there’s always something new to see. We also have people coming in and asking if we buy, which we do if it fits.” Success in this field takes a good eye and a whole lot of research, and Maddie says a large part of the attraction of this business is the constant learning. “There will always be pieces you’ve not seen before or haven’t got much information to go on,” she says. “So good research is important. You also need to be aware that art, antiques and collectables go in and out of fashion cycles like anything else, so what’s highly desirable one year can fail to achieve a good price the next.” Maddie is also mother to a very active two-year-old and busy six-yearold - so running a business can be quite a juggling act. “Having the support of family and friends is what has made this possible,” says Maddie. “Even my husband has stopped raising an eyebrow when I come back with yet another car-load of stock. Although I suspect this is only because he knows it will be going straight out again.” While every business can have its moments and life is certainly being lived at a breakneck pace at the moment, Maddie can’t imagine doing anything else. This will no doubt come as very welcome news to her customers.


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1. Matthews Eyewear, turn heads with eye-catching eyewear, Diana frame in Jewellery Red from Kreuzbergkinder. 2. Cutler & Co., power up your Cup Week outfit with flowers, Seth Shirt in 435 Petal. 3. Furmoo, carry all your essentials in one vibrant bag, Fur Leather Ring Satchel in hot pink. 4. The Fitting Room, feel beautiful in the water this summer, Miraclesuit Network Azura Swimsuit in sizes 10 to 16. 5. Wink Shoe Store, sparkle from your head down to your toes with a statement metallic mule, Polar from Brenda Zaro. 6. New Order, insert some seasonal elegance into your closet with a dark floral maxi, Kristin Dress in Black Plum.

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Pink ladies of racing

Add a burst of colour to your look. Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles in Electro.


Stila the spotlight. Stila Suede Shade Liquid Eye Shadow in Sassy.

Make up by Liv McCloskey Kristen Stewart School of Make Up Model, Milla from Portfolio Models

Cup Week is as much about the fashion as it is the sport, so Metropol has pulled together a beauty look book to help inform your race face. This year, we’re all about fresh dewy skin with fun and vibrant pops of pinks. Afterall, the horses won’t be the only ones with thousands of eyes on them as soon as they pass through those gates.

An on point soft and subtle shade. Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles in Ballet.


Put some horsepower behind those lashes. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

Shadows made to be seen in daylight. Maybelline Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette.

Ready, Set, Go! Make your makeup stay the day. Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Setting Spray.


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Your beautiful smile

Think of all the people you’ve met in your life who you remember for their shy, closed mouth smile. Perhaps they had crooked, misshapen teeth and were embarrassed to smile for the camera. Bad teeth can really knock confidence.


ut at Bradley Wood Dentists, patients can now access a new technology called Fastbraces, a wire and bracket treatment that straightens teeth much sooner than standard issue braces. In some cases, patients have completed their orthodontic care in as little as 20 weeks. Not everyone will achieve that, but it’s common for Fastbraces treatments to be completed in less than

a year. Another benefit of Fastbraces is that far fewer extractions are involved, and the Fastbraces system corrects interrupted or incomplete eruptions. Fastbraces technology allows for gentle movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment, achieving root parallelism at the beginning stages, thus completing treatment from three months to around a year.

The advantages of Fastbraces treatments are: • Shorter time having braces on • Often cheaper than conventional braces • Comfortable • Fixes teeth that are chipped or worn down due to wear


Should you decide for a Fastbraces treatment, Bradley Wood Dentists recommend you book a free no obligation consultation. Your concerns can then be discussed, and you will be given an idea on how long your treatment will take, and how much it may cost to have that beautiful smile.

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he boutique shoe store is gorgeous, with local-designed clothing and accessories to complement the unique range of footwear. “Colourful as a candy shop,” is how Lenore describes this season’s fabulous shoes. Bold colours are hot to trot, such as hot pink and orange together. “We curate our own collection of footwear with that point of difference, and comfort. If your shoes are dressy and exciting, they become the statement piece, dressing up a simple outfit. It’s important they’re super comfortable - we’ll be asking a lot of our feet, if you don’t have to think about them, you’ll enjoy the day more.” New Zealand designer Kathryn Wilson is a Wink favourite with her gorgeous detailing, beautiful and super comfortable designs. A winner in the hand-picked clothing ranges is the beautiful brand Briarwood. This season includes a gorgeous poppy print in various styles, or vivid apple-green skirt with hot pink leopard spots. Accessorise with fabulous jewellery from Elk, Four Corners, and Antler. Pick out a pair online at www. or visit the boutique at 1027 Ferry Road.

Bold colours a Cup Week winner “Start with the shoes, and work upwards.” This is Cup Week fashion advice from Lenore Farrelly of Wink Shoe Store when falling in love with a show-pony pair.

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The many faces of hyaluronic acid It’s spring, and when it comes to skin, it’s time for out with the Ds and in with the Hs. Say goodbye to dry, dull and dehydrated and hello to hydration and humectant hyaluronic.


yaluronic acid (HA) is naturally present in our bodies, performing a fundamental role in keeping the skin in good health. With age we can lose up to two thirds of our hyaluronic acid pool and even by 35, the skin thickness has decreased on average by around 22 percent; becoming more fragile, dehydrated and with diminished elasticity. At Face Value, hyaluronic features highly in the suite of products and treatments available for improving skin tone, texture and volume.

COSMECEUTICAL SKINCARE PRODUCT RANGES: We stock medical grade topical skincare including both hyaluronic creams and serums to awake, rejuvenate and protect.

AQUAPURE HYDRAFACIAL: After a light peel, hyaluronic acid and antioxidantrich serum is infused into the skin with electroporation enhancing delivery to the deeper layers. INJECTABLE SKIN BOOSTERS: The V2 skin booster utilises an innovative delivery device, the V2 injector gun, which can allow for precise and accurate dosage of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to the sub dermis of the skin. It offers precise depth and accurate dosing.

DERMAL FILLERS: Injectable hyaluronic gel, dermal fillers can increase volume, soften wrinkles, enhance lips and restore the youthful contours of the face. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected into the skin to physically lift and sculpt, correcting wrinkles, frown lines, scars and asymmetries of the face. PROFHILO® SKIN BIOREMODELLING: Brand new to New Zealand and all the rage in Europe, this revolutionary treatment can stimulate collagen and elastin by a slow release of pure hyaluronic acid when injected into precise points in the skin. Great for faces and necks, it can rejuvenate skin volume to reduce visible signs of aging.

For more information or to book a complementary consultation to discuss any of these treatments visit the Face Value website.

Everyone will notice, no one will know! Spring Special! Aquapure Hydrafacial just $160 during October & November (normally $190)

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Finding fragrance Train your nose and develop your own signature scent at Christchurch’s new artisan perfumery. Fragranzi will offer a range of unique, in-house designed and manufactured fine fragrances and scented products when it opens in the Arts Centre on October 23.

he store will also offer a make-yourown experience in-store, workshops and courses in perfume making, consultation, and analysis services to train your nose like a professional perfumer. Fragranzi is the latest innovation from distinguished chemical engineer Conan Fee who heads the University of Canterbury’s School of Product Design. At Fragranzi, perfume customers can adjust the aroma of up to 20 fragrances from the inhouse bases to make a 15ml, individually labelled, eau de toilette to treasure. Or, book a guided design-and-make evening event to create an extra special scent for a wedding, significant birthday, or anniversary. Conan can even customise a scent inspired by analysing loved but nolonger-available fragrances

or existing fragranced products, and incorporate samples gathered from nature such as flowers and plant extracts. More in depth courses will be available to train participants in the art and science of perfume making, so they can learn how to develop their own products.

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• Unique perfume range • ‘Make your own’ perfumes from 18+ in-house bases • Guided perfume design for a special occasion • Courses: introductory and advanced • Hire of the 800+ fragrance components • Consultation services • Analysis to reproduce ‘cherished’ aromas

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Champs-Elysées Day Spa | 110 Papanui Road | Merivale | Christchurch phone: 03 365 3630 | 28 15 October, 2020 Metropol

HOLIDAY GLOW With the Champs Elysees range of facials, you can get that relaxed holiday glow without leaving the city, from the 45-minute Essential Facial to the 60-minute Matis Hyaluronic Plumping Facial designed to plump the skin with moisture. Our favourite is the Matis Kaviar Facial, where extracts of caviar and minerals penetrate deep into the skin leaving it velvety smooth, energised and visibly younger.

ANTI-AGEING Take your treatment to the next level with a Medispa. The 60-minute DermaFrac Facial combines microneedling, simultaneous infusion and LED light therapy to revive and regenerate ageing skin while helping to improve congestion, acne scarring and pigmentation, while the 60-minute Collagen Induction Therapy treatment stimulates the body’s own natural collagen repair and growth processes to improve skin tone, texture and impurities.

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A tropical holiday may not be in the travel cards this summer, but you can get the next best thing in your own backyard with Champs Elysees’ range of luxurious spa treatment options.


e’ve pulled together our favourite treatments so you can take a mini

holiday at the luxurious resort-like day space at 110 Papanui Road, Merivale.

Champs Elysees has an outstanding range of massage and gloriously restorative body treatments designed to relax and revitalise while relieving tension and pain. Enjoy them in sweet solitude or with someone special in a large double suite. Our pick is the 60- or 90-minute Hot Stone Massage which can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, while easing pain and muscle tension.

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Trends for tresses When it comes to hairdressing, there’s never a dull moment. No sooner has a new trend hit the style scene, there’s another one to take its place. Metropol caught up with Earth Organic Hairdressing owner Traci Aylmer to tease the latest looks.

“Last year was really about long groomed waves; this year long

hair is more natural with less structured waves,” Traci says.

“Now we’re seeing more pixie cuts, mullets and the shag taking centre stage, with long hair now getting shorter; it’s exciting as a hairdresser to see these proper hairstyles that utilise some serious styling skill.” If you’re looking to change things up with a striking new colour, last year’s strong vivids are being replaced with pastel vivids. “The application, too, has changed,” Traci explains. “While last year saw a lot of rainbow application, this year colour application is more subtle. “We’re also seeing a lot of colour pops and colour panels – a look anyone can pull off!” Mirroring this new look, Earth Organic Hairdressing is excited to welcome the Fabuloso range of hair care products. “It’s the best thing since sliced bread – bespoke colour made just for you! And despite how new and innovative it is, they come at a really affordable price point.” The team of stylists at the popular vegan hairdresser based alongside Little High Eatery at 181 High Street are all highly experienced and extremely welltravelled, so you know they’re at the top of their hair care game.

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SKIN CANCER CLINIC One stop clinic for skin cancer detection and medical or surgical treatment Mohs’ Surgery -for precise removal of skin cancers on the head and neck Dedicated Acne Clinic Skinpen-the only clinically proven dermal needling treatment for acne and surgical scars

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fashion BEFORE WE DIVE INTO THE SS20 TRENDS, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MIKKO AND HOW IT ALL BEGAN. I launched Mikko in 2013 to offer an extensive range of European hand selected and handcrafted quality shoes for women who wanted stylish footwear, without having to compromise on comfort. I felt there was an opportunity to provide a truly personalised instore experience – our team are professionally trained in fitting and styling.

WHY DO YOU FOCUS ON EUROPEAN BRANDS SPECIFICALLY? Europe is the origin of shoemaking with a rich history of quality and excellent craftsmanship. The brands we choose are familyowned businesses, just like us. Each brand has its own story and every shoe has four things in common: comfort, quality, style and value. Since day one, we have prioritised artisanal quality, unparalleled comfort and timeless design that will last.

playful, ‘60s inspired tones of fuchsia, coral and teal – and Design Emotion – a Nordicinspired, earthy palette, think jute, woodgrain and cork; a textural blend of sophistication and warmth.

Sophisticated style afoot Mikko Shoes’ new season collection is an enchanting offering of energising colourways and sophisticated shapes providing ample inspiration for the warmer months ahead. Metropol spoke with founder and buyer, Michaela, about this season’s trends and the Mikko difference.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW? We see an evolution of the interesting silhouettes, finishes and features introduced in winter – large scale exotic prints, the ‘90s square toe, brushed metallics and the architectural heel. Also new are corsage trims with glamorous oversized adornments.

HOW ABOUT CASUAL FOOTWEAR OPTIONS – ARE SNEAKERS STILL A MUST-HAVE? Sneakers are seasonless! We love fresh interpretations like platform soles, metallic touches, animal prints and retro influences. We’ve also launched DL Sport – an Italian luxury casual sneaker range.



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Just wig it! we can advise the most suitable options for you. Hiring options available. Trusted by the ministry of health and Sweet Louise

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THE GENTLEMAN’S TAILORESS Ph. 385 4678 or 021 024 20841

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A tailoring pur-suit Detail is king when dressed for best on race day. A dashing outfit wins when it fits the wearer superbly.

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o one in Christchurch does what Megan Wolfery does. She holds the title of the only true men’s tailoress in town, with the expertise of 35 years, befitting of the finest Italian suit. “The better the fit, the finer the look,” The Gentleman’s Tailoress advises. Suits, shirts and trouser alterations are her niche. She says it’s worth investing in finefitting outfits in quality fabrics, which can often be handed down from father to son. And beautiful design and fabric deserves bespoke tailoring, to fit comfortably to the body. Megan can let out trousers and jackets a

size, take in shoulders and waists and take up jacket lengths and cuffs, to sit for perfection and comfort. “Taking in the back-leg for tailored fit removes that saggy back seat area.” Megan is set up for the social season marathon, and will enjoy every stitch. Having innate passion for the craft, she also tutors tailoring at Papanui High School adult classes. Getting measured up in The Gentleman’s Tailoress home studio in Mariehau, amongst the well-loved tools of the trade, is where the magic and great conversation happens. Allow at least two weeks before Cup Day or the big event. Email or phone 021 024 20841.

The IMAGE O2 Lift Treatment infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Free Product Giveaway Receive your free IMAGE Vital C Overnight Hydrating Masque valued at $105.50 with every O2 Lift Facial Treatment. Bookings available from the 19th October and product giveaway available until stocks last.

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Your Weight Loss Experts Do you ever catch yourself thinking: “How did I end up here?” Or seeing your reflection and not recognising yourself?

