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Michaelee-Jayne McDonald may look at home on the rugby field or out in the Sumner surf, but this beautiful local is

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couted by Portfolio Model Agency Director and owner Mel RadfordBrown four years ago as a 16 year old in a model search competition, Michaelee had recently recovered from a surfing accident. She broke both her jaw and her nose, requiring about 80 internal stitches. Doctors told her she was lucky not to be paralysed. “I realised that you can’t take life for granted and really do have to make the most of every opportunity,” Michaelee says. “Which is why I put myself into the Portfolio Model search and say yes to every gig/do all the castings that I can!” But that wasn’t to be the last of

the daredevil’s injuries! “In early 2018 I decided it was a great idea to skateboard down a paved hill in Blenheim!” she laughs. “This ended with me once again waking up in hospital. At the time they only did an ultrasound to check if I’d fractured my skull, but there was so much blood they couldn’t see anything!” With constant headaches and worsening vision following the accident, Michaelee’s mum demanded a CT scan. “I actually still remember the look on the lady’s face coming out and saying that the specialist needed to talk about something but then coming out again saying they’ll send it

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to my GP instead,” Michaelee says. She had already seen a neurologist in after her 2015 surfing accident and was concerned about wasting the doctor’s time when she was called in the following day. “But this time she said ‘it’s actually not good news, they’ve found a cranial tumour’.” Two years ago she had a craniotomy to remove the tumour. “This meant I had to leave the New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS), I had to pull out of my touch Canterbury team going to nationals, I wasn’t allowed to play rugby, I was unable to do anything related with modelling and I lost all my muscle/general strength,” she says. “I was constantly tired for months, could not stand noise and was unable to eat. I’m a very active person so, as anyone would be, I was gutted. Especially because at the time I was so fit both mentally and physically; feeling like I had to start from scratch was tough.”


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After her operation, Michaelee’s right eye was permanently looking right out to the side because the tumour was putting pressure on her orbit. Then, when the part behind her orbit was removed, it lost its support and there was a risk that her eye would not be able to re-adjust itself. Now she says one eye protrudes out more than the other. “This used to make me selfconscious but I’ve learned so, so much since I first began modelling that I now take no notice of it and just enjoy the moment rather than focusing on those thoughts at the back of my mind!” she says in true Michaelee fashion. There is also a distinctive shape on her forehead from the surgery. “I’m constantly getting asked if I’ve hit my head, but it’s actually my bone! I could get filler put in to make my forehead symmetrical if I wanted/needed to but I love the way I am! “Every time I look in the mirror I smile because it’s such a great reminder

of how far I’ve come and what I’ve achieved! You can decide to be a patient, think the worst and ask for sympathy but, for me, there’s no point drowning yourself in sorrow. Regular MRI scans and multiple tests are all a part of my current journey now, so the best remedy by far is to stay positive and set your mind towards something you’re passionate about!” Michaelee is now enjoying the lucrative opportunities coming her way with Portfolio and recent bookings include a television commercial for an international client and a New Zealand fashion label based in Christchurch. “Michaelee is quite a hard case with a personality that is larger than life,” Mel Radford-Brown says. “Michaelee is one of those beautiful girls, inside and out, who truly sparkles and leaves an impact on everyone she meets, she is a very special girl, and without a doubt, has been ‘one to watch’ with us.”

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Lockdown is lifted, but it’s going to be some time before life gets back to normal. So although that long haul exotic destination might be on the backburner for the foreseeable, we’ve pulled together some of our hot picks for domestic travels that will make you want to use up all your annual leave. Make sure you give your local travel agent some much-needed love and book through them! WORDS JESS MURRAY

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MUST SEE MILFORD SOUNDS: If you’re looking for a truly eye-catching destination, then this is one to add to your itinerary. The breath-taking scenery makes it one of New Zealand’s top visitor attractions. Day tours, cruises, scenic flights, kayaking and fishing… do we need to go on?

BEAUTIFUL BAY OF ISLANDS: There are 144 islands in the subtropical micro-region, so we’re not recommending you visit all of them! What we do suggest however, is that you check out the hotspots like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Cape Brett or the hole in the rock at Piercy Island. Making your way around the Bay of Islands in a campervan is a pretty great way to burn through a couple of weeks.

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QUEUE FOR QUEENSTOWN: We have no doubt that the already popular tourist destination will become a hit with the New Zealand locals. It really is a town that has it all from nightlife to the highlife on the gondola and luge – there’s something for everyone. Not to mention it’s a thrill seeker’s paradise with skydiving, white water rafting and ziplining all available. And for those that just like a quiet getaway, there’s a variety of awesome restaurants for you to try (just make sure to leave a bit of time if you’re going to check out Fergburger). Find plenty more reasons to head to this southern favourite on pages 26-31.

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MAKE WAY TO MOUNT ASPIRING: Located in the Otago region, Mount Aspiring National Park has a mixture of everything; remote wilderness, high mountains and river valleys. What’s definitely worth looking at is the Blue Pools track; it’s clear blue pools are truly magnificent.

WALK AROUND WELLINGTON: This destination is our beautiful capital, so it makes sense to add it to the list of must-see places. If you’re a political nut, you can check out the Beehive; film geeks can see Weta Workshops (creators of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit); and anyone can enjoy the Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). Aside from the attractions, there are plenty of great shops, restaurants and bars both in the city and along the waterfront.

CHECK OUT CHRISTCHURCH: You don’t have to travel very far to find a destination worth visiting. In fact, Christchurch is all that and more! Why not pretend to be a tourist in your own city; you’ll see it in a whole new light! The central city is thriving, the adventure park caters for the ‘outdoorsy’ folk, the ski fields are on our back doorstep and the Botanical Gardens are always pleasant to walk through or picnic in. Invite your friends and family from around our little country to see what we have in our very own backyard.

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eter Rowley is an actor well-loved by those who were glued to the telly in the 70s, 80s and 90s. He was the straight guy in many a Kiwiana satirical series, such as McPhail and Gatsby, and most notoriously, the Billy T James Show, of which Peter also wrote the scripts with his late, great best-bud Billy. More recently he stared in 2018’s Mortal Engines. This eternal funny guy still rocks the enthusiastic energy he’s infamous for, even at the suave age of 68. During Stage 4 lockdown he got up-close and personal with his ‘lockdown comedy’ on Facebook every single day. The rendition of traditional funny-bone ticklers, showcased his repertoire of impersonations, accents and elastic expressions – adding the odd sound effect with a click of a talented tongue. He does a Billy Conolly arguably as good as the Scotsman himself. Being too PC or polite doesn’t feature in a Rowley script. It’s comedy in its riotous raw. “I resonate with today’s straight-shooting comedians like Ricky Jervis and I admire Spike Milligan for introducing absurdity into comedy.” Being exceptionally observant is his recipe for creating good comedy. At this year’s World Buskers Festival, he took to the Spiegeltent stage for the Palaver Grand show. “My happy place is stand-up comedy, so I’m all for its resurgence.” Born in Timaru and Christ College schooled, he became the “funny boy” so people would like him – and his grandmother was also a comedian. Peter’s been ensconced back in Christchurch where he grew up, since 2018, after a stint as a Central Otago radio jock. Prior to that, Peter

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lived in Melbourne, acting in shows such as Underbelly and Neighbours… and even a Viagra commercial! “I was pretty much an unknown over there, until I walked into a pub and mentioned I was the voice of Dog in the movie Footrot Flats: A Dog’s Tale. It was all matey hugs and beers after that! The Aussie’s love it.” Son of a wartime fighter pilot, Peter’s other passion is flying and he’s also enjoyed MCing and livening up many a corporate event. A voluminous CV of screen and stage stints has led to opportune moments, like having a cuppa with Joan Collins and smoking a cigar with Tommy Lee Jones and Dudley Moore. This comedic character once owned a Russian Vodka bar. And recently he conjured up the recipe to his own gin label. Unsurprisingly christened Laughing Club Gin, the tasteful tipple of London Dry style botanicals, has a beguiling backstory involving Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, sea voyages and British Kings – well matched to its rather glam Art Deco logo. And why gin? “Because you can always have a great laugh with friends over a really good gin – responsibly of course!” A boutique Marlborough distillery is preparing for production. “We’ll use a traditional copper still to produce a top-quality mellifluous mouthfeel, which will be PH perfect.” Peter, who bounced back from a heart attack in 2005, is even more in tune with his creative life mission. His advice to artists and entrepreneurs? “It’s courage. When you don’t have fear, then you can allow yourself to be brilliant.

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Wig-ging out Gin Wigmore is using her extraordinary gravelly voice to speak up for the underdog. She tells Melinda Collins about a cause close to her heart.

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ritty, powerful and just a little bit badass could equally be used to describe Gin Wigmore’s music or her aesthetic and, while singing is still her first love, the Kiwi powerhouse who wrote her first awardwinning song Angelfire at just 14 is now using her distinctively raspy voice to speak out and speak up. Free for the first time of the constraints of a major label since her debut album, 2009’s Holy Smoke, the Auckland-born, now USbased singer and songwriter is “elated!” “Truly elated. It feels like I have come loose from the pack to ride on my own. And I love it!” Symbolising the milestone, her newlyreleased single Hangover Halo, is about finding contentment in one’s self, its inspiration drawn from “The lessons I have learned from youth into adulthood and in turn having a reflective moment on how simply being granted the opportunity to be born and exist on this amazing planet is one of a humbling and wonderful experience,” she says. “So for that alone, I must raise a toast to being alive.” Putting money where her mouth is, a portion of the proceeds of Hangover Halo are going to support Panthera – an organisation solely devoted to the conservation of the world’s wild cats and their ecosystems. “For this specific single I am focusing on big cats, specifically tigers, as they are facing near extinction,” Wigmore explains. “On a real basic level, I just think tigers are super rad and I don’t want them to die out due to human exploitation. If we are the problem, we are also the solution. We must be vigilant in their protection against poachers. We must be vigilant in protecting their natural habitats and making room on this planet for all other beings so we can co-exist in freedom and peace. And this is exactly what Panthera does; they work to protect the natural habitats for these beautiful animals as well as implement intensive training programs to prevent and apprehend poachers.” The rest of 2020 will see Wigmore release a stream of music which will also support and highlight different endangered animals of the world and the animal charities that will be set up for donation in support of them. But supporting the underdog has recently taken a literal turn for the long-time vegetarian. “I actually took the next step into a fully vegan lifestyle just a few months ago,” she says.

