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Ending on a high note Award-winning Canterbury performer Ali Harper is not letting a year of pandemic postponements stop her. She is determined to end the year on a high note by performing two shows in December.


he first show, Christmas Joy will be held on December 5, followed by four performances of The Look of Love on December 17 to 19. Both shows will be performed at The Piano. In previous years, her Christmas concerts have sold out – and she promises 2020 will be better than before as she shares the stage with special guest and much-loved violinist Fiona Pears, Connor Hartley-Hall on guitar and 70 glorious voices from the Cobham Intermediate School Chorale all led by Musical Director and pianist Andy Manning. “I adore this time of year and this year’s Christmas is focusing on love and gratitude,”

she says. “The fragility of life has shown up for all of us this year. By creating a little bit of magic and lightening hearts through the beauty of music is what I think we all need at this time.” Then it’s third time lucky for The Look Of Love - a musical feast for the heart and soul via the full spectrum of Burt Bacharach’s hit songs with muysical arranger Tom Rainey. “Before lockdown Tom and I were able to record and release The Look of Love album and debut the show at Nelson’s Theatre Royal,” says Ali. “Then our Christchurch dates had to be postponed due to Covid-19, not once but

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twice - but the upside is the songs resonate even more now with all that everyone has been have been through this year.” The Look Of Love, captures the intimate Manhattan cabaret club vibe to transport you back through the ages, the ‘50s to the ‘80s, celebrating a long line of Bacharach muses, from Marlene Dietrich to Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick to Aretha Franklin and Cilla Black. “Burt’s melodies are utterly gorgeous, timeless and abundantly beautiful whether they are about heartache or hope. I can’t think of a better way to uplift us into Christmas,” she says.

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“I My hope is that Baby Done surprises and delights audiences, pushing their limit of what’s acceptable for a pregnant woman to do. I was not a well-behaved pregnant woman, and this is not a well-behaved film.

was terrified of becoming a mum and losing myself so tried to live nine months like it was my last,” she laughs about unexpectedly falling pregnant with Matilda – now four – while living in Melbourne. While some find comfort in a large tub of ice cream and others start nesting, Sophie wrote a script! Now, another whole baby later, that script is playing out across cinemas throughout the country. Baby Done stars Kiwi comedian Rose Matafeo opposite Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis and was executive produced by none other than Taika Waititi. Like the little people that inspired the storyline, the film too was a joint effort, with Sophie’s husband Curtis Vowell directing. The stellar line-up of supporting cast includes Madeleine Sami and Emily Barclay. You know the movies where the lead characters fall in love, get married, get pregnant and it’s smooth sailing from there on in? Baby Done is nothing like that. “My hope is that Baby Done surprises

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and delights audiences, pushing their limit of what’s acceptable for a pregnant woman to do,” Sophie says. “I was not a well-behaved pregnant woman, and this is not a well-behaved film.” Greenlit when Sophie was pregnant with number two (Silvie, now two-yearsold), Baby Done is a “warm-hearted, edgy and comedic take on an old problem in new times”. “We were excited to have a baby,” husband Curtis says. “But we were also completely and utterly unprepared. The unknown of how we were going to prepare for a child and what impact it would have on our lives began to sink in and we basically freaked out!” Their experience of impending parenthood was “a comedy with a quiet streak of despair,” Curtis laughs. “We promise not all of Baby Done is about us, but we relate to the self-denial that comes with growing up and the feeling that you might lose yourself when you turn into a mum and dad. And like Zoe, Sophie thinks she can do anything pregnant!” We think she probably can, based on the simple fact she has just brought a film to fruition, while juggling not just one, but two little “life changers”. Written over more than two years, the film was then shot over six weeks in April 2019 before heading into post-production for a year – then of course Covid-19 held up the release. There’s not a lot of time for rest yet either, with other projects in the works for Sophie (including a film called Workmates about her time working at Auckland’s Basement Theatre) and Baby Done set to be released in the UK and US in January. While the storyline was written to put her concerns about the possibility of losing part of herself when she became someone’s mum, its production actually gave Sophie a special part of herself to cling onto. “I’m not gonna lie, it was really hard work,” she says of making a film with little people underfoot. “Part of writing the film was to prove to myself that I could still fulfil my dreams as a filmmaker. I felt like I was running out of time to do these things and didn’t want to lose my old self. But those irrational fears come true in the first year; you do lose your sense of self and I was really holding onto this film to hold onto that. “I also wouldn’t recommend making a film with a two-year-old and a threemonth-old,” she laughs. But much like parenting itself, the hard work of creating a world from your imagination is worth every single sleepless night. “It brings me absolute joy,” Sophie says. “You fall in love with the characters, you want to do whatever it takes to look after them and you just don’t want it to end.”

POINTE Christchurch-raised ballet dancer, Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson, has returned from ten years dancing in the US due to Covid-19 and taken up a position with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. He tells Morgan Tait what it’s like to be a performer amidst a pandemic.


he biggest way that Covid-19 has affected me is that it has brought me home. It has always been hard to be away from my family, so once Covid-19 hit I got on a plane to come back very quickly. “The impact of losing shows this year has been really hard. I joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet for the rescheduled season of Venus Rising. The show was ready to open. It was gut-wrenching to have it cancelled and slip from our grasp like that. Some of the dancers had been working

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on it for nine months. “A ballet can quickly become a part of you. When you learn a ballet you spend 40 hours a week working on it, and often take it home with you to study at night, you condition your body to be ready for the most difficult steps — it becomes your world. “There’s also a really big physical and emotional release you get when you finally open a show, it’s like the dance has been bottled up inside you for months and then you finally share it with an audience and

the experience is no longer just yours, it’s electric. It is funny because I usually forget the steps of many ballets soon after we finish performing them, but with Venus Rising, I still feel like I could do that program right now if I was asked to perform it tonight. It’s unfinished business. “It’s my fourth time performing the iconic ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, and each time I’ve gotten to tackle different roles, so it is fun to keep coming back to it from different angles.”


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Music is a safe space for Christchurch-based singer-songwriter, Analise Twemlow, who doesn’t experience the involuntary tics caused by Tourette’s syndrome when she sings and performs. Metropol catches up with the talented teen about the release of her first single, which is raising money to support others with Tourette’s and came about under the mentorship of Kiwi musician, Tiki Taane.



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I love performing, it’s my favourite thing ever and I actually feel proud of myself, as I sing, so it’s a good feeling. When I play music and when I sing, I don’t really tic at all so it’s just that kind of safe space and when I play, I just feel relaxed.


nalise’s single, Made in New Zealand, was made in lockdown. With the help of her mentor, high profile New Zealand musician and producer, Tiki Taane, the 15-year-old used the time and space to write and record the song about Aotearoa’s efforts to stamp out Covid-19. “I actually really enjoyed lockdown, I went for walks and I was really productive. I made lots of music,” she says. Released last month, the pandemic prompted piece – which even features a cameo of Dr Ashley Bloomfield in its video – will donate all royalties to the Tourette’s Association of New Zealand (TANZ). The Christchurch-based organisation was founded by Analise’s mother, Robyn, to support those with the complex condition and their families, as well as educating the wider community. “I was really proud of New Zealand,” says Analise. “We’ve overcome

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earthquakes, fires and Covid-19, and look at us now, we’re doing great.” Although lockdown allowed Analise to spend lots of time listening to and making music, the uncertain period triggered the involuntary movements and noises caused by the disorder. Diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome at nine, Analise says she has a love-hate relationship with it. “It’s not like anything that people see on TV or social media, there is so much more to Tourette’s than what people say. It’s not just swearing at all. It’s like you don’t have control over your body.” Analise is passionate about helping people with Tourette’s and educating others so children do not grow up with the same misconceptions she experienced – and she wants to use her music to help do so. “If I work with music, I also want to work with mental health and Tourette’s,” says the Hagley School of Music student who picked up a guitar for the first time at the age of seven. “I love performing, it’s my favourite thing ever and I actually feel proud of myself, as I sing, so it’s a good feeling. “When I play music and when I sing, I don’t really tic at all so it’s just that kind of safe space and when I play, I just feel relaxed.” Amid a pandemic, charitable donations are harder to come by, so Analise’s single will raise money for TANZ’s annual Camp Twitch. And, if possible, allow for two camps to happen in 2021. It was attending the camp where Analise met four of her best friends, who now form the band, The Lunatics. Robyn says she started TANZ after Analise’s diagnosis revealed a lack of information about the disorder here. Camp Twitch is a special priority. “It’s a safe place for them and no one’s judging them. It’s a place where they are ‘normal’ for a whole week, and that’s just what they need, they just need that support.” Listen to Made in New Zealand at, or make a donation to TANZ at

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You not only looked phenomenal at Cup Day, but you were a judge for the fashion competition at the New Zealand Cup Meeting on Saturday. In your opinion, what makes a winning race day outfit? One word – effort. It’s about that perfect recipe of dress or separates, hats and accessories. I always admire the time, energy and often, money, people put into their race day fashion to achieve a polished look. What trends or new looks did you see coming through this year, and why did those stand out for you? Every year hats are getting bolder and bigger: Fascinators are now taking a back seat and almost look wimpy compared to the large hats and highly decorated headbands. I thought Covid-19 may see a quietening of race day fashion, but I think the reverse happened everyone went all out!

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com. I am so happy to be in Rangiora, it has been wonderful working from a smaller town, and the people are so welcoming. How would you describe your personal style? My personal style is all about prints, I often complain that my own wardrobe has so much action and not enough quiet! I am a total magpie in that I love anything sparkly, bright and printed. We’re at the start line of summer. What are some of the seasonal styles you’re observing, or predicting, we will see for summer 2020/2021? I continue to be surprised as to how animal print continues its reign every year and this summer is no different, but with cheetah and right through into accessories and scarves as well. I am also seeing a lot of white coming through. A top to toe white look can be so fresh for the festive season. As we mature, our tastes and personal preferences evolve, too, but there have long been conflicting stereotypes around women dressing “too young” or “too frumpy”. What is your advice for women to help them embrace new stages of life, without losing their style? The only thing we really need to consider as we age is very short hemlines and cleavage. Other than that, I think women don’t need to be too worried about dressing their age. I have sold some of our most flamboyant looks to women over 70. It’s about having a level of confidence to own it and not apologise. Confidence when it comes to fashion is half the battle. If you have the confidence, I say own it! What is your go-to style tip for anyone, whether they are already a fashionista or someone looking to evolve their wardrobe? Buy the dress, but own the look!