You are not alone.


Three in five adults are overweight or obese.

Talk to the friendly, expert team at Unichem Cashel Pharmacy today to get your weight loss journey under way.

and reach potential new customers

Contact Lorraine Terris 027 925 9668

111 Cashel Street, Christchurch Phone 03 595 1289


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vitamins & minerals THE VITAL TRUTH ABOUT

With common symptoms like fatigue, headaches and muscle pain – it can be easy to live unaware of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Unichem Cashel Head Pharmacist Annabel Turley tells Metropol how treating these issues can be simple – but greatly improve quality of life.

What is a vitamin and mineral deficiency, and how do they happen? “It is when you’re not getting enough nutrients like vitamins and minerals from your diet, or you’re taking medications that deplete the vitamins and minerals in your body. There’s a number of common medications which many people in New Zealand take which can prevent vitamins and minerals being absorbed into the body. Our soil also doesn’t have a lot of minerals in it, so we don’t always get enough from our food. A lot of people don’t understand a vitamin and mineral deficiency can affect your overall health – and it can be so simple to fix.”

Can you tell if you are deficient? “The symptoms are similar to a number of common complaints, like migraines, headaches, muscle pain and cramps, and low energy levels – so it can be hard for the untrained eye to determine what may be behind these common issues. You can get a blood test to see your iron levels or B12, but a lot of vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be treated via the symptoms. Our staff are all trained specifically to spot these symptoms, and to provide appropriate and informed advice.”

How can these issues be treated? “It can be as simple as taking a multivitamin for some people who may be having general signs of vitamin or mineral deficiency – but not all vitamin supplements are created equally. It is best to seek advice from someone who has been trained and upskilled to not only spot symptoms, but to advise on the specific type of supplement. “For example, not all supplements can easily be absorbed by the body so there are different forms which are better for different conditions and to be used with different medications.”

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

Uplift eye & lip serum

Developed to heal burns in a Paris hospital

Immediate treatment of fine lines and wrinkles delivering a complex of advanced peptides and sophisticated actives. Lifts, firms and tightens - helping to reduce the appearance of crows feet, dark circles and under eye puffiness.

GERnetic’s advanced, highly concentrated and effective products address the specific needs of the skin with exceptional results. Contact award-winning aesthetician Wendy Barker to learn more.

Moss Spa – Christchurch

Blush Beauty Clinic – Timaru

Beauty Progress Ph: 03 379 4315

Nude Skin & Beauty – Dunedin

Beautiful nails to compliment any outfit Now at Fendalton. Tomo has over 20 years of Japanese nail technician experience. Make an appointment today for Cup Week, and be sure to book early for Christmas. Nails by Tomo Ph: 022 1946 055 7/240 Clyde Road

Global launch sale Spend $99 or more and get 20% off. 100% ugly-free hair products. No parabens, no salts, no sulphates, recyclable packaging. Mike Hair Care | Ph: 0800 464 247 |

Sweet Orange & Neroli Facial Toner

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With an uplifting citrus scent which freshens and tones your skin, while helping to balance the skin PH level. Can be used between cleansing and moisturising stage of your beauty regime and throughout the day to refresh and invigorate your skin. Natural Zest Skincare

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Virginia Scott Beauty Clinic & Cosmetic Tattooing Clinic Ph. 0272 242 175

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Winning days each way The thrill of sport, glamour of fashion, fun of socialising and luxury of hospitality come together for a day at the races. And this extraordinary Cup Week, Addington Raceway has two excitement-filled race days to look forward to.


ickets are selling fast – and some areas are sold out for both the IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day and the Show Day Races. With many of the world’s events cancelled due to Covid-19, Addington is sparing no effort to ensure revellers have so much more than just a day at the races.

HOT TO TROT The IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day on Tuesday, November 10 is the infamous mid-week party of the year – and 2020 is shaping up to be even more standout. Capacity may be reduced, but organisers have added bespoke cocktail bars, live music, DJs, delicious cuisine offerings – and even a rooftop party. Five of the seven hospitality areas have already sold out by early October, with tickets also selling fast to the Lindauer Lawn and The Edge Public Village, too. TAB have upped the stakes, and are offering new users of its app bonus bets of up to $100. No walk ups, so get your tickets before they sell out. Visit www.addington. for more information, to buy tickets and to check out The Crossing Fashion Starts Here best dressed competition prizes.

IRT NZ TROTTING CUP DAY • Hospitality areas for the ultimate hosting experience, 5 areas sold out • Lindauer Lawn and rooftop party, $70 per ticket, 70% sold out, cocktail lounge, live music from the Sweet Mix Kids, access to The Edge Public Village • The Edge Public Village, $35 per ticket, bespoke cocktail bars, The Crossing Fashion Starts Here best dressed competition, food trucks, The Edge DJ party area, Speights Lawn



The Show Day races on Friday November 13 is a fun family day out on Canterbury Anniversary Day. There will be no surcharges despite the public holiday, and entry will be via gold coin donation to Maia Health Foundation. All attendees can relax on the Lindauer and Lanson Lawns, and in the Christian Cullen Lounge, or purchase entry to a hospitality area – one of which is already sold out. A free kids entertainment area includes bouncy castles, face painting, bungy and petting zoo.

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Racewear style picks The Crossing is the heart of fashion, beauty and retail in the Christchurch CBD, so Metropol asked those in the know what their style picks are for nailing Cup Week looks – and beyond.

Elise Dickson

Karina Gollins



“My pick for spring is anything from our Lucy floral print - they are perfect for all events from long lunches to spring weddings. The beautiful colours in the floral is enough to brighten any day.”

“The wedge heel from country road. So effortless and comfy. Can be worn with a little black dress, or casual with a linen short/skirt. The texture of the shoe is definitely what we are seeing this summer with hair…texture and shape, casual and cool.”

Anna Walsh

Roisin McCullough



“I’m loving the Trapeze dress from Witchery paired with white sneakers to make a cute day look. It also comes in bright pink for a fancier look! It’s the perfect dress for these warmer days.”

“I’m really excited to be wearing linen this summer. It’s a beautiful fabric to wear in the warm Christchurch weather and easy to style up or wear casually. There will be beautiful colours coming through in linen this season.”

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Thoroughbread catering

Well heeled

Whether you’re hosting an event or planning a boot party at the races, the talented team at Halswell Bakery can provide fresh, delicious catering to suit your requirements.

A great pair of shoes will take you places, and if the places you’re going this party season include the races, weddings, and barbeques, then Stepping Out is your ultimate shoe shopping destination, where Moana Taylor and Carolyn Ewing have created a mecca for occasion sandals and shoes.

Moana and Carolyn


rom tasty club sandwich platters, bacon and egg slice, quiche and savouries to custom-made birthday cakes, donuts and sweet treats, everything is freshly handmade on site. With a focus on fast, friendly and efficient service, the team want you to know that they are here to help.

“We go by the motto ‘simply delicious and deliciously simple’ – we don’t do fancy food, just good tasty, wholesome food,” says owner Ruth Buckley. Check out their website for the catering menu (online ordering coming soon), or phone or email to find out more.

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ith brands including Hispanitas, Django and Juliette, and Minx, you’ll find a lovingly curated selection of elegant heels in beautiful colours which will keep you smiling on the longest days on your feet, and no issues with sinking into the turf either! Along with an extensive range of footwear and

accessories, the team at Stepping Out offer friendly helpful honest advice. “We encourage ladies to bring their outfits or fabric in with them, so we can work with them to find the perfect pair of shoes,” says Moana. 194 East Street, Ashburton Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm


All aboard! Cherished Christchurch attraction the Tramway Restaurant is set to reopen on November 1, just in time for party season after a six-month refurbishment which has polished this 1920s jewel until it shines.

ew Zealand’s only tramcar restaurant, dining while riding in the air-conditioned heritage tram while it passes the streetscapes of Christchurch is a unique experience. Once aboard you’ll receive a variety of the best local cuisine while outside the shifting scenes of Christchurch unfold before you. The experience is perfect for an occasion or romantic dinner, or simply to do something a bit different. Early dinner services, lunches, and high tea services are available for groups on request, and gift vouchers are available to purchase which make for a very desirable Christmas gift. The tram can seat 36 people in total across its two sections, with seating at tables for two or four. It is a fantastic choice for group events, including

corporate Christmas functions, and you can privately hire one or both sections of the tram. The menu offers a welcome drink and canapé on being seated, followed by entrée, main, dessert, and tea and coffee. Created in conjunction with Mona Vale, the menu showcases local suppliers and recommends wine pairings which are available at an additional cost. The beverage list features wine from Canterbury and elsewhere in New Zealand as well as locally-brewed craft beer. Departing from Cathedral Junction, the dinner service continues for around two and a half hours, but the memories of this boutique dining excursion will last a lifetime. Open seven days from 7pm. Book via the website. Metropol 15 October, 2020 43

Trackside glamour in Hanmer


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Tucked into the Hanmer Springs village, Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel is a tranquil place to relax, unwind and enjoy an alpine escape in modern self-contained accommodation.

ust 400m from the famed hot pools complex, the motel is also a stone’s throw from the quaint village’s collection of cafes, restaurants, bars and shopping. For those who wish to venture beyond a stroll, there is also access to local hikes, ski fields and mountain biking tracks. New owners Tony and

Emma are dedicated to continuing and building on the accommodation’s reputation for providing a quiet, stressfree environment to soak in the mountain views while enjoying the vibrancy of the local village and picturesque mountain surrounds. 2 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs.

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ery bright and very pretty. This will be the winning look for Cup Week, and is the exciting spring vibe when stepping into FashionWorks. A day in Hanmer Springs is pure inspiration when creating a top-to-toe outfit of designer creations and accessories. Stand out from the crowd on race day with beautiful pieces from blazers and dresses to jewellery - with that touch of difference. FashionWorks now has New Zealand-designed Et Alia, with its natural fabrics in gorgeous

colour palettes and feminine silhouettes. Other designer icons include Augustine, Stella, Cooper Street, IvyBlu, Zafina and Seduce. The classy shoes from Django and Juliette, Mollini and Top End are race day elegance in comfort. Style-savvy staff share their expertise in choosing a perfect fit. For those that can’t make it to the Conical Hill Road boutique, the fabulous new online store will be up and running in November.

Augustine Clement Dress

SEASONAL SUCCULENCE Mini whitebait patties with a squeeze of lemon will barely last two minutes on the platter. Asparagus is spring in a spear. Serve into bitesized sandwich rolls, adorn an aioli-smeared canapé, or bake into baby quiches.

FASCINATOR-STYLE GARNISH Add colour, such as showy peppery nasturtium flowers and other edible petals. Microgreens are little health bombs that pile up in their greenest finery. Slithers of red pepper, threads of saffron, jewellike pomegranate seeds, all flaunt finesse.

CLASSIC AND CLASSY A cliché of posh nosh is smoked salmon, hot or cold smoked, it’s an intense little morsel. With capers, dill, wakame or wasabi aioli upon homemade blinis or pikelets, they send tastebuds to the finish line. Add caviar or truffle flakes to up the stakes.

Cocktails& canapés F O R R A C E D AY With a decadent tipple in one hand, and a mouthwatering titbit in the other, our taste buds are racing to celebrate Cup Week. Putting on a perfect soiree is all in the creativity, so here is Metropol’s inspiration for cocktails and canapes to carry you through pre- and post-races celebrations. WORDS TRACEY EDWARDES



From artisan vegan salamis to rich cashew nut patés, plant-world cuisine is glamming it. Splash out on lovingly crafted delicious vegan cheeses upon vegan crackers. Fill spring rolls with colours of the rainbow, and use rich mouth-filling aubergines in dips.

An aesthetically pleasing platter is never out of place – and often disappears at race pace. Combine seasonal fruits and veges, with your favourite cheeses, olives, dips, crackers and fresh bread to create a Pinterest-worthy spread.

MOCKTAIL MOJO Go mad with frivolously fruity concoctions – just omit the alcohol for a virgin variety of the spiked alternative. For a virgin mojito, muddle sparkling water, lime juice, sugar or honey syrup, and dress up with fresh mint and cucumber.

BOUTIQUE SPIRITS Buy a bottle of hand-crafted gin to show off a classic cocktail. Try a French 75, martini, or a sloe gin fizz and decide a winner. Support the spirit of locally made tipples from vodkas to whiskys and dress them up cocktail style, with a glamorous garnish.

FANCY PANTS CHAMPAGNE Pretty and effervescent best-dressed ladies, get creative with easy cocktails of the bubbly kind. Enhance the elegance of fine fizz with springtime splashes such as elderflower liquor, or for a classic Champagne Royale add crème de cassis.

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Farm tours, country gardens, art, heritage walks, A&P shows, wine/beer tasting, workshops and much more!


From the land Selwyn is only 10 minutes from central Christchurch and a gateway to wild scenery, producers of food lovingly made from the land, and is steeped in Canterbury’s agricultural history.


ordered by the stunning braided rivers of Waimakariri and Rakaia, the waterways provides fertile

ground for farmers and adventurers alike. Exhilarating jet boat rides are available on either of the rivers, passing

SELWYN OFFERINGS: • Country experiences - farm tours and farm stays • Touring routes – The Great Alpine Highway and Inland Scenic Route • Unique food producers and farmgate sales • Country lodges • Fishing • Hiking, biking and camping

through breath-taking gorges along glacial waters. Both rivers are favourite trout and salmon fishing destinations. Stunning walkways and tramping spots are plentiful along the banks and around the lakes. Kura Tāwhiti (Castle Hill) and Cave Stream are great family destinations, some will

recognise the scenery from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Lincoln, Tai Tapu, West Melton and Rolleston have weekly markets showcasing local produce and crafts. While visiting, pop into the art galleries at Lakeside and the Liffey in Lincoln.