“For me, being vegetarian was not enough. Dairy farming is equally as cruel and f***ed up in its treatment of animals to be able to satisfy the demand on a global scale, so I decided I wasn’t going to be a part of that demand any longer.” Singing was always her first love and despite now adding ‘hotelier’ to her list of professional credentials with the purchase of a hotel in the desert in Palm Springs, it is singing that still has her heart. It was music through which Wigmore first connected with her nowhusband, musician Jason Butler, who heads artist-oriented collective 333 Wreckords, and released Wigmore’s latest music. “It’s very comforting to be in a creative collective that I love, respect and share similar beliefs with,” Wigmore says. “I can 100 percent focus on my art without compromise and then completely trust the people working with me for their guidance, constructive criticism and approach to it all. It really is an awesome crew to be in.” Together Butler and Wigmore have been heavily involved with the #BlackLivesMatter protests recently. “It has been a very big and monumental moment in time on all fronts!” “LA is showing me what it’s made of right now,” she says of her new homebase. “It’s loud, it’s free and it’s very powerful. The diversity, the perseverance for growth and change, the public outcry demanding justice for all and throughout all of this, there is a true feeling of community amongst the city. This is the precise reason I moved to LA and the reason I will continue to enjoy living here for many years to come.” Wigmore has always packed more into her life than most. On top of the hotel and musicmaking, she’s balancing a two-year-old, a newborn and an incontinent German shepherd rescue dog she added to the family just before the US went into lockdown. “It made my world shrink overnight,” she says of lockdown. “It made me realise, almost instantaneously, the seemingly mundane outings were the ones I took for granted the most. Something as simple as a walk along the beach to see the horizon and the expanse to our lives was taken away; something as easy as popping into the store to grab a loaf of bread was now a fear-inducing exercise of patience, rules and restriction. “It has been tough mentally more than anything, but it has provided me with a huge amount of gratitude for my two healthy boys, loving husband, awesome dogs and generous friends.”

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t her current weight, Bella was a very poor candidate for a surgical repair of a ruptured cruciate for instance. Bella had tried several diets, but Labradors have a food drive that defies any but the most well-organized of plans. Bella is now a curvy 39kg and is on a happy path to her goal weight of around 32kg. “We have achieved this with a combination of clever diet and exercise in our underwater treadmill. Her transformation is amazing,” says Wigram Vet Geoff Mehrtens. Underwater treadmill exercise has many benefits for overweight dogs. Even elderly arthritic dogs enjoy exercising in a carefully managed warm water environment. Underwater treadmill exercise is a great way to rebuild wasted muscles. Muscle mass rapidly increases with minimal risk of injury to stressed ligaments and joints. Geoff says, “Bella is more lively, enthusiastic and her skin has improved. She has literally shed years off her life and is looking forward to getting back to her previously active lifestyle.” Obesity is a sensitive topic and unfortunately the clear benefits of a healthy bodyweight are often lost in a

debate that becomes blurred by other issues. At Wigram Vet and the Good Dog Spa they try to incorporate holistic wellness into their approach to your pet’s health. In modern western society many dogs and cats suffer from being overweight. There are many studies that clearly show a link between obesity and decreased quality of life. It can lead to osteoarthritis, cardiovascular issues and inflammatory disorders affecting ligaments, joints and skin. Does your dog have difficulty rising or lying down? This could be a sign of osteoarthritis and your dog may be trapped in a vicious cycle of feeling too sore to move and exercise. If you would like to know more about the ‘K9FIT FOR LIFE’ program, please contact Wigram vet and the Good Dog Spa.

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Alison Aitken has been in the real estate game for three decades, so to say she is at the top of her league is an understatement. The Harcourts Grenadier agent is greatly recognised by both her peers and the community – she was inducted into the prestigious Harcourts’ Hall of Fame in 2011 and in 2019 became the first (and only) Harcourts salesperson to achieve $1 billion in settled sales. Often you read all about properties and what distinguishes them from the rest. We thought we’d take the time to do the same for Alison.

How was lockdown for your bubble? Extremely comfortable, we got back to the basics of cooking, gardening, exercise, reading (no TV) and plenty of relaxation. I did very little work except talking to my great client base simply to see if they were ok. Was your heart always set on real estate? No, an interesting journey through farm cadetship, banking, hospitality and small business ownership – they all helped shape and form me. What distinguishes you from the competition? I work for a great company, part of a superb global network. I have a fantastic team of different ages and different skills which complement each other. We work hard and love what we do. What advice would you give to someone who is wanting to start in Real Estate? Get a good platform, a company with good management, training, and resources. The best start is to become part of a high performing team. Be prepared for the sacrifices you need to make, without them there are no rewards. www.alisonaitken.harcourts.co.nz

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Big battle for At the age of four, Lachie Connell and his family spent 229 nights at someone else’s house. WORDS MELINDA COLLINS

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he day before this mammoth sleepover, everything was relatively normal for the West Coast family of five, that includes younger brother Malachi, older brother Silas and parents, Pat Connell and Jeanna Abelson. That is, apart from the regular fevers, the unusual bruising and the lethargy Lachie was experiencing. “He’d been having some pretty random fevers, off and on,” Jeanna says. “The doctor would say it’s just a virus. It would go high then go away, but quite regularly. Then maybe two or three weeks out from diagnosis he got tired and lethargic at school and wasn’t quite himself. Then he started developing bruises. He was an active little boy but nothing that explained the bruising.” So, on 30 August 2018, Jeanna took him back to the local GP where she had

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been able to secure an appointment with a nurse. That nurse pretty quickly brought in the doctor and that doctor took one look at him and sent a shocked Jeanna straight to Greymouth Hospital. “She said there were some pretty serious illnesses that displayed like this and one is actually leukaemia,” Jeanna says. Blood tests immediately showed cause for concern and from there, the family went straight to Christchurch with just the clothes on their backs. Lachie was admitted to the ward at Christchurch Hospital at 7pm that night. The following day he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). “From there he was in hospital for a month,” Jeanna says. “He had a very intense round of chemotherapy; he had a total of nine

months of intense chemo, but the first round is particularly hard where he couldn’t walk for a month. But he got through it, he carried on. “Now he’s in maintenance treatment.” The aim of maintenance treatment is to get rid of any remaining leukaemia cells. An intense regime, it involves daily chemotherapy medication, antibiotics to prevent lung infections, steroids to help destroy leukaemia cells and prevent reactions, Intravenous chemotherapy (IV chemo) and Intrathecal Chemotherapy (IT chemo) delivered by lumber puncture every three months to kill any leukaemia cells that might have spread to the brain and spinal cord, along with regular tests and check-ups with his oncologist. The brave little battler just turned six earlier this month.


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n the first month of treatment in Christchurch, Lachie was in the hospital almost full-time, so it was critical for the family to be close by. Jeanna and Pat did sleep shifts and play-time shifts to enable them to be with Lachie and keep their youngest Malachi – who turned two the month following Lachie’s hospital admission – occupied in the Children’s Haematology and Oncology Centre, where Lachie was being treated. That’s when Ronald McDonald House South Island (RMHSI) stepped up. A registered charity, RMHSI supports families with food and accommodation in one of their centres when their child is in a hospital away from home, free

of charge. Having left their lives on the West Coast to begin treatment in Christchurch, RMHSI took the stress, worry and cost out of the equation for the young family. It enabled them to stay close by the hospital during the initial treatment and allowed them time to make Christchurch their permanent base for the longer-term treatment programme. The boys named RMHSI the ‘party house’ from the fun environment created when all the families in the 26-bedroom Christchurch House get together for dinner. In Lachie’s first round of treatment, the 6pm dinner was the only thing that would entice him out of his room, even when he wasn’t up to eating. Having lost her first son when he was a baby, Jeanna is aware of just how extraordinary this service is. “He became unwell at three months old. Same thing happened, we were rushed to hospital, but there was no Ronald McDonald House back then, just an old janitor closet that was small and uncomfortable,” she says. “Ronald McDonald House became

something so special to us. It feels like home. It’s a warm and friendly environment which makes going through treatment less stressful. “There’s a real family feeling there, it’s a loving environment. All the staff are so incredibly warm, they become your family… your Ronald McDonald House family.” Last year, RMHSI became a ‘home away from home’ to 1281 families, saving them more than $1.2 million in accommodation expenses. Already, the organisation has helped more than 200 families this year. However, like many charities, RMHSI has had to cancel its major fundraising events this year – Invercargill, Christchurch and Queenstown Supper Clubs. So the organisation is hoping to raise more than $50,000 to support Kiwi families via its Host a Roast™ community fundraising event which launched this month. During the month of July, host a roast and invite your whānau, friends or colleagues to attend for a $20 donation. This will go towards supporting families who require a ‘home away from home’ while needing hospital treatment for their child. “Host a Roast™ is all about celebrating the precious moments created with family and friends around the table. Now, more than ever, it’s an experience we can all appreciate,” RMHSI Chief Executive Mandy Kennedy says. “Our commitment to serving families who must travel to Christchurch or Invercargill for their child’s medical treatment is unwavering. Our eyes are firmly fixed on providing the best care and support for families who are going through a tough and uncertain time, and on the children who need their parents by their side.” To register online for Host a Roast™ head to hostaroast.kiwi

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Meet the Principal 1. CATHEDRAL GRAMMAR PRINCIPAL SCOTT THELNING 2. SELWYN HOUSE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DR. LYN BIRD 3. ST ANDREWS RECTOR COLLEGE CHRISTINE LEIGHTON 4. ST MARGARET’S COLLEGE EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL DIANA PATCHETT. 5. NELSON COLLEGE HEADMASTER RICHARD DYKES

They are some of the most inspiring and innovative leaders in our midst and play no small part in shaping our future generations through outstanding education. In this special supplement we introduce the Principals of some of Canterbury’s finest schools, learning about their philosophies, values and ambitions and, of course, the exceptional educational institutions behind them.

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Cathedral Grammar SCOTT THELNING PRINCIPAL ‘Every child. Every day.’ This simple yet powerful statement is the essence of my educational philosophy. It seems so obvious, yet in a school setting, can get lost in the pursuit of greatness, narrow measures of success and the desires of adults. At The Cathedral Grammar School your child is truly at the heart of the matter as we set about nurturing them, knowing them and growing them in a holistic and heart-focused manner. Of course, academic performance and high expectations are key, but not at the expense of their wellbeing and the development of skills and qualities to thrive in a challenging and evolving world.

he Cathedral Grammar School is an independent school providing high-quality education for pre-school, primary school and intermediate aged girls and boys. This is a place of ambition alongside preparation where students learn from the best right from the start. Every year level benefits from the expertise of our high-calibre specialist teachers across multiple subjects, and small class sizes mean learning is amplified, ensuring every child’s strengths are identified and built on, with support provided where and when needed. The prime inner city location provides the school with the most wonderful nearby resources. As an example, the Year 7 and 8 students head to Ara Institute for Engineering and Food Technology, Christ’s College to study Hard Materials and selected students are involved in an Enrichment Programme at Tūranga, the new central city library. This is an exciting opportunity and aims to enrich and extend the school’s current learning programmes inside and outside the classroom. The school structure is unique and designed to ensure students have the opportunity to make the most of their formative school years. Teachers understand that learning happens in different ways at different ages; their students work in both co-educational and single-sex learning environments at times when this best suits their learning journey. In Pre-School and the Junior School, children learn in a coeducational environment. Students in Years 4 to 8 attend either the Boys’ or Girls’ School. Allowing students the best of both worlds, single sex classes offer the opportunity to target and deliver the curriculum in the most effective and interesting style possible, while social skills are developed by sharing mixed-environment break times, specialist classes and activities. Ultimately, The Cathedral Grammar School is committed to providing a balance of tradition and rigour, while being curious and adventurous every day. All in an environment that values your child’s heart as well as their head. It’s the Grammar Way. www.cathedralgrammar.school.nz

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Selwyn House School DR. LYN BIRD