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You looked incredible! Describe your raceday outfit – from hat to toe and what inspired the look? Thank you! Cup Week is such a wonderful opportunity to dress up, and this year was no exception! Dame Trelise Cooper made me my dress, and we were so happy with the results its been added to the Trelise Cooper holiday collection in two colours, which we will be selling in-store and online. My hat was designed by Sydney milliner, Neil Grigg, to match the dress.

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Hallelujah! For 30 years Christchurch City Choir (CCC) has enchanted audiences with its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, and following a year of disruption, this exultant masterpiece returns to the stage – with the presence of some returned overseas talent. NZ based soprano, Anna Pierard, and mezzo-soprano, Catrin Johnsson, will perform alongside overseas based tenor, Oliver Sewell, and bass-baritone, Paul Whelan, who have both returned home due to Covid-19 restrictions. These four internationally renowned soloists will sing

with the 100-voice choir (including members of the Christchurch Youth Choir), and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO), under the baton of Dr John Linker. The history of CCC is 125 years strong, culminating in the 1990 merger of the Christchurch Harmonic Society and the Royal

Christchurch Music Society. Paul Whelan’s CCC association goes way back. His mother toured Europe with the Christchurch Harmonic Society when Paul was a baby. “CCC has been going for a long time; it’s provided a strong sense of community and friendships. Choirs are so good for health – to make harmony with other people is a fantastic thing. For audiences, a choir going full blast, especially something like Messiah, it’s a deeply visceral experience.” Some of the biggest names in New Zealand music have performed with CCC, including Dame Malvina Major, the Choir’s Patron, Simon O’Neill and CCC’s first conductor, Brian Law. Board member Jo Dodgshun joined the choir in 1972. She

remembers when Brian Law took over the choir 30 years ago. “One of the attractions in taking on the role was his being able to conduct at the Town Hall; Brian’s first concert there was Messiah.” Jo says planning the performance programme through 2021 and beyond is nearing completion and there’s much to look forward to. “What I love about CCC is that it gets to tackle big symphonic works with the full choir and orchestra. We do incredible concerts, like the Proms with the CSO…and to be singing Messiah in our beautiful Town Hall again… that’s absolutely wonderful!” Handel’s Messiah, 7.30pm, Saturday December 12 at the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall.

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The perfect mix of scenery al fresco dining and your favourite drinks A licensed venue with selection of craft beers, variety of ciders, tap beers and wide range of wine collection. Open 7 days a week.

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ADVENTURE Experience the pure New Zealand high country on a jeep tour and witness the beautiful jaw dropping scenery right at our back door. Choose one of our packages with or without lunch or ask about our Cycleway Transport to enjoy the magical views on your cycle. Chisholm Crescent Hanmer Springs I Ph. 027 591 1832


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Centrally located in the Heart of the Village - yet so quiet and relaxing. Mid-week SPECIALS now available. Check out our website or call us direct

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Holistic, healthy Hanmer WORDS TRACEY EDWARDES

Simply escaping from the craziness of the city is holistically beneficial for us, so Hanmer must be a wellness bundle with bells on! Even driving through serene Waipara valley, on route to the heavenly haven, renews and relaxes all the senses.


e can’t take a pilgrimage to famed spa sanctuaries of the world just now, but Hanmer offers very comparable health and happiness benefits to lure us – world class in fact. It’s the alpine air, therapeutic hot springs, peace and a woodland abundance of exotic trees such as Norwegian Spruce and black pine. Simply breathing in that Christmaslike scent is beneficial. Add a spa treatment or therapeutic massage to unwind the stress clock, then nourish with healthy local cuisine. Back to Roman times people bathed in mineralrich thermal waters for wellness. Hanmer Springs

Thermal Pools and Spa is born from rainwater seeped deep into the mountain rock, and drawn up to create rich therapeutic mineral pools. A soak will soothe aching bones and many an ailment. The slightly higher altitude of 358m encourages beneficial deep breathing of fresh alpine air for those who stroll or cycle through this North Canterbury hot spot. It has also been smoking and vaping-free since 2018. Whether you’re heading for an overnight (or multiple) or a day trip – a soujourn to Hanmer could be the holistic, healthy escape you need to see out the year, or in the new one.

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Estate of mind


2 pre-Christmas dinner dates available 8th & 11th December. Great for staff or family groups. Email us for details: Ph. 027 5544 056 Enjoy some West Coast


in our al-fresco garden

Our customers can’t stop posting compliments about our Cafe! BETHANY HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Canterbury is an amazing place, in that all it takes is a short drive in any direction and you end up in some of the most beautiful places. Amuri Estate in Hanmer Springs is one of those places.


he beautiful retreat is just under two hours away from the Christchurch city centre but at the same time feels like a whole world away. The venue caters for a variety of events which run alongside its luxury lodge accommodation. Metropol caught up with Vanessa Orr to find out upcoming events that are likely to draw you out to the high country. CHRISTMAS DINNER Amuri invites you to a night of good food, music and even a prize for the best Christmas joke (all Dad jokes welcome).

The event takes place December 11 – and there’s a ticket with your name on it at the Amuri Estate website, or via phone booking. HONOUR FESTIVAL Haven’t got your ticket yet? Relax! No seriously, relax. This inaugural yoga event is taking place on February 27 and promises a day of yoga, speakers, music, artisan demonstrations and vendors. If there’s ever been time to get zen, it’s now! For more information or to book, phone 027 5544 056 or email

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Home to some of the finest artwork in the South Island from over 50 New Zealand artists, including paintings, pottery wood turning, jewellery glassware, sculptures & ceramics.

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Feline friends indeed Visiting a vet can be stressful for our feline friends, which can put owners off taking them. One local clinic, Ourvets, has received global recognition for its attention to cat care and wellbeing to ensure a stress-free visit, every time.


urvets has achieved accreditation as a Cat Friendly Clinic to recognise its high standard of care which promotes wellbeing for all cats visiting or being hospitalised in its veterinary clinic. The global programme is developed by the International Society of Feline Medicine, the veterinary division of leading feline charity International Cat Care. Ourvets Riccarton Team Leader Catherine Daniel says the accreditation reinforces the team’s dedication to caring for

their cat clientele – and ensuring each visit is as stress-free as possible. “The criteria includes having separate dog and cat waiting areas, feline-friendly hospitalisation cages, and veterinary equipment specifically for treating cats,” she says. “It also recognises our approach to handling cats sensitively and respectfully, as well as staying up to date with the latest knowledge of feline medicine.” Under the programme, a clinic must prove rigorous adherence

to a set of criteria including provision of facilities and demonstration of staff activities and attitudes aimed at reducing stress in cats, both as in-patients and out-patients. “We always want to make sure a trip to our clinic is as stress-free an experience as possible for our cat patients and their owners. By undertaking Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation, we’ve committed to delivering high standards of cat care, with compassion and expertise.” Ourvets has clinics in St

Albans, Halswell, Parklands and Riccarton, which cater for all animals – not just cats. Ourvets has one of the South Island’s only veterinary CT scanners, as well as digital radiography, ultrasonography, in-house diagnostics and a team of highly experienced and dedicated vets and veterinary nurses across animal medicine, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries and oncology. Plus two luxurious catteries – a must-book for the pending festive season.

Happy pets, happy vets Ourvets understand the special role your pet plays in your family and we are dedicated to providing them with excellent care.

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St Albans: 03 355 6747 | Parklands: 03 383 2233 | Riccarton/Ilam: 03 348 4885 | Halswell: 03 322 8331

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No summer wardrobe would be complete without some linen. The heroic natural fibre breathes with you on hot summer days, making it the ideal companion for a trip to the beach, farmer’s market – or even a day at the office.

Micro floral patterns *chef’s kiss*. Ruby Bounty Linen Skirt

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Makeover your makeup WORDS JESS MURRAY

So, you’ve spring cleaned your home, re-organised your wardrobe and sorted your summer skincare – but it might also be time to declutter your makeup bag. We look at what to keep, what to chuck (and when), and what to add.


f you’re a lover of makeup, chances are that you have more than one type of mascara, lipstick and any other beauty product in your makeup draw. And if so, there is an even higher chance your makeup mountain is looking a bit cluttered. Which is all very well (a

lady’s got to have options), but besides the obvious hygiene reasons – makeup’s expiration date can impact its performance. And no one has time for that. Not to mention the catharsis of a good, oldfashioned clean out. Here are our tips for keeping your cosmetics under control.





Look for the use-by symbol. This resembles a wee opened jar icon and should have a time like either 3M, 6M, 12M, 24M or 36M inside. Yes, the M means months!

Have a product that looked cool in the packet but didn’t work that well for you? Throw it away or donate it, there is no point hanging on to something you are not going to use.







Investing in a YouTube-worthy makeup storage system doesn’t absolve you: too much (or unnecessary) stuff, is too much stuff. Instead, find your product faithfuls, and stick with ‘em.

When collating your arsenal of makeup bag heroes consider; concealer, foundation, a smudge-proof mascara, neutral lipstick and a basic blush. Then, build in a primer, setting spray, highlighter and one heroic palette.

Don’t send your pre-loved products straight to landfill. TerraCycle offers a makeup and skincare packaging recycling scheme, as do some brands. Unopened, nonexpired goods can also be donated to Women’s Refuge or Dress for Success.

Handy tip: De-cluttering is good but so is regularly cleaning the products you hold onto. Experts say a couple of times a month, whilst others say every seven to 10 days. It just depends how frequently you use them.

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Oroton Leather Short in Deep Latte

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Hej Hej Oh Ni Hao Shorts in White


Hyped as one of the biggest trends for summer and its flanking seasons, the boxy Bermuda short has certainly made its presence known in sartorial circles of late. From luxe linen and silk to more structured suiting and leather – these high waisted, lower thigh grazing numbers are flattering, multi-purpose trouser shorts to see you through summer, and beyond.