UPCOMING SELWYN EVENTS • Meet Us in the Country: October to November, highlighting country experiences and showcasing Selwyn in spring. • Hororata Highland Games: November 7 • Kirwee/Courtney Show: November 21 • Cedar Park Gardens Open Day: October 24

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Hot and pink. Deadly Ponies Pleated Bender Mini in Raspberry

Shine bright. Isabel Marant Wild Shore Crystal Studs

Bright, bold and fun. Aje Entwined Dress

Urban turban. Gucci Silk Scarf

Frills and thrills. Coop Ask A Frilly Question Dress

Flower power. Morgan & Taylor Alexa Fascinator

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Dressing for the races is almost as much fun as the day itself; an opportunity to pamper yourself and plan an outfit unlike any other day of the year. From colour blocked pinks and reds, to whimsical florals and old faithful, sleek black – here’s what’s catching our eyes for spring racing 2020.

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Chain reaction. Witchery

Fascinate with clips. Mita Winter Wonderland Faux Pearl & Gold Leaf Clips Spring blues. Kathryn Wilson Naomi Heel in Cornflour Croc Check it out. Ganni Checked seersucker mini dress

In case it gets cold. St Agni Hajimie Blazer

Puff Piece. Morgan & Taylor Kiana Headband Nude comfort. Witchery natural wedge

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Lines, light & rhythm Susanna Izard loves the drama of dark skies, the interplay of light and shade, the power of nature, which she describes as “awe inspiring, wonderful and terrible!”


hen it comes to her paintings, the “three big things” are lines, light and rhythm. Though working on landscapes for now, Susanna responds to the challenge of anything that catches her eye. “During lockdown I kept a daily drawing journal and drew things both inside and outside.” Inspiration is never far

away, with Lake Tekapo and the stark, uncompromising beauty of the Mackenzie Country right on Susanna’s doorstep, it’s just a matter of loading the ute with her paints and painting kit and heading on out there. McAtamney Gallery in Geraldine is hosting Susanna’s exhibition, Clarity and Beauty in a Mad World, on November 11. |

A twist on Cup Day catering Twisted Flour & Sugar Merchants has sumptuous ideas for Cup Week, for all styles of celebratory feasts.


other and daughter team, Sally and Kate, create magic in their kitchen with a pinch of “kaos” (how they describe their fun and exuberant approach). The Twisted ladies specialise in creating bespoke cakes, delicious grazing platters and individualised catering for special events. The gourmet grazing boxes are a fantastic way to keep everyone nourished during the festive social season.

From the Brunch box to the Premium grazing box, the wide variety suits every individual requirement. They also cater for events with canapés, morning and afternoon teas, and spectacular grazing tables. Sally and Kate’s amazing Kids’ Party grazing boxes keep all ages happy. The spectacular cakes - from dainty treats, eyecatching showstoppers, to stunning, glamorous creations – all taste as good as they look. | Metropol 15 October, 2020 49

Let us do the driving! What ever the event, social or corporate, we have the perfect solution with a Heli Winery experience. Enjoy the Waipara or Selwyn wine regions and let us get you there and back safely! Enquire today - | 0800 359 424

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Flights of fancy There’s another way of looking at a corporate or personal celebration event this festive season for Christchurch, combining luxury with relaxation and the opportunity to explore our own backyard. People are moving around in smaller, more intimate groups these days, however, they are still looking for something memorable for their next event.


conic local, GCH Aviation – known to most as Garden City Helicopters – is making the most of the city’s extraordinary backdrop with heli winery lunches for couples, groups and corporates looking for a special way to celebrate, reward loyal clients or just do something new. It’s the ultimate way to bring the magic back to 2020! Enjoy a helicopter flight to one of our region’s worldrenowned wineries to enjoy beautiful food and award-

winning wines from either North Canterbury’s Black Estate or Waipara Hills, or the Selwyn District’s Melton Estate. “It’s an opportunity to think outside of the box for your next corporate event, or even getting a group of friends together to do something unique for the festive season,” says GCH Group Marketing Manager Caroline Blanchfield. “With our heli charters, we can land on a mountain for a picnic, jet boat up the Waimakariri River followed

by lunch at a winery or even get you up to Hanmer for a spa day and horse riding, whale watching in Kaikoura, or arrange an exclusive luxury lodge lunch at a variety of stunning locations.

Essentially, we can tailor-make an experience to fit a range of people and budgets. “It’s been a hard year, so why not let Garden City Helicopters take you somewhere special this season?”

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A nosh nirvana

Nestled in the heart of Christchurch on Montreal Street, The Dish is in a class of its own when it comes to Asian fusion cuisine.


ey to its success and flourishing popularity is that this is an eatery dedicated to delivering a gourmet experience that surpasses expectations. The creative culinary genius behind the entree Peking duck roti slider with plum sauce, pickled cucumber and iceberg lettuce, clearly is a chef who knows exactly what he is doing. Another firm favourite that patrons keep coming back for is the beef cheek massaman curry with mashed kumara and roti chips. One look at this delectable dish and you know that it’s going to be the most succulent, most melt-in-your-mouth food you have tasted in a while. This is nosh nirvana for a palate that has become jaded by dull, uninspiring cuisine. For those following a white meats diet, how does wok fried chicken with cashew nuts, cherry tomatoes, vegetables

and mushrooms sound? Or a salad composed of seared salmon, grated mango, mandarin, baby spinach, mints, palm sugar and lime? As a symphony is not complete without its grand finale, nor is a meal complete without its dessert. Picture before you, then, a dessert of home-made coconut ice-cream with sticky rice pudding, moongdal, crushed coconut jelly, and caramelised pineapple and peanut. Now you understand why it is essential to book ahead for The Dish. It truly doesn’t get better than this. Lunch Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 2.00pm Dinner Monday to Sunday, 5pm to 9.30pm 367 Montreal Street | (03) 925 9787 | 52 15 October, 2020 Metropol

Going coastal for AgFest

The perfect venue T


est Coast’s AgFest is the silver lining to the cancellation of the Canterbury A&P Show, allowing agriculture businesses like rural cooperative Ruralco with greater opportunities to meet with farming folk. Covid-19 saw the biennial event moved from its usual autumn date to Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November – dates which became available due to the cancellation of this year’s show. Ruralco Group CEO Robert Sharkie says AgFest is an

important way to connect with the West Coast farming community – as well as provide a welcome boost to the local economy. “AgFest is an important way to connect with our West Coast farming community and to show that we are a serious option for them and their farming operations,” he says. Robert encourages AgFest attendees to ask what Ruralco can do for them and their farms, and to keep an eye out for Ruralco’s special AgFest promotions.

he iconic Kiwi brand that has retained its roots on the original family farm at the foot of the Southern Alps in Geraldine, marked its rich 50-year history by opening the beautiful Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery. The picturesque setting on the banks of the Waihi river, the impressive glass frame and a spacious interior unites the space with forest fauna and the nearby flowing stream. The perfect venue to host your next after-hours function. A beautiful artisan menu that features seasonal local produce and showcases the incredibly wide Barker’s range will delight and impress. The friendly team are available to discuss any requirements you may have to make your function special. For more information or to book phone (03) 693 9727 or visit the website.

Visit us at AgFest 13–14 NOVEMBER 2020 SITE 158 Get the right product or service for your farm when you need it. Ruralco is a values-led farming co-operative since 1963. We make your farming life easier with the convenience of one card to use online or in store with one statement for consolidated spend & improved cashflow. We are experts in agriculture, providing a complete solution with personalised advice and the latest innovations. Talk to us about fuel, energy, farm supplies, seed, how to get a Ruralco Card & more.








BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION Looking for a picturesque location with an excellent artisan menu showcasing local food? We are now taking enquiries and bookings for private functions.* Book a private function for 2020 and receive a complementary non-alcoholic beverage package (worth over $80). Simply quote the word ‘beverage’ when you make your booking. Enquire on our website or by emailing us at

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Fusion front runner

Atmosphere and flavour collide at Formosa, Ashburton’s standout Asian-fusion restaurant perfect for post-race dinner, fine dining, cocktails or dessert.


he Formosa experience starts from the moment you walk in the door; where you are greeted with a vibrant red brick wall emblazoned with flowers and cluster of red parasols floating above. With beautiful, polished décor in a spacious setting, Formosa has three roomy and uniquely themed spaces: The VIP Room, Chinese Lantern Area, and the Red Parasol Area that are perfect for an intimate date night, a family lunch or event for up to 120 guests. It also has an open kitchen so you can witness the creation of your food and engage with the friendly chefs while they are in action

preparing beautifully presented, authentically Asian dishes. The fabulous food pairs beautifully with the delightful wines and cocktail menus and can be prepared for dine in or takeaway, or customised for an event, complete with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. A fine dessert menu and new high tea offering provide even more options for post-race festivities, or something special to do this spring and summer. Open Monday to Saturday, 11.30am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Phone 03-308 7874 or email to make a booking

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the step masters Helping you look hot to trot for Cup Week 2020 - giddy up.


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he Ecco Shoes Shape and Vitrus collections are the latest in leather, tailored for style and engineered for comfort. With the highly anticipated event less than a month away, take this as a sign to start planning your raceday (outfit) roundup. Featured is a selection of unique silhouettes that offer versatility, comfort and style. Designed to be worn day to night, for both relaxed and elegant execution. So, from morning Mimosas to midnight Moscow mules your feet will thank you for keeping them in mind.

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A beautiful aperitif Ataahua means beautiful, and boutique Ataahua Wines is synonymous with North Canterbury history.

A travelling feast “H

ave kit, will travel” is the mantra of Twentyfour Catering. Weddings all over the South Island are a speciality, and owner and chef Chantelle Quinn can conjure the feast of your dreams anywhere, often with just two ovens and a barbeque. “We are very versatile and we have said yes to every location so far.” Chantelle works closely with couples to ensure logistics work and menus are personalised to each wedding. Chantelle remembers a groom who asked for his grandmother’s adored salted caramel and pistachio cheesecake, so she created it in minis for his guests. The food is classic French with Kiwi flavours, rustic, often with a lot of protein. Six different meats could feature throughout the reception, which goes down extremely well with rural weddings. “I love seeing a wedding guest in an exquisite dress and fascinator tucking into a lamb cutlet and going back for more.”

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glass of rosé is elegant, moreish and sophisticated. It goes with race day,” says winemaker and owner Stephanie HendersonGrant. Her handcrafted wines grace select local wine lists. “Our rosé makes a fresh, pretty aperitif. With hints of cherry and strawberry, it’s crisp and off dry. I love it with smoked salmon blini, prawns, or soft cheese and crackers. The subtle flavours pair so well.”

Six exclusive varietals create Ataahua’s stable of boutique beauties, including oaked chardonnay, riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and merlot. The Gewürztraminer has aromatics of ginger and lychee that marry well with Asian-influenced flavours. And a boxed rosé 2019 with two Italian crystal glasses, etched with Ataahua’s signature, is a gift that won’t be forgotten. Order online for a prompt, contactless courier delivery.

Uniquely personalised menu plan – which offers the opportunity for incorporating a family favourite or a special touch so the couple get to see a little bit of themselves in the menu. Twentyfour Catering Co provides their unique services in the Canterbury area and beyond. No destination is too hard to manage. “We absolutely appreciate what a privilege it is to be invited into a special family event like a wedding.” PRIVATE FUNCTIONS | 021 222 2354 | 56 15 October, 2020 Metropol



Boutique bangers and bacon Bangers ‘n’ Bacon – this low-key name covers a range of staggeringly tasty gluten, dairy and allergen-free meat and small goods. For owner Pete Nolan, necessity was truly the mother of invention, and the demand for his innovations led from his home kitchen to the boutique butchery in Ferrymead.


y children suffered from allergies to store-bought goods, but I still wanted to eat bangers and bacon so I started experimenting” he says. “Family and friends loved my creations, and expansion to commercial level became a given.” Upping the ante on the backyard barbeque forever, all the products are made in Christchurch from New Zealand freedom farmed meat and all ingredients are declared on the labels. “From allergy and Crohn’s sufferers to Kiwis looking for amazing quality clean eating, and even a Keto diet, these products have proved amazingly popular,” says Pete.

Current offerings include charcoal BBQ smoked with hickory and applewood beef brisket, dry cured smoked pork belly, dry cured BBQ smoked streaky bacon and dry cured un-smoked loin steaks. The sausage range includes original pork, chipotle pork and beef, English breakfast, hot ’n’ spicy Italian pork and beef, mild Italian pork and beef, peppered pork and original pork, and Pete is working on new sausage flavours constantly that fly the flag for the company’s motto, “tastes so good, you don’t need sauce.” New additions include meatballs, burger patties and the sirloin steaks that have

been through a natural cure to lock in tenderness, flavour, and juiciness. With overseas travel off the menu, Pete is bringing a taste of Italy home with his face bacon - New Zealand’s version of Guanciale - Italian pork jowl or cheeks. The products are available online and instore. On Saturdays you’ll find the Bangers ‘n’ Bacon range at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, and Sundays at the Arts Centre Market – although Pete recommends pre-ordering through the website for pickup at any of these locations as they sell out fast, and he will also deliver.

4/1004 Ferry Road, Ferrymead: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30am to 4pm, Wednesday 10.30am to 1.30pm. Saturday 9.30am to 12.30 at Mt Pleasant Market. Sunday 10am to 4pm at the Arts Centre Mākete. Metropol 15 October, 2020 57

Event perfection Set against rolling countryside and the iconic Port Hills, Saints of Tai Tapu is not only a picturesque and customised event space, it also brings together a refined selection of sought-after professionals to cater for every aspect of your celebration.

The venue

The styling

Built in 1881 in the classic earlyChristchurch neogothic style, the idyllic events space includes a peaceful rural riverside outdoor area. With on-site luxury accommodation, there is space for elegant wedding or event preparation, right through to the ceremony, reception and idyllic photo locations.

Design by Meisha is a wedding planner and event stylist who brings an interior design skillset to create informed, cohesive and professional styling and event curation. From full wedding planning to on-the-day styling, talk to Meisha about designing a stand out celebration.

68 Lincoln Road, Tai Tapu | 027 271 9610

@designbymeisha | 021 258 6435

The cuisine

The drinks

The décor

Crisp and Vale is a catering company for people who get excited about eating! Fanatical about flavour, passionate about presentation and serious about service, Crisp and Vale leaves guests with an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

A small family-owned business, Wine Divine is passionate about selecting the right wines and liquor to compliment your wedding or event. Ensure a perfect match with a free tasting session, from a wine library which spans budgets and palates. Glassware supplied free with a sale and return policy.