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At Selwyn House School, the critical skills of creativity, self-regulation, empathy, adaptability, innovation and collaboration are infused throughout the Selwyn House curriculum, culminating in a unique senior leadership programme that prepares all students for their future lives. Our students develop deep discipline knowledge across subjects and then use their ability to collaborate and innovate to solve complex real-world problems. Employers across the world have emphasised the need for today’s young people to possess both deep knowledge and critical human skills, a combination that is commonly termed ‘T-shaped’ professionals – Selwyn House is developing young ‘T-shaped’ students. Their ability to utilise their ‘T-Shaped’ attributes and deep knowledge results in powerful thinking and problemsolving – skills and attributes that are in high demand today and in the future workforce.

elwyn House School is a leading girls’ school for Years 1-8, with an onsite Boarding House and co-ed Pre-School. It features modern facilities, outstanding resources, and a rigorous future-focussed curriculum implemented by highly qualified, expert teachers. The school offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, which focusses on the total growth of the developing child, encompassing intellectual, social, physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Their students achieve excellent results in their core subjects and internationally perform significantly higher than the international student cohort. They consistently achieve at local, national and international competitions, with 73 recipients of national and international awards between 2017 and 2019. As well as being able to explore their passions in specialist subjects including Science, Mechatronics, Spanish, Music, Visual and Performing Arts, and Physical Education, students undertake future and community problem solving tasks and leadership initiatives. Selwyn House School has a proud tradition of offering an innovative education that continually adapts to meet future challenges. The strong ‘STEAM’ programme at Selwyn House School uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Their STEAM Hub provides every student from Year 1 to 8 access to stateof-the-art equipment including 3D printers, a kiln, a laser cutter, sewing machines and Virtual Reality headsets. Mechatronics, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are Selwyn House subjects that ensure students are equipped with 21st century skill sets and fully prepared to lead in a future that is heavy in technology. The school provides exceptional educational opportunities for girls, in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Their focus is on developing globally minded learners and leaders who will become confident and capable young women. www.selwynhouse.school.nz

OPEN DAY

MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 9AM TO NOON 122 MERIVALE LANE To register your interest phone: (03) 355 7299 or email:  office@selhouse.school.nz

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St Andrew’s College CHRISTINE LEIGHTON RECTOR

Rector Christine Leighton says St Andrew’s College is “strongly committed” to the holistic development of its students. “We recognise each student as an individual and, with a multi-dimensional approach, support their personal development and well-being alongside a growth mindset for learning. We strive to ensure our students leave with not only a world-class education, but also the mental agility, emotional intelligence, and resilience to survive and flourish in life beyond secondary school.” Christine is the first female Rector at St Andrew’s College and has been in the role since 2007, following a long career as a teacher and in senior leadership roles. She is a great believer in girls and boys being educated alongside one another.

he St Andrew’s community has great respect for the College’s long history and proud traditions, but is also firmly focused on the future, Christine says. “Last year we introduced two new core values, Inclusivity and Creativity, to sit alongside our founding values of Truth, Excellence and Faith which inform the direction of our strategic vision, Framing Our Future.” Excellence in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits are consistently achieved at St Andrew’s – the only independent coeducational boarding school in the South Island. Christine was delighted with the College’s outstanding academic success in 2019, which place St Andrew’s College as one of the top-performing schools in the country. “A group of 24 students achieved 39 New Zealand Scholarships between them, with one of our Year 13 students, Mackey Johnstone, achieving the top mark in New Zealand for Technology. Our students also achieved 228 Excellence endorsements across the three NCEA levels.” St Andrew’s is renowned for offering a wide range of sporting and cultural pursuits, and for the regular success students achieve at a regional and national level. Students also enjoy exceptional facilities at St Andrew’s College, with more than $110 million invested in the campus over the last decade. Well-being and Positive Education are also a key focus at St Andrew’s and a Whole School Well-being Strategy supports teachers and students to flourish in all aspects of their lives. Christine says the College’s goal of preparing students for life beyond secondary school can be neatly summed up by its vision statement, “To be at the leading edge of high-performance educational practice, in a community which values caring for others, tradition and creativity, in order to provide young people with the roots and wings to flourish in an ever-changing world”. www.stac.school.nz

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For further information or to schedule a personalised College tour, please contact Registrar Lynn Smith on +64 3 940 2016 or email enrol@stac.school.nz

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St Margaret’s College DIANA PATCHETT

EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

It is the atmosphere of encouragement that I love about St Margaret’s College. The girls are united in their aspirations to excellence, not only in the classroom but also wherever their co-curricular interests take them, and we all work together to help them be the best they can be. Passionate teachers, dedicated coaches, professional instructors and caring tutors all provide positive guidance. But it is the girls who lift each other up, with kindness and service to others at the heart of their endeavours. And best of all, we enjoy each other’s company and share a lovely sense of fun and school spirit along the way.

t Margaret’s College in Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s leading day and boarding girls’ school with a proud history of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. St Margaret’s College is the only girls’ school in the South Island to offer the dual senior academic pathway of the International Baccalaureate Diploma as well as NCEA. Throughout a girl’s time at St Margaret’s, she is seen as an individual and her learning is structured accordingly. A love of learning is instilled from a young age – throughout Junior School (Years 1-6) and Middle School (Years 7-10), the girls are encouraged to discover and extend themselves, celebrate their successes, learn from their challenges and most of all, enjoy the thrill of learning. This is balanced by the extensive co-curricular programme in sport and the arts, full of opportunity for wherever a girl’s interests may lie. By the time she reaches Senior School (Years 11-13), she is in full possession of the skills she needs to succeed in her academic pursuits. Professional teachers, small class sizes, modern facilities and well-resourced sport and cultural programmes combine to enable the girls to realise this success, whatever that might look like for each of them. St Margaret’s College’s academic record in both International Baccalaureate and NCEA is consistently outstanding and while a strong academic focus will always be maintained to ensure students realise their post-school aspirations, education in this age of change is as much about character as content. To empower young women to live well and lead, it is important to nurture the skills and attributes that will set them up to flourish in even the most uncertain of times. When a girl leaves St Margaret’s College, she will join over 10,000 SMC alumnae making a positive contribution to business, government and community around the world. www.stmargarets.school.nz

“We love it, you will too”

Book your personal tour today! Please contact: Susie Campbell, Admissions Manager (03) 353 2563 • enrol@stmargarets.school.nz

EMPOWERING GIRLS YEARS 1–13 www.stmargarets.school.nz

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Nelson College RICHARD DYKES HEADMASTER

My tenure as Headmaster at Nelson College began very recently, in June 2020. My educational philosophy is simple…to make amazing young people even more amazing. At Nelson College, I have seen already that we have impressive young men. They’re confident, articulate and resilient. My job is to provide our students with amazing opportunities, support and challenge – by employing and supporting dedicated teachers. Nelson College is a place where we build a legacy and a future through academic, sporting, artistic, student leadership and service.

elson College Boarding is well known for its welcoming family environment. This was highlighted when the COVID Lockdown occurred. Most of our internationally based students chose to stay, along with staff, and form a safe bubble of 80. This included Year 13 kiwi student Mac Harris, whose parents live in Japan. When the lockdown happened, Mac thought about going home, but decided it was safer to stay at school. “I wanted to stay here in case things got worse and I couldn’t come back,” Mac says. “Being in lockdown with all the international students also meant I got to know everyone really well. They’re pretty awesome.” Nelson College has long been a progressive and innovative boys’ school. Our learning environment focuses on ‘inspiring young men to take their place in the world by fostering the values of manaakitanga through quality education’. We take great pride in nurturing each boy’s individual interests and potential across all areas of academia, sport, arts, culture, and leadership. “Our boarders sit at the heart of the school and we’re incredibly proud of them,” Director of Boarding Samme Hippolite says. “We know how formative these years are, and we want the boys to have every opportunity to develop their interests. We also want them to have fun, make lifelong friendships and create unforgettable memories within the context of a clear and safe structure.” Set alongside the main college campus, the college’s two boarding houses – Rutherford and Barnicoat – are large heritage buildings that have recently had major refurbishments. “Our experienced staff are committed to creating a strong and caring community within the boarding fraternity,” Samme says. “We ensure that our boys are supported throughout their educational endeavours, and we also make sure that they get to experience everything our beautiful Nelson region offers. www.nelsoncollege.school.nz

Talk to us about life-changing opportunities for your son at Nelson College Boarding Nelson College offers the very best in boarding. With a welcoming family environment, our school has high-level academic, sporting and leadership programmes.

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This little rural town is a beating heart, functioning as a major service centre for the surrounding farming district. But if you’re not into agriculture and prefer to explore this loveable location in other ways, we’ve got you covered. We have pulled together some of the main reasons you should make the drive to awesome Ashburton. (Sky) Dive right in: What better way is there to see the town than a complete aerial view. Take in the amazing sights of the Southern Alps, South Pacific Ocean and Canterbury Plains. The enthusiastic team at Skydiving Kiwis will look after you in an unforgettable Ashburton experience. And like they say who said Kiwis can’t fly?

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Night at the museum: If you love museums, you’ll love Ashburton because you have the option to visit six of them. Choose from the Ashburton Museum, Vintage Car Museum, Lynn Museum, Aviation Museum, The Plains Railway and Museum and finally the Art Gallery. We’re thinking that we may have to explore these little history hotspots further in an upcoming article – stay tuned.

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Plains by plane: You don’t have to throw yourself out of the plane to take in the scenic views of the South Island. In fact, with Air Rangitata you (and four of your friends if you wish) can sit comfortably in their Cessna 206 aircraft and take in all the eye can see. Choose a set route or take advantage of their charter service.

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Queenstown WORDS MIKE YARDLEY

With winter’s opening shots recasting our adventure capital’s offerings, the razored ridgeline of the Remarkables is sporting a decent coast of snow, accentuating the resort town’s cinematic good looks.

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Family Getaway + A Romantic Evening in one at The Rees Hotel, Queenstown!

Enjoy one of our Executive Lake View Apartments for 2 nights, a romantic dinner for 2 with a babysitter included and late checkout for $1480.00. Valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Contact The Rees Hotel now to book your stay this winter. Proudly New Zealand Owned and Operated. Visit the STAYNZ page on our website to access our special rates

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t’s worth the ride alone on the Skyline Gondola, to drink it all in. The gracious old lady of the lake, TSS Earnslaw, will resume faithfully plying Wakatipu’s waters in early July, but if you’re after a fresher scoop of floating pleasure, board Southern Discoveries’ gleaming catamaran. They operate daily excursions to Mt. Nicholas Station, one of New Zealand’s most historic, family run merino sheep stations. Spanning 100,000 acres of golden high country terrain, the 45-minute scenic cruise down Lake Wakatipu affords glorious vistas of Mt. Earnslaw, Cecil Peak, and the tucked away valley beneath Mt. Creighton, where the Hollywood set have previously purchased homes, including Arnie Schwarzenegger and John Travolta. Arriving at Mt. Nicholas Station, you have a variety of add-on sightseeing options including a 4WD Safari, a two-hour high country walk or the Woolshed Experience. I opted for the latter, which was a wonderfully hands-on exposition of merino wool’s journey from fresh fleece to top-end clothing. All Mt. Nicholas Station merino wool is sold to Icebreaker. As a premium wine-growing region, swooned over for its pinot noir, a swirl of wine trail tours can whisk you across the vineyards of the Gibbston Valley and beyond. I cheated and headed straight to The Winery, a one-stop-tasting shop in the heart of Queenstown and also Arrowtown (the Queenstown site is yet to reopen). It’s indulgently effortless, where you can taste over 80 wines, including several dozen delicious pinot noirs, at the press of a button. All of the industry’s rockstars are showcased, including Valli Bannockburn, Mt. Difficulty, Black Ridge and Amisfield. Complement your wine sampling, by grazing from a flavourful platter of local cheese, salami and olives. Speaking of food, if the billowing tangle of humanity, pre-Covid, spilling along the footpath of Shotover Street, outside Fergburger, turned you off from sampling the gourmet delights in buns – now’s your chance