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1. Sophie Divett Jewellery, a gemstone encrusted gold ring is edgy summer elegance, Attis Ring 9ct yellow gold with Australian sapphires, 2. ECCO Shoes, strap into summer with sandals in on-trend colours which can be dressed up or down, ECCO Women’s Flowt Sandal, 3. The Fitting Room, celebrate summer with a fun, bright and perfect fitted swimsuit, Freya Bali Bay Bralette Bikini Top and High Waist Briefs, 4. MVR Tailoring, make a statement in a tailored jacket in the farbic of your choice, custom denim blazer, 5. Untouched World, sustainable summer knits pair perfectly with luxurious linen, Sanctuary Singlet and Wide Linen Pants, 6. Rangiora Shoe Lines, sparkle into summer with the perfect sneaker for the party season from Pinto Di Blu.

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A Christmas treat(ment)

For all the joy a festive season spent with loved ones brings, it also carries its fair share of stress. Book your pre-Christmas beauty treatments at Beckenham Beauty and Medi Spa and feel ready to face whatever the rest of 2020 brings.


he Colombo Street spa is an innercity sanctuary, offering a suite of treatments from relaxing massages to therapeutic facials, manicures and pedicures, and hair removal and cosmetic treatments. Owner Prue Macdonald says the new Diode Laser is making waves with clients seeking hair removal. The Diode Laser – which is only available in a few salons across the country - works on more hair colours and skin types than other lasers used for traditional IPL and has a cooling tip for increased comfort. She says dermal planing – which removes final facial hair to give a smoother appearance – is also very

popular and is currently being offered half price with every facial booked. “We also have beautiful spa packages which make the perfect gift for Christmas – even if that gift is to yourself,” says Prue. “Not to mention our no-appointment necessary nail bar; a quick mani or pedi (or both) is a delicious pick me up to brighten your mood, and your look!” Clients at the spa will be treated with Image products, a range of high-potency results-driven skincare that comes from the United States, to rejuvenate skin. For more information or to book, phone (03) 331 6133 or visit the website.

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Size 8 - 26 Shop on line or call in store next time you visit Dunedin Ph: 022 387 0639 King Edward St, South Dunedin

A summer stunner As more and more clothing manufacturers worldwide are stepping up to planet responsibility, it’s heartening to see producers of swimwear are contributing significantly to issues around environment.


eborah Lewthwaite, owner of bra specialist boutique The Fitting Room, says many of the swimwear brands in-store are developing a range of swimsuits of recycled origin. “We see swimsuits that have been made from fishnets, while others, such as all of the Zoggs range, are made from recycled plastic,” she says. Another big and necessary advancement is swimwear made of fabric with higher resistance to chlorine; no longer need we face the depressing sight of a much loved but also much perished swimsuit.

The Fitting Room specialises in fuller cup bras (sizes C to K), and swimwear, such as Jantzen, Sunseeker, Seafolly and Freya, also come in fuller cups. For a welcoming, private, one-onone consultation, Deborah recommends booking an appointment online. With two locations, Fendalton and Sydenham (the latter has great behindstore parking), make this a stunner summer in something fabulous from The Fitting Room…and while you’re there, why not gift the girlfriends a Christmas voucher? They’ll love you for it! JEWELLERY | |




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Gorgeous gems, unusual pearls, all individually selected by Marion. Stunning Sterling Silver necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings and earrings, all hand made. Timeless, ageless, elegant and at amazing prices.


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Dentures : Implants : Veneers Anna, 72, had Lovebite’s Oral Lift level of treatment and is thrilled with the result Richard has achieved for her.

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Get in early! Don’t Forget our LOYALTY CARD Every 8th Haircut is FREE!

For your Christmas haircut

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Organising your Christmas ‘do For a year which seemed to crawl by, the end of it has certainly snuck up! Which means it’s almost time to relax into the holiday season, but first – your hair! It’s that time to ensure your ‘do is looking fresh for the festive season.


reating fantastic, stylish results, while keeping prices affordable, is always the goal at local salon, Haircuts for Haircuts, which has been producing haircuts for everyone from pre-schoolers to pensioners – and all ages in between – for more than 30 years. Owner and operator Michelle Butterfield says the friendly and experienced staff, who are all fully qualified hair stylists, have been receiving excellent results with the Nak range of vegan and cruelty-free styling and finished products. Sulphate and paraben-free Nak products include shampoo, conditioner, styling products and hair and scalp treatments. Which not only help ensure Haircuts for Haircuts excellent in-salon results, but make great Christmas gifts, too. Open seven days a week, no appointment is necessary at the Bush Inn or South City branches, however clients can opt to wait for their preferred stylist. Michelle encourages clients to take advantage of the loyalty system where every eighth haircut is free, as well as pensioner and student discounts. The salon is also having a Black Friday special, November 27, with $10 clipper cuts all day (normally $15). Find Haircuts for Haircuts at the Bush Inn Centre, phone (03) 348 7008 or South City Centre (03) 366 0619.

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

Natural Bath Bombs

Shhh - don’t tell my secret

Our collection of natural Bath Bombs are all about taking a moment of peace and tranquility. Created using natural essential oils for their aromatherapy benefits along with detoxifying clays, natural earth minerals and salts to soften skin and revive tired muscles.

How do I keep my hair blonde? There’s a NAK to it. Mondo Black the blonde specialists

Mondo Black Ph: 03 385 9903

Teeth Whitening made easy

Brow Perfection

A typical result can be acheived from wearing the trays for 5-7 nights. So easy to use! A custom tray is frabricated from a dental cast of your teeth. Results may vary but if used as directed outstanding results can be acheived.

Micropigmentation/ Cosmetic tattooing for eyebrows and eyeliner - creating permanent shape and colour which can last between 2-5 years. Specialist beauty therapist

Oral Tech Ltd Ph: 03 377 4318

Angela Millar Ph: 03 379 9467 KM Surgical - Avenue Health, 202 Bealey Ave

Dermal planing or blading Removes dead skin cells and fine facial hair revealing a smoother more radiant complexion. Combided with Image Skin care for the ultimate facial! $79.00

Beckenham Beauty Ph: 03 3316 133


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Beauty and Relaxtion Giving the gift of relaxation, pampering and beauty treatments takes on a new meaning in a year marred by stress and uncertainty. For the 2020 holiday season, sprinkle your loved ones with some much needed time out – as good as a luxury getaway!


eauty Progress in Sydenham has a suite of offerings to bestow upon those who deserve some pampering. From Thai body massages to facials and luxurious spa packages – a gift voucher, which can now be purchased online, will allow that special someone to select the indulgence of their choice. Or, select from the range of cult Gernétic skincare products created in France. Director and Gernétic specialist Wendy Barker, and masseuses Anne and Orn use the products in the salon to deliver their sought after treatments. Gernétic skincare products work at cellular level, stimulating the skin’s natural healing capabilities, and Wendy selects the therapeutic products to create a facial tailored to your skin and its issues. “We find it is a really appreciated gift for people who have never had a massage and facial and who wouldn’t buy for themselves. It’s a little luxury escape in itself to come here, with the addition of little aches and skin issues addressed.” If you’re after some pampering of your own, the team can help you prepare for social season with skin treatments, pedicures, manicures and waxing. Beauty Progress is open throughout Christmas and New Year, just phone to book your appointment. 36 26 November, 2020 Metropol


low Hot Yoga’s beginnings took root in February 2011, in response to a city badly in need of a sense of community – a place where people could gather and regain a sense of calm, balance and stability in their lives through yoga. The team learnt a lot from that time, so that when the Covid-19-induced lockdown happened, free Zoom classes

were quickly put in place to ensure the community continued to be nurtured during yet another stressful period. Those Zoom classes were gratefully received. Flow Hot Yoga closes December 23


Holiday flow

“Tangata ako ana i te kāenga, te tūranga ki te marae, tau ana”, is a Māori proverb that when translated into English reads, “A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society’. This mantra is proudly affirmed at Flow Hot Yoga.

and reopens January 4 – just one-month shy of their 10th anniversary - but the great news is that Zoom classes are again offered over the Christmas holiday period.

Join the 60-minutre Zoom yoga classes on December 27, 29, 31 and January 2 at 9.30am with a current membership or purchase an online pass. Phone (03) 348 8889 or email to find out more.

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We’re quickly heading into the social – and too often, stressful – season. So, what are some simple seasonal habits we can adopt to keep fighting fit for the festivities?

There’s a clever way to eat well that means you can have your cake and eat it too – not that we want you thinking of cake! But if you are, why not think of a healthy wholefood one? That’s right, you can make nutrient-dense sweet foods using vegetables! Think rich beetroot mud cake or kumara brownies. It’s a thing! So why not let you fingers do the walking and find some sweet swaps of your own?



HEARTY HABITS The key to heart health is to keep moving and that doesn’t just mean getting an extra kickboxing class in after work. From building a fence to mowing the lawn, all physical movement plays a role in keeping your heart healthy. So why not schedule some time in the garden or get your DIY hat on and paint the kitchen? Or maybe it’s just a matter of parking a couple of blocks away from the office in the mornings.

THE POWER OF PREP Packing your lunch – it seems so simple and yet this small change in your daily routine can help control your mood, your calories and your spending! When you’ve got a healthy lunch to hand, you’re much less likely to find your hand in the company snack box when low sugars hit. Stay energised and productive throughout the day with nutritious options such as nuts, dried fruit, roasted chickpeas and bliss balls.

VEGE UP, NOT OUT ULTIMATE ELIXIR It’s time to take the work out of working out. Soak up the sun – and a healthy dose of vitamin D – on the tennis court, in the pool or on a hike around Hagley. Known as the happy hormone, vitamin D has been shown to regulate mood and ward off depression, but it also helps support strong bones, muscles and overall health. Combined with fresh air and exercise and you’ve got the ultimate elixir.

It’s time to vege up, not out, by increasing your vege intake. Aim to have fruits and vegetables make up half of each meal. Why not make half of breakfast fruit and half of lunch and dinner veges? Better yet, throw some green smoothies in the mix and you can have the best of both worlds! For simple summer dinners, combine a marinade with fresh grilled veggies and your favourite low-fat protein for a great-tasting, healthy weeknight meal.