Christchurch Décor Solutions (CDS) have a host of furniture and furnishing to decorate your celebration. From functional seating, tables, linen and serve ware, backdrops, florals and signage, CDS has the right ingredients to fit-out your soirée. | 027 358 9159 | 021 844 308

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All punters need a sleek wallet. Deadly Ponies Card File

Add flare with tasteful accents like a pocket square. Working Style Diamond Paisley Pocket Square

Freshen up any ‘fit with a crisp wide brim. Brixton Marcos Fedora Dapper never dates in classic navy. Sportscraft Grant Wool Item Jacket.


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Mix it up in pale pants. J Crew stretch chinos

Slick shades are a must. Moscot Cliptosh in Amber

Cup Week fashion is a chance to dress to impress. Whether that is paying homage to the traditions of the track with a dark hued suit, embracing patterned shirts and blazers, or diverging from those time-honoured two-pieces with lightcoloured chinos and linen shirts. Dressy trou which WORDS MORGAN TAIT

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are not too dark, not too light. Working Style Olive Twill City Chino

A designer timepiece elevates any look. Breitling Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Mosquito Add a bit of luxury to your facial routine. Aesop Skin Morroccan Neroli Shaving Serum

Brown leather boots are classy and classic. RM Williams Comfort Craftsman

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Racy race day jewellery A racy jewellery range is raising style stakes, putting the canter in Cup Week fashion.

Ohoka oasis Take a walk on the wild side, or more specifically, the four acres of spacious lawns and gardens in the Ohoka countryside at Oakhampton Lodge.


fter welcoming hundreds of international guests to their unique boutique accommodation for several years, with the interruption to world travel owners Jackie and Angus Watson are seeing an increase in travelling Kiwis stopping in on trips around the South Island. “With Christchurch airport only 20-minutes away, tourists frequently spend their first two nights or last

two nights of a South Island tour enjoying the peace and quiet and individual attention on offer.” No need to forage for food, breakfast in the Garden Room is included in the price and Rangiora and Kaiapoi are both only a 10-minute drive away for further exploration. Enjoy the tall trees, garden pathways and birdsong, or simply taking time to smell the roses.


conic Canterbury Jewellers has crafted an exclusive Equestrian collection, befitting of a day at the races. Wear a horseshoe ring for luck, a riding-crop broach, or a stirrup pendant. A bracelet of snaffle bit links can highlight the details in two metals, such as rose gold against sterling silver. Diamonds or gemstones studding a horse-shoe clasp make for a bracelet with winning charm and the horseshoe nail curved into a

ring is an eye-catching race day memento. The pieces also make treasured gifts and heirlooms for equine enthusiasts and horse lovers. Choose from the online free delivery service or drop into the store. With at least a week’s notice, Canterbury Jewellers will tailor make in most metals and gems. Visit the collection online, or email or call for a request. 75 Peterborough Street, Christchurch.

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Not just a workout Fitness for your body doesn’t stop at your shoulders, and the Bodyfix Gym team understand that going to the gym takes you far beyond the classic lose weight, tone up, and strengthen.

e believe in exercise to support mental health as well, and we are really popular for that,” says Owner Moana Williams. “We even have members referred to us by their GP with exercise as part of their prescription.” Privately owned, the longstanding and tightknit team at Bodyfix are there to support members. “We get to know everyone and you are always an individual, never a number. While some gyms focus on attracting new clients, we really value our existing members and have been through many personal joys and tragedies with them,” says Moana. Even more than

usual in the current environment, Bodyfix is a place where worries are left at the door and there is a sense of normality for a while. “So many friendships are made here, existing friendships are strengthened - we laugh hard, and then of course you’ll work your body like there’s no tomorrow,” says Moana. With 45 classes on the timetable for all abilities, the team will design a membership to suit you, plus the Personal Training Team is extremely experienced and always ready to help. There’s also full access after-hours, group challenges, and nutrition advice on the gym’s Facebook group.

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The Perfect Ring Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design, provides a unique experience allowing you to design the ring of your dreams. Advanced technology ensures accuracy using architectural software so you can view the actual ring in perfect proportion, allowing for design

adjustments. Clients can have any ring style and matched to any budget with the diamond or gemstone being the deciding factor. Virtual CAD modelling, MRI laser scan, 3D printing with traditional hand craftsmanship ensures the highest quality at an excellent price.

Free Jewellery Cleaning for Cup Week! QUALITY ASSURED • Lifetime Guarantee • Workshop Direct Value • Free Design Consultations

• NZ Gold and Locally made • Digital CAD – future proof • Repairs, Valuations and Service

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Fabulous Flirty Feet The sun is out and summer is on its way at Style Footwear in the heart of Ashburton’s CBD. New ranges from Saimon, Cabello, Revere and others are arriving, and the team are excited to show you what’s available this season.

he casual lace-up look is popular again, with over a dozen colours available in just one style! With colours like mustard, orange, mint, white, tan and sky blue coming through, not only in footwear but accessories, it’s looking like a bright season ahead. There are beautiful dress sandals for special occasions, bring in your outfit to find the right footwear. With the new range of handbags and jewellery in store, there might be everything you need in one place. Style Footwear now stock Baron Leathergoods men’s wallets and key rings – Baron are another New Zealand family business and a pleasure to work with, says store owner Melissa Shimmin. Style Footwear is Ashburton’s only Ruralco and Rural Women’s supplier, and discount is given to those who show their cards. Laybuy is also available instore and online. Check out the specials area for a good bargain. It’s been a challenging year, but Melissa is optimistic for the season ahead and says the support, from not just suppliers, but Canterbury locals, has been amazing and she wants to thank everyone. Follow Style Footwear on Instagram, Facebook and online.


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Lilyfields Garden & Nursery Lilybulbs, paeony plants, perennials, shrubs, hellebores. Trees: maples, dogwoods and more... Open labour weekend 10am - 4.30pm daily Free Admission Eftpos available David & Wendy Millichamp 03 303 9743 50 Hoods Road, Mt Somers Village, off Highway 72 ( Inland Scenic Route), Mid Canterbury

177 Burnett Street, Ashburton

Paradise for Garden-aholics, Gift-aholics & Foodies 5 Archibald St, Tinwald Ashburton Open 7 days a week Phone: 03 3086858 Shop online

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Shooting to Arrowtown The lack of international travel saw many Kiwis flock to Queenstown and the Southern Lakes this winter, with data showing Arrowtown was especially popular – and sitting in the top 10 most trending destinations.

Majestic views across pristine waters Whatever the season Highview Apartments offer a great base when you are exploring Queenstown and the Central Otago region. One and two bedroom lake view apartments, or studio rooms, fitness room, outdoor spa, off street parking and our friendly team are all waiting to make your stay memorable. Book Direct. | Ph: 03 450 2142


Get your Adventure (boots) on. Now’s the time to start planning those summer adventures and think about “Exploring Local” gems like Queenstown as we continue to support local and stay local.

Proudly New Zealand Owned and Operated. Visit the STAYNZ page on our website to access our special rates P 03 450 1100 | E Terms and Conditions apply, see website for more information

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ccording to, there was a significant increase in the amount of domestic travel Kiwis undertook with 82 percent of the total distance travelled during winter being domestic, compared to only 16 percent during the same 2019 period. While many travellers flocked to Queenstown to enjoy the slopes and the après ski scene,

Arrowtown itself was the tenth most popular place for Kiwis to visit. Interestingly, the data showed when it came to accommodation choice more Kiwis opted for chalets than last year, followed by holiday homes and lodges. Travellers also chose to hit Canterbury spots, with Mount Cook Village, Methven, Arthur’s Pass and Lake Tekapo in the top five.

Akaroa Riviera of the south

THE GIANT’S HOUSE ‘The Happiest Garden on Earth’ Nestled in the romantically secluded and quiet waterfront hills only a few minutes walk away from the centre of historic Akaroa, the Giants House is a grand and elegant two-storey house and unique and flamboyant garden, lovingly restored and created by owner and resident artist, Josie Martin. Original artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures and mosaics and 6 Stars for Garden of International Significance.

If you enjoy history, heritage and the things of yesteryear – you will love Beaufort House (c1878) with a magnificent garden, petite vineyard and luxury rooms. Evening drinks & canapés, with a fully cooked breakfast included. SPECIAL OFFER: Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 BEAUFORT HOUSE AKAROA

Call Sharon Ph: 021 190 4456

Expl��e Akaroa

Spying the land through their portholes last century, French colonisers set their hearts on Akaroa and it’s not hard to see why. To this day, beauty, adventure and hospitality are at the heart of this quaint coastal village. Located on the south-east side of the deep, sheltered Akaroa Harbour, the charming township of Akaroa has a special point of difference – it was the only French settlement in New Zealand. That’s not where beauty ends. With historic buildings, magnificent harbour and passion for fine

food, there is something for everyone in this seaside hotspot. Explore some of the best fish and chips in the South Island, take a cruise and see the marine wildlife or peruse the waterfront stores to your heart’s content. We’ve made a start on your exploratory itinerary here.

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Fox II Sailing and Wildlife Cruise Jump on board and experience NZ’s oldest wooden ketch, the Fox II Sailing and Wildlife Cruise. Witness dolphins GUARANTEED, seals, penguins and albatross as you sail the coast and see the crater of an extinct volcano. History and wildlife narration. Snacks, drinks and FREE coffee/tea/HC. 3 hour trip - 10.30am and 1.30pm every day. Ph: 0800 369 7245

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cheese and local history. Hear the factory's story from 1pm. Bring the Parking family a picnic to toast a day of good music, Parkingand available or rug French Connection Bus. available or French Connection Bus. great cheese and local history. Hear the factory’s story from 1pm. Parking available or French Connection Bus.

We’regathering gathering information information about about the the history history of of our our factory, factory, so We’re so please please contact contact us us ifif you you have a story to share! Ph: 033045809 or have a story to share! Ph: 033045809 or 03 304 5809 Metropol 15 October, 2020 65

cuisine To make it gluten-free Use GF flour, pastry, stock and soy sauce. To make the filling, simmer the lentils in the stock until just tender — about 25 minutes. Drain and set aside. Place the onion, celery, carrot, mushrooms and garlic in a food processor and pulse until chopped quite finely but not mushy. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped veges and cook, stirring, for 15 to 20 minutes, until they have reduced right down to a soft golden mush. Add the drained lentils and remaining filling ingredients except the flour, and stir to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes or so over a medium heat. If it seems a little dry, add more tomato paste and a little water and cook a bit more.

Chelsea Winter’s

Snausage Rolls PREP 30 minutes, plus 20 minutes to chill. COOK 45 minutes SERVES 4 as a meal, 8 as a snack


ausage rolls are a popular Kiwi favourite. So they were a prime target for a Chelsea Winter plant-based makeover, recipe extracted from Supergood. Extracted from Supergood by Chelsea Winter, published by Random House NZ, RRP $50 Text © Chelsea Winter 2020. Photography © Tam West 2020 66 15 October, 2020 Metropol

Filling ⅓ cup each brown lentils and French green lentils (or ⅔ cup brown lentils), rinsed 3 cups vegetable or chicken-style stock (or use stock powder and water) 1 large onion, roughly chopped 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped 200g Portobello or shiitake mushrooms (or a mixture) 4 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp tomato paste ½ cup walnuts, whizzed to a crumb 2 tsp vegetable or chicken-style stock powder ½ tsp fennel seeds ½ tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp soy sauce or tamari 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp curry powder ½ tsp finely ground black pepper ¼ cup plain flour

To assemble 350g rolled dairy-free flaky puff pastry ¼ cup canned chickpea liquid (aquafaba) 1 tbsp sesame or poppy seeds

Add the flour and stir through. Remove from the heat and leave to cool down to room temperature (or put in a bowl in the fridge to speed it up). Line a large baking tray with baking paper. To assemble, lay the pastry sheet/s out on a clean floured benchtop (or roll your own to about 5mm thick). Arrange the cooled filling in a neat log (about 6cm wide) lengthways down the middle. Fold up both sides of the pastry snugly (you might have a big overlap, but that’s okay — pastry is yum). Brush a little water on both parts where the pastry joins. Place seam-side down on the lined baking tray and refrigerate for 20 minutes or so to firm up. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan-bake (190°C regular bake). Slice the chilled log into hearty chunks using a bread knife and a light sawing motion. Brush the rolls all over with the aquafaba and prick the tops a couple of times with a knife. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds. Bake in the lower half of the oven for around 45 minutes, or until the pastry is dark golden brown and puffy. Serve with a dollop of tomato sauce, relish or chutney.


The place to party As the horses are gearing up to race down the tracks at the Melbourne and New Zealand Cups, so, too, are the team at The Elmwood Trading Company gearing up for the grand gallop to Christmas.


elbourne Cup Day will see a frenzy of activities happening, with everything from sweepstakes, a full TAB facility, prizes for the best dressed, and complimentary nibbles. For our own fabulous New Zealand Cup Week, meet friends for drinks before heading out to a Cup Week event, or even better, stay out of the sun and have the coolest time, watching all the action on the bar’s big screens. Christmas is just around the corner, so now is the time to book your lunch or dinner function. The food comes from Trevinos top chef who made the move to The Elmwood with former Trevinos owners, Marty and Naomi Fuller. With dining options of à-la-carte, set menu, buffet, or drinks and nibbles, and space options of the private room, al fresco, bar or restaurant, there’s plenty of scope to plan the best party. As Marty says, “We’ve great locals, we’ve a great vibe, and the food’s fantastic!” 1 Normans Road, Strowan (03) 355 5345



of all things


When you reach a fork in the road, we’re here to make the decision simple. Choose - Cross Hares Fork in the Road Pinot Noir or Ahuriri Run Pinot Gris. There……decision made.

CROSS HARES 6 plus bottles metro CHCH, Selwyn and Akaroa- delivery included.

Tai Tapu, Canterbury

Delicious seasonal menu and cabinet food available 7 days a week. Set in the newly refurbished Ashford Village Complex... look out for the big cup!