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without the crowds. One of my favourite noshing spots is Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan, just up the road by Lake Hayes. On Steamer Wharf, graze heartily from the share plates at Public Kitchen & Bar, a convivial celebration of local produce overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the gazillion dollar views. Another recommended fuss-free experience is the Ballarat Trading Company, stunningly outfitted in the style of an 1850’s trading post, with lip-smacking gourmet food. Walking options abound and heading east from the town centre, the Frankton Arm Walkway is a heart-stealer, with its unobstructed lake and mountain views. A coffee stop beckoned at Boat Shed Café & Bistro. Its backstory is fascinating, set in the restored New Zealand Railways Shipping Office after beginning life as a store in the 1870s. In 1936 it was bought by Frank Duncan, a Dunedin lawyer, who moved the building from the town centre to its current waterfront location. From The Boat Shed, the gravel walkway wends its way along the shoreline to Frankton, passing a quaint parade of rustic Kiwi cribs – a laid-back world away from the pretence of some of Queenstown’s more recent glamour pad developments. They’re anything but flashy. It is such a great antidote to savour this unmolested vestige of old Queenstown. Ten kilometres west of Queenstown, on the road to Glenorchy, I enjoyed a brisk hike in the Mt. Creighton Scenic Reserve. After a steady climb, the peaceful trail through native bush steeped in goldmining history leads to Lake Dispute. There’s a variety of options, but this 90-minute loop circuit hits the sweet spot. Not only does it give you the chance to gawp at some of the under-theradar celebrity hideaway trophy houses, strung across the valley, but the elevated vistas across the lake to Cecil Peak and Walter Peak are supreme, delivering a fresh scoop of Queenstown’s unstoppable beauty.

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Winter adventure There’s never been a better time for Kiwis to visit Queenstown and the town’s community is ready and waiting to welcome you for the winter.

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he snow has gathered on the mountains and all four ski areas will open to offer Queenstown’s epic winter experience. What’s more, a recent survey of Queenstown businesses showed that 96 percent of respondents would be open for business this winter. Combine days on the slopes with delightful après ski, vibrant nightlife and cosmopolitan dining by night, and give your legs a

rest with a day’s excursion to Gibbston, Glenorchy or Arrowtown. Perhaps an adventure in the air or on the water is on the cards so you can take in the scenery and challenge yourself with a new experience? What are the most important elements to your Queenstown itinerary? Read on to find out.

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Pack up the kids and watch them experience a range of firsts in Queenstown—first snow play? Tick. First lake adventure on a steamer? Tick. On or off the mountain, there’s so much to see and do, great learner slopes and ski schools for the young ones, and this winter, a bunch of great deals too.

The exclusive offerings don’t end in the kitchen. Queenstown’s wineries make for the perfect day off the slopes, and a bespoke tour is available with a private charter for your group. Let your preferences guide you, or ask for expert advice to create the perfect wine odyssey. Group tours to Gibbston’s cellar door highlights are also available if you’re keen to make new friends.

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Thinking of heading to Queenstown this winter? Find all the inspiration you need, plus awesome deals from Queenstown experiences at www.QueenstownNZ.nz.

Sustain yourself in style You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to après ski. You could easily be here for weeks on end and not visit the same place twice—although a favourite may make itself apparent a couple of days in. Local restaurants are continuously reworking and updating their menus meaning even your all-time favourites will have some new winter warmers this year. Apartment dwellers also have private chefs on offer to provide a special meal without leaving your wintry home whether you’re celebrating a special birthday, or giving your holiday the sayonara it deserves.

Queenstown’s slopes open days Coronet Peak 26 June Cardrona Alpine Resort 26 June Treble Cone 27 June The Remarkables 4 July

Bigger adrenaline rushes The options to get that sweet adrenaline rush in Queenstown are only getting more thrilling and diverse. Bungy, jet boat, or riverboard to your heart’s content while taking in the snow-capped mountain views and crisp fresh air. Plus, there are plenty of epic deals running over winter 2020, so there’s no excuse not to try something new!

A room with a view From hotels perched right on the lake’s edge, to high up overlooking the Wakatipu and Remarkables mountain ranges, there’s an accommodation option for all styles of traveller to Queenstown. Looking to splash out on some luxury? The town fit for a queen has that in spades too.

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he Southern Lakes ski areas are all set to open in coming days, with Coronet Peak and Cardrona Alpine Resort scheduled to open on 26 June, Treble Cone scheduled to open on 27 June and The Remarkables Ski Area set to open on 4 July. Destination Queenstown interim chief executive Ann Lockhart says snow fans should start digging out their ski gear, tuning skis and snowboards and booking flights to visit Queenstown this winter, joining visitors from all over New Zealand. “Winter at Alert Level 1 means that Queenstown’s ski areas have very few restrictions—skiers and boarders will be truly free to

experience all we have to offer and we’re very excited for this! “There’s been a high level of anticipation for the first significant snow fall of the season after a few early dustings in the last few weeks, and some frosty mornings,” she says. “Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere’s leading four season resort, the skiing is world-class and the range of activities in Queenstown itself are second to none. The ski areas are fully prepared for safe operations as we move through Covid Alert Levels, and our businesses are open and ready to welcome visitors again—with 96 percent of respondents to a recent survey intending to open for winter,” Ann says. www.queenstownnz.co.nz

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Beachside Modernism

Thoughtful and flexible additions to a 1950s midcentury home in Sumner, originally designed by architect Paul Pascoe, have earned Duval O’Neill and his team at Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects a place on the shortlist of the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ 2020 Regional Awards.

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nderstanding the eminence of Paul Pascoe (himself an NZIA Gold Medallist) in mid-century New Zealand architecture, the home owners knew they needed to find an exceptional architect who understood and appreciated modernist properties. Hearing that Duval had his own midcentury home, they realised they wouldn’t do better and the finished property reflects the empathy of its designer with the principles of the modernist movement. The small three-bedroom, one-bathroom house is now transformed into a much larger

four-bedroom with ensuite and a new laundry, as well as a second living room that can double as a sleeping area. The bedroom addition frames a new sheltered internal courtyard while also acting as the end point for the gallery link and a portal to the contained garden. Central to Duval’s design concept is the rationalisation of circulation and entrance areas, retaining the long garden view as well as repeating the roofline and choosing materials which respected the essence of the original Pascoe design. The addition features the same cedar boards, copper nails, door

handles, recycled rimu flooring, window frames, eaves, interior and exterior colours, and overall proportions. The HMOA team has ensured a clear division between adult space and the children’s bedrooms and play areas. Owens Building partnered with HMOA on this special project and Director David Owens enjoyed both the clients’ and Duval’s commitment to the original architecture of the home. Owens Building places a premium on integrity, ensuring every project represents its commitment to excellence. “Our delivery style and our

relationships with clients and designers is of utmost importance to us, and often leads to great friendships forming,” David says. “Also, as enthusiasts of mid-century architecture ourselves, it was a joy to be part of the project team,” David says. Owens Building relocated to Wanaka in 2016 and has since become involved in a number of projects involving passive house principles. David and family are soon to move into a newly constructed home which incorporates these principles and elements of mid-century design, so offering the best of both worlds.

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Nestled into the hillside WORDS RHONDA MITCHELL

The seemingly unsolvable challenges of adjacent sites were the ultimate inspiration for NZIA shortlisted Hofmans Architects, when designing these two striking homes in their home village of Arrowtown.

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uitable for a family of five, each home makes the best of the uplifting views and embodies spatially efficient floor areas, while making a virtue of the site restraints. The finished homes are not simply a visually pleasing counterpoint to an iconic landscape, but express virtuosity in design as well. The very steep slope has a no-build line as the top twothirds of the site, a schist seam running through the middle of the site and a tight five metre maximum height plane. These factors demanded an efficient design set within the lower portion of both sites. The usual 4m separation was successfully reduced to 2m, which allowed the houses to sit independently of each other whilst increasing the buildable area. By tilting the side wall and dropping the roof pitch of one property, this allowed the other to achieve good winter sun. “We are always inspired by our

local environment and like to use natural materials that sit well in our surroundings,” Director Maarten Hofmans says. “The Chinese miners were masters in using local materials that came to hand and creating shelter in an efficient as possible form - something that we have drawn inspiration from. We strive to achieve simple and easily understood solutions. These homes are two simple sculpted shaped forms that nestle into the hillside.” Corten clads the firewood storage walls and folded cedar wraps the forms, while pushed in recesses define the entry points. MWH Construction brought the designs to reality and Maarten says, “It was a pleasure to work with MWH, their enthusiasm for a well-executed product always makes us happy as Architects”. Director of MWH, Myles Herschell says, “the aesthetic of this project was a real drawcard for our team – the houses resemble folded cedar origami. Also, the opportunity to work with Hofmans Architects: their creativity, receptiveness to change and solutions is always a pleasure.” The philosophy at MWH is to push boundaries, reinterpret styles and challenge notions of what construction can be. Transparency, adaptability, teamwork plus Myles’ own design degree enable MWH to work at the boundaries of architectural inspiration.

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1. Caitlin Crisp, A modern take on the classic shirt dress. Glasshouse Dress (also available in baby blue), www.caitlincrisp.com 2. The Fitting Room, Beautiful, warm, autumnal tones. Freya Expression High Apex Bra in California Gold, 207 Fendalton Rd & 360 Colombo St 3. Lynn Woods, Look fabulous in faux! Elle Faux Fur Jacket, www.lynnwoodsonlinestore.co.nz 4. Furmoo, Deliciously elegant with leather/cowhide. Clara Messenger Bag, www.furmoo.co.nz 5. Cultler & Co, Beat the winter chills in style. No Excess Jacket, 678 Colombo St 6. Rangiora Shoe Lines, Step out in serious style. The Strixir Boot in Leopard, www.rangiorashoelines.co.nz.

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Jack-et of all trades WORDS JESS MURRAY

It’s time trade in those cute cardigans for some heavyduty winter warmers – we’re talking about jackets and coats. Metropol gets the lowdown on all of the latest jackets we’re seeing coming through in fashion. TIME TO TAN: Gone are the days of minimal layers and getting a tan… winter is the season to wear tan. The Cocoon Jacket from Ketz-ke is a stylish option that is super soft and snuggly on the inside and sophisticated on the outside. TRELISE COOPER MAKE MY HEART BEAT COAT

LET THERE BE LEATHER: The leather jacket is a statement piece that has reigned supreme for decades. Change it up by opting for a non-traditional colour like red or blue. There are even vegan leather options on the market or just go for a faux. LONGLINE, HERE FOR THE LONGRUN: The longline winter coat is a must-have for the 2020 cold

season. With coats that go down to or past your knees, you won’t be feeling that winter chill creeping up your back. Button it up or leave it loose, either way will bring elegance to your closet. TICK FOR TRENCH: If you find the right one, a trench coat can be a beloved wardrobe piece for years to come, after all, this is a classic that never seems to go out of fashion. The popular doublebreasted silhouette is strong transitional piece which will take you through winter and into spring and summer. In 2020, we’re seeing arty detailing, like leather panelling, ruffled bodices, open slit sleeves and double lapels.