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As the world transforms, wedding trends in 2021 are taking on a dramatic new life, seizing every precious opportunity to tie the knot and live it up in the moment with loved ones. WEDDING DRESS – OR PANTS?



From flowing frocks to modern and edgy pant suits, no one look is dominant for the new year. UK’s Hitched has us drooling over dramatic necklines and backs, embellished sleeves, big bows, sequins, and modern lace. Flattering, fun jumpsuits and pantsuits in slender silhouettes, and mini-dresses or suits add statement. Equally, demure, simple flowy gowns are romantically 2021.

Small and special has superseded large and lavish due to tightening budgets, travel restrictions and precautionary measures for any alert-level surprises. This only means more quality time with guests, less stress, easier arrangements, and adventurous, quirky location choices perfectly suited to a more tight-knit party.

We’re not skimping on the flora. Trails of flowers and greenery from the ceilings, floating whimsically across tables to the floor, through to the still-popular livingwall trend. Conversely, the bouquet is shrinking in size, but easier to hold for the photos, showing off the bride’s silhouette instead. Flowers in her hair is 2021’s natural beauty.




Pastel pinks and blues sparkling with iridescent romance are representing true love for the new decade, cites Harper’s Bazaar. However, equally it’s the go for gothic with dramatic depth and attitude. The solitaires, three stones, and halos are back - but as a different dazzler with changedup settings. Also, chunky solid settings are boldly carrying precious rocks.

Wedding videos that capture the whole day and thereafter – as well as live streaming. Relaxed photography and drone shots capture those magical impromptu moments and nuances before, during and after. A bit of creativity and imagination, and it’s just like being present for far away whanau and friends.

Mini mouthfuls from a macaron tower, in wedding-theme hues, and other individual, portion-sized, while-you-mingle desserts are it. For colourful cakes, faves like chocolate are beating traditional fruit cake. Adorn with floral, whether real or sugar. Classic kiwi comfort foods such as cheese boards and decadent local fare is the new flexible feast.

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When it comes to embracing the grey, there really is something for everyone, it’s a natural process but it does not have to be a gruelling one. When teamed with a precision cut, the result is transformative explains V for Hair and Beauty Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.


ust because you have silver hair coming in and you want to go grey gracefully doesn’t mean it has to be a silver colour,” she says. “We help you discover if you are warm or cool based in hair, skin and eyes, and from there we help you decide the best look for you.” While those with a warm base suit silver hair with soft champagne, sandy iris, strawberry beige, or translucent butterscotch tones, those with a cool base suit silver dove, champagne lilac or platinum iris. “Getting your colour undertone is so important and when this is done right it gives your face an instant brightening, lift and can take years off,” Vicki says. “Get it wrong and you will feel drab and look drained and older… consultation is key!”

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Christchurch’s “Silver/Grey Specialists” Book your hair appointment or complimentary consultation at now! Level One, Merivale Mall | 355 6584

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

10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 3pm Saturday Via Sollertia Jewellery 11 New Regent St, Christchurch 03 366 8001 Metropol 26 November, 2020 41

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Looking for your happy place out of the hustle & bustle? Then set your landing gear for Hangar 57, Sonter Road, Wigram and enjoy our in-flight service. Check out weekly beers & food truck on Facebook. Thurs, Friday, Sat 12-7pm & Sunday 12-6.

TICKLE YOUR TASTEBUDS! Have you tried Gordon’s ‘Quirky’ Gherkins – a whole pickle in a tangy, spiced brine. Call in to taste! 420g $2.90 / 1kg $4.20 (See our Editorial on opposite page for serving suggestion)

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Someone once said, “Good pickles are crisp, enduring and devilishly hard to make”. That person clearly had not met the team at Gordon’s Pickles. They are passionate experts on pickles of all shapes and flavours from sliced and whole gherkins with dill or chilli and honey, to traditional pickled onions.

ne of the company’s most popular products is its table, or Quirky Gherkins, with a tangy punch from the vinegar complemented with spices and turmeric. Gordon’s Pickles is so accomplished at creating its impressive range of quality pickles that the

team even have time to give their customers recipes for their products. With Christmas fast approaching the store also has a great variety of gift ideas. Gordon’s Pickles retail shop The Picklery is open at 1 Timothy Place, Wigram weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

GORDON’S ‘QUIRKY’ GHERKIN ROLLS 1 loaf of thin bread 1 pottle of cream cheese 1 jar of Gordon’s Quirky Gherkins Cracked black pepper Trim crusts off bread. Lay 12 slices on your bench. Spread with cream cheese and pepper. Lay gherkins in a row near the bottom

of each bread slice. Roll up and wrap in tin foil. Store in the fridge until ready to eat and enjoy. You could substitute Original Gordon’s Dill Pickle with its hit of dill and garlic (and no added sugar) for the Quirky Gherkins.

An adventurer’s blend Canterbury based coffee roastery Coffee Worx is gaining ground with its retail coffee brand Heartland Brew.


oasted from high grade premium coffee, Heartland Brew range is blended for the adventurers, hikers, bikers, trampers, car enthusiasts, fishermen and women, and all those that enjoy sipping on a superb coffee while enjoying the best New Zealand has to offer. Each blend has been created to reflect the New Zealand environment and palate, uniquely crafted for different times of day and taste experiences. Named Forest Floor, High Country, Midnight, Nor’wester, Waterfall and Wild River, the blends come in 1kg and 200g resealable and valved bags to ensure freshness

and peak taste. View the ‘They are drinking Heartland Brew here’ gallery on the Heartland Brew website to see some stunning photography taken by outdoor enthusiasts drinking this coffee in their favourite spots while doing what they love most. It’s enough to make anyone want to pack up and go exploring. So, while you are taking in our beautiful backyard sip on some local labour of love. Heartland Brew is now available in most New World, Pak n’ Save and Fresh Choice supermarkets South Island wide and through the Heartland website. Metropol 26 November, 2020 43


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Lots of Helga May Italian linens to choose from at Route 72


Phone (03) 312 5595

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Normal hours Wed–Sat 10am–4pm Days extended from 30th Nov–24th Dec Mon–Sat 10am–4pm

It can only be called a complete experience – not simply a cafe and a store, but a destination with so much variety and pizzazz you need hours to take it all in. Set in the quaint and picturesque village of Cust is Route 72 Cafe & Emporium, a country cafe/ bar and retail outlet.

M It’s summertime and we’re ready for you Perfect for events, offering a great selection of fresh, tasty food including light meals, savoury and sweet treats. Breakfast/lunch menu daily. Enjoy a wide selection of local wine. Beer on tap. Whether visiting the beach, Pegasus Lake or an end of year function, talk to the amazing Flat White team.

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arrying tempting culinary dishes with an impressive range of gifts, clothing and other treasures - there can be few more enticing rural spots for an end of year group or workplace celebration. It’s just a 40-minute drive out of the city to this relaxing environment. Choose from the extensive menu for breakfast, brunch or lunch while dining upstairs and admiring the stunning views over the Cust River and valley and to the mountains beyond. Replete with the delicious food, you can hit the shop -

and what a shop it is, a real Aladdin’s Cave. Christmas gifts for the whole family are here - everything from art and homewares, to candles, skincare, gemstone jewellery, shoes and handbags. Are you a lover of quality fabrics? Then the Helga May clothing range of mainly Italian linen is for you. It’s a unique linen range that is “edgy”, utilising bright colours and prints that are a little bit different. Discover this North Canterbury gem at 1697 Cust Road. Phone (03) 312 5595.

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Cafe • Homeware • Gifts The new shop is now open at the Station Cafe in Rangiora. Come visit us for lunch and a spot of shopping.

2 Blackett St, Rangiora Ph: 03 313 6018 9am-4.30pm Tues-Sun

A curated selection of giftware, clothing and jewellery bring a fresh offering to Rangiora at The Station Café and Shop.


he former train station turned café and beautiful gift store is under the new ownership of Steve and Vivienne King who have lived in and loved the North Canterbury area for two years now. Vivienne says the store was an opportunity to offer something a little different, with its stylish mix of refinedbohemian clothing, including much loved Australian label, Olga de Polga, as well as Down Lights candles, Linda Tahija jewellery and locally repurposed furniture. “We wanted to provide a point of difference in Rangiora” she says. “I love vibrant colours,

patterns and designs, which is evident in the clothing, homeware and giftware in our shop.” With the season of giving well and truly on our doorstep, it’s an opportune time to head to 2 Blackett Street, Rangiora and browse the beautiful selection for yourself. The gift shop of course compliments the café, which serves fresh Allpress coffee, an exciting breakfast and lunch menu along with a delicious deli cabinet food selection. The Station is also available for functions, from birthday parties to work events, or to celebrate the end of 2020 or start of 2021.

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A hidden gem of a location for your next function. Hire our versatile Function Centre for your next event or pop-up store, birthday celebration, corporate function or wedding (catering available). Also catering delivery service and equipment hire available.

Phone 027 229 3159 158 Ashley Street, Rangiora

What are you waiting for? Our appraisals are on the house! Marijke (Ma-rye-ka) & Amy Sheppard Licensee Salespeople

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cuisine RAW BROCCOLI & SMOKED SALMON Packed with all the goodies – including fibre, protein, iron and a bunch of B vitamins – raw broccoli makes the perfect salad. Pair it with smoked salmon, black olives, toasted seeds, a creamy avocado dressing and plenty of garlic and lemon for a serious flavour kick.

GRILLED SPRING ONIONS WITH CAPERS & PARMESAN Grilled to perfection, spring onions make the perfect partnership with ripe slices of avocado. Toss in a dash of lemon juice and a sprinkling of salty parmesan, some lightly roasted pumpkin kernels, a drizzle of olive oil and some cracked pepper. It’s the stuff summer dreams are made of.

TRADITIONAL GREEK SALAD Mix this Mediterranean beauty up with what you have to hand. As a base, throw together cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, red onion, creamy feta cheese, olives, diced capsicum and capers. Dress it with salt, pepper, oregano and a drizzle of olive oil – perfection on a plate.