427 West St, Allenton, Ashburton Ph. 03 307 9249 |


The Athens Yacht Club brings you the total Greek experience with authenticity being the top priority. A family style approach to food and our fresh, yacht club inspired interiors will make you feel right at home. Now open 7 nights, plus lunch on Thursdays and Fridays. 179 Victoria Street Ph. 03 365 0435 Metropol 15 October, 2020 67

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The Athens Yacht Club brings you the total Greek experience with authenticity being the top priority. Greece’s culinary tradition dates back hundreds of years and so do our recipes. A family style approach to food and our fresh, yacht club inspired interiors will make you feel right at home. Now open 7 nights, plus lunch on Thursdays and Fridays.

Ye-Chon is a new Korean BBQ spot serving up a generous range of traditional Korean Cuisine in a contemporary setting. The family thrives to serve genuine Korean food but also share their culture with Christchurch. Ye-Chon specialises in “Korean Barbeque”, a dining format rooted around communal values. Their in-house wetaged cuts grilled over charcoals and generous hospitality is sure to keep you craving!

179 Victoria Street Ph. 03 365 0435

95 Riccarton Road, Windmill Shopping Centre Open 6 Days: Mon-Sat 11.30am-8.30pm Ph 03 341 3314

THE ELMWOOD Strowan Eat - Drink - Play New Menu - Daily Specials Functions Quiz Nights Meetings! Superb food, great prices. Ample free parking! Your new local! 1 Normans Road, Strowan, Christchurch Open 7 Days 10am-11pm Ph 03 355 5345

Indian Bistro & Tandoor

MAJESTIC INDIAN BISTRO Ferrymead A warm and inviting Restaurant serving scrumptious Northern Indian food. We have an extensive new menu combining with some of your favourite dishes slowly cooked in the traditional way to bring out the true flavours. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free options available. Why not book early for your end of year work functions or Christmas get togethers. Dine In or Pick up and Delivery available. 9 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead Ph 03 384 2310 or text your order to 027 788 5002 68 15 October, 2020 Metropol

THE AFFORDABLE FOOD TRAILER COMPANY This is the best time to launch your self-employment plan. We have an excellent range of styles and prices of MOBILE FOOD/DRINK TRAILERS. Turn your skill into a profitable and self-satisfying lifestyle. We’ll show you how.

Web: Call Pete: 021 0259 4977

JAPANZ BAKERY South City Mall Come in and be spoiled for choice with custard, chocolate, salted caramel, redbean and our brand new Jam & Cream flavoured doughnuts! Cream Doughnuts Special! - 6 for only $16. Perfect for your office shout, birthday party or a gift for your special someone. Yours to enjoy! South City Mall, Colombo Street Open 7 Days Ph 03 943 4066



We are loving our new location at the Bush Inn Centre – if you haven’t managed to visit us yet do drop in. BBQ & festive season is getting close. Taking festive season salmon & West Coast whitebait orders now, gift boxes available - free shipping NZ wide. Jump on our website

We are an award winning southern-USA styled bar & restaurant with a distinctly New Zealand twist. We offer a great sharing plate selection, complimented with exceptional cocktails, craft beers, and a hand picked wine list.  We are available for function hire for up to 110 people as well as having live music every Wednesday to Saturday.

Located in the Heathcote Valley, our space is owned and operated by a small team of friendly locals. Our space is eclectic and up-cycled with all-day sunshine and an easy-going vibe. Our team bake everything in our cabinet including plant-based, gluten-free, and vegan options. We proudly serve Prima coffee which roasts locally. We also feature local arts, crafts, and products. We are all about supporting local.

Now Open - In the Provedore of the Bush Inn Centre Open 7 Days Ph. 021 184 6113

Level 1/98 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central Open 7 Days Ph. 03 366 9906

1/66 Port Hills Road, Heathcote. Spring/Summer Hours Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm Sat -Sun 8am-4.30pm Instagram/Facebook: @craftroomcafe Email:


FORMOSA Ashburton


We are a local and friendly café in Fendalton. Serving fresh homemade food (GF, VG, DF, KETO) and barista-made coffee. We can cater for up to 60 people in our upstairs area that offers privacy and comfortable seating. Our customers tell us we are the best choice  for their brunch/lunch meeting!

2020 is indeed an uncertain year. Let’s walk together till the end and welcome the new year waiting for us. Let us comfort your heart and make you feel the warm love through the flavours of Formosa food.


205 Fendalton Road, Fendalton (corner Clyde and Fendalton Road) Open 7 Days Ph 03 351 1488

Pass on the passion, the warmth, the love All in Formosa. 173 West Street, Ashburton Open Mon-Sat Ph 03 308 7874

Corner of Armagh & New Regent St’s (168 Armagh Street) Central Christchurch Open 7 Days, Weekdays 7.00am-4pm, Weekends 8am-4.30pm Ph 027 346 0140

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LAKEHOUSE RESTAURANT Lake Hood - Ashburton A stunning lake side restaurant offering a low and slow American BBQ menu plus a lunch and dinner a la carte menu. Great indoor/ outdoor areas for catching up with friends. Excellent meeting spaces and conference facilities. 5 minutes off the main highway from Ashburton. Lake Hood Drive, Lake Hood, Ashburton Ph 03 302 6064



Possibly the most extensive Chinese menu in Christchurch. All day menu available including Peking Duck, beef, roast duck, pork buns (gluten - free options available). Brand new modern décor with extensive lighting features and seating for 200 people. Open for lunch including Yum Cha. Also open for dinner. A truly special function venue which comfortably seats 200 people. Fully Licensed.

Authentic Indian Cuisine Customers rave about how our curries and naans are simply the best they have tasted. Devoted locals bringing you an authentic taste from overseas. Our food is cooked on our premises for you to enjoy in the Restaurant or as a takeaway meal. Open: Monday 4:30pm-10pm, Tuesday to Sunday 11am-2pm & 4:30pm-10pm.

1/187 Wigram Road, Wigram Open 7 Days Ph 03 322 7898



Join us for Christmas Day for a wonderful Christmas celebration Buffet Meal.

Delicious Meals, Refreshing Beverages, Relaxing Atmosphere.

Lunch from 11.30am - 4pm or Dinner from 6.30pm - 8.30pm Adults $139 11-15 years $60 6-10 years $40 Pre-schoolers Free 456 Papanui Road, Christchurch Ph 03 352 4903 70 15 October, 2020 Metropol

It’s time to book your Christmas function. Come and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service. Open: 7 days 11am till late 284 Lincoln Road, Addington Ph 03 335 0095 pedalpusheraddington

178a Papanui Road, Merivale (opposite Office Road) Ph 03 925 9904

NUMBER FIVE Templeton Happy 1st birthday Number Five!! Wow where did that go ? A huge thank you to all our amazing regulars, a wide range of amazing fun people. It’s also wonderful to have so many new faces to enjoy our great coffee fresh food and fun team. Thanks for your loyalty.

5 Kirk Road, Templeton Located in the Templeton Medical Centre Ph 021 177 5507

TASTE OF KIWI Springfield


SPICE HUB Heathcote Valley

A taste of kiwi food, community, and hospitality. Serving delicious cabinet food and lunch menu, gourmet Canterbury pies, local organic coffee, and weekend breakfast! Great range of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. The only stop you need on the Great Alpine Highway. Come check out the new kids on the block!

Universo is excited to present their new Spring menu. Come on in to taste the best and freshest seasonal ingredients on offer in the contemporary cool of the Christchurch Art Gallery in the heart of the city. Equal parts edgy Euro-chic and sun-drenched tropical escape, the scene is set for an experience you’ll be hard pressed to forget.

Spice Hub’s menu includes all your favourite chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian curries. All you have to do is decide what to eat and place an order. We have something for everyone. Come and try our secret recipes that are cooked to perfection using the freshest, tastiest and richest ingredients to make your tastebuds go WOW!

49 Worcester Boulevard Ph. 03 379 5214

3/66 Port Hills Road Ph. 03 260 0438



Born from a love of outstanding coffee and amazing food... Situated in the Ashburton CBD, hidden down an alleyway (between Stoked Cycles and the MSA) you will find one ninety nine. With coffee you could only dream about, plus no extra charge for dairy alternative milks, and food that will make your mouth water. Plenty of keto, gluten and dairy free options!

Gold Card Lunches Mon-Fri Mon/Tue Wood-fired pizzas $20 Tues Quiz night - free entry & prizes Wed $15 Burgers Thur / Fri $20 Steak Night Sun $10 Waffles Function Room - fundraisers/private functions Takeaways available

Open Tues-Fri 7am-3pm Sat 8am-2pm Ph 03 307 7477 Instagram

Weedons Ross Road, Wst Melton Village Open 7 Days: Sun 9am-late, Mon-Sat 11.30-late Ph 03 421 6481

5666 West Coast Road, Springfield Open 7 Days Ph 03 318 4840

PROTOCOL Cashmere Dine at Protocol! Enjoy the delicious new spring/summer menu in the new surrounds of Protocols refurbished restaurant. Try the new $15 lunch menu available Monday - Thursday until 3pm, or dine in our sun soaked courtyard

2 Colombo Street, Cashmere Ph 03 964 2880

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FOOD FOR LIFE WITH JO SEAGAR Alpine View residents were treated to an afternoon with internationally acclaimed culinary expert, writer, TV hostess and all round expert on food Jo Seagar. Complimentary drinks and canapés and the opportunity to meet the guest speaker followed the talk. 1. Jenny Dampier, Bryan Dick, Jane Sullivan 2. Rosie Hill, Jo Seagar 3. Marcia Gordon, Jane Giddens, Lee Astle, Heather Saunders 4. Daphne & Ian Gamble, Elizabeth Smith, Bev Ayers 5. Margaret Scott, Sharon Gibb 6. Kath Bennett, Carol Pilbrough, Lorraine Logan, Rosalie Gunn Photos by Jane Wyles Photography. For copies email: Check Metropol’s Facebook for more from this event.


COSY CAFÉ Casebrook

We are famous around Canterbury as specialists in rustic home-cooked savoury and sweet foods. We have heaps of great gift ideas in our store, championing all that is local and you will not find a better wine or craft beer selection anywhere on the Peninsula.

Located on Cavendish Road, locally owned café with a wide range of homemade cabinet food, full breakfast, brunch and lunch menu available. Providing gluten free options and can cater for any other dietary requirements on request. Enjoy our hummingbird roasted coffee blend made from our experienced baristas. Open 7 days 7am – 4pm

Main Road, Little River Open 7 Days Ph 03 325 1933

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24/150 Cavendish Road, Casebrook Ph. 03 352 0412

THE BROTHERS GREEN Canterbury The Brothers Hurunui Hemp Hearts and Hemp Protein are now available in 1 kilo bags. Better yet, they come in home compostable packaging! Hemp is a plant-based source of protein rich in Omega-3, minerals, fibre and essential fatty acids. These incredibly versatile products are your new pantry staples. Shop online and check out our plant-based recipes at The Brothers Green @thebrothersgreen

Somewhere cosy The quintessential neighbourhood café, every community should have a Cosy Café. Locally owned and operated by Sam and Amy Lester, the couple celebrate their first year in the café this November.

my has a background in retail - her rapport with regulars and new customers comes naturally, while Sam has changed careers and uncovered a spectacular natural talent for cooking and baking. Full breakfast and lunch are on the menu as well as cabinet food with almost all of it created on site. “Our scones and muffins are always popular and go down perfectly with the Hummingbird coffee that we serve the way you like it,” says Amy. Sam’s favourite items are the famous Fairlie Pies. “We stock them in four flavours: Pork belly, Steak, Steak and Mushroom and Mince and Cheese,” he says. An attractive outside area is ideal for all season with its clear awnings to protect from a breeze, and ensures Cosy Café is the perfect destination if your coffee date is a furry companion. Loyal regulars are the perfect testimonial, and Amy says they are enjoying seeing the new faces at weekends plus parents getting takeaway coffees for their Saturday side-line duties. “We’d like to thank everyone that has supported us this tricky year,” says Sam.

Tandoori time! Who doesn’t love a good Chicken Vindaloo or Lamb Korma? Basically, if you have a penchant for Indian cuisine and haven’t tried The Majestic Indian Bistro and Tandoor Christchurch yet - then do it!


ocated at 9 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead, The Majestic Indian Bistro and Tandoor Christchurch is the place to satisfy your Indian culinary cravings. Whether dining in or takeaway, there is always something delicious to feast upon. For starters why not partake with some delectable Tandoori chicken wings grilled to perfection, or maybe Aloo

Tikki which combines mashed potato and paneer patties chopped with a tangy sweet tamarind mint chutney. Moving on to the mains, you are spoilt for choice, especially with GF and Vegan options on offer. The list is almost endless, with Chicken Tikka Masala, Matar Paneer, Rogan Josh, Lamb Nawabi, and a delicious lamb shank never far away. Plus, neither is a generous helping of

naan bread, in almost limitless variety of flavours. With plenty of seating, warm and friendly staff, low cost Christchurch deliveries, and open seven days, The Majestic Indian Bistro and Tandoor

Christchurch will quickly become your definitive Indian restaurant. Also, The Majestic are taking Christmas bookings for groups or families. Check out their website for more information. Metropol 15 October, 2020 73



In your kitchen

WORLD CUISINE Spring is here and summer soon. Enjoy gatherings with friends for special occasions and events. World Cuisine can do it all with dietaries inclusive catering. International cuisine with local sourced, sustainable ingredients. For your bookings contact us now at:

NATIVE THAI FOOD & CAFE Authentic Thai food and barista coffee. $10 lunch special - coffee and toasties. Mon-Wed 9am-3pm Thu-Fri 9am-8pm Sat 11am-8pm Sun Closed 88D Riccarton Road 03 3433318

HALSWELL BAKERY & CAFÉ Custom cakes for any occasion birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby shower, gender reveal etc. Orders essential. 346 Halswell Road Open 7 days Ph 322 4600 74 15 October, 2020 Metropol

GURUJI INDIAN FOODS An authentic indian supermarket with very low prices on quality dry fruits and nuts. almonds, hazel, cashew, sunflower, raisins, sultanas to name a few. 12 Bath Street, Christchurch

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


Dreamy Gorgeousness. Sunset facing with a view that’s hard to beat, ARGO Deck provides the ultimate Christmas party backdrop. Styled a little or a lot for your next event with an abundance of craft beer, grazing stations & platters to impress. Get in touch. Level 1/217 Marine Parade Ph 03 423 3170


A Bakery treasure trove at the bottom of the hill. An easy location for you to pop in and stock up on our bakery products. Delicious hand made cakes, Danish pastries, pies, sausage rolls and Underground Coffee. Catering also available. 73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph. 337 8214

FIONA’S FOOD Delicious nibbles and finger food for your next corporate event. Specialising in interesting tasty and lovely savoury food. Fiona’s offers very “real” food that has a casual rustic twist and is very well priced. Mob 027 229 5671

COUNTRY KITCHEN BAKERY Try our famous Mexican pie now. Everything you love about nachos smacked into a pie covered in crunchy corn chips & cheese. As well as our Creamy chicken range: butter / Thai / country / cranberry brie / apricot cream cheese only at Country Kitchen Bakery Redwood! 356b Main North Road, Redwood Ph. 03 352 8111

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An Indian gastronomic gem for dine in-or takeaway lunch and dinner. Pop into Pepper Bridge to make your spring season delicious. Spring happy hours from 4.30 to 6.30 everyday: You can enjoy delicious curry along with rice, naan and chilled craft beer for just $26 .