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Lockdown lowdown How has the team worked together during and after lockdown? We have a work group chat ‘Earth Matters’ and we use this regularly anyway to keep in touch. During lockdown we shared recipes, what we were doing that day, TV inspo etc. It was good because we could still talk about how we were all feeling, which changed on a daily basis. When you spend so much time together you really miss those connections. We had a couple of video staff meetings which were hilarious, none of us

Packet dyes were flying off the shelf and home-cut fringes and bangs were in full swing during lockdown. So, we caught up with Traci Aylmer, from Earth Organic Hairdressing, to talk to her about how COVID affected them. are comfy in front of a camera and we dealt with this in a typically fun way. I also built an online store, www.earthorganicshop.co.nz. That was a challenge and totally out of my comfort zone. What have the clients been like post lockdown? Did you find you were significantly busier? Our clients are totally awesome! They have been patient, kind and incredibly loyal. We haven’t had many box dyes or mad fringes.

I stayed in touch with our clients throughout lockdown and I think this helped. Hopefully, they felt cared about. Our landlords at 181 High Street were also incredibly kind which lessened the stress. We have been booked out since we opened and are booked way into July. Is there anything exciting to announce/ coming up for Team Earth? Lots of exciting cutting/colouring courses and EVO is coming to Earth…. very exciting. www.earthorganichairdressing.co.nz

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The days are getting shorter and colder, and we get it – all you want to do is snuggle up and never leave the house. But life beckons us to reluctantly crawl out of our caves, and mustering up the mental and physical energy to get through the day doesn’t come easily to the best of us. Metropol caught up with Head Pharmacist at Unichem Cashel Pharmacy, Annabel Turley to get her top three essential vitamins to keep you in tip-top shape this winter.

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Vitamin C: Taking regular Vitamin C supplements is the key to a top-performing immune system all winter long, Annabel explains. “Not only is it a godsend when it comes to warding off colds and flus, Vitamin C also helps protect and improve the function of cells, supports the absorption of iron and helps to maintain healthy bones, cartilage, skin and teeth,” she says. Unichem Cashel Pharmacy offers a range of vitamin C brands that are high quality and fast-absorbing.

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Vitamin D: According to recent studies, there is in fact a link between Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Vitamin D deficiency, which explains the winter slump. This little warrior can battle depression, anxiety, fatigue and muscle aches! “It’s vital for healthy immunity, energy and mental wellbeing,” Annabel says. “It is also unfortunately not present in most foods, but relatively high doses can be found in cod liver oil capsules which are available here at the pharmacy.”

Find Unichem Cashel Pharmacy at 111 Cashel Street from Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Phone 03 595 1289. Online shopping is now available at www.ezypharmacy.co.nz with same day delivery in Christchurch.

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Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is required to make healthy red blood cells that are needed to carry oxygen throughout the body. Researchers have discovered that individuals with B vitamin deficiency may find themselves more sensitive to cold temperatures. and the result is poor circulation, Annabel explains. “So this means cold hands and feet and general intolerance to low temperatures.” Unichem Cashel Pharmacy not only offers vitamin B12 supplements, but they can also do B12 injections. www.cashelpharmacy.co.nz

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You’re originally from Christchurch before hitting it big on TVNZ 2’s Project Runway, where are you based now? Auckland! I love both Auckland and Christchurch so will always live between the two but needed to be up here to get a head-start in the fashion industry. It was the right move. It’s an industry that’s said to take no prisoners, how have you been able to take your reality TV success and turn this into a long term business? It’s definitely a tough industry but I think the way I handled being on the show is true to how I handle the industry – ruthless positivity and by working with like-minded people that share the same problem-solving and forwardthinking attitude!

What’s the most fulfilling part of what you do? Oh goodness where to start!? It’s the little things like sitting in my studio in the early hours of the morning thinking, “this is my space, this is my business, how amazing!” And then the obvious ones such as seeing customers and loved ones wearing and feeling amazing in my designs, coming up with new ideas and working with beautiful fabrics. Sewing and completing garments is a really fulfilling activity in itself!

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What attracted you to the design field? It’s one of those things where when you know, you know. According to mum I was dressing myself before I could talk! But I have also always been interested in the construction and technical side of producing clothing, so it all grew from there.

What do the next 12 month have in store for you and the brand? I try to separate the two where possible (it’s impossible!), but for starters, we have a great summer collection coming with our first exclusive print! I’m very excited for that and often find myself wearing the samples around the studio. I hope to pick up a few new stockists and do my best to get through what I’m sure is going to be an interesting year ahead. Personally, the only things that are guaranteed are daily phone calls to my darling mother and many wines with girlfriends here in Auckland! www.caitlincrisp.com

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Caped Crusader WORDS JESS MURRAY

There is the saying that ‘not all heroes wear capes’ but maybe in this case, they can! Be the super mum, colleague, friend or partner that you are and make sure to dress the part because capes are making a comeback in fashion. Suit up, caped crusaders – we check how you can style these statement pieces.

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Little Red: Channel your inner fairy-tale fantasy by wearing a hooded cape. We’re not suggesting go all out and wear a maxi hooded cape in blood red, but instead maybe a subtle nod to the heroine of our favourite fable.

Cape X Blazer Crossbreed: Everyone loves a blazer; it’s a classic classy piece that has been a workplace staple since we can remember. Why not give the cape blazer a try? Give your outfit a bit of a flare… literally.

Dress ups: It’s sometimes easy to walk out of the door and forget to bring a jacket. Avoid that completely this winter by wearing a cape dress to work. Look as if you’ve just stepped off the runway and into the boardroom.

Snug as a bug: We also have the polar opposite option of wearing a blanket cape (we don’t mean – actually wrap a blanket over your shoulders). This piece will look great paired with some knee-high boots. Don’t sacrifice being warm for looking fabulous this season.

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Home beauty treatments and remedies may have helped you get through lockdown, but now it’s time to seriously treat yourself. Metropol has put together the ultimate pamper guide to one of Christchurch’s newest spa sensations – Moss Spa. You’ll find the house of relaxation on the ground floor at 49 Salisbury Street in the central city.

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Signature seasonal spa facial: This beautiful botanical limited-edition facial will have you relaxed and revitalised at the same time. Let’s face the facts – this treatment is a flexible and fun must-do. The spa can customise the treatment and swap out certain products to suit your skin.

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Full body massage: Sometimes you need to de-stress and de-strain from head to toe. The only thing you have to worry about is getting to your appointment on time. Whether you’re there for 60 minutes or 90, every second will be spent in pure pampering bliss. You and me: We know you have most likely spent a lot of time over the last month or so with your partner. Take the time to celebrate or thank them in the double treatment suite. Don’t have a significant other? Treat mum, dad, siblings or even a best friend. Ultimate moss pamper: A wonderful culmination of everything Moss Spa has to offer proves you can have your cake and eat it too. Bathe away the stress of your daily life and drift into a state of total relaxation with a full body aromatic massage. Finish with a facial and your choice of a manicure or pedicure. Marine pedicure: After resting your feet up on the couch for so long during lockdown, you probably spent a lot of time staring down at your toes. Your feet will be soaked, scrubbed, massaged, your cuticles cared for and your choice of shellac or everyday polish applied. Well, this little piggy went to the spa for a pedicure. See their website for more information about booking and pricing.

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Winter is arguably the worst time of year for our skin; the combination of central heating plus the harsh weather conditions makes for dull, dry complexions. But it’s not all bad news – winter is the best time of year to try non-invasive skin treatments.

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perfect companion treatment for other skin therapies. Winter is also an ideal time to treat yourself to IPL and facial peels. The reduced risk of sun exposure before and after such treatments optimises the outcome and is the perfect time to tackle pigment, tone and texture changes associated with sun damage. Winter skin can look dull, so a professional treatment every three to four weeks is ideal – that’s how long it takes the skin to move through the full cycle of cell growth. A superficial peel or exfoliating treatment will clear away dead skin and enable better absorption of active topical skincare. Regular facials will help to keep your skin clean, clear and hydrated. Your everyday skincare regime may need tweaking during winter as the skin becomes drier and more sensitive. Face Value offers a complementary skin consultation with a skin therapist to make sure you are doing all you can to achieve perfect skin health. Book your complementary consultation now, phone 03 363 8810. www.facevalue.co.nz

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The most important thing you wear is your hair Communication is key when it comes to hair design. You want a hairstylist who is going to listen to what you want but also recommend what they feel is needed to uplift the look further. The hairstylist is, after all, the professional. Metropol sits down with Mike Hamel, coowner of GM Hair Gallery with Glynis Hamel, to talk about the latest in the hair world.

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verybody became their own hairstylist over the lockdown period (if they were brave enough to pick up the scissors). For the team at GM Hair Gallery, it was a well-deserved break but now they’re back into the swing of

things. “We’ve had a good few weeks back; people have been screaming out for haircuts. We had some interesting looks but nothing we haven’t been unable to get back to where they were,” Mike says.

There’s an art to listening and providing input when choosing the perfect styling. For Mike and Glynis, and the team at GM, they have refined this ability. “Everyone has their own secrets, maybe they don’t like their ears or nose. We need to realise those secrets so we can create the best hairstyle, extrapolating as much quality out of them as possible.” But their award-winning hair services aren’t the only thing on offer. Mike Hair Care (MHC) is an amazing international standard product that does wonders for your locks. Reap the benefits of 80 percent less breakage,

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At last! I can Hear Again! During the recent COVID-19 lockdown, we experienced a huge change to our daily lives. The normal buzz of activities and work slowed to a more pedestrian pace and it gave most people a chance to return to a simpler, family life. That is, if both of your ears were working!

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hen your main activities are chatting to the family and watching TV, you very quickly realise how important your hearing is and how much we take this for granted. While locked down, Hear Again received many calls from desperate people whose ears had become blocked with wax and had no options for getting this removed. For some people, this meant a very frustrating several weeks wait until clinics were allowed to re-open and provide the relief they needed. This resulted in many people saying, “At last! I can Hear Again!”.

Managing Director Steve Foster explains, “Wax production in your ears varies greatly from person to person”. “Wax is your ears’ natural cleaning mechanism and is mostly made up of dead skin cells. Some people never have wax blockages forming, but for others it is a regular occurrence. This will not normally cause much of a problem until the ear canal becomes fully blocked, at which point it sounds like you have gone underwater in that ear! It is always best to have excessive wax removed before this occurs, as it is the difference between a routine and pretty urgent procedure.”

Hear Again can remove earwax easily and comfortably using the very latest microsuction techniques. This involves using a small vacuum tube to gently pull the wax out of your ear canal. The procedure takes only a few moments and gives instant relief from a blocked ear. For anyone who has had ear syringing previously, this is very different; as it places no pressure or strain on your ear drum. Ear blockages can also be things other than wax. Steve recalls, “We have removed many interesting things over the years: sand, insects, glitter, beads, seeds and even some 20 year old Play-Doh! Ear infections are also quite common and tend to

stick around for many months if not treated correctly. These can cause itching or burning sensations in the ear and can result in a rather unsavoury discharge leaking out of the ear. Medication to cure these infections rarely work well if the ear is blocked with discharge, so removal of the blockage by micro-suction is the best way to prepare an ear for effective medication.” The friendly team at the Hub in Hornby are happy to check your ears at no cost to see if you need them cleaned and the cost for two ears micro-suctioning is only $45. Include ear cleaning as part of your annual medical warrant of fitness. www.hearagain.co.nz Metropol 25 June, 2020 45


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RISE AND SHINE Keeping shine at bay can be tricky, especially when using highlighting products on the skin. If you have oily or combination skin, using a mattifying product on the T-zone or switching to a powder foundation will help to keep the centre of your face from becoming greasy. However, if dry skin is your Achilles heel, a hydrating primer with a pearl radiance will glow through your base.