‘tis the season of backyard barbecues and beachside picnics. We’ve pulled together summer’s hottest selection of seasonal salads to make eating well, easy!

Add fresh strawberries, fresh basil and mint leaves, crunchy walnuts, red onion and crumbled feta to a bed of cos lettuce. To dress, blitz roast strawberries with a teaspoon of dijon mustard, two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and half a cup of olive oil – divine!

ROAST CHICKEN SALAD Toss shredded roast chicken with fresh thyme, a dash of lemon juice, cherry tomatoes, garlic, cooked streaky bacon, green beans, croutons, parsley, mint and spring onions. Dress with extra virgin olive oil, the wholegrain mustard and a few good swigs of apple cider vinegar.


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Ingredients base ¾ cup dried coconut ½ cup almonds ½ cup buckwheat or rolled oats ¾ cup dates, softened in boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes, then drained 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract Pinch of sea salt filling ½ cup cashew butter 1 overripe banana 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted 2 tbsp honey ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract Pinch of sea salt Pulp of 3 passionfruit to serve Coconut yoghurt Pulp of 1 passionfruit Drizzle of honey



in the freezer, where they will keep for up to four months. When you are wanting to eat a slice, allow about 10 to 15 minutes for it to thaw.

To make the base, place the coconut, almonds and buckwheat into a blender or food processor, and blend until you have a rough flour.

Pour the filling over the base and bang the tin on the bench top a couple of times to get rid of any air bubbles and get a smooth finish.

Add the remaining ingredients, and blend until you have a cookie-dough consistency. Line a tart tin with beeswax wraps or cling film, and press the base into the tin, using the back of a spoon.

Spoon the passionfruit pulp over the filling, and with the handle of a spoon or a wooden skewer gently make a ripple effect.

Press the mixture up the sides to create a crust. Set aside. To make the filling, place all of the ingredients, except for the passionfruit pulp, into the blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.

Place the slice in the freezer for two hours, to set. Once the slice is set, remove it from the freezer, and top it with coconut yoghurt, passionfruit, and a drizzle of honey. Cut it into slices and enjoy. Store the slices in an airtight container

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As the days continue to warm and the sunshine hours increase, summer fruit and vegetables flourish to provide us with deliciously ripened produce for our plates – often ready to just be rinsed and eaten right away.

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

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You’re welcome! Whether you are passing through Amberley or looking for a great destination café to visit, you’ll be made to feel welcome at Bunco’s.

We take pride in making everything on-site including brioche burger buns, pies, homemade ice cream and sweet treats in the cabinet. We are a locally owned family business and treat all our customers like they’re part of our family. Open 6 days 6am -4pm 47 Carters Rd, Amberley Ph. 03 423 6285 Email:

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Not only does our produce taste better when in season, but the fresher the fare – the higher its nutritional value. Studies show fruits and vegetables stored, for example while being transported long distances, can lose nutritional value.


Prices tend to be lower with inseason produce because there is more of it and it doesn’t need to travel far to arrive still fresh for your plate. And as we head into summer, that means no more extortionate courgettes.


Look forward to locals like courgette, avocado, tomatoes, artichokes, eggplant, asparagus, beans, beetroot, peas, butternut squash and capsicum to fill your vege drawer. While the fruit bowl bursts with blueberries, apricots, cherries, apples, peaches, raspberries, blackberries and plums.

Universo invites you to a preChristmas mid-week dining experience - enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner out of this universe! Ask about our 3 sharing plates for $50*, and our $10 Aperol Spritz are renowned! Also Universo is a favourite venue for:• Private Functions • Weddings *T&C’s apply • Corporate Events Located in the Christchurch Art Gallery at 49 Worcester Boulevard Ph. 03 379 5214 |

The Bakehouse Cashmere Spend your precious time making memories - while we fill your kitchen with gorgeous home baking this Christmas. Join the queue for a real fruit Christmas cake and a huge range of foodie gift ideas, including Christmas Mince Pies made with real brandy. Ph: 03 337 0403 8 Colombo St, Cashmere

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Your local winery Treat your friends and family to beautiful boutique wine from Melton Estate.



As the warm weather approaches, summer vegetables not only act to cool down our bodies, but they provide us with the vitamins and minerals needed to get through the typically more active and longer summer days.

Eating seasonal also means consuming local, which not only means a reduced carbon footprint as it travels less, but also a reduced need for preservatives. And not to mention the support you’ll be giving local growers!

our Door EscapeVisit the city andCellar let us host yourin wedding Melton or shop online. inWest style at Melton Estate – Canterbury’s favourite winery wedding venue. We makeOpen it easy –Thursday with your own dedicated wedding to Sunday specialist, plenty 10am of spaceto inside and outside amongst 5pm. the vines and of course award winning boutique wine.

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Grilled eggplants, asparagus and capsicum are an instant flavour and nutrition boost to any meal Try some inventive salad combinations like those mentioned on page 46 Replace winter comfort foods like pasta with vegetables like eggplant or courgette Try and start your meal from a vege base instead of a protein Freeze fruit which is about to turn and use it for making smoothies

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Taking the cake

Celebration season is upon us, and every Kiwi knows you can’t turn up empty handed. Original Foods Baking Co. is here to save the stress of reinventing the salad, engineering an extravagant platter, or choosing the best bottle of wine.


aimee Ferris, Marketing Manager of Original Foods Baking Co., tells Metropol why this year you should put your name down for dessert, and choose from one of these delectable options:

CHOCOLATE DRIP: Decadent, delicious and oh so drippy! A classic combination of rich chocolate cake covered in smooth, vanilla cream cheese icing and dressed-up with chocolate ganache drizzle, chocolate drops and salted caramel crisps.



banana cake, but not as you know it. Deliciously moist banana cake covered in rich, chocolate ganache and crowned with salted caramel drizzle, chocolate flakes and chocolate drops.

citrus sensation. Luscious and light lemon cake with a surprise lemon curd centre. All covered in lemon flavoured cream cheese icing and crowned with a white chocolate flakes and freeze-dried blueberries.

CHOCOLATE AND RASPBERRY DRIZZLE: Love at first sight, and first bite! Delicious, rich chocolate cake topped with chocolate ganache, raspberry drizzle, freeze-dried raspberries, and finished off with chocolate drops.

CHOCOLATE DAZZLE GOOEY CAKE: Next level chocolate cake. A classic, rich chocolate cake with a surprise centre of molten chocolate. All covered in chocolate ganache and topped with dark chocolate buds. Chocoholics rejoice!

These cakes are perfect for any occasion and can be purchased from Countdown or ordered online from the Original Foods Baking Co. website.

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Fresh lettuces, spring carrots, new potatoes, courgettes, radishes, mushrooms and more for the summer barbeque season. New season’s corn and summer fruit arriving daily. Come in and enjoy your seasonal favourites. Check out our Facebook page for specials. 227 Blenheim Road, Riccarton Ph.03 343 6234

Kia Kaha. To restore health and wellbeing, try our natural plant blends. We’ve added wild harvested Mānuka, ginger, echinacea, lemon balm, rosehip, olive leaf and calendula petals. Order Online for pick up, delivery or courier.



Fresh ••Traditional Traditional •• Distinctive. Distinctive. Fresh Lemon Limoncello, Caramelisedjust Onion & Preserved perfect! LemonsStraight, will enhance your cheeseboard, or with bubbles, barbecues slow cooked comfort food. it’sand Christmas in a glass. Organic lemons, all natural. Choose your strength: 20 or 27% alc.

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

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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

FOUR SQUARE SUPERMARKET HANMER Specialises in tailoring grazing platters to whatever occasion you want to enjoy in Hanmer Springs. Priced from $40-$150 vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan grazing options available. Phone or email to discuss your requirements. E: Ph. 03 315 7190

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




An authentic, boutique family winery producing powerful, vibrant, single-vineyard wines. Something to enjoy at every occasion. Order direct from the vineyard.

European style breads, handcrafted in Christchurch. Online ordering and contactless delivery and pick-up available.

No matter what you like, you can find it at Sushi Sushi. You can order online by our or order by Ubereats for delivery.

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INGREDIENTS Lamb 2 x Quality Mark 8 bone lamb racks, trimmed of any silver skin oil for rubbing Smoked paprika mayonnaise 3 egg yolks 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup olive oil lemon juice, to taste 1 teaspoon good quality smoked paprika (we used bittersweet smoked paprika)

TO SERVE 1 punnet watercress micro greens Smoked paprika mayonnaise Place the egg yolks and Dijon mustard in the bowl of a small food processor. Process until combined, then very slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Add lemon juice as the mixture thickens. Season with salt and more lemon juice to taste. Stir through the smoked paprika. Transfer to a bowl, cover and keep in the fridge.


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Cook: 18 mins

Serves: 8

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Lamb Heat a barbecue plate until hot. Rub lamb racks with a little oil and season. Place on the barbecue, fleshside-down and barbecue for 3-4 minutes. Turn racks (on to bones), cover each with foil and barbecue for a further 15 minutes, for lamb that is only slightly pink. Remove to a board, cover loosely with foil and a tea towel and leave to rest for at least 10 minutes. To serve Slice the lamb racks into cutlets and place on a serving plate. Top each with a dollop of smoked paprika mayonnaise and a sprinkling of micro greens. If wished, sprinkle with smoked paprika.

THE GELATO LAB Melt your taste buds with our gelato… Artisan gelato and sorbetto served in our boutique gelateria at 5/132 Opawa Road. Open from 11am every day. Gelato also available for events and wholesale to restaurants and cafes. Contact

home Summertime blues Evoking honesty, trust and stability, blue is everything we’re craving as 2020 draws to a close and we yearn for the optimistic offerings of a fresh new year.







hile colour institute Pantone unveiled Classic Blue as its Colour of the Year in late 2019 with no notion of what was in store in the months to come, it was everything we needed, with the tranquil hue creating an interior antidote to our global stress levels and evoking the peace and dependability we’ve sought from our home spaces this year. And the best is yet to come. Blue is making its

seasonal debut this summer and we’re excited about the opportunities it represents. Channel the beach by pairing your summer blues with crisp whites and light timbers, create timeless chic spaces with serene greytoned blues or get dark and moody with deep jewel-like shades of cobalt and azure. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite summertime blues to quench your colour cravings.