Melton Estate is a fantastic venue for your company Christmas party or corporate event. Plenty of room for formal dinners and outdoor spaces to entertain next to the vines. A new games lawn opens in November. cnr Weedons Ross & Johnson Roads West Melton. Ph 03 347 4968

Creative Food, situated on the main street in Temuka next to the Jolly Potter. Come in for a handcrafted pie, great coffee and delicious treats! 123 King Street Temuka Ph 03 615 5735 @creativefood2018 @creativefoodtemuka

300 Lincoln Rd, Shop 9, Addington Mall. Open Tues-Sat 11.30am-9pm, Sun 5-9pm Ph 03 595 0442




Oscars is your local Sockburn cafe with an emphasis on all things handmade - pies, baking, sandwiches, burgers! Check us out Mon - Sat for a full menu and cabinet options, plus every Sunday at The Works Hornby Market! @oscarsdinercafe Ph.027 310 6369 125 Main South Road

Designing beautiful, custom made cakes and cupcakes to celebrate every occasion. Each creation is one of a kind made fresh from only the best ingredients! Orders essential.

Treat your friends and family to beautiful boutique wine from Melton Estate. Visit our Cellar Door in West Melton or shop online.

THE COTTAGE PANTRY & GALLERY In addition to a great range of dried food ingredients, come and explore the attached cottage where an extensive range of British sweets, Dutch liquorice, Kiwi favourites, handmade chocolates, fudge and beautifully wrapped gifts await you. 24 Wilson Street, Geraldine 7930 or 021 109 5733

cnr Weedons Ross & Johnson Roads West Melton. Ph 03 347 4968



Food trailer Sushi and More is located in beautiful South Bay, Kaikoura Reserve next to the entrance of the Peninsula Walkway. You will find fresh dumplings, fresh fish burgers and more delicious fresh food and drinks. Open Friday to Sunday and some week days. Facebook: @SushiandMore or 027 411 9757

New summer menu at this wonderful winery. Visit Melton Estate in West Melton for a wonderful winery experience and lunch. Taste award-winning boutique wines. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, for family celebrations and corporate events. Cnr Weedons Ross & Johnson Rds, West Melton. Ph 03 347 4968 Metropol 15 October, 2020 75

Say cheese Charing Cross Cheesery was born of Sue and Guy Trafford’s desire to highlight the wonderful range of artisan cheeses made in the South Island and showcase their own range of sheep milk products.


stablished in 2012, Charing Cross Sheep Dairy produced sheep milk and diversified into

soft cheeses, feta, halloumi, fresh milk, yoghurt, marinated labneh, and gelato.

We know our



Perfect for getaways or a cute picnic at home, order your customised box today and collect from Riverside Market, 96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch. Ph: 027 312 9447 76 15 October, 2020 Metropol

An extremely enthusiastic market greeted their productions, as well as the

nutritional, environmental and welfare values that underpin their farming at Darfield, and prompted a move from stocking speciality shops, restaurants and a farmers’ market to their own space in the centrally located Riverside Market. “It suits with its emphasis on fresh and local, and we’ve added a range of products from producers milking a variety of species including sheep, goat buffalo and A2 cows,” says Sue. Stocking Kaikoura Cheeses, Wairiri Buffalo, Barry’s Bay, Emilio Festa Cheeses, Karikaas, Cranky Goat, and others, the shop provides an opportunity to talk to knowledgeable producers, sample products and learn how best to store and use them. “There are so many hardworking artisans making unique, crafted products. You can sense the love that goes into their goods”, says Sue. Open seven days, The Cheesery also sells artisan cheese-based gourmet toasties and fresh free-range eggs.


A sound summer slumber We all know there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to make us feel that much better to face the new day ahead, but as our weather starts to warm, we need to cool down our beds, both layer wise and appearance wise. WORDS CÉLINE GIBSON


winterweight duvet in the shade of hot chilli does not soothe a tired soul on a sweltering night. So, here’s the lowdown on keeping your bed stylish and your body temp down low this summer.

LIGHTEN THE LAYERS If you haven’t already, think about investing in a lighter duvet or comforter of cotton, linen, silk, or any other lightweight fabric. A lightweight bedspread in fresh colours brings an instant breezy summer feel to rooms. Try a classic white, or mix it up with summery sorbets in pale pinks, purples and cornflour blues.

FAVOURITE FIBRES Keep sheets and blankets in lighter colours too; remember, less heat is absorbed during the day with lighter colours. Layer thinner sheets and blankets to stay cooler or warmer as the temperature changes. The fabric in your sheets makes all the difference and natural options, like linen, cotton, bamboo and silk breathe and both look and feel luxurious.

THROWING SHADE Matelassé (pronounced “mat-le-SAY”) blankets, coverlets, bedspreads, and pillow shams are the perfect layer of lightweight warmth. Matelassé is made from luxurious fabrics intricately woven on jacquard looms in Portugal and Italy. To avoid waking with cold feet, (we all know what that’s like) drape a lightweight wool throw over the end of your bed to keep them warm.

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Wardrobes Kitchens & Laundries Storage Solutions Custom Made Furniture Design service available. Commercial & Retail Fitouts

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The re-upholstery renaissance If nothing else, Covid-19 has had us focus on tackling those backburner projects. Many have spruced their homes with a new paint job, and while that goes a long way to aesthetic enhancement, shabby furniture can let the whole project down. Artisan re-upholsterer McDonald and Hartshorne shares some wisdom on remedying that situation:


A SCATTER OF COLOURFUL CUSHIONS Bespoke new or re-covered cushions in a gorgeous fabric, creates a dramatic change.

And don’t neglect rips or unravelling stitches. The sooner the repair, the better the outcome.



Dress bay-windows, patio benches or caravans with new squabs, or refresh tired ones with inner padding or outer fabric for an eye-popping transformation.

A repair to framework, some woodwork stripping, repolishing and a reupholster, soon restores pieces to their original beauty.

McDonald and Hartshorne stock a large fabric range, including superb NZ leathers, leather-look vinyls (plain and textured) and vinyls in many colours. Keith Hartshorne can visit by appointment at your home, workplace or business. Free no-obligation quotes available. Send through photos for email quotes. Commercial quotes welcome, as are insurance assessments.

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

Finishing and repair work • Furniture restoration • French polishing

No job too big or small

P. 371 7500



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





Call for a free, no-obligation quote Ph: 027 558 1477 • 430 St Asaph Street, Phillipstown


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BATHROOM KITCHEN INTERIOR DESIGN BATHROOM KITCHEN INTERIOR DESIGN Come and view our latest kitchen designs at the new Kouzina showroom in Christchurch Building a new home or renovating your existing home? Armstrong Interiors collaborate and work with architects, builders and homeowners. Each project is defined by diligent attention to detail and innovative design.

Armstrong Interiors has two on-trend kitchen designs now available for viewing at Kouzina, amongst the extensive and exclusive Our experienced and highly regarded studio of award winning designers collaborate from concept design, interior range of contemporary kitchen appliances. Featuring is thisfurniture, beautifully crafted organic CAD drawings, custom joinery and selections: flooring, window treatments, wall coverings,curved styling and island, created with a pallete of green, turn key installation. We are committed to responding to our clients brief and lifestyle, creating original, authentic silver, white and black marble to compliment luxurious appliances. industrial, market style kitchen design featuring 140 and individual interiors that stand the Gaggenau test of time. Call our studio today to discussAn your next project. year old reclaimed oak beams has also been created for the showroom to showcase refined and innovative Neff appliances. (03) 356our 2636 studio @armstronginteriorsltd Call to discuss your next kitchen design project. (03) 356 2636 | | | @armstronginteriorsltd


“where quality comes first”

Project partner - Armstrong Interiors at Kouzina

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Timber triumph Timber; its versatility is unsurpassed and it is tasked with everything from keeping us warm in winter to forming the very framework from which we build our homes.


ut our love of timber is based on so much more than its aesthetic value. Of course it looks good, but it’s also strong, long-lasting, durable and easy to work with.

And, as a natural, renewable building material, it gets the sustainability tick as well. Supplying Macrocarpa, Oregon, Larch and other minor species of timber, Loburn

Sawmill is your local home for milled timber, firewood and gardening supplies, located at the end of Fletchers Road in Loburn, North Canterbury. Established in 2016 and run by fourth generation sawmiller, Matt Stuart, alongside his local team, the company specialises in beams, stress graded timber and landscaping supplies, with dry firewood also available. More recently, portable Larch cabins have proven a popular drawcard for the local business. Suitable for offices, sleepouts, additional

bedrooms and Air BnBs (with shower and toilet blocks also available), they look as good as they perform. Strong and durable, the quality solid timber cabins are manufactured at the sawmill at 32 Fletchers Road, Loburn. Loburn Sawmill takes pride in supplying quality products in bulk, but also in its ability and drive to complete custom and one-off jobs for clients. Visit the website to check out the range of products and order firewood. Phone (03) 312 8963 or email

Need more room? NZ Made Cabins


$17,500 Ph: 03 382 0677

32 Fletchers Rd Loburn Ph. 03 312 8963

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Rocking the stone look We’ve long been a fan of natural stone, after all, rocking this look gives you looks and longevity! Whether you’ve got a summer barbecue project in mind, a driveway to pave or a commercial kerbing job to undertake, there’s a stone profile to suit.


etropol caught up with Deccan Stone Director Paul Rice about paving the way in the industry.

“We’re seeing a lot of granite and what most people know as traditional cobbles for driveways,” says Paul.

“Segmental arches as opposed to straight lines are increasingly popular; offering a traditional pattern that

Premium paving and walling stone Deccan Stone provides high quality, ethically sourced natural stone paving and walling stone at competitive prices. Matched with expert advice and service, your choice won’t slip away. | Ph: Paul Rice 021 321 460

EAT YOUR GREENS Future-proofing design 100’S OF BOOKS 12 Normans Road, FOR Strowan, Christchurch COOKS Phone 355 0995

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is structurally strong and aesthetically pleasing.” There are numerous variations of stone profiles that can be utilised to get the look and feel for the job, he says. While some people love strong lines, others prefer a more handmade look: “If that’s the case, we use handcut stone.” Open by appointment only, Deccan Stone’s yard features examples of the different colours and textures and Paul can talk through colours, thickness and the best profiles for the application. A landscaper by trade, Paul started his career in London in 1990. Arriving back in New Zealand, he started up a landscaping construction business and a stone importing business – operating symbiotically. In the last two years, he’s purchased commercial land and built an office and storage facility to be able to offer retail and trade sales – though he’s still out on the tools for the better part of the day.



Uber-urban art It is the only gallery in New Zealand specialising in urban contemporary art, and with the most recognised names in the genre associated with it, Fiksate Gallery has much to be proud of.

t was the Spectrum 2015 Street Art Festival that brought husband and wife artists Jenna and Nathan Ingram together with stencil artist Clint Park (Porta) and curator and art historian Ruben Woods. They meshed so well that they rented studio space in New Brighton, which organically evolved into Fiksate Gallery. A move to the UniMed Building on Gloucester Street in 2018, and connecting with Life in Vacant Spaces, raised Fiksate’s profile, with eight exhibitions since, drawing some of the top echelon of urban artists – AskewOne, Pener, Milarky, Meep, Joel Hart, Jacob Yikes and Dcypher. When not running the gallery and custom framing service, holding workshops, such as Wednesday fortnightly sticker making classes Slapcity, or raising young son Frank, Jenna and Nathan produce their own artworks under the pseudonyms of Jen and Dr. Suits. Next up in November for this dynamic duo is an

2. exciting exhibition showcasing everything urban art – from photography to graffiti – featuring the cream of Aotearoa’s female urban artists. 1. STATIC - JOEL HART 2. CAPITANA V3” - VOXX ROMANA (PORTLAND, USA)

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Fiksate Gallery specialises in all things urban art. Our next exhibition is ‘PERSPECTIVE Women in Urban Art’. Opening November 6 at 5pm and running until November 29. 165 Gloucester Street

Change makers It’s no secret our collective attention has turned to the home this unforgettable year – so if change is on your mind, why not enquire about starting the new year with a new kitchen? Adrian Kay from Dream Doors Kitchens says renovating or refreshing the heart of the home has never been more popular.

Are you dreaming of a better kitchen? Dream Doors Kitchens specialise in facelifting your existing kitchen as well as complete new kitchens. They will work with you to give you that dream kitchen within your budget. The Dream Doors team prioritise keeping disruption to a minimum with facelifting services often completed within one or two days. | Ph: 03 338 1081 |

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e’re busier than ever,” he says. “The window to get something done before Christmas has closed, so we’re now looking at how we can help people for the New Year.” With international holidays off the cards, and many people hesitant to commit to domestic sojourns in case of a sudden Alert Level change – it’s an opportune time to make those long awaited (or newly noticed) changes. Adrian says the kitchen is a special place in the home, from cooking and sharing meals, it’s a place to gather and socialise with family and friends.