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cuisine Pork Stir-Fry There’s nothing like a classic pork stir fry in your culinary repertoire. It’s a simple, no-fuss recipe that the whole family will love. Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

SERVES

4

METHOD

INGREDIENTS

In a wok, heat the vegetable oil until really hot and fry the chilli flakes, garlic and ginger for two minutes.

400g NZ pork fillet, finely sliced 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp chilli flakes 3 garlic cloves, finely diced 1 knob ginger, finely diced 1 cup small broccoli pieces 1 cup sugar snap peas 1 red pepper, finely sliced 1 cup bean sprouts 1 bunch asparagus, sliced 1 carrot, finely sliced into matchsticks

Add the sliced pork and fry until cooked – about five minutes. Add the broccoli, carrot and asparagus and fry until soft. Add the red pepper and snap peas and fry for a further two minutes. Add the seasoning sauces and bean sprouts, then toss together and serve immediately.

To season 4 tbsp light soy sauce 4 tbsp Shaoxing wine 2 tbsp kecap manis – sweet thick soy sauce 2 tsp sesame oil

Did you know? WORDS JESS MURRAY

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ur house is the proud owner of a new air fryer and we don’t know why we didn’t buy one sooner. They’re quick and easy to use, great to clean and a healthier alternative to deep-frying with oil. It’s always fun to find inventive ways to use this little device.

Our latest endeavour was Air Fryer Pork Crackling, arguably one of the most challenging things to get right. Simply dab the skin dry with a paper towel, score with a knife, drizzle with oil and rub with salt and cook skin facing up for one hour at 200 degrees.

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Helping Hospo WORDS MELINDA COLLINS

You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief from the country’s hospitality operators as we moved into Alert Level 1. Gathering restrictions have been removed and all current COVID-19 rules on businesses and services have lifted.

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he move to Level 1 means that many hospitality operators can now begin to reclaim a sense of normality and this will provide customers the much-needed confidence to go out and safely socialise (and spend) again. Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive, Julie White, says our team of five million should be proud of the significant achievement we’ve made in getting to no active COVID-19 cases. “The hospitality sector has also shown incredible resilience throughout this difficult time banding together to ensure that the health and safety of our communities remains paramount,” she says. “They’ve been forced to adapt to different ways of operating

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as each level has decreased, and the restrictions that hospitality operators (and their customers) have had to wrestle with have been incredibly challenging – so, we’re very excited to be getting back to business.” Hospitality New Zealand expects that with restrictions such as social distancing and table service restraints lifted, businesses in the hospitality and accommodation sectors will start to recover and slowly return, over time, to profitability. While some accommodation providers and leisure hotspots saw a return to normal visitor and occupancy levels over Queen’s Birthday weekend, the following day’s return saw a huge dip – with a mere five percent occupancy rate in

the accommodation sector, demonstrating the long road ahead to recovery. The full year forecast predicts 30 percent occupancy (at best) for accommodation and hotel providers. Similarly, the challenges of COVID-19 have also led to a 30 percent reduction in employment across the hospitality sector. While the recently announced changes to the Wage Subsidy extension is expected to assist an additional 40,000 businesses across the country, this alone won’t be enough to save many operators, Julie says. If you’re financially able to, perhaps it’s time to consider taking a domestic ‘Staycation’ (booked through a local travel agent, of course!), heading

out for a much-needed date night at a local restaurant and grabbing some gift vouchers from your favourite venues so you can share the love! “The hospitality sector relies on people – tourists, office workers, social gatherings and foot traffic,” Julie says. “With Kiwis now encouraged to go back to their workplaces, this presents a huge opportunity for people to support their local hospitality businesses. “As a nation, we’ve shown solidarity and performed incredibly well to fight this health crisis. With the transition to Level 1, we can all step up and play our part in supporting the full recovery of Kiwi businesses which have been hit so hard.”


FIG RESTAURANT & BAR Papanui Serving a range of fine cuisines that can truly be described as international to suit any occasion. Situated on site at the Quality Hotel Elms in Papanui and open daily for breakfast and dinner, they pride themselves on their mouth-watering food - including a range of gluten-free and vegetarian options and their comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Coffee from 6am, all day bar menu. Dinner from 5pm 456 Papanui Road, Christchurch e.dine@figrestaurant.co.nz Ph 03 352 4903 www.figrestaurant.co.nz

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A huge thank you to all of our customers for all your support we received during COVID-19. We can cater for morning teas and lunches and also welcome you to dine in or takeaway from a wide range of yummy fresh food and delicious coffee. Prompt, fast and friendly service!

Winter time can’t stop us from creating more delicious dishes for you. Come and explore our new sparkling and refreshing cocktails on the menu. See you in Formosa.

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Fabulous food in the heart of Christchurch’s Health Precinct.

Next level deliciousness - Tender Beef Cheek Massamum Curry. Fabulously aromatic curry with healthy grains blended with “melt in your mouth” beef cheek. Our delicious Grilled Market Fish in a coconut creamy sauce. Just a couple of our fantastic Asian fusion dishes to enjoy with family and friends. Takeaways available.

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THE LONG KNIGHT Halswell/Longhurst Come try our new winter menu, enjoy our warm hospitality, or try one of our amazing platters while watching the Super Rugby & NRL. Head over to our Facebook page to see our weekly 7 day deals! Don’t miss our Fun Quiz nights – Tuesday 7pm – Free entry - Bookings recommended Cnr Hamill Rd & Caulfield Ave, Halswell Open Every Day 11am til Late Ph 03 322 1862 www.longknight.co.nz

YE-CHON KOREAN BBQ Riccarton Ye-Chon is a new Korean BBQ spot serving up a generous range of traditional Korean Cuisine in a contemporary setting. The family thrives to serve genuine Korean food but also share their culture with Christchurch. Ye-Chon specialises in “Korean Barbeque”, a dining format rooted around communal values. Their in-house wetaged cuts grilled over charcoals and generous hospitality is sure to keep you craving! 95 Riccarton Road, Windmill Shopping Centre Open 6 Days: Mon-Sat 11.30am-8.30pm Ph 03 341 3314

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

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

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

Come in to The Eatery for our world famous breakfast board ‘The Birdwood’ and locally made kombucha. Linger for our house roasted coffee and warm service. Open daily 8am-4pm. Great wine list and Three Boys on tap. The Pizzeria is your go to place for artisan, hand-stretched, sourdough pizza. Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-10pm Craft Beer on tap and a stunning wine list.

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JOLLY SEAFOOD CHINESE CUISINE RESTAURANT

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LE BAKERMEN CAFE Wigram

LEVEL ONE CAFE & BAR New Brighton

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

Got fussy eaters? We’ve got something for everyone. From house-made pies, desserts to an extensive cafe menu. Le Bakermen Cafe and Bakery has a big passion for providing quality coffee - with Havana Coffee Works supplied beans, we also provide single origin soft brew coffee.

1/187 Wigram Road, Wigram Open 6 Days, Tues-Sun Ph 03 322 7898 www.jollyseafood.co.nz

187 Wigram Road, Wigram Open 7 Days Ph 03 421 5496 www.lebakermen.co.nz

We’ve become a events destination mecca with bona fide open mic sessions, live music, clothing swaps, annual festivals, book clubs, artist exhibitions and makers markets. Chef purposefully creates a plethora of soul food, which is equal parts local, sustainable and predominantly plant based. Events require little styling with our rich décor, dark green foliage, plush sofa’s. Level 1/217 Marine Parade Ph 03 423 3170 www.levelone.nz Follow us on facebook & instagram for updates

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Food standards based on the famous “Delhi 6” in India. We have an extensive new menu combining with some of your favourite dishes slowly cooked in the traditional way to bring out the true flavours. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free options available. Lunch from $10. First visit receives a 10% Discount! Dine-in - Takeaways - Deliveries - Catering

Locally owned cafe. For lovers of homemade fresh food and locally-roasted, fairtrade coffee. We have good eats, locally sourced crafts and art, and a beaut’ spot for coffee in the afternoon sun on our terrace.

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MELTON ESTATE West Melton Visit Melton Estate in West Melton for a wonderful winery brunch or lunch. Taste award-winning boutique wines. Ideal for family celebrations and corporate events. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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THE PEDAL PUSHER Addington Delicious Meals, Refreshing Beverages, Relaxing Atmosphere. Book your pre-show dinner or drinks and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service. Open: 7 days 11am till late 284 Lincoln Road, Addington Ph 03 335 0095 www.pedalpusherchristchurch.co.nz pedalpusheraddington 54 25 June, 2020 Metropol

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BOO RADLEY’S FOOD & LIQUOR City Centre We are an award winning Southern-USA styled bar & restaurant with a distinctly New Zealand twist. We offer a great sharing plate selection, complimented with exceptional cocktails, a large range of craft beers, a hand-picked wine list and one of the largest selections of Bourbon Whiskey in New Zealand. Level 1/98 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central Open 7 Days Ph. 03 366 9906 www.booradleys.co.nz

TWENTYFOUR CATERING Canterbury Take the work out of your next dinner party. Providing a genuine customer-focused experience using natural products, delivered by our family-focused team. • Private Functions • Weddings • Events • Consulting & Temp Chefs

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

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Recipe

PREPARATION:

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To make the labneh, combine the yoghurt, garlic, oregano, thyme, chilli and salt in a bowl. Stir well to combine.

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Set a sieve over a large bowl. Within the sieve, lay a piece of cheesecloth or new, clean kitchen cloths. Pour the yoghurt mixture into the middle of the cloth, then bring the cloth edges to the centre and secure with a peg or clip.

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Place in the fridge and leave to drain for at least 24 hours, and a maximum of 48 hours. Carefully remove the mixture from the cloth and place into a container and keep refrigerated.

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Moroccan

CHARRED CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH HERBY LABNEH

Moroccan flavours are the ultimate way to add flavour to chicken and we’ve got a nice, easy recipe for you to follow.

INGREDIENTS: Labneh: • 400g tub The Collective Straight Up Unsweetened Yoghurt • 1 clove garlic, minced • ½ tsp dried oregano • ½ tsp dried thyme • Pinch of chilli flakes • ½ tsp salt Chicken skewers: • 500g chicken thigh, diced • 2 tsp Moroccan seasoning/Ras el Hanout • ½ tsp turmeric powder • ½ tsp smoked paprika • Extra virgin olive oil • 1 tbsp runny honey • 1 lemon • 2 pita breads, toasted • Fresh pomegranate, mint and rocket to serve

To make the chicken skewers, marinate the chicken by combining the diced thigh, Moroccan seasoning, turmeric, paprika, a drizzle of olive oil, honey and zest of one lemon. Season with salt and pepper, then stir to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes.

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Thread the chicken pieces onto eight metal or soaked wooden skewers. Bring a BBQ or frying pan to a medium high heat, then cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and cooked through. Cut the zested lemon in half, and place flesh-side down onto the BBQ to caramelise.