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Festive ambience on demand. Wallace Cotton Xmas Pud Candle

A pared back festive feel. Lights4fun Mixed Foliage Christmas Wreath


Brighten up your Christmas Day meal. Lovely Linen Napkins in Real Red

Whether you’re a stickler for tradition or like to embrace contemporary interpretations of festivity – Christmas 2020 is offering up many a take on a time-old holiday aesthetic.

A modern yet rustic summer Christmas. Pillow Talk

A decoration to keep for generations. Ferm Living Winterland Brass Tree Outline

Adorn your Christmas tree with a Christmas tree! Citta Hand-Painted Christmas Tree Bauble

Set a modern scene with pastel. CITTA

Tradition lives on in darker hues with classic decorations. Annie Sloan Practical and jovial. Wallace Cotton Gingham Double Oven Glove

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THE Nutcracker. Ferm Living Nutcracker in Brass

A revitalised abode A bespoke kitchen and bathroom Fendalton makeover cleverly merges two worlds – sleek design and functional family life.


he 20-year-old architecturally-designed home has had a lifechanging renovation of meticulous detail by DJ Hewitt Builders. This was in close collaboration with local Spatial Design firm Detail by Davina Sutton, who says the tired bathrooms and a closed-in kitchen needed an inviting revamp, with a nod to the home’s original features. A kitchen of streamlined contrast is now more open to appear larger and visually

flows to the living room. The integrated fridge and breakfast bar are concealed behind bespoke softly textured cupboards. The extra-wide island creates room for both the induction hob and sink. The striking Caesar Stone benchtop was framed to stand out, by a matte dark-stained veneered surround. The result, a feeling of freshness and space, with plenty of hideaway storage features. Davinia says people are really reflecting on how they use their kitchens and re-designing the

busy family hub to be so much easier to work in and keep tidy. Clean lines, without appearing cold, was the kitchen and the bathroom brief, utilising contrasting neutral palettes. The bathroom, ensuite and powder room received a refined and elegant makeover with excellent use of space. Whites against the charcoalgrey Italian tiles added moody layers of depth to sharp lines. The European moulded solidsurface basins, vanities and undermounted bath were custom-made for a quick easy

clean. These bespoke features befitted a high standard of craftmanship. “Daryl and his subcontractors were fantastic,” Davinia says. “They take on a vision with excellence of workmanship and problem solving, while working as a team to respect and appreciate the design.” She highlights a perfect outcome is where the designer and the builders collaborate well together for the client, and a common outcome. “I couldn’t ask for better, and the results show this.”

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Rug up for summer It’s not very often you’re told to rug up for the warmest season. But, as soft furnishings continue to blur the lines between the indoors and out, rugs are just one of a number of typically interior provisions making the trip outdoors.


hile the addition of an al fresco floor covering may not be revolutionary, the emergence of textures and designs which closely resemble those adorning the indoors does add a contemporary touch. Jute, wool and even shaggy styles may look dangerously delicate for the elements


– but durable fabrications ensure they are not. Patterned Persian rugs can create a Moroccan feel outdoors, especially when teamed with of the moment terracotta hues and bright tiles. Jute adds an instant touch of bohemian, and monochromatic patterns carry a contemporary mood. Topped with a coffee table

and surrounded by outdoor seating, plush ottomans or canvas beanbags – an outdoor rug is an exterior addition which adds character, intimacy and elegance. Create further interior-esque ambience by adding accents like lanterns, potted plants, cushions and even some outdoor art.

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The Wisd m of


After a long year, a lot of change and an extraordinary property market, it’s time for me to take a breath.

Devote time to family and friends – I’ve found family and friends to be absolute saviours and having a son who can’t return to his occupation in the Northern Hemisphere is a cause for celebration for myself and John!

November, the month where I normally start to wind-up, plan and prepare, has found me weary and eager for the end of the year to arrive.

Express gratitude – yup, be grateful. It’s hard, but the entitlement I’ve observed at times in 2020 is not nice. It’s time to show some grace – and it’s worth it.

Planning for summer – planning full-stop – has always been an integral part of my life. Lists, always lists, long ones that would follow me around … and me ceaselessly working through them, adding large double ticks to indicate tasks that had been completed. I know I’m not alone in this listmaking habit and the weariness that comes as a result is equally noticeable in friends and colleagues.

Make physical activity a habit – nothing to add here, we all know it’s a good idea.

This year has seen so many changes. In fact, 2020 has been the most unusual of years and all of us will have learnt from it. I’ve decided, out of wisdom and a certain fatigue, that this summer I’d rather rest than rush. I’d also like to focus on a number of insights and strategies that I learnt recently whilst participating in a wellness seminar facilitated and attended by some magical people. The topics of self-awareness, compassion and connection all came under review. As did the observation that happiness springs from several simple elements (so simple that we tend to overlook them) that contribute to a good life. Now I’m not only practicing them; I’m sharing them with anyone who cares to choose more happiness.

Instead, many of us spend more time on social media than on exercise and more time looking at our cellphones than at the faces of the people we’re with.

So here are a couple according to Lyubomirsky (2007) whose studies have identified that the happiest people usually practice the following:

Lynette McFadden

Finally, happy people are often the first to offer others a helping hand despite having their own share of issues. How simple are these habits? So simple, in fact, that we often forget to practice them ourselves.

So prioritise and practice these habits, as will I whilst I balance and move through the 100 plus auctions our company still has ahead of us before the end of the year in a market that continues to roar. 2020 has delivered some enormous personal challenges as well as some professional highs, but rather than shout ‘next’, I’m choosing to whisper ‘thanks’.

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Repetition & rhythm While there will always be artistic styles that experience waxing and waning popularity, the artwork you choose for your space should feel very personal. Whether you opt for an investment piece or simply want to display something that holds sentimental value, the key is picking something that really speaks to you – or something you at least enjoy looking at.


nce you’ve found a piece that you really love, why not use it to inspire a colour palette for the room in which you’ll be hanging it? This modern garden room or conservatory features an original artwork by Hannah Jensen, one of many artists who paints her works using Resene products. If you are unsure what colours are used in the artwork you own, you can always upload a photo or scan of your piece to the Resene Colour Palette Generator, palettegenerator. The generator creates a Resene colour palette based on the most common colours in the image and advises

a proportion for colour use. From there, you can download swatches to start fleshing out your design scheme. One clever idea is to use the shape of your artwork to create similar shapes on your walls. In this space, an arch has been painted in Resene Alabaster over a background in Resene Flotsam. Then, repeat the same shape throughout the room to create a sense of continuity. Here, the rice paper lantern, the table, the vases and the wheels of the cart carry the theme throughout the space. In the same way round shapes have been repeated, so have colours. The wall at the right in Resene Polo Blue and the vase on the table in Resene Time Out bring the main colour of the artwork further into the space. To bridge the gap between the lightest colour in the room (Resene Alabaster), the darkest colour (Resene Bunting) and the grey of Resene Flotsam, Resene Link Water was used on the chairs, small vases and plant pots to link together the entire colour palette. And, the decision to stick to a tonal scheme gives the artwork more visual space to shine.

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Beautiful keepsakes that last generations Emma Steel Photography specialises in creative painterly portraits, and so much more.


t Emma Steel’s home studio in Strowan, clients can come and have the option of getting hair and makeup done on site - relax, treat themselves and feel like a celebrity for the day. There is also a large wardrobe of beautiful dresses for clients to wear. Says Emma: “It’s a great experience and I love the reaction by clients when they see how amazing they look in the back of the camera during the shoot, and later on when they see their final collection. “I love photographing ladies of

all ages, and dancers but also enjoy photographing the boys as well.” Emma also prints, and with her husband being a framer, they can offer a range of print options to clients. “I definitely encourage clients to get their work printed, there is something special in framed artwork that can become a family keepsake for generations.” Emma, who is an accredited member of the NZIPP, is also available for weddings, and has gift vouchers for studio portraits – perfect for Christmas gifts!

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Home is where the art is Art by J Steel offers the unique combination of ink and watercolour artwork of your family home.


alented artist and framer Jonathan Steel can make your home a work of art. It all starts with a visit to your home in Christchurch to capture the best view, or if you live out of town then he can

talk you through how to get the best photo possible for him to work from. Jonathan can also frame your artwork, giving you something you can treasure for a long time to come.

His artworks make unique and memorable gifts, so book yours in early for Christmas. Check out the Art by J Steel website too for beautiful limited prints of Christchurch landmarks.

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ARCHWAYS AND PERGOLAS Create an elegant entrance way with an archway or pergola. The charm of a gazebo flanked with creeping flora is a celebrated garden feature and is perfect for marking the entrance to a special spot. Talk to the experts at Trellis Warehouse about different styles.

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Last month, Otakaro Design and Build opened the doors to a new show home at Hills Road in Marshlands, for an afternoon of celebration. Congratulations to the team on this awesome achievement! 1. Tony Fonmoa, Calvin Kent (director), Louis Wells, Dave Connihan, Ben Shaw 2. Luke & Carrie Stewart 3. Aaron Clarke, Paul Dias, James Burton, Markus Burton 4. Calvin Kent, Kian ClementsOrmond (director), Leah Simpsonr 5. Taylor-Jane Laws, Matt Higgs 6. Kian Clements-Ormond, Jack Tavendale, Joel Richards.

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Summer is so close you can taste it. The festive season is almost upon us with holidays and of course Christmas. As holiday mode takes hold, enjoy relaxing evenings in the garden with a hose in one hand and a drink in the other!


This is a time of rapid growth so ensure you pay attention to watering, weeding, feeding and spraying.


You can still sow seeds such as beans, beetroot, parsnip, radish, lettuce, spinach, and sweetcorn directly into the soil. Sow seeds every two weeks to ensure you have a continuous harvest.

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Plant seedlings of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, tomato, pumpkin, courgette, capsicum, and cucumber.


Plant seedlings such as chrysanthemum, dianthus, portulaca and salvia.


Roses and perennials can still be planted. Just ensure the new plantings are well watered. Remove dead flowers from roses to encourage new blooms.


Lift spring flowering bulbs once the leaves have died down completely and store in a cool dry place.