“These spaces take on an even more special meaning in summer as we embrace entertaining in the warmer weather – we all certainly deserve to share a few beers and barbecues with loved ones,” he says. Dream Doors provides a complete package for both a facelift or a bespoke kitchen design. Customers are guided through each stage of the process from concept to installation, with all elements and subtrades managed as part of the project. For more information have a browse of the website or call (03) 338 1081.

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Everything home, on show

Our homes have been on our minds more than ever before in 2020, and this weekend’s Canterbury Home Show is a one-stop-shop for the advice, inspiration and products required to enhance your abode.


ith free entry this year, locals can browse more than 100 exhibitors, chat with experts, and enjoy some food and drink. Metropol caught up with event organisers to see what attendees can expect:

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INSPIRED BY LOCKDOWN With lockdown and the associated Covid-19 travel bans, many New Zealanders are inspired to tackle those home improvement projects. Whether it’s large scale renovations, some minor cosmetic changes or upgrading our appliances – the Canterbury Home Show has everything under one roof to shop around.

FREE SEMINARS The Seminar Series offers a great range of expert sessions with topics covering; maximising your space, passive house principles, creating great outdoor spaces, as well as the always popular kitchen design, bathroom renovations and colour trend sessions. As well as Resene’s Colour Your Home space with designers on hand.


Year round living . . . We are half-way through spring already which means summer is just around the corner. Keep yourselves and your guests protected during the summer months by contacting the team at Louvre Solutions, and ensuring your outdoor entertainent area provides shade and protection from the elements. Make your place the centre of attention this summer with the perfect louvre solution. | Ph: 0275 356 286 84 15 October, 2020 Metropol

See the latest in home tech at the Samsung Hub, like the Frame television which turns into an art display when you’re not watching it. Or the Terrance TV, a weatherproof TV made to be attached to your outdoor entertainment area. As well as touch screen fridges, washing machines which send you text reminders, and more. Canterbury Home Show, Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October, Horncastle Arena

Simply a-door-able A mini mural doesn’t have to be relegated to your walls. It can be on a door, floor, ceiling, dresser or other piece of furniture – and it can even break the boundaries of a single area to spill onto another.


his otherwise neutral entryway has been injected full of personality thanks to a graphic handpainted mural on the back of the door in Resene Double Foundry, Resene Sante Fe, Resene Dust Storm and Resene Galliano.

And, just by swapping out the background in Resene Double Foundry for Resene Double Alabaster, you can create a totally different look. Another idea is to paint each side of the door in two different colourways using the same palette and pattern.

Make this simple organiser to hold all the accessories you need for your comings and goings by painting a 120cm length of wooden dowel in Resene Double Foundry. Use thick cotton string to create a hanger by wrapping and tying it around the end.

Then, tie one end of several lengths of string and evenly space them along the length of the dowel. Paint a handful of clothes pegs to match your colour scheme and use them to clip lightweight items like hats, gloves and scarves.

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Styling Laura Lynn Johnston | Photography Bryce Carleton

Mood board: Background in Resene Quarter Ironsand with A4 drawdown paint swatches (from top to bottom) in Resene Double Foundry, Resene Quarter Bianca, Resene Dust Storm, Resene Galliano and Resene Sante Fe, vases in Resene Galliano (left) and Resene Dust Storm (right), pegs in Resene Sante Fe, Resene Double Foundry and Resene Galliano and hangers in Resene Dust Storm and Resene Double Foundry.

Veronica Armstrong from Armstrong Prestige and Paul McCormick from Combined Security Solutions

Prestigious security Designing security CCTV products is a critical job and Combined Security Solutions co-director Paul McCormick doesn’t underestimate its importance.


sing the correct camera and location for the field of view required is paramount. This, together with the calculation of bandwidth along with hard disc drive storage of images

and activity detection settings, all determine the end result of an installation. A happy customer and a product that will provide evidence as and when required for years to come is the end goal.

After designing and submitting a proposal for Armstrong Prestige, the Combined Security Solutions team was tasked with installing security CCTV products with a

mixture of 8 and 20 megapixel cameras with a network video recorder. This enabled Armstrong’s authorised users to view live and recorded footage from an easy to use smart phone app, not only for the protection of this prestigious dealership’s assets, but also its staff and clients. Working through the night until 5.30am with lifters and health and safety spotters – so not as to disrupt the busy day-to-day operations of the dealership – was required and achieved with a night shift team of five Combined Security staff. Only being able to conceal security cabling within the wall cavities was a complex task but achieved with excellence. Veronica Armstrong says it was as though the system was installed when the building was built. “The CCTV system Combined Security Solutions has installed is excellent and allows us to review site activity footage as and when needed. “Combined Security was a pleasure to deal with from day one.”




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Mastering joinery Custom floating bedside tables, a beautiful oak dresser and a reworked oak bed are just some of the standout joinery created by Murray Hewitt Joinery for a recent project. Known for beautiful and concise kitchens, Murray Hewitt Joinery has showcased its versatility with a full fit out for a new home at Redmund Spur.

n-house designer Donna Weir says it was the little things which transformed the owners’ plans and brief into a cohesive and inspired design showcase. The clients, who own a tile company, wanted joinery which complimented light wood-look tiling throughout – so Donna and the Murray Hewitt team chose dark oak finishes to compliment. Custom joinery completed for the home included the entire kitchen, scullery, office, hallway, laundry, powder room, bathrooms, wardrobes, master bed, bedside tables, and dresser. “Seeing the little things come together made the job special,” says Donna. “The clients had lots of pieces in storage, like an old oak bed that we sanded down and had stained to match the bedside tables we made, and upholstered the headboard. Seeing that come back to life from something which wasn’t a favourite piece to something they love now

was special.” “Overall, the home is simplistic and stylish. It is beautifully interconnected and had beautiful views over Christchurch. Being able to do a full home fit out means we can also help add to the overall feel of a home – and this had definitely been achieved here.” Contact Murray Hewitt Joinery on (03) 343 0360 or via


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Total Food Equipment is turning 11! Owner Sandra McLay is celebrating this milestone with a birthday sale and in-store demonstrations of hero products. Pop into the Moorhouse Avenue store to see the below products in action.

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Your local Design and Build specialists At Jennian Homes Canterbury we pride ourselves on delivering the home you’ve always wanted. Our in-house Architectural Designers and New Home Consultants will help make the most of your land and lifestyle requirements. We also offer a 10 year Master Build Guarantee, our unique Jennian Homes Guaranteed Completion Promise and a 36 Months Maintenance and Warranty Guarantee.

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The mental health benefits of gardening in general have been well documented in studies; ranging from early-onset dementia to hyperactive children. The studies pinpoint the calming influence of the outdoors, the physical handling of the soil itself, and the satisfaction of growing your own food.

Persuading children to eat anything that’s remotely green and healthy is an uphill battle. However, in case we didn’t know it (!), children have mysterious thought processes and it’s been shown that they’ll happily eat something they’ve grown themselves. So start with simple easy plants like lettuce, radishes, and strawberries (the only fruit that has its seeds on the outside) and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

VERY VITAMIN-Y The benefits of vitamins are well-known, especially the efficacy of vitamin C in citrus, so that old lemon tree that still produces so vigorously may well hold the key to dealing with next winter’s colds. For all age groups vegetables are high in vitamins A and C, antioxidants, minerals, and fibre to protect against cancer and heart disease. We’re all conscious of what goes into and onto our food these days so growing your own gives certainty about sprays etc.


Growing good health

There’s plenty to love about growing your own fruit and vegetables. Terra Viva’s Peter Worsp tells Metropol about the holistic health benefits of this rewarding pastime.

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HEALTHY WALLET Growing vegetables gives you a healthy body and mind, a great sense of satisfaction - and a healthy pocket! That convenient back garden vege patch can save you big bucks, especially at this ‘in between’ season of the year.


QUICK TIPS: Herbs are quick, easy, ultra-useful, and happy in pots if space is limited. Tomatoes are still the leading summer vegetable with great flavour, good health benefits, and such a multipurpose kitchen staple. Heat, consistent watering, and feeding are the keys to success. Love fresh fruit but short of space? Any fruits or vegetables with good colour are classic health providers, including beetroot, blueberries, tomatoes, and red capsicums, and all can be grown in pots. Soil preparation is the key to growth so dig down to a spade’s depth and mix in blood and bone, a dusting of lime and sheep pellets to provide loose and fertile earthworm-attracting soil. Metropol 15 October, 2020 91

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Art show extravaganza

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It is a stellar representation from the art world’s finest taking part in the Open Weekend and Art Show on November 7 and 8 at Windsor Gallery, 386 St Asaph Street.


ith over 130 pieces in the show and over 30 artists represented, from Aotearoa to Dubai, this promises to be one of the most exciting events for lovers of art. Photographer Andris Apse; sculptors Anneke Bester and Matt Williams; and artists Joel Hart, Bruce Stilwell, Belinda Nadwie, David Woodings, Svetlana Orinko, Philip Beadle and Ivan Button (paying homage to Jackson Pollack), gives an indication

of the high calibre of artists being showcased. Whatever your taste - urban or abstract, photographic or sculptural - this art show speaks to all ages and all periods of life. For those captivated by an exhibit, be assured every artwork is for sale. Open 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday November 7 and 8. See online and Facebook below, or @windsorgallerynz on Instagram. |


Matthew Williams Monolith Blue Stone on Steel Height 1550mm at Windsor Gallery

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Dalethorpe House in Darfield is thrilled to have in store these beautiful Guinea Fowl or Pintades as they are called in France. These life- sized ceramic poultry are made of clay and hand glazed. Made in France.

Meet Tony the Sloth ($59.90), he’s chilling on the shelf at Ruby Six alongside a great selection of fun and creative gifts for little ones.

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A macramé wall hanging (like the one pictured) is something that from afar with its neutral colours appears simplistic but a closer inspection showcases the intricacies of the bohemian style goodness. Not to mention, they can easily be tailored to anyone’s design style.

Unless you are living in the Louvre your art doesn’t need to be by a famous artist. Our September 3 issue ran an article about getting creative with Resene paints. In short, paint your masterpiece yourself or enlist the help of the little ones to create some abstract artwork.


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Refined elegance at Millbrook Much of our home-grown talent is acclaimed as world class, but few can back it up to the extent that Mal Corboy of Mal Corboy Design can. Mal is a deserving finalist in the Society of British Interior Designers (SBID) international competition with his incredibly beautiful and clever kitchen design for a Millbrook home.


efined, elegant, with a masculine accent, the kitchen is created in Corian in the specialty colourway Sorrel, combined with American Walnut veneer and glass cabinetry, black

lacquer, and black copper. Corian is also used as a thin border around all the cabinetry. “I love the product,” says Mal. “You can be so innovative with it.”

The homeowner frequently entertains corporate clients, so Mal has created a spectacular scullery behind the kitchen accessed through electric doors, which houses a preparation area, twin sinks, dishwasher, oven and steam oven, and two wine fridges. To the left of the kitchen is a designated coffee bar area. Mal also designed the bathroom, where the inverted façade of the smoky grey cabinetry with Corian benchtop is a play on the views of the Cardrona Range. Both kitchen and bathroom encapsulate a simple

sophisticated look, “I am most pleased with how the contemporary interiors compliment the house, yet provide a distinctive singularity,” says Mal. KM Smith Builder brought Mal’s design to life, and Director Kerry Smith says: “The kitchen design fits the lounge and dining space perfectly. It is a generously sized kitchen with scullery, perfect because my clients entertain throughout the year.” The entire house is very highly specced, and Kerry’s clients were heavily involved in every aspect of the build. “Together with my foreman, Gary, we worked through all processes to get our clients the perfect result, and Mal was great to get along with and my joiner Coronet Woodware did a fabulous job creating the kitchen,” says Kerry. KM Smith Builder specialise in high-end homes. “This was right up there in terms of quality. I most enjoy completion stage, where we bring the home and landscape together so that when clients move in, it is perfect inside and out,” says Kerry.


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Lake front winner Alistair Madill Architects led the team responsible for the fantastic new Watersports Facility on the Lake Wanaka waterfront. The non-motorised watersports facility is designed to cater for community clubs and individuals keen on rowing, lake swimming, triathlon, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

he finished facility has received a Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architecture Southern Architecture Award for its sympathy to its surrounds combined with stimulating yet empathic choice of materials. Mostly hidden from the road by sequoia trees on a boat-free two kilometre stretch of water, the location went through a careful selection process. “The project involved significant sensitivities,” says Director and Architect Alistair Madill. “The site sits within the Wanaka Lakefront Reserves Management Plan, required a notified consent process, plus an appeal to the Environment Court. “Physical challenges included flood risk, and the protection of the roots of the two mature sequoia trees on site.” The building itself needed to appear small, yet provide storage for the rowing hulls. Alistair and his team achieved this by splitting the building into three parts. “We created visually strong elements at each end, with a ‘softer’ central

portion,” he says. The materials selected are Corten for no maintenance, and cedar for long life and low maintenance, with internal materials being hard wearing where needed. The Breen Construction Company was excited to be involved in delivering this important community asset. Enjoying the challenges, the construction team particularly appreciated the responsibility of ensuring the root systems of the sequoia trees were safeguarded. Features including the Corten cladding and the unique form of the cedar rain screens demanded attention to detail and collaboration with the consultants to achieve the aesthetic outcomes, and consideration of ongoing building maintenance. Operating in Central Otago and the Southern Lakes for over 80 years, Breen takes pride in its involvement in the development of a wide range of community facilities and diverse work through the wider Otago, North Otago and MacKenzie Basin regions.

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Engineering hospitality Kirk Roberts continues to expand the horizons of ingenuity with its Sudima Hotel project in Kaikoura. Designed and engineered by Kirk Roberts, the project was always going to be at the forefront of technology and cost effectiveness.