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To serve, spread the labneh down the side of a large plate, board or platter. Lay the chicken skewers alongside the labneh, with fresh rocket beneath. Garnish the labneh with olive oil, pomegranate, chopped mint and pepper. Serve with the caramelised lemon and toasted pita bread immediately.

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Tavern ticks all of the boxes Marty and Naomi Fuller are the proud owners of The Elmwood Trading Co., a locally loved tavern that has an amazing community around it. Metropol caught up with Marty about how they’ve been getting on since taking over the reins 22 months ago.

ith a massive grin on his face he tells us that they’ve been “Absolutely thrilled with the response! “We wanted to create a friendly, value for money, local tavern – almost like a home away from home. The Elmwood was already going well, it was established but had a lot of potential in its food operation. So, we brought our chef, Henry Liang, his kitchen and some front of house staff from our previous hotel Trevinos,” Marty raves. A new space meant undertaking the creation of new menus and the addition of daily specials; not to mention adding to their extensive wine list. Some notable newbies are the garlic prawn hot pots and (a personal favourite of ours) the red curry lamb shank – both pictured. The Elmwood is extremely versatile with a separate function area as part of the restaurant, where “we can host meetings, seminars, fundraising quiz nights and birthday parties,” Marty says. “If the event is big enough, we can utilise the whole restaurant.”

If you’re just popping in, they also have a gaming lounge with 18 gaming machines, TAB, huge tv screens and a great outdoor area with year-round heating. Walking into those double doors you can feel the warm energy radiating from the restaurant, the staff and the lovely owners. Marty ecstatically says, “we tick a lot of boxes” and we wholeheartedly agree. www.theelmwood.co.nz

Longhurst’s luxe local

The Long Knight is a family-friendly gastro pub with delicious meals and snacks to cater for most taste buds.

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appily situated in the heart of the Longhurst and Knight Stream subdivisions, opposite the Longhurst Medical Centre, with outdoor seating overlooking Greenaway Park, it is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a cool drink and warm hospitality. Premium beverages and amazing cocktails are a must-try, along with their new winter menu! Every evening is special at The Long Knight – on

Monday, mouth-watering ribs are $20; Tuesday features happy hour from 5pm-7pm and a regular pub quiz night starts at 7pm; Wednesdays offer a $20 burger and pint; Thursday night every house beer, wine or spirit is just $7 and on Fridays there is happy hour from 5pm-7pm with live sport. Saturday has live sport on the big screens and you can cap off a great weekend with a Sunday roast at just $20.

Not to mention, once a month there’s Musical Bingo! The Long Knight has a hidden gem with its acrossthe-bar Bottle Shoppe sales, so you can purchase your takeaways on your way home or when setting off to your friends’ BBQ or party. If you are organising a fundraiser for

your sporting club, school or kindy, look no further, because The Long Knight is well known for its quiz or music bingo fundraiser nights which can be tailored to your needs. Open from 11am to late every day, the Long Knight has lots to offer. Head in and find out for yourself. www.longknight.co.nz

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A hidden gem in Sockburn! Complete with a menu that’ll make your eyes feel bigger than your belly everytime. Oscars also offers a great range of sweet & savoury cabinet options too! All food is proudly handmade on site! Open 6 Days Mon - Sat 125 Main South Road www.facebook.com/oscarsdinercafe

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A cut above the rest Making the most of the lockdown, Douglas Furniture took out the mirror to reflect on its processes and how the team can better improve them. After operating in Christchurch for more than 65 years and being one of the more established joineries in New Zealand, they managed to find uncharted territory. We caught up with Howard Nossiter about their latest expedition in the furniture world.

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he business is more commonly known for providing bespoke joinery and light steel fabrication. Capabilities and experience “cover anything from built-in and standalone residential and commercial joinery, through to a complete design and fit-out service,” Howard says. But there is something very exciting in the woodworks for this beloved local, a range that will set to put them a cut above the rest. “We’re

in the process of finishing an environmentally friendly furniture range, name yet to be determined,” Howard explains. What sets this range apart from what is already on offer is where the materials come from. The range of furniture will be generated from their offcuts, creating a truly unique and bespoke offer. The team at Douglas Furniture noticed that, because of the truly bespoke

nature of their business, “there were increasing volumes of off cuts destined for landfill – it has become a challenge in terms of finding a home for them”. So, what better way was there to rehome unused materials than bringing to life their latest escapade. The range includes, “Standard designs where clients can pick and choose what they want – feet, handles, everything that was going into landfill”.

You may be thinking, why now? “We are constantly questioning our practices and how we can reduce impact on the environment,” Howard says. “Now more than ever, there is a similar push from our commercial and corporate clients. So, with this range you’ll be told the value of how much landfilled space each piece saved, upon purchase”. This awesome new idea definitely has our green tick of approval! www.joinerybydouglas.co.nz

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Hillside Haven Specialist hill builders Fleetwood Construction receive most of their commissions through word of mouth recommendations, and the newly completed home on Cashmere Hill is no exception.

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in the Master Builders House of the Year competition. “We thoroughly enjoyed building this home,” Sam says.

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and then throughout the build speaking almost daily to them about the finer details.” The clients met a few builders before deciding to build with Fleetwood. “We felt like Sam is totally honest, we definitely got that vibe from him. Plus, we visited a friend’s house that Sam had built and they are really happy with it. We love what Fleetwood Construction has created for us – it’s finished really nicely and feels like quality,” says owner Jessica. The house is a mix of modern and traditional design, featuring crisp clean lines. Nine aluminium columns run the full height of both floors, making the home feel grand and telling a strong architectural story. Signature touches abound, starting with the blush pink front door which hints at the stylish interior throughout and leads to the kitchen/living area with its stunning views, balcony, and custom balustrade. “The team really enjoyed seeing all of the finishing details come together at the end, when the build became a home for our excited owners,” Sam says.


Pretty in Pink

It has been the darling of recent times – millennial pink has appeared in all walks of life from clothing (men’s and women’s), products, accessories, hair and makeup, and interiors.

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t’s a colour that may not be going away anytime soon but the sweeter truer shades of pink we’ve been seeing in recent years are morphing in two directions – to dusky peach/nudes and to soft fresh lilacs. In this room, using two muted peachy pinks together means that the space doesn’t become overpowering. The lighter colour, Resene Sorbet, is used as a

neutral, leaving the darker colour Resene Just Dance, as a feature wall to frame the white linen sofa. Adding to the soft, weathered look is a distressed floor where Resene Poured Milk is used over a basecoat of Resene Rebel, then sanded back in random areas. The pendant light is in Resene Despacito, the tall vase is Resene Irresistible and the small vase is in Resene Rose Gold, a new

metallic from Resene. As with millennial pink, this newer colour is not one specific colour but can be many. Think salmon, wafer, biscuit, nude and pale coral. In combination, these colours are like a pale, glorious sunset. The surge of smoky pink and peach into our current culture has opened the door for androgynous and adult pinks

of so many different shades. It’s gentle, compassionate, composed, free-spirited nurturing and youthful. It can be used as an accent colour or as a neutral depending on which version of the colour you choose – the muddier versions work well as neutrals. It’s not sickly sweet, but can be sophisticated, glamorous and edgy.

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Paint Colours Back wall: Resene Just Dance, side wall in Resene Sorbet, distressed floor in Resene Poured Milk over a base coat of Resene Rebel. Side table: Resene Sunbaked Base of jute ottoman: Resene Colorwood Pitch Black Mesh platter: Resene XOXO Pendant light: Resene Despacito Vases: Resene Irresistible (tall), Resene BFF (medium) and Resene FX Metallic Rose Gold (small)


What are the best ways to add colour and flair to the WC or powder room? Adding colour and texture helps bring the space to life. Create interest by adding wallpaper, mirrors and feature lighting. If your bathroom boasts a mostly neutral design with a white vanity, an accent wall behind your vanity and mirror will create visual interest. Whatever your home’s interior theme is, it is important to have the same continuous design flow with the rest of the house.

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Small rooms with big impact Think small rooms need to eschew style? Then think again! Metropol catches up with award-winning Interior Designer Angelique Armstrong from Armstrong Interiors about how to create small rooms with big impact.

What are the golden rules with wallpaper patterns in small rooms? Nowadays the singular feature wall is just not quite enough and it is popular to wallpaper an entire room. I prefer two walls if need be; it’s less predictable. Wallpaper can be very effective in a small space; adding interest by creating a beautiful focal point, creating depth in a room with short walls and making low ceilings look taller. Wallpaper has the ability to be the hero of the room or subtlety to pull everything together. I like to incorporate colour, depth and texture. How can you add storage to a small room? Furniture is a clever way to create more storage. Look out for coffee tables and consoles with drawers and cupboard space, while a customised wall unit will help clear excess clutter from your useful surfaces and tables. In the bedroom, invest in bedside cabinets with drawers or ottomans with storage, beds with drawers underneath are handy or you can utilise storage boxes. Phone: 03 356 2636 Email: office@armstronginteriors.co.nz Instagram: armstronginteriorsltd www.armstronginteriors.co.nz

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How do you make small spaces feel bigger? When decorating a small room, ‘less is more’. If furniture and accessories block the view into a room, it will look cramped. Moving furniture away from walkways will open up the space and make it feel larger. Use a few large, simple pieces of furniture or accessories in place of several smaller pieces, which make a space look cluttered. With open space and large blocks of colour, the room will appear to be more calm and comfortable. Positioning a large mirror opposite a window will bring the outside in and create depth, while hanging a mirror opposite a doorway will give the illusion of space.


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ADAPTING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES Through these past few challenging months, ‘home’ has been at the centre of our ‘bubble’ lifestyles. Ways of living and working have altered, with the experience also influencing thinking on home design. Craig South, of South Architects, suggests good architecture will continue to add value in today’s fast changing world.

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s New Zealanders, we have all played our part in responding to an unprecedented event and borne the impacts of it. We have all had to find our own solutions. As business owners, we are seeing an opportunity to look at being more streamlined in the way we think and operate our company. While working from home options are being explored, we remain committed to our collaborative approach to team engagement and client meetings. We will continue to travel when possible in order to meet project partners out of Christchurch. Although online video calling was a good substitute when we could not meet in person, we still feel that it is best to have those important face to face meetings and the collegiality that comes with them. Traditionally, austere times such as economic depressions have paved the way to new and interesting architecture. We can see stirrings of this already in our own practice, with an upsurge of recent enquiry from people seeking alterations to existing dwellings now that they are more aware of shortcomings through having spent much more time at home this year. In the new home market, we are starting to see changes in priorities too. Client briefs are shifting towards favouring homes that cater well to inter-generational needs of extended family, both young and old. The established trend towards smaller, more energy-efficient homes will continue to

grow, and I think we can also expect further interest in shared cost co-housing or development arrangements. At such a time as this and now more than ever, it is prudent to seek the guidance of a registered professional architect with the training and experience to add value, so that your project potential can be maximised. Of course, working with an architect does involve a cost, but it pays to remember that the architect’s fee is only a small part of the total cost. With a professional architect comes peace of mind that the design process is in the best possible hands. They will take the time needed to understand your priorities, what’s important to you and how you want to live, with the site and environment also feeding into the design process. In times of austerity, this is still the best way to protect your investment. If you have a new home project in mind, we do strongly recommend starting a conversation with an expert who can advise you on how best to achieve a tailored design to meet your budget and brief. We know from experience that good architecture combines functionality with fun, delivering a lifestyle that is both relaxing and inspiring. We wish everyone a safe journey ahead and extend our thanks to all those working to support their families and communities at this time. www.allso.co.nz

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Update a tired kitchen For many of us, a stretch of time to reflect and plan was an unexpected addition to our year, a rare positive effect of our lockdown experience. With time on our hands, all to be spent in our homes, we were able to think about what we would like to change, and take the time to consider and research options.