A layer of mulch around the base of garden shrubs will conserve moisture and protect from the sun.


Protect plants from caterpillars with Derris Dust or an organic caterpillar control. Be aware of slugs and snails in both the kitchen and flower gardens and keep an eye on any nasty insects on plants as they will multiply in warm weather. Be vigilant in removing the laterals off your tomatoes once a week or you will end up with out of control plants. Ensure the plants are firmly staked and water regularly.


Growing a summer garden

Fill pots with flowering annuals such as petunias, marigolds, or impatiens for a bright Christmas and summer display. Keep up watering in warm weather.


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In a state of evolution, the Garden City’s architectural typology is nothing short of distinct. New building facades are playing with eye catching angles, colours and materials – a welcome digression from the archetypal concrete and stone buildings previously adopted in the city, as we usher in a new era of urban architecture. Metropol 26 November, 2020 67

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In a state of evolution, the Garden City’s architectural typology is nothing short of distinct. New building facades are playing with eye catching angles, colours and materials – a welcome digression from the archetypal concrete and stone buildings previously adopted in the city, as we usher in a new era of urban architecture.

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Restoring the heart of Christchurch Salmond Reed’s team of heritage architects, planners and chartered building surveyors skilfully apply their training, expertise and experience to heritage and conservation-based works, such as the recently released concept plans for the reinstatement of the Anglican Cathedral in Cathedral Square. They apply fresh thinking, together with knowledge of traditional construction detail - allowing them to be both progressive and respectful in their work. Read more on the Cathedral project on page 72.

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the influencers

Leeann Watson

Lianne Dalziel

Marian Johnson

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive

Christchurch Mayor

Ministry of Awesome Chief Awesome Officer

Through our Canterbury Business Champions campaign, we have heard some amazing stories of innovation, nimbleness, determination, collaboration and kindness, and together celebrated what it is that makes our business community so unique. While in a “normal” year we would showcase our local champions at our Westpac Champion Business Awards, given the uncertainty of running events during Covid-19, this year we evolved the celebration and took it online to collectively champion all businesses – as there has never been a better time to share positive stories about our business community than right now. This provided a great platform to be able to share some of the region’s best kept secrets. Such as 27Seconds, a local wine producer that gives away 100 percent of the organisation’s profits to help survivors of slavery. Or out-of-school care provider MASH Kids that during lockdown adapted by creating MASH Nannies and Babysitters. And motorcycle touring company South Pacific Motorcycle Tours which used to cater solely to international tourists, but now offers motorcycle servicing and repairs, rentals, and a maintenance workshop, as well as organising events and tours. These stories demonstrate the innovation and drive that Waitaha Canterbury has become known for. Congratulations to the winners of the $18,000 of spot prizes, including three advertising vouchers worth $5000 each from Mediaworks and The Press, and three $1000 Air New Zealand Travel Vouchers. Finally, a big thank-you to everyone who shared a story – you can view the collection of stories at

November is always a big month for us with the Bloom Festival embracing a range of activities, including NZ Cup and Show Week. We certainly missed the A&P Show, which had to be cancelled earlier in the year, but the fact that we are able to celebrate all the other festivities and look forward to Christmas and the New Year with confidence, means we have got something right. And that’s the approach we took as a team of five million. We are bearing the fruits of our collective efforts where others in the world are returning to lockdown conditions. For the first time since March, we’ve been able to celebrate our new citizens in a more memorable way than a certificate simply arriving in the mail. The resounding applause spoke volumes of how much we mean to each other, and what we can achieve when we work together for the greater good. So, as we begin moving into the Christmas season and start looking forward to end-of-year parties and festivities with work colleagues, friends and families I urge you all to keep up the good work that has got us to our fortunate position. Keep up the hand washing and keep tracking where you go with the Covid-19 tracer app. If you feel unwell, stay at home, and if you have symptoms, get tested. If we, as the team of five million, do all those things, then we can continue to come together and celebrate the occasions and the events that mean so much to us.

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For the last few weeks, the Ministry of Awesome team has been working hard alongside New World to launch this year’s FoodStarter competition. We’re so excited about getting this underway because it is the ultimate opportunity for Kiwi food and beverage entrepreneurs to launch right into national success. And - if ever there was a year to give our locals a boost - 2020 is that year! The competition is a search for New Zealand’s food and beverage product superstars. There are two categories; existing New World small suppliers and brand new startups who have never had their product on New World’s shelves. There’s also a supersized prize package that includes the priceless opportunity for the winners to range their products in all New Worlds throughout New Zealand, get incredible business support, product development, and a whole new brand look. Supporting the scale up to a national competition, Foodstarter 2021 is welcoming two new partners, Foodstuffs North Island and Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED). These newbies add their weight to founders Foodstuffs South Island and Ministry of Awesome, and existing partners Food Innovation Network, economic development agency ChristchurchNZ and brand design agency Strategy Creative. Last year’s Foodstarter winner Ananda Simply Wholefoods are about to feel the full effect of winning the competition with their Italian Style Vegan Sausage debuting on all New World South Island shelves just in time for BBQ season. Love your locals all the way team New Zealand and spread the FoodStarter word to anyone you think could benefit.

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Joanna Norris

Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive

Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council Independent Chair

ChristchurchNZ Chief Executive

On St Asaph Street, outside the Metro Sports Facility site, we now have work underway to install New Zealand’s first Wastewater Heat Recovery System. Showers, sinks, dishwashers, washing machines and even toilets all result in hot water going down the drain. This lifts the temperature of the major wastewater pipe running down St Asaph Street to a useful 17°C. With this system we will be able to capture and recycle this otherwise wasted energy to help heat the pools and building. Part of the St Asaph Street wastewater pipe flow will be redirected into a building in the Metro Sports Facility’s car park. The sewage will be “screened” to filter unwanted material and enable the flow to pass through a heat exchanger. By using an exchanger, fresh warm water can be supplied to the Facility’s heat pumps while ensuring there is no contact between the sewage and the pools. This waste heat recovery project will provide significant benefits to the Christchurch community by re-using waste heat energy that has already been paid for to produce approximately 3500kW of energy per annum for heating at the Metro Sports Facility, which is the equivalent of powering up to 2000 homes per day. This will result in a saving of around $100,000 a year compared to groundwater sourced heating and help lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Too often in Christchurch and Canterbury we underestimate our performance and influence, as a city and a region. We also have a tendency to understate our achievements. I think this comes from the natural conservatism of our people. When you get outside Christchurch and look back in, it’s easy to gain an appreciation of all the good things we have going for us. Being conservative is not a bad thing, but there are times when a community needs to stand up and openly celebrate its place in the world. That time is now for greater Christchurch. We are poised on the edge of being recognised as a city of choice in New Zealand. A special place where people choose to come to live because of what we have to offer. Our high performing health sector is a vital ingredient in that mix of attributes. An important component of our health offerings is Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct. Te Papa Hauora is unique. Nowhere else in Aotearoa is there such strong collaboration between health providers, educators, researchers and commercial players in health. The physical presence of the major players, juxtaposed to our main hospital and various health support services, gives us an opportunity to explore and share exciting new ways of doing things in health. That is critical in our rapidly changing environment. We are just at the beginning of realising the potential of Te Papa Hauora. It is something we can build on, take pride in, and celebrate now and into the future.

As schools and tertiaries wrap up the academic year, students are facing a very different outlook to what they ever could have imagined. In December approximately 7000 school leavers and 10,000 tertiary graduates will complete their studies. So what are we doing to help them? ChristchurchNZ is not just looking at those exiting education but all groups experiencing the impacts of a tough employment market, including those in lower skilled roles, Māori and Pacific populations and those in longterm unemployment. We are mapping support available so we can target areas most in need. This is creating a regional resource to help people find out where and how they can get support. We’re developing a Regional Workforce Plan to identify skills needed now and, in the future, this will inform government investment, policy and education priorities. A recession means more people choose to study, so we are supporting Ngāi Tahu’s development of an iwi skills hub creating pathways for young Māori into tertiary education and skilled jobs. From a business perspective, we’re investing in our city’s innovation ecosystem to support start-ups (expect lots more on this to come soon) and working to attract additional businesses and jobs to our region. Despite the uncertainty, there are many green shoots and opportunities. It may require a different approach, particularly for our rangatahi looking to forge careers in a radically different environment, but we have bold ambitions for our city, a resilient population and we are dead set on supporting those impacted by the recession into sustainable, future-focused jobs.

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the influencers

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Squaring off Canterbury’s rebuild


After years in limbo, the rebuild of one of Christchurch’s most iconic landmarks is yet one more step closer after concept designs for a $154 million reinstatement of the Anglican Cathedral in Cathedral Square were revealed recently.


eleased by Warren and Mahoney in association with international firm Snøhetta and heritage specialists Salmond Reed, the designs acknowledge the Anglican Cathedral’s rich history supported by modern buildings which will play a wider role in the city – and square’s – offerings. The new buildings make up a Cathedral Visitors Centre, including a café, landscaped garden and

museum and retail stores, as well as a Cathedral Centre providing gathering spaces, offices and amenities. The renderings show use of glass and timber to complement and contrast with a reinstated stone cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited Chair Justin Murray says the vastly improved aesthetics and landscaping of the overall quarter will be a point of pride for the city and a revitalised New Zealand attraction.

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“It is a wonderful piece of design work, by Warren and Mahoney and Snøhetta, that is distinctly Kiwi. The new modern buildings serve as a link to the contemporary buildings around the outside of the square and are complementary to the Cathedral. “This great looking plan offers a vibrant, attractive, functioning Cathedral Quarter that we are convinced will stimulate social, economic and tourism activity in Cathedral Square and the wider central city.”

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and the unique, making new windows to match the original, creating unique stair treads, it really is our thing,” says Reuben. “Homes built anywhere from the mid-50s to the mid80s, often in weatherboard are a personal favourite, but any renovation is an enjoyable project, figuring out the best methods and combining that with the ideal modern materials.” Reuben ensures every element of the build is geared towards high quality: “Excellent subtrades are essential, otherwise the whole system falls over. I get on very well with all my subcontractors, everyone we use is really part of one big team.”