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he fully modular building was prefabricated in Christchurch and freighted for assembly on site. Constructed inside and out in exposed concrete representing the local pier, bridges and volcanic rock, with the white textured concrete representing local limestone rock, and natural timbers to reflect the surrounding hills and mountains. All materials are proudly Kiwi supplied. “Proving that we don’t need to go offshore, but this requires innovative, smart design and a cooperative builder like Calder Stewart,” says Chief Executive Jade Kirk. Building Information Modelling (BIM) means the project is fully modelled to every screw and bolt, meaning, “We have a high level of cost control, with our build cost significantly less than

anyone else or anywhere in New Zealand, while retaining top quality.” The hotel features 120 rooms, a gym and pool, fourstorey atrium and reception, full restaurant/bar and conference facilities, plus indoor and outdoor seating with stunning views to the north, east and west. “The best thing is the economic benefit to the region: our conservative estimate is 40,000 rooms nights per annum with the majority of visitors new to Kaikoura.” Local Runanga are a financial partner and committed to the success of the hotel, which will be the largest employer in the region with 40 to 60 staff. “We love this project; we’ve had great local feedback and we are thrilled to be a part of the success of the region.”


Alpine luxury reimagined Heritage meets modernity in a stunning, self-sustainable rebuilt Mt Cook station entered into Master Builders House of the Year 2020. The collaboration of RW Design and Lone Pine Building has resulted in a luxury homestead with uninterrupted views of Aoraki Mt Cook.

he idea for the single-level homestead came from its stunning alpine surroundings, and from a desire to use, and reuse, natural and recycled materials. “The location and dramatic landscape along with the exposure to extreme weather conditions combined with the client preference for a practical/ functional farmhouse led to the homestead style solution,” says Robin White of RW Design. The 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home is a stunning tribute to natural Aotearoa, with many local timbers, included Rimu salvaged from the original homestead, being used. Inside, a great ambience of rugged simplicity creates the perfect place to escape the stress of day-to-day activities. Outside, the vast outdoor areas are more than up to the job of playing host to your guests, not to mention the stunning 360-degree view of South Island high country. For more information on how RW Design can help with your building project visit the website or give them a call. (03) 312 2502 | |

Mt Cook masterpiece The remarkable 600sqm Mt Cook Homestead is a magnificent addition the breath-taking Aoraki Mount Cook environs.


asked with bringing RW Design’s plans to life, award-winning Tekapo to Timaru-based Lone Pine Building reused the original homestead’s Rimu as well as recycled timber beams, ceilings, door frames and skirting boards. Teams worked in four day, 50-hour blocks for 12 months to bring the masterpiece to life - including erecting framing

and roofing during a wet and windy July 2019. Locally owned and operated by qualified Master Builders, Jason Gordon and Andrew Bell, Lone Pine Building delivers quality results including being the only South Canterbury-based company to win Supreme out of 90 Canterbury homes in the 2019 Master Builder House of the Year Awards.

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Modern lakeside dream Lake Wakatipu is easily one of the most picturesque settings in the greater Queenstown area. So, having a bespoke designed modern home overlooking its waters is a dream for many. Thanks to Alessandro Quadrelli, and in collaboration with Simpson Building Ltd, the dream is now a reality.


illow House, located in Kelvin Heights, has received top honours at the recent Southern NZIA Awards. The north facing, three-storey modern home overlooks the calm waters of Lake Wakatipu. The design takes full advantage of the lake frontage while not dwarfing the surrounding homes lining Willow Terrace. The northern faรงade is the most

eye-catching part of the exterior, as it dominates all the available space on the east and west side of the 305sqm house. The house is broken into three parts and consists of an open living space with lounge, kitchen and dining area. The bedrooms upstairs are part of a metal cladded box, which sits atop two schist walls at the ground floor and a larger than normal concrete garage. For more information on this award-winning design or the build, email or check out the business online.

Steep success Wakatipu-based firm Simpson Building was the team responsible for turning the plans of AQA Alessandro Quadrelli Architetto into Willow House, the striking new build atop the steep and rocky hillside overlooking Lake Wakatipu.


egistered Master Builders and Hazard Co members, Simpson Building is led by Tim and Dayna Simpson and specialises in new residential and architectural builds. Tim works alongside you to take your ideas and dreams from concept to completion, all the while working to your

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Modernity meets tradition – and wins A modern office design within a heritage context and a dental practice with a difference has seen Dunedin and Wanaka-based architecture firm Parker Warburton Team Architects recognised in the recent 2020 Southern Architecture Awards.

he work, completed for WorkSafe New Zealand and Dunbar Wilson Dental, respectively, has been recognised in the esteemed Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) awards with double honours for interior architecture. At WorkSafe Dunedin, the firm transformed the interiors of the 130-yearold John Colours Ltd building using a series of installed boxed which slid below existing beam heights. Meeting rooms and social spaces can close for privacy and fully open up to the main space, creating a flexible floor plan which can adapt to both day-to-day use and larger gatherings. High security requirements were necessary and carefully integrated to achieve a safe yet welcoming experience. Dunbar Wilson Dental embodies a departure from a traditional clinical space. Existing exposed brickwork and polished concrete were added to with glazed partitions and bespoke joinery, all within an ergonomic configuration to allowed for the work of both dentists and dental assistants. Carefully chosen light fittings, furniture and the client’s artwork achieved the unique feeling of a boutique dental practice. With over 40 years developing unique skills in designing residential, institutional and commercial buildings in Otago and nationwide, it is little wonder Parker Warburton Team Architects were able to deliver such results.

Trusted builds down south When it comes to top-of-the-line building down south, Steve Mowat Building is the cream of the crop. Whether it be residential, commercial or farm builds, additions, repairs and maintenance or alterations, Master Builder Steve Mowat and his team can handle any project, big or small. You can even take advantage of their design and build option for your new home. Covering the Otago region, they have the knowledge and experience for all your building requirements in the south. | Ph: 021 227 8877

Listening to your needs is the key “Flow, and plenty of useable bench-top space” is how Master Joiner John Peddie of JP Quality Kitchens describes his ideal kitchen. Servicing all of Otago, JP Quality Kitchens manufacture all joinery from the front door through any room in the house, as well as full commercial fit-outs and even outdoor furniture. John prides himself on honesty and delivering on time, personally working with clients, interior designers and architects to achieve results worth showing off. Ph: 021 474 300 | Metropol 15 October, 2020 99




The Ultimate VW Challenge: Tiguan vs T-Cross R-Line

Here is the challenge: you’re loading up for a weekend trip with three women to go to Maruia Springs. You’ve got pillows, blankets, makeup bags, bags for shoes, bags WORDS NICHOLAS HENARE for clothes, bags for swimming…basically everything bags.

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hey have had time to prep so it’s my job - while they have a few wines - to fill the Volkswagen Tiguan from Miles Continental, like a real-life Tetris video game. Luckily for me, the 1395cc Tiguan TSI Comfortline 2WD has plenty of boot space for its $41,385 price tag. The rear tailgate opener also comes in handy. On the road, the cabin space up front is amazingly comfortable and drive wise it handles beautifully – you wouldn’t even notice all the gear loaded up. The 8-inch touch glass screen display with Apple CarPlay is making it easy for the girls to flick between Spice Girls and Beyoncé with the easyaccess USB for charging. It felt gentle to drive and comfortable over a long distance, the lane assist was there but not full on like some brands, and the climate control air conditioning worked impressively well. With parallel park assist, a five-year 150,000km warranty and 17-inch Tulsa alloys making it look pretty, it has all the bells and whistles. Before we got to Maruia for a beautiful platter (Tom Tulk is an exceptional chef) the girls wanted to

boxier in shape with the R-Line having a funkier bumper system than the standard. Now, the audio system is almost identical and what surprised me was the boy’s choice in sound was identical to the girls. With everything packed up, there seemed like more available room in the T-Cross than the Tiguan, but the boys did pack a bit lighter. On the open road it handled well. Which was better? They are almost the same price, they almost have the same features, they performed almost identically. At the end of the day I think it’s going to come down to personal choice. I guess you must test drive it for yourself at Miles Continental.

visit Reefton Distillery to try the Little Biddy gin tasting. Now, this is quite a journey with some windy turns and uphill grades. The Tiguan handled it beautifully, an incredibly smooth drive with the suspension perfectly in tune with the road. Back at Maruia, we parked up next to the pools and relaxed after a good five-odd hour drive. Now here’s the tricky part: repeating the experience but with three teenagers in the Volkswagen T-Cross R-Line. The T-Cross R-Line starts at $43,490, is a 4-cylinder inline turbo at 110kW and 250Nm front wheel drive 7-speed. The exterior is a little


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When I picked up the Mercedes EQC 4matic from Armstrong Mercedes the only thing that rattled my head was that name, EQC. Something that, when I posted on Instagram, I got a few messages about.

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ut as this beautiful machine glided out onto the motorway and I placed my foot on the brushed alloy AMG accelerator, all bad reminders were left 5.1 seconds behind me as this beautifully lined, refined electric vehicle took off. I had Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy pumping through the 13-speaker, nine-channel, 590w Burmester surround sound system with the interior AMG lighting system turning to a cool blue. Gripping the multi-function Nappa leather sports steering wheel, that gnarly little smile crept onto my face and I knew I was in for a great day on the road. Being fully electric, the EQC has a range of 354km, with the emergency AC-DC adapter for a backup option. The electricity on a low output standard house plug just does not have the juice to power the battery fast enough if you are exceeding, like me, 80km a day. You can recharge at stations around the city, but I highly recommend you install the Wallbox charging system. This is a stunning electric vehicle: a 300kw duel electric engine 0 to 100km on 5.1 (but it feels much faster than that), 4Matic all-wheel drive, 760Nm torque – all with a base price of $142,000. I was going to write shocking to be funny but that would make it sound

bad, and it is not in any way at all. My model had some up-spec roller sun blinds and 21-inch multi-spoke wheels. The multi-spoke wheels are a total stunner as was the diamond white paint job. Now it’s not often an up-spec spins my wheels, forgive the pun, but it really does give a bespoke look to an already outstanding vehicle. Back to back with the standard model there is quite a different look to it and damn it, it is sexier. I took my friend Lisa out to get a woman’s perspective on it. After a lovely lunch at Botanic we took a leisurely drive. Afterward I asked her what she thought. The verdict? “Luxurious with impressive lighting and super sexy rose gold air vents, girls love that.” She went on to wax lyrical: “A gorgeous car, great lines. I absolutely loved it and it’s the first car I’ve been in, in ages, that I would really like to own.” Believe me, this woman knows what she wants so this is a five-star rating. It gets a five-star from me with the reminder that you must install the Wallbox home charging system. If you’re making a choice on electric vehicles this year, please finish with the Mercedes EQC 4matic. It is an electrifying vehicle. Badumdum.




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After nine years, we have a new Toyota Yaris. The first of Toyota’s new TNGA “B” Platform, and it happens to be rather nice.


s far as looks go, the Yaris is more rakish and aggressive than its predecessor, with a gaping whale shark-esque grill and frowning headlights, it certainly looks like this urban supermini wants to be a sports car. It also sits 10mm lower and the wheelbase is longer by 40mm. My test car was the base GX petrol priced at $25,990. Under the bonnet sits an all-new 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine producing 88kW of grunt and 145Nm of torque.

Transmission comes in the form of a rather slick CVT. Fuel consumption is also rated at a decent 4.9L/100km. The new Yaris gets a fair amount of kit as is standard, such as dynamic radar cruise control, active lane keep assist, eight air bags, and a new Pre-Collision System. The latter works by alerting the driver of crossing pedestrians or cyclists at hard-to-see intersections. The cockpit itself is a mixture of durable

plastics and funky design touches. The driving position is low and comfortable, while visibility is decent all round. My only gripe was slightly intrusive A-pillars. On the move, the three-pot engine is incredibly refined throughout the rev range, and when you select PWR mode, a firm foot can bring the horizon closer at a brisker rate than first expected. The Yaris GX has certainly raised its game and proved the old warrior has plenty of life left in it.

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When it comes to taking care of your German car, look no further than KBL Automotive. KBL, formerly Kevin Burt Ltd, really is the definitive one stop shop for your Mercedes, BMW, Audi or Volkswagen.

to suit your European car. KBL also have a full complement of specialist factory tools to undertake a wide variety of services. Also, a classic Mercedes is always welcome, with many owners of classic Mercedes models throughout the South Island choosing KBL as their garage of choice. So, if your rare SL280 Pagoda, or 500 SEC needs a service or touch up, KBL can give your pride


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A model makeover The Honda CRV has been with us for many a moon, and for many SUV owners, it remains a crowd favourite. The CRV has been given an automotive nip and tuck for 2021, so what exactly has changed? WORDS BEN SELBY

ell the outside benefits from a few styling tweaks, such as a redesigned front and rear lip, European style exhausts and new look 18-inch alloys. Grunt for all models comes from a 1.5L turbocharged VTEC fourcylinder engine with 140kW/240Nm mated to Honda’s CVT transmission. It is quite a refined power unit, and pulls strongly above 2,000rpm. The range starts at $39,990 for the CRV Touring and tops out at the $51,790 CRV AWD Sport Premium. However, the level of kit you get as standard is quite impressive. Hands Free Electric Tailgate, intelligent dual zone climate control, advanced display audio with 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Garmin Sat Nav, LED daytime running lights, parking sensors front and rear, reversing camera and lane watch camera. Honda’s sensing safety gizmos also come as standard across the range. The Sport Premium, my test car, gets AWD, leather trim, and 19-inch sports alloys. The Sport and Sport Premium also get wireless charging for the first time, too. The CRV manages to still drive very nicely, although it is most at home commuting or motorway cruising. All in all, these little tweaks have transformed the CRV from a decent SUV, into a very desirable package.



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2013 Range Rover Vogue V8 Supercharged Autobiography 2014MY, Top spec Autobiography model travelled only 26,000kms!, 510HP V8 Supercharged, Fully optioned with- 22” Turbine Sports Alloys, Electric Running Boards, Luxury Woodgrain, Adaptive Radar Cruise Control with Queue Assist, Heated/Cooled/Massage Seats, LED Lighting, Heated Steering Wheel, Ambient Lighting, Self-Parking, 360 Cameras, Dual View Screen, Cooler Box, Autobiography embossed Logos in Leather, Rear DVD Screens, Keyless entry/start, Digital TV, Full Leather headlining and much more!. The leader of the pack when it comes to Luxury 4WDs.

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