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.F. Turnbull, where the inhouse saying is, ‘if you think it could be spray finished, give us a call because it probably can,’ was available throughout lockdown for enquiries and they are now busy bringing that work to fruition. “We’ve always been a costeffective option for making fittings and furniture new again,” co-owner Monique Turnbull says. “But now more and more people are considering how to get what they want with less impact on the environment. By changing the colour, you get to reuse and so reduce waste going to landfill and energy used in manufacturing new.”

This year the longstanding company is further enhancing its green credentials, working with suppliers to start phasing out solvent based products in favour of waterborne applications. “We find that many kitchens are already well laid out and some are kitchens by name designers. They often only need minor alterations such as changing a cupboard to drawers, removing or replacing cupboards over fridge, microwave areas or oven surrounds,” Monique says. “A fresh surface and adding new handles can be all you need to bring a kitchen up to date.” The team can strip back surfaces but it is not usually

necessary. “We can recolour any type of kitchen surface that manufacturers can make. Even doors where the plastic coating is breaking down, we can remove the coating and apply the colour you want to the underlying substrate,” Monique adds. Often clients are happy with the existing colour of their joinery but some parts of the kitchen have become a little tired. “A refinish to match the original and its like a new kitchen again. It is also an easy way to refresh the kitchen if you are looking to sell, or if you have just moved in and are looking to make your new home ‘feel like you’.”

M.F. Turnbull Kitchen Renewal are also the experts for refinishing bathroom vanities, wardrobe doors, internal doors, and all kinds of furniture from a lampstand through to bedroom or dining suites. The team thrives on challenges and loves it if an unusual request comes in. The challenge can sometimes lie in bringing out of people’s heads the vision that they have. By talking through the end goal using samples and options to clarify, the team is very good at turning visions into reality. Send your enquiry with photos through the website or to info@ mfturnbull.co.nz and they can give you an estimate or call them to discuss on 03 365 2519. www.mfturnbull.co.nz Metropol 25 June, 2020 65


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Local shops get upgrade Earthquake strengthening work has started at the block of shops on the corner of Straven and Riccarton Roads.

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riority Projects, a fit-out, design-build and project management company, is working to upgrade the buildings to 100 percent of the NBS code. Project Manager Jason Turner says construction is expected to take six months, but as work is being done in stages, any disruption will be kept to a minimum. As well as strengthening the 30-year-old building located at 90 Riccarton Road, a new upgraded fire system will be installed and they will bring all accessible toilets up to compliance. “Already, the front canopy has been deglazed, we’re using Uracryl paint on the structural steel canopy frame which prolongs longevity, and new aluminium composite panels will be installed above the replacement shopfront

towards the end of the project. “It’s being brought up to 100 percent of the building code. We’ve been working with the building owners for the last eight months through the design and consenting process, and property managers and tenants.” The Christchurch City Council has worked alongside Priority Projects to allow the utilisation of parking spaces to help minimise disruption to pedestrian and traffic flows in the immediate area. Since 2009, the Priority Projects team have been offering comprehensive project management of commercial fit-outs, designbuild, feasibility studies, earthquake repairs, rebuilds and new construction projects, that stick to the core values of quality, value and results.

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ax’s aesthetic results in buildings that not only generate emotion, but perform as the healthiest environment possible for those who dwell in them. His Rockinghorse Road project encapsulates this holistic approach: attention to detail has produced a home that performs to a very high standard, is energy efficient and does not require heating during winter. An enhanced timber frame utilises thicker timber and an airtight membrane with interior service cavities to reduce thermal bridging and achieve airtightness and provide well above standard thermal

performance and triple-glazed windows are a feature. Clad in a combination of macrocarpa vertical timber board, and batten and shiplap profile, the three distinct volumes within the home are simple in their shapes, but the subtle complexity of Max’s design means the house marries with its natural setting at sea level on the estuary. “The main idea was to minimise the visual scale of the building through fragmenting mass,” Max says. The flood prone situation next to the estuary needed a solution and Max responded to the challenge by creating a small hill as a base for the

second volume, with each volume connected by a bridge, smaller in scale, this volume includes the entrance. “I love the way the three volumes relate to each other, it is a real accomplishment of creativity meeting context,” Max says. Peter Bielski Managing Director of Ethos homes built the house. “He was thorough the whole way and communication was clear – it was good to talk through issues on site,” Max adds. Peter says, “working with Max was a good fit: his design was stunning and building high-performance homes is our forté”.

Ethos Homes was born of a desire to bring Peter’s experience of German highperformance homes to the market. “Healthy, sustainable homes enhance the lives of those that live in them,” Peter says. Recognised as Certified Passive House experts in Canterbury, all Ethos projects are blower door tested for airtightness. “We are passionate that every build provides the best in energy efficiency, health, comfort, and sustainability,” Peter says. “I put my integrity on the line for every home we build.”

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owners Joris and Natasha Sanders are thrilled to be able to offer this service to new and existing clients from their stateof-the-art workshop at 480 Selwyn Street. “The inspection itself, and any necessary rechecks, will be carried out by an independent VTNZ inspector onsite,” Natasha says. “Any repair work that is required can be estimated

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NO 1 IN CAR WASHING QUICKEST, CLEANEST, GREENEST

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sing the latest technology and a state-of-the-art water reclaiming system, Auto Express Wash has revolutionised the way we keep our vehicles sparkling clean. Located at 530b Sawyers Arms Road, the company has streamlined the car washing process, eliminating any hard work, queues or delays.

Once you’ve checked in at the paystation, your vehicle connects to the Express Tunnel Wash conveyor system and your car is clean in just four minutes. Auto Express Wash recycles 80 percent of water used, as well as stocks biodegradable soaps and detergents. The efficient reclaiming system

also means they only use the required amount of water needed during each wash. Multiple cars can use the car wash at once, meaning up to 200 can be cleaned at the site per hour. As well as the car wash, you can also opt for the Super Dry & Shine polish service, a Silicon Tyre Shine, and a six-bay vacuum area is

also available for customer use. While you’re visiting Auto Express Wash, also look into their Barking Clean Self-Serve Dog Wash; Air Care Sanitiser; fleet and corporate options, and pre-paid wash cards. For more, call 0800 5333 555 or email info@ autoexpresswash.co.nz. www.autoexpresswash.co.nz

Ph: 0800 5333 555 530b Sawyers Arms Rd, Chch

Quickest: From 4 mins per wash. Multiple pay options. Washes start from $18. Cleanest: The very best clean for your car anywhere. Drive away with a dry car. Greenest: We recycle 80% of our water and use biodegradable detergents.

In Canterbury call 022 658 2957 or on

0800 KERBED 0800 537 233

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motoring

TOP OF ITS AUTOMOTIVE GAME WORDS NICHOLAS HENARE

SKODA WAS FOUNDED IN 1850 AS AN ARMS PRODUCER BEFORE LATER MOVING INTO TRANSPORTATION IN 1895.

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t was Skoda that produced the velocipede bicycle and the later Czechdesigned Panzer 38(t) armored vehicle became one of the world’s best at the time. The 1960s saw an increase in exporting from Czechoslovakia, with models like the Octavia Super and in the 70s and 80s it was the Rapid and Estelle that were the big sellers. Today Skoda is one of the world’s best car developers, with revenue in the billions. Now part of the Volkswagen family, Skoda is at the top of its automotive

game. The 2018 Superb was my personal car of the year with some outstanding features and ‘bang for buck’. It’s a theme that has continued with the new Skoda Karoq 110kW MY20. With a price point of $44,990 for petrol and $50,990 for diesel, you can start going over the list of features and it’s got everything it takes to tick the box as a great value, strong performing family SUV. Automatic tail gate opening is also a good start. The turbo petrol version seems to be quite economical on gas.

The 110kW provides enough power and 250 Nm, enough torque; 0-100 in 8.8 isn’t a Ferrari but it’s not meant to be one! The cabin has a simple but elegant interior with lots of room and expansive windscreen and Apple car play and connectivity are downright easy. The lines are so good, it took me a good five minutes to find the USB point hidden under a cover near the centre console. With a five-year warranty up to 150,000km, it seems like a pretty simple buy. Electric folding, heated side mirrors are great for the winter days and the Skoda carpet lighting on the doors allow you to look for the puddles when stepping out after a good rain. Leather seating isn’t standard, but you can up spec the whole car including alloys and steering wheel for an extra $3,500. The breaking assist is nice and gentle too, airbags, side assist and reversing camera are all there, so for the safety conscious, you get a lot for this low price point. It’s simple and cost-effective and these days, simple and cost effective are very important. Check it out at Miles Continental for your own test drive.

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2017 Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 HSE Facelift NZ New 1 Owner only 53,000kms!, Attractive Nara Bronze Metallic/ Black Leather combination with additional Lower Nara Bronze Colour-coding and 21” HSE Sports Alloys in Black, Black Roof, Panoramic Glass Roof, Facelift revised Screen with new Gen 2 NZ NAV/Bluetooth Streaming/Ambient Lighting, Push Button Start, Multiple Airbags and more!. All set for Winter use

2017 Audi Q2 1.4 TSI Quattro 110KW NZ New only 26,000kms!, White with Black Leather, Heated/Electric Seats, LED Lighting, 7 Speed Auto, Very economical 1.4 TSI Petrol engine, Electric Tailgate, Cruise Control, Audi MMI CD/Stereo/ Bluetooth Phone/NZ Nav/Reverse Camera, Push Button Keyless start, Towbar fitted, Quattro 4WD etc. Late model, low kms and popular model!

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2015 BMW X5 30d xDrive Motorsport 8 Spd Black Package

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NZ New, Hard to get with the purists 6 Speed Manual gearbox, 19” M3 Sports Alloys in Black, Raised M3 Aggressive Bonnet, Full Leather M3 Sports Seats with Heating, Dual Sports Exhausts, Carbon Style interior inlays and Roof, Push Button Start, Full Electrics etc. This will hold value very well and yet is still a blast to drive!

2008 Aston Martin DB9 6.0 V12 Facelift Coupe

2013 Mercedes Benz A180 AMG Package

Just 29kms travelled, Facelift 19” Sports Alloys with Red Brake Calipers, Upgraded Two-tone Black/Red Leather Sports Seats, Parking Sensors, Dual Exhausts which sound stunning!, Factory CD/Stereo/Nav with Bluetooth, Red Stitch detailing, Full Electrics etc. James Bond style and looks!

Factory AMG Package with 18 inch AMG Sports Alloys, Styling and interior detailing, Multiple Airbags, 7 Speed Automatic, Privacy Glass, LED Lights, Mercedes Command CD/Stereo/ Bluetooth/AUX/NZ Navigation, Parking Sensors, NZ Radio conversion, Reverse Camera fitted, 1.6 Turbocharged, Full Electrics etc. A smart look in Red!

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