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he 2020 ceremony held at the Christchurch Town Hall and beamed to miniceremonies in Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Whanganui saw 27 projects by Kiwi architects take home awards as part of the annual Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects awards programme.

Winners were whittled down from 46 finalists, which in turn resulted from hundreds of regional winners. All 46 finalists were visited by jury convenor Auckland architect Michael Thomson and fellow judges, Auckland architect Lynda Simmons, Christchurch architect Fiona Short, and University of Auckland architecture professor Anthony Hoete. “The jury was impressed by the standard of work presented to us,” says Michael. “Many of the projects we visited seem particularly relevant in a year in which we’ve all had time to consider what’s important in our own lives, what matters in our communities, and what is special about our country.” On awards night, the esteemed Sir Ian Athfield Award for Housing went to Toto Whare, a Lyttelton state house re-designed by Bull O’Sullivan Architecture and re-constructed by its builder-owner, Alistair Toto of

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Browntown Builders. The former state house above Lyttelton Harbour underwent a dramatic transformation to become a modern family home which combines elements of Maori culture with modern design principals and reclaimed native timbers. Canterbury architects Architype also won a

Commerical Architecture award for Bathroom Pavilion in Ashburton. Further south, Lake Hayes Cottage by Anna-Marie Chin Architects won a Housing Alterations and Additions award and the Abodo Showcase in Cardrona by Assembly Architects won a Small Projects Architecture award.



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Hot property Landmarks of Christchurch old and new have been recognised at the 2020 New Zealand Property Industry Awards recently, with other Canterbury projects receiving praise, too.


he restored Christchurch Town Hall and the new Riverside Markets both won best in category for the Naylor Love Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award and Yardi Retail Property Award, respectively. The Town Hall recognised the work of Hawkins, Christchurch City Council, Octa Associates Limited, Warren and Mahoney, Holmes Consulting, Cosgroves, Tonkin and Taylor and Emily Fryer Conservation, while Riverside Market’s entry was

submitted by Riverside Limited. Judges recognised the onbudget and on-time delivery of the Town Hall’s refurbishment, which was less than building a new facility. Riverside drew attention for not only scooping Auckland’s Westfield Newmarket, but for “providing a benchmark for the ‘new Christchurch’.” The Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub submitted by AECOM was awarded excellence for the Holmes Group Tourism and Leisure Property Award, and He Puna Taimoana swimming pool complex in New Brighton submitted by the council received a merit in the same category. For the Greenstone Group Education Property Award, the Beatrice Tinsley Building at the University of Canterbury Christchurch submitted by the University of Canterbury received excellence and Shirley Boys’ & Avonside Girls’ High Schools submitted by ASC Architects took home merit. The awards, hosted by the Property Council New Zealand celebrate excellence in design and innovation in the built environment.

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Constructing a strong reputation Once you find a company you can rely on for small or larger projects, you never let them go. Recommendations are given to carefully selected friends only, so precious is the quality, communication, and cost effectiveness of your prized contractor.

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nd so it is with Tonu Civil Construction, whose projects come to them almost entirely through word of mouth, from clients delighted with their work. Specialising in all types of foundation, roading construction, driveways, demolition, plus cartage, this family-owned and Christchurch-based company gets jobs done without hassle, leaving happy customers in their wake – with compliments such as “the driveway is looking really fantastic, we are looking forward to driving on it later in the week,” an everyday occurrence. EQC repairs are a specialty, and both

residential jobs and commercial jobs around Christchurch and Canterbury are given the Tonu point of difference: Director Sullivan himself. “I give clients what they want at reasonable prices, we are always looking at ways we can offer reduced costs, and open communication between us and our clients is a given,” he says. The tight knit team of nine also works effectively with other contractors, bringing their can-do attitude and skill in communication to every project. Ask about a quote on 021 174 7970 or via info@

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Setting an interior trend While the name over the door is Canterbury Exterior Plasterers, this little powerhouse company also creates beautiful interior feature walls.


he concrete-look walls are made with Rockcote, a lightweight material which is able to be moulded into architectural and interesting shapes for an of the moment aesthetic popular with residential and commercial clients. Finished in natural concrete colours, the wall is then clear sealed in gloss, semi-gloss, or matte. “Our clients are creating feature walls in residential living and kitchen areas, and they are very popular in commercial spaces too, with a Christchurch gym recently installing them in changing rooms and reception,” says director Scott Lee. Plastering for 33 years, Scott and his team of five work all over Canterbury on commercial and residential properties, do EQC repairs, and are also helping to preserve heritage buildings. “We did an interesting job using strengthening compound on a Hereford Street project just recently,” says Scott. In addition to exterior and interior plastering in Rockcote, the team are experts in large and small concrete finishing jobs, doing quality work and creating satisfied clients. “I love the job, meeting contractors and clients, having the satisfaction of completing a job and being proud of our finish,” he says.

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From paperwork to completion You might be thinking you’ve done the easy part – registered before the deadline on the EQC website for on-sold, over-cap properties – but are dreading what comes next: preparing the paperwork, communicating with the Christchurch City Council, and of course coping with the stress and upheaval of the repair itself.


elax! Mitchell James and Paul Hardy, Directors of WD Build and Hardy Projects have been at the forefront of this programme since its inception. They help owners

with the process from the paperwork at the very beginning, to handing over beautifully finished homes at the completion of the project. “We have so much

experience with the EQC process, as well as bringing our building expertise from engineered foundations to architectural finishes,” says Mitchell. Client Ben McLean is delighted with the result he received. “Working with Mitchell and Paul was so easy – they made the process really straightforward when we didn’t have a clue about what was required,” he says. The house required foundation repair, a partial relevel, new flooring, tiling in the bathroom, internal painting, electrics brought to code, and the underfloor insulation (which had been non-compliant) all replaced. The garage had its foundations

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


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It took 20 years for Graeme and Joy McVicar to obtain consent to transform their picturesque Cashmere farm into a residential housing paradise. Thanks to their tenacity and the recent endeavours of the new owners Cashmere Land Developments along with design engineers Inovo Projects and contractor CCL Construction Contracting, Cashmere Estate now awaits.


estled into the foot of the inimitable Port Hills, the subdivision offers the tranquillity of rural living with the convenience of city life. “Just ten minutes from Ballantynes,” is how Cashmere Land Development’s Hamish Wright describes the prime location of the partly sold out premier development. The 140 hectares of gently elevated and green-bordered land will house approximately 380 sections across its six stages, and is widely regarded as one of the last remaining hill areas set aside for development in the city. Surrounded by 100 hectares of nature reserves and walking tracks with land packages starting from just $375,000 it is a boutique one-off opportunity. Stationed below the Christchurch Adventure Park, the gradually sloped sections offer a very rare chance to reap the rewards of the coveted suburb of Cashmere. Favoured for its easy access to the outdoor-lover’s playground, the Port Hills, the leafy suburb is family-friendly and zoned for sought after primary and secondary schools. Cashmere Estate offers residents the best of both worlds. Not only does it boast an outlook to the hills and nature reserves and have Halswell Quarry and Victoria Park right on the doorstep – it’s close to local hospitality and retail offerings. Cashmere’s much-loved local hospitality offerings like the Sign of the Kiwi and Sign of the Takahe, The Cup, The Birdwood and Protocol are within walking distance, with the city’s everburgeoning café, bar and shopping scene a short drive or bike away.

“This carries appeal not only for families looking to establish themselves in the local community,” says Hamish. “But also for young professionals who want to be close to both the action of the city and the peacefulness of the Port Hills. “Empty nesters or retirees will also be choosing a lifestyle location perfect for outdoor pursuits and socialising with friends and family – everyone will want to be invited over for a drink or barbeque here!” Sections range from 470m2 to 1160m2 in size, with development currently at stage three for an estimated July 2021 completion. The estate’s main road and access to Christchurch Adventure Park was recently paved and named McVicar Drive to pay homage to the family which farmed the land and first saw the potential to give hundreds of Cantabrians the opportunity to live in this idyllic location. Lucky purchasers can follow the development’s progress on a dedicated Facebook page, as well as regular email updates from Cashmere Land Developments. “So far, we’ve seen the reserve land be established and existing residents of Cashmere and Worsley’s valleys are enjoying the new flora and fauna in the area,” says Hamish. Enquire about Cashmere Estate online, via, by calling Chris on 0277304050, or visit the on-site office at 225 Worsleys Road.

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Intelligently designed for independence Eight new architecturally designed villas in Shirley offer would-be buyers the chance to live independently, while still being connected to the services of WindsorCare. The 100 square metre north-facing single storey dwellings are constructed from durable materials chosen with long-term maintenance in mind.

pposite The Palms shopping centre and near the Shirley Golf Club – the two bedroom and 1.5 bathroom villas are a tempting offering for those aged 65-plus with time on their hands and who wish to be close to care services. WindsorCare is a charitable trust which provides independent living and care options for resident through their retirement years, and Sales and Marketing Manager Alison Fleming says the brand-new villas are custom built to accommodate older residents. Level entry into the units and the showers, means safe and easy access for the residents. Wider doors and hallways allow for wheelchairs and walkers, and lower, shallow cupboards ensure easy accessibility. Fully insulated, double-glazed, and fitted with medical call bells and heat pump – the sunny homes have intelligent landscaping to offer aesthetic appeal, with no lawn mowing or laborious gardening. “They are directly opposite The Palms shopping centre, so it is just a quick walk across the road to do the shopping, see a movie or have a coffee,” Alison says. HQ Construction founder Huntley Quinn says the build was initially disrupted by Covid-19, but his team made up the time since – handing the project over three weeks earlier than expected. “There was really good collaboration between the board, the GM the architect and the builder. It’s been a transparent and open relationship right through.” Huntley says the aluminium windows, Rockcote cladding and iron long run roofing make for easy maintenance, and interior features like tiled bathrooms make it easy clean and sleek looking. “They are all maximised on the north facing site so the sun is shining into the living areas. The internal access garages with in-built laundries also adds extra convenience.” Visit an open home on Saturday November 28 or Sunday December 5 from 1pm to 5pm at 16 Golf Links Road, Shirley. Call 022 6200 839 or 03 385 3179 for more information.